RonjaBiernat , to histodon Dutch
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Great Podcast: "Stuff the British Stole" by Marc Fennell

A must-listen podcast.

I have just finished the latest episode, which is about the true story of Matoaka. You probably know her as Pocahontas from the Disney film.

http://www.marcfennell.com/stolen


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TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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NEGROE'S HEADS. Brown leaves delivered to the ships in ordinary.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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BLOW-UP. A discovery, or the confusion occasioned by one.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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Events for 02/22 from Wikipedia:

• 1974: The Organisation of the Islamic Conference summit begins in Lahore, Pakistan. Thirty-seven countries attend and twenty-two heads of state and government participate. It also recognizes Bangladesh. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_of_Islamic_Cooperation
• Birth (1928) of Texas Johnny Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Johnny_Brown
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georgetakei , to random
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Well this just takes the cake.

AnneTheWriter1 ,
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@georgetakei

🤔 So let me make sure I have my American food terminology right...

French Fries - Fried potato slices, not invented in France and using potatoes that come from America

Chili - A bean dish, served hot

Hot Dogs - Sausages served on a bun, which are not made with actual dogs

Salisbury Steak - A ground beef patty, which has nothing to do with Salisbury, England

Hamburger - A different beef patty, which has nothing to do with the city of Hamburg; also, it is not made with ham

And now you're telling me that "German chocolate cake" isn't even from Germany??

What is this world coming to?😵‍💫

1dalm , to random
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In an alternate history timeline, do you think the industrial revolution happens without the Protestant movement?

seanbala ,
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@1dalm In a non-fiction example, in Amitav Ghosh's "The Great Derangement" the author points out that many of the compontents of fossil fuel consumption like the use of oil and coal are actually much older than we think and were used heavily in places like Burma and China. So the point is that things could have gone differently with different circumstances.

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TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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CARROTS. Red hair.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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SallyStrange , to histodons
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I've been yelling from the rooftops, READ EDWARD E. BAPTIST! Specifically his book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism". And of course many people don't have the time or interest for a history book, no matter how compelling. Well, good news! Vox has an interview with Dr. Baptist, about the book, which gives a good overview of his themes and arguments. READ IT!!

"Of the many myths told about American slavery, one of the biggest is that it was an archaic practice that only enriched a small number of men.

The argument has often been used to diminish the scale of slavery, reducing it to a crime committed by a few Southern planters, one that did not touch the rest of the United States. Slavery, the argument goes, was an inefficient system, and the labor of the enslaved was considered less productive than that of a free worker being paid a wage. The use of enslaved labor has been presented as premodern, a practice that had no ties to the capitalism that allowed America to become — and remain — a leading global economy.

But as with so many stories about slavery, this is untrue. Slavery, particularly the cotton slavery that existed from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the Civil War, was a thoroughly modern business, one that was continuously changing to maximize profits."

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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-slavery-became-america-s-first-big-business

richard , to histodons
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Women in South Africa’s armed struggle: new book records history at first hand

https://theconversation.com/women-in-south-africas-armed-struggle-new-book-records-history-at-first-hand-218746

"In her book Guerrillas and Combative Mothers, political and international studies academic Siphokazi Magadla uses life history interviews to offer firsthand insights into women’s participation in the armed struggle against apartheid in South Africa from 1961 until 1994."

https://www.routledge.com/Guerrillas-and-Combative-Mothers-Women-and-the-Armed-Struggle-in-South/Magadla/p/book/9781032597249

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abolisyonista , to histodons
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Finally! The mystery of who the Chinese Makhno was has been revealed and debunked! No, anarchist guerrillas did not operate against the CPC at Yunan during the 30s–50s. The Chinese American anarchist who mentioned the Chinese Makhno in his oral history simply didn’t have all the facts.

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https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/amigodu-cao-the-myth-of-the-chinese-makhno

TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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BROTHER OF THE BLADE. A soldier BUSKIN. A player. BUNG. A brewer QUILL. An author. STRING. A fiddler. WHIP. A coachman.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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EventsOfTheDay Bot , to histodons
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Events for 02/21 from Wikipedia:

• 1916: World War I: In France, the Battle of Verdun begins. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
• Birth (1788) of Francis Ronalds, British scientist, inventor and engineer who was knighted for developing the first working electric telegraph (d. 1873) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Ronalds
• Death (1958) of Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Edwards
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TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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KEMP'S SHOES. Would I had Kemp's shoes to throw after you. BEN JONSON. Perhaps Kemp was a man remarkable for his good luck or fortune; throwing an old shoe, or shoes, after any one going on an important business, being by the vulgar deemed lucky.

A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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  • SteveMcCarty , to histodons
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    For a change of pace, my wife and I stayed overnight in Kōbe, an urban resort that celebrates early Western residences that are exotic to Japanese and other Asians. Europeans got set up in this port city in the 19th Century just before the Meiji Restoration that embraced Western technology if not culture.

