A chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes

June 2018

Albert Einstein: “A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing.” Quote or No Quote?

By | June 12th, 2018|Myths|

Ah yes, Albert Einstein. Perhaps number 3 or number 4 on the all time mis-quoted list. No, he didn’t say that thing about the disappearance of bees, and the disappearance of bee pollination being [...]

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James Allen, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America (2000).

By | June 5th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Lynching images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better. [...]

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May 2018

Mary Pilon, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game (2017).

By | May 30th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to [...]

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Eric Foner, A Short History of Reconstruction (2015).

By | May 23rd, 2018|Bookshelf|

This masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

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