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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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The Good Lord Bird | Miniseries Trailer

Starring and produced by Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the abolitionist John Brown, the seven-episode series is based on the novel The Good Lord Bird. Premieres on Sunday, October 4 on Showtime.

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Long Past Due: Joan Wallach Scott's On the Judgment of History.

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
Three efforts to right historical wrongs - Nuremberg Trials' prosecution of Nazi war crimes but not crimes against its own people, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation established the former if not the latter, and today's demand for reparations.

The Networks of Women Behind the Polio Vaccine

Stephanie Martin Lady Science
The polio vaccine highlights the networks of women—some scientists, some not, some named, and some not—who made the laborious, costly, and difficult work of vaccine development possible.

The Radicalism of Woody Guthrie

Arvind Dilawar Jacobin
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie is best known for his anthem “This Land Is Your Land,” which can come off as an innocuous ode to America if you aren’t listening closely. But the singer-songwriter was a lifelong socialist.

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Walking the Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

Frederick B. Mills New Politics
The lessons of the Pink Tide of leftist and leftish governments in Latin America that marked much of the period following 1998 but were undone by rightist movements, US meddling, world economic crisis and internal weaknesses are aptly told....
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