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Environment

The Movement to Free Niagara

Niagara Falls is considered one of the great natural wonders of the world. But by the early 20th century, it had almost ran dry. Learn about the conservation movement to Free Niagara in this blog post.

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History

100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

2021 is the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery. The marble tomb serves as a poignant reminder of all those Americans who gave their lives for their country—and never returned home.

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Pop Culture

Everything or Nothing: The Copyright History of James Bond

No Time to Die is Eon Productions’ 25th film in the Bond canon and the last film in Daniel Craig’s tenure as 007. But as often happens in a long-enduring and hugely profitable enterprise, conflicts in the courtroom over who is owed a piece of MI6’s most famous agent have given Bond several adversaries.

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Criminal Justice

Crime of the Century: The Case of Timothy Evans

Thomasina was fed up with her son, Timothy. She had learned that Timothy had left London, returning to his hometown in Wales, where he was staying with his aunt and uncle. Before he had left London, Timothy had quit his job and sold his furniture. When Thomasina heard this, she was furious.

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Pop Culture

A Decent Proposal: Marriage in Regency England

While Netflix Bridgerton certainly sensationalizes the past, its central world—the social season—was very real. Just as the first season focuses on eldest daughter Daphne coming out into society, so too will this post focus on how society’s rules and laws around marriage affected women.

American Civil War Soldiers
History

The First Battle of the American Civil War: The Battle of First Manassas

160 years ago, the first battle of this bloody war was fought near a creek running through Manassas, Virginia. The Battle of First Manassas, also known as the First Battle of Bull Run, was predicted to be the war’s first and last battle. Read on to learn more about this moment in history.

Ruins of homes following race riots
History

100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre

The Tulsa Race Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot and the Black Wall Street Massacre, is one of the most devastating incidents of racial violence in American history. Learn the details of the tragedy with HeinOnline.

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Criminal Justice

Crime of the Century: The Kidnapping of Peter Weinberger

In 1956, Betty Weinberger sat on the patio with her one-month-old son, Peter. She briefly stepped inside the house, but when she returned just a few minutes later, Peter was gone. Read up on this crime of the century and others, as well as kidnapping-related legislation.