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  • Clashes between white men and First Nations people in the American and Canadian West usually ended badly for the Indians.

    Stories of the Wild West

    Stories of the Wild West

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.

    Fanology: The "Secret" Language of Hand Fans

    Fanology: The "Secret" Language of Hand Fans

    by Emma0

  • Many breakthroughs in Chinese culture happened in the Tang Dynasty, including the beginnings of paper-making, polo, and civilian participation in government, innovative literature and poetry.

    10. Fun Facts About the Tang Dynasty in China

    10. Fun Facts About the Tang Dynasty in China

    by Elyn MacInnis23

  • Sometimes the most stunning colors appear at sunset. Likewise, the last days of a saint are beautiful to behold. St. Edith Stein glowed in her final days.

    The Last Days of Saint Edith Stein

    The Last Days of Saint Edith Stein

    by Bede0

  • Artwork discoveries show that pottery and ceramics production goes way back. Even the cave men made similar objects with basic painted designs, crudely inscribed etchings, and inscriptions...

    History of Earthenware Pottery and Ceramics

    History of Earthenware Pottery and Ceramics

    by artsofthetimes2

  • It isn't news that history often skipped over important women. Despite what the books say, badass women risked their lives and reputations to make the world a better place. Here are 5 of those women.

    5 Badass Women Your History Class Might Have Skipped

    5 Badass Women Your History Class Might Have Skipped

    by Sckylar Gibby-Brown0

  • The Frisco and the KCS railroads had a major impact on the growth of Southeastern Oklahoma. This tells a little about their early development.

    Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma

    Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma

    by Eric Standridge2

  • St. Augustine, an African priest who was made a bishop just before the beginning of the fifth century, wrote many works that are considered seminal in the area of Biblical Hermeneutics. However, he was also responsible for promoting some views that were more influenced by Cicero and Plato than by the Bible. These have had repercussions in the Christian church down the ages, even to today.

    St. Augustine's Contribution to Biblical Hermeneutics

    St. Augustine's Contribution to Biblical Hermeneutics

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan23

  • Tecumseh's death in 1813 is one of the most significant moments in American history depicted in a frieze in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol. His death marked the end of his pan-Indian confederacy.

    Fallen Star: The Great Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh

    Fallen Star: The Great Shawnee War Chief Tecumseh

    by Mark Caruthers2

  • The remarkable, tragic events before, during, and after the horrific hurricane devastated the middle Keys of Florida on Labor Day in 1935. A rescue train dispatched by the Florida East Coast Railroad was swept off the tracks by a huge storm surge. Hundreds of lives were lost and the famous "Overseas Railroad" was destroyed. Many of the holiday passengers on the railroad's last train to Key West were stranded in the wake of the storm and had to endure an arduous return to the Mainland

    The Last Train to Key West

    The Last Train to Key West

    by Quilligrapher27

  • We have all heard about the various inventions of Edison. Not many know about the contributions of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a genius and deserves more credit and respect than what was given to him.

    Why Nikola Tesla Was a Better Inventor Than Edison

    Why Nikola Tesla Was a Better Inventor Than Edison

    by Sudhir4

  • One of the most recognisable of figures of Greek mythology, Atlas was not a god of Mount Olympus, but was from the preceding Titan dynasty. Atlas would be an enemy of Zeus and would be punished.

    The Titan Atlas in Greek Mythology

    The Titan Atlas in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • The homes of the first Colonial settlers in America were built simple but sturdy enough to meet the demands of a people who required only the basics of life. Design and aesthetics were non-existent and a non-essential luxury...

    Homes of the First Colonial Settlers in America

    Homes of the First Colonial Settlers in America

    by artsofthetimes2

  • “Air Force One” is the air traffic control call sign of a United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft carrying the President of the United States. A fleet of aircraft is at the President’s disposal. This article is about the aircraft in the presidential fleet and aircraft presidents have used.

