Stuff You Missed in History Class

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      The War Between Great Britain and the Zulu Kingdom


      Great Britain’s efforts to control southern Africa eventually led to war with the Zulu Kingdom.


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      SYMHC Classics: Edward Jenner, Father of Vaccines


      We're revisiting a classic episode, all about early strides in treating smallpox, which has been around longer than recorded history.


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      Fort Shaw Indian School: Basketball Champions (pt. 2)


      In 1904, the Fort Shaw Indian School women’s basketball team spent four months playing and performing at the St. Louis World’s Fair.


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      Basketball Comes to Fort Shaw Indian School (pt. 1)


      The Fort Shaw Indian School was part of a boarding school system designed to make Native American students conform to white culture.


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      SYMHC Classics: Frances Glessner Lee and Tiny Forensics


      Many forensic investigation standards of today have roots in the work of a Chicago heiress who was more interested in crime scenes than high society.


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      Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse


      In November 1917, guards at the Occoquan Workhouse assaulted and terrorized 33 women from the National Woman’s Party.


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      The Murder of William Desmond Taylor


      Even in its youth, Hollywood's rapidly growing film industry had a reputation for debauchery. A high-profile director's murder added to that image.


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      SYMHC Classics: The White Rose and Nazi Germany


      During World War II, the Nazi party did not tolerate dissent, but some Germans did attempt to resist Hitler's government.


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      3 Reformation Women: Katharina, Marguerite & Jeanne


      Katharina von Bora, Marguerite d’Angoulême and Jeanne d’Albret all left their mark on the Reformation, but all in different ways.


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      Carl Tanzler's Corpse Bride


      Carl Tanzler loved a woman, and his love for her continued long after her death. But whether she loved him back is a matter of dispute.


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