Lessons From History

 New evidence suggest Angkor civilization brought down by urban sprawl and its’ associated environmental degradation (National Geographic)

A Short History of Strikes and Boycotts (BitOfNews)

Hundred Years’ War, Final Phase (1422-1453) is an old school website focusing on, you guessed it, the last decades of the somewhat accurately named Hundred Years’ War. The site has an extensive timeline, a map, summaries of major battles (which include battlefield maps), short bios of major characters and their genealogies, information about the weapons of the time and a list of controversial issues concerning the Hundred Years’ War. [more inside] (via Metafilter)

How Benjamin Franklin destroyed our young nation’s economy, taken from a radio address by retired Congressman Binderup, NE, 1941 (via MParent)

GULAG: Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom. An online exhibit which includes photographs of work in the gulag, women in the gulag, living in the camp, what were their crimes, Perm-36 Gulag Camp, the history of the gulag system, the inspiring stories of dissidents and what happened after the fall of the Soviet Union. [more inside] (via Metafilter)

Randall’s Lost New York City Collection “documents the destruction of many of New York City’s 19th century tenement and other buildings, so that we can mourn the lost [and] appreciate the endangered.” Gallery 1, 2. [more inside] (via Metafilter)

Orphan Trains of Kansas. A collection of histories, personal stories, newspaper accounts, pictures and other references. (via Metafilter)

Beginning in 1854, charitable institutions in New York City began sending orphans on trains to the west to find new families, feeling that the children would fare better out west than on the streets of New York. Orphan trains arrived in Kansas between 1867 and 1930, and some 5000-6000 children were placed in Kansas homes.”


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