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"Blood on Steel": Book remembers 1937 Steelworkers strike

On Memorial Day, 1937 thousands of steelworkers marched on Republic Steel in Chicago, demanding union recognition.

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Today in Asian-American history: Actor Chow Yun-fat turns 60

A popular actor in dozens of Chinese-language films, he has also become a recognizable presence in U.S. cinema.

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"The Water Diviner": A farmer's post-war search for closure

We saw this film because we've consistently been impressed with Australian movies. We weren't disappointed.

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"In Walt We Trust": Radical new assessment of Walt Whitman

Few American literary figures have received as much critical analysis as Walt Whitman.

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"The Other Blacklist": Red Scare's impact on African Americans

Mary Helen Washington's book is a welcomed addition to the history of the period, especially its impact on African Americans.

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Bewitched: America’s Puritan past - and present

"Abigail/1702" reminds us of America's primal sins and psychoses, and ponders the deeply reactionary side of U.S. history.

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Today in history: Centennial of radical artist Orson Welles

On this date in 1915, the director and title role star of the classic 1941 film "Citizen Kane" was born.

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Big Muddy movies: The top ten Vietnam War films

Today is the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War; a great way to reflect is through 'Nam war movies.

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Today in history: “Bread and Roses” for National Poetry Month

On this date in 1946, James Oppenheim's poem "Bread and Roses" was published in "Industrial Solidarity."

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"The Americans": Exploring lesser and greater evils

The finale is titled the date of President Reagan's famous Evil Empire speech to the National Association of Evangelicals.

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