Jason Cochran

Stuff you never knew you never knew

Posts Tagged ‘america’

Jan

24

2017

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List of National Park units on Twitter (Updated)

Many of the National Park Service streams are often tended by people—experts in their fields—who get excited about nature and history and have a passion for protecting the places held in the public trust. For example, the African Burial Ground (a delightfully active one for such a small site) might share a resource for researching your slave ancestors in Virginia or link to a database that details the machinations of the slave trade. Other feeds may be manned by rangers

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Jul

8

2016

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The Crowd in the Streets of Dallas

Tweet In the winter of 1910, Dallas was suffering a crime wave of purse snatchings and assaults. The police didn’t know how to stop it, and people were hungry for blame. One night amid this crisis, a 68-year-old servant named Allen Brooks was discovered in a barn outside of town in the company of 3-year-old Ethel Huvens. The […]

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Jun

28

2015

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Why are there Confederate Flags in Times Square station?

There are Confederate flags throughout New York City's Times Square subway station. Why?

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Jun

27

2015

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The Brilliant Women Who Popularized the Confederate Flag and Rewrote American History (Literally)

The United Daughters of the Confederacy — allegedly powerless, allegedly on the losing side of a bitter war, allegedly merely female — directed the most powerful public relations movement that America has known.

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Mar

28

2015

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The Stain Runs Deep: Remembering Indiana and the Klan

There is no route to the present except through the past. Indiana's recent history is, in a word, sordid. Its past record of "religious freedom" movements should burn in memory.

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Jan

4

2014

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The polite omissions of James Buchanan’s Wheatland tour

James Buchanan was a lousy president and probably loved another man. What does the museum at his home in Lancaster, PA, have to say?

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Dec

4

2013

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New Zealand, Savior of American Cinematic History

Ironically, the heedless way the world viewed silent movies was the very thing that allowed these copies to survive unnoticed at the end of the consumption chain.

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Mar

14

2013

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The Modern Minstrels

We don't need minstrel shows or vaudeville now. We have YouTube. Are Sweet Brown and Antoine Dodson the newest version of the old minstrel show?

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Jan

25

2013

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Hatch Show Print in Nashville: iconic style, letter by letter [WATCH]

You may not know the name Hatch Show Print, but you know the style. Its block letters are visually synonymous with Nashville and country music history. I was lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes, and my video shows just how damn cool it is.

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Jan

24

2013

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Manzanar, where decent Americans were destroyed [WATCH]

Tweet The history of the United States could fairly viewed as a succession of excuses for not living up to its contractual obligations. All men were not created equal, according to the Declaration of Independence: Slaves were allowed. The Supreme Court said the Cherokees were a sovereign nation: The South took their land anyway. Every […]

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