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America and the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (1955-1975), was a significant conflict in American history. When reflected upon today, it often instills a sense of regret. An immensely costly…

America’s Gun Affair

Earlier this month, on 1 October 2017, a lone gunman named Stephen Paddock opened fire on a group of oblivious concertgoers at the Route 91…

The Cuban Missile Crisis

  Robert F Kennedy, the US Attorney General, described the Cuban Missile Crisis as a clear moment where the US and USSR ‘brought the world…

Jazz: A History

Our modern perception of Jazz is considered to have taken form in the streets of New Orleans around the late 19th century, yet its origins…

The Harlem Renaissance

On a quest for self-definition, African Americans in post-WWI America sought a new collective identity for themselves through political mobilisation, social commentary, and a mastery…