Weekly Blog Roundup: Sept 2 – Sept 8

9 Sep

Hi everyone! Here we go again with my weekly blog roundup:

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The RMS Titanic in Southampton on April 10 in 1912

On The Virginia Woolf Blog I posted Virginia Woolf’s Fascination with the Titanic. In this post I discuss Virginia’s interest in the Titanic disaster and how she even toyed with the idea of writing about it.

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Two African-American soldiers at an abandoned farmhouse in Dutch Gap, Virginia in 1864

On The Civil War Saga I posted African-American POWs and the Lieber Code. In this post I discuss the Confederate army selling captured black soldiers into slavery and the groundbreaking human rights law that Lincoln signed to stop it.

On History of Massachusetts I posted The Disturbance of the Indian Shore Cemetery. In this post I discuss when the gravestones of an Indian burial ground in Lakeville were moved to make way for development projects.

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Map of Lakeville, Ma, circa 1893

I really enjoy writing about people who have often been ignored and overlooked in the history books so I plan on writing a lot more about Native-Americans, African-Americans and women in future posts. This includes a series of posts about Squanto from Plymouth, the role of Native-Americans in the Civil War and some more posts about female Civil War soldiers. If you have any blog post ideas, let me know!

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Virginia

6 Sep

Just had to share this great Virginia Woolf image I found on pinterest the other day. Love it!

Source: google.com via Rebekah on Pinterest

My Weekly Blog Roundup: Aug 26 – Sept 1

2 Sep

Hello again! Here’s my weekly blog roundup:

1927 Singer Junior

On The Virginia Woolf Blog I posted Virginia Woolf’s First Car. In this post I discuss how the success of  “To The Lighthouse” allowed Virginia to purchase her first car and brought a new found freedom to her life.

Nimrod Burke of the 23rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment

On The Civil War Saga I posted African-American Soldiers Protested Their Low Pay. In this post I discuss why black soldiers were only paid $7 a month, while white soldiers were paid $13, and what these soldiers did about it.

115 Commonwealth ave

On History of Massachusetts I posted John Wilkes Booth Owned Property in Boston. In this post I discuss when John Wilkes Booth purchased 115 Commonwealth Ave in 1863 with intentions to build a house there.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, stop by the Civil War Saga’s new Library Corner, where you’ll find free digitized copies of many historical books about the Civil War.

 

My Weekly Blog Roundup: Aug 26 – Sept 1

2 Sep

Hello again! Here’s my weekly blog roundup:

1927 Singer Junior

On The Virginia Woolf Blog I posted Virginia Woolf’s First Car. In this post I discuss how the success of  “To The Lighthouse” allowed Virginia to purchase her first car and brought a new found freedom to her life.

Nimrod Burke of the 23rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment

On The Civil War Saga I posted African-American Soldiers Protested Their Low Pay. In this post I discuss why black soldiers were only paid $7 a month, while white soldiers were paid $13, and what these soldiers did about it.

115 Commonwealth ave

On History of Massachusetts I posted John Wilkes Booth Owned Property in Boston. In this post I discuss when John Wilkes Booth purchased 115 Commonwealth Ave in 1863 with intentions to build a house there.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, stop by the Civil War Saga’s new Library Corner, where you’ll find free digitized copies of many historical books about the Civil War.

Best of History Websites

27 Aug

I recently stumbled upon an amazing website that is a must-see for any history buff: www.besthistorysites.net. This site is a directory of over 1200 of the best history websites on the internet. Although designed as a resource guide for teachers, any history fan can enjoy it. One of my favorites is the British Library’s Turning The Pages website, which contains scanned copies of Mozart’s music diary, William Blake’s notebook and Leonardo DaVinci’s sketch book.

Best of the History Websites covers topics ranging from prehistory and biblical times up through modern times, such as the Egyptian uprising and the Iraq war, and also covers subjects like art history, maps and oral history. While the site does have a few dead links here and there, the list of links is impressive and it will probably take you months to explore every link. So go check it out, and you’re welcome!

Best of History Websites

27 Aug

I recently stumbled upon an amazing website that is a must-see for any history buff: www.besthistorysites.net. This site is a directory of over 1200 of the best history websites on the internet. Although designed as a resource guide for teachers, any history fan can enjoy it. One of my favorites is the British Library’s Turning The Pages website, which contains scanned copies of Mozart’s music diary, William Blake’s notebook and Leonardo DaVinci’s sketch book.

Best of the History Websites covers topics ranging from prehistory and biblical times up through modern times, such as the Egyptian uprising and the Iraq war, and also covers subjects like art history, maps and oral history. While the site does have a few dead links here and there, the list of links is impressive and it will probably take you months to explore every link. So go check it out, and you’re welcome!

My Weekly Blog Roundup: Aug 19 – Aug 25

26 Aug

Hello! It’s that time again. Here’s my weekly blog roundup:

Rupert Brooke in 1915

On The Virginia Woolf Blog I posted When Virginia Woolf Went Skinny Dipping With Rupert Brooke. In this post I discuss the time Virginia visited her friend, a poet named Rupert Brooke, in Cambridge and went for a midnight swim with him in the nude.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

On The Civil War Saga I posted Dinosaurs in Gettysburg. In this post I discuss the historic Gettysburg battlefield and a series of dinosaur footprints discovered there in 1937.

Abe Lincoln in 1847

On History of Massachusetts I posted Abraham Lincoln’s Massachusetts Ancestors. In this post I detail Lincoln’s family history, including his first ancestor to settle in the New World, Samuel Lincoln of Hingham, Mass.

If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, check out the History of Massachusetts’ new Library Corner, where you’ll find digitized copies of many historical books about the history of Massachusetts.  Next week the Civil War Saga will get a Library Corner as well, so keep a look out.

My Weekly Blog Roundup: Aug 19 – Aug 25

26 Aug

Hello! It’s that time again. Here’s my weekly blog roundup:

Rupert Brooke in 1915

On The Virginia Woolf Blog I posted When Virginia Woolf Went Skinny Dipping With Rupert Brooke. In this post I discuss the time Virginia visited her friend, a poet named Rupert Brooke, in Cambridge and went for a midnight swim with him in the nude.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

On The Civil War Saga I posted Dinosaurs in Gettysburg. In this post I discuss the historic Gettysburg battlefield and a series of dinosaur footprints discovered there in 1937.

Abe Lincoln in 1847

On History of Massachusetts I posted Abraham Lincoln’s Massachusetts Ancestors. In this post I detail Lincoln’s family history, including his first ancestor to settle in the New World, Samuel Lincoln of Hingham, Mass.

If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, check out the History of Massachusetts’ new Library Corner, where you’ll find digitized copies of many historical books about the history of Massachusetts.  Next week the Civil War Saga will get a Library Corner as well, so keep a look out.

Official Lincoln Movie Poster Released

24 Aug

The official movie poster for Steven Spielberg’s new film “Lincoln” has been released. Instead of covering the span of Lincoln’s life, the film will focus on the last four months of Lincoln’s life as he tried to bring an end to the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the late president and bears a striking resemblance to him. The film is set for a limited release on November 9 and a full release on November 16. I’m really looking forward to seeing this!

Official Lincoln Movie Poster Released

24 Aug

The official movie poster for Steven Spielberg’s new film “Lincoln” has been released. Instead of covering the span of Lincoln’s life, the film will focus on the last four months of Lincoln’s life as he tried to bring an end to the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the late president and bears a striking resemblance to him. The film is set for a limited release on November 9 and a full release on November 16. I’m really looking forward to seeing this!

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