Opinion

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Today in history: England’s 99% crushed

On June 15, 1381, Wat Tyler, a leader of a peasant/laborer rebellion that swept England, was killed by the king's supporters.

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Watergate was only one of Nixon's five wars

Forty years after the news of the Watergate burglary, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein take on certain historical revisionists who claim Watergate was nothing more than a misguided political caper. 

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Today in labor history: Maritime strikers killed in New Orleans port

Ninety-nine years ago today, police opened fire on striking maritime workers outside the headquarters of United Fruit Company in New Orleans, La.

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Ten dead, a hundred injured in bloodstained Chicago field

They were on strike but the strike was just a week old so people were not yet in the direst of straights.

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Labor history: "Bonus Army" starts national movement

Eighty years ago today, the first "Bonus Marchers" arrived in Washington, D.C.

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"(Re)Presenting America": Are culturally specific museums a good thing?

Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?

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