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War in Europe
 n this podcast Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the implications of the recent outbreak of fighting between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. Emailstefan.wolff@nottingham.ac.uk
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Vote: The Machinery of Democracy
This site looks at the history and variety of voting methods in the U.S. -- the voice vote, party ticket (paper ballots listing candidates from just one party), Australian ballot, gear and lever machine, and others. Voting reforms of the early 1900s, when the U.S. electorate doubled, are described. Kinds of voting equipment used in counties across the U.S. are shown on a map. Innovative design improvements are discussed.
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Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48
This site offers geography and history activities showing how two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Students interpret historical maps, identify territories acquired by the U.S., identify states later formed from these territories, examine the territorial status of Texas, and identify political, social, and economic issues related to the expansion of the U.S. in the 1840s.
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Competition And Regulation: Micro-Economic Support For Macro-Economic Recovery
China's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country has undergone a remarkable transformation on a scale similar to the industrial revolution in the West. The most remarkable part of this transformation, however, has been largely left untold—the central role of the Chinese Communist Party. As an organization alone, the Party is a phenomenon of unique scale and power. With more than seventy-three million members, it does more th
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The Time of the Lincolns
The film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided and this companion Web site, The Time of the Lincolns, offer insights into topics in American history including women's rights, slavery, abolition, politics and partisanship, the growth of the industrial economy, and the Civil War. You can use part or all of the film, or delve into the rich resources available on this Web site to learn more, either in a classroom or on your own.
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Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
That Jim Crow was a tremendously important period in United States history is undisputable. Less obvious is how to properly address the violence, politics, and complexities that mark the era. This site looks at the century of segregation following the Civil War (1863-1954). Jim Crow, a name taken from a popular 19th-century minstrel song, came to personify government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the U.S. This website describes pivotal developments during that time – the Eman
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The Soviet-Finnish Peace
Recognition of the Soviet Union;Mannerheim Line; Finland; Soviet Union;Leaflet explaining the rationale behind the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland.
Author(s): Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania

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Civil Rights; Pittsburgh Politics;Lynchings;Leaflet detailing why the Communist Party platform best fits the interests of the "Negro and white masses."
Author(s): The Communist Party, USA

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The Time Has Come For Action
Civil Rights;Flyer exhorting women to join in on a "Lasting Peace" movement.
Author(s): Women's Action Committee for Victory and Lasting P

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Celebrate the Victories of Labor: May Day announcement
Labor Issues; Pittsburgh Politics;CIO; Spanish Civil War; Non-partisan league; Franklin Roosevelt;Flyer announcing a May Day rally celebrating labor victories and demonstrating for independent political action of labor, held at West Park.
Author(s): United May Day Committee

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Pittsburgh Workers School Announcement of Courses
Pittsburgh Workers School;Marx; Lenin;Flyer promoting the Workers school's schedule of classes for the spring term 1938; includes class descriptions, registration information, tuition fees, methods of teaching and studying, and an application card.
Author(s): Pittsburgh Workers School

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21H.206 American Consumer Culture (MIT)
This class examines how and why twentieth-century Americans came to define the "good life" through consumption, leisure, and material abundance. We will explore how such things as department stores, nationally advertised brand-name goods, mass-produced cars, and suburbs transformed the American economy, society, and politics. The course is organized both thematically and chronologically. Each period deals with a new development in the history of consumer culture. Throughout we explore both celeb
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Comparing and Contrasting Political Change through Map Making
In this lesson, students will work in cooperative groups to compare and contrast the following presidential elections: 1876, 1896, 1948, 1964, 1972, 1980, and 2008 through the creation of political maps. In addition, each group will provide explanations of campaign platforms for different political parties, voting patterns, and why the election is important for understanding changes in Southern Politics. Students will then present their map and detailed explanations to the class.
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Changes in Southern Politics
The political landscape in the South underwent significant change during the twentieth century. Political and social change in Southern states was directly connected to some of the landmark events of American history, particularly the Civil Rights Movement. An understanding of the role of politics in the South is essential to comprehension of the history and culture of the region. The oral histories in this site illuminate changes in Southern politics from the end of the Civil War up to the pre
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Domain Names
The commercialization of the Internet has dramatically increased the importance and economic value of domain names. The sets of alphanumeric characters denoting Internet addresses have become a major source of cash, controversy, and case law. Catchy dot-com phrases are splashed across billboards, buses, and Superbowl advertisements. Companies and individuals struggle over the more attractive and memorable of the names, resorting to the courts, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and the p
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International Studies 164: Iraq Reconstruction
International Studies 164: Iraq Reconstruction cross listed as Political Science 159: Iraq Reconstruction Iraq is an in-conflict country. Its people live under foreign occupation and experience daily confrontations and hostilities. The country is politically unstable, nationally fragmented, and deeply divided along sectarian lines. The involvement of Iraq in several wars since 1979, thirteen years of international sanctions, and its occupation by the U.S. and its allies since April 2003 have le
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International Studies 12: Global Issues & Institutions
Intenational Studies 12: Global Issues & Institutions cross listed as Political Science 44A: Global Issues and Institutions. Global Issues and Institutions is an introductory survey course designed to introduce the students to numerous current issues confronting policy-makers, pundits, and concerned global citizens as well as to the international institutions that regularly cope with those same issues. Among the issues discussed are the following: nuclear politics, energy crisis, war, internati
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Technology and Society
Students of engineering and surveying need to understand and be convinced that through their future professional work they will relate to the rest of society. Throughout their careers they will need to strive to ensure that this relationship is meaningful and successful. Only then will they earn respect for themselves and their profession, and ensure their work will be valued and recognised. For engineers and surveyors to meet their responsibilities towards society they must be able to appreciat
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Art in Public Places: Jo Kreiter
SPARK follows choreographer/dancer Jo Kreiter and the Flyaway Productions company members as they mix art and politics in a site-specific work about the history of protest on San Francisco's Market Street. This Educator Guide addresses the history of public performance art.
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Minding the Media
In this lesson students will explore the relationship between media and activism. They will critically examine the ways in which the media covers news events and the differences between mainstream and non-mainstream coverage. Students will create a news report based on the events of the Boston Tea Party.
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