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The new Digital Public Library of America is now aggregating public-domain material from other websites. I tried a search for “Boston Massacre” and saw this image for the first time.This imag... read more »
According to recent news reports, the number of people in the UK who have side jobs is on the rise. A recent poll of Scottish workers found that 24% had more than one job, while data released by the O... read more »
The last stop of my day in Paris was the Louvre. The Louvre is a museum now but it began its life as a royal palace and it was Louis XIV who moved the seat of power to Versailles in 1682. Since 1789 i... read more »
The idea that the Spanish Civil War was primarily a ‘poets’ war’, as Stephen Spender suggested, has often been questioned in the 75 years since it ended.  In terms of numbers, it was a work... read more »
Today’s WHM theme is on women’s experiences of war and revolution. Revisiting Home Fronts: Gender, War and Conflict (Women’s History Network Blog) The Masquerade (Deborah Sampson) (... read more »


5 March 2015
Though my primary field is Tudor-Stuart history, occasionally I teach a more general English history survey which spans from Roman era to the seventeenth century. My biggest challenge in this course,... read more »
 Turning Point Suffragist Memorial took a giant leap on a Vimeo video. The Turning Point video is also on YouTube. Did you ever stop to think where you and the country would be today without the... read more »

“I am fatherless”

5 March 2015
Martha Laurens Ramsey (1759-1811) was the daughter of Henry Laurens of Charleston, South Carolina. A merchant and plantation owner—he made a great deal of his money in the slave trade—Laurens serv... read more »

The Scientist Pope

5 March 2015
By Nancy Marie Brown (Guest Contributor) Sylvester II, pope from 999 to 1003, was a wizard. He had sold his soul to the devil. So, at any rate, said the official Lives of the Popes written in the late... read more »
This is an extract from an article first published in the Wellcome Trust online journal Mosaic: the science of life. It is republished here under a Creative Commons licence. Disabled people’s sexual... read more »
Andrea Rottman “Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Desiring Bodies, Practices and Histories” was the title of a panel sponsored by the Committee for LGBT History at this year’s American Hist... read more »
It is World Book Day today - World Book Week/Fortnight for many writers - as schools and libraries up and down the land get into the spirit of the celebration and invite us to get out of our jammies/b... read more »

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