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How Texas Teaches History - The New York Times

How Texas Teaches History - The New York Times | US History | Scoop.it
Grammar matters, especially when textbooks tackle the subject of slavery.
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The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost, and Found? - The New York Times

The Roanoke Island Colony: Lost, and Found? - The New York Times | US History | Scoop.it
Archaeological finds in North Carolina may provide clues to the fate of at least some of the Roanoke Island colonists who vanished in the late 1500s.
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19 maps and charts that explain voting rights in America

The Voting Rights Act made the right to vote real for millions of Americans. But its next 50 years pose some new challenges.
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2 Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

2 Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix | US History | Scoop.it
Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.
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The Fallen of World War II

An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other…
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Where Working Women Are Most Common

Where Working Women Are Most Common | US History | Scoop.it
Female employment rates have continued rising in most rich countries, but they have been falling in the United States since 2000.
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What 11 Common Objects Would Cost in 2015 if Colonial Taxation Still Existed

What 11 Common Objects Would Cost in 2015 if Colonial Taxation Still Existed | US History | Scoop.it
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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | US History | Scoop.it
Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Robert Todd Lincoln

5 Things You Didn't Know About Robert Todd Lincoln | US History | Scoop.it
Saturday is the 166th birthday of Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's oldest son and the only Lincoln child to survive into adulthood. While he didn't make quite the mark on history that his father did, Robert Lincoln had a pretty interesting life himself. Let's take a look at five things you might not know about him:

1. He Was on Ulysses S. Grant's Personal
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Putin attacks U.S. electoral college system: ‘There is no democracy there’

Putin attacks U.S. electoral college system: ‘There is no democracy there’ | US History | Scoop.it
The Russian president's view of America's voting system has evolved over the years.
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These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble

These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble | US History | Scoop.it
Home water use is often highest in the drought-plagued states — because of lawn watering.
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Publisher Promises Revisions After Textbook Refers to African Slaves as ‘Workers’ - The New York Times

Publisher Promises Revisions After Textbook Refers to African Slaves as ‘Workers’ - The New York Times | US History | Scoop.it
A Houston teenager noticed the reference in a geography textbook that included the slave trade in a chapter about immigration.
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2 Women Are Graduating From Army Ranger School — What Does It Mean?

2 Women Are Graduating From Army Ranger School — What Does It Mean? | US History | Scoop.it
What did they do? How did they do it? Where do they go from here?
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23 maps that explain how Democrats went from the party of racism to the party of Obama

The party originally supported slavery and Indian removal.
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The Foods Americans Once Loved to Eat

The Foods Americans Once Loved to Eat | US History | Scoop.it
Turtles, beavers and eel were once beloved staples of the continental diet. What happened?
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Grim History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Africa

Grim History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Africa | US History | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian will announce Tuesday that the wreckage of a vessel that sank in 1794 has been found, the first time a slaving ship that went down with slaves aboard has been recovered.
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An Anti-Suffrage Children’s Book From 1910, Mocking “Baby” Activists

An Anti-Suffrage Children’s Book From 1910, Mocking “Baby” Activists | US History | Scoop.it
Anti-suffrage literature printed in the 1910s, as suffrage activists in the United States ramped up their campaign for enfranchisement, took a number of clever forms. Advocates like the members of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage tried to portray a desire for the franchise as foreign to women’s nature. (See, for...
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How Are U.S. Baby Boomers Getting Along? Infographic

This infographic illustrates data on how U.S. baby boomers are faring as they age into retirement.
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150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre

150 Years Later, A Formal Apology For The Sand Creek Massacre | US History | Scoop.it
The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho are returning to the Colorado site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.
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The Politics of Thanksgiving Day

The Politics of Thanksgiving Day | US History | Scoop.it
By William Loren Katz With family excitement building with the approach of Thanksgiving, you would never know November was Native American History Month. President Obama had publicly announced the month, but many more Americans will be paying attention to his announcement of Thanksgiving.
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The Next America

The Next America | US History | Scoop.it
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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