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Articles with keyword "history"

American Indian delegation at White House

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A Nation of Treaties

Minnesota examines the treaties between the United States and American Indians.

Two sailing vessels at sea in nineteenth century

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A Diplomatic Education

Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.

Richard I. Dodge

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Just Deserters

Pennsylvania soldiers dodging the Civil War.

Book: <em>Wilsonian Moment</em>

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They'll Always Have Paris

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points: Raising expectations of emerging national leaders.

"Effects of Fugitive-Slave Law"

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When the Slave-Catcher Came to Town

Oberlin, Ohio, was an abolitionist stronghold, but not impermeable.

Sixth-grade Civil War reenactors

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The Civil War to a Seventh Grader

Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.

G. Harold Carswell in his Tallahassee, Florida, chambers, April 1970.

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Supremely Contentious

The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”

Peter Cooper, 1850

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Peter Cooper’s Big Ideas

Steam engines and Jell-O paled beside the famed inventor's greatest legacy.

19th-century miner's lunch pail from the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

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Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum

A segmented miner’s lunch pail from the nineteenth century was, above all, practical, with stacking compartments for stews, pie, cobbler, as well as a cup on top for coffee, which was heated over a ca

Zither from the collections of the German American Heritage Center

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German American Heritage Center

The zither, commonly found in southern Germany and other parts of alpine Europe, produces the “oompahs” so typical of German folk music.