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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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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...
"what’s being a history major like?"
At the same time [as men were being imprisoned for homosexuality], women were increasingly caught up in the psychiatric system, and women wh...
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No, Because they are nobles in revolution-era France and will be guillotined. 
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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Black people have been present in Britain since its early history. A troop stationed at Hadrian’s Wall in the third century AD was rep...
History Fun Fact
In Liechtenstein’s last military engagement, in 1886, none of its 80 soldiers were killed. In fact 81 returned, including a new Italian “friend.” Yep, more came home than left. I don’t think that has been done any other time in history. Way to go Liechtenstein! High fives all...
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On this day in history
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who on November 23, 1963!
In history, we don’t say “I love you,” we say “Hey, remember that awful thing that happened to one of your favorite historical figures,” which translates to “I am going to enjoy your pain until you remind me of something equally painful that happened to one of my ...
The role of women in:
Classical Greece Ancient Egypt Ancient Maya Ancient Babylon Ancient Japan Ancient China Ancient Rome There are all from the amazing tumblr ancientpeoples which I’m fangirling over. I figured it was easier to link them all like this since the posts are long and then I - and other people - can f...
History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thu...
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I’ll put it to you like this, When white people ask “when is white history month?” it’s exactly like going into the ‘ethnic’ hair care product aisle at walmart and asking "where are all the products for white people hair?" It is literally any other aisle that sell...
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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, I think we should all take the time to read and view some of his work. Too often he gets quoted out of context by people with no real understanding of what he was trying to say. I Have A Dream Speech [text] [video] Letter From Birmingham Jail ...