    History of Presidential Aircraft and Air Force One

    History of Presidential Aircraft and Air Force One

    by Robert Sacchi20

  • Rosemary Kennedy, the little known and sometimes forgotten Kennedy lived in a place known as St. Coletta of Wisconsin for most of her life. Brain damaged by a botched lobotomy at the very young age of 23, she needed lifetime care afterwards. My son worked at St. Coletta for over three years while in college, and I remember the day he came home to visit for the weekend and told us that the most famous resident of St. Coletta, Rosemary Kennedy, had passed away.

    Rosemary Kennedy and St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children of Wisconsin

    Rosemary Kennedy and St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children of Wisconsin

    by KathyH17

  • Liubo was once one of the most popular games in China, played by men and women alike. Recent discoveries are telling us more about this ancient game.

    The Mysterious Game of Liubo

    The Mysterious Game of Liubo

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt5

  • Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution is a fascinating autobiographical recount of the travails of the Cultural Revolution in China by its author Gao Yuan. However, it is also a book which the author attempts to use to shift the burden of blame away from himself.

    Review of

    Review of "Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution" by Gao Yuan

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Sitting at the corner of Fort Hill and North Main Street in the small City of Canandaigua, New York is a stately old home with a candle glowing perpetually in its right front window. An electric candle has replaced the original wax candle that a mother lit for her son when he left to fight in World War I. The candle was to remain burning in the window until the soldier returned. It still glows today almost a century since that son departed for war.

    The Candle in the Window

    The Candle in the Window

    by Chuck Nugent17

  • What the Titanic was to the sea, the Hindenburg was to the sky. Its disaster often begs the question: If it hadn't crashed, what would have happened?

    What If the Hindenburg Never Crashed?

    What If the Hindenburg Never Crashed?

    by Jason Ponic1

  • Gerald R. Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon

    President Gerald Ford – Healing a Nation

    President Gerald Ford – Healing a Nation

    by Doug West2

  • In 17th-century France, Jacques Aymar enjoyed great celebrity as a man who could locate water as well as those guilty of crimes.

    Crime Fighting Through Dowsing

    Crime Fighting Through Dowsing

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • what wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day.

    Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

    Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

    by maggs22454

  • John H. Glenn Jr. was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962, he was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times.

    John Glenn: An American Hero

    John Glenn: An American Hero

    by Doug West1

  • 50 years have come and gone since the day a bullet took the life of President Kennedy spraying blood all over Jackie's pink suit. That outfit still exists but you'll never see it in your lifetime.

    Whatever Happened to Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit?

    Whatever Happened to Jackie Kennedy's Pink Suit?

    by Jason Ponic3

  • Originally written for an Air Power theory course given at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in December 2009. This gives the RC-135 story based upon fact rather than fiction.

    RC-135 History: The Hidden Hero of the Skies

    RC-135 History: The Hidden Hero of the Skies

    by AFTiggerIntel55

  • The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest Islamic Empires to date. It expanded from the Red Sea to present day Algeria to the borders of Austria-Hungry, and in its vast territory Islam encountered many different types of people (Ahmad 20). On the western front of the empire the Ottomans conquered Byzantine, Venetian, and other European territories. Each of these areas were predominately Christian previous to Ottoman rule and were able to remain so during. For the purpose of this paper, Ottoman i

    The Ottoman Empire and the Christendom

    The Ottoman Empire and the Christendom

    by enewcomer8

  • The English language is a fertile place for those who play with words; William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and even Marshall McLuhan found puns irresistible.

    The Ancient Humour of Puns

    The Ancient Humour of Puns

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • “Did Women Have a Renaissance?” This question, posed as the title of a groundbreaking essay by Jean Kelly-Gadol, has been the subject of much debate among historians since the 1980s. Although Kelly-Gadol herself answers in the negative (19),...

    Did Women Have a Renaissance?

