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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. Challenges Africa Faced with Independence
With independence, Africa has found itself with challenges in the political and economic areas. Africa before colonialism was not the same Africa during or after. The tribes that existed were no longer. European powers had redefined areas of Africa causing tribes to be split apart and meshed with ot
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Finding History in Quilts
Learn how history can be found in simple quilts and the fabric used in the pieces.
5. 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.
6. Fictional Works Revealed Slave Life
From the real life adventures, many fictional stories were also published which gave fresh views of the slave life. The first novel written by an African American was Clotelle written by William Wells Brown, an escaped slave. It is the story of a fictional daughter of President Thomas Jefferson.
7. The Greek Heroic Age
The Greek Heroic Age was the time when legends were made. The tales we use in describing Ancient Greece mainly come from this period. The heart of Greek tradition hails from its great Heroic Period and the glorious civilization of the Mycenae.
8. 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.
9. Could the Peloponnesian War Have Been Avoided?
The Peloponnesian war could only have been avoided if each side was willing to make large compromises which would be completely against their personality or culture. Though there was tension between the two states, it ultimately started outside the two city-states in Corcyra.
10. Uncle Tom's Cabin and Writings Against Slavery
The most famous work known today written to reveal the evils of slavery was Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
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