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The seismic event on the San Andreas Fault that produced the earthquake caused over 21 feet of displacement in some areas and is estimated to have released the energy of six million tons of TNT.
The United States relocated approximately 200 Micronesian residents from Bikini Atoll before Hydrogen bomb testing began.
Angie Debo was prevented from joining the faculty of many universities and turned her talents to documenting Native American struggles as a writer instead.
Sevareid began his observations of the American experience through journalism during his youth in North Dakota.
Production levels at many industrial plants actually increased noticeably after women replaced the male workers who had gone to war.
This installment concludes with scenes of cowboys who use ATVs and motorcycles to perform many aspects of their job, the motorized vehicles being more economical than horses in the modern world.
The Apache Indians suffered greatly from Mexican persecution as well as that from the United States.
The project of covering the lives of three white sharecropping families was originally envisioned as a magazine article.
Though Blacks made important inroads with Rhythm and Blues music, many white musicians still earned far more money covering the same songs.
Father Coughlin became increasingly strident and marginalized over time and sank into obscurity after endorsing the causes of American Nazi Party sympathizers.
Former slave and "Underground Railroad" principle Harriet Tubman was an avid and skilled quilter.
Karl Bodmer and Prince Maximillian spent two years in the wilderness of North America.
The noted author Katherine Anne Porter was one of Welty's most ardent supporters and mentors.
Most attribute the massive network of bridges, highways, and tunnels built under Moses's direction for hastening the urban demise of New York's city neighborhoods by 30 years. Because of the flight to the suburbs, most of the transportation improvements were only effective for a decade or less.
Emeline Bachelder was sent by her family to labor in the textile industry at the age of 13.
Two of four planes managed to acomplish the task of circling the globe, and much of the total effort was carefully recorded on film.
Prohibition was not only promoted by numerous religious organizations but also by the social engineering efforts of groups like the Ford Motor's "Sociological Department."
Writer Yasui's family and their internment during World War II are featured in this installment, including the fact that Yasui's ancestry is mixed.
One of Well's most cherished causes was showing that the charges of rape often used as justification for lynching were almost always false.
The inexperienced American forces on the western front suffered almost as many dead and wounded in four days as were killed in the entire Vietnam conflict.