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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the History Site! These are the top ten articles that your History Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. 1421 - A Book Review
Columbus discovered America. No, the Vikings. Wait, it really could have been.....the Chinese! Read the theory laid out in this book on how China actually mapped out the Indian Ocean, Pacific, Antarctica, the North Pole, and the Americas.
2. Andrew Jackson - Indian Hater?
Andrew Jackson has obtained the reputation as one who despised and treated the native tribes of America horribly. Was that really who the man was or does history have a slanted look?
3. Wyatt Earp - The Shaping of a Legend
Wyatt Earp is an American legend. His fame has led to truth and fiction mixed. What we do know is he was a lawman with slight criminal tendencies.
4. Truth versus Myth at the Alamo
Legend is always inspiring and the Alamo is not an exception. But what really is the truth of that famous fight?
5. The Truth at the OK Corral
The famous fight at the OK Corral has gone down into history as the ultimate fight of good and evil. But what is reality and what is myth?
6. The Brilliant Marriage of Henry VII
Winning a battle to claim the throne can be successful, but also marrying to seal your claim could be smarter. Henry VII might have killed Richard III in battle to take the crown, but he didn't fully have it until he married Elizabeth.
7. Reasons for Exploration
What made man explore his world and venture forth? What prompted the exploration of our history?
8. The Trojan War - Myth or Reality?
Legends fascinate us, yet we all often dismiss their historical importance. The Trojan war has survived centuries to thrill those that read of the exploits of heroes that are larger than life. But did it really happen? Did the Trojan War occur?
9. Are Homer's Works Historical?
Homer wrote two of the greatest epics that have lasted for centuries. The Iliad and the Odyssey have given us the most wonderful stories and the most human of characters. But are these fanciful stories just stories to tell children before the midnight fire? Or are these stories founded in history?
10. Importance of Studying History
What is so important about history? The past is the past right? Wrong! Check out why studying history is vital to the future.
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