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Why Gender History is Important (Asshole)
This weekend I was schmoozing at an event when some guy asked me what kind of history I study. I said “I’m currently researching the role of gender in Jewish emigration out of the Third Reich,” and he replied “oh you just threw gender in there for fun, huh?” and shot me what he clearly thought to be...
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Hey let’s destroy the pernicious myth that preteens were regularly marrying in medieval and early modern Europe and were having children as young teenagers. It’s just not true. Church records show the typical age people got married was around 18-23. Sure, around a third of brides were pregnant at th...
ON THIS DAY IN PRUSSIAN HISTORY
25 February 1947: The State of Prussia ceases to exist. So it’s ‘Why kids only know of Prussia nowadays as “That place that almost sounds like Russia” part 2: Electric Boogaloo’. Long story short: the Allied Control Council dissolved Prussia completely and totally on th...
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I think the hardest thing for Americans to reconcile this idea of the Founding Fathers as flawed people who still did good things. Washington was a slave owner who came to have mixed feelings on it later in life, but at one point he was literally the only thing standing between democracy and a mil...
At the same time [as men were being imprisoned for homosexuality], women were increasingly caught up in the psychiatric system, and women wh...
On June 30th, 1973, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she w...
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When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing t...
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No, Because they are nobles in revolution-era France and will be guillotined. 
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Before you study the history, study the historian.. Before you study the historian,  study his historical and social environment. The histor...
“Racist are inherently intellectual cowards.”
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The first documented gay marriage in Spain ocurred in the year 1061 between two men,  Pedro Díaz and Muño Vandilaz. They lived in Rairiz de Veiga, Galicia, and they got married the 16th April of 1061 with the consent of the priest.   This historic document, which was found in the Monastery of Celan...
Canada’s slave-owning history is being ignored, says expert, as Black History Month kicks off. HOW DID I NOT KNOW ALL THIS!?!?!?!
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