Diverse Threads in the History of the United States: The Life of Booker T. Washington

Booker T Washington

“What’s resulted in the decades since is supposed to be an opportunity for White people and their institutions to redress their perpetual erasure of the roles of Black folks in building this country on our backs… What we’ve been given, however, is a rote acknowledgment of the same five people — Rosa Parks, Martin Luther …

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The Compromise of 1850: America’s Final Attempt to Pretend Slavery is OK

The Compromise of 1850: America's Final Attempt to Pretend Slavery is OK 1

Imagine that your house is on fire.  You see it, but instead of calling the fire department, you turn your back and pretend that it’s not happening. And then you look again, grimace, and sign a compromise with the house saying you’ll get to dealing with it in a little bit.  Hopefully, the house can …

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The Second Punic War: Hannibal marches against Rome

second punic war

The thin, alpine air rushes between the two towering mountains dominating the horizon; whipping past you, biting your skin and icing your bones.  When you’re not freezing where you stand, you’re hearing and seeing ghosts; worried that a band of barbarous, war mongering Gauls — eager to plunge their swords into any chest that wanders …

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Norse Gods and Goddesses Pantheon: The Mythology of the Nordic Viking Deities

Norse Gods

Even today, hundreds of Icelanders worship the ancient Norse gods. But who exactly were these deities?  The Norse pantheon is made up of many characters and is dominated by a complex story strung together by murky, often incomplete chapters. Indeed, at times we know the names of some gods but are left only to guess …

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