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Two Nerdy History Girls

Latest Post: September 23, 2017
Breakfast Links: Week of September 17, 2017

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Breakfast Links are served - our weekly round-up of fav links to other web sites, articles, blogs, and images via Twitter. • Newly digitized to view on line: spectacular example of colonial calligraphy by a Boston writing teacher. • Night witches, Nazi hunters, heroes: the women of Aviation Group...
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Boston 1775

History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the...

Latest Post: September 23, 2017
Fall Events at the American Antiquarian Society

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The American Antiquarian Society in Worcester has a full schedule of events coming up. Here are those touching on the eighteenth century. Tuesday, 26 September, 7:00 P.M. Politeness and Public Life in Early America—and Today Steven C. Bullock Long before current fears about incivility in public...
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The History Blog

Latest Post: September 23, 2017
Golden altar of Sahl Church removed for study

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Sahl Church in the Northwest Jutland village of Sahl near Struer is a fine example of Romanesque architecture. Built around 1150 out of granite ashlars, it has several notable features: a rune stone built into the chapel’s west wall, 16th century frescos, a burgundy silk velvet chasuble...
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New York History

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
Utopia: The Village of Modern Times

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One spring morning, readers of the New York Tribune opened the paper to discover the surprising news that Utopia had appeared overnight. Where inequality, strife, turmoil, mutual hatred, and oppression had previously ruled over human history, in this new place, men and women were said to be, even...
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A Blog About History -
History News

This is a blog about history. It features news articles and links to...

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
Hellenistic temple found in Jordan

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A Hellenistic temple has been found in Umm Qais, 75 miles north of Amman. The temple dates from the Hellenistic era (332 BC to 63 BC) and was later reused during the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras, Sheyyab said. The temple, built following the Greek architectural design of “Distyle in Antis”,...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
Dorothy Sayers, Black Cat Cigarettes, and WWI

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My second favorite novel by British mystery author Dorothy Sayers is Murder Must Advertise,* in which her dashing sleuth Lord Peter Whimsey goes undercover as an entry level copy writer at an advertising agency where evil is afoot. He solves the murder of course, because that’s the way these...
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streetsofsalem

Latest Post: September 22, 2017
A Folio for the Worst Day

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September 22: the first day of fall, and the worst day of the Salem Witch Trials, I am aware of both markers every single year. The beginning of the end. In successive posts on this day over the years, I’ve tried to focus on remembrance of the eight victims, the last victims, who were executed on...
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