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The 1619 Project | The New York Times
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The Times. Its goal is to reframe American history, and to place the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are as a country.
slavery  african-americans  politics  sociology  anthropology  culture  history  american  colonial  17th-century  18th-century  19th-century  20th-century  civilrights  race-relations 
9 weeks ago by dilibrary
A Connecticut Yankee and the Failure of Progressivism ~ The Imaginative Conservative
The bravado with which Hank Morgan extols his mission, his accomplishments, and his destiny conceals a desperation, even a fatalism, that had long burdened American thought, and from which the Progressives themselves were hardly immune. Endowed with the assurance of inevitable secular progress, Morgan regards himself as the last, best hope of earth. History, in his view, must be unalterably progressive, marking the cumulative advance of enlightenment. If it were not, it would mean the ruin of all future expectations. Morgan cannot endure the prospect of defeat, loss, and tragedy. Convinced that his power, virtue, and righteousness are incontrovertible, and unwilling to accept the verdict of history if he is wrong, Morgan would sooner obliterate the world than see his vision ridiculed, challenged, or subverted. Determined to shatter all limits, impatient to have everything he wants and always on his own terms, Morgan forges a prison from which, even after thirteen hundred years, there can be no escape, save death.
literature  history  19th-century  progressive 
april 2019 by dwalbert
Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
The Archives of American Art collects, preserves, and makes available primary sources documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. Many of their collections are available online, including primary sources related to Josef Albers, Florence Knoll Bassett, Albert Bierstadt, Marcel Breuer, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Joseph Cornell, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Esther McCoy, Jackson Pollock, John Singer Sargent, Benjamin West, James McNeill Whistler, Beatrice Wood, and many more.
aad-research  art  artists  primary-sources  art-history  modern-art  american  21st-century  20th-century  19th-century  18th-century 
february 2019 by dilibrary
Daniel Edward Heffernan’s Map of Dublin, 1861
These maps are really remarkable work:
Heffernan’s map of Dublin, published 1 May 1861, is both highly unusual and very fine. No other map of the time gives such a bird’s eye, almost axonometric, view of the city’s edifices. It shows in exceptional elevational detail both a number of the city’s principal public buildings, but also its less vaunted institutions; prisons, hospitals, workhouses etc., all within the municipal boundary set by the two canals.
daniel-heffernan  history  19th-century  dublin  ireland  maps 
january 2019 by jm
British Weather from 1700 to 1849
Martin Rowley has put together a wonderful site bringing together information about the weather in Britain. Of particular interest (to me anyway) is the historical data from 4000BC(!) until the present day. You can find it all at: http://booty.org.uk/booty.weather/climate/histclimat.htm.

With Martin's generous permission I have extracted the weather data from 1700 to 1849 and displayed it here. Given the sometimes informal nature of the historical sources, it is necessarily a little patchy but it makes for fascinating reading.
weather  reference  britain  18th-century  19th-century 
january 2019 by HouseholdOpera
Over Open Sights: Perry Miniatures French Napoleonic Hussars. 7th Hussars.
The command figures, an Officer and Trumpeter, of the Elite Company of the 7th Hussars. A similar two figures for the 5th Hussars are currently on the table.
wargaming  miniature  perry  hussar  napoleonic  19th-century 
august 2018 by since1968

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