The incredible history of the 2nd Amendment and America’s gun violence problem | Jill Lepore

One of the more interesting theories about the nature of gun violence in the United States and the quite high homicide rate in the United States, both of which distinguish the United States from other similar nations, has to do with at what moment in time the United States became independent and why the Second […]

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Hacemos Memoria: Journalists and citizens deal with Colombia’s history | DW Akademie

We had the opportunity to work with the community, especially with people who have suffered quite large, victims of violence. It has been very nice work. It has not only led to academic learning, from the journalism side, from the part of sources, from the documentary part. But also learnings about how to approach these […]

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Alex Kershaw Discusses Norwich University History Book “Citizens and Soldiers”

(slow thoughtful music) – [Kershaw] I am Alex Kershaw, I am the author of the book “Citizens and Soldiers” about Norwich’s amazing 200 year history. I have written nine books, I think, three of them New York Times bestsellers, mainly specialized in talking about small units of Americans in combat in World War Two in […]

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U.S. Government Newsreel: Japanese Relocation

Milton Eisenhower (narrator) When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, our west coast became a potential combat zone. Living in that zone were more than 100,000 persons of Japanese ancestry. Two-thirds of them American citizens. One-third aliens. We knew that some among them were potentially dangerous. No one knew what would happen among this concentrated population […]

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The Federal Government Gets More Power | Gibbons v. Ogden

Mr. Beat presents Supreme Court Briefs New York State 1808 I rhymed The New York state legislature grants Robert Livingston and Robert Fulton exclusive privileges to operate their steamboats on the rivers of the state. If those names sound familiar, it’s because Livingston was, I don’t know, A FOUNDING FATHER OF THE UNITED STATES and […]

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History Brief: The Boxer Rebellion and Open Door Policy

The Boxer Rebellion When the US gained control of the Philippines (a result of the Spanish-American War), many saw the possession of the islands as a gateway to large markets in mainland Asia. American products could be sold there, and many capitalists envisioned a new and untapped market for investors in large-scale railroad construction. At […]

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