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The History Blog

Latest Post: November 18, 2017
Tutankhamun’s neglected gold gets its day

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When Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, there was such an immense wealth piled inside the small space that his team focused on the large ticket item and packed the rest up. Even finely embossed gold artifacts weren’t important enough to get attention compared to...
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New York History

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
A Trauma Surgeon Remembers the Vietnam War

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This week on The Historians Podcast, Gus Kappler, M.D., recounts his service in Vietnam as described in his book, Welcome Home from Vietnam Finally: A Vietnam Trauma Surgeon’s Memoir. Listen to the podcast here. “The Historians” podcast is also heard on RISE, WMHT’s radio information service for...
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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: November 17, 2017
WWII lifeboat discovered new Orkney Islands

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The sunken wreckage of a WWII lifeboat from the attacked HMS Royal Oak has been found underwater off the Orkney Islands. FOR more than a century it has lain on the seabed, a lost relic of one of the greatest wartime disasters ever suffered by the Royal Navy. But now undersea archaeologists say...
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Boston 1775

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

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
A Letter on London Politics

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Edward Griffin Porter’s Rambles in Old Boston (1886) quotes this letter sent to the private teacher John Leach in Boston. It offers a glimpse of radical politicians in London and of the Boston Whigs’ attempts to make common cause with them. The writer was the London printer John Meres (1733-1776)....
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: November 17, 2017
On War, Part II: Occupied Japan and the End of Empire

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For those of you who missed the last blog post: A couple of weeks ago I spent the day attending the fifth annual “On War” military history symposium at the Pritzker Military Library. This was the third time I’ve attended and the third time I’ve come away with a notebook full of ideas, factoids,...
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Disney History

Latest Post: November 17, 2017

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I just got Pierre Lambert's new book today and it's a masterpiece as always. It is slightly smaller than his previous volumes, but it is also much cheaper and the quality of the art reproductions is stunning, which will not be a surprise for any of you. The text is in French, but as you know,...
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streetsofsalem

Latest Post: November 16, 2017
Connecting my Courses

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This is that time in the semester when I am inevitably behind in my course content, racing towards the end of classes in early December: in one course I’m only in thirteenth century when I should be in the fourteenth; in another I’m in the eighteenth and I should be in the nineteenth. It’s either...
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Two Nerdy History Girls

Latest Post: November 15, 2017
Thanksgiving Day's coming, and we're taking a break

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Loretta & Susan report: As we do every year, the Two Nerdy History Girls will take some time off to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, celebrated in the U.S. this year on the 23rd. There will be food, way too much food, probably. There will be friends and family getting together. And there...
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