Newsletter: Inside HIstory

Inside History
How the Troubles Began in Northern Ireland
After mounting tensions between Catholic nationalists and Protestant loyalists, particularly in Belfast and Derry, violence flared in the late 1960s.
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Amid the Holocaust’s Horrors, Many Jews Found Ways to Mark Hanukkah
From carving menorahs on stolen blocks of wood to creating makeshift wicks from scraps of fat and used loose threads, concentration camp inmates devised covert ways to celebrate the holiday.
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How Black Women Fought for Civil War Pensions and Benefits
In a time when military pensions were a large part of the federal budget, Black women faced unique challenges in securing compensation.
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The Native American Origins of Lacrosse
The sport, which dates to 1100 A.D., was a social event and sometimes played to settle disputes.
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Video of the Week
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The Fair Park Lie
When Benjamin Franklin Shocked Himself While Attempting to Electrocute a Turkey
How the Rosetta Stone Yielded Its Secrets