WEIRD HISTORY

The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott

Dred Scott and Roger B. Taney – From The New Yorker – In January, 2011, the House of Representatives undertook a recitation of the United States Constitution on the House floor. Lawmakers started with “We the People” and took turns reading the text …

What happened to Confederate money after the Civil War?

Confederate currency had images of enslaved people, historical figures and mythical deities. elycefeliz/Flickr, CC BY-ND – By Robert Gudmestad, Professor and Chair of History Department, Colorado State University 2021 May 03 – Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If …

The Bloody History of Anti-Asian Violence in the West

An illustration from the November 20, 1880, issue of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper depicts an anti-Chinese riot in Denver, Colorado. Violence against Chinese immigrants was widespread in the American West.   Courtesy of the Chinese American Museum/Dylan and Phoenix Wong – SOURCE: National Geographic …

Billion-year old fossil may be first multicellular animal

The billion-year-old multicellular microfossil was found at Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands.  grafxart/Depositphotos – By Michael Irving 2021 May 02 – Scientists have discovered the fossil of what may be the earliest multicellular animal ever found. Dating back a billion years, the microscopic …