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How Historical Movies like Selma can be Used to Teach History

Movies like Lincoln, The King’s Speech, and most recently, Selma generate very different reactions depending on their audience. The Academy of Motion Pictures often gives Oscar nominations to these films, but they also annoy some historians. 381 more words

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“A New Birth of Freedom”: Reading Lincoln Through Jaspers by Jacob Sloan

In The Life of the Mind, Hannah Arendt writes, “The sad truth of the matter is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be or do either evil or good” (180). 5,013 more words

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