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A Heroine of Popular History

Profile on Barbara Tuchman, a "hero of popular history"

A saloon in Chicago, 1905. Photograph from Chicago Daily News.

The wisdom of women written out of history

"The wisdom of women written out of history A golden age of female achievement, buttressed by an acceptance in the sacred sphere, is now largely unknown..."

September 22nd - Luke 9:7-9: Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.

Abraham Lincoln (non-Vampire Hunter) - 16th President of the United States. He successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization.

How well do you know British history?

How well do you know British history? A quiz from the Guardian.

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Paper rationing was introduced 12 February 1940 in Britain - this restricted the size and quality of book and newspaper production.

Ken Burns...One of ...if not film documentor of American History.

The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia

"The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia" By Timothy Messer-Kruse at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Board meeting at the first headquarters of the Equal Suffrage League of St. Louis. Photograph, 1912. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Women's Suffrage. N22382.