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Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@KeshavSrinivasan: My recollection is that in "Democracy in America," (published 1835), Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that the black-white problem wouldn't be solved for at least 150 years (to the 1980s). He was basically "on the money."
Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@LennartRegebro: I added a link to the so-called Jim Crow laws. You can read the summary, or similar sources, and decide for yourself whether Southern whites treated blacks almost like slaves. But that is the conclusion that I, (and most of my American teachers) came to.
Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
@KeshavSrinivasan: In passing the so-called Jim Crow laws, google.com/… whites "cut off their noses to spite their faces." That is, they damaged their own economic prospects just to hold back the blacks.
Dec
23
revised What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
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Dec
23
answered How influential was the Jewish Boycot Against Nazi Germany?
Dec
22
answered What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
Dec
22
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
@AlexanderWinn: Questions have to be edited to fit the format of the site. My edit got you an answer (which you accepted). More to the point, I take his answer as an impliclit withdrawal of his close vote (I make a point of NOT answering and voting to close the same question)>
Dec
21
revised Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
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Dec
21
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
@PieterGeerkens: "Closer," but maybe no cigar (yet).
Dec
21
comment Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
@PieterGeerkens: The question was a simple one: "What did the Nazis SAY they wanted to do if they had their way?" And there are documents that answer the question of "said," which I have seen in history books. That is a totally different question from "What could they have done (realistically)?"
Dec
21
comment Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
I took out the references to gemstones, and limited the time period to before the era of modern geology, both to narrow the question.
Dec
21
revised Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
Took out references to gemstones, limited the time period to before the start of modern geology, both to narrow the question.
Dec
21
comment Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
This question is quite answerable, based on available historiography. I changed the third paragraph to ask for factual sources.
Dec
21
revised Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
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Dec
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answered Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
Dec
21
answered Why did Britain object to the Ottomans bringing its ships-of-the-line against Russia in the beginning of the Crimean War?
Dec
21
comment Was the 18th century Russian peasant braver; or simply more afraid of Cossacks?
@Lohoris: The most obvious (but by no means unique, example), was the battle of Borodino en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Borodino.
Dec
21
accepted Why did the British have so few destroyers going into World War II?
Dec
21
comment Why did the British have so few destroyers going into World War II?
@FelixGoldberg: TED's comment was that "England would fight on from Canada if need be..." Canada was part of the Commonwealth, and where the Commonwealth would have been led from if the British Isles had fallen to Hitler. Meaning that the British EMPIRE would continue the war from "abroad."
Dec
20
answered Changing troops in first line during battle