Think about how you learned history in school. Did people or things tend to just teleport from one content to another without any explanation of how they got there, or why they departed or arrived by that route, or what the voyage meant to them? Certainly not all histories neglect the sea, but enough do that to make an effort to reorient the way you think about aquatic spaces can radically alter how you analyze a historic place or process that you thought you understood.
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Although the Great Depression was born on Wall Street, it affected Americans in their homes and on the streets, and its ramifications would echo for decades. The record unemployment of the Great Depression is jarring but doesn’t even begin to convey the distress felt by individuals in their daily lives for so many years. Many… MORE
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