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Roundtable: Ambassador in a Hat: The Sartorial Power of Benjamin Franklin’s Fur Cap

This Colonial Couture post is by guest contributor Joanna M. Gohmann, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in 18th– and 19th-Century Art, at The Walters Art Museum… 1,680 more words

American Revolution

Voices from our Oral History Project: Tam Dalyell

Following the sad news last month of the death of the fondly remembered maverick MP Tam Dalyell, today we begin an occasional series exploring interviews with former MPs from our… 667 more words

Politics

A 'Glorious' Revolution?

This week the BBC’s new series ‘British History’s Biggest fibs’ tackles some of the myths surrounding the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688-1689. Dr Robin Eagles… 1,207 more words

Early Modern History

U.S. Diplomacy Center: Baseball Autographed by Russian Human Rights Activists

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The U.S. Diplomacy Center was in the news recently with the opening of the Clinton Pavillion. Note that the U.S. 113 more words

State Department

What was the significance of the international situation to the unfolding of the 'Great Terror'?

The 1930s were an increasingly precarious time internationally for the Soviet Union. Hostility towards the regime had been commonplace in the previous decade; but the rise of the Nazis in 1933, who were outwardly and aggressively hostile to the USSR both in its anti-communism and in its pursuit of Anschluss (expansion eastwards), intensified the uncertain position of the USSR on the international stage. 3,653 more words

Essays

Episode 8: Christmas 1814

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Second Decade wishes you happy holidays with this Christmas-themed episode. Of all the Christmases of the 1810s, the year 1814 stands out as especially significant. 213 more words

Podcast