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  1. William Howard Taft, President and Chief Justice

    WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT: PRESIDENT AND CHIEF JUSTICE
    Dec 17, 1999 - © John S. Cooper
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  2. Gays in Government

    GAYS IN GOVERNMENT
    Jan 7, 2000 - © John S. Cooper

    Although it has never been ...

    Updated 04-10-2017 at 11:55 PM by mugwump53

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    Biographies , History
  3. Ceque Lines: Pilgrimage in the Inca Empire

    Inca ceque lines and their organization along the city of Cuzco were not just trails or pathways; they ...
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    History
  4. History Blog: The Roman Legion

    The Roman Empire was gigantic by the time of Emperor Trajan’s death in A.D. 117. From Britain to Syria, ...
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    History
  5. History Blog: Alexander the Great and the Sack of Persepolis

    As Alexander the Great marched toward Persepolis he was not prepared for the kind of greeting he would ...
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    History
  6. History Blog: The Golden Age of Piracy - Piracy and Law at Sea in the 18th Century

    Buccaneers were the second generation of fringe participants in the colonial economy. After buccaneers ...
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    History
  7. History Blog: The Battle of Gaugamela

    The battle of Gaugamela demonstrated Alexander's tactics consisting primarily of shock action maneuvers ...
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    History
  8. History Blog: Victoria's Secret Love Letters

    Queen Victoria adored him, obeyed him, and praised him to everyone in sight. For nearly twenty years ...
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    History
  9. History Blog: Stonehenge - The History and Evolution of a Henge Monument

    The Stonehenge we see today evolved in three phases over 800 years. It is an example of the continued ...
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    History
  10. History Blog: Culture and History of Nashville

    Ancient people built mounds and nomadic tribes of the Shawnee algonchini settled centuries ago on the ...
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    History
  11. Ancient Greece: The Ancient Greek Olympics

    The first ancient Greek Olympics at Olympia were sacred to Greek religion. Later, they evolved into ...
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    History
  12. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Home Dolce Home

    Where did the Italians of the Renaissance rest their weary heads? Cook up a family meal? Toss back a ...
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  13. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Where have all the copperplate engravers gone?

    The other day I found a fascinating book at the library. The book is called "Falkner, Köhler, Kupferstecher: ...
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  14. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - A Renaissance Herbal

    The women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance knew a good herb when they saw one. They grew them in little ...
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  15. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - What's in a Name?

    We take for granted, at least in many parts of the world, that each person has a first name, possibly ...
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  16. History Blog: Velvet, Silk and Baubles - Costume of the Italian Renaissance

    The most flamboyant fashions of today hardly dazzle compared to the richest garments of the Italian ...
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    History
  17. Ancient Greece: Alexander the Great - The Conqueror of Persia and the East

    In just 13 years, Alexander became the ruler of a vast empire spanning Greece, Egypt and much of the ...

    Updated 10-26-2015 at 12:18 AM by manolis

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    History
  18. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - St. Peter's Basilica - The Church to End all Churches

    It´s one of the most beloved success stories of Renaissance Italian art and architecture. A stroll through ...
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  19. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Who, What, When 1400-1500

    Quick: How many times did Siena suffer from plague in the 15th century? Give up? Check out the timeline ...
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    History
  20. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - In Like a Knight, Out Like a Cannon - Part 2

    We left off last time with the dying traditions of late medieval war. The mercenary captains that dominated ...
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    History
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