Shakers Dancing
Ca. 1840: Whole lotta Shakin' goin' on - Wikimedia

• The politics of chariot-racing in the Byzantine Empire.

• Why you can now count the total number of Shakers in this country on two hands (and soon one).

• The birth of the dollar bill, welcomed to the world by the worst conflict in American history.

• The real-life labor dispute that inspired Newsies (first the movie; now the Broadway musical).

• The excellent PBS documentary series American Experience has recently premiered a couple of new episodes: Clinton and The Amish. (both available for online viewing at the PBS website)

• The very recent history of the first border war sparked by a conflicting interpretation of Google Maps.

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