slavery http://kgou.org en Where Did Freedom Come From? A Case For Coincidence In U.S. History’s Defining Conflict http://kgou.org/post/where-did-freedom-come-case-coincidence-us-history-s-defining-conflict <p>The nation pauses Monday to mark Memorial Day and honor the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country’s freedom. The holiday started in the late 1860s to honor Union and Confederate soldiers killed during the four brutal years of the American Civil War.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 29916 at http://kgou.org Where Did Freedom Come From? A Case For Coincidence In U.S. History’s Defining Conflict Abraham Lincoln's 'Four Roads to Emancipation' http://kgou.org/post/abraham-lincolns-four-roads-emancipation <p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 28611 at http://kgou.org Abraham Lincoln's 'Four Roads to Emancipation' Germ Theory: How Disease And Climate Change Toppled The Roman Empire http://kgou.org/post/germ-theory-how-disease-and-climate-change-toppled-roman-empire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Oklahoma historian </span><a href="http://cas.ou.edu/kyle-harper" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kyle Harper</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says there have been thousands of answers to what caused the fall of the Roman Empire. </span>Overexpansion<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, economics, and the rise of Christianity are all valid explanations, but he’s exploring the role of disease and climate change.</span></p><p>“When we look back at the Roman Empire now, we can see that changes in the Romans' environment, both the climate, but also the kind of species that live in and around humans, especially pathogens, play an enormous role in the collapse,” Harper says.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison 15915 at http://kgou.org Germ Theory: How Disease And Climate Change Toppled The Roman Empire