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answered How were British personnel employed in the colonies after independence
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revised Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
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comment How was King Henry VIII able to get syphilis?
I'm of the opinion that the evidence for a New World origin is far more compelling. However, you are quite correct to point out that this is still an unsettled issue.
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comment What is the oldest movie theater in the US that has been in continuous use as a movie theater?
I found a couple of references to theaters of that name online, but one wasn't built until the 20's, and the other is now a CVS pharmacy.
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comment Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
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comment Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
@Derfder - Actually, Indian National soverienty is a very complex issue. What exactly it means to be a separate native nation within the USA today, and how far it is really poltically possible to take that, is essentially entirely what the body of my sister's book is about. (Although as an anthropologist and history hater, she disagrees. We've had this discussion.).
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comment Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
Note that my pumping of Colonial Entanglement has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that my baby sister is the author. Nope, not a thing. :-)
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answered Why did no Independent American Indian states ever develop?
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comment Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
@Derfder - We're getting off into the weeds here. I suggest either taking this to chat, or posting your new questions as actual questions rather than comments.
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comment Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
@Derfder - Official goverment "apologies" in the USA are problematic due to legal liability issues. For example, if the Federal Government were to say "The Trail of Tears was illegal and unjust and we shouldn't have done it", then the Cherokee Tribe could quite plausably go to court and claim they legally own all land in Georgia (we are talking Trillions of dollars of property here). That doesn't stop the general public from seeing and acknowleging that the Trail of Tears was in fact illegal and unjust and should not have been done.
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comment Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
@Derfder - No naming names, but there are large modern countries out there that have things like, say Armenian genocides or Nanking Massacres in their history, and refuse to admit (or let anyone within their borders admit) the incident even occurred. Perhaps the USA can be too self-critical somtimes, which might make it look worse at large than they deserve. But between those two poles, I'd rather err on that side. How can you possibly make your society a better one if you can't even admit you've done things wrong?
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answered Have any major US book publisher published a book about USA war crimes?
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