    Did Women Have a Renaissance?

    by Kathryn Lamoreux0

  • The Valentine’s Day murder of Charles Walton shocked England. Dubbed the Witchcraft or Pitchfork Murder by the press, its connection with the occult continues to fascinate over seventy years later. It remains an unsolved crime.

    The Witchcraft Murder: An Unsolved Crime

    The Witchcraft Murder: An Unsolved Crime

    by Ann Carney2

  • James Monroe was a Founding Father of the United States who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty, and his presidency ushered in what is known as the Era of Good Feelings.

    James Monroe Biography: Fifth President of the United States

    James Monroe Biography: Fifth President of the United States

    by Doug West3

  • Jane Shore was born to a respectable, prosperous family during the War of the Roses, but she was to become notorious as Yorkist King Edward IV's mistress. So find out more about her amazing life

    Jane Shore - Famous Royal Mistress

    Jane Shore - Famous Royal Mistress

    by CMHypno10

  • William Wallace's battle cry, "Freedom!" resonates a deep chord in Americans' hearts. Perhaps it is the powerful war-voice of the bagpipes, the poetic thunder of a thousand hooves of Highland-bred horses, the brilliant flag-blue war paint on sweaty...

    Why We Love William Wallace: "Freedom!"

    Why We Love William Wallace: "Freedom!"

    by Ann Leavitt33

  • Life was hard for soldiers and conscientious objectors alike during World War 1. Find out why men became "Conchies" and how they were treated.

    Conscientious Objectors During WW1

    Conscientious Objectors During WW1

    by Judith Hancock35

  • When the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro made headlines around the world in 2016, his trusted brother Raul was already running the nation. Some Cubans hoped Fidel Castro's son Fidelito would step into his father's shoes. Alas, that never happened and Fidelito committed suicide in February 2018.

    Fidel Castro: 10 Amazing Facts About Cuba's Cigar-Loving Communist

    Fidel Castro: 10 Amazing Facts About Cuba's Cigar-Loving Communist

    by Tim Anderson0

  • During World War II, some men who refused to fight volunteered for a study on the effects of starvation on the human body.

    Minnesota Starvation Experiment

    Minnesota Starvation Experiment

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Writing- the symbolic representation of spoken language- and its development represents a major turning point in the intellectual evolution of humans, and made our modern society posssible.

    The Origins Of Writing

    The Origins Of Writing

    by James Kenny44

  • The battle for Africa became more than just a battle on paper or on a distant map. It spread out from Europe to upturn a continent and create problems that would last for generations. The worst influence of all was that of King Leopold II of Belgium...

    King Leopold the Poster Child of European Colonialism in Africa

    King Leopold the Poster Child of European Colonialism in Africa

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • The RMS Lusitania was struck by a torpedo and sunk by a German U-boat May 7th, 1915. This event helped sway American public opinion and proved to be a catalyst for the entry of the US into WW1.

    How the Sinking of the Lusitania Impacted WW1

    How the Sinking of the Lusitania Impacted WW1

    by Kaili Bisson8

  • Apollo was the favorite son of Zeus and one of the second generation of gods and goddesses in Greek myth. His twin sister was Artemis. He was an archer, a lawyer, the Sun God, and played the lute.

    Apollo: Greek Archetype of Favorite Son and Archer

    Apollo: Greek Archetype of Favorite Son and Archer

    by Jean Bakula8

  • Charles Dickens, like his character, Oliver Twist, knew from experience the meaning of poverty. Let's take a look at the social history that forms the background to the most famous of all his books.

    A Social History of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist

    A Social History of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist

    by Amanda Littlejohn14

  • Algeria was colonized for 130 years by the French, an experience that deeply marked both Algerians, French, and a host of different people in between.

    Identity and Imperialism in Algeria

    Identity and Imperialism in Algeria

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Hockey, football, rugby, baseball. Contemporary ball games have roots in the athletic competitions and games of the Middle Ages.

