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Taking Slavery West in the 1850s

Taking Slavery West in the 1850s


Via: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  13 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

I wonder how many Americans would vote for Jeff Davis today. He was working industriously for his ideals. That's good, right?
Republican lawmaker leaves loaded gun in Colorado capitol bathroom

Republican lawmaker leaves loaded gun in Colorado capitol bathroom


Via: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  52 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

A quick search told me next to nothing about Mr Wilson. I have no reason to imagine that he's less attentive to firearms than any other. That's the point....
The Truth About Human Population Decline

The Truth About Human Population Decline


Via: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  23 Comments  •  one month ago

When I was a kid, a long time ago, we learned that the Earth would one day be over-populated, with all sorts of dire consequences. This is one of those cases where circumstances change...
The origin of every US state's name

The origin of every US state's name


Via: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  2 months ago

If I understand correctly, almost all the states' names are of two origins. Either:   - Long dead kings that no one remembers...  - Native American words and phrases whose meanings we...
The Zone of Interest

The Zone of Interest


By: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  5 Comments  •  2 months ago

I saw this film a week or ten days ago, and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. I don't know which is more terrifying: the servants' eyes-down obedience or the meeting of high SS...
The Greenwich Meridian's Forgotten Rival

The Greenwich Meridian's Forgotten Rival


Via: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  6 Comments  •  3 months ago

Tim Byrne is "The Tim Traveler". His (more or less) weekly videos are gems of historical and geographical knick-knacks. Utterly without importance, and utterly charming. I was aware that...
Top 10 US Cities by Population by Decade (since 1790)

Top 10 US Cities by Population by Decade (since 1790)


By: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  4 Comments  •  3 months ago

These are the counties with the most bicycle traffic fatalities

These are the counties with the most bicycle traffic fatalities


Via: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  3 months ago

From what I've seen and read, bike safety is two things: infrastructure and drivers' habits. So what does this say about Florida?
Words we've ruined

Words we've ruined


By: outis  •  History & Sociology  •  18 Comments  •  3 months ago

Etymology is fun. Yup, I really believe that. Where words were born and how they got to be where they are now. Clear, concise communication requires all parties to understand the same...
Long-Lost Christmas Eve Traditions - Medievalists.net

Long-Lost Christmas Eve Traditions - Medievalists.net


Via: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  5 months ago

The Circassians in Israel - Who Are the Circassians, Warriors, statemen, inventors and citizens of Israel

The Circassians in Israel - Who Are the Circassians, Warriors, statemen, inventors and citizens of Israel


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  15 Comments  •  6 months ago

A unique people that are from the North Caucasus, are Caucasians that are mostly Sunni Muslim, but there are a number that are Orthodox Christian and Pagan.  They speak a multitude of languages and...
The Beginning of the Universe (Who are the Yazidis)

The Beginning of the Universe (Who are the Yazidis)


Via: the-irascible-harry-krishner  •  History & Sociology  •  11 Comments  •  6 months ago

Unusually good article abut a group that is little known in the west: LALISH, IRAQ In Northern Iraq there is a place called Lalish where the Yezidis say the universe was born. I drove...
How the CIA’s top-ranking woman beat the agency’s men at their own game

How the CIA’s top-ranking woman beat the agency’s men at their own game


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  13 Comments  •  7 months ago

Churches confess and repent for sins against Native and Indigenous people

Churches confess and repent for sins against Native and Indigenous people


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  16 Comments  •  8 months ago

Attacks by students made medieval Oxford a murder hotspot, researchers find

Attacks by students made medieval Oxford a murder hotspot, researchers find


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  2 Comments  •  8 months ago

THE NARCISSISM OF THE ANGRY YOUNG MEN

THE NARCISSISM OF THE ANGRY YOUNG MEN


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  309 Comments  •  8 months ago

Elon Musk’s Latest Target Hits Back

Elon Musk’s Latest Target Hits Back


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  2 Comments  •  9 months ago

The Zoot Suit Riots and Wartime Los Angeles | The National WWII Museum

The Zoot Suit Riots and Wartime Los Angeles | The National WWII Museum


Via: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  10 months ago

Zoot suiters arrested by members of the LAPD, June 9, 1943. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
French Monarchs Family Tree

French Monarchs Family Tree


By: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  10 Comments  •  11 months ago

This is a coincidence. Seriously. I've been a fan of usefulcharts for a long time. It just happens that today's video is about France. A coincidence, I tell you!
Gil Birmingham Tells the Story of Francis Whitebird.

Gil Birmingham Tells the Story of Francis Whitebird.


By: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  40 Comments  •  11 months ago

This is a few weeks late but I just came across it and felt that our veterans would understand the story.
Photos from D-Day give glimpse into historic World War II invasion 79 years ago

Photos from D-Day give glimpse into historic World War II invasion 79 years ago


Via: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  5 Comments  •  last year

The Fight Over Animal Names Has Reached a New Extreme

The Fight Over Animal Names Has Reached a New Extreme


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  4 Comments  •  last year

WARNING: This article may cause a variety of anal evacuation disorders among the anti-woke.
In The War To Destroy Society, Drag Queens Are The Shock Troops

In The War To Destroy Society, Drag Queens Are The Shock Troops


Via: hallux  •  History & Sociology  •  19 Comments  •  last year

 FDR's wartime Christmas serves as beacon in fight against hate

FDR's wartime Christmas serves as beacon in fight against hate


Via: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  48 Comments  •  2 years ago

On this day in history, Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack kills 2,403 Americans, launches US into WWII

On this day in history, Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor attack kills 2,403 Americans, launches US into WWII


Via: vic-eldred  •  History & Sociology  •  9 Comments  •  2 years ago

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