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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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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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The History of America’s Favorite Government Agency

During the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us hunkered down at home, mail carriers were on the streets six days a week. But to understand the full scope of the postal service’s impact, one must take a step back to consider the history of mail delivery.

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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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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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The Elephant in the Room: Animal Welfare in the United States

In 1948, the United Nations declared that freedom, justice, and peace rely on a respect for human rights. A few decades later, a global campaign surfaced, advocating that this respect be extended to other animals, as well. Follow along to see how to research this topic with HeinOnline.