    Ball Games in the Medieval Period

    Ball Games in the Medieval Period

    by Brittany2

  • Thanksgiving 10,000 BC. Native American Nations from the First Nations in Canada to Native Americans in the USA to the Indigenous Peoples in Mexico and Central & South America are related to the global Circumpolar Peoples and their own traditions of Thanksgiving have carried along with them from one hemisphere to the other...

    Native American Harvest Feasts Before Thanksgiving

    Native American Harvest Feasts Before Thanksgiving

    by Patty Inglish7

  • During the scourge of warfare, defenseless children are often exploited in the most ruthless scenarios. Whether evacuated to safer places, tested for ethnic purity or imprisoned, they suffer.

    Displaced Children: Victims of WW2

    Displaced Children: Victims of WW2

    by Colleen Swan14

  • In terms of Nordic mythology, Farbauti is a God. In a certain comic book universe she's a goddess. Here is the tale of how a minor male god had a gender bender for a modern audience.

    Farbauti God or Goddess?

    Farbauti God or Goddess?

    by Dean Traylor0

  • Ancient Roman food is fascinating! Read on to be thrilled, intrigued, and potentially grossed out by the diet of the ancient Romans. Maybe you'll even want to try it.

    What Did the Ancient Romans Eat?

    What Did the Ancient Romans Eat?

    by Christy Kirwan16

  • There is both a degree of unanimous agreement, as well as a broad range of differing interpretation regarding the status and position of women in Viking Age Scandinavia. A variety of secondary scholarship dating between the second half of the...

    Discussion of Viking Women's Treatment by Scholars

    Discussion of Viking Women's Treatment by Scholars

    by Jake Brannen1

  • Catapults have a certain mystique and a very long history. They have been used in warfare and in fun competitions. Here are resources to help you learn more about catapults and how to make them.

    All About Catapults

    All About Catapults

    by The Lion16

  • Contrary to popular belief the American colonists were not very puritanical, not even the Puritans. In reality, they fought a lot, drank too much, and exhibited a very colorful use of colonial slang.

    A Freshwater Mariner's Guide to Colonial Slang

    A Freshwater Mariner's Guide to Colonial Slang

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Cats have endeared themselves to famous creative people throughout history. Discover some of the writers, inventors, philosophers and solitaries they've inspired.

    Famous Cat Lovers in History

    Famous Cat Lovers in History

    by FlourishAnyway128

  • Sometimes, death doesn't put an end to someone's grudge against another. And that was clearly illustrated when a pope put his predecessor on trial in which the body was dug up for the Cadaver Synod.

    The Cadaver Synod: When a Dead Pope Was Put on Trial

    The Cadaver Synod: When a Dead Pope Was Put on Trial

    by Dean Traylor0

  • One of the most notorious criminals in English history was convicted of murdering his wife in 1910; new evidence implies an innocent man was hanged.

    Was Dr. Hawley Crippen Innocent?

    Was Dr. Hawley Crippen Innocent?

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • A look at Lincoln's family through significant photos taken by the Alexander Garder and Mathew Brady throughput his life from his pre-president days to surviving sons after his death.

    Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family

    Pictures of Abraham Lincoln and His Family

    by Melvin Porter8

  • Arizona's state seal features a miner for good reason. Hard rock gold mining, placer gold prospecting, and gold as a byproduct of copper mining have yielded huge treasure for the state.

    Gold—Legends and Finds in Arizona

    Gold—Legends and Finds in Arizona

    by John R Wilsdon1

  • The two greatest events in term of magnitude in Germany and in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries revolved around the ideas and actions of two men: Otto von Bismarck and Adolf Hitler. These men pulled Germany together and gave it a...

    Bismarck's Impact on Europe

    Bismarck's Impact on Europe

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • During the Battle of the Bulge, Americans fought against a massive German onslaught. On Christmas Eve 1944, three American and four German soldiers honored a truce forced upon them by a German mother.

