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Military Affairs in North America, 1748-1765 (from the Cumberland Papers, Windsor)

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), was the second son of George II and the captain general of the British army between 1745 and 1757. He played a decisive role in the 1745 Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which helped eliminate Jacobitism within the British Isles and put an end to the possibility of a Stuart restoration to the British throne. 141 more words

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  1. Abu Bakr was of the first 4 Caliphs. These men before the Umbassyad empire were not in it for power. Their main drive was to serve Allah.
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"I, too, sing America." Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well, 683 more words


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Lewis quotes the following: “Paradise is under the shadow of swords.” How might you
analyze this statement of the Prophet? Now examine the full hadith from Sahih Muslim: 95 more words

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Missiles of Outrage and Anger

In the early pages of his memoir Known and Unknown, Donald Rumsfeld described boyhood memories of an America struggling to come to grips with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 772 more words


Who Is Jack Aubrey's Role Model?

I guess that depends on whom you read. Two names, however, rise to the top: Admiral Thomas Cochrane and Admiral Edward Pellew; both individuals possessed the prerequisite skills that would have attracted Patrick O’Brian. 462 more words

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A History Teaching Toolbox: Your next must read

Part of what I get to do is spend time browsing the Interwebs finding tools and resources that would be useful for history and social studies teachers. 388 more words