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The British

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The British (1603- ) were Europeans who lived on the islands of Britain and Ireland off the north-west coast of mainland Europe.

 

The British lived in the United Kingdom, made up of four kingdoms. Since each kingdom had its own language, “British” is more a political term than a cultural one.

 

The four kingdoms were:

English
Welsh
Scottish
Irish

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Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent: Eduardo Galeano


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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.


Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. 


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  • Food can freely move across borders.
  • Money can freely move across borders.
  • Businesses can freely move across borders. 
  • Raw materials can freely move across borders. 
  • Manufacturing can freely move across borders. 
  • Manufactured goods can freely move across borders. 
  • People are highly restricted from moving across borders, especially the poor who most desire to. 


People should have the freedom and liberty to move where the resources, jobs and infrastructure are located. 


People should have the freedom and liberty to move their body to escape drought, famine, war, violence, and poverty. 

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In 1944, We Executed A 14-Year-Old Boy. Why Did It Take 70 Years For Us To Exonerate Him?

In 1944, We Executed A 14-Year-Old Boy. Why Did It Take 70 Years For Us To Exonerate Him? | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


George Stinney is the youngest person ever executed in the U.S. And there was no evidence that he committed the crime he died for.


 

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Documentary [VIDEO]: Activist State (1968 San Francisco Student Strike)

Documentary [VIDEO]: Activist State (1968 San Francisco Student Strike) | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


The 1968 student-led strike in San Francisco was the longest campus strike in United States history. The five-month event defined the University’s core values of equity and social justice, laid the groundwork for establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies, and inspired the establishment of ethnic studies classes and programs at other universities throughout the country.


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Military Personnel Trained by the CIA Used Napalm Against Indigenous People in Brazil

Military Personnel Trained by the CIA Used Napalm Against Indigenous People in Brazil | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


TRUTHOUT--For the first time in the history of Brazil, the federal government is investigating the deaths and abuses suffered by Indigenous peoples during military dictatorship (1964-1985). The death toll may be twenty times more than previously known.


Just as in World War II and Vietnam, napalm manufactured in the US burned the bodies of hundreds of indigenous individuals in Brazil, people without an army and without weapons. The objective was to take over their lands. Indigenous peoples in this country suffered the most from the atrocities committed during the military dictatorship (1964-1985) - with the support of the United States. For the first time in Brazil's history, the National Truth Commission, created by the federal government in 2012 in order to investigate political crimes committed by the State during the military dictatorship, gives statistics showing that the number of indigenous individuals killed could be 20 times greater than was previously officially registered by leftist militants.


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DDT in Mission, Texas [VIDEO]

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“DDT levels nearest the Hayes Sammons site were as much as 582 times higher than the average for locations further away.”
 

For years I have wondered and prayed for the right time to share this story – an unwritten chapter of the toxic legacy of Mission, Texas – because it should never fade from collective memory.


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Trujillo

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Rafael Leónidas Trujillo (1891-1961), Benefactor of the Fatherland, Saviour of the Fatherland, Father of the Fatherland, Restorer of Financial Independence, Champion of World Peace, Protector of Culture, First Anticommunist of the Americas, Outstanding and Most Illustrious Generalisimo, ruled the Dominican Republic (DR) from 1930 to 1961 through fear, torture, assassination, massacre and genocide.


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Hawai'i and Native Hawaiians - What You May Not Know

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The U.S. officially apologized.
 

President Bill Clinton signed an official apology to Native Hawaiians for the illegal overthrow of their nation. Public Law 103-150 was passed by a joint resolution of Congress in 1993 to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the overthrow. Stipulations in the law included:
 

  1. The overthrow was illegal.Section 1 states: "The Congress...on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893, acknowledges the historical significance of this event which resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian people; (italics added)
  2. The U.S. apologizes. "...apologizes to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the people of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893."
  3. Native Hawaiians may have legal claims against the U.S. "Nothing in this Joint Resolution is intended to serve as a settlement of any claims against the United States."
     
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What have they not apologized for?


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Potosi

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Potosí (1545- ), formerly of Peru, now of Bolivia, was one of the largest and richest cities in the world in 1650. By 1573 it was already bigger than Paris or Rome. Now a poor city with old baroque churches and palaces, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Potosi lies at the foot of Cerro de Potosi, a reddish mountain 4,000 metres up in the high Andes. In 1500 it had twice as much silver as all of Europe.


The silver is gone, 
though it still has some tin and zinc. At its height in the late 1500s and early 1600s, it produced most of the world’s silver. In “Don Quixote” (1605) they say that something is “worth a Potosi”.


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Death of a King

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Review by Charles Franklin


"Death of a King" is one of those books that changed my life after reading it. Never have I read a book that so intricately described a person that I have heard about so much in my life. Tavis Smily (with David Ritz) put together a truly powerful book that shows the complexity of following your heart, even when the crowd is no longer with you.


In this book, you see the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the "I Have a Dream Speech". The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who had to battle people questioning his moves against the Vietnam War, questioning the efficacy of non-violence, and people questioning whether Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. really could bring about the "Dream" he so believed in."


