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The History and Controversy of Thanksgiving

You may remember the story of the first Thanksgiving from your elementary school days, when you listened to the tale of the Pilgrims and their Indigenous friends. But how much of that story is actually true?

HeinOnline in the Classroom: Letter from Birmingham City Jail

In this month’s HeinOnline in the Classroom we focus on a particular historical document from HeinOnline’s collection: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail.” Keep reading for more about King’s letter, and for two activities that you can use in your classroom.

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Oil, Greed, and the Osage Murders

At the turn of the 20th century, oil and mineral rights made the Osage Nation “the richest people in the world.” Their wealth stoked greed and festered envy–and led to murder.

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November Webinar: Researching Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Join our HeinOnline gurus as they discover the wealth of material available on indigenous American life and law, and share the tremendous influence that indigenous peoples and their cultures have had on the development of the United States of America.

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The History of Disaster Relief in America

The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. As this year’s season comes to an end, we’ve already seen several disastrous storms hit U.S. territory. What is the federal government’s responsibility when storms like this hit?

History of Historic Preservation

Up until the 1960s, saving America’s treasured artifacts of her past was largely done by private citizens. Learn about the slow movement of federal historical preservation legislation in this post.

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How the History of Daylight Saving Proves Time Isn’t Real

With the Senate recently passing the Sunshine Protection Act, which proposes year-round daylight savings time, we thought it would be a great time to dive into the complex and often confusing history of humankind’s desire to preserve daylight.

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7 Milestone Moments in the Fight for Women’s Rights

March is Women’s History Month, but the fight for gender equality in the United States is ongoing. While we continue to work towards a more equitable future, it’s the perfect time to review some milestone moments in the women’s rights movement.