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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it

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This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.) 

This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman.

The 5-foot-long Histomap was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers. The chart was advertised as “clear, vivid, and shorn of elaboration,” while at the same time capable of “holding you enthralled” by presenting:

the actual picture of the march of civilization, from the mud huts of the ancients thru the monarchistic glamour of the middle ages to the living panorama of life in present day America.

The chart emphasizes domination, using color to show how the power of various “peoples” (a quasi-racial understanding of the nature of human groups, quite popular at the time) evolved throughout history.

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Protected Intersections For Bicyclists

Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around by bike. But these protected lanes lose their buffer separation…
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The Oka Legacy - Firsthand, CBC

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Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau takes us on a journey to discover how the Oka Crisis of 1990 sparked the resurgence of Indigenous identity and ultimately helped change the course of Canadian history.
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Une nation autochtone auto-proclamée dans la mire des Mohawks

Une nation autochtone auto-proclamée dans la mire des Mohawks | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Formée en 2016 à Beauharnois, la communauté Mikinak est un groupe autochtone auto-proclamé qui revendique les même droits que les membres des Premières Nations. Ceci ne fait pas l'affaire de chefs Mohawks, qui accusent le groupe d'avoir des intentions frauduleuses et qui demandent au gouvernement d'intervenir. Incursion dans l'univers du groupe controversé.
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Les mémoires de Forillon sur un coffret DVD

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GASPÉ – Un coffret, contenant 13 DVD de témoignages de quelque 80 personnes expropriées lors de la création du parc Forillon en 1970, a été lancé vendredi soir dernier à Rivière-au-Renard.
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Superblocks: how Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

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Way better than normal blocks, y'all.
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The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Here

The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Here | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected
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Waban-Aki : peuple du soleil levant

Waban-Aki : peuple du soleil levant | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Long métrage documentaire réalisé par Alanis Obomsawin, qui retourne à son village natal d’Odanak. En récoltant des témoignages d’anciens et en discutant avec des acteurs importants de l
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Lutter contre les commentaires racistes en les affichant en «une» de son journal

Lutter contre les commentaires racistes en les affichant en «une» de son journal | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
Un article sur la mort d’un adolescent d’origine marocaine a engendré des centaines de commentaires haineux. Le journal flamand « De Morgen » a choisi de les reproduire.
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Pokémon Go Stop on Sacred Burial Site Infuriates Indigenous People

Pokémon Go Stop on Sacred Burial Site Infuriates Indigenous People | Archivance - Miscellanées | Scoop.it
A Pokémon Go Pokéstop sitting on a Lheidli T'enneh burial ground being overrun by game enthusiasts
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