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Insurrection at the Capitol: A Timeline of How It Happened. When President Trump railed against the election results from a stage near the White House on Wednesday, his loyalists were already gathering at the Capitol.

Insurrection at the Capitol: A Timeline of How It Happened

Soon, they would storm it. We analyzed a crucial two-hour period to reconstruct how a rally gave way to a mob that nearly came face to face with Congress. Supporters already. Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas. Image copyright Ciprian Ardelean Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.

Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas

They suggest people were living there 33,000 years ago, twice the widely accepted age for the earliest settlement of the Americas. The results are based on work at Chiquihuite Cave, a high-altitude rock shelter in central Mexico. Archaeologists found thousands of stone tools suggesting the cave was used by people for at least 20,000 years. Ice age. This Montana Man Officially Has The Oldest American DNA Ever Tested. TwitterDarrell “Dusty” Crawford didn’t even want to get his DNA tested.

This Montana Man Officially Has The Oldest American DNA Ever Tested

He merely did it to assuage his brother, who died before the results came back. Before Alvin “Willy” Crawford’s heart gave out, the Montana man asked his brother, Darrell “Dusty” Crawford to get his DNA tested. When he did, according to USA Today, CRI Genetics told Crawford that his results were so unprecedented that it was like finding Bigfoot. CRI Genetics is one of many modern “biogeographical ancestry” companies. The Story of Us: Intro — Wait But Why. This is society.

The Story of Us: Intro — Wait But Why

The 1619 Project. In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia.

The 1619 Project

It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully. America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One. My dad always flew an American flag in our front yard.

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

The blue paint on our two-story house was perennially chipping; the fence, or the rail by the stairs, or the front door, existed in a perpetual state of disrepair, but that flag always flew pristine. Our corner lot, which had been redlined by the federal government, was along the river that divided the black side from the white side of our Iowa town. At the edge of our lawn, high on an aluminum pole, soared the flag, which my dad would replace as soon as it showed the slightest tatter. My dad was born into a family of sharecroppers on a white plantation in Greenwood, Miss., where black people bent over cotton from can’t-see-in-the-morning to can’t-see-at-night, just as their enslaved ancestors had done not long before. NPR Choice page. Muslims lived in America before Protestantism even existed. The first words to pass between Europeans and Americans (one-sided and confusing as they must have been) were in the sacred language of Islam.

Muslims lived in America before Protestantism even existed

Christopher Columbus had hoped to sail to Asia and had prepared to communicate at its great courts in one of the major languages of Eurasian commerce. So when Columbus’s interpreter, a Spanish Jew, spoke to the Taíno of Hispaniola, he did so in Arabic. Not just the language of Islam, but the religion itself likely arrived in America in 1492, more than 20 years before Martin Luther nailed his theses to the door, igniting the Protestant reformation. El Norte review: an epic and timely history of Hispanic North America. The subtitle of Carrie Gibson’s book is The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America.

El Norte review: an epic and timely history of Hispanic North America

El Norte lives up to it. These 437 pages are an important correction to centuries of American history which have mostly neglected the vital role of Spanish pioneers (and Native Americans) in favor of settlers from England, Ireland and Scotland. Maps power to shape the world - early native americans click2x. The Eugenics Crusade. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later.

The Eugenics Crusade

But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more! You've just tried to select this program as one of your favorites. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. To get you watching PBS in high definition we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. You'll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more! Don’t have a PBS Account? Why the Black Ghetto Is Angry. How Aristocracies Work: The American Class Divide: Matthew Stewart. The US government should cede territory back to Native Americans. Does the federal government mean to cede the territory of the United States back to the Native Americans?

The US government should cede territory back to Native Americans

From the archive: 1863, Lincoln's great debt to Manchester. When cotton was king, Manchester's busy textile mills dressed the world. Because of this, great fortunes were made and ordinary families were fed. But in 1862, Lancashire mill workers, at great personal sacrifice, took a principled stand by refusing to touch raw cotton picked by US slaves. How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative. When you think of the Trail of Tears, you likely imagine a long procession of suffering Cherokee Indians forced westward by a villainous Andrew Jackson. Perhaps you envision unscrupulous white slaveholders, whose interest in growing a plantation economy underlay the decision to expel the Cherokee, flooding in to take their place east of the Mississippi River.

