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Daily Journal
COMMENTARY: 10 reasons Lincoln would be rolling over in his gravethe government established land-grant colleges (the forerunners of today’s grea
COMMENTARY: 10 reasons Lincoln would be rolling over in his grave
Daily Journal / Posted 5 days ago
the government established land-grant colleges (the forerunners of today’s great state universities) and passed the Homestead Act, which gave settlers 160 acres of federal land for a small filing fee. He knew from experience that government... Read more
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The Christian Post
Trump Appeal Based on Fearing Loss of Propped-Up White Prosperityschooling for the next 150 years? What if they did not lay the foundations for
Trump Appeal Based on Fearing Loss of Propped-Up White Prosperity
The Christian Post / Posted 7 days ago
schooling for the next 150 years? What if they did not lay the foundations for racialized de-facto exclusions from the Homestead Act and the G.I. Bill? And what if they did not lay the foundations for environmental and climate injustice that... Read more
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Marshall Independent
Lyon County Soldiers’ Memorialmen to fight for the Union. Serious settlement did not occur until after the In
Lyon County Soldiers’ Memorial
Marshall Independent / Posted 10 days ago
men to fight for the Union. Serious settlement did not occur until after the Indian Uprising of 1862 and the passing of the Homestead Act of that same year. It is interesting to note, though, that many of the settlers who came to this area of the... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Hispanic workers were on the outside looking inwas pretty good, until it wasn't. Anglos at that time were moving west in sear
Hispanic workers were on the outside looking in
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 10 days ago
was pretty good, until it wasn't. Anglos at that time were moving west in search of gold and to acquire land through the Homestead Act. Mexican-Americans soon found the land promised to them being seized by wealthy prospectors looking to turn a... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Ten Reasons Abe Lincoln Would Be Rolling Over in His Grave Today - President Teddy Roosevelt put a portrait of Lincoln in the oval office and when confronted with a problem would ask What would Lincoln do? Today the answer I m afraid would be roll...the government established land-grant colleges (the forerunners of today’s grea
Ten Reasons Abe Lincoln Would Be Rolling Over in His Grave Today - President Teddy Roosevelt put a portrait of Lincoln in the oval office and when confronted with a problem would ask What would Lincoln do? Today the answer I m afraid would be roll...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
the government established land-grant colleges (the forerunners of today’s great state universities) and passed the Homestead Act, which gave settlers 160 acres of federal land for a small filing fee. He knew from experience that government... Read more
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The Temasek Review
US and China – Singapore boleh or bodoh « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSintegrity. Economically and culturally, the US has been a settler State since
US and China – Singapore boleh or bodoh « Bernard K « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUS
The Temasek Review / Posted 11 days ago
integrity. Economically and culturally, the US has been a settler State since its beginning through colonialism. The 1862 Homestead Act that encouraged Americans to settle in their West with free or low cost land cemented in the American psyche... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man restores his grandparents' 1916 flat-pack home from Searscustomer RHSB explained on his post that his relatives had been granted 120 ac
Man restores his grandparents' 1916 flat-pack home from Sears
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
customer RHSB explained on his post that his relatives had been granted 120 acres of land in the state for free under the Homestead Act, a 19th century law that granted land to people who proved they could take care of it. RELATED... Read more
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examiner.com
The Not So Wild West– none of the amenities of Eastern life, all the dangers you could imagine. It
The Not So Wild West
examiner.com / Posted 18 days ago
– none of the amenities of Eastern life, all the dangers you could imagine. It wasn’t an easy trip either. At the time the Homestead Act came into effect n 1863, railroads didn’t reach out into the plains very far. Wagon and horse or oxen was the... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Old West’s Muslim Tamale KingIn the east, by contrast, you could travel five hundred miles and not see a tre
The Old West’s Muslim Tamale King
The New Yorker / Posted 30 days ago
In the east, by contrast, you could travel five hundred miles and not see a tree. Precipitation was similarly scarce. The Homestead Act offered Western settlers a hundred and sixty acres—not enough, in that landscape, to keep five cows alive. In... Read more

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