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Photos Capture India's Ancient, Vanishing Stepwells

These intricate architectural marvels are in danger of disappearing

The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot

The mountains of southern West Virginia are riddled with coal—and bullets

Which #NOLA Monument Will Fall Next?

Despite the headlines, the Liberty Place Monument does not directly commemorate the Confederacy. Properly understood, it commemorates an event that took place during Reconstruction in New Orleans. This is an […]

The 50 Worst Cars of All Time

TIME and Dan Neil, a Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic, look at the greatest lemons of the automotive industry.

A Few Way-Less-Catchy Discarded Titles for S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

Monday marked the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of S.E. Hinton’s cult classic, The Outsiders. Hinton wrote the novel while still attending high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and when she signed the publisher’s contract in MayShow More Summary

“Here are the cannon—Our cannon are coming”

Among the documents the Massachusetts Historical Society has made available in digital form is Sarah (Winslow) Deming’s letter detailing day by day her experience at the start of the Revolutionary War. From a genteel family with relatives on both sides of the political divide, Deming was inside Boston when the fighting began on April 1775. Show More Summary

Why the RAF destroyed a ship with 4,500 concentration camp prisoners on board

On the afternoon of May 3, 1945, a squadron of RAF Typhoons began their descent to attack Axis shipping in Neustadt Bay, Germany. Below them, the former luxury liner SS Cap Arcona was laden with over 4,500 concentration camp prisoners who had been “evacuated” to the coast – and at around 3pm, the Typhoons from the Second Tactical Air Force, launched their assault.

The Angle Panorama: April 2017

A panoramic view from “The Angle.” To our left we can see the monument to[...] The post The Angle Panorama: April 2017 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Florence Nightingale’s Egyptian artifacts to go on display

Florence Nightingale wasn’t even 18 years old when she first realized the expected life of an elegant young woman of her milieu — husband, children, charitable causes — was not for her. One of two much-loved daughters of wealthy, upper class parents, Florence grew up at Embley Park in Hampshire, spending the summers in the [...]

When Actors Mixed Politics and Comedy in Ancient Rome

Laughter was one way to challenge authority, but it could also mean risking your life

These States Are Celebrating Confederate Memorial Day

Mississippi and Alabama are commemorating Confederate Memorial Day on Monday, April 26

The Other Side of Confederate Memorial Day

The idea of Confederate Memorial Day is on its way out, but the events it commemorates are deserving of recognition in their own right

Edith Cavell: Patriotism Is Not Enough

The post Edith Cavell: Patriotism Is Not Enough appeared first on Wonders & Marvels.

Talking about Stolen Cannon in Falmouth, 25 Apr.

On Tuesday, 25 April, I’ll speak to the Falmouth Historical Society about The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War. My book explores how Massachusetts Patriots were furiously collecting cannon months before the war broke out in April of 1775, but of course keeping that effort as quiet as possible. Show More Summary

Did Judas Actually Betray Jesus to Force a Rebellion?

There are numerous theories, from money to the intriguing idea that Judas may have actually been an overzealous believer anxious to provoke a confrontation

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