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Happy 7th Birthday (+ 1 week) to RiAH! (Religion in American History)

An interesting history-related post from Religion in American History:

Paul Harvey

Hey, a week ago today was the 7th birthday for this blog, and the fact that I forgot about it entirely should give you youngsters a little clue about life in your 50s. Wait, where are my glasses? It's true that this blog began as a self-promotional lark, but somehow it has grown into a wonderfully enriching professional community, and my thanks to all who have been a part of that.

So, happy birthday to us! (and happy 6th birthday as well to John Fea's blog, the first-born child of our blog here). We have some changes ongoing ...

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The American Indian Empowerment Act of 2011 (H.R.3532 ) (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

On December 1, 2011, Congressman Don Young, R-Ak, introduced the American Indian Empowerment Act of 2011 that would allow Native nations to request that the Secretary of the Interior take tribal lands out of trust status and convey them to the individual tribe.  This would convert federal trust lands to a restricted fee tribal land status.

As currently written, this legislation would ensure that the lands retain their Indian Country status, keeping out state taxation and jurisdiction, and include the ability of Native nations to pass tribal laws on their lands and conduct other business.

You can read the short bill on the Library of Congress ...

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The White House Christmas Card: 2011 (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:



It’s Christmas Eve.  I think this is the latest I’ve ever waited to post about the official White House Christmas Card since Istarted posting a picture of the card in 2006.  

Over the last couple of years it has been more difficult than usual to find a mention of the card, but this year I’ve actually dreaded writing about it.   No, I’m not bored with the process.   I still think the whole history of the official White House Christmas Cards is an interesting topic.   I like to see the particular cards sent by each administration, how the artwork was ...

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A Brace of Bunker Hill Authors in 2011 (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

This season has brought two new books on the Battle of Bunker Hill and surrounding events, and both authors will be speaking in Boston over the next two days.

On Thursday, 16 June, Prof. Paul Lockhart of Wright State University will lecture at the Massachusetts Historical Society on his book The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington. His previous books include The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic ...

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Memorial Day 2011 (History Matters: Musings of Jared Frederick)

An interesting history-related post from History Matters: Musings of Jared Frederick:

At the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg


Thousands came out to commemorate Memorial Day here in Gettysburg last Monday and congregated in the Soldiers' National Cemetery. The parade preceding the the ceremony in the burial grounds was colorful, frequently inspiring (especially with the aged veterans), and at times, unusual. Nevertheless, the commemorations were largely fitting and scores of people from all over the nation and the world were present. The photo above, I feel, represents the best of Memorial Day - with Americans of all ages and backgrounds gathering to pay homage in a common purpose of remembering and honoring ...

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Twitter Feed, 27 Feb–10 Mar 2011 (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

  • RT @executedtoday: If judge overruling jury's death sentence betrays #amrev Revolution ow.ly/440AL does it work the other way around? #
  • @JBD1 Boylston Street Borders to remain open till April. How many books will be left then? #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1807: Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is born in Portland, Maine. ow.ly/3Nltm #
  • Via @bencarp, Kermit the Frog reports on Boston Tea Party: bit.ly/es3IC1 (Accents almost as much fun as in JOHN ADAMS miniseries.) #
  • From RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, essay by Colonial Williamsburg junior interpreter on portraying slave: bit.ly/gwr1QY (h/t @KevinLevin) #
  • @HannahMCrocker Interesting use of "Dutch" to mean ...

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Twitter Feed, 22-26 Feb 2011 (Boston 1775)

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After two weeks off the air, Loudtwitter returned as silently as it had disappeared.
  • From NY TIMES, tryouts for the Washington Nationals' "Racing Presidents" mascots (incl. Washington, Jefferson): nyti.ms/eJYwaw #
  • BOSTON GLOBE editorial about statue of Dr Joseph Warren, now at school where he studied (and briefly taught): bit.ly/fVyly1 #
  • In Dr Warren's day, Roxbury Latin was public school in Roxbury. Now a private school in West Roxbury suburb. Class issues arise. #
  • Boston Tree Party wants volunteers to plant apple trees in city this spring: bit.ly/fGtJi2 (Dr. Warren's father would approve.) #
  • From NY TIMES oped page, Scott Casper ...

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Call for Papers – 2011 ICMH (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age)

An interesting history-related post from Blog Them Out of the Stone Age:

CALL FOR PAPERS: The United States Commission on Military History (USCMH) invites U.S. historians to submit papers for the 2011 congress of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH) to be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 28 August – 2 September 2011. The theme of the congress will be  “Decolonization: Colonial Wars and Independence Wars [...]

