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Howard Zinn on honesty in history

Segment from Democracy Now aired May 13th, 2009 featuring the great Howard Zinn.


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Many will not take history classes in college, or even go to college, so children need to learn as much truth about history as they can. 


Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web | Cultural History | Scoop.it
"Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted."


Decades before social media, Sontag (b. Jan 16, 1933) wrote brilliantly about our "aesthetic consumerism" of images

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Persecution and Politicization: Roma (Gypsies) of Eastern Europe

Persecution and Politicization: Roma (Gypsies) of Eastern Europe | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Roma, the largest ethnic minority in Eastern Europe, are perhaps the region's most misunderstood, most persecuted, and maligned minority. Since their migration from India approximately six hundred years ago, Roma have suffered economic, political and cultural discrimination at the hands of both communist and capitalist and both democratic and totalitarian societies.
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John Trudell, Outspoken Advocate for American Indians, Is Dead at 69

John Trudell, Outspoken Advocate for American Indians, Is Dead at 69 | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Mr. Trudell was a leading advocate of Native American rights who channeled his message of righteous defiance into poetry and songwriting.
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Entering the ancient world through silent cinema

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Cléopatra (1910)
This is a guest blog for Silent London by Maria Wyke, professor of Latin at University College London.
Few people realise how important and innovative a role early cinema played in shaping modern knowledge of ancient Greece and Rome.

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How silent film shaped views on ancient cultures

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We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida.


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Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid

Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid | Cultural History | Scoop.it

This movie isn’t always as appreciated as it ought to be. People too often hear the name “Billy Wilder” and expect a ‘screwball comedy’ but completely miss the deeper, darker tones… Kiss Me, Stupid is one of those films. 


People may chuckle & hoot at the idea of Dean playing “Dino,” a caricature of the drinking, skirt-chasing Dean Martin persona, and the comedy of errors involving mistaken identities, but what they fail to see is black comedy teeth that takes a bite out of the music industry, marriage, and even sex...


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What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island | Cultural History | Scoop.it
America's diversity captured in photos of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
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The Planetary Archives Digital University | San Francisco California's curator insight, November 18, 2015 9:26 AM

The sonnet inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads in part:

 

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-toss to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

What happened to this country?

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A Tribute to the Rust Belt, Carefully Crafted from Domestic Decay

A Tribute to the Rust Belt, Carefully Crafted from Domestic Decay | Cultural History | Scoop.it
For 10 weeks in a disused church basement somewhere in the Midwest, Julie Schenkelberg built a turbulent installation of broken furniture, found objects, and housing rubble anointed with blue and g…
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Seriously beautiful!

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The places the world forgot

The places the world forgot | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Sylvain Margaine has been photographing ‘forbidden places’ since 1998. He tells Fiona Macdonald about his haunting images of prisons, churches and mental asylums.
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If you love the history of abandoned places...

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Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box

Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The discovery of remains at historic Jamestown may provide new details about the nation’s earliest settlers.
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white =/= caucasian

white =/= caucasian | Cultural History | Scoop.it
rudegyalchina:
“thisgirlspeaks:
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“Stop referring to white people as caucasian.

Truth. I think the confusion comes from the forensic...
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A history & language lesson.

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When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler'

When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler' | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Most people haven’t heard of him.

But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you should get as sick in your stomach as when you read about Mussolini or Hitler or see one of their pictures. You see, he killed over 10 million people in the Congo.


His name is King...

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Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture)

Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture) | Cultural History | Scoop.it

I was watching Morning Joe and they were freaking out that eBay (and perhaps others) were selling swastikas while removing confederate flags. They said such an announcement to remove the flags was hypocritical and a pandering publicity move.


*sigh*


 Let me educate you:

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An 1840s Broadsheet for the New Jersey Juvenile Temperance Band

An 1840s Broadsheet for the New Jersey Juvenile Temperance Band | Cultural History | Scoop.it
In the 1840s, a rare broadsheet, historical ephemera, for the New Jersey Juvenile Temperance Band and the Cold Water Army.

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5 Failed Assassination Attempts on President Lincoln You Didn't Know About

5 Failed Assassination Attempts on President Lincoln You Didn't Know About | Cultural History | Scoop.it
From explosives to biological warfare, there were five failed Lincoln assassination attempts you haven't heard about, and they are very strange indeed.
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Sweetheart Grips

Sweetheart Grips | Cultural History | Scoop.it
sixpenceee: “During WWII, soldiers were known to take precious family photos and put them under clear grips on their 1911 pistols. They were called Sweetheart Grips. ”
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The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps

The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Beautifully detailed portolan charts present historians with a puzzle: How were they made? A mathematical analysis offers some clues.
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A Telephone Map of the United States Shows Where You Could Call Using Ma Bell in 1910

A Telephone Map of the United States Shows Where You Could Call Using Ma Bell in 1910 | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here.

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Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED

Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Antique real photo postcard showing 2 couples cozying up to one another -- only it is 4 women, with 2 of the women dressed in suits, ties,
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Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave

Islamic Ring Found in 9th-Century Viking Grave | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
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Wes Cowan's Personal Antique Stereoview Collection Up For Auction

Wes Cowan's Personal Antique Stereoview Collection Up For Auction | Cultural History | Scoop.it
When hubby & I met Wes Cowan, one of the things we learned about him was that he was an avid collector of antique photographs. He began collecting them as a child and within 15 years, he'd amas...
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Prophylaxis vs. the Axis

Prophylaxis vs. the Axis | Cultural History | Scoop.it
During World War I, 18,000 American military personnel were incapacitated by sexually transmitted diseases each day. By the height of World War II, the rate had been reduced to about 600 a day.

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Social History: 'Dirty Old London: A History of the Victorians' Infamous Filth' by Lee Jackson (article and podcast)

Social History: 'Dirty Old London: A History of the Victorians' Infamous Filth' by Lee Jackson (article and podcast) | Cultural History | Scoop.it

In the 1800s, the Thames River was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with horse dung, the removal of which, according to Lee Jackson, presented an "impossible challenge."


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How Paperbacks Helped the U.S. Win World War II

How Paperbacks Helped the U.S. Win World War II | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Armed Services Editions sparked correspondence between soldiers and authors, lifted “The Great Gatsby” from obscurity, and created a new audience of readers back home.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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