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It's time to acknowledge the genocide of California's Indians

Between 1846 and 1870, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Diseases, dislocation and starvation caused many of these deaths, but the near-annihilation of the California Indians was not the unavoidable result of two civilizations coming into contact for the first …

Rights & Freedoms

America in a New World - The American Interest

The Fractured Future<p>America in a New World<p>The post-Cold War era is over. The U.S. finds itself in a new phase of security competition—one that will …

10 Things you Didn’t Know About American Independence

My latest book <b>The Struggle for Seapower: A Naval History of American Independence</b>tells for the first time the full naval story of the most remarkable …

The incredible story of a slave who stole a boat, sailed to freedom, and became a hero.

120 Years After the Plessy Decision, Has Jim Crow Segregation Ended or Evolved?

May 18 marks the 120th anniversary of the seminal Supreme Court decision <i>Plessy v. Ferguson,</i> which cemented Jim Crow segregation as the law of the …

Rare Copies Of 13th Amendment, Emancipation Proclamation Go On Sale

Two of the most important documents of American history could soon be yours, if you have millions to spend.<p>Rare copies of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, and the Emancipation Proclamation will be sold by Sotheby's, an auction house in New York, during its “Two Centuries of American …

Slavery

An introduction to using Twitter as a teacher

Have you been hearing how great Twitter can be as a teacher to support your CPD and enhance and inform your practice? Well the rumours are …

How to Integrate Technology without Losing Your Teacher Mind

<b>by Jennifer Gonzalez</b><p>So you’ve decided it’s time to add more technology to your educational repertoire. The process won’t be painless: Technology can …

Teaching

The battle for the US Constitution: how the 14th Amendment is under threat

Rosa Parks had refused to stand and move to the back of the bus, but what would happen next? In December 1955, at the Holt Street Baptist Church, the …

Schoolchildren with no shoes on 'do better and behave better in the classroom', research shows

Schoolchildren who attend their lessons wearing no shoes are likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who wear them, a decade-long academic research has revealed.<p>‘Shoeless’ children are more likely to arrive to school earlier, leave later and read more, according to new research …

Clothing