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TIME

“There’s about 30,000 half-breeds up in Robeson County and we are going to have some cross burnings and scare them up.” more

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Chances are good that the land deed you hold rests on the treaty system. more

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Noah Flora

Here’s a good Independence Day read, and a reminder of the neglected history of our nation building. more

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Indiana State University Library

A review of “American Socialist, The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” more

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Kenneth King

West Virginians have rescued a landmark in American labor history from an assault by powerful coal mining companies. more

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Ken Kistler

Dying empires often plunge into costly, disastrous military misadventures. They also tend toward political extremism as the painful loss of dominance demoralizes the citizenry. Sound familiar? more

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Ron Bennett/UT Austin Briscoe Center for American History

“His hour of political triumph became another hour of mindless tragedy in a nation that cannot or will not keep weapons of death from the hands of madmen who walk its streets.” — Jules Witcover more

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Norman Stockwell

“It is important to honor the soldiers who said ‘No’ and show young people around the world that even against the greatest odds, your resistance can win.” more

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Michael Lamont

George Takei talks about his latest work, lessons from history, and combatting racism and sexism today. more

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Davey MacBain

It was the first time—and likely the last—a state militia was called out in support of a striking union. Why? Because the governor of the state was elected by those very same striking workers and miners. more

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J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Can we walk ourselves back from the edge? more

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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

“We’ve had good and bad Presidents, but all 44 people who preceded Trump, saw themselves as representing everyone in the United States, even those who didn’t vote for them. Trump has never tried to do that.” more

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USMC

“More and more,” MLK wrote in The Progressive, “I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will...” more

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100 years after one of the least-known and saddest chapters in American history, families of executed black soldiers have petitioned Trump for justice. more

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Teddy Roosevelt is back, learning what has become of his Republican Party. When President Trump hacked down the size of two national monuments, Roosevelt must have spun in his grave. more

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Yoichi Okamoto, LBJ Library

Fifty years ago President Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.  Now, Donald Trump is threatening the future of our national broadcasting system. more

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Wikipedia

From October of 1947 to roughly 1960, more than 300 artists were banned from working in the movies by HUAC unless they recanted their lefty politics. Seventy years later, this event is reenacted. more

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Adam Dileo (IGN)

There’s a deep irony in millions of Americans donning pirate costumes this Halloween to play colonial heroes of the Caribbean, while President Trump continues to ignore the suffering of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. more

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Solving the problems of yesterday with solutions that won't work tomorrow! more

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