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U.S. History Doesn’t Need To Be ‘Reframed’ Around Identity Politics; It Already Has Been

The myth that students and readers are getting some rose-colored version of American history is nonsense. So what is the 1619 Project really trying to do?

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Disney history: how has the corporation shaped our perception of the past?

Over the course of its near-100 year history Disney has repackaged, or 'Disneyfied', a number of real historical people and events. Here, historian Dr John Wills explores the real history behind six Disney films: Song of the South (1946); Davy Crockett, K

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12 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were the civil wars fought in England and Wales between the Yorkist and Lancastrian dynasties between 1455 and 1485. Though historians can’t agree on precisely when and where the conflicts concluded, the general consensus is that t

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How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I's Only Attack on American Soil | History | Smithsonian

A century ago, a German U-boat fired at five vessels and a Massachusetts beach before slinking back out to sea

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$2.5 Million in World War II-Era Cash Discovered Beneath Winston Churchill's Former Tailor's Shop | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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15 Countries That Existed 100 Years Ago but Don’t Anymore

From the collapse ancient empires to the renaming of exotic places, the map of the world looks very different now than it did a century ago.

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Have we really found Amelia Earhart's bones? | Science | The Guardian

A new study claims that the Nikumaroro Island bones are those of the famous aviator. But some researchers remain skeptical

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The Nazis fooled the world for 16 days in 1936—and we’re allowing it to happen again

It's worth remembering today, after North Korea's appearance at the Olympics, and as Russia and Qatar gear up for the World Cup.

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Here are eight things you might not know about the moon - Business Insider

Forty-seven years later, we're still learning new things about Earth's dusty companion. And some of the things that we do know about it are pretty...

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Was the skeleton found in the Leicester car park really King Richard III? Experts raise doubts | History Extra

The discovery of the king’s remains in Leicester in 2012 made worldwide headlines, but now experts have raised doubts about whether we can truly say the bones are his. Emma McFarnon reports. This article was originally published in May 2014

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That Debt From 1720? Britain’s Payment Is Coming - NYTimes.com

Prompted by record low interest rates, the British government is planning to pay off debts it racked up over hundreds of years.