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This dropped into my inbox last week and got me fired up about the Mitford Sisters all over again. It's the US release, by St. Martin's Press, of a book published in the UK by Head of Zeus last year,... read more »
Last month at the African American Intellectual History blog, Jared Hardesty wrote about a surviving scrap of colonial Boston town records and what they reveal about the town’s black population. read more »
A few weeks ago I attended the first annual Netball Scotland Conference at the fabulous ‘Oriam: Scotland’s Sports performance Centre’ based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh . Giv... read more »

Salem and “Dark Tourism”

30 September 2016
For a while I’ve been wondering where Salem fits into the academic field of “Dark Tourism”, a term coined by Scottish tourism professors John Lennon and Malcolm Foley in 1996 and uti... read more »
On top of a hill in the south of the Netherlands lie what remains of Castle Valkenburg. It was probably the birthplace of Beatrice of Falkenburg, who was born circa 1254 as the daughter of Theodoric I... read more »
At the end of September 1780, Lt. Enos Reeves (1753-1807) and his company of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment were in Haverstraw, New York, on the Hudson River.They didn’t have much to do. On 4 Oc... read more »
ANNA PAYNE, Dolley Payne Todd Madison’s youngest sister, lived with Dolley until she married in 1804. Sarah “Sally” McKean, the daughter of a Pennsylvania politician, was one of a nu... read more »
An Interview with Patrick Phillips W&M: Blood at the Root tells the story of a county in Georgia that drove out all African-Americans in the early twentieth century.  How... read more »
The programme for the AHRC Being Human Festival of the Humanities launches today, and Queen Mary Centre for the History of Emotions have two events in this year’s programme. As a taster for a se... read more »
Joshua Adair Debbie Does Dallas, the famed 1978 pornographic film, briefly made my great uncle, Robert Porter, a Republican-appointed federal judge in Texas, a minor celebrity. His obituary features &... read more »

New Georgette Heyer stories!

29 September 2016
We could almost say that our September guest is posthumous! The late Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) is very popular with many History Girls and our Followers but we are aware that she is sometimes consid... read more »
African-American Women Authors in Antebellum AmericaImage: Middle-class black women who loved to read did not have many role models.Credit: Jeffrey GreenPrior to the Civil War, the majority of African... read more »

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