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One Year of ‘Forbidden Histories’

It was precisely a year ago that I entered the world of history of science blogging by launching ‘Forbidden Histories’. (Incidentally, my first title choice – ‘ 787 more words

Work In Progress


Head: living capital. A man or beast with its head is alive, which means it can increase; without it is dead and must be disposed of or consumed, and no longer has creative or sustaining energy (not, at least, until its body, or spirit, are absorbed by the body of another). 55 more words


Establishing an authorised version of engineering progress

The text of this post is an exerpt from the book “Inventing the modern world, technology since 1750″ by Robert Bud, Simon Niziol, Timothy Boon and Andrew Nahum, 2000. 318 more words


Everardo Carlos Lerma, 1915-1998: A Different Kind of Mexican American Hero

By: Jorge Iber, PhD

Texas Tech University

In my first post, I provided an argument for the inclusion of Mexican Americans (and other Latinos/as) within the broader framework of the history of US sports.  1,486 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Jorge Iber at Sport in American History has post about Evarardo Carlos Lerma. Lerma was born in the United States to Mexican immigrants and was raised by his siblings. Lerma used his athletic prowess in football and brains to graduate from both high school and college. He eventually became a teacher, coach and administrator for public schools in Texas. Iber's posts describes how Lerma used football as way to fight discrimination and create opportunities for himself back in 1930s-1940s Texas.


Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s posting # 21       Sept. 1, 2014

All five Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) vessels in the Pacific Fishing Project are listed in the1948 volume of the Merchant Vessels of the United States (MVUS) (1) and the information on each is shown in the accompanying table. 1,342 more words

Pacific Fishing History Project

A Quick History of Door Knobs: Arrg Headphones

The door knob came around sometime during the Qin Dynasty. The emperors sick of drafty doors being held by string put their best engineers to work. 467 more words

Fake History