February History Carnival

Hello readers, old and new.  This is my first attempt at hosting a History Carnival.  I tried to think of some clever topics around which to organize these, but decided that the simplest way to do this is by region.  So, here are this month’s nominees:

Australia

Australian Postal History and Social Philately has a collection of materials from the Rev. James Fong Kem Yee, Chinese Presbyterian Church, Newcastle.

European History

Alsatia decribes the problems of decoding historical slang in the “The Milford Lane Bermudas.”

History and the Sock Merchant uses an account from a Titanic survivor to answer the question, “Did the sinking of the Titanic punture Edwardian social complacency?

Chaosbogey argues in “Homage to Catalonia” that “The Spanish Civil War is a bellwether for humanities geeks” who think studying  “a bunch of anarchists running around trying to change the world” is just as important as understanding the Holocaust.

Georgian London ‘s entry,  “When I Please” describes a day in the life of 18th century London prostitute Sarah Knight.

Tripbase looks at the lasting impact of various European explorers in  “8 Historic Explorers who change the world.

U.S. History

The Huntington Blog article, “A Perfect Fit,” describes six recently acquired pages of diary entries recounting events leading up to, and immediately following, the Battle of Lexington Green, written by the noted Boston preacher and patriot Samuel Cooper (1725–1783), a friend of Benjamin Franklin. These pages complement other portions of Cooper’s diary already in the Huntington collection.

Just in time for the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Rethinking Schools offers tips on “Teaching a People’s History of the Abolition Movement.”

From Executed Today describes a melodrama from the early Republic in “1786; Elizabeth Wilson, Her Reprieve too Late.

The Virtual Dime Museum: Adventures in Old New York describes a boardinghouse keeper’s work as a fortune teller in  “Mother Shipton in New York.

Northwest History provides a commentary on the recent case of historical fraud involving a document by President Lincoln in “Historian Forges Past, Perhaps Permanently.”

The latest gossip from Boston 1775 ponders,  “General Washington’s welcome to his new headquarters?

Fellow #twitterstorian Katrina Gulliver’s provides an insightful and entertaining  “True account of a visit to Williamsburg, VA

Finally, we have a nomination for an entire blog of the diary of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Paris Clark, Jr. entitled A Vietnam War Clerk’s Diary.

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