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Confronting 'Who We Are'

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson History News Network
The insurrectionary actions unfolding on Capitol Hill were the doing of pro-Trump extremists and domestic terrorists. But a look at history suggests that in many ways, these events have a long tradition in this country.

Friday Nite Videos | January 8, 2021

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'May My Story Be an Inspiration': Warnock's Victory Speech. Ossoff Claims Victory in Georgia Senate Runoff. How Trump’s Capitol Speech Incited an Insurrection. Police Treatment of MAGA Mob vs. BLM Protesters. Stop Saying 'This Is Not Who We Are.'

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Friedrich Engels at 200: A Revolutionary Historian

Christian Hogsbjerg History Workshop
November 28, 2020 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Friedrich Engels. The German revolutionary philosopher made pathbreaking and profound contributions to modern social and political theory, playing a critical role in developing classical Marxism

Friday Nite Videos | November 27, 2020

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Militias | Trevor Noah. Barack Obama Visits the Twins | Reaction to Bob Dylan. What Made Maradona a Latin Icon Beyond the Soccer Field. Rudy Giuliani Vows to Continue His Legal Failures on Behalf of the President. Let It Go: A Parody.

Will Trump's Last Fight be Against Howard Zinn?

Robert Cohen History News Network
Trump’s charge that Zinn makes students feel “ashamed” of their history is false. Zinn offers dramatic accounts of Americans resisting oppression, promoting not shame but pride in this ongoing and unfinished struggle for social justice.
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