History

Slavery Haunted Washington—His Heirs Didn’t Get the Message

As he neared death, George Washington was wracked with guilt over slavery, but his doubts fell on deaf ears, especially among his slave-owning descendants.<p>On September 13, 1861, on a remote and rain-soaked mountaintop, the last family heir to Mount Vernon, Lt. Col. John A. Washington, while riding …

George Washington

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

"We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea."<p>That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945.<p>Allen, who is leading a 13-person …

Military

In German village, church bell still tolls for Hitler | NOLA.com

BERLIN - In a verdant German village, a church bell that bears a swastika tolls. Above the symbol is an inscription: "All for the Fatherland, Adolf …

Adolf Hitler

WWII: A Nazi War Train Hauled the Biggest Gun Ever Made

<i>By James Simpson</i><p>War trains dominated combat for more than 100 years. Massive railborne artillery shelled the enemy while trains unloaded troops and …

Military History

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.<p>The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.<p>Memorial Day has the …

American Civil War

Watch 100 Years of German Beauty in Less Than 2 Minutes

A video created by the Seattle-based production company Cut.com aims to showcase the evolution of style in Germany from the 1910s to the present. In …

German History

CNN anchor is left speechless after what this confederate defender says

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin had a look of shock on her face while interviewing Bill Starnes, a member of the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans Friday and a defender of the South in the Civil War. What Starnes told her about Abraham Lincoln left a shocked expression on her face, and left her …

Conservative View

To Be Clear, White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country. It Won’t Be Destroyed by Toppling Statues

From the white supremacist “rally” and terror attack in Charlottesville, Va., to the current president’s public defense of Nazis to the recent uproar …

Racism

Nazis march through Berlin waving flag of Hitler’s Third Reich

Hundreds of neo-Nazis took to the streets of Berlin to mark 30 years since the death of Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess.<p>Around 250 white supremacists …

European History

10 Other Big Things We Have to 'Rename or Erase' if We Are Going to Attack Anything That Represents Slavery

Confederate monuments were around before Charlottesville, Virginia, or before an angry mob destroyed one of them in Durham, North Carolina, earlier …

History Of Slavery

It's Time to Call Nazis 'Nazis'

Yes, the United States isn't Weimar Germany, and Donald Trump isn't Adolf Hitler. But after Charlottesville, we're not quite as far away as we used to be.<p>With a president-backed “alt-right” holding torchlight parades and chanting “blood and soil,” could it finally be safe to disregard Godwin’s Law …

Adolf Hitler

The Day Notre Dame Students Pummeled the Ku Klux Klan | Mental Floss

At first glance, there was nothing unusual about the men who stepped off the train in South Bend, Indiana on the morning of May 17, 1924. Dapper and …

American Revolution

The Pentagon's Not-So-Secret 'Ghost' Aircraft Fleet

<b>By Ian D'Costa</b><p>The Second World War saw the US government press a number of civilian aircraft into military service for use as transports and cargo …

Military History

Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march in Berlin

More than 500 far right extremists attempted to march to the site of the prison where Nazi officer Rudolf Hess died<p>Leftwing groups and Berlin residents have prevented more than 500 far right extremists from marching to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.<p>Police …

News

Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War” Soundtrack: Beatles, Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, More | Pitchfork

Ken Burns’ upcoming PBS series “The Vietnam War” begins airing September 17, with an original score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to come along with it. Today, in addition to detailing their score for the new 18-hour series, the Nine Inch Nails members have revealed a companion soundtrack …

Music

Confirmed: Police Told to Stand Down in Charlottesville—Did Nothing as War Broke Out | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Charlottesville, VA — The events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia this Saturday were tragic, hateful, insidious and even deadly. Saturday</i> …

White Supremacists

Israeli ambassador to Russia summoned 'for serious conversation'

Days before Prime Minister Netanyahu is to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Israeli Ambassador to Russia was summoned by the Russian …

Russia

New Orleans' Storied History Is Told in Its Storied Streets

New Orleans' storied history is told in its storied streets. As expected, the names of streets in New Orleans all have some sort of meaning. We can't …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Forget North Korea: World War II Was Guam's Bloodiest Battle

It was hell.Should North Korea launch ballistic missiles at Guam, it would be the first missile strike on U.S. territory. But for Guam, it will be …

Military History

Sigmund Freud’s Nephew Predicted The Coming of Trump

The ultimate spin-master of 20th-century American advertising and politics, Edward Bernays knew the power of government spectacle—for good and for ill.<p>One hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud’s nephew invented Donald Trump.<p>While selling World War I to America via George Creel’s Barnum-esque Committee …

Public Relations

Nazi resurgence alarms Minnesota World War II veterans, Holocaust survivors

In the aftermath of the melee in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear those who battled the Nazis and those nearly killed by them.

European History

Exploring William and Mary's forgotten martial past

America’s second-oldest college is well-known for its links to such pre-eminent statesmen as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.<p>But …

War Of 1812

Site of two Civil War battles cancels upcoming reenactment

Growing tensions over Confederate statues and the uproar in Charlottesville caused Manassas, Virginia, to cancel their annual Civil War reenactment, WTTG-TV reported.<p>“Recent events have ignited passions in this country surrounding the Civil War and the symbols representing it,” the city said in a …

American Civil War

Why Is No One Tearing Down Statues Of Jewish Confederate Judah Benjamin?

Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson, the three most famous Confederate heroes, have hundreds of memorials and monuments in public …

Jewish Culture

Their families survived the Holocaust and World War II. For them, Charlottesville touches a raw nerve

Since groups of white supremacists and neo-Nazis began marching in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 11, sparking deadly violence and further protests there and demonstrations throughout the nation, more than 400 readers have sent us letters passionately condemning the racism on display in Virginia and …

European History

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianopolis, Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew

A team of civilian researchers has discovered the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, a US Navy cruiser which Imperial Japanese forces sunk in July 1945 …

Military History

It’s not just the Confederate monuments, it’s the holidays

More than 150 years after the Civil War, the Confederac is still celebrated a few times each year during Florida legal holidays.<p>The state statute listing the Sunshine State's recognized legal holidays includes nods to the Confederacy and its figures, like the birthday of General Robert E. Lee on …

Robert E. Lee

Monuments blur the line between memorial and tourist attraction — that’s why context is so important

As a black woman and a native Southerner from the city of Stone Mountain, Georgia, the symbolism of statues and monuments is not lost on me. As a …

Robert E. Lee

Wreckage of US warship sunk by Japanese torpedo in World War Two discovered 72 years later

Researchers have found the wreckage of the U.S. warship Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two.<p>The …

Military History

Duke University President's Perfect Words to Community About Statues and Painful History

A statue of a Confederate soldier in front of the Durham County, NC courthouse was taken down by a group of "protesters" on Monday who then kicked …

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