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English Language Imperialism
Seen in its simplest terms, language imperialism involves the transfer of a dominant language to other peoples. The transfer...
Racial Integration in Australia and New Zealand
By 1997 public opinion in Australia and New Zealand was demanding that a solution be found to the great gap in the standards...
7 (or 8) Summits: The World’s Highest Mountains by Continent
Climbing each continent’s highest mountain is a major mountaineering achievement. Read this list to learn more about the...
25 Decade-Defining Events in U.S. History
Which events were the most important in any given decade of U.S. history? This list tries to answer that question. See if...
Inventors and Inventions of the Industrial Revolution
Read about the people and machines that transformed Western society in the 18th and 19th centuries.
E.W. Etchells, American boat builder and yachtsman who helped build navy destroyers and icebreakers during World War II,...
Why Does COVID-19 Disproportionately Affect African Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos?
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded in the United States and increasing amounts of data have come in, it has become apparent...
10 Famous Artworks by Leonardo da Vinci
Of the few surviving works by Leonardo da Vinci, which ones are the most famous?
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6 Interesting Facts About Fidel Castro
From his famous beard to his ubiquitous cigar, learn more about Fidel Castro.
Europe's Crumbling Social Network
The European welfare state suffered a year of crisis in 1997. In the years after World War II, generations of Europeans had...
France's New African Policy
During 1997 a gradual sea change in France’s policy toward Africa reached its culmination. Gone or going was France’s paternalism...