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Secrets of the Serial Set: The American Flag

This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series with a consideration of the origins and evolution of the American flag. Dive into this exciting and informative monthly blog series from HeinOnline dedicated to unveiling the wealth of American history.

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Same DNA but Born this Way: A Look Back at Transgender History

Although to many the term transgender seems relatively new, its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations. This Pride month, we’ll take a look at the history of transgender people and how they are impacted by law today.

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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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The Complicated History of Eugenics in the United States

It was surprisingly commonplace just a few decades ago to think that only the genetically superior should be allowed to reproduce. When this concept, eugenics, was taken to its extreme under Nazi Germany, the movement began to fall out of favor. Learn about the history of eugenics with HeinOnline.

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8 Forgotten Stories from American History

American history is brimming with lesser-known—but still fascinating—phenomena that even the most diligent historian may have forgotten. Read to explore a few of these stories with HeinOnline.

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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.

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Secrets of the Serial Set: Education in America

A look at the evolution of education throughout American history. Featuring colonial education, education reform and Horace Mann, education and psychology, and recent developments.