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July 17, 2011

1995 Oklahoma City Bombing


Until September 11, 2001, the April 19, 1995 truck bombing in Oklahoma City was the most deadly and most costly act of terrorism in US history. It still stands as the most deadly incident of domestic terrorism in the nation’s history. Sixteen years after the event, and after the confessions of the two men involved, it is still unclear exactly who was involved in the bombing, or why it was carried out. Was Timothy McVeigh working in concert with a single accomplice, Terry Nichols, as the government has always insisted? Was McVeigh working with a larger network of white-supremacist or militia groups or individuals? Do the farther-out conspiracies, of McVeigh working for Islamist radicals or even for the US government itself, have any sort of factual basis?

As always, these are questions that the History Commons leaves to the individual to answer. We have compiled, and will continue to add to, an exhaustive amount of information about the events surrounding the bombing. You can find them as a category in this project, by clicking here: 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing. Your involvement is very welcome; the more information we have, the clearer and more complete picture we present. Your contributions are key to this project, as they are to all of our work.

April 22, 2011

9 New Posts


9 new entries, one for Domestic Terrorism and 8 on the “birther” controversy in Domestic Propaganda.

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January 26, 2011

New Posts This Week


Second in a biweekly series of updates. Like last week, we’ve posted lots of new material on WikiLeaks, domestic terrorism, the Plame-Niger and the finances behind European football.

We’ve added half a dozen or so WikiLeaks entries in the Domestic Propaganda project, with one crossposted in Iraq under US Occupation.

Several new entries are now in the Iraq-Uranium subproject.

Lots of new entries are in the Domestic Terrorism project, including material on US militias, environmental and animal-rights activists, and early entries in the Branch Davidian subproject.

And we’ve done a fistful of entries on the finances behind European football (soccer for the Americans) in the Miscellaneous project. Still pondering over the best permanent home for these.

If you’re not writing for the History Commons, give it a spin, we’d love to have you. And we are always financially strapped, so anything you can donate will be very welcome.

January 23, 2011

This Weekend’s Postings


First in a new and hopefully daily (or at least biweekly) series. This weekend, we’ve posted a good bit of new material. Lots of material on WikiLeaks, domestic terrorism, and the finances behind European football.

Almost a dozen new WikiLeaks entries in the Domestic Propaganda project, with one crossposted in Iraq under US Occupation.

Two new entries in the Iraq-Uranium subproject.

Lots of new entries in the Domestic Terrorism project, including material on US militias, environmental and animal-rights activists, and early entries in the Branch Davidian subproject.

Finally, a fistful of entries on the finances behind European football (soccer for the Americans) in the Miscellaneous project. We’re still pondering over the best permanent home for these.

If you’re not writing for the History Commons, give it a spin, we’d love to have you. And we are always financially strapped, so anything you can donate will be very welcome.

January 11, 2011

New Project: Domestic Terrorism


The History Commons has a new project up, focusing on domestic terrorism:

US Domestic Terrorism

The project has nothing to do with the recent, tragic Arizona shootings, as it was conceived and implemented weeks ago. However, material from that shooting, and the issues surrounding it, is welcome and necessary. If you’re interested in writing up some of that material, join us.

(Crossposted at the History Commons blog.)

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