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- “THE CHINESE MUST GO. And so must neuralgia and rheumatism…”: Examples of Nineteenth Century Shock Advertising
- Trumping a sense of decline. Guest appearance by Abraham Lincoln.
- Integrating Public History and Public Space – An example from Philadelphia
- Mugshot Histories: Send in the Clowns
- Brooklyn: Expertly filling gaps in our historical memory
Tag Archives: Irish-America
In the nineteenth and early twentieth century an interesting form of biography became popular called mugshot histories. Publishers advertised their book with grandiose titles in states or regions to people who could then purchase an entry for themselves. Along with … Continue reading
New post on the Dustbin of History – The Tramping Worker: questions on transience and organisation in America, 1880-1920
I was invited to write for the excellent history blog the Dustbin of History many months ago and have recently decided to take the plunge and throw up some more detailed articles than I would usually pack onto my own blog. … Continue reading
By the nineteenth century the British government was well aware of the importance of intelligence gathering in the effective administration of its territories. As part of its security apparatus Britain maintained a vast spy network which regularly reported on the activities of dissidents … Continue reading
While I am inadvertently using a title that sounds like the opening lines to a song (following on my last blog post perhaps a song isn’t such a bad idea!), this blog post is the first in a series I will be doing … Continue reading