The Bixby Letter: A New Analysis Casts Doubt

The Bixby Letter: A New Analysis Casts Doubt 1

One of the most extravagantly admired of all Lincoln documents is the letter to the Widow Bixby, written on November 21, 1864. James G. Randall and Richard N. Current declared that it “stands with the Gettysburg address as a masterpiece in the English language.”[1] Another Lincoln biographer, David A. Anderson, claimed that “Lincoln’s three greatest …

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“Without a Second’s Warning” The Heppner Flood of 1903

“Without a Second’s Warning” The Heppner Flood of 1903 2

Atop a hill in the rolling wheat fields and grazing lands of Morrow County lies the Heppner cemetery. A walk through its manicured lawns and orderly clusters of grave markers reveals much about the community nestled in the narrow valley below. The cemetery’s ample room for growth speaks to the town of Heppner’s confidence in …

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Roe v. Wade: A Decision for the Decades

Roe v. Wade: A Decision for the Decades 3

The Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, arguably the most hotly debated in recent decades, has produced an impressive body of historical scholarship.[1] The leading histories have focused on the evolution of the arguments and alliances that shape abortion debate today, rights-based pro-life and pro-choice arguments, alliances between women’s rights leaders and public health …

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Chicano Movement: Young Mexican Americans Seeking Change

Chicano Movement

“THEY SAY THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION, but we have only to look around us to know the truth. We look at the schools … the houses we live in … the few opportunities … the dirt in the streets … and we know.” [2] José Angel Gutiérrez spoke these words on 1 April 1963, to …

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