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Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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War-Time Corsets

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This four-page vintage advertorial article, War-Time Corsets, in the Picture Post (March 2, 1940), isn’t just more corset history, but rather shows what life was like on another WWII homefront...
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Why We Vilify Single Moms

Why We Vilify Single Moms | Cultural History | Scoop.it
When I was in college I was a single parent. Finding myself struggling personally with the demands of continuing education and single parenting (a special needs child too yet) was...
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When Movie Theatres Die

When Movie Theatres Die | Cultural History | Scoop.it
I watched both of these on TCM a few weeks ago and was thrilled to find them available online. This Theatre and You was put out in 1948 by the...
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If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics)

If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics) | Cultural History | Scoop.it
In Margaret Sanger in Context, Tracey McCormick defends the vilified Margaret Sanger. Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood and advocated for planned parenting & birth control before women even had the...
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Now These Are The Sort Of Political Buttons I Can Collect

Now These Are The Sort Of Political Buttons I Can Collect | Cultural History | Scoop.it
I have a modest number of vintage political items in my collections… Some Nixon stuff. Some ERA stuff. I’ve even made some buttons or pinbacks too. But now I’m coveting...
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Just Who Destroys Books & Libraries?

Just Who Destroys Books & Libraries? | Cultural History | Scoop.it
After reading So Many Books: Reading & Publishing in an Age of Abundance, I was delighted to serendipitously discover a copy of A Universal History of the Destruction of Books:...
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Fears for Timbuktu's ancient city

Fears for Timbuktu's ancient city | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The UN warns fighting in Mali could damage the World Heritage Site of Timbuktu as the Africa Union joins West African nations in imposing sanctions following the coup.
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The Very Best From Hallmark: Greeting Cards Through The Years

The Very Best From Hallmark: Greeting Cards Through The Years | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The Very Best from Hallmark: Greeting Cards Through the Years, by Ellen Stern, is not a collector’s guide, really; there are no prices or discussion of the secondary market at...
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Scarlet Letters

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The scarlet letters of this authentic suffrage poster read, “A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote Thereby Assuming Responsibility Of Citizenship.” Because that’s what voting is, a responsibility of...
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Mummy Murder Mystery Solved

Mummy Murder Mystery Solved | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Solving a centuries-old murder mystery, researchers say Egyptian king Ramesses III likely had his throat slit by conspirators in his harem.
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'Cult Fiction' Traced to Ancient Egypt Priest

'Cult Fiction' Traced to Ancient Egypt Priest | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A recently deciphered Egyptian papyrus from around 1,900 years ago tells a fictional story that includes drinking, singing, feasting and ritual sex, all in the name of the goddess Mut. 
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‘Mandate struck down’: ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ moment for CNN, Fox News

‘Mandate struck down’: ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ moment for CNN, Fox News | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance mandate of President Obama's "Affordable Health Care Act" in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, sending cable news and Twitter into a frenzy.
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600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle

600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle | Cultural History | Scoop.it
A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
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7 inventors killed by their inventions: Tragic irony

7 inventors killed by their inventions: Tragic irony | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The life of an inventor is not an easy one. First you have to come up with a good idea that solves a problem in a way that no one has thought of before, and then you need to design and engineer your idea to take it from theory to reality.
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Canada and the American Revolution | Museum of the American Revolution

Canada and the American Revolution | Museum of the American Revolution | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Professor Holly Mayer reflects on Canada and the American Revolution.
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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: City of the Dead: Calleva Atrebatum

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: City of the Dead: Calleva Atrebatum | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Michael Fulford investigates an abandoned Roman town.
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Instead of complaining about what's fair, let's start asking what's just

Instead of complaining about what's fair, let's start asking what's just | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Even children understand that life isn't fair. Our country might benefit if more adults knew it, too.
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Scientists find new human species

Scientists find new human species | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Researchers studying fossils from northern Kenya have identified a new species of human that lived two million years ago.
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History as fantasy is no substitute for rigorous truth

History as fantasy is no substitute for rigorous truth | Cultural History | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: Whether it's Richard III's corpse, Jesus's wife or King Arthur's castle, to be seduced by myth is to flirt with fanaticism
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Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Suffered Rare and Painful Disease | Cultural History | Scoop.it
The ancient Egyptian man would've suffered from a rare cancerlike disease.
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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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
Other Topics
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 Tormorrow
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.