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“How to Twitter: History Hashtags”

Over at Uncommonplace Book, Liz Covart posted a great article on the uses of twitter for the historians, or as I have noticed in many of her tweets “twitterstorians”.  Here is just a portion of her article. . . ” Hashtags:

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Posted in Historical Finds, Public History, Thoughts from Other Historians

What About All The King’s Men?

The more I read books by Edmund Morgan, the more I am captivated by his narrative and find significant power behind his historical arguments.  The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, is no exception to this rule. I bought this book

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Posted in Colonial America, Historical Finds, Some Of The History We Write, Stories Of Events, Thoughts from Other Historians

Knights

Well friends, I finished watching the BBC show “Merlin.”  I don’t care how many adaptations to Arthurian Legend I have read/watched the end always gets to me.  Merlin was no different, and the end was powerful.  As I think of

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Posted in Historical Finds, Medieval History

R.I.P. Edmund Morgan

Hello friends, if you haven’t already heard the sad news a Megafigure in the field of history passed away a few days ago.  Edmund Morgan was a historian that I was just introduced to this past year.  His book American Slavery,

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Posted in Historical Finds, Some Of The History We Write, Stories Of Other Historians, Thoughts from Other Historians

Tweeting Through The Revolution

Ok so this really cool twitter account over 8 years is giving a day by day account of the American Revolution. Here is one of today’s tweets. Gen. Washington’s Orders address forging of the regiment’s roll calls and proper procedures

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Posted in Historical Finds, Stories Of Events

“Medieval Clothing”

Over at Medieval Wall, there is an interesting post on clothing during the Medieval times.  I find it pretty interesting, and the read is not very long.  Though I don’t think I would look too good in a tunic, I

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Posted in Ancient History and Mythology, Historical Finds, Teaching History

“A Fashionably Sweet Dinner”

Over at the Journal of the American Revolution, they have posted what looks like a delicious dinner using old recipes with a few changes.  I know that I want to try some of these foods! Over the course of time,

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Posted in Historical Finds, Thoughts from Other Historians

See A Reckless Historian In Action

Hi friends, Over on The Way of Improvement Leads Home, Dr. John Fea has posted a special, on the road, edition of his Virtual Office Hours.  He is currently out in the field doing some research, and Reckless Historians’ own Megan is

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Posted in Historical Finds, Teaching History, Thoughts from Other Historians

Gilbert Tennent and some thoughts on Colonial America’s Anti-Catholicism

Hi friends, So for Colonial America this past semester, I had to tell the story of a primary source document.  I found this interesting sermon by a Great Awakening pastor named Gilbert Tennent.  He preached a sermon on English exceptionalism

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Posted in Historical Finds, Some Of The History We Write, Stories Of Events

“Identity: What’s in a Surname?”

Going through Uncommonplace Book, Liz Covart talks about the plethora of and lack of information that surname gives to people researching the past.  Here is an excerpt of her post. . . With nearly 7,000 data points entered, I have

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Posted in Historical Finds, Thoughts from Other Historians

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