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Brooks Simpson on President U.S. Grant and His Alleged "Corruption"

Who says Twitter is only good for selfies, LOLcats, and tweeting about coffee?

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a columnist for The Atlantic, took to Twitter the other day to ask his followers a question about the extent to which President Ulysses S. 312 more words


In Memoriam: Jeff Guy

It seems that I’ve reached the age when many of my contemporaries are dying, or thinking of doing so. On Tuesday I was talking to a friend who was speaking of this as the last summer, or perhaps the penultimate one. 747 more words

South Africa

PTSD and the American Civil War

Tony Horwitz: One hundred and fifty years later, historians are discovering some of the earliest known cases of post-traumatic stress disorder

In the summer of 1862, John Hildt lost a limb. 148 more words


Lines of Dissent at London Metropolitan Archives: Finding and Creating LGBTQ Histories

By Claire Hayward

On Saturday 6 December, historians, archivists and activists joined together at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to discuss ‘Lines of Dissent’. The 12th LGBTQ History and Archives Conference at LMA chose queer inheritance as its theme this year, which was run in collaboration with the… 852 more words

History Of Sexuality

The Reading Room December 2014

Besides reading about history, I love watching historical documentaries. They are a kind of fast forward through the past. You will also get a different angle on the subject as well as different filming of the same place or monument. 437 more words

The Fall of the House of Dixie with Bruce Levine

Here’s Bruce Levine at the Massachusetts School of Law talking about his book, The Fall of the House of Dixie.  This is a really good discussion.

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#dissertuesday in the Tajik Archives

Everyday adventures in the Central Archives of Tajikistan. A nice peek into the life of the historian.

A few of my friends have taken to a new project this year, #dissertuesday, which involves posting a status or a picture connected to the everyday life of the dissertator, where ever you happen to find yourself in the process.  2,042 more words

Former Soviet Union