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'Hashtag' Declared 2012's Word of the Year

'Hashtag' Declared 2012's Word of the Year | History 101 | Scoop.it
The American Dialect Society has named "hashtag" as the word of the year, beating out "Gangnam Style," "YOLO" and "fiscal cliff," among others.
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Factory of Nashville planned on Charlotte Avenue

Factory of Nashville planned on Charlotte Avenue | History 101 | Scoop.it
Restaurants, shops and offices eyed for longtime home of L&L Restaurant Equipment
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Bill Nye explains why water on Mars matters

Bill Nye explains why water on Mars matters | History 101 | Scoop.it

Why is it such a big deal that NASA found evidence of liquid water on Mars? Let's turn to our best TV expert, Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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A Tale of Two Borgia TV Shows: As Usual, Americans Get the Inferior

A Tale of Two Borgia TV Shows: As Usual, Americans Get the Inferior | History 101 | Scoop.it
Wisdom tells me it's ridiculous to get worked up over entertainment, and I do realize the silliness of it on its face...if not for a few painful cultural and political implications that motivate me ...
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Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton, by Hilary Gatti

Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton, by Hilary Gatti | History 101 | Scoop.it
This study of an era of violent abuses of power ignores half of humanity, finds Jacqueline Broad
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Light Maker

Light Maker | History 101 | Scoop.it
Bill FitzGibbons brightens cityscapes with public art
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UTK grad at work in Birmingham

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Better Cities & Towns

Better Cities & Towns | History 101 | Scoop.it
The Source for New Urban Planning, Walkable Communities, and Smart Growth
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Great website for urban planning, design, and the next generation of urban living. News, opinion pieces, policy initiatives, article/book reviews, guides, and manuals.

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum Opens ‘Shop Life’

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Opens ‘Shop Life’ | History 101 | Scoop.it
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum has re-created a late-19th-century saloon run by German immigrants as part of its new “Shop Life” installation.
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The Tricky Task of Rating Neighborhoods on 'Livability'

The Tricky Task of Rating Neighborhoods on 'Livability' | History 101 | Scoop.it
A new start-up aims to take a more rigorous approach.
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Jane Jacobs - The Little Woman That Could - YouTube

An exploration of urbanist Jane Jacobs and her criticism of orthodox city planning based on her book, The Death and Life of American Cities".
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Richard II: Hardback: Christopher Fletcher - Oxford University Press

Richard II: Hardback: Christopher Fletcher - Oxford University Press | History 101 | Scoop.it
Richard II has long suffered from an effeminate reputation, but the real king was very different. This book argues that the king sought to assert his authority by acting in accordance with prevailing ideas of manhood, first through a military campaign, and then, fatally, through revenge against those who attempted to restrain him.
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Luther (2003) - His answer about the recantation. - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Mapping the Republic of Letters

Mapping the Republic of Letters | History 101 | Scoop.it
Mapping the Republic of Letters research and teaching
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Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch - BBC News

Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch - BBC News | History 101 | Scoop.it
The Queen becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record of more than 23,226 days set by Queen Victoria.
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Nashville's real-time bus app coming this year

Nashville's real-time bus app coming this year | History 101 | Scoop.it
Metro Transit Authority's top official says the long wait for a mobile app to provide real-time information on Nashville city buses will be over some time this year.
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Grow Detroit - Powering Detroit's Startup Community

Grow Detroit - Powering Detroit's Startup Community | History 101 | Scoop.it
Inspired to turn Detroit into a vibrant startup community, Grow Detroit hosts events and promotes news to help startups grow and thrive in Southeast Michigan.
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The Presidents of the United States: In Order of Hotness

The Presidents of the United States: In Order of Hotness | History 101 | Scoop.it

THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES: IN ORDER OF HOTNESS? We welcome your comments and dissenting arguments at the bottom of the page.

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The commentary is hilarious.

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Heidi on Humor

Heidi on Humor | History 101 | Scoop.it
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Interesting and insightful comparison between Kasson's Amusing the Million and Peiss's Cheap Amusements.

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What General Holtzclaw Saw - NYTimes.com

What General Holtzclaw Saw - NYTimes.com | History 101 | Scoop.it
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Battle of Nashville and African-American soldiers

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▶ Game Changers Project: Disillusionment vs. Enlightenment

Distinguishing between idealism and realism in the Enlightenment era -- a surprisingly FUN topic!!
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