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May 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“History does not move on the machinations of a select group of great people”

Trump, Andrew Jackson and Ourselves is an excellent column in today’s New York Times. It’s written by Jane Coaston, and is about the best piece out there responding to President Trump’s recent comments (see President Trump & The Civil War).

She talks – among other things – about the “Great Man” theory of history.

Here’s an excerpt:

It echoes a post I shared a few years ago titled “Idolizing Just One Person Undermines The Struggle.”

Both pieces would be important for history students, including those in IB Theory of Knowledge courses, to examine….

May 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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NBC “A To Z” Features Asian American & Pacific Islanders Making Their Mark

NBC just unveiled a new project:

NBC Asian America Presents: A to Z, a celebration of the emerging voices and breakout stars of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. These 26 individuals are writing new definitions every day about what it means to be Asian American and Pacific Islander in America today.

You can watch the videos here.

This is the intro clip:

I’m adding this to The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

May 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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President Trump & The Civil War

Yesterday, President Trump raised a bit of a firestorm with his comments about the Civil War:

Here are a couple of useful related articles:

President Trump (really) asked why there was a Civil War. Here’s why. appeared in The Washington Post.

Trump on Civil War: Why couldn’t they have worked that out? is from The Associated Press.

Fact Check: Could Andrew Jackson Have Stopped The Civil War, As Trump Said? is from NPR.

There are a lot more resources at The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War.

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