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The Roaring 20's: Crash Course US History #32

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Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine

Stunning D-Day Maps From TIME Magazine | World History | Scoop.it
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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Lee Hall's curator insight, May 30, 2014 9:42 AM

You can also find film footage of Capa's picture of the man in the surf of Normandy that was later published in Life magazine.

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These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States

These Maps Reveal How Slavery Expanded Across the United States | World History | Scoop.it
As the hunger for more farmland stretched west, so too did the demand for enslaved labor

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Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools | World History | Scoop.it
Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.
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This case serves as an important reminder that segregation in education was not limited to the South, and the Latino civil rights movement was happening even before Cesar Chavez formed the UFW.

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10 inventions that owe their success to World War One

10 inventions that owe their success to World War One | World History | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:34 AM

War can disrupt supply chains and also create new modes of production, promote emerging fashions and spur new innovations.  World War I was no blessing, but these inventions are the silver lining. 

Matt Richardson's curator insight, May 2, 2014 7:12 AM

This is an interesting article. (Scooped from Dr. Dixon's page.)

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President Obama awards long overdue Medals of Honor

President Obama awards long overdue Medals of Honor | World History | Scoop.it
24 veterans – Jewish, African American and Hispanic – are receiving the medals after a review identified them as worthy of the honor

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From Absaroka to Yazoo: The 124 United States That Could’ve Been

From Absaroka to Yazoo: The 124 United States That Could’ve Been | World History | Scoop.it
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Professor Andrew Shears of Mansfield University created this map to represent how the United States COULD have looked if every new state that was proposed throughout the years had been created. In last November's election, some counties in Colorado voted on taking steps to create a new state. According to this map, it was not the first time.
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The Diverse Ancestry Of The United States

The Diverse Ancestry Of The United States | World History | Scoop.it
The ancestry of the people of the United States is widely varied and includes descendants of populations from around the world. In addition to its var ...

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Dennis V Thomas's curator insight, December 15, 2013 1:38 PM

A nation of immigrants...  

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How Nelson Mandela shaped the world around you

How Nelson Mandela shaped the world around you | World History | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela, freed from a South African prison nearly a quarter-century ago, still resonates with Americans.
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Native American code talkers to be honored

Native American code talkers to be honored | World History | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- When Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the famous Navajo code talkers a decade ago, it failed to recognize members of other tribes who also used their native tongues to transmit wartime messages the enemy could not...
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THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA | Mesa Verde | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks: Cowboys searching for stray cattle in southwestern Colorado came upon the ruins of an ancient city tucked into the side of ...
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OurStory : Activities : Life in a WWII Japanese-American Internment Camp

OurStory : Activities : Life in a WWII Japanese-American Internment Camp | World History | Scoop.it

In this activity, students will read quotes and examine pictures that will help them understand daily life in Japanese American internment camps as well as the effects of these camps on later generations.


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101 Objects that Made America | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine

101 Objects that Made America   | Special Reports | Smithsonian Magazine | World History | Scoop.it

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'Censored on Final Approach': Female pilot talks about WWII service - Green Bay Press Gazette

'Censored on Final Approach': Female pilot talks about WWII service - Green Bay Press Gazette | World History | Scoop.it
'Censored on Final Approach': Female pilot talks about WWII service Green Bay Press Gazette Female pilot talks about WWII service: Betty Strohfus of Faribault, Minn., discusses her World War II experiences in the Women Airforce Service Pilots in...

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, March 9, 2014 9:47 PM

Women could fly anything aircraft but they could not fly combat missions.  For these women the fact that they couldn't fly combat missions wasn't the disappointing factor but rather their records were sealed and they couldn't share their experiences.  Imagine  having such an experience but then your government denying that it ever happened.

emma zigarovich's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:13 PM

this is a good article because it tells of the history of women pilots in the airforce. it shows how important they are and how we have advanced since then, it shows that women are just as qualified as the men to serve in the military as a pilot. 

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Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I

Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I | World History | Scoop.it
Photographs of the abandoned battlefields reveal the trenches’ scars still run deep
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Time Is Running Out to Save Rosie's Plant - YouTube

Time is running out on a group working to save a part of the Detroit-area plant where Rosie the Riveter and tens of thousands of other workers made B-24 bomb...
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100 Years Of Change: America Then & Now [Infographic]

100 Years Of Change: America Then & Now [Infographic] | World History | Scoop.it
The world is constantly changing. This infographic presents 100 years of change in America, and how different life is today compared to what it used to be.
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Keith Harris History » The Oldest Known Aerial Photograph of Los Angeles

Keith Harris History » The Oldest Known Aerial Photograph of Los Angeles | World History | Scoop.it
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What If World War l Had Never Happened?

What If World War l Had Never Happened? | World History | Scoop.it
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand propelled the world into World War I — a conflict that left millions dead, shattered empires and rearranged power throughout the world. But what if the assassin in Sarajevo had missed?
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This is an interesting series of stories from NPR with speculation about how things in the world may be different today if World War I had never happened.

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Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake | World History | Scoop.it

"Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. To create the series, Clover collected archival photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length (to the best of his estimation). The resulting composite photos hauntingly combine stark images of the earthquake’s devastation with modern scenes of life in San Francisco."



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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:35 PM

We are nearly at the 20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake here in L.A.  I suspect we will see many such "then and now" stories over the next week.  But the most striking examples come from the coastal quake in 1906 which in almost every dimension rewrote the story of San Francisco (and much of California).

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A date which will live in infamy

A date which will live in infamy | World History | Scoop.it
Dec. 7, 1941: The United States Naval base at Pearl Harbor is attacked by Japanese planes launched from six aircraft carriers. Four U.S. battleships are sunk, and four others damaged. Over 2400 Am...
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This is a slideshow of photos from the attack on Pearl Harbor. Check out the USS Arizona Memorial on Google Earth. There are great current photos from around the memorial and the harbor in general.

 

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The Green Feather Movement - Students protested censorship during the McCarthy Era

The Green Feather Movement - Students protested censorship during the McCarthy Era | World History | Scoop.it
Article. By Alison Kysia. 2013. History of little-known student resistance movement against McCarthyism and censorship.
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12 Years a Slave: Primary Sources on the Kidnapping of Free African Americans | Teaching with the Library of Congress

12 Years a Slave: Primary Sources on the Kidnapping of Free African Americans | Teaching with the Library of Congress | World History | Scoop.it
Currently 12 Years a Slave, the film version of the true story of Solomon Northup, is showing in theaters.
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Aerial America - The Mile-High City

Originally just a lone saloon for worn out miners, Denver is now the state capitol and most populous city in Colorado, with a tradition of modern architectur...
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This video from the Smithsonian Channel shows aerial views of Denver and highlights some of the most historic and unique areas of the Metro area.

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