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Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin REALLY Say That?

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As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? A Baylor scholar can tell the truth about Ben.

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Special Issue of Journal of American History Explores the ‘Carceral State’

In a special issue of the Journal of American History, historians explore the forces that led to mass incarceration in the U.S. and its implications for urban spaces, politics, distribution of government resources, race, gender and other factors of American life.

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Expert on White Southern Identity Available to Discuss Confederate Flag Symbolism

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Who Claims The Past?

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American University History Professor Lisa Leff’s new nonfiction book “The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust” tells the story of controversial Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski (Shy-KOV-ski).

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Tracking the Fortunes of the UK Antiques Trade Online

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A new online, interactive map has been launched which tracks the development and history of the UK antiques trade during the 20th century. Researchers from the University of Southampton (UK), led by the University of Leeds (UK), aim to chart the changing geographical locations of dealers over a one-hundred year period.

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Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

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Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill. Who are the other women who merit consideration on the $10?

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Anniversary of First Successful Atomic Bomb Testing: GW Experts Available to Comment

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Historian Available to Comment on Discovery of Portuguese Slave Ship

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Lafayette College Archivist Offers Historical Context on Voyage of Hermione Replica Ship to U.S.

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Diane Windham Shaw, scholar of the Marquis de Lafayette, is director of special collections and the college archivist at Lafayette College, and is an excellent source on Lafayette’s legacy as a key figure in the American Revolution.

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Waterloo: A Defining Battle in Military History

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French general and politician Napoléon Bonaparte won more battles than he lost. But under his command on June 18, 1815, the French army was defeated at Waterloo in a battle that changed the political landscape of Europe.