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American Masters Features Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll (Religion in American History)

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

Paul Harvey

I already know what you're going to be doing Friday evening, February 22nd. Here's what you're going to be doing: at home, watching this "American Masters" documentary on the incomparable Sister Rosetta Tharpe. A little excerpt from the promotional material:

American Masters opens its 27th season with the story of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973). One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Tharpe may not be a household name today, but the flamboyant superstar, with her spectacular playing on ...

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The Gospel of the Working Class: An Interview with Erik Gellman and Jarod Roll, Part I (RELIGION IN AMERICAN HISTORY)

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

By Heath Carter

Today I'm posting the first of three installments of an interview with Erik Gellman and Jarod Roll regarding their new book, The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America. Parts two and three will follow tomorrow and Friday, respectively.

Last week Paul Harvey posted some of his thoughts on the book. If his high praise wasn't enough to convince you to pick up your own copy, then maybe Pete Seeger's endorsement will do the trick: "This is the story of heroic people, black and white, who tried to democratize the southeastern ...

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Additions to the Blog Roll (Boston 1775)

An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:

Revolutionary Thoughts is on Tumblr, which is designed for easy sharing of short thoughts and single images rather than long essays. It’s an eclectic set of quotations and observations from the “Revolutionary Atlantic.”

Blog, or Die is Michael Aubrecht’s site about the Revolution, tied to a film project. Aubrecht also writes about the U.S. Civil War and baseball. He’s not shy about discussing the political uses and ramifications of Revolutionary history today.

Derek W. Beck has created a website and occasional blog to promote his manuscript 1775, which tells the story of the outbreak of the American Revolution through ...

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Last roll of Kodachrome film developed (The History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from The History Blog:

Kodachrome filmDwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas, developed the last roll of Kodachrome film on Thursday. As digital photography took over and developing outlets closed en masse, Kodak announced in June of 2009 that after 74 years of iconic success, they would no longer produce the development chemicals necessary to print Kodachrome negatives. Dwayne’s Photo got a special dispensation. Kodak ensured that as the only shop left not just in the United States but in the world, they would receive the chemicals through the end of 2010.

Kodachrome was the first successful mass-produced color film process. It created a rich depth ...

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