    About World War 2: A Small Christmas Truce

    About World War 2: A Small Christmas Truce

    by David Hunt51

  • The Battle of Adowa resulted in a victory for the Ethiopian kingdom over Italy, ensuring it would remain one of only 2 independent states during the scramble for Africa.

    The Battle of Adowa-1896

    The Battle of Adowa-1896

    by nomenklatura0

  • According to Wikipedia, H.G. Wells wrote: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who call themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties", and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief...

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    Ashok: A Short Biography of Ashoka the Great of India

    by larryfreeman124

  • The F-18 Hornet is in the news. The many types of Hornets can be confusing. We break it down for you so you too can know your Hornets.

    Know Your Hornets: The F-18 and You

    Know Your Hornets: The F-18 and You

    by Tom Lohr0

  • Captain Henry Morgan was such a successful pirate, or rather privateer, that even a famous beverage has been named after him. Having defeated Spain, his name will always stand in infamy.

    Captain Henry Morgan and the Maracaibo Raid

    Captain Henry Morgan and the Maracaibo Raid

    by Angela Michelle Schultz6

  • A queen so notorious that history has never forgotten her, Eleanor of Aquitaine lived one of the most colorful and scandalous lives of Medieval Europe.

    Brazen Candour: Eleanor of Aquitaine

    Brazen Candour: Eleanor of Aquitaine

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt0

  • During World War II, Europe looked to Africa for labor to defeat the enemy. Slavery took a different look as labor resources were pulled not for plantation labor but for military service. They risked their lives yet still found themselves under the...

    African Nations' Post-WWII Struggle for Independence

    African Nations' Post-WWII Struggle for Independence

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • After the end of World War Two, Japan was utterly devastated. History books might ignore them, but here's a tribute to the passionate people who helped rekindle the country's spirit.

    10 Japanese Post-War Heroes and Cultural Icons

    10 Japanese Post-War Heroes and Cultural Icons

    by Rachael Lefler1

  • With a few millennia of history, China has a long list of glorious heroes. Here are five of the most famous Chinese heroes. Beloved for their moral uprightness, sense of justice and patriotism.

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    5 Chinese Heroes You Should Know About

    by Kuan Leong Yong0

  • Alexander II of Russia brought about great reforms to his country that have gone forgotten over the years.

    Great Reforms of Alexander II

    Great Reforms of Alexander II

    by Rebecca Graf0

  • There are quite a few fun facts about Roman law that are not very well recognized today. Some of them are actually less fun on account of the severity of the punishment certain crimes received.

    Fun Facts About Ancient Roman Law and Punishment

    Fun Facts About Ancient Roman Law and Punishment

    by Haunty13

  • The telephone is an amazing piece of technology that has shaped our lives in more ways than we can possibly imagine. It is such a common item today that we barely even think about it - we just take for granted that we will have access to a...

    A History of the Telephone System in the UK: 1875-1914

    A History of the Telephone System in the UK: 1875-1914

    by melissiaoliver3

  • A woman with an exceptional skill for stealing from wealthy Londoners finally came to a gruesome end.

    Criminal Life of Jenny Diver

    Criminal Life of Jenny Diver

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • On October 9, 1808, the French and Neapolitans launched a daring attack on the British-held island of Capri, winning an upset victory despite all the odds being against them.

    The Capture of Capri in 1808

    The Capture of Capri in 1808

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • Littered with the remains of World War I soldiers and munitions, the Zone Rouge has remained an inhospitable no man's land, an eyesore on the beautiful French countryside.

    The Zone Rouge: France's Exclusion Zone

    The Zone Rouge: France's Exclusion Zone

    by Jason Ponic0

  • What is the cost of war? A rundown of the financial and human costs of World War 1 by country.

