Last week, I shared five of my ten favorite digital history sites from 2016. Here, without further ado, is the second half of that list. The archive A Liberian Journey collects moving images and still photos of rural Liberian life, made by Harvard scientists and doctors at the behest of Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1926. Show More Summary
Locked up for a murder he didn't commit, he served the longest sentence of any U.S. inmate found to be innocent
During WWII, 120,000 Japanese-Americans were forced into camps, a government action that still haunts victims and their descendants
From Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary to the foundation of Denali National Park, there are plenty of events to fill your calendar
There are hundreds of books with illustrations of the earliest human artworks. Images of bison, mammoth, lions and horses from famous cave sites like Chauvet, Lascaux, Altamira and Rouffignac shine out from these pages.
Langley was a hub of aviation innovation
We left twentysomethings Angelica Schuyler and John Carter in the house of her mother’s family near Albany, New York, in July 1777.They had just eloped and were hoping that her father, Gen. Philip Schuyler, would accept their marriage.The couple had apparently asked the general in advance for his permission to wed, and he had refused. Show More Summary
The Chinese figured out how to make hard-paste or true porcelain, the finest ceramic known for its hardness and translucency, in the 7th century. It would take almost another thousand years, in the 16th century under the Ming Dynasty, for fine Chinese porcelain to be exported to Europe in significant quantities. There it was admired [...]
Confederate generals such as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were used to sell a wide range of consumer goods at the turn of the twentieth century throughout the South […]
The recent discovery of the grave of an ancient soldier is challenging accepted wisdom among archaeologists
The destruction of Isle Derniere resonates as history’s warning for our era of rising seas
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Folks who spotted the name of Angelica Schuyler in yesterday’s posting might immediately have thought of last year’s Broadway sensation Hamilton. Angelica is a major supporting role in the play. Renée Elise Goldsberry first played the role and won a Tony Award for it. Show More Summary
"Yes we named it after you," one father of a boy named John wrote to then-Senator Kennedy in 1960
The Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi, Georgia, has put on display the only surviving fragment of the last will and testament of the 12th century King of Georgia, David the Builder. The Georgia’s Medieval Treasury exhibition “showcases Georgian Christian art that reflected the unity and continuity of cultural traditions and formed the basis [...]
History resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2017 When we left Imperial Agent Cassius Corbulo at the end of "The Siege", Book One of the "Agent of Rome" series, a teenaged Corbulo had survived the brutal attack on a lonely Roman outpost deep in the Syrian desert by forces of the Palmyran Queen Zenobia. Show More Summary
The iceberg gets too much credit for the sinking of the famous ship, according to some theories
Just finished writing about this wonderful print published by the New York engraver John Chester Buttre. Many of you are no doubt familiar with Prayer in “Stonewall” Jackson’s Camp (1866). […]
History suggests it’s possible for a president to work with opposition leaders in Congress