    Although it rained the first day, Chisato logged way over 20,000 steps, but there wasn't much to photograph between the lively Sannomiya area and Harborland except food. These photos are from the second day, hiking up to the Kitano area where the retro foreign buildings are located. Despite the weather, Chisato was warm, which was the highlight.

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    Iconic German style 19th Century building in Kōbe.
    Danish house in Kōbe.
    My sweater matched one of the retro houses :-)

    appassionato , to bookstodon
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    Empire for Liberty A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

    Historian Richard Immerman paints nuanced portraits of six exceptional public figures who manifestly influenced the course of American empire: Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Seward, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Foster Dulles, and Paul Wolfowitz.

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  • paninid , to histodons
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    “Men who would not trust the Massachusetts rabble-rousers, would trust George Washington.”

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    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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    MOABITES. Bailiffs, or Philistines.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    Sheril , to random
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    Born in 1906, computer scientist Grace Hopper invented the first compiler for computer programming language & was among the first programmers of the Harvard Mk1 computer.

    Hopper popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages & paved the way to develop COBOL (an early high-level programming language). She originated the term "bug" to describe computer glitches & became a celebrated Rear Admiral in the US Navy. https://news.yale.edu/2017/02/10/grace-murray-hopper-1906-1992-legacy-innovation-and-service

    EventsOfTheDay Bot , to histodons
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    Events for 02/20 from Wikipedia:

    • 2014: Dozens of Euromaidan anti-government protesters died in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, many reportedly killed by snipers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan
    • Birth (1759) of Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (d. 1813) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Christian_Reil
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    GRK2571 , to histodon
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    We are pleased to announce that the deadline to submit papers for our upcoming annual conference titled "The Empire and I: Individuals in Empires and Post-Imperial Spaces" has been extended until March 24th, 2024. The conference will take place from November 28th to 30th, 2024. For further details, please refer to the call for papers.
    @unifreiburg @empires @histodons @histodon

    Application We welcome contributions from all the humanities and social sciences as well as hybrid sciences. We especially encourage scholars in the early stages of their career (PhD & Postdocs) to submit proposals. Interested applicants are invited to send a working title, an abstract (c. 400 words) for a presentation of 20 minutes and a short CV (no more than two pages) to conference- empires@grk2571.uni-freiburg.de by 24/03/2024. Any further queries can be directed to the same address. Accommodation in Freiburg will be organised and covered by the RTG “Empires”. We will also reimburse presenters for their travel expenses. Presenters will be asked to provide a first draft of their paper at least two weeks prior to the conference. After the conference, we intend to publish the papers in an edited volume. The conference is the third of a series of annual conferences organised by the DFG Research Training Group 2571 “Empires: Dynamic Transformation, Temporality and Postimperial Orders” (University of Freiburg). More information on the conference and the RTG can be found at: https://www.grk2571.uni-freiburg.de/events/conferences/annual-conference-2024

    IdeasRoadshow , to histodons
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    Raphael's study of Lucretia whose tragic history was recorded by Ovid & Livy.

    Made in the early days of his Roman career, the design reveals Raphael's profound knowledge of antique Roman sculpture & literary sources.

    🎥 Coming soon: RAPHAEL: A PORTRAIT, https://bit.ly/3SuFJ78

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    DigitalHistory , to ai German
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    📢 Vortragshinweis:

    Morgen ist Torsten Hiltmann zu Gast in der Brown Bag Lunch Series des Max-Planck-Instituts für Wissenschaftsgeschichte mit einem Vortrag zu:

    Medieval Coats of Arms in the Focus of

    🕛 20.02.24, 12-13:30 Uhr
    📌 R. 219 (MPIWG Berlin) oder online via Zoom
    ℹ️ https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/event/medieval-coats-arms-focus-ai


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  • TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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    NAPPER. The head; also a cheat or thief.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    NBarreyre , to histodons
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    A question on Canadian History.

    I teach for new graduate students in US history an historiography seminar, where I assign 2 articles/chapters per session. And I'd very much like to include articles on Canada, 19th & 20th century. They're becoming good critical readers of scholarship, but know nothing about Canadian history (except what I did with them on early modern period). Any recommendations?

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    ChemicalEyeGuy ,
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    @NBarreyre @histodons First, you are not alone! I know from experience with both systems that compared to 🇺🇸, Canadians learn very little of the of 🇨🇦. 😔

    To answer your question, in a way that will engage today’s students, I recommend following @canadaehx here, and/or assigning podcast episodes from https://canadaehx.com.

    emdiplomacy , to historikerinnen
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    The , aka the Big Pink Book, finally found its way to its wonderful authors. So we asked them to sent us pictures of its new home.
    Under we take you on a journey to all the places where research takes places.
    If you spot the handbook in the wild, please post pictures, too! (1x)

    @earlymodern @historikerinnen @histodons

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    @earlymodern @historikerinnen @histodons

    The big pink book at work at Mainz university, Germany.
    Picture by Elisabeth Natour

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