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A Look at People Killed During Space Missions

A Look at People Killed During Space Missions | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Latest death a long line of space tragedies and fatalities when pushing back the frontiers
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Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.

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Straddling Old and New, a South Where 'a Flag Is Not Worth a Job' - New York Times

Straddling Old and New, a South Where 'a Flag Is Not Worth a Job' - New York Times | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The massacre at a church in Charleston, S.C., this month casts the tensions between the Old South and the New into sharp relief.
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Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill? - Huffington Post

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill? - Huffington Post | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy.
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Obama legacy includes a new look for White House’s State Dining Room

Obama legacy includes a new look for White House’s State Dining Room | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The White House’s State Dining Room, a grand and historic space that has hosted kings and queens, Nobel Prize-winners, military families and George Clooney, is not a room whose redecoration is taken lightly.
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Obama's Grace

Obama's Grace | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
President Obama during the singing of Amazing Grace yesterday at Emanuel AME Church (Brian Snyder / Reuters) I think Barack Obama’s eulogy yesterday at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston was his most fully successful...
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Gettysburg to sell Confederate flags despite National Park Service request - Tribune-Review

Gettysburg to sell Confederate flags despite National Park Service request - Tribune-Review | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
GETTYSBURG — Rodney Cromeans' family is at war again. His ancestors, native Texans, fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Today Cromeans, a 60-year-old ...
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Antietam, other parks stop selling items with the Confederate flag - Baltimore Sun

Antietam, other parks stop selling items with the Confederate flag - Baltimore Sun | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Workers at Antietam National Battlefield took Confederate flags, T-shirts and magnets off gift shop shelves Thursday as the National Park Service announced plans to stop selling some items with the increasingly controversial symbol.
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This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes

This Haunting Animation Maps the Journeys of 15,790 Slave Ships in Two Minutes | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s...

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Beyond The Battle Flag: Controversy Over Confederate Symbols Unfurls - NPR

Hundreds of Confederate memorials and markers dot the South and beyond. Even as far north as Missouri, two memorials have become flash points.
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A pristine Victorian parlor, complete with Civil War-era furniture receipts ... - NOLA.com

A pristine Victorian parlor, complete with Civil War-era furniture receipts ... - NOLA.com | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
On Jan. 25, 1861, Harriet Flower Mathews ordered a new suite of rosewood furniture upholstered in a rich raspberry silk for the parlor of her St. Francisville plantation home. The sofas and chairs were in the latest fashion — ornately...
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Jefferson Davis' descendant: Retire Confederate flag - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jefferson Davis' descendant: Retire Confederate flag - Jackson Clarion Ledger | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
"This flag has become a symbol that divides our country," Bertram Hayes-Davis said.
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Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt - West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Dixie's Long Journey From Democratic Stronghold To Republican Redoubt - West Virginia Public Broadcasting | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The tragic events in Charleston this month have released years of racial and political tension in the South, and the pressure is being felt by Republican
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WW1 photos and memorabilia from the public now on Wikimedia Commons

WW1 photos and memorabilia from the public now on Wikimedia Commons | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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National Geographic The Mutiny on the Bounty royal navy documentary

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West Virginia sees its Confederate solider as both symbol, history - State Journal

West Virginia sees its Confederate solider as both symbol, history - State Journal | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The removal of a symbol from the country's past is becoming a major topic of discussion in states all over the nation, and that discussion quite literally cuts across the Mountain State.
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Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century Comeback - National Geographic

Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century Comeback - National Geographic | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The popularity of the Confederate battle flag today has more to do with the Civil Rights Movement than the Civil War.
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How the Inca Empire Engineered a Road Across Some of the World's Most ... - Smithsonian

How the Inca Empire Engineered a Road Across Some of the World's Most ...
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From McClellan to Christie: N.J.'s presidential candidates through history - NJ.com

From McClellan to Christie: N.J.'s presidential candidates through history - NJ.com | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When Gov. Chris Christie announces on Tuesday he is officially launching a presidential campaign — as he's expected to do — he won't become the first New Jersey politician to a contender for the Oval Office.
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Confederate generals and Army bases - Stars and Stripes

Confederate generals and Army bases - Stars and Stripes | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Stars and Stripes takes a look at the generals for whom the U.S. Army bases are named.
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Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity - NPR

Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity - NPR | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.
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Meet the Supremes: Who are the US Supreme Court justices? - BBC News

Meet the Supremes: Who are the US Supreme Court justices? - BBC News | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court can have a huge impact on everyday American life - do you know who the nine justices are?

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 26, 8:42 PM

Each Supreme Court justice has been assigned an adjective to describe him or her.  It's interesting to read the BBC's perspective on America's nine justices. 

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Bases Named After Confederates Are an Insult to US Soldiers - New York Times

Bases Named After Confederates Are an Insult to US Soldiers - New York Times | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
These 10 U.S. military bases are all named after generals who waged war on the United States, and fought and killed U.S. Army soldiers. Rename them!
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Recreation: Viewing trains, rockets and art in the desert - Salt Lake Tribune

Recreation: Viewing trains, rockets and art in the desert - Salt Lake Tribune | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Promontory Summit • Surreal surprises fill the Great Basin desert, some man-made and others of the natural variety. On the northern edge of the Great Salt Lake, the Golden Spike National Historic Site offers visitors ...
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A day of sadness and joy: the story of the VE Day girls of Trafalgar Square - Telegraph.co.uk

A day of sadness and joy: the story of the VE Day girls of Trafalgar Square - Telegraph.co.uk | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Seventy years after Joyce Digney became the iconic VE Day girl hugging sailors in the fountains of Trafalgar Square, she talks to Peter Foster in Maple Ridge, Vancouver
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Take Down the Confederate Flags, but Not the Monuments

Take Down the Confederate Flags, but Not the Monuments | U.S HISTORY SHACK : MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In Charleston, a statue memorializing the Confederacy is taped off after police said someone spray-painted it with the words "Black Lives Matter." ( David Goldman / AP ) On Sunday, in Charleston, South Carolina’s White Point Garden, vandals struck...
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