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Enslaved Couples Faced Wrenching Separations, or Even Choosing Family Over Freedom

For enslaved African Americans, the ideal of marriage as an enduring lifelong bond was rarely an option. When couples stood ...
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10 Inventions From China’s Han Dynasty That Changed the World

When a commoner named Liu Bang became the first emperor of the Han Dynasty in 206 B.C., it was the ...
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How Settler Abbie Gardner Survived a Massacre and Kidnapping

Taken hostage by an angry, starving Sioux tribe who slaughtered her family, Abbie Gardner stayed alive, and later made a ...
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The infamous windmill problem

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual competition for the brainiest of high-school maths whizzes in the world. This ...
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Why Simone de Beauvoir didn’t believe in being ‘a strong woman’

In The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir argued that women were at a disadvantage in a society where they ...
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Field Notes: National Gallery of Art Acquires Rare Collection of Gardner Images

"Sketch Book of the War" considered one of the 19th century's most important photographic works ...
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Navy Confirms UFO Videos Are Real and Show Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that three F-18 gun-camera videos first released by The New York Times and a UFO ...
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Why Royal Guests Have Always Been a Royal Pain

Every summer, Queen Elizabeth I and her massive court set out on a months’ long progress, with a mile-long train ...
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Account Of The Battle of Chickamauga

In the dimly lit log cabin of the Widow Glenn, the military map was spread. Worried Union officers of the ...
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WWII Book Review: Forgotten Survivors

Forgotten Survivors: Polish Christians Remember the Nazi Occupation edited by Richard C. Lukas; University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2004, $29.95 ...
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