Perspectives on US History

06Aug 17
Dust-Bowl Drought Would Still Devastate US Crops, Study Finds

Dust-Bowl Drought would still devastate US crops, study finds

A series of three droughts in the 1930s led to the extreme conditions in the Dust Bowl Region. As acres of land literally blew away, many people were displaced. Farming methods have changed quite a bit since the 1930s. Farmers now plant different crops and use irrigation. But agriculture is still sensitive to drought. A…

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06Aug 17

Seneca Falls celebrates Convention Days 2017

From July 14 to 16, 2017, people gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, to celebrate Convention Days. This weekend marked the 100th anniversary of when women were granted the right…

06Aug 17

Found: Lakota oral history

Libby Holden and her family were sorting through items that belonged to her grandmother when they found a Lakota oral history document. According to a note on the front page,…

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This series examines eight major episodes in US history and explores the different perspectives on each event. By examining a range of views and their various shades of gray, readers will come away with a comprehensive understanding of why each event happened and its lasting effects on US history.