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Religion and Water in America (Religion in American History)

An interesting history-related post from Religion in American History:

Michael Pasquier

The Oscars are tonight. Beasts of the Southern Wild—one of the breakthrough films of the year—is up for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Among other things, it’s about the relationship between people, land, and water in an environmentally endangered region of the United States. It’s also about religion. I reviewed Beasts for Religion Dispatches. I also wrote about the predecessor to Beasts—the short film Glory at Sea—on this blog.

I think about religion and water a lot.

I edited the book Gods of the Mississippi with a group ...

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The Hindenburg Disaster (About.com American History)

An interesting history-related post from About.com American History:

On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg exploded at Lakehurst Naval Air Station resulting in the deaths of 36 people. This crash resulted in a drastic change in the way that lighter-than-air crafts would be used forever. Learn about these tragic events and the many theories about exactly what happened to cause the explosion on that fateful May day.

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The Fraterville Mine disaster of 1902 (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

The entrance to the Fraterville Mine, 5/23/1902On May 19th, 1902, an explosion in the coal mine at Fraterville in Tennessee’s Coal Creek Valley claimed the lives of 216 men and boys. Only 184 of them were ever identified. It is the worst mining disaster in Tennessee history and one of the top five worst in the nation’s history.

Before that fateful day, the Fraterville Mine had been operating without incident for over 30 years. Its owner, former Union Major Eldad Cicero Camp, had been a U.S. District Attorney for Eastern Tennessee and was widely respected as someone who treated his employees fairly and ran as ...

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