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New York History

Latest Post: January 20, 2018
Bill Is Due: New York History Blog Needs You

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This is our annual IT bill – $479. If you find the New York History Blog useful – can you kick in a little? Without bills like these – and folks like you who help pay them – we simply wouldn’t be able to publish each day. Please contribute today. Go to our fundraising page at: […]
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Boston 1775

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

Latest Post: January 20, 2018
“Two violent blows…upon the back part of the head”

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On 18 Jan 1768, John Mein of the Boston Chronicle asked Benjamin Edes of the Boston Gazette to identify “Americus,” who had attacked him in a newspaper essay. Edes refused. On 19 January, Mein asked again, hinting that this was a matter of honor. In his own words he went to the Edes and Gill print...
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The History Blog

Latest Post: January 20, 2018
Trouvelot’s astronomical drawings to go on display

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When last we saw Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, the gifted astronomical observer, artist and accidental destroyer of worlds via his injudicious introduction of the gypsy moth to the US, the 15 impeccably detailed astronomy drawings he chose for publication in 1881 using the new color printing...
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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: January 19, 2018
Unique Roman Game Board Found in 4th C. Tomb in Slovakia

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Unique Roman game board found in 4th c. tomb in Slovakia The accidental discovery of a 4th century burial in Poprad, Slovakia, in 2006 made national and international headlines for the exceptional richness of the find. Poprad, in the foothills of the High Tatra Mountains in northern Slovakia, is...
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Disney History

Latest Post: January 19, 2018

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Two excellent articles to read this morning: - Paying Income Taxes: The Disney Way by David Bossert - Walt and Zermatt by Michael Barrier
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: January 19, 2018
Napoleon on the Art of War

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Today I wandered down a research rabbit hole, as I so often do. I would argue that this is not because I am easily distracted but because I am easily focused. I get on the trail of a factoid or an idea and don’t let go. Even would it would make sense to do so.* […]
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Two Nerdy History Girls

Latest Post: January 19, 2018
Friday Video: The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth & Philip...

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Susan reporting, This is for all of you out there who are engrossed in The Crown on Netflix. Here's a short newsreel segment with the highlights of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten on November 20, 1947. As grainy as this black & white footage is today, how exciting it must...
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streetsofsalem

Latest Post: January 18, 2018
Hawthorne Hub

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Considerations of both donor intent and the importance of place were brushed off pretty quickly by the leadership of the Peabody Essex Museum during the Q&A part of the public forum on the relocation of the Phillips Library last week, in contradiction to some of the museum’s own language on its...
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Edwardian Promenade

Your #1 source for Edwardian history!

Latest Post: January 14, 2018
PERIOD DRAMA ALERT: TNT’s The Alienist

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Based on the 1994 novel by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in 1896 about the hunt for a serial killer responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that have gripped New York City. The Alienist starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning premieres...
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