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All Men Would Be Tyrants If They Could

All Men Would Be Tyrants If They Could | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Braintree, Massachusetts, March 31 Abigail Adams to John Adams I wish you would ever write me a letter half as long as I write you, and tell me, if you may, where your fleet has gone, what sort of
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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium

Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium | Cultural History | Scoop.it
In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were constant factors in the daily lives of many in the United States. This Thursday, April 21, we will explore the path towards equal rights from before and after World War II with special guests. Join wherever you are via #livestream to watch the Fighting for the Right to Fight Symposium.
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The 1970s Political Activist who invented Penis Pants

The 1970s Political Activist who invented Penis Pants | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Introducing Eldridge Clever, Presidential candidate, writer, political activist, a prominent early leader of the Black Panthers, oh and inventor of the penis pa

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Gaelic language not dead, just 'sleeping,' says government official | Metro News

Gaelic language not dead, just 'sleeping,' says government official | Metro News | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A provincial official says organizations that promote Gaelic have inspired a new interest in the past.

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The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum

The Racist Truth Of The War On Drugs: Legalize It All, by Dan Baum | Cultural History | Scoop.it
At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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The British Museum Viking exhibition has a hint of Nordic Noir

The British Museum Viking exhibition has a hint of Nordic Noir | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Britain has embraced a love of all things Scandinavian in recent years, from TV series Borgen and The Killing, to author Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. 

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The lynching of Jesse Washington

The lynching of Jesse Washington | Cultural History | Scoop.it

The lynching of Jesse Washington.

Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks,was castrated, and his ears were cut off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Jesse attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers.

Jesse was 15.

1916.

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A history of guns in America

No other developed country has embraced guns more than the United States. Just how did firearms become such a big part of American culture? Lee Cowan reports.


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Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State–Part 1

Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State–Part 1 | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Moderated by Regina Kunzel Edited by Devin McGeehan Muchmore What can histories of sexuality and gender tell us about the carceral state? The United States’ incarceration rate has quadrupled since the 1970s, giving the U.S. the largest prison population in the world. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 2.2 million people were confined in…
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A Circle of Skulls

A Circle of Skulls | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The Aztecs did creative things with severed heads. Archaeologists at Mexico City’s Aztec temple complex have found 35 human skulls mortared together with a mix of sand, limestone, and volcanic rock. Dating from about A.D. 1500, during a late Aztec building boom
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Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web

Aesthetic Consumerism and the Violence of Photography: What Susan Sontag Teaches Us about Visual Culture and the Social Web | Cultural History | Scoop.it
"Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs is an aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted."


Decades before social media, Sontag (b. Jan 16, 1933) wrote brilliantly about our "aesthetic consumerism" of images

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Persecution and Politicization: Roma (Gypsies) of Eastern Europe

Persecution and Politicization: Roma (Gypsies) of Eastern Europe | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Roma, the largest ethnic minority in Eastern Europe, are perhaps the region's most misunderstood, most persecuted, and maligned minority. Since their migration from India approximately six hundred years ago, Roma have suffered economic, political and cultural discrimination at the hands of both communist and capitalist and both democratic and totalitarian societies.
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John Trudell, Outspoken Advocate for American Indians, Is Dead at 69

John Trudell, Outspoken Advocate for American Indians, Is Dead at 69 | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Mr. Trudell was a leading advocate of Native American rights who channeled his message of righteous defiance into poetry and songwriting.
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Entering the ancient world through silent cinema

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Cléopatra (1910)
This is a guest blog for Silent London by Maria Wyke, professor of Latin at University College London.
Few people realise how important and innovative a role early cinema played in shaping modern knowledge of ancient Greece and Rome.

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How silent film shaped views on ancient cultures

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We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

We Created Islamic Extremism: Those Blaming Islam for ISIS Would Have Supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Jingoists conveniently forget the West's Cold War strategy was to arm the Islamic extremists that became al-Qaida.


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Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid

Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid | Cultural History | Scoop.it

This movie isn’t always as appreciated as it ought to be. People too often hear the name “Billy Wilder” and expect a ‘screwball comedy’ but completely miss the deeper, darker tones… Kiss Me, Stupid is one of those films. 


People may chuckle & hoot at the idea of Dean playing “Dino,” a caricature of the drinking, skirt-chasing Dean Martin persona, and the comedy of errors involving mistaken identities, but what they fail to see is black comedy teeth that takes a bite out of the music industry, marriage, and even sex...


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What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island

What America’s immigrants looked like when they arrived on Ellis Island | Cultural History | Scoop.it
America's diversity captured in photos of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
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The sonnet inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads in part:

 

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-toss to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 

What happened to this country?

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A Tribute to the Rust Belt, Carefully Crafted from Domestic Decay

A Tribute to the Rust Belt, Carefully Crafted from Domestic Decay | Cultural History | Scoop.it
For 10 weeks in a disused church basement somewhere in the Midwest, Julie Schenkelberg built a turbulent installation of broken furniture, found objects, and housing rubble anointed with blue and g…
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Iv never seen anything like this. Its not everybodies cup of tea, but inspiration has hit me head on!

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The places the world forgot

The places the world forgot | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Sylvain Margaine has been photographing ‘forbidden places’ since 1998. He tells Fiona Macdonald about his haunting images of prisons, churches and mental asylums.
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Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box

Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The discovery of remains at historic Jamestown may provide new details about the nation’s earliest settlers.
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white =/= caucasian

white =/= caucasian | Cultural History | Scoop.it
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“Stop referring to white people as caucasian.

Truth. I think the confusion comes from the forensic...
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When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler'

When You Kill Ten Million Africans You Aren't Called 'Hitler' | Cultural History | Scoop.it

Most people haven’t heard of him.

But you should have. When you see his face or hear his name you should get as sick in your stomach as when you read about Mussolini or Hitler or see one of their pictures. You see, he killed over 10 million people in the Congo.


His name is King...

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Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture)

Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture) | Cultural History | Scoop.it

I was watching Morning Joe and they were freaking out that eBay (and perhaps others) were selling swastikas while removing confederate flags. They said such an announcement to remove the flags was hypocritical and a pandering publicity move.


*sigh*


 Let me educate you:

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An 1840s Broadsheet for the New Jersey Juvenile Temperance Band

An 1840s Broadsheet for the New Jersey Juvenile Temperance Band | Cultural History | Scoop.it
In the 1840s, a rare broadsheet, historical ephemera, for the New Jersey Juvenile Temperance Band and the Cold Water Army.

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5 Failed Assassination Attempts on President Lincoln You Didn't Know About

5 Failed Assassination Attempts on President Lincoln You Didn't Know About | Cultural History | Scoop.it
From explosives to biological warfare, there were five failed Lincoln assassination attempts you haven't heard about, and they are very strange indeed.
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.