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Broken Promises
A new study of the Hawaiian Homelands, a program that was supposed to give land and housing to native Hawaiians but has mostly failed.
hawaii  hawai'i  homelands  maps  nativerights  history 
4 days ago by nelson
Oldest living PC games
Games from the 80s still being maintained, mostly fantasy RPGs
games  rpgs  history  nethack  mmos 
6 days ago by nelson
Google Reader time capsule
Mihai saved away a copy of the code plus a data snapshot to run it
googlereader  google  preservation  rss  history 
14 days ago by nelson
Information Wanted
Heartbreaking documents of African Americans trying to reunite their families after slavery ended.
slavery  history  america  juneteenth  family  newspaper  classifiedad 
27 days ago by nelson
History of ICE child policy
Details on how America came to be a country separating children from their parents
politics  immigration  policy  history  trump  obama  bush 
28 days ago by nelson
Gay travelling businessmen
Scholarship on a cache of letters from the 50s
gay  lgbt  history  via:hackernews 
4 weeks ago by nelson
Honolulu Chinatown was burned
1899 event where the city burned down Chinatown trying to contain a disease
chinatown  honolulu  racism  history  hawaii  hawai'i 
4 weeks ago by nelson
African American genealogy
Erica Joy Baker on her interest in genealogy, excellent interview by Matt Haughey
genealogy  ancestry  africanamerican  history  slavery  black  culture  archiveorg 
10 weeks ago by nelson
Henry Gerber
A very early gay rights activist in the US, Society for Human Rights dates to the 1920s
gay  lgbt  politics  history  civilrights  america 
april 2018 by nelson
Archaeology vs Genomics
Survey of the changes in the study of humanity's past as DNA evidence becomes available
science  archeology  archaeology  anthropology  dna  history  genomics  via:hackernews 
april 2018 by nelson
SF names history
Map of names of streets, etc and their history
maps  history  sanfrancisco  sf  via:reddit 
march 2018 by nelson
Merikins
African-Americans who fought for the British in the War of 1812 and were relocated to Trinidad
trinidad  america  history  merikin  africanamerican  1812 
february 2018 by nelson
The Bayeux Tapestry
A silly but engaging tour of the famous 11th century graphic novel
bayeuxtapestry  history  hastings  1066  bayeux  tapestry 
february 2018 by nelson
M&M Tavern
A website about an old newspaper bar
sanfrancisco  history  bar  newspaper  chronicle  examiner 
january 2018 by nelson
Paris history: la Bièvre
Nice description of the old creek that ran through the left bank
paris  maps  metafilter  france  history  river  bievre 
january 2018 by nelson
Google Memory Loss
Google's search engine no longer comprehensively has old documents
google  search  history 
january 2018 by nelson
How Haiti became poor
Interesting bits of historical detail and racism
racism  america  trump  politics  haiti  history 
january 2018 by nelson
Freedmen's Bureau Project
Documents from the end of slavery to be digitized
slavery  reconstruction  genealogy  civilwar  history 
january 2018 by nelson
Elephant drawings
600 years of drawing an animal the illustrator had never seen
elephants  drawing  via:amitp  art  history 
december 2017 by nelson
PLATO computer system
Excellent MeFi post about the 1960s-era distributed computing system
computing  history  plato 
december 2017 by nelson
PNG explorers
The real history of people crossing Papua New Guinea
history  png  papua  anthropology  benedictallen  fraud 
november 2017 by nelson
A Net Before the Web
Series of blog posts about pre-Web infosystems. First post is on The Source
internet  history  web  thesource  via:waxy 
november 2017 by nelson
Cornelia Bailey obit
Geechee matriarch of Georgia. /cc @kellegous
geechee  gullah  georgia  south  islands  africa  slavery  history  obituary 
november 2017 by nelson
Transvestite passes
Magnus Hirschfeld / 1920s Berlin LGBT history
history  lgbt  trans  transgender  germany  hirschfeld 
november 2017 by nelson
Netrek archives
Records from an online game culture of the early 1990s
games  netrek  history  cmu  ogg 
november 2017 by nelson
Aerial Chicago 1914
Amazing dirigible film /cc @therealfitz
chicago  aerial  dirigible  blimp  photography  history  video  film  aviation 
october 2017 by nelson
Liber Cure Cocorum
A 15th century Englishc ookbook, in verse
cooking  england  history  recipes  haggis 
october 2017 by nelson
Vikings for Allah
Evidence of cultural exchange in 10th century Sweden
viking  history  islam  muslim  silkroad 
october 2017 by nelson
Charley Shively
Gay liberationist from the 70s with unfashionably radical ideas
gay  history  1970s  lgbt 
october 2017 by nelson
1953 DDR uprising
Resistance from the people against the communist government
germany  history  1953  sovietunion  ddr  rebellion  revolt  demonstration  uprising 
october 2017 by nelson
Soviet control rooms
Photos from 1960s-ish computing and logistics /cc @migurski
art  computers  history  soviet  1960s 
september 2017 by nelson
La vie privée du roi de Prusse
1784 scandal book written by Voltaire about Frederick the Great being gay
gay  lgbt  history  french  germany  homosexual 
september 2017 by nelson
Ben Franklin and von Steuben
Story of Franklin helping von Steuben escape prosecution for sodomy in France, to help the US military cause
gay  lgbt  homosexual  history  germany  america  benfranklin 
september 2017 by nelson
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Yet another gay Prussian leader; he was hugely important to the American Revolutionaries
gay  lgbt  homosexual  prussia  america  history 
september 2017 by nelson
Prince Henry of Prussia
Frederick the Great's younger brother, also gay
gay  lgbt  homosexual  germany  history  prussia 
september 2017 by nelson
Early web apps
Internet history from 1995 or so
history  internet  web  webapps 
september 2017 by nelson
Postkrieg
When postal services go to war. Snarky stamps issued by East and West Germany
germany  history  post  stamps  postage 
september 2017 by nelson
RIP Sun
An ignominious end to one of the best Unix companies
sun  oracle  unix  history 
september 2017 by nelson
Waiting for a Perfect Protest?
