Legal History

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Before Rosa

Rosa Parks set off a civil rights firestorm. Learn about the person who lit the match....

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The Seventh

The complicated story of "Tokyo Rose," the seventh person convicted and sentenced for treason in the United States....

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The Bequest

Who is John Smithson? And what does he have to do with preserving history?...

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She Did It Her Way

Suffragist and Temperance Movement leader Amanda Way predated many better-known figures of both movements...

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Manumission Before Emancipation

Robert Carter III did something the Founding Fathers never did - he manumitted his enslaved people almost 100 years before the Emancipation Proclamation....

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