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‘What stays with you latest and deepest?’: PBS Series Examines the Civil War Through Poetry

Now in its third season, PBS’s “Poetry in America,” centers on one iconic American poem each episode ...
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Abraham Lincoln Excelled in Wrestling—What Other Sports Did He Play?

During Abraham Lincoln’s final year in Springfield, Illinois, in 1860, before he was elected America's 16th president, folks would sometimes ...
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How Many Times Has the US Has Officially Declared War?

The United States has officially declared war 11 times during five separate military conflicts. According to the Constitution (Article I, ...
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Gangsters of Capitalism Review: Was Smedley Butler the Embodiment of American Imperialism?

War is a racket, they say. Then by extension, what about capitalism? ...
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In Vietnam, Americans Pioneered New Type of Counterinsurgency

Scholars Daniel examine the evolution of counterinsurgency doctrine and practice over the last two centuries, including in Vietnam ...
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“Bombs Away” LeMay: America’s Unapologetic Champion of Waging Total War

From bomber general and self-professed war criminal to head of Strategic Air Command, Curtis LeMay divided America but always kept ...
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Abraham Lincoln’s Family: Meet the Key Members

Abraham Lincoln came from the humblest of beginnings. His wife Mary Todd hailed from a wealthy clan. Their lives together ...
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7 Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

In the early 20th century, millions of African Americans migrated from the rural South to the urban North to seek ...
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How the Landlocked State of Nebraska Got its Own Navy

Despite the lack of necessity for standing maritime security forces, the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska continues on, ...
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We Know Who Shot William McKinley—But Who Shot The Final Photo of Him?

Many photographers working around Buffalo that awful Friday thought they had made the last image of William McKinley alive and ...
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