    World War 1: The Cost of War

    World War 1: The Cost of War

    by James Paterson25

  • The French Revolution; Jacobins; Reign of Terror; Guillotine; Vendee Uprising; King Louis XVI; Robespierre; Bigot; Illuminati; Cult of Reason; Atheism; Communism; Feminism; Satanism; the Antichrist.

    The French Revolution: Cause and Effect

    The French Revolution: Cause and Effect

    by James A Watkins64

  • The terror and squalor of World War I trenches pushed many soldiers to the edge of madness; the therapy prescribed for some of these was a firing squad.

    Shot at Dawn: Battlefield Executions

    Shot at Dawn: Battlefield Executions

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Young British men from upper-class families flocked to the colours in the First World War; for most, life in uniform was miserable and short.

    Junior Officers in World War One

    Junior Officers in World War One

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • America's first president, George Washington was keenly aware of his importance as the nation's first president, once remarking that "There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not be hereafter drawn into precedent." This essay provides an overview of Washington's actions as America's first president and how his actions established precedents for the American nation today.

    George Washington: The Precedent President

    George Washington: The Precedent President

    by William R Bowen Jr12

  • Medieval medicine was based largely on inaccurate theories like humorism and sympathetic magic. Many of the herbs and techniques used were as deadly as the illness.

    Medieval Remedies

    Medieval Remedies

    by Jenna Ivy0

  • What was life really like for servants like those in Downton Abbey? What rights did they have? What impact did technological developments have of the servant class?

    The True Story of Life Below Stairs

    The True Story of Life Below Stairs

    by Ruthbro3

  • The US produced many mental mindsets about communism and the USSR that forced it to undertake various actions throughout the Early Cold War, often ones which were less than advantageous to itself.

    American Fears and Mindsets of the Early Cold War

    American Fears and Mindsets of the Early Cold War

    by Ryan Thomas0

  • It all began in the 19th century ... when you think of beer, think of Ohio. The Buckeye State (especially in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus) has its own history for brewing beer and ale.

    History of Beer Breweries in Ohio

    History of Beer Breweries in Ohio

    by Teri Silver0

  • In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    The Pursuit of Wisdom in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Israel

    by Jason Reuter5

  • Around the landscape of Denmark can be seen evidence of trolls. Their caves, mounds, and holes dot the landscape. Are they really fierce savage monsters though?

    Trolls of Denmark

    Trolls of Denmark

    by Pollyanna Jones6

  • The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible - Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia was married 8 times, but can he be blamed for the execution or divorce of the wives he replaced?

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    The 8 Wives of Ivan The Terrible

    by Thomas Swan20

  • Metals have a variety of physical traits that limit the shapes and forms into which decorative metal works can be fashioned.

    History of Decorative Metal Works

    History of Decorative Metal Works

    by artsofthetimes3

  • Women with facial hair have drawn interest and have been exploited throughout history. Famous women who were oppressed because of their beards were often driven to advocate for others. Causes of facial hair growth in women are also explored.

    Bearded Ladies in History

    Bearded Ladies in History

    by Leah Lefler4

  • The wedding cake is the showpiece of any modern wedding. Elaborately decorated and often costing thousands of dollars, the bride's cake is one of the key features of the wedding reception. For as long as people have celebrated special occasions,...

    A Brief History of Wedding Cakes - Traditional to Contemporary

    A Brief History of Wedding Cakes - Traditional to Contemporary

    by Seabastian15

  • The Judgement of Paris was a decision given by the Trojan Prince, Paris, in Greek Mythology. The decision was the answer to the question who was the most beautiful of all the goddesses.

    The Judgement of Paris in Greek Mythology

    The Judgement of Paris in Greek Mythology

    by Colin Quartermain2

  • The prison experience for women differs from that of men, mainly caused by separation from children. Still, small day-to-day acts of compassion can help ease the ongoing sense of despair and anguish.

