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"Native America before European Colonization" | Thomas Native History | 11/26/14

Published on Apr 8, 2013: Upon the arrival of Columbus in 1492 in the Carabean Islands, unknown to Columbus (and majority of the Eastern Hemisphere), he landed on Islands located in  the middle of two huge continents now known has North America and South America that was teaming with huge Civilizations (that rivaled any in the world at that time) and thousands of smaller Nations and Tribes. With recent estimations, the population may have been over 100 million people that spanned from Alaska and Green Land, all the to the tip of southern South America.


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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, November 26, 2014 11:22 PM

.....A great video to set what existed in the America's in 1492 compared to Europe.  Worth the hour and thirty of your time to check it out!

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Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine

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World War II-era maps conjure a period in history when titanic forces were on the move, or were stuck in brutal stalemate, all over the globe.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 2014 5:44 PM

I was drawn to history and geography as a boy from war maps much like these.  I loved seeing patterns and a snapshot of historical events. 

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Old Teeth Reveal Link Between Deadly Pandemics

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LONDON (AP) — Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks.

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Woman foraging for seaweed on UK beach finds WWII mines - AOL Travel UK

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Woman foraging for seaweed on UK beach finds WWII mines AOL Travel UK It was originally reported that the mines were from WWI, but James Meek, head of field services at the trust, told Aol Travel: "We are fairly confident that they are of World War...
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WWII ship bombed by Japanese found - The Australian

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WWII ship bombed by Japanese found
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THE wreckage of a 70-year-old ship that was struck and sunk by a Japanese torpedo during World War II has been found off the coast of northern NSW.
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Tudor era is 'historical myth'

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The idea of a distinctive "Tudor era" in English history is a misleading invention, an Oxford University historian argues.
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The Anglo-Spanish War: The Spanish Armada

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Arriving in July 1588, the Spanish Armada sought to control the English Channel and aid in transferring troops from Holland for the invasion of England.
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LearnOutLoud.com - YouTube

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Welcome to the LearnOutLoud.com YouTube channel. On our YouTube channel we'll be posting educational videos we've created along with sharing some of our favorite YouTube channels and videos.
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Open Yale Courses | European Civilization, 1648-1945

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This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II.
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WATCH: Europe's History In Just Minutes

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Always wanted to learn more about European history but could never find the time? Look no further than the time-lapse map in the video above, which has boiled down the continent's history into just three-and-a-half minutes.
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HISTORY OF EUROPE

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HISTORY OF EUROPE including Europe and Asia, The first Europeans, From villages to towns, Indo-Europeans, Indo-Europeans in Europe...
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Questions raised over Queen’s ancestry after DNA test on Richard III’s cousins

Questions raised over Queen’s ancestry after DNA test on Richard III’s cousins | Mr. Soto's APEH | Scoop.it
Tests on descendants of last Plantagenet king point to ‘false paternity event’ and reveal he may have been blue-eyed blond
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Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I

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Photographs of the abandoned battlefields reveal the trenches’ scars still run deep

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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:19 AM

Europe's landscape is still scared by World War I. Many photographs are shown in this article of abandoned battlefields that reveal the trenches scars. It has been at least a century since the Great War, yet the country is still buried with scars. In this image by Irish landscape photographer Michael St. Maur Sheil, you can trace grass-covered trenches and pockmarks from exploded bombshells. Millions of men were injured or even killed right in this very spot, which was the first major British offensive of the war. Artists take these photographs to document the legacy that was left on that battlefield. Sheil was very famous for photographs such as these. He includes seventy-nine contemporary photographs of World War I battlefields and has them on display in Paris along the wrought-iron fence of Luxembourg Gardens.

Jacob Conklin's curator insight, February 12, 6:57 PM

People often forget that the world doesn't reset after a major war. World War I was one of the most destructive wars in Europe's long history, not only in terms of human casualties, but also in terms of physical destruction. The heavy use of trench warfare left an everlasting mark on the landscape. Soldiers dug trenches that were miles long and use them for protection from enemy fire. Any observer can see that bullets do not turn corners and that a soldier can hide within the trench and be impervious to gunfire. There is one major weakness in this tactic that explains the dips in the landscape surrounding the trenches. In order to reach the enemy soldiers, bomb and mortar attacks were very effective. The everlasting geographical scaring of the land tells the history of what took place in an area, from wars in Europe to glacial movement in Alaska. The landscape never forgets.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, Today, 10:11 AM

This particular landscape shows trenches and the remains of bombed out fields where one million British soldiers where either killed or wounded by the Germans. I cannot fathom the heartache and loss that these families must have experienced and in some cases still are. How many future leaders or scientists or Nobel Peace Prize winners were killed here? How might the world be a better place but for the butchering of these soldiers? Multiply that though by the hundreds of wars fought throughout civilization. We could be so far advanced as a society, instead we chose and continue to choose wars that contain costs we can't even quantify. I'd like to see cancer cells being destroyed, not people, housing being built instead of propaganda, education instead of anarchy. No more scars, let's build beautiful monuments to society, like peace.

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Agrarian class structure and economic development in pre-industrial Europe - Robert Brenner | libcom.org

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UK Road Safety Posters from the WWII Blackout - Visual News

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UK Road Safety Posters from the WWII Blackout
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During the German bombing raids of WWII city dwellers in Britain were subjected to long nights of complete darkness to protect them from being spotted from above.
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King Richard III's face revealed after 500 years

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The face of England's King Richard III was revealed for the first time in more than 500 years on Tuesday following a reconstruction based on a skull unearthed from a parking lot in the city of Leicester.
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BBC - History - The Spanish Armada

BBC - History - The Spanish Armada | Mr. Soto's APEH | Scoop.it
Explore a detailed overview about The Spanish Armada. What caused Spain to attack England - and what were the consequences of its defeat?
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The World Behind Shakespeare's Art

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An exhibition at the British Museum highlights the real-life culture of Elizabethan England.
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European History Research Guide

European reference resources, Bibliographies, Biographical Information, Indexes & Abstracts, Regional Studies, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Book Reviews, Newspapers, Politics, Government, Images, Religion, Statistics, Biographical Information...
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Home - European History - Yale University Library Subject Guides at Yale University Library

Home - European History - Yale University Library Subject Guides at Yale University Library | Mr. Soto's APEH | Scoop.it
A guide to researching European History topics.
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The History Guide -- Main

The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college.
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