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Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors’ lives. Today, let's listen to the history of an invention that has saved many of our ancestors' lives: the stethoscope.
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A look at cities' shifting populations during the African-American Great Migration of 1910-1940.
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Find out more about the WPA projects your Great Depression-era ancestors worked on.
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As Ireland's Great Famine demonstrated, many of our ancestors' lives depended on the potato. Find out how the potato came to be a staple on farms and in kitchens everywhere.
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Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors’ lives: The schoolhouse blackboard.
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Don’t let these three common historical “myth-takes” prevent you from discovering the true stories of your ancestors.
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Often-repeated myths about our ancestors can keep us from understanding their lives. Use these tips, books and websites to bust those beliefs and reveal the truth about your family history.
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Take a look at a historical map that shows a common public health concern in our ancestors' time: Tuberculosis.
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Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors' lives: Sunglasses.
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