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From Hopeless to Heroic: The Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

Contents: The Great Unknown The Popularity of the Polar Question America’s Second Attempt to Reach the North Pole “Abandon Ship!” Lives Were Lost, but the Logbooks Were Saved Impact—Yesterday and Today Appendix I Appendix II Appendix III Annotated Bibliography Flora … Continue reading

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Có Chí Thì Nên: Vietnamese Immigrants Explore a New Home in Minnesota After the Fall of Saigon

Contents: Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Bibliography Noah Hải Lâm Rice National History Day Có chí thì nên is a Vietnamese saying that means, “Where there is will, there is a way.” This describes the determination Vietnamese immigrants displayed … Continue reading

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The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: Opening New Routes of Exploration and Exchange

Theo Sage-Martinson National History Day This summer I spent one week in London where I saw a recreation of Sir Francis Drake’s ship. When the school year began I thought of Drake immediately. I have always been interested in tall … Continue reading

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USS Kirk: Leadership Amidst Chaos, A Legacy of Survival

Abigail Wiest Sacred Heart Catholic School Hattiesburg, MS I chose my topic of the U.S.S. Kirk because I had a deep interest in the fall of Saigon.  I had heard about this topic in class, and it instantly grabbed my attention. … Continue reading

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View from the Quarterdeck: July 2014

Have you ever wondered why it is that some individuals seem to be almost innately curious about the study of history? I vividly recall my mentor at the University of Washington, Professor Wilton B. Fowler, saying at the beginning of … Continue reading

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National History Day 2014 Documentary: “Vietnam POWs Taking Responsibility when Deprived of All Rights”

A National History Day documentary by Jethro Abatayo and Logan Gibert Pleasant Valley Middle School, Vancouver, WA Editor’s Note: Established in 1974, National History Day (NHD) is an award winning, non-profit education organization offering year-long academic programs that engage over … Continue reading

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