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Call for Grad Student Papers – 2011 ICMH (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age)

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CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENT PAPERS: The United States Commission on Military History (USCMH) invites U.S. graduate students (those enrolled in a Ph.D. program but not yet awarded the Ph.D.) to submit papers for the 2011 congress of the International Commission of Military History (ICMH) to be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 28 August – 2 [...]

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Twitter Feed, 30 Jan-4 Feb 2011 (Boston 1775)

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  • RT @peterfrancisco: Remembering James Tate: Augusta #RevWar soldier. Battle of Cowpens and Battle of Guilford Courthouse ht.ly/3MHQI #
  • RT @AmerCreation: Another Recycled Post on John Adams' Unitarianism nblo.gs/dEARh #
  • RT @CricketinMaine: How can one ancestor cause so much TROUBLE? #genealogy #familyhistory #
  • RT @Aaron_Eyler: New A.P. Biology Is Ready, but U.S. History Isn't - NYTimes.com www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/education/30advanced.html #
  • If Laurence Sterne had wanted TRISTRAM SHANDY to look like this, one presumes he would have had the printers effect it. bit.ly/dEPmKI #
  • Today's good news: Found copy of document I've been looking for for years. Today's bad news: Really neat theory blown ...

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2011 State of the Union (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:


If you missed last night's State of the Union address, you can check it out online. That's the video, here's the transcript. I thought I'd pick out an excerpt on energy from the speech to share:
That’s what Americans have done for over 200 years: reinvented ourselves. And to spur on more success stories like the Allen Brothers, we’ve begun to reinvent our energy policy. We’re not just handing out money. We’re issuing a challenge. We’re telling America’s scientists and engineers that if they assemble teams of the best minds in their fields, and focus on the hardest problems ...

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Twitter Feed, 7-19 Jan 2011 (Boston 1775)

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  • RT @WilliamHogeland: HNN picked up the Lepore-Wood story (and FB board): bit.ly/ikpawx // Thanks for the alert! #
  • Cliopatria's awards for history blogs in 2010: bit.ly/iawKnh #
  • RT @alberkes: Here's a cool demonstration of Jefferson portraiture in action: bit.ly/gjD8Y8 [video] #
  • RT @BOAFNPS: Seasonal Park Ranger position available at Boston African American National Historic Site. Interviews... fb.me/ESSWI05U #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: 6 Jan 1759: 26 y.o. George Washington marries Martha. One of her gowns: ow.ly/3lVsq #
  • RT @WestholmePub: Like spies? Author John Nagy on INVISIBLE INK at Franklin T'shp Library, Somerset NJ, 1/12, 7pm on.fb.me/hEqhGN #
  • RT @amhistorymuseum: Today in 1789: ...

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Twitter Feed, 27 Dec 2010-4 Jan 2011 (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

  • 20:22 Anyone know about Rhode Island divorce records, circa 1775? I'm wondering if Godfrey and Mary (Butler) Wenwood divorced around then. #
  • 20:27 @seaheff Lovely photo portraits, but the beards, yeah. The "beardless boys" come off best. #
    [That comment’s about this link]
  • 21:33 RT @RagLinen: Paper Conservation: Saving Historic Newspapers From Loss - ow.ly/3vUnk #
  • 22:22 RT @RagLinen: #RevWar C-SPAN panel featuring authors T.H. Breen [American Insurgents] and Jack Rakove [Revolutionaries] ow.ly/3vXuP #
  • 22:40 Edward Rothstein of NY TIMES really doesn't like President's House park in Philadelphia: nyti.ms/eHebY5 #
  • 23:42 RT @RagLinen: 10 Colleges Offering Free History ...

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CFH Session at the 2011 AHA (RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY)

An interesting history-related post from RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY:

Randall Stephens

If you're heading up to Boston for the AHA in early January, make time for the Saturday morning Conference on Faith and History affiliate session:

Bracketing Faith and Historical Practice: A Roundtable

Saturday, January 8, 2011: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Marriott Boston Copley Place, Maine Room

Chair: Randall J. Stephens, Eastern Nazarene College

Speaker(s):
Randall Balmer, Barnard College, Columbia University
Margaret Bendroth, Congregational Library (Boston)
Eugene B. McCarraher, Villanova University
Jon H. Roberts, Boston University
Grant Wacker, Duke University Divinity School
Lauren Winner, Duke University Divinity School

Comment: The Audience

More on the session: The question of the ...

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Call for Papers: 2011 Missouri Valley History Conference (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age)

An interesting history-related post from Blog Them Out of the Stone Age:

The 54th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held March 3-5, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Society for Military History sponsors a full slate of sessions at the MVHC and also will again be sponsoring a “huddle” for Society for Military History participants. Individual proposals and session proposals are [...]

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