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Anti-Slavery Fought Though Literary Works
While the written word was used for political reasons, economic argument, scientific and religious debate on the slavery topic, it was the work of novels, both fiction and non-fiction works, that stayed within the view of Americans over a hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War.
Are Homer's Works Historical?
Homer wrote two of the greatest epics that have lasted for centuries. The Iliad and the Odyssey have given us the most wonderful stories and the most human of characters. But are these fanciful stories just stories to tell children before the midnight fire? Or are these stories founded in history?
Armenian Genocide and Turkish Denial
The first act of genocide in the twentieth century is one that is still hotly debated today: Turkey’s genocide of the Armenian people. By denying the genocidal actions on Armenians in 1915, Turkey leaves no room for closure on one of the twentieth century’s biggest black spots.
The extraordinary work that came out of Classical Greece was the result of the Athenians trying to find escape, peace, and an outlet for all that was going on. To escape war, creative geniuses rose up and became the icons of Classical Greece.
Atrocities Toward Women During Egyptian Revolution
In early 2011, Egypt found itself in the midst of a revolutionary change. The steps women took in the Egyptian revolution and the months following could be a contentious tsunami that would sweep across the Arab world at a very high price forcing the status of women to come into question.
Auschwitz was a place designed by the Nazis to bring about the Final Solution. Though it was a place to extract all the Nazis could from the prisoners, it was also a world of its own trying to survive.
Beatings - Torture Methods in History
When one thinks of torture, images of the rack and other dungeon torture pieces of equipment come to mind. Those instruments were used, but plain old beatings have out lasted all modes of torture down through the years.
Before the Greek Dark Age
Around 1200 B.C., the Dark Age of Greece covered the once thriving Mycenaean civilization making them just a memory in songs and stories. This period, that lasted over three hundred years and left virtually no records behind, left us in the dark as to what happened during these years.
Beginnings of Mormans and the Gold Plates
It is never easy to sum up a religious sect in a paragraph or a complete series of books. Nothing is black and white when it comes to doing that. The Mormons are no exception to this.
Betsy Ross - Standing Tall
Betsy Ross is a legend but as with all legends truth and myth become blurred. Learn a little more about this amazing woman who may or may not have sewn the first flag.
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