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This section highlights the causes and effects of the Civil War, the battles of the Civil War, people of the Civil War, and just about everything else kids need to know about the deadliest war in American history. This section features tons of interactive and printable activities as well as videos and integrated reading comprehension exercises.
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The wild horse in the United States is generally labeled non-nativeby most federal and state agencies dealing with wildlife management,whose legal mandate is usually to protect native wildlife and preventnon-native species from having ecologically harmful effects. But thetwo key elements for defining an animal as a native species are whereit originated and whether or not it coevolved with its habitat. E. caballuscan lay claim to doing both in North America. So a good argument can bemade that it, too, should enjoy protection as a form of native wildlife.
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“Both Persians and Saracens in the Eastern Mediterranean area, where the glass industry was born, set crude glass into wood, stucco and stone frames. With these examples the Gothic tribes moving west used similar applications in stone mullions in France during the fifth and sixth centuries. Viollet-le-Duc says in Vitrail, “In the East, things change but little and window screens of stucco and marble enclosing pieces of vari-colored glass which we find in monuments of the XIII or XIV centuries in Asia and even Egypt, must be the expression of a very ancient tradition whose cradle seems to have been Persia.” (Stained Glass in America, pp 87-88)
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In 1958, the Stained Glass Association of America was represented at the World Trade Fair in Poznan, Poland. Panels by six member studios and some apprentices were displayed along with many photographs. Henry Lee Willet was the official representative. He and a Polish stained glass craftswoman Maria Powalsz demonstrated the process for six weeks. At that time, he reported six stained glass studios in all of Poland. One had just been put out of business for stockpiling materials. When Willet returned, he brought with him a short film of the Dobrzanski stained glass studio in Krakow. The craftsmen are shown working on a set of saints for an orthodox monastery which are very beautiful and resemble Byzantine icons.