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Boston 1775

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

Latest Post: November 22, 2019
Bribery: “seldom, and not properly, used in a good sense”

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With bribery in the news, Boston 1775 reader Byron DeLear asked about how the Framers of the U.S. Constitution understood the term. The U.S. Constitution provides: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and...
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Disney History

Latest Post: November 22, 2019

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Looking forward to this upcoming book (and to the movie itself).
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The History Blog

Latest Post: November 22, 2019
Whole historic log cabin found inside house during...

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A whole log cabin dating to the Civil War or immediate antebellum period was discovered inside an existing house that was being demolished in Prescott, Arkansas. The 18 x 20-foot cabin was kept whole and encapsulated with new siding between 1953 and 1955 when it was moved entire to its current...
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Latest Post: November 21, 2019
The Storied History of Indian Pudding

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My contribution to Thanksgiving next week at my brother’s house will be Indian Pudding, which I have made many times in years past, always with variant recipes. As we are getting into the holidays, my general plan is to avoid some of the more serious topics here on the blog in favor of food,...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: November 20, 2019
Two Odd Bits and a Teaser Hidden in the Footnotes

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Every time we take a road trip I end up with a couple of odd bits that I think are fascinating but don’t quite justify an entire blog post. (1) For your amusement and edification I offer two of these today: The shot tower at Dubuque , Iowa My Own True Love went out of…
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You're History!

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston...

Latest Post: November 4, 2019
Historical Fiction: Before I Met You, by Lisa Jewell

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My rating 4 of 5 stars Splitting a story between two parallel time frames has become a popular convention in historical fiction, and Lisa Jewell does that seamlessly in Before I Met You. The novel opens on the island of Guernsey when young Betty meets her aging but still glamorous grandmother,...
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