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Latest Post: February 28, 2020
Mystery of the Breton inscription still mysterious

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The case of the mysterious inscription on a boulder on the Breton coast may have been cracked, but it still continues to puzzle. Visible only at low tide, the boulder in the village of Plougastel-Daoulas is inscribed with 20 lines of text in capital letters. There are also two dates, 1786 and...
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Boston 1775

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

Latest Post: February 27, 2020
“My Eyes never beheld such a funeral”

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Yesterday I described how the Boston Whigs prepared for young Christopher Seider ’s funeral procession on Monday, 26 Feb 1770. The first newspaper published after that date was the 1 March Boston News-Letter , and it reported on the event this way: a great Multitude of People assembled in the...
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Edwardian Promenade

Your #1 source for Edwardian history!

Latest Post: February 26, 2020
PERIOD DRAMA ALERT: Self Made: Inspired by the Life of...

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  Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix...
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History in the Margins -€” Pamela Toler

Pamela Toler

Latest Post: February 25, 2020
In which I announce that Women Warriors is out in...

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For historical reasons related to the sale of books that I do not entirely understand, new books almost always release on Tuesdays. Today it is my turn. The paperback edition of Women Warriors released today and I am jazzed. I wish I could claim that I took the way new books are released into...
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streetsofsalem

Latest Post: February 25, 2020
February in Newport

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Another beautiful weekend, and I drove down south again: this time to Newport, Rhode Island. Newport is not really a likely February destination but why not when it is 50 degrees, clear and sunny? I had an academic rationale for my trip, but I spent most of the day wandering around looking at...
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Disney History

Latest Post: February 19, 2020

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So, now that the They Drew as They Pleased - The Hidden Art of Disney series is virtually complete, what am I working on Disney-wise (aside from Walt's People and a few editing projects)? I have just written the first draft of a monograph about The Origins of the True-Life Adventures (1938 - 1948)...
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You're History!

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

Latest Post: February 12, 2020
It’s a Mystery: The Body in the Dales, by J.R. Ellis

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Body in the Dales is the first entry in a mystery series by an author new to the scene, J.R. Ellis. Very much a police procedural, its setting, the cave riddled limestone hills and fields of the Yorkshire Dales makes for an intriguing crime scene. The experienced and […]
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