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World History
1.1m viewsSeven Of The Cruelest Human Experiments Ever ConductedDoctors and psychologists are often seen as trusted pillars of society. Everyone assumes those in the medical community will behav...
Civil War
218.5k views18 Ways Racism Was Kept Alive In America After The Civil WarRacism in America didn't end with the Civil War. Though the Reconstruction Era - a period from 1865 to 1877, in which a Republican...
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45.8k viewsThe 13 Most Heinous American Policies Towards Children And FamiliesWhen news broke in May of 2018 of the Trump administration's plans to separate children from parents at the border, then send them...
Chinese History
488.6k viewsDetails About The Rape Of Nanking You'll Never UnlearnThe Rape of Nanking represents a truly brutal moment in the history of humanity. Chinese civilians in the then-capital of the Repu...
History
785.4k views21 Haunting Pictures From Concentration CampsFew photos exist of concentration camps during the Holocaust; however, some remarkable images depict the abject horror of the peri...
History
34.8k viewsChain Gangs Were The South's Answer To Freeing The SlavesFor years following the end of the Civil War, men throughout the United States - and the South in particular - were forced to pay ...
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60.6k viewsThere Were So Many Homeless Orphans In The 1800s They Were Auctioned Off To The Highest BidderFrom the 1850s to the 1920s, orphan trains transported hundreds of thousands of children from the East Coast to the Midwest. Child...
History
52.5k viewsThe Quiet 25-Year Long Genocide That Destroyed The Congolese PeopleAfrican colonialism is replete with stories of mass elimination and horrific acts of aggression committed in the name of European ...
History
96.0k viewsWhat Modern Americans Should Know About Japanese Internment In WWIIIt seems impossible that the United States government would round up citizens and send them off to internment camps but that's exa...
History
441.8k viewsHell On Water: The Brutal Misery Of Life On Slave ShipsThe Atlantic Slave Trade saw millions of Africans removed from their homeland, shipped across an ocean, and forced to work in brut...
History
86.9k viewsThe Most Devastating Atrocities Committed By Every European Colonial EmpireEuropean colonialism changed the world in countless ways, but the most blatantly apparent will always be the loss of life and bloo...
History
55.3k views14 Shocking Atrocities Committed By 20th Century Communist DictatorshipsWhat is evil? The worst atrocities committed by communist regimes may be a place to look for some answers. Hanna Arendt’s, Eichman...
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62.3k viewsTragic Photos Of Child Miners That Will Make You Grateful For The GovernmentFor most children in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, life was not what you might call a cake walk. With no real...
World History
39.6k views14 Brutal Facts About Everyday Life In South Africa During ApartheidApartheid, or “separateness,” formalized the long tradition of racial division and discrimination in South Africa that dated back ...
US History
195.6k viewsBrutal Realities of Everyday Life on the Trail of TearsThe Trail of Tears, the forced migration of Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Seminole tribe members from their ancestral lands in...
History
44.8k viewsDecades Before The Holocaust, Germany Practiced Genocide On Two African NationsDecades before the Holocaust, Germans carried out another genocide. But unlike the Holocaust and other genocides, some of which we...
History
1.2m viewsHaunting Photos That Show The Dark Side Of HistoryHumanity's dark history can be difficult to observe and process. Many people try to avoid the unfortunate repercussions of human c...
Chinese History
34.5k views12 Brutal Realities Of Being A Chinese Railroad Worker In The 1800sDaily life for Chinese-American immigrants in the 1800s was made difficult by dangerous, low-paying jobs and discrimination from w...
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101.6k viewsWhat Sugar Plantations Were Really Like In The 1600sThese days, sugar is a relatively innocent ingredient found in every household and all kinds of foods. But the history of sugar pl...
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377.7k viewsThe True Story Of The Government's Horrific Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments On US CitizensThe Tuskegee syphilis experiment, which began in 1932, is seen as one of the darkest moments in medical history, and one of the mo...