Patrick Gaughan

116 Flips | 15 Magazines | 6 Likes | 4 Followers | @PatrickGaughan | Keep up with Patrick Gaughan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Patrick Gaughan”

The Quagmire to End All Quagmires: the Korean War

Limited wars, where there is no clear winner, began in the increasingly and unjustly forgotten conflict in Korea, a ‘war’ that set the template for …

War

Photographer Alfred T. Palmer captures US women at work in WWII, in pictures

U.S. Army

You Think America Is Divided Now? These Colorized Civil War Photos Will Put That In Perspective

There is much to be said about political polarization in the country today. Many measures reveal that our country is divided, badly. The political …

World War One in colour: Graphic artist Frédéric Duriez gives us a new look at the conflict

World History

The Story Of Antietam’s Dunker Church

A Place Of Peace Surrounded By WarAntietam Dunker Church with Yankee and Rebel dead killed on the morning of September 17, 1862. Photograph by …

Christianity

This ingenious slave literally mailed himself to freedom

Henry ‘Box’ Brown was precious cargo indeed<p>On March 30, 1849, a group of white men in Philadelphia breathlessly opened a wooden crate, carefully …

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately

The Post’s books team on the titles they most loved — and some that, curiously, escaped notice.<p>by Paul Kalanithi (Random House)<p>On page one, this …

Remains of slaves owned by Hamilton's father-in-law reburied in New York state

DNA analysis of remains recovered in 2005 confirms identities of slaves owned by Revolutionary War general and senator Philip Schuyler<p>The 14 bodies were found during work on water pipes, each of them aligned to the east. They were the remains of a man, six women, five children and two infants, and …

Black History

The winners have taken all: Middle class incomes are plummeting — with no relief in sight

The staggering reality is that half of America is in financial distress and at risk of falling deeper into debt<p>Poor Americans are becoming increasingly disposable in our winner-take-all society, as often noted in the passionate writings of Henry Giroux. After 35 years of wealth redistribution to …

You can now explore Machu Picchu in VR thanks to Jaunt

If climbing Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, get ready to cross it off — sort of. Thanks to a new collaboration between virtual reality giant …

Virtual Reality

The spread of US slavery, in one haunting map

By 1860, slavery had become such a divisive issue between the North and South that the two regions of America literally went to war over the issue.<p>But it wasn't always this way. As this map (and its interactive version) by historian Lincoln Mullen at George Mason University shows, slavery wasn't …

Newly released documents reveal U.S. Cold War nuclear target list

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. plans for nuclear war in 1959 included the "systematic destruction" of major urban centers like East Berlin, Moscow and Beijing -- with the populations of those cities among the primary military targets.<p>The National Archives and Records Administration has released a detailed …

Cold War

35 Inspiring Feminist Moments From 2015

💁All the women, independent, throw your hands up at me.💁<p>Women had a pretty kickass year.<p>As 2015 comes to a close, it's important to look back at what has been accomplished over the last 12 months. While this year had its dark spots, there were some undeniably awesome moments for women. Between …

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

One map that puts America's gun violence epidemic in perspective

The United States owns way, way more guns per capita than the rest of the world. And the best research on gun violence suggests that's probably contributing to our homicide problem — as exemplified by Wednesday's horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.<p>Here's a map of …

Historic images show Native American way of life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forty-two years ago, Christopher Cardozo discovered the works of Edward S. Curtis, whose photographs, text, film footage and sound recordings focus on the Native American population and their way of life.<p>Cardozo has been collecting Curtis' work ever since, and today he has about 4,000 of …

Native Americans

Why my state won't turn refugees away

<b>(CNN) —</b> We know that those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. Yet that sentiment has been lost in the politicized attempts to fight President Barack Obama's push to accept more Syrian refugees. Our state and national leaders would do well to remember a tragic incident from our past …

North Africa

Can you spend $1 trillion on defense and still be a conservative?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Pledging to spend more money on the military was once an easy way for Republican presidential candidates to showcase their conservative bona fides.<p>Not anymore.<p>The feud among Republicans over what it means to be a national security conservative was on clear display at this week's …

Political Science

World War I: Animals at War, in pictures - Telegraph

Forty-three years after the burns that made her the ‘Napalm Girl’, Kim Phuc gets treatment for scars

On June 8, 1972, Kim Phuc was 9 years old and running for her life: her mouth open in anguish, her thin arms splayed out on either side of her small naked body, her burning clothes left behind as the skin on her back stung with the torture of having touched fire.<p>With one black and white photograph, …

Vietnam

Treasure trove of Apollo moon photos released

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mars is getting all the space-related love these days with the release of Matt Damon's hit film "The Martian," but what about the moon?<p>Unlike Mars, we've actually been there, and there's a huge new trove of photos from the Apollo space missions to prove it. The images themselves aren't new, …

Space Science

The Myth of the Good Guy With the Gun

Last Thursday afternoon in Austin—in the shadow of the clock tower from which a sniper shot four dozen people in 1966—students, faculty and staff gathered to demonstrate their opposition to a newly passed law that will allow the licensed carry of concealed handguns in college classrooms. A smaller …

Guns

Yale Showcases 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all …

Why beef is the new SUV

<b>Lexington, Texas (CNN) —</b> This is the story of a giant pile of beef.<p>Well, 1.27 pounds (0.58 kilos) of brisket, to be exact.<p>But before I get into the business of explaining where this meat came from, and why eating this stuff has a massive, unexpected effect on climate change, I feel the need to …

Al Gore

Building Hoover Dam: A wonder of engineering

Eighty years ago this month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the massive Hoover Dam, a marvel of modern engineering when it was completed in a remote, unforgiving desert during the Great Depression.

Great Depression

Slaves: The Capital that Made Capitalism

CapitalismEssaysRaceRace/isms<p>A re-post<p>— August 20, 2015<p>5<p>The slaves of General Thomas F. Drayton, 1862 © Henry P. Moore | Wikimedia Commons<p><i>This post,</i> …