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History - General

This guide is intended to help you get started with finding relevant information related to your history class or topics of interest.

History, a study of the past - who, what, where, when, why, and how

Imagine if we didn't know anything about the  past? How people lived or died? How did the Romans rise to power? What happened to the Mayans? Who was King of England when the Revolutionary War began? Why were the Romanovs executed in Russia in 1918? What caused America's Great Depression? When were the pyramids built? Where did the Bubonic plague originate? History is the study of the past based on documentation. And how do we know about the past before the written record? Knowing history is important to our lives and our society. It helps us to understand where we came from, how events shaped or contributed to our society, and it serves as a good predictor of the future.

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

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Heritage Month Guide

September: National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct 15)

October:      Italian-American Heritage Month

November:  National American Indian Heritage Month

February:     Black History Month 

March:          Women's History Month