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The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

Slavery in the United States was a business. A morally reprehensible — and very profitable business. Much of the research around the business history of slavery focuses on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the business interests that fueled it. The common narrative is that today's …

Black History

Q&A Collections: Differentiating Instruction

During the summer I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past seven years. You can see all those …

Teaching

The First Left-handed President Was Ambidextrous and Multilingual

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Sarah Pruitt<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The First Left-handed President Was Ambidextrous and …

Bill Clinton

Documenting ‘Slavery by Another Name’ in Texas

Americans who grew up with the fiction that slavery was confined to the South — and that the North had always been “free” — learned differently in 1991, when construction workers stumbled upon the skeletal remains of more than 400 Africans at a site in New York City that has since been designated …

Black History

The time a president deported 1 million Mexican Americans for supposedly stealing U.S. jobs

By Diane Bernard<p>On Feb. 26, 1931, a sunny Sunday in Los Angeles, hundreds gathered for an afternoon of relaxation in La Placita park in the heart of the city’s Mexican community.<p>Suddenly, a large group of plainclothes officers armed with guns and batons entered the park. Two officers were posted at …

Immigration

We made a timeline showing the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

It all started with 2008's "Iron Man," but the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually stretches back millions of years.<p>The history includes far more than what we see on the screen. Thankfully, there's plenty of context within the 20 movies so far to give us a sense of just how far back it goes and when …

Marvel Universe

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

The Unsung Hero Who Financed the American Revolution, and His Lesson for Today

The name that King George III is said to have called the “most damning name of all” on the Declaration of Independence was not that of Benjamin …

George Washington

Revolutionary War history comes to life in Lancaster

Video<p>LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) - Walking onto the Hull Family Farmstead in Lancaster this weekend truly was like walking back in time, 240 years.<p>The …

American Revolution

He was hanged for helping slaves rebel. Now Connecticut officials are asking Virginia for a pardon

Waving a white flag of surrender after the failed raid on Harpers Ferry, Aaron Dwight Stevens was riddled with bullets to the face, neck and chest area. The handsome 28-year-old, who lost his baritone voice in the October 1859 crossfire, was hundreds of miles from home.<p>But he’d long deserted …

War

Slavery and the Making of America . The Slave Experience: Living | PBS

In the rural context, living conditions for enslaved people were determined in large part by the size and nature of the agricultural unit on which …

Black History

The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System

The sharecroppers who gathered at a small church in Elaine, Arkansas, in the late hours of September 30, 1919, knew the risk they were taking. Upset …

Black History

‘Hamilton’ director Thomas Kail on sparking interest in American history

Thomas Kail, 41, is the Tony Award-winning director of “Hamilton,” which is at the Kennedy Center through Sept. 16. Kail grew up in Alexandria, Va., and graduated from Sidwell Friends in 1995.<p><b>A couple of years ago, my wife bought tickets to “Hamilton” for our anniversary and then took her mom</b> …

Success

How to Use Flipboard for Research

Whether you’re researching where to invest your bonus check, world politics, or what wine pairs well with brie, Flipboard is not only there to help you discover what you need to know, but also to help you save and organize everything you uncover as well. Follow these steps to make your next …

Social Media

What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

As we commence celebrating July 4th with the time-honored traditions of beer, block parties and cookouts, it's fun to imagine a cookout where the …

What Democrats Don’t Get About the South

There is no accent quite like the southern accent, and there is no Southern accent quite like the Southern politician’s. Spend any time in the …

Democratic Party

What the State of the American South a Half-Century Ago Revealed About the Whole Country's Future

During the 1950s and ‘60s, New York-based publications like TIME, <i>Newsweek</i> or <i>Harper’s</i> regularly devoted special issues or special sections of regular …

Civil Rights

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

The Itinerant Evangelical Preachers of the American Frontier

In 1838, four-year-old Wes rode next to his father, Joseph Powell, on the last leg of their journey south to Jackson from Chillicothe, their …

The disappearing story of the black homesteaders who pioneered the West

By Richard Edwards<p><i>Richard Edwards is the co-author, with Jacob Friefeld and Rebecca Wingo, of “Homesteading the Plains: Toward a New History” and director of the Black Homesteaders in the Great Plains project at the University of Nebraska.</i><p>Ever heard of Blackdom in New Mexico? Dearfield in Colorado? …

Black History

Why ‘Liberty Trees’ Became an Obsession After the Revolutionary War

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Erin Blakemore<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>Why ‘Liberty Trees’ Became an Obsession After the Revolutionary …

W.E.B. DuBois Predicted the Demise of HBCUs Nearly 60 Years Ago

Nearly 60 years ago, iconic scholar and social critic W.E.B. DuBois addressed attendees at the 25th annual conference of social science teachers, …

Don’t believe these 10 myths about the Fourth of July

1. On July 4, 1776, the United States declared itself an independent nation. This is almost true, but the timing is a tad off. According to the …

The Best Websites for Finding a Private Campsite

The sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb has come to camping. These sites connect you to private lands where you can camp.<p>1. Tentrr<p>Ideal for new campers, or folks looking for built-in comfort, Tentrr sites include a 10-by-12-foot canvas tent with a queen-size cot, fire pit, drinking water, sun …

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

<b>Updated at 5:32 p.m. ET</b><p>In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that police must obtain a search warrant to access an individual's cellphone location information. The 5-4 decision imposes new limits on law enforcement's ability to get at the increasing amount of data that private …

Privacy

Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons

Scientists have uncovered a pit of human bones at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia. The remains are the amputated limbs of wounded Union soldiers.<p>It's the first "limb pit" from a Civil War battlefield to be excavated, and experts say it opens a new window on what is often overlooked in Civil War …

War

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

The Great Black Abolitionist the World Forgot

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. A version of the article below</i> …

Our schools will get rid of AP courses. Here’s why.

By Eight Heads of Washington-Area Private Schools<p>In an era when the quality and nature of American secondary school education are subjects of vigorous debate, it is time to rethink our curricula. Together, we lead eight Washington-area independent schools, and we have been meeting regularly over …