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Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?

Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?
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Politics and PEN

Some prominent writers have withdrawn from the PEN American Center's annual gala because of the organization's decision to give Charlie Hebdo an award.
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On Military Desertion and Executions

Military desertion is not as rare as one would think.
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Wall Street’s Slave Market

New York City will unveil a plaque today marking the location of the city's slave market at Wall Street.
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How to Create False Witnesses

How "secondary confessions" lead to false witnesses in testimonies.
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Tambora: The Volcano Felt Around the World

Tambora's explosion was one of the largest volcanic events in recorded history,
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Historian Elizabeth A. Fenn on the Mandans

Early work from historian Elizabeth A. Fenn.
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Civil Rights and Private Property Rights

The connection between civil rights and private property rights as they play out in the 1960s and now.
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The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones

This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.
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Revising Dust Bowl Myths

Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"