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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. All Different Kinds of Free - A Book Review
Iíve read Uncle Tomís Cabin. Iíve read and studied American history. Iíve seen Prigg v. Pennsylvaniamentioned in textbooks. I never knew the real story behind it. Jessica McCannís All Different Kinds of Free makes one question the humanity of many of our ancestors.
2. The Revolutionary Spirit of Shays Rebellion
The roots of what became known as Shaysí Rebellion can be traced to the revolutionary spirit epitomized in the American Revolution where the voice of the people were heard with extreme clarity.
3. American Revolution Inspired Shays Rebellion
The farmers involved in Shaysí Rebellion and other similar gatherings throughout Massachusetts found their inspiration in their leaders of the American Revolution.
4. Role of Newspapers in American 1790s
There was no CNN or Internet to promote political opinions in the 1790s or any time during the American development stage.
5. American Colonies - A Book Review
Studying American history can become boring as the same old topics get rehashed. This will not be found in Alan Taylorís American Colonies: The Settling of North America. From the very beginning this book approaches the study of the New World in a different light.
6. The Cluniac Reforms and St. Augustine
Looking closely at the Cluniac reform and the ideas that St. Augustine promoted, it seems that the reform by the Cluny order was neither a reflection nor a contradiction of St. Augustine.
7. The Ancient Order of Druids - Secret Society
Tracing the history of secret societies is typically easy. The United Ancient Order of the Druids is older than most written records.
8. The Prince - A Book Review
Reading a piece of work from the intriguing Renaissance helps you get a better understanding of the era and the people in. This is especially true when the work is that of Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince. It is a classical piece of literature that every student or leader should own.
9. A Heart for Freedom - A Book Review
Where does the passion come from to reach out to help others? Experiences. This is true with Chai Ling where her passion can be found in her own experiences at Tiananmen Square and the massacre that occurred. A Heart for Freedom gives others a glimpse of what happened that famous day and beyond.
10. The Knights Templar - A Secret Society?
When it comes to secret societies, or at least societies that are full of legend and myth, the Knights Templar are one of the highest ranking. If it wasnít a legend before, entertainment makes it one. But what is the truth about the Knights Templar? Are they really what we think they were?
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