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"When battles end, the challenges continue for both prisoners and their captors. During the American Revolution, British and American forces took thousands of enemies captive. Officers and rank-and-file soldiers experienced captivity differently..." – By Susan Brynne Long
"By the late 19th century, the Indigenous peoples of what became the United States, in an effort to avoid utter genocide, had ceded or otherwise lost their land and control of their natural resources..." – By Marsha Weisiger
In November 2023, 72 full new articles, 11 revised, 0 summary articles, spread across 19 subjects have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform.
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