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Streets of Salem: A Collection of Black Ships.

The Streets of Salem blog is very good at bringing us some quirky and overlooked aspects of early American history. In this article, images of ships proliferate in New England’s maritime culture, and since many of them are painted on glass, they end up being “black” ships…a term that itself has interesting connotations. 285 more words
History

One Short Day series: Boston

Hi all! This past year I was in school in Syracuse, New York. Though it’s a few hours north of NYC, it still put me within easy driving distance (at least compared to Dallas or Birmingham!) of some of the Northeast’s greatest cities. 1,081 more words

Travel

Some histories can never be reconciled

Strange fruit–the title of a song┬áby Billie Holliday that’s been playing on my car stereo, and I can’t get it out of my mind…nor can I get the images it evokes out of my head. 663 more words

Fiction

Pride in the Labor Movement

In honor of Pride Month, we are featuring items from the Labor Collections at Special Collections and University Archives that highlight the role of the LGBTQ+ community in the labor movement. 452 more words

Exhibits

Re-thinking The Automobile

I actually walked somewhere I needed to be yesterday, instead of driving. Rather than use the word “liberating” to describe a small act of resistance against Car Dependence, I think the term “Common Sense” is more… 413 more words

Food

Resource Highlight: the IT History Society

The IT History Society http://www.ithistory.org/ is an international group of over 700 members working together to document, preserve, catalog, and research the history of Information Technology (IT). 54 more words

Interesting

EXCERPT: The Spirit and the Sky

The following has been excerpted from The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos by Mark Hollabaugh (June 2017).

From Chapter 4: The Stars and Constellations… 1,211 more words

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