history

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

Devin Nassar-Reis3 months ago
The Cold, Hard Truth About the Democratic Party
When this generation thinks of racism and socioeconomic inequality, their thoughts immediately lean towards the Republican party. This actually could not be further from the truth. Historically, the Republicans have opposed racism and socioeconomic inequality. Truthfully, it was the Democrats that supported slavery, created the Ku Klux Klan, imposed Jim Crow laws, and fully backed segregation for over 100 years in the Southeastern United States. (Prager U) Technically, your history textbooks fro...
Devin Nassar-Reis3 months ago
US Involvement in the Middle East Is a Double-Edged Sword—Here's Why
When Americans think of the Middle East in the present day, we immediately think of bloodshed and violence. The Fertile Crescent was home to various empires that spanned several nations, with Babylonia, Assyria, Persia, Canaan and Phoenicia later becoming autonomous countries that would remain enemies millennia later; the nations that are now Iraq, Syria, Iran, Israel and Lebanon will possibly remain both political, cultural, and religious rivals for centuries more. As complex as the history of ...
Shandi Pace3 months ago
1968: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no figure more celebrated in the work he did for civil rights than Martin Luther King Jr. His death on April 4, 1968, due to an assassin’s bullet, left the nation and especially the black com...
Darryl Richie3 months ago
What If Part II: America
The African holocaust began during the 17th century when Europeans decided to enslave Africans for the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas. The Africans never saw themselves as slaves, but priso...
Darryl Richie3 months ago
What If Part I: Africa
Marvel’s Black Panther was one of the most popular movies to be released in 2018, grossing $1.3 billion worldwide, and is currently number nine of the top 10 grossing movies of all-time in the United ...
quinn riley4 months ago
Shaping the Minds of Americans: The Media and the Iran Hostage Crisis
"The days after September 11th." This phrase has emerged nationally as its own political shorthand for a positive moment of comity in the United States that occurred after the devastating terrorist at...
Rich Monetti4 months ago
Presentation at White Plains Library Documents Germany’s Official Remembrance Policy of the Holocaust
The genocide of Jews in Germany is certainly not unique in world history. The Rape of Nanking, Rwanda, and Manifest Destiny tally a short list that the perpetrating nations would officially like to fo...
Rushat Chandra4 months ago
Tiananmen Square Massacre
Before we enter the nitty gritty aspects of what occurred on the fourth of June, there is some important background. Following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, the Cultural Revolution also came to an ...
bethan ✌️️ 4 months ago
Pride: The 1984 Miners' Strike
Since the initial criminalisation of homosexual relations between two males during the Roman Empire, the LGBTQ+ community has faced much discrimination and oppression, despite the many famous and powe...
Patrick Hollis4 months ago
Clement Attlee's Brave New World
The end of the Second World War brought about huge social and political change in the United Kingdom. The election of July 1945 was proof that the war-weary country wanted a new leader to take them fo...
Aaron Cline4 months ago
Hitler Holocaust Hell
The Holocaust was one of the worst moments in world history. Millions of people suffered and were sent to concentration camps. Adolf Hitler the leader of the Germans and the Nazi’s was the main reason...
Blake O'Connor5 months ago
12 Types of Government
Since Aristotle produced his comprehensive work Politics—Treatise on Government, things are different, but not by much. In the 4th century B.C., he laid out the distinguishing features for three types...
Dr. Williams5 months ago
Treachery and Treason
History is full of treacherous and deceitful acts committed by ruthless men and women. In desperate times there have always been those who conspire to alter the course of history. Some have succeed wh...
History Roundtable5 months ago
The Horrors of Scientific Racism
From the White Man’s Burden to the “culture wars,” justifications of prejudice have been used for as long as people have been prejudiced—in other words, forever. Racism is one of the most horrifying p...
Lottie Toms5 months ago
How Significant Was the Idea of Rugged Individualism in the USA During the Interwar Period?
‘It is just as important that business keep out of government as that government keep out of business.’ - Herbert Hoover‘I pledge you - I pledge myself to a New Deal for the American people.’ - Frankl...
History Roundtable5 months ago
The United Empire of America
The United States likes to think of itself as an alternative to the empires of old, but in the Philippine-American War, America proved itself to just be a new version of that same imperial structure. ...
Sarah Elizabeth5 months ago
Pluralism in the Eyes of Gray and Asian Cultures
The pluralistic framework is embodied in the writings of John Gray can extend in ways to comprehend the values found in Asian countries. Pluralism is clarified as a system of society in which individu...
Morganne Thayer5 months ago
Remembering 9/11
Seventeen years ago today marks one of the most horrific tragedies within our great Nation that will forever replay in my mind. I was 11 years old when we had an indoor recess for a reason unexplained...