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Few Americans wanted to accept Jewish refugees before World War II

As more U.S. politicians voice their opposition to allowing Syrian refugees into the country after the Paris attacks, Twitter account @HistOpinion is …

World War II

What Do We Do Now In America The Same Way We Did It 100 Years Ago?

Can we crowdsource a history story?<p>Often you add insightful information to stories I have posted and sometimes you suggest new stories for me to write. I feel like we are in a partnership.<p>So, I wondered further, if you would like to help me brew up a story ...<p>If not, that's OK. No pressure. I will …

artisanal

The More the Merrier: Would a Multi-Party System Work in America?

Throughout most of America's history, we've had a two-party political system, but the divisive and competitive politics of the Democrats and Republicans have many Americans wondering whether we'd be better off with a multi-party system.<p>In the beginning, there were two parties: Adams and Hamilton's …

Political Science

Sheriff to Announce South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields to Be Fired: Sources

The school resource officer who was caught on camera violently flipping a South Carolina high school student at her desk has been fired, authorities announced Wednesday.<p>Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said an internal investigation over the Monday incident at Spring Valley High School in Columbia …

Justice

Today the US sets a record for not having a president die in office

The fact that Barack Obama woke up today marks a major historical milestone—yet it’s likely to go largely unnoticed. It’s now been 18,967 days since a US president died in office. That means the nation has now entered its longest period without losing a president to an assassin or illness.<p>This …

Secret Service

Howard Zinn: “The American Empire has always been a bipartisan project”

In a 2008 essay, Zinn discusses what the classroom didn’t teach him about American imperialism<p>With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. …

World History

History of American Slavery: What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

In Episode 9, the finale episode of the inaugural <b>Slate Academy</b>, the History of American Slavery, hosts Rebecca Onion and Jamelle Bouie discuss …

Black History

Confederate Flag Supporters In Georgia Indicted On Terrorism Charges

On Monday, 15 supporters of the Confederate battle flag were indicted on terrorism charges in Douglas County, in the Atlanta suburbs.<p>The 15 accused are charged with making terroristic threats and violating an anti-street gang ordinance during a July 25 incident in which a group of white men in …

Justice

It's Time To Ditch Columbus Day And Replace It With THIS

It’s Time To Ditch Columbus Day And Replace It With THIS (VIDEO)<p>October 10, 2015Marc Belisle History<p>In 1258, as Mongol hordes swept west after …

35 Depression Era Photos That Put American History into Perspective

Major works and never-before-seen snapshots are on display in a new 170,000-piece library.<p>In 1937, Congress transformed a dysfunctional, New Deal agency into The Farm Security Administration. The plan: rehabilitate America's rural communities by buying out failing farms and setting up subsistence …

National Endowment for the Arts

Nine things you may not know about Jimmy Carter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jimmy Carter's presidency swirled with turmoil, but his post-White House work promoting human rights, democracy and peace has earned him high praise. Here are a few facts about Carter, who turns 91 in October, to help reflect on the long life of America's 39th president:<p><b>1. The son of a</b> …

The Civil Rights Movement in the US: Fiftieth Anniversary of the Watts Rebellion | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>August 11, 1965 represented a turning point in the struggle for African American liberation</i><p><i>Just five days after the signing of the Voting Rights Act</i> …

The most incredible natural phenomena around the world

Some of these natural phenomena are so bizarre that it can be tough to believe they exist, but the breathtaking and eerie wonders reveal nature's immense power.<p>From a bright pink lake in Australia to the Northern Lights, here are some of the world's most fascinating natural marvels.

Nature

“Was the Civil War fought over slavery?”: Here’s the video to show idiots who think the answer is “No”

Col. Ty Seidule, head of the department of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point lowers the boom<p>The next time an annoying friend or relative attempts to argue that the Civil War was fought over anything other than slavery, here's the definitive response delivered by Colonel Ty Seidule, …

War

The most successful slave rebellion in history created an independent Haiti and secured the Louisiana Purchase and the expansion of North American Slavery.

<i>This article supplements Episode 5 of The History of American Slavery, our inaugural Slate Academy. Please join Slate’s Jamelle Bouie and Rebecca</i> …

Black History

The insidious violence of #AllLivesMatter

As the defacement of a Sandra Bland mural reminds us, the hashtag is little more than racism disguised as inclusion<p>In the social media battleground over race and policing, the debate seems to be a matter of two warring hashtags: #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter. Recently, another symbolic …

Black Lives Matter

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Pacific Ocean

The War Was Won Before Hiroshima—And the Generals Who Dropped the Bomb Knew It

Visitors to the National Air and Space Museum—America’s shrine to the technological leading edge of the military industrial complex—hear a familiar …

Here's What the Statue of Liberty Looked Like in the 1800s

Transporting the Statue of Liberty from Paris to its permanent home in New York City was quite the task. The entire statue was built in parts and …

New York City

Blue Moon in Pictures, 7.31

Aeronautics

Alaska Experiencing Two Sizable Earthquakes Leads to the Big One? · Guardian Liberty Voice

Alaska recently experienced two sizable earthquakes within the last 48 hours of each other which may lead to the big one… or, maybe it will not. The …

US civil rights march sets out from historic Selma

<b>Civil rights campaigners in the US have begun a 40-day march to highlight what they say is a fresh attack on equal rights for African Americans.</b><p>They set out from Selma, Alabama - the starting point 50 years ago for a march in support of watershed legislation enabling black people to vote.<p>Activists …

Black History

People are starting to walk differently because of texting

People who look at their phones while they walk subconsciously "shorten their step length, reduce step frequency, lengthen the time during which both feet are in contact with the ground and increase obstacle clearance height,"say researchers, effectively modifying their gait in order to compensate …

Text Messaging

Teaching with the Internet; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Google In My Classroom

<i>This piece is being published to coincide in real time with Adeline Koh’s keynote at Illiads 2015.</i><p>On a walk last week, my husband asked me what I was …

Teaching

Highly active volcano erupts on Indian Ocean island amid frenzy over plane debris

Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.<p>As the volcano spewed red-hot lava high up in the air in Reunion's southeastern …

NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets

It may not be Earth's exact twin, but it's a pretty close cousin.<p>NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the most Earth-like alien planet yet …

Hiroshima: 70 years on, one survivor remembers the horror of the world's first atomic bombing

As Japan marks 70 years since the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bombs, Yukiko Nakabushi talk about her crusade against nuclear weapons<p>It was a warm summer’s morning and five-year-old Yukiko Nakabushi was the first to arrive at nursery school. She sat playing quietly as she waited for her friends to …

W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

<b>By Vincent Intondi</b><p>When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful interests told him: "Mind your own business." In fact, African American leaders have long …

Black History

Growing unrest: volcanoes rumble and are shaken by earthquakes from Mexico to the Philippines

<b>July 2015</b> – <b>GEOLOGY</b> – Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Centre said in its daily report that the volcano registered a total of 80 low intensity …