What you probably don’t picture are Cherokee slaveholders, foremost among them Cherokee chief John Ross. What you probably don’t picture are the numerous African-American slaves, Cherokee-owned, who made the brutal march themselves, or else were shipped en masse to what is now Oklahoma aboard cramped boats by their wealthy Indian masters. 'Corporations Are People' Is Built on a 19th-Century Lie. Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How exactly did corporations come to be understood as “people” bestowed with the most fundamental constitutional rights?

The answer can be found in a bizarre—even farcical—series of lawsuits over 130 years ago involving a lawyer who lied to the Supreme Court, an ethically challenged justice, and one of the most powerful corporations of the day. That corporation was the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, owned by the robber baron Leland Stanford. In 1881, after California lawmakers imposed a special tax on railroad property, Southern Pacific pushed back, making the bold argument that the law was an act of unconstitutional discrimination under the Fourteenth Amendment. This fearless Mexican American reporter fought racism and sexism to keep power in check. The forgotten murders of the Osage people for the oil beneath their land. David Grann’s true crime tale “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is our second pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

Become a member of the book club by joining our Facebook group, or by signing up for our newsletter. For an FAQ on how book club works, see here. Below, Grann recounts the history of the Osage Nation, and why they began to be mysteriously murdered off, in a photo essay. How the black middle class was attacked by Woodrow Wilson’s administration. When Woodrow Wilson arrived in the nation’s capital in March 1913, he brought with him an administration loaded with white supremacists. Wilson’s lieutenants segregated offices, harassed black workers and removed black politicians from political appointments held by black men for more than a generation. Racism had always been a part of life in Washington and its government buildings, but the U.S. civil service had never been formally segregated prior to Wilson’s inauguration. More than a century later, Wilson’s racist legacy was called out by protesting students at Princeton University. In response, in November 2015 the university agreed to examine the past of the former university president whose name graces both a residential college and a graduate school.

Incarceration of Japanese-Americans 2 clicks. A History Of When The U.S. Chose Immigrants By Their Country Of Origin. President Trump's suggestion that some countries produce more desirable immigrants than others echoes thinking popular nearly 100 years ago, when visas were allocated on the basis of national origin. We heard this week that President Trump believes some countries produce more desirable immigrants some less desirable. People who met with Trump at the White House reported that he said the United States admits too many immigrants from Africa - he actually used a vulgar term to characterize those countries - and that too few are admitted from countries like Norway.

In fact, the United States for many years chose immigrants on the basis of their nationality, but it then abandoned that policy as unjust. Here's NPR's Tom Gjelten. Hawaiian Monarchy Overthrown by America-Backed Businessmen. Languages of California – Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. The ugly history of the Pledge of Allegiance — and why it matters. The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law’

To get to the core of race in America today, read this new book by James Whitman. Whitman is the Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School. Prepare to be as startled as this respected legal scholar was when he came upon a meticulous record of a meeting of top lawyers in Nazi Germany after Hitler’s rise to power. Not only did those lawyers reveal a deep interest in American race policies, the most radical of them were eager advocates of using American law as a model.

Scholars and historians have argued for years about whether American’s own regime of racial oppression in any way inspired the Nazis. Not only does Whitman throw a bright light on the debate, to this reader he settles it once and for all. After Orlando, Examining the Gun Business - The New Yorker. Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 A.M. On the morning of January 17, 2010, two groups emerged, looking for taxis.

At the corner of Market and Third Street, they started yelling at each other. When Dissent Became Treason. These Wall Street millionaires literally plotted to overthrow the president. Did Confederate symbols gain prominence in the civil rights era? Are Americans Still Puritan? Our Puritan Heritage : Democracy Journal. When the Iron Curtain collapsed 25 years ago, leaving what seemed a world without walls, many Very Serious People heralded neoliberal capitalist democracy’s triumph on earth.

“One thing the Cold War did accomplish,” wrote the Cold War historian John Lewis Gaddis, “was to vindicate democracy and capitalism.” Thomas Friedman gazed at multinational corporate logos on buildings and baseball caps in Bangalore and announced that The World Is Flat, reflecting a belief that cosmopolitanism and liberal democracy would inevitably follow open markets. The Harvard economists Jeffrey Sachs and Andrei Shleifer coached Russia’s fitful movements in that direction. The European Union contemplated admitting 60 million Turks, pending economic and political reforms.

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