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Are there any open-source 3D reconstructions of Ancient Rome?

I was wondering if there are any open-source i.e. crowdsourced projects generating 3D models of Ancient Rome during the Republic and Imperial Times? I’m especially interested in the area of the Forum ...
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Is Edwin M. Stanton related to Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

After reading part of an American history book over the weekend, I have a frankly dumb question. Is suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton related at all to Reconstruction-Era Secretary of War Edwin M. ...
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Has Section 2 of the 14th amendment ever been enforced?

But when the right to vote at any election ... is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State ... the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of ...
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What were the population demographics in the South during the Hayes/Tilden election?

The most contentious election is US History was the 1876 election of the Republican Rutheford B. Hayes over his Democratic rival Samuel Tilden. Tilden won the reported popular vote but eventually ...
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When were confederate veterans barred from office and voting after the civil war?

The Wikipedia article on the Wilmington coup of 1898 has this: In 1868, North Carolina ratified the 14th Amendment, resulting in the recognition of Reconstruction, and in the state legislature and ...
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What was the most effective instrument used to disenfranchise the black population in Louisiana?

According to the Wikipedia page on Jim Crow Laws: In Louisiana, by 1900, black voters were reduced to just 5,320 on the rolls, although they comprised the majority of the states population. By 1910, ...
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Why were blacks still victimized in the Northern states after slavery's abolition?

David J. Bodenhamer PhD, Indiana University Bloomington. The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (2018). p. 77 Middle. A persistent antislavery crusade challenged the constitutional ...
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The history of US land grant universities and interpreting the Morrill Act

As a student at a large land grant university, I'm curious about the history of the academic climate I live in. Section 4 of the Morrill Act of 1862 states the following: ...each State which may ...
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In the governments of the Reconstruction South, were Blacks in government always under the control of Whites?

I believe that in most cases they were figureheads but were there any examples of an African-American leader who actually was at least partially effective in state government? EDIT: It is clear that ...
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