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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. Anti-Slavery Fought Though Literary Works
While the written word was used for political reasons, economic argument, scientific and religious debate on the slavery topic, it was the work of novels, both fiction and non-fiction works, that stayed within the view of Americans over a hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War.
2. Frederick Douglass' Piece Showing the Slave's Life
One of the most well-known narratives from a former slave was written by Frederick Douglass.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The History Shop
Check out history books, games, movies, and more. You never know what you can find from history just a click away.
7. John Cabot - Another Successful Failure
John Cabot was an explorer who set out to find one thing but discovered so much more.
8. 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”.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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