Excellent historical perspective on violence at progressive protests
protest  nytimes  tactics  nonviolence  history  civilrights  trump  politics  antifa 
september 2017 by nelson
K'inich Janaab' Pakal
We know an astonishing amount of detail about the Maya now
maya  mexico  history  america  mayans 
august 2017 by nelson
Sally Hemmings' power
Interesting subtlety about the slave relationship with Jefferson
via:metafilter  slavery  history  jefferson 
august 2017 by nelson
Confederate history
Black daughter of the Confederacy's thoughts on how to think of monuments
confederacy  history  civilwar  racism 
august 2017 by nelson
Black Death and lead levels
Clever ice core study quantifies the impact of the Black Death
blackdeath  europe  economy  via:metafilter  history  science 
august 2017 by nelson
Berlin 1871
A lovely historical map
maps  berlin  germany  history  1870s 
august 2017 by nelson
Compromise of 1877
Part of America's ugly history of Reconstruction
reconstruction  civilwar  history  hayes 
august 2017 by nelson
Pre-Roman peoples
Lovely hand drawn map. /cc @migurski
maps  europe  history  handdrawn 
august 2017 by nelson
Why Reconstruction Matters
2015 essay by Eric Foner, the historian of Reconstruction
reconstruction  slavery  south  america  history  civilwar 
august 2017 by nelson
Germany's history
Contrast with America and the Confederacy
confederacy  america  racism  nazis  germany  history  memorial 
august 2017 by nelson
Confederate monument history
Most Confederate monuments were created in the 1920s and 1960s
confederacy  treason  history  politics 
august 2017 by nelson
Bitcoin history
Details on the way discussion around Bitcoin tech is controlled
blockstream  bitcoin  reddit  history 
august 2017 by nelson
Collison Offline Wikipedia
Stripe founder had an offline version of Wikipedia for iOS in 2008
wikipedia  ios  iphone  history  stripe  collison  patrick 
august 2017 by nelson
Kaifeng Jews
A small Jewish group in China dating back 1000 years
china  jews  history 
july 2017 by nelson
50Hz power in the US
LA used a different AC standard until 1948
losangeles  la  via:hackernews  standards  electricity  history 
july 2017 by nelson
July 4 1941, Oregon
Small town photos. (That photo #6 though.) /cc @adam_messinger
photos  america  history  july4  oregon 
july 2017 by nelson
The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro
Amazing Frederick Douglass speech; listen to James Earl Jones read an excerpt
douglass  history  slavery  america  freedom  july4  julyfourth 
july 2017 by nelson
History of scientific publishing
Details on how we have the current ruinous system
publishing  science  economics  history  elsevier  springerverlag 
june 2017 by nelson
Operation Tracer
Insane WW2 plan to maintain surveillance at Gibraltar in case the Nazis took over
ww2  history  germany  war  gibraltar 
june 2017 by nelson
Email inventor fraud
An update on the lawsuit-wielding Shiva Ayyadurai
via:metafilter  email  history  gawker  techdirt  legal  lawsuit  copyright 
june 2017 by nelson
1830 Australians in Japan
Interesting story of a rogue ship
japan  australia  history  1800s 
may 2017 by nelson
Landrieu on the Confederacy
An honest appraisal of Civil War history
slavery  racism  history  south  civilwar  confederacy 
may 2017 by nelson
MOnSter 6502
A 6502 built with discrete components
6502  apple  computers  history  hardware 
may 2017 by nelson
Wilmington insurrection
Successful racist coup in American, 1898
politics  wilmington  racism  america  history 
march 2017 by nelson
US DNA analysis
Combining genealogy and genetic data to get a picture of where people in the US came from
dna  genetics  history  genealogy  race  america 
march 2017 by nelson
IBM Death's Calculator
Details and images of IBM's support of the holocaust
holocaust  ibm  nazis  germany  history  palantir 
march 2017 by nelson
Etak Navigator
1985 navigation and digital mapping company
via:hackernews  atari  history  gps  startups  navigation  deadreckoning  maps 
february 2017 by nelson
Alabama populists
A bit of American political history
history  alabama  populism  politics  america 
february 2017 by nelson
Mission Cinemas
Grand old movie palaces /cc @strongthomas
movies  sanfrancisco  mission  history  theaters 
february 2017 by nelson
Feeding slaves
Details from Frederick Douglass on how slaveowners used food and alcohol as means of control
america  history  slavery 
february 2017 by nelson
Reichstag fire
The singular event that allowed Hitler to cement power in Germany
germany  politics  history  trump  nazis 
january 2017 by nelson
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