Tag: History

Johnny Cash And Daisy Bates Will Replace Confederate Statues On Capitol Hill

Getty Image Last week, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed a law that will replace the two statues representing the state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. One prominent feature in the halls of the capitol building is a collection of 100 statues, meant to represent two great figures from each of the 50 states. Arkansas’ […]

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QOTD: Your Least Favorite Rear-drive Nineties Ride?

<img data-attachment-id="1593002" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1996 Chevrolet Impala SS" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1593002 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-610×407.jpg” alt=”1996 Chevrolet Impala SS – Image: Chevrolet” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1996-Chevrolet-ImpalaSS1-medium.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Last week, we accepted suggestions for our readers’ least favorite […]

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A brief history of barbed wire

There are more than 700 steel knots in The “Bobbed Wire” Bible, Jack Glover’s “illustrated guide to identification and classification” of barbed wire. They have names like Scutt’s Wooden Block, Greenbriar, Glidden Union Pacific, and the J. Brotherton Parallel. Scrupulously updated and republished by Cow Puddle Press starting in the 1960s, the bible—like the rest […]

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The weirdest things we learned this week: Blood-thirsty Bambi and 12-foot-tall birds

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week hits iTunes, Anchor, and everywhere else you listen to podcasts every Wednesday morning. It’s your new favorite source for the strangest […]

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The Making of an Anti-Semitic Myth

Even at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the old anti-Semitic specter of the Jew as a financial international manipulator and money-grubber persists, from Moscow and Budapest to Des Moines, Iowa. Hungary’s neo-authoritarian leader, Viktor Orbán prospers politically by portraying the financier George Soros and Jews in general as shadowy, “ungenerous” figures who fight “by […]

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Erased From History: Meet Redoshi, the Last Survivor of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Photo: iStock For years, Cudjo Lewis was recognized as the last survivor of the U.S. slave trade. His life’s story was told in news reports, history books and—most notably—in Zora Neale Hurston’s 2018 bestseller Barracoon. But new research has revealed that the last survivor of American slave trading appears to be an abductee on the […]

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The weirdest things we learned this week: you can mummify yourself to death and Disney is full of military tech

What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopSci’s hit podcast. The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week hits iTunes, Anchor, and everywhere else you listen to podcasts every Wednesday morning. It’s your new favorite source for the strangest […]

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The Longer History of the Christchurch Attacks

On Friday, an Australian white supremacist committed a monstrous act of violence against Muslim worshippers in New Zealand. The attack, which he livestreamed, was steeped in the kind of global iconography and discourse that characterizes modern white supremacy. The assailant played a song about convicted Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic as he approached the Al […]

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No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn’t Call Ronald Reagan a Racist. But She Should Have

Photo: Michael Evans (Getty Images) One of my earliest memories in life was the night Ronald Reagan was elected president because it was also the night I prayed harder than I ever have in life. During the presidential campaign of 1980, I distinctly remember being terrified after I heard an adult say: “If Reagan is […]

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Ethan Hawke Will Play The Iconic Abolitionist John Brown In Showtime’s ‘Good Lord Bird’

A24 He’s not the biggest fan of superhero movies, but that’s okay because Ethan Hawke is so good at (and so unappreciated for) what he does. From critical darlings like First Reformed to goofy dramedies like Stockholm, the 48-year-old actor is experiencing a particularly productive point in his career. So of course the film actor […]

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A Brief, 200-Year History of Humanity’s Love for Laughing Gas

This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. In 1799, at a party in a second-story drawing room in Bristol, England, a motley crew of poets, philosophers, scientists, and doctors sat around in their powdered wigs and pantaloons and sucked nitrous oxide from a bag. The esteemed English chemist Humphry Davy—just 20 at the time—owned the […]

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HBO’s Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn’t

Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley, with the cover of Lovecraft Country.Image: Universal, HarperCollins There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even […]

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Why Everyone’s Talking About Reparations, Explained

Photo: iStock Explain Like I’m a Racist 5-Year-OldLike the popular subreddit “Explain Like I’m 5,” which simplifies complex issues into easily understandable, digestible bites, “Explain Like I’m a Racist 5-Year-Old” breaks down complicated subjects on the intersection of race, economics and politics, making them so simple, even a bigoted toddler could understand them.   Hello again, […]

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How a Chilling Discovery in Texas Led to a Battle Over One of the Worst Chapters in U.S. History

Illustration: Richie Pope Driving home on the night of April 4, 2018, Sam Collins was full of energy as he and his wife discussed a historical preservation project he wanted to take on. At a dinner that evening, an amateur historian named Reginald Moore had approached Collins—who works as a financial adviser in the small […]

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How Black Women Weaponized Grits Against Cheating Men

To historian and journalist Cynthia Greenlee, food is about relationships and power. “Who cooks for whom,” she asks in a recent story for Munchies, “who can leave the table without cleaning, who picks the strawberries, and who pockets the profits?” Greenlee writes about a particular breakfast staple in southern cuisine that, particularly among black women, […]

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Those Stupid American Flag Pins May Finally Be Dying Out

A man at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Twitter’s favorite large adult son, Donald Trump Jr., produced one of his most thought-provoking self-owns earlier this month, when he attempted to impugn the patriotism of the Democratic women of Congress. On February 6, Trump tweeted a post–State of the Union photo of […]

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Mazda 254i Le Mans Discovered After 35-year Absence

While Mazda’s most famous rotary-powered racer is undoubtedly the 787B Group C prototype that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991, the company spent years fielding the RX-7 in every motorsport event it could qualify for. Back when the 787 was little more than a twinkle in Nigel Stroud’s eye, Mazda already had RX-based cars running […]

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Court Upholds Ruling to Unseal Grand Jury Testimony in 1946 Moore’s Ford Lynching

More than 50 years after the death of two black couples who were mobbed, dragged, tied and shot 60 times by a group of white men nearly 60 miles from Atlanta, answers may finally be available. Monday, the 11th circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that ordered the […]

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