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The Long American Tradition of Not Feeling Particularly Thankful for Thanksgiving
If you’re someone who feels a sense of angst, foreboding, or misery about this time of year, take heart: American history is on your side Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:09 -0800

Meet the Woman Who Invented Your Thanksgiving Meal
This vision of the overflowing feast represented mid-19th century ideals of the woman’s role in creating a perfect home Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:59:34 -0800

Pledge to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Expands K - 12 Teaching Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clark Charitable Foundation has pledged $5 million to expand the A. James Clark Excellence in History Teaching Program at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Since its founding in 2011, the Excellence in History Teaching Program has trained more than 8,000 teachers in 13 states across the country.A portion of the ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:42:00 -0800

The forgotten first president (Hint: It wasn’t George Washington)
John Hanson was the first president of the first U.S. government under the Articles of Confederation Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:57:33 -0800

Is Erdogan rewriting history?
Rewriting history according to one's own religious beliefs is a highly controversial and perilous enterprise. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:41:32 -0800

NYC museum to create center for women's history
NEW YORK (AP) — The New-York Historical Society is creating a center that will focus on women who played a crucial role in American history at the turn of the 20th century. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:49:03 -0800

Small Business Saturday Turns Five: How American Express and Local Retailers Have Changed Business Culture
Small Business Saturday turns five this week. Launched by American Express in 2009 at the height of the great recession, the day has been officially enshrined—unanimously—by the United States Senate, and has been publicly promoted by the President each Thanksgiving weekend. This day, and the associated “Shop Small” initiative has helped generate literally billions of dollars of revenue for tens ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:42:42 -0800

Scene Last Night: Staley, Tina Fey, Bok, Che, Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars sings, and the cast of "Saturday Night Live" dances in the Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. Bruno Mars sings, and the cast of "Saturday Night Live" dances in the Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:41:02 -0800

Artist Mark Steven Greenfield on minstrelsy and American culture
Of all the uncomfortable episodes in American history, that of minstrelsy is one that many people would like to forget. It consisted largely of white performers dressed in black-face, employing exaggerated accents and outfits to mimic or degrade aspects of the African slave experience in the... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:36:43 -0800

A racial slur entrenched in American vernacular is more prevalent than ever
After the NFL made the controversial decision to ban the n-word on the field this year, a team of Washington Post journalists explored the history of the word, its evolution and its place in American vernacular today. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:39:00 -0800

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