    The Lives and Sufferings of Women in Prison

    The Lives and Sufferings of Women in Prison

    by Colleen Swan64

  • All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force,some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    Women in World War 2, The WAAF

    by Jools9956

  • In the Civil War Robert E. Lee fought fiercely to protect slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant fought just as hard to destroy it. But their personal attitudes toward it were the opposite of what you might expect.

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee On Slavery

    Ulysses S. Grant vs Robert E. Lee On Slavery

    by Ronald E Franklin17

  • Fells Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a waterfront area filled with 18th-century homes. The National Historic Register of Places recognizes Fells Point's historic and architectural significance.

    Fells Point and the History of Baltimore, Maryland

    Fells Point and the History of Baltimore, Maryland

    by Dolores Monet2

  • The black plague, also known as the black death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of fleas. The fleas, of course,...

    Cats and the Black Plague

    Cats and the Black Plague

    by Holle Abee61

  • The Thames is perhaps the UK's most famous river and it's certainly the longest in England. However, there are a lot more interesting facts to learn about the River Thames.

    Interesting Facts About the River Thames

    Interesting Facts About the River Thames

    by Judith Hancock31

  • Hailed as the "father of his country," even during his lifetime, George Washington is without doubt one of the most important figures from American history. Here are 20 Washington facts.

    20 Facts About George Washington

    20 Facts About George Washington

    by Paul Goodman0

  • The word scientist was coined in 1840, but the 17th century is revered among scientists as an age of great discovery. This is the century of Galileo, Kepler, Bacon, Pascal, Descartes, and Newton.

    Science in the 17th Century

    Science in the 17th Century

    by James A Watkins86

  • Founded in 1832, Skullyville was one of Oklahoma’s oldest, most important towns. Throughout its brief but turbulent existence, Skullyville served as the capitol of the Choctaw Nation, was a key stop on the renowned Butterfield Stage Route, was ravaged by the bloody Civil War, and was known as a cultural and educational center.

    Skullyville, Oklahoma: Gold, Choctaws, and Covered Wagons

    Skullyville, Oklahoma: Gold, Choctaws, and Covered Wagons

    by Eric Standridge11

  • "Alamein to Zem Zem" is a first person account of the British 8th Army push across North Africa in WWII written by Keith Douglas. This article is a review and summary of a classic war memoir.

    Alamein to Zem Zem: WWII Desert War Diary

    Alamein to Zem Zem: WWII Desert War Diary

    by David Winters1

  • The reconstruction after the Revolutionary and Civil wars in the United States were alike and contrasted in several ways. Both the Revolutionary War reconstruction and Civil War reconstruction had similarities and differences.

    Revolutionary and Civil War Reconstruction

    Revolutionary and Civil War Reconstruction

    by Laura Writes3

  • While sibling saints are rare, brother and sister saints are most uncommon. These saints reveal the beauty of mutual support between siblings.

    Brother and Sister Saints

    Brother and Sister Saints

    by Bede8

  • Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936 to marry a divorcée and then played along with Nazis in hopes of getting his crown back.

    The Duke of Windsor’s Betrayal

    The Duke of Windsor’s Betrayal

    by Rupert Taylor5

  • If you had never heard the term, you may wonder what the fork spooning is.  Spooning is a type of hugging. Both people involved in the hug face in the same direction so that they look like spoons in a drawer.

    What Is Spooning? The History of a Welsh Tradition

    What Is Spooning? The History of a Welsh Tradition

    by Katie Butler17

  • In 58 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rhine and met people who he would come to call the Germans and the Gauls. Caesar's Gallic Wars would forever shape our views of these people, so who were they?

    Who Were Caesar's Gauls and Germans?

    Who Were Caesar's Gauls and Germans?

    by Daniel White1

  • Edwin Booth, the great Shakespearean actor, achieved his fame through tragedy. Ironically, the tragic assassination of President Lincoln by his younger brother nearly undermined his success.

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

    Edwin Booth: 19th Century Tragic Actor

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