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Slaves in the Western American Territories
As the west began to expand with more and more Americans, many of them were bringing their slaves with them to continue the way of life they were familiar with. It was not strange or out of the ordinary but it have huge impacts for the future of the country.
South Africa's Attraction to Europe
The land of South Africa was what first drew colonists to the area as it was full of “watercourses and shorelines.” It gave opportunity for “growth of pastoralism and….fostering large scale polities.”
Sovereignty and Standby
John MacFarlane discussed in “Sovereignty and Standby: The 1964 Conference on UN Peacekeeping Forces” the desire of having resources earmarked for United Nations use and the issue of sovereignty that arose as the topic was discussed by more and more of UN members.
Spartacus - An Historical Review
The classical movie, Spartacus can be a great way to study history.
Stablizing the American Economy After Revolution
In the 1790s, America was still floundering, economically, to find its footing after pulling away from Britain. It would take individual determination and political maneuverings to get American economically stable and strong.
Stars and Stripes
Each group has a symbol that reflects their heart. The American flag, Stars and Stripes, tells a story in the colors and shine and the shapes that lay on it. Learn why the flag looks the way it does and the story behind it.
Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom
One of the great images of the Antebellum South is that of the majestic steamboat. Robert Gudmestad gives you a whole new perspective of the steamboat in his book, Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom.
Stonehenge - Mystery and Myth
In England there is one place that has caused controversy, myth, and just plain confusion. Stonehenge is a place that piques our curiosity and taunts our imagination.
Superstition and Medieval Medicine
Science did not have the power that superstition had over Medieval society.
Support for Shays Rebellion in Declaration
The early administration of the federal government under the U.S. Constitution would look back on Shays’ Rebellion as a “healthy and essentially harmless expression of popular discontent by American farmers” which “prompted an excessive and unnecessary military response.”
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