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More than a review: The importance of "Jimmie Higgins" work underlined

"He was not one of the speakers, of course - he would have been terrified at the idea of making a speech; but he was one of those whose labor made the speaking possible."

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"Race to Revolution" a must-read on U.S.-Cuba history

"Race To Revolution: The United States And Cuba During Slavery And Jim Crow" should be read especially now, as relations are renewed with Cuba.

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Today in history: Ernest Hemingway is born

Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 - July 2, 1961) was one of America's most popular authors.

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Art should be like a ribbon around a bomb: Diego and Frida in Detroit

When they came to Detroit in 1932 they were three years married: Diego worked feverously and created Detroit Industry, while Frida created 11 works to establish herself as a distinct artist in her own right.

 

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Today in history: Patrick Stewart turns 75

The highly accomplished, ever busy, and much beloved actor Patrick Stewart is 75 years old today.

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"JFK and the Unspeakable" is "convincing portrait" of Kennedy

This is the only book on the assassination recommended by the Kennedy family.

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Today in history: Earl Robinson, composer of “Joe Hill,” born

On this date in 1910, composer Earl Robinson was born in Seattle.

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Review: how corporate America invented Christian America

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

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Christopher Lee, 93: the Count bows out

Lee, whose 70-year career spanned multiple mediums of art and several generations of audiences; his life was nearly as colorful and interesting as his later film roles would be.

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“American Relief Aid and the Spanish Civil War”: a unique perspective

Context is central to any historical narrative. This is certainly true regarding the Spanish Civil War.

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