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Mapping the KKK

John Kneebone (Virginia Commonwealth University)

An animated, online map shows for the first time just how the Ku Klux Klan spread rapidly to all 50 states between 1915 and 1940. John Kneebone says the KKK was far more main stream than most people realize, with membership of between 2 million and 8 million people.

14 mins

The Evolution of Revolutionary Ideas

Jack Censer (George Mason University)

Revolution has been one of the most important drivers of human activity since its emergence in modern form in the 18th century. In his new book, Jack Censer traces the “evolution of revolutionary ideas”–from the American and French revolutionaries to leaders of the Arab Spring.

13 mins

The Landmine Survivor’s Network

Ken Rutherford (James Madison University)

Many displaced Iraqis returning to their homes are finding landmines and booby-traps left for them by ISIS fighters. One woman opened her refrigerator and found a landmine on her vegetable shelf. Ken Rutherford co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network, and says this is the first time in the world’s history that roadside bombs target civilians.

24 mins

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