History Filter
  1. Whose Strike?

    There have been calls for Trump opponents in the US to stage a general strike — but what does that mean, and what does it risk? A look at the often-violent history of American labor relations.

    Current Events
  2. Symbols of Love at the Manchester Museum

    Did you know that “two mandarin ducks playing in water” is a Chinese metaphor for loving couples? Discover objects of love, old and new, at the Manchester Museum.

    Animals
    Francis C. Franklin
  3. Back to Your Roots: Blogging About Genealogy and Family History

    Genealogists are coming together this week at RootsTech, a conference exploring family history and technology. Here’s a look at a few genealogy blogs on WordPress.com.

    Family
    Photo by Patricia Greber, My Genealogy Life.
  4. History
  5. The Greatest Soup In The World

    What’s the most delicious soup ever created? It’s a creamy seafood soup called Billi Bi, and the blog of the American Culinary Federation shares the recipe and its history, which includes American millionaires, Greek princesses, racing boats and, of course, chefs.

    Cooking
  6. transcribingmemory

    Tour history at transcribingmemory, where Angie Scarfe shares passages and reflections from the journals of her 98-year-old grandmother.

    Family
    Image courtesy of Angie Scarfe
  7. Architecture
  8. The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

    Teen Vogue, unlike Time or Newsweek, is drawing explicitly from a rich tradition of aggressive, opinionated, adversarial coverage of sexist white men.”

    Feminism
  9. Happy 125th Birthday, Basketball!

    Did you know that the very first game of basketball took place 125 years ago today, played by a group of “incorrigibles”? Learn about the history of the first game and team at the Library and Archives Canada blog.

    History
    Library and Archives Canada
  10. The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

    From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, crowd-sourced syllabi have popped up as resources for educators and readers looking for background about complex current events.

    Academia
  11. Four Pounds Flour

    Author and historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman writes about the fascinating and complicated history of food and flavor in America, with a particular interest in immigrant food cultures.

    Cooking
  12. “Hopelessness is necessary for the hard work of resisting tyranny and fascism. It is the precondition for sustained social movements because history isn’t a straight line. It is a spinning top that eventually moves forward but also always goes round and round as it does.”

    Current Events
  13. Shakespeare, Trump: On Being Irrational

    “What Happened? How did we get here?” John Kelly looks at the first questions we ask when we encounter the irrational in art and in real life — and at how we might answer them and move forward.

    Commentary
  14. Distance Learning: History, We’re Standing In It  

    “In faraway England there’s a band of history enthusiasts on the march.” Traveling from Hong Kong to Hastings, Sally Baxter muses on walking in the footsteps of her ancestors.

    History
  15. The Lighthouse

    Can you spot the fact and fiction in Andrew Engelson’s curious story of Captain Philemon A. Codd — a man whose life was shaped by a random tragedy 175 years ago?

    History