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Holocaust Hero - Feng-Shan Ho
Many unlikely people risked their lives to save those destined for death by the Nazi. Nothing stranger could be imagined in that the salvation of many Jews would come through a German-speaking Chinese man named Feng-Shan Ho.
Humanism as the Foundation of the Reformation
When religious scholars began to read the original texts and look back to classical and early church writings, humanism stepped in to help those that were appalled by the actions of the church to bring it back to the format and heart of the original church that could be found in the New Testament.
Humanism Effect on the Rensaissance
Humanism was the single most revolutionary concept the Renaissance gave the world. It touched all aspects of society and lifted mankind up.
Humanism Making Religion Personal Again
As Luther “carried the study of Ovid, Virgil, and Cicero, in particular, farther than was customary with the professed students of Humanism, and the same with the political works of more modern Latin writers”, he began to find the personal side of religion.
Hushing the Rape of Nanking
Over the years, the events of 1937 Nanking have been challenged by many including veterans, scholars, and others. The details are rarely agreed upon as many find it hard to accept that these events actually happened.
I Have a Dream Speech
Though slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation, mankind realized that slavery comes in all forms, shapes, and sizes. It was through this speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., that a new kind of slavery was recognized and slowly dismantled through rhetoric, blood, and determination.
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354
Ibn Battuta’s account of his travels to Mecca on pilgrimage is an extremely interesting read describing the Middle East during the European Middle Ages. These descriptions can be found in many European accounts, but this one is seen through the eyes of someone native to the land and the customs.
Ideologies Influence on French Revolution
The 19th century ideologies were very important and swayed France dramatically. Voltaire has been historically known as “a defender of religious freedom, free trade, civil liberties, [and] social reform.”
If the South Had Won the Civil War - A Review
There are many "what if" scenarios in this world. What would have happened if the South had won the Civil War? How much would be different. Author MacKinlay Kantor takes us into a world that never happened but might have. Discover a whole other historical timeline.
Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War - A Review
If you love history and are visual, The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War by Margaret E. Wagner might be something you’d be interested. I found a piece of Civil War reference material that I’ve got to have for my library.
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