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Malcolm X's Daughter Exposes Farrakhan (The Extended Clip)


Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan admits in a 60 Minutes interview and reported on CBS Evening News that his incendiary rhetoric played a role in the 1965 assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.


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"Nothing Happened Here": History vs. history

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On the first or second day of class each semester, I always do some version of my "What is History?" lesson with students. This lesson introduces major ideas and terms (such as agency, mores, etc) ...


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The Holocaust - Podcast Lecture Series #1

The Holocaust - Podcast Lecture Series #1 | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


Students love learning about the Holocaust because they hear bits and pieces of this tragedy for ever and ever but seldom hear any depth. I have prepared a two hour podcast that I have students listen to (there, sadly, isn’t enough time to do it face-to-face) that is mostly about the Holocaust but also includes information about other human atrocities of the era. 


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Nas Shown Slavery Bill of Sale for His Ancestor

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Nas Shown Slavery Bill of Sale for His Ancestor -via PBS
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Sand Creek Massacre

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The Sand Creek Massacre (November 29th 1864) took place in Colorado, then a western territory of the US, now a state. US Army Colonel John Chivington had at least 105 women and children and 28 men ...
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Connecting the dots between historic oppression, and murder to modern day oppression,  and murder. 


What's in common: Euro-Americans oppressing in the past and now. Euro-Americans not punished for murdering in the past and now. 


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The True Story of "Thanksgiving" is One of Agony, Betrayal and Despair [VIDEO]

The True Story of "Thanksgiving" is One of Agony, Betrayal and Despair [VIDEO] | Community Village World History | Scoop.it
The terrorism wrought by the original white settlers continues to this very day. It is at the center of the project we call the United States Empire.
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'Selma': First Trailer For Martin Luther King Jr Documentary

'Selma': First Trailer For Martin Luther King Jr Documentary | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


Paramount has dropped the first trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma. Pic stars David Oyelowo as the iconic civil rights leader and tracks King’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, culminating in the Alabama march from Selma to Montgomery and President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Starring alongside Oyelowo are Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Giovanni Ribisi Common, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, with Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper. Paul Webb penned the script.


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This looks seriously good. 


The acting, cinematography, directing, wardrobe, lighting, everything looks superb. 


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The Bath Riots: Indignity Along the Mexican Border [AUDIO]

The Bath Riots: Indignity Along the Mexican Border [AUDIO] | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


For decades, U.S. health authorities used noxious, often toxic chemicals to delouse Mexicans seeking to cross the border into the United States. A new book tells the story of what happened when a 17-year-old Mexican maid refused to take a gasoline bath and convinced 30 other trolley passengers in 1917 to do the same.


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Juan Rodriguez

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Juan Rodriguez (early 1600s), also known as Jan Rodrigues, was thefirst non-Native person known to live in what is now metropolitan New York. His trading post of 1613 in Lower Manhattan grew into one of the biggest cities in the world. He counts as the first Black, Latino and Dominican New Yorker. He lived there before any White person did!


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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women’s lives


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This graphic shows a timeline of birth control methods used by women over the past 100 Years.

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Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny (1845) is the idea that God meant for the US to have all of North America. Its roots go back to the 1600s to Puritan ideas of being God’s chosen people in a promised land, just like the Jews in the Bible.


Manifest Destiny makes wars of naked conquest against Mexicans and Natives in the 1800s seem just, as the way it had to be.


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Malcolm X: Oxford Union Debate

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December 3rd, 1964 Malcolm X attends Oxford Union debate titled " Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice; Moderation in the Pursuit of Justice is No Virtue."


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The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


From the African Choir posing like Vogue models to an Abyssinian prince adopted by an explorer, a new exhibition spotlights the first black people ever photographed in Britain, writes Sean O’Hagan


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10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn't Learn About In History class

10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn't Learn About In History class | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons of women that have participated in revolutions throughout history, with many of them playing crucial roles. They may come from different points on the political spectrum, with some armed with weapons and some armed with nothing but a pen, but all fought hard for something that they believed in.


Let’s take a look at 10 of these female revolutionaries from all over the world that you probably won’t ever see plastered across a college student’s T-shirt.


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History, Currency, and Answering "How Much Would That Be Today?"

History, Currency, and Answering "How Much Would That Be Today?" | Community Village World History | Scoop.it


In History classes, we regularly talk about the cost of various items. The cost of voyages to the United States, the price of an enslaved person, the price of everyday necessities, or the price of war, for example.

Converting money is difficult for a number of reasons. First, “money” is so extremely subjective and relative. There is nothing “natural” and nothing that “makes sense” that says “x” should cost “y.” It is all a social construction based on always-changing social mores and notions of supply and demand.


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I heard that the average U.S. citizen earns a million dollars in their lifetime.

I always think about when I hear how much a person was compensated for being wrongly imprisoned.

But time is worth more than money because we can not get the time back and we don't know at what age we will die. 


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