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When time stood still

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A Hiroshima survivor's story
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Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country.

Over 100 Years Ago, 123 Young Women Working In A Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country. | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Dead Cattle and Greek Fire

Dead Cattle and Greek Fire | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
The Civil War saw a surprising number of experiments with chemical and biological warfare.
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I Thought I Had Seen Everything... Then I Went Back To The 1930s And Saw This.

I Thought I Had Seen Everything... Then I Went Back To The 1930s And Saw This. | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Confession: a couple of these are pretty awesome.
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Gender-Ratio Map Shows Where The Men Were In 1870

Gender-Ratio Map Shows Where The Men Were In 1870 | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
This map comes from Francis Amasa Walker’s 1874 Statistical Atlas of the United States, an early exercise in data visualization which was compiled using findings from the 1870 census.
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Happy 150th Birthday, Gettysburg Address! Here’s Why Lincoln Started With “Four Score and Seven Years Ago.”

Happy 150th Birthday, Gettysburg Address! Here’s Why Lincoln Started With “Four Score and Seven Years Ago.” | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
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Winston Churchill Thought Victory at Gallipoli Would Bring a Quick End to the Great War. He Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong.

Winston Churchill Thought Victory at Gallipoli Would Bring a Quick End to the Great War. He Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong. | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
ÇANAKKALE, Turkey—Separated by language, culture, and 9,000 miles of ocean, Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey have little in common—except for a hilly peninsula known as Gallipoli in western Turkey.
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Twitter / HistoricalPics: Heartbreaking: Theodore ...

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Is This Land Made For You And Me?

"Lyrics to 'This Land Is Your Land' from WoodyGuthrie.org. And if you can't watch the video for some reason, here's a transcript."


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This video that I originally found on Upworthy shows that even classic songs of Americana that might seem jingoistic may have had a subversive beginning.  I never knew there was a final verse to this Great Depression era song that references iconic cultural landscapes; know that I've heard it I see why it isn't taught to school kids, but I wish it was.   


In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Tags:  poverty, place, USA, landscape, culture, music.

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Indian Rapists and Cheats, Beware of This Vigilante in Pink

Indian Rapists and Cheats, Beware of This Vigilante in Pink | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
This article is excerpted from Pink Sari Revolution. “Just who do you think you are?” is a question that Sampat is used to hearing.
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Challenging gender roles and traditional power structures in India 

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That History Book About the War of Independence? Not Very Revolutionary.

That History Book About the War of Independence? Not Very Revolutionary. | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Every Independence Day the book industry offers new titles about the American Revolution, promising original thoughts and fresh relevance.
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India flood death toll 'passes 500'

India flood death toll 'passes 500' | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
The death toll in floods in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand more than doubles after 550 bodies are seen buried in "slush".
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A Cheerful "Diploma" for Participants in A-Bomb Testing

A Cheerful "Diploma" for Participants in A-Bomb Testing | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
This jaunty “diploma” certified that Charter Heslep, an assistant to the director of the Atomic Energy Commission, had personally witnessed the tests making up Operation Teapot.
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Beautiful Photo Portraits of People Doing Their Jobs on the Streets of Late 19th-Century New York

Beautiful Photo Portraits of People Doing Their Jobs on the Streets of Late 19th-Century New York | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Alice Austen took these street photographs in 1896, hoping to capture the kinds of people you might see out and about in Manhattan. They’re part of an album that Austen titled “Street Types of New York.”
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Big History Project

Big History Project | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it

"Consider the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life, and humanity. From the Big Bang to modern day to where we are going in the future, Big History covers it all."


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Dr Warne and the cockroaches

Dr Warne and the cockroaches | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
IT WAS half-past three in the morning when the police commissioner heard the crowd approaching. He got out of bed. His wife sent a child out to get help but it was...
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An 1870 Map of the U.S. Shows Where All the Money Was

An 1870 Map of the U.S. Shows Where All the Money Was | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
This map, made with data from the 1870 census, shows rates of wealth per capita in the settled United States.
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In Kennedy’s Death, a Turning Point for a Nation Already Torn

In Kennedy’s Death, a Turning Point for a Nation Already Torn | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
The 50th-anniversary reverie has obscured the fact that by 1963, America had already become a divided, dangerous place, with intimations of anarchic disorder.
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Fascinating reminder t examine history in context.

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An Illustrated Descent Into a "White Slave Hell" in 1910 Chicago

An Illustrated Descent Into a "White Slave Hell" in 1910 Chicago | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
These illustrations are taken from a 418-page 1910 book, The White Slave Hell, or with Christ at Midnight in the Slums of Chicago.
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A Boy Named "Humiliation": Some Wacky, Cruel, & Bizarre Puritan Names

A Boy Named "Humiliation": Some Wacky, Cruel, & Bizarre Puritan Names | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Puritanism has its roots in the late sixteenth century, after Henry VIII broke ties with the Catholic Church. The Puritans believed that reforms had not gone far enough and advocated for a church entirely divorced from Catholic ceremonies.
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The Colorful Posters That Motivated Jazz-Age Workers To Strive

The Colorful Posters That Motivated Jazz-Age Workers To Strive | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Mather and Company, Chicago printers who capitalized on the 1920s-era fascination with enhancing efficiency in the workplace, produced this colorful motivational art to be hung in factories and offices.
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Marriage Is the New Middle-Class Luxury Item

Marriage Is the New Middle-Class Luxury Item | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Cindy grew up in small-town Ohio, the daughter of a union factory worker and a homemaker. Her mom packed her dad’s lunch every day, the family headed to church every week, and summers were punctuated by car-trip vacations.
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The Band of American Women Who Tried to Stop Andrew Jackson’s Native American Removal Policy

The Band of American Women Who Tried to Stop Andrew Jackson’s Native American Removal Policy | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
More than 60 women from Steubenville, Ohio, signed this 1830 petition begging Congress to reconsider Andrew Jackson’s plan to remove southern Native Americans beyond the Mississippi.
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Rena Price Is Dead at 97; Catalyst for the Watts Riots

Rena Price Is Dead at 97; Catalyst for the Watts Riots | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
Ms. Price had a seminal role in the riots that gripped Los Angeles in the summer of 1965, the biggest uprising by blacks in the United States since the slave revolts.
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Watch the Long Lost Anti-War Short “Mickey Mouse in Vietnam”

Watch the Long Lost Anti-War Short “Mickey Mouse in Vietnam” | U.S. History with Ms. Postlethwaite | Scoop.it
In 1968, Milton Glaser and Lee Savage made a short, silent anti-war film called “Mickey Mouse in Vietnam.” “It was for a thing called the Angry Arts Festival,” Glaser told Brian Galindo of BuzzFeed this week, “which was a kind of protest event,...
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