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5 Black Suffragists Who Fought for the 19th Amendment—And Much More

When Congress ratified the 19th Amendment on August 18,1920, giving American women the right to vote, it reflected the culmination ...
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When a New Polio Vaccine Faced Shortages and Setbacks

On April 12, 1955, every American newspaper and TV set jubilantly announced that Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was a success ...
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Cornfield Fight Hinged on Leadership and Communication

Union possession of the most important ground on the Antietam battlefield came only after critical errors ...
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A Closer Look at the F-8E Crusader

A closer look at the F-8E Crusader, the last U.S. fighter plane with guns as its primary armament ...
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Can the field of archaeology “pass the spade” to locals to manage cultural heritage?

(Lehigh University) Allison Mickel, a professor of anthropology in Lehigh University's Department of Department of Sociology & Anthropology, recently received ...
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The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History

Every half century or so comes a book in a particular field or area of history that is monumental, that ...
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Ancient shell llama offering found in lake Titicaca

(Penn State) A llama carved from a spondylus shell and a cylindrical laminated gold foil object were the contents of ...
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Three Generations of Combat Veterans Soon to be Buried Side-by-Side

Three generations of veteran relatives are soon to be buried together at the Great Lakes Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Through ...
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How the Electoral College Was Nearly Abolished in 1970

On September 18, 1969, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by an overwhelming 338 to 70 to send a constitutional ...
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Geraldine Ferraro’s 1984 VP Nomination Was Historic, But Failed to Clinch a Win

When Walter Mondale announced Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate during the 1984 presidential campaign, the three-term New York Congresswoman ...
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