Source: The Washington Post
Clemantine Wamariya talks about her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads, in which she writes about her experiences as a refugee fleeing genocide in Rwanda and rebuilding a life in the United States.
Source: The Detroit News
Inspired by current political protestors, documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber restored and redistributed his 1976 film about Vietnam War protests at the University of Wisconsin.
You may have heard the phrase “representation matters.” So why is it important to include culturally diverse perspectives when studying history? This article addresses that question and suggests ways to make history curriculum more inclusive.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Over two centuries removed from the American Revolution, it’s easy to forget that colonists had to make a choice—stick with British rule or fight for independence?
Source: American Experience
The poet Walt Whitman wrote extensively about the Civil War, although he did not fight in it. Find out what he was doing during those five pivotal years.
Source: Penguin Books
Historian Laurence Rees asks readers to consider the warnings of the Holocaust and how his insights might apply in the 21st century.
Food industries did not always have the best interests of their consumers in mind. This is especially the case with “embalmed milk,” a tainted dairy product.
Source: Mental Floss
Technological advances force some objects to become obselete. Something widely used even ten years ago may now be a relic. An online museum aims to catalog and preserve the sounds these outdated objects make.
In an effort to connect with separated family members, many freedpeople turned to newspaper advertisements after emacipation.
Walt Whitman’s views on race reveal the problematic racial bias present even in those considered “progressives” in the 19th century.