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Learning the Truth About Thanksgiving and America’s Origin Story

With the anticipation of a mouth-watering feast and time away from the office to lounge with family and friends, Americans come together for Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday where conversations about ou

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History American Society Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America All the Real Indians Died Off Dina Gilio-Whitaker Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Radical Abolitionist Benjamin Lay Reclaimed by Quakers 279 Years Later

The recognition represented a profound, heartfelt act of retrospective justice, because Lay had been unjustly disowned in the first place. It was a symbolic rejection of what a previous slave-owning g

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Religion History activism Biography and Memoir Marcus Rediker The Fearless Benjamin Lay

“Credible Threat”: The Reason Behind the Anti-Union Backlash Against Journalists at DNAinfo and Gothamist

A Q&A with Bill Fletcher, Jr.: Joe Ricketts views unionizing as unreasonable becomes it stands in the way of his absolute, totalitarian domination of the workplace. The union is the only voice that wo

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American Society Politics and Current Events Bill Fletcher, Jr. They're Bankrupting Us!

From Trauma to Love and Admiration: Writing about Surviving My Mother’s Suicide

I started writing the book from a place of trauma, with a lot of anger toward her, and I ended it with so much love and admiration for her in my heart. It’s a gift I hadn’t anticipated, even though I

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Biography and Memoir Science and Medicine Literature and the Arts Gayle Brandeis The Art of Misdiagnosis

This Veteran’s Day, Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

By Lynn Hall: Last month, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) released the results of their annual member survey, and the statistics regarding military sexual assault were, as always,

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Politics and Current Events Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Caged Eyes Helen Benedict Lynn Hall The Lonely Soldier