Ida M. Tarbell: A Progressive Look at Lincoln

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As the muckraking journalist of McClure’s Magazine who helped focus national attention on the trust problem in the first decade of the twentieth century, Ida M. Tarbell is forever linked with the reforming spirit of the Progressive Era. Like many others at that time, Tarbell was disturbed by the effect of rapid industrialization on workers …

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Who Invented the Internet? A First-Hand Account

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ON OCTOBER 3, 1969, two computers at remote locations “spoke” to each other over the Internet for the first time. Connected by 350 miles of leased telephone line, the two machines, one at the University of California in Los Angeles and the other at Stanford Research Institute in Palo Alto, attempted to transmit the simplest …

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The Jekyll and Hyde Myth Of Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest

A few miles near Tuscumbia, Alabama, the Confederate Army marched along the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. Private Phillip D. Stephenson, loader of piece No. 4, 5th Washington Artillery, Army of Tennessee, had fallen behind. It was as if the hunger in his belly had moved down to his legs and feet, hollowing out the muscles …

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