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Communism and Race in the 1930s Deep South

The Deep South has a history of racial animosity, but what happened when somebody tried to unite whites and blacks? Well, in the Great Depression era in Atlanta, Angelo Herndon tried to do just that. And he did so as a committed Communist. Bennett H. Parten returns to the site and explains what happened when […]

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When the Spanish met the Aztecs – Image of the Week

Our image of the week looks at the time the Spanish Conquistadors took Tenochtitlan, modern day Mexico City.   We’re yet to foray closely into the history of Latin America on the site, and even though we have shared a few images, thought that we would start to make amends. Following Christopher Columbus’ founding of […]

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