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Celebrating Black History Month 2015

Who-We-Be

by The History Reader Black History Month is an annual event for celebrating the central role of African Americans in the U.S., as well as other countries, including Canada and the U.K. Originally instituted in 1976 as “Negro History Week,” every

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Kristin Hannah: A Look at Women in War

The Nightingale

The History Reader In her newest novel The Nightingale, Historical Fiction novelist and New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah offers a look at the heroism and personal sacrifice that women make during wartime.

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War Dogs

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by Rebecca Frankel The canon of literature on dogs is vast and deep. I’d be willing to bet that there are thousands upon thousands of titles devoted to stories about dogs—history, fiction, memoirs, advice and “how to” books, and volumes

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Veterans Day: Remembering Those Who Served

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by The History Reader Veterans Day is the day we honor and commemorate our brave service men and women who are fighting and have fought for America’s freedom and security since the early beginnings of our nation. To understand and

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1977: The Amityville Haunting and the Enfield House

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by Roger Clarke ‘Just before I died, I went blind, and then I had an ’aemorrhage and I fell asleep and I died in the chair in the corner downstairs.’ (the voice of an old man expressed by a 12

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