Herman Rosenthal Is Murdered in 1912

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     Herman Rosenthal had the distinction of being hated equally by fellow gamblers and policemen.  Rosenthal opened his gambling operation in 1910.  Rosenthal refused to make payoffs to the police.  He also did not play by the established norms of the New York City gambling community.  As a result, New York City Police often raided his gambling house on West

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Traveler’s Accounts of Medieval Russia

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     During the reign of Ivan III the Great and continuing through the Romanov Restoration, increased commerce with Western Europe brought many Western travelers through Medieval Russia.  When these Western Europeans returned to their native countries, they wrote rich accounts of their travels through the Eastern European State.  By examining these travel accounts, scholars can trace the formulation of

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Evangelism During the Second Great Awakening

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     Between 1790 and 1840, millions of new Christians joined Protestant churches throughout the United States.  Many of the new converts became members of the Baptist and Methodist Churches.  Since Baptist and Methodist ministers were the main leaders of the movement, it is not surprising that their churches grew the most.      Baptist and Methodist ministers traveled throughout the developing

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