Nearly 80 years after the deaths of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, a few "tools of their trade" are going up for auction. The Colt .45 and .38 Special pistols that Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker carried when they died could each fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Amid fanfare over the many new and renovated libraries around the District, debate continues over what to do with the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, designed by modern master Mies van der Rohe.
In The New York Times, history professor Richard Striner disagrees that too much emphasis has been placed on the Emancipation Proclamation. Rather, he argues, "the truth is that Lincoln's proclamation was ... a huge gamble by a leader who sought to be — and who became — America's great liberator."
Roosevelt, N.J., born in the economic tumult of the 1930s, was designed to be a utopia: Bauhaus-style ranch homes built around the communal industry and agriculture. It was one of 99 cities the federal government built. On the town's 75th birthday, the results of that experiment are mixed.
The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, issued 100 days before the formal document, is on display starting this weekend in Harlem. In its simplest form, the manuscript represents freedom from slavery, but President Abraham Lincoln was also trying to strike a delicate balance.
The Obama administration has named Chimney Rock, in Colorado as a new national monument. The ancient people who lived there were a little bit like modern Americans — they had an elite class and a 99 percent just like us.
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