Happy 300th birthday to the city of Natchez, Mississippi! To celebrate, Mississippi Development Authority executive director Glenn McCullough Jr. noted on Twitter that Natchez had the most millionaires per capita of an U.S. city before the Civil War. That’s a lot of millionaires—where do you think they got all their…
Don't know if any of y'all would be interested or not, but right now CNN is airing a program highlighting key political stories of the past. Right now they're on the 60s, covering Kennedy's assassination. They just finished talking about the Bay of Pigs. Any history buffs out there, they're using a lot of news footage…
I just found out that I've been chosen to participate in the Digital Library of Georgia/Digital Public Library of America Public Libraries Partnership. It's a project funded by the Gates Foundation to train librarians in digitizing heritage collections. Some of the libraries I work with have great historical…
Yes, I know I'm two days late on this, and in Internet-time that's basically an eternity. Whatever, I thought this was super interesting. So I'm sharing it.
Since I've been talking about skating so much lately, I found this and thought some of you would enjoy seeing it. The comments are...not great, but the article itself is interesting.
Scanning my FB this morning for family and distant acquaintance updates, I came across this pic and its accompanying "PEOPLE MAILED BABIES" story.
Because I was interested, I believe that I've found the beginning of Groupthink. When we relaunched Crosstalk, I linked that post and though I hadn't looked before, I'm pretty sure that I've found the Groupthink announcement.
I'm sorry, but I'm getting very annoyed by the comments on the two recent GWB articles on Gawker. I know a fundamental rule of comment sections is that invariably Hitler or the Nazis will be invoked at some point during an argument, but it's stupid and offensive.
No, this isn't a thread about the liberal oldz of Crosstalk, though we are liberal and olde (like a malt shoppe). This is my great grandmother, hanging out with the kids, smoking at the beach in the early 30s. She claimed to be 10 years younger than she really was. She wanted people to call her Babette.
If you're not watching the youtube videos by History For Music Lovers, you really should. Even if you're not into history, you'll love them. Pop songs and history-such an amazing combo.
The one and only time I went to London, I made sure to visit the Tower of London. I don't care much about the Crown Jewels, but I had to see the ravens. I wanted to snatch one so badly. (I know this would not have worked out well for me.) Anyway, the Tower ravens are a fascinating holdover of prophecy and tradition,…
So I had to do hella research on The Romantic Period for a professor, and she said I did a great job! So proud.
Well...bless my stars! If you're a regular reader, you may have been surprised by the strong reaction the latest article about swearing provoked. We usually get into some rollicking discussions around here, but the comments on this article really illuminated some differing viewpoints on swear words.
Who in the registrar's office at my school had the bright idea that the American Women in History and Canadian Women in History courses (both of which are only offered once per year) should be run at the same time?
Hey everyone! I'm putting together a global history course (1500 to present) for next term, and I'd like to hear what kinds of things you'd like to know about if you had the opportunity! So, if you had the whole world post-1500 as your starting point, what places, people, ideas, events, changes, networks, border…