From New World Encyclopedia
Thomas Wolfe’s novel “Look Homeward, Angel” contained thinly disguised portrayals of many local people from his hometown
Wovoka, also known as Jack Wilson, was a Paiute
shaman who received a vision of peace and instructions on how to perform the Ghost Dance
Nineveh was the largest city in the world prior to its destruction in 612 B.C.E.
In the wild, horse societies are matriarchal
. At the center of the herd is the alpha or dominant mare (female horse).
In 1948 the United Nations defined freedom of religion as a universal human right
In some jurisdictions if the victim survived longer than "one year and a day" the perpetrator could not be tried for murder
To be entitled to prisoner of war status, the captured service member must have conducted operations according to the laws of war
General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the American Civil War
The British Empire was known as "the empire on which the sun never sets"
There was no definitive culture
for the Indigenous peoples of the Americas although cultural practices were shared within geographical zones among otherwise unrelated peoples
The "Arthashastra" has been compared to Machiavelli
's "The Prince" because of its brutal methods and unscrupulous ethics
Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of children's stories such as 'The Secret Garden' in which the characters suffer hardships before finding happiness, herself suffered great hardship and loss in her own life leading her to a spiritual quest for healing
John Michael Wright was commissioned to paint several royal portraits and paintings of aristocracy, but did not receive the title "King's Painter" nor did he receive a knighthood
The Manhattan Center was originally built by Oscar Hammerstein I as an alternative venue to the Metropolitan Opera House
Since 1066, the coronations of English and British monarchs
have been held in Westminster Abbey
Hermann Rorschach, inventor of the Rorschach inkblot personality test
, was nicknamed "Klecks," meaning “inkblot,” because of his childhood interest in Klecksography, the making of fanciful inkblot pictures
Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize
in 1964 for his work to end racial segregation through nonviolent means; at the time he was the award's youngest recipient
The igloo, if correctly built, will support the weight of a person standing on the roof
Marian Anderson broke the color barrier by becoming the first African-American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955
The Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion, is a sacramental
reenactment of the Last Supper
and his disciples, in which Christians partake in the "body" and "blood" of Christ
Barbershop music is a four-part a cappella
style of singing famous for its "ringing" chords
in which an overtone is produced that sounds like a fifth note
Diverse cultures include variations on the phoenix, a bird with the ability to be reborn
The earliest booksellers were scribes who copied books as they were demanded
Beatrix Potter became an author of children's books after the scientific community rejected her because she was a woman
The Mongol Empire, established by Genghis Khan
in 1206, was the largest contiguous land empire in human history
Augustus Caesar ended a century of civil wars
and gave Rome an era of peace, prosperity, and imperial greatness, known as the Pax Romana, "Roman peace"
The geographical and historical isolation of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands has resulted in the development an ecosystem
with unique floral and faunal
Key West, located in the Florida Keys, is the southernmost city of the continental United States and only 94 miles from Cuba
Amos Alonzo Stagg was an end on the first All-America team selected in 1889 and he was elected to both the charter class of the College Football Hall of Fame (1951) and the charter class of the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.
Tlingit spirituality is expressed through art, especially in the form of detailed carvings on totem poles
Many of the stories from Genesis are retold in the Qur'an
Jeremy Bentham, jurist, philosopher, legal and social reformer, and English gentleman, is regarded as the founder of modern Utilitarianism
Research begins here...