Learning From The Cold War, Avoiding The Next One

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This copper engraving from approximately 1700 depicts the condition of the English prisoners at the hands of the Dutch. In the 1660s, Cornell University's Eric Tagliacozzo says, the conflict and competition for the spice trade came to a head. "The Dutch decapitated a number of English merchants who were also in the Spice Islands trying to profit from the trade." WikiCommons hide caption

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No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death

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Old Newspapers, New Perspectives On The American Revolution

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The Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago was named one of the 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois by the nonprofit group Landmarks Illinois. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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A Gem Cast Off Chicago's Architectural Crown

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Behind The Native American Achievement Gap

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Lincoln biographer Ronald White lauds the accuracy of Daniel Day-Lewis' depiction of the 16th president. DreamWorks hide caption

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We Ask A Historian: Just How Accurate Is 'Lincoln'?

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President Roosevelt celebrating Thanksgiving with polio patients at the Warm Springs Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Sufferers the Friday after the national holiday in 1938. Bettmann/Corbis/AP hide caption

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A Thanksgiving Menu That Goes Back To The Roots

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Pumpkins for sale at the Mt. Rogers Pumpkin Patch in the a parking lot in Centreville, Va. Paul J. Richards/Getty hide caption

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Sally Field Captures History In Role Of Mrs. Lincoln

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40 Years Since Marvin Gaye's Forgotten Classic

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The 1968 film Heidi, starring Jennifer Edwards, was based on a best-selling children's book about an 8-year-old Swiss orphan. NBC/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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Heidi: The Little Girl Who Changed Football Forever

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Airmen Fought For Nation, But Also For Equality

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Hearing History In The Sounds Of 'Lincoln'

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