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Red Ink

A common historical myth is that Native Americans were an “oral people” and did not engage in literacy. In his new bookRed Ink:Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the …

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Replay: The Steel-Driving Man and the Man of Steel

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history but, for years, nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a …

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The Steel-Driving Man and The Man of Steel

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history but, for years, nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a …

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Replay: You Sound Like You’re Not From Around Here…

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger ( George Mason University) explains how and …

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Replay: Counterfactuals

What if the South had won the Civil War? Noel Hendrickson (James Madison University) helps students consider questions about what might have been if the past had happened differently. Instead …

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You Sound Like You’re Not From Around Here

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and their background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger (George Mason University) explains how and …

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Medical Promises

In laboratories throughout the Old Dominion, researchers are working to solve some of the most vexing medical problems. We draw them from their labs to the microphone for an explanation …

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Revolutionary War: Changes in American Military Strategy

Later this month, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is expected to submit to Congress his review of the status of the U.S. military. Politicians and pundits are eagerly waiting to …

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The Bill of Rights – Unframed

The U.S. Bill of Rights was drafted over two centuries ago to protect individuals from tyranny and oppression. Its framers painstakingly shaped the Bill’s language to encompass a broad sphere …

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