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CIA's Declassified Documents Database (Finally) Goes Online

The CIA has put its declassified documents database online. “Back in December, we wrote about how the CIA would be placing its previously-inaccessible CREST database online. 58 more words

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NGS: The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans in Development

A new project to archive the burial places of enslaved Americans is asking for data submissions. “The project started as The Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans (formerly based at Fordham University) and is now the National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans – a work of the Periwinkle Initiative.”

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The River - Historical Notes

Lien and Jing-Shen Tong were two of the first characters I actually created for Deadlands, besides Gabe and Violetta. I knew from the start Violetta would have this strange vision of a muddy river and decided to put her in one at some point. 1,183 more words

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Swanson, James L. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. Scholastic Press, 2009. 198 pages. Hardcover $14.49, ISBN 978-0-439-90354-7; PLB $18.51, ISBN 978-0-329-87737-8

TL;DR: Do I Recommend This? Yes… 292 more words


Review: Debtor Nation

Hyman, Louis. Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.

In Debtor Nation, Louis Hyman provides a history of personal debt in America. 1,028 more words


Historical Flavor: The U. S. History Cookbook

D’Amico, Joan. The U. S. History Cookbook: Delicious Recipes and Exciting Events from the Past. Illustrated by Jeff Cline. J. Wiley, 2003. 180 pages. Tr. 367 more words


Why Was Vicksburg “The Gibraltar of the Confederacy?”

As the calendar flipped from June to July in 1863, two events changed the course of the Civil War. The first event occurred in in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 248 more words

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