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Frederick II and the Rise of Prussia

Introduction to Frederick II of Prussia - his domestic policies, early life, ideas of kingship, economic policies, bureaucratic and legal reforms.

The Characteristics of Impressionistic Painting

Impressionism is one of the most studied and popularly appreciated styles of artistic expression. The Impressionist movement began in France in the late 1800s. Today these artworks are generally considered to be some of the most visually pleasing ever created. The famed Louvre museum in Paris houses

Who Murdered Emmett Till?

On August 28, 1955, two white men abducted young Emmett Till, beat him, shot him, and dumped his body in the river. Everyone knew who did it and yet the crime went unpunished.

Gas on the Front: Second Battle of Ypres

The Second Battle of Ypres was fought April 22 to May 25, 1915 during World War I. Releasing poison gas, German forces attacked Allied positions with the goal of reducing the Ypres salient. In the resulting Second Battle of Ypres, the Allies gave ground but were able to hold the town.

Hercules Labor 10

Pictures of the 12 Labors of Hercules performed for Eurystheus.

The History of the Gershwin Theater

The Gershwin Theatre is located in New York City. The theater is named after famed American composer and pianist George Gershwin. The storied theater has hosted many lavish productions and accomplished artists.

Into Africa by Martin Dugard

Book Review – Into Africa by Martin Dugard, the dramatic retelling of the Stanley-Livingstone story

Connecticut at Gettysburg

During the Battle of Gettysburg the Army of the Potomac consisted of troops from eighteen states as well as the regular US Army. While Pennsylvania and New York contributed the most, troops from as far west as Minnesota took part in the fighting. During the Battle of Gettysburg this force suffered 2

Battle of Westport

Want the fast facts about the Battle of Westport? Learn about the battle, its outcome, and its significance.