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After the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman Led a Brazen Civil War Raid

They called her “Moses” for leading enslaved people in the South to freedom up North. But Harriet Tubman fought the institution of slavery well beyond her role as a conductor for…

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Black Civil War Soldiers

Contents A ‘White Man’s War’? The Second Confiscation and Militia Act (1862) The 54th Massachusetts Confederate Threats The Fight for Equal Pay On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed…

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Louisiana

Contents Louisiana Native American History Louisiana Exploration and Colonial History The Louisiana Purchase and Statehood Slavery The Civil War Reconstruction and Civil Rights Movement Cajun, Creole and Cultural Contributions Interesting…

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Paris Commune of 1871

Contents Roots of the Paris Commune The Third Republic The Cannons of Montmartre Paris Commune Established Women’s Rights Vendôme Column Paris Under Attack Bloody Week Paris Burns Pere Lachaise Cemetery…

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How Ethiopia Beat Back Colonizers in the Battle of Adwa

In the late 19th century, the European powers ran roughshod over Africa, brutally colonizing one country after another. Italy, for its part, targeted Ethiopia. But when its troops attacked on…

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New Mexico

Contents New Mexico Native American History Pueblo Revolt Geronimo The Long Walk New Mexico’s Spanish Explorers, Colonists and Missionaries U.S. Territory and Statehood Role in World War II Tourism and…

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Queen Victoria

Contents Early Life and Ascension to the Throne Family and Descendants Albert’s Death and Victoria’s Later Years Legacy Sources Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire for nearly 64 years, after…

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South Carolina

Contents South Carolina Native American History South Carolina Exploration and Colonial History Slavery American Revolution and Statehood Civil War in South Carolina Reconstruction Jim Crow and Desegregation Immigration Tourism Industry…

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American Indian Movement (AIM)

Contents The ‘Termination Policy’ and AIM’s Origins Occupations and Education The Trail of Broken Treaties, Recognition and Blowback Fighting for Culture and International Indigenous Rights Sources The American Indian Movement…

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Hawaii

Contents Native Hawaiian History Hawaii’s Colonial History and Immigration Overthrow of the Monarchy and Statehood Attack on Pearl Harbor Tourism and the Economy Interesting Facts Sources  Hawaii (Hawaiian: Hawai‘i) is…

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