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Here are the top ten articles for the History Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The Influences of the Persian Empire
The Persian Empire was mighty and powerful, yet few can remember much about them as the Romans and Greeks dominate Western Civilization history conversations. But their influence more than likely effects your everyday life.

2. Finding History in Quilts
Learn how history can be found in simple quilts and the fabric used in the pieces.

3. Abolitionists Used the Bible to Support Cause
Abolitionists turned to the Bible just as quickly as those who defended slavery. The chancellor of Protestant University, William Wilson, stated that slavery was “at war with the image of God in which man was created”.

4. The Mediterranean Triad
Food sources are vital to any civilization. It was the Mediterranean triad that helped Greece make its mark in the ancient world.

5. 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.

6. John Cabot - Another Successful Failure
John Cabot was an explorer who set out to find one thing but discovered so much more.

7. Slavery Supported in Fiction Writings
The writings of the pro-slavery faction did not just stop at political speeches or scientific dissertations. It spread into the world of fiction writing where authors rose up to counter the writings of the abolitionist and former slave who wrote of the hard life many slaves endured.

8. Slavery Justified Through the Life of the Slave
Every culture had levels of society that worked menial tasks. There was always someone needed to wash clothes, clean houses, drive others around, and keep food on the table. Those that supported slavery saw it as the role of Africans and the support needed that slavery was the answer for those tasks

9. History of Slavery Used by Abolitionist
The power of the written word was embraced by those who opposed slavery. Through the work of abolitionists, anti-slavery material exploded onto the scene and became the most prominent. The old adage of the squeakiest wheel gets the grease applied here.

10. Usamah Ibn Munqidh (1095-1188): Autobiography
The autobiography of Usamah Ibn Munqidh offers a window in the Middle Eastern world and how the Europeans, or Franks, were viewed.



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