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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

12 Jul
American Revolutionary War General John Sullivan

American Revolutionary War General John Sullivan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

INTERACTIVE: The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
This Smithsonian website skillfully integrates Flash video and text to examine armed conflicts involving the U.S. from the Revolutionary War to the war in Iraq. Each conflict contains a brief video clip, statistical information, and a set of artifacts. There is also a Civil War mystery, an exhibition self-guide, and a teacher’s guide. The New American Roles (1899-present) section contains an introductory movie and short essay on the conflict as well as historic images and artifacts.

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America’s True History of Religious Tolerance

12 Jul
Richard Warren, among 10 passengers in the lan...

Richard Warren, among 10 passengers in the landing party, when the Mayflower arrived at Cape Cod, November 11, 1620 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

America’s True History of Religious Tolerance

In the storybook version most of us learned in school, the Pilgrims came to America aboard the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in 1620. The Puritans soon followed, for the same reason. Ever since these religious dissidents arrived at their shining “city upon a hill,” as their governor John Winthrop called it, millions from around the world have done the same, coming to an America where they found a welcome melting pot in which everyone was free to practice his or her own faith.

The problem is that this tidy narrative is an American myth. The real story of religion in America’s past is an often awkward, frequently embarrassing and occasionally bloody tale that most civics books and high-school texts either paper over or shunt to the side. And much of the recent conversation about America’s ideal of religious freedom has paid lip service to this comforting tableau.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Americas-True-History-of-Religious-Tolerance.html#ixzz20SYHwKvj

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Wait For It…The Mongols!

12 Jul

In which John Green teaches you, at long last, about the most exceptional bunch of empire-building nomads in the history of the world, the Mongols! How did the Mongols go from being a relatively small band of herders who occasionally engaged in some light hunting-gathering to being one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world? It turns out Genghis Khan was a pretty big part of it, but you probably already knew that. The more interesting questions might be, what kind of rulers were they, and what effect did their empire have on the world we know today? Find out, as John FINALLY teaches you about the Mongols.

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History Of World War II: The Camps

12 Jul
Soviet POWs standing before a barracks in Maut...

Soviet POWs standing before a barracks in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History Of World War II: The Camps

World War II: The Camps”>History of World War II: The Camps

These were the unspeakable and ghastly tools used to force a society made up only of Hitler‘s “master race.” Within the thousands of camps he placed those he considered sub-human, including Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, criminals, communists, prisoners of warJehovah’s Witnesses, intellectuals and the mentally ill. None of these millions of captives were given any form of judicial process, and were used as slave-laborers before being massacred.

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6 Famous Symbols That Don’t Mean What You Think Read more: 6 Famous Symbols That Don’t Mean What You Think

12 Jul

Six Famous Symbols that Don’t Mean What You Think

The entire point of using a symbol is that it conveys meaning and saves space — you see one picture of a stick figure in a dress and you no longer need the phrase “This is the place where female humans can discharge waste.” But what is fascinating is that sometimes the meaning of a symbol will get lost to history, but we’ll just keep right on using it anyway.

6. The Jesus Fish Is a Vagina

Kevin Jaako

Apart from the cross, the most ubiquitous symbol of Christianity is the ichthys, known to us as the Jesus Fish, and today it appears predominantly in its natural habitat — car bumpers. The ichthys actually dates right back to ancient times, when Christianity was still an obscure sect, and considering that fish and fishing were frequently used as symbols in the Bible, you could argue that it’s a more appropriate symbol for the teachings of Christ than the device used to torture and kill him.

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WashLaw, Legal Research on The Web

12 Jul
Washburn University School of Law

Washburn University School of Law (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WashLaw, Legal Research on The Web

WashLaw Web

WashLaw Web provides users with links to law-related materials on the Internet.
Generally speaking, the information is arranged alphabetically, by subject, and by geographic location. All links on WashLaw Web are maintained by staff members of the Washburn University School of Law Library. Areas included are Federal Law, State Law, Foreign Law, International Law, General Law links and Resources for Lawyers.

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The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

12 Jul
Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Cons...

Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, 06/04/1919 – 06/04/1919 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

The Fight for Women’s Suffrage

“On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship”

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