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Partition at 70: What is the legacy of Empire? DEBATE - BBC Newsnight

Have we ever properly examined the legacy of Empire? As part of a special on the 70th anniversary of Partition, Kirsty Wark discusses with historians, Yasmin Khan, Joya Chatterji and Alex von Tunzelmann. 23 more words


Amerikan Rambler: Podcast 32: The Revolution of 2016

Fredericksburg is a nice place to spend a day thinking about and experiencing history. It’s also a good place to get a cup of coffee. But Colin’s recent visit to Fredericksburg took place in the wake of what historians should be calling the Revolution of 2016.

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Gus Egolf: Captain of the Antique Industry

Gustavus “Gus” Egolf was a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania and eventually became one of the most prominent antique dealers in the United States. 691 more words


Jefferson Davis as a Representative of Civilization

This was the 1890 Commencement Address W. E. B. DuBois delivered at Harvard University .

Dr. DuBois begins, “Jefferson Davis was a typical Teutonic hero; the history of civilization during the last millennium has been the development of the idea of the Strong Man of which he was the embodiment. 1,001 more words


Future Challenges Facing Historians

As a documentarian, I have mostly been drawn to working on historical films. My first experience in this genre, a dipping of my toe in the proverbial water, was a documentary short about one of the remaining Dentzel carousels owned and operated by the City of Burlington NC. 2,135 more words

Philosophical Ramblings