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1964: Civil Rights Battles

1964: Civil Rights Battles | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, the civil rights movement in the United States made huge strides among continued setbacks
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History Dept: News, Photos & Videos - POLITICO Magazine

History Dept: News, Photos & Videos - POLITICO Magazine | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Latest news on History Dept. Includes news, pictures and videos about History Dept.
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The Spread of U.S. Slavery, 1790–1860

An interactive map showing how slavery
spread across the United States.
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The Great Society at 50

The Great Society at 50 | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, LBJ’s Great Society transformed America. And we are still fighting about it.
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Bloomberg Visual Data

Bloomberg Visual Data | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Data visualizations, news infographics, and best-and-worst lists by Bloomberg Visual Data.
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Powerful Rulers Reduced to Laughable Caricature in 'Art of Controversy' | PBS NewsHour

Powerful Rulers Reduced to Laughable Caricature in 'Art of Controversy' | PBS NewsHour | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
While not always considered high art, journalist Victor Navasky says the power of cartoons to provoke and amuse is so strong that their creators can end up famous, jailed or dead. Navasky joins political editor Christina Bellantoni to discuss "The Art of Controversy," a look at how cartoons have shaped politics worldwide. Continue reading →
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Why the Garrison State Is Here to Stay

Why the Garrison State Is Here to Stay | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
() On its face, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent announcement that the U.S. Army is to be downsized to pre-World War II levels makes eminent sense. In fact, many consider such a move to be long overdue.
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The End of American Exceptionalism

The End of American Exceptionalism | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
The attributes conservatives say make America special are ones they've undermined. Is it any wonder millennials are less impressed with their country?
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1914 vs. 1776: Charting History's Biggest Turning-Point Years

1914 vs. 1776: Charting History's Biggest Turning-Point Years | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
This year, we’re likely to see quite a bit of public commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of World War I, and a slew of new 1914 books already hit shelves toward the end of last year.
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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
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Five myths about Brown v. Board of Education

Five myths about Brown v. Board of Education | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Sixty years later, the landmark ruling hasn’t really ended segregation.
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National Priorities Project

National Priorities Project | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
National Priorities Project (NPP) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that makes our complex federal budget transparent and accessible so people can exercise their right and responsibility to shape our nation's budget. We are the people's guide to the federal budget. In 2014, NPP was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of our pioneering work to track federal spending on the military and promote a U.S. federalbudget that represents Americans' priorities, including funding for people's issues such as inequality, unemployment, education, health and the need to build a green economy.
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Open Access Maps at NYPL

Open Access Maps at NYPL | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.*
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The Black Press During the Civil War

The Black Press During the Civil War | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Throughout the conflict, African-American journalists led a robust debate over the war’s meaning for Black America.
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28 Black People You Probably Don't Know About (But You Should)--- Robert Charles - The Good Men Project

28 Black People You Probably Don't Know About (But You Should)--- Robert Charles - The Good Men Project | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
In 1900, three white police officers approached Robert Charles, a "suspicious negro". Afterwards, nothing was the same.
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The Forgotten, Radical Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Forgotten, Radical Martin Luther King, Jr. | American History General Resources | Scoop.it
Many of the politicians aligning themselves with King now would balk at his beliefs about American power.
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