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Just heard this guy (David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston and director of the Center for the Study of Capitalism) on my local NPR station (KUOW Seattle) discussing "The Pandemic & the Economy: A Radical View".

(Yes, late night radio is something I really enjoy...)

I cannot emphasize how much I agree with this his vantage, I personally think he nails the place where we are in #history.

I highly, highly recommend a listen, if you can manage. It is a product of Alternative Radio.

#capitalism #inequality
 
Just heard this guy (David McNally is the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston and director of the Center for the Study of Capitalism) on my local NPR station (KUOW Seattle) discussing "The Pandemic & the Economy: A Radical View".

(Yes, late night radio is something I really enjoy...)

I cannot emphasize how much I agree with this his vantage, I personally think he nails the place where we are in #history.

I highly, highly recommend a listen, if you can manage. It is a product of Alternative Radio.

#capitalism #inequality
 
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Amalie Materna as Brünnhilde


The first Brünnhilde in Bayreuth.

#photography #history #opera #AmalieMaterna #Soprano #Bayreuth #1876
 
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The American right wing


A report to the Fund for the Republic, inc.
by Ralph Eugene Ellsworth & Sarah M. Harris, 1960.

For those interested in the backstory and the long ~~con~~ view.

A surprising number of familiar names and themes.

https://archive.org/details/americanrightwin00ells/page/n3/mode/2up

#Conservatism #RightWing #Politics #History #ArchiveOrg
 





My maternal grandmother had this record and I remember listening to it many times. It is a BBC broadcast in Danish from the 4th of May 1945 - two minutes into the broadcast there is a long pause, and the news about the German surrender is announced.

I remember being very gripped by this strange and eerie recording. This evening I think I will put some candles in the windows as has been the tradition since 1945, if nothing else to give my girls a sense of history. It is after all 75 years ago today.

#History #WWII #4thofMay #1945 #BBC #Danish #Denmark #Liberation
 
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#music #1930s #hotel #photography #history
May 20, 2020.
He writes..."Sweetheart.." and "Love's faded bouquet.." I was haunted by a songwriter today. I searched for his name until one rang a bell. I searched for his songs and recognized a few of them. I didn't know about this one. I selected it because it's May, and it's lovely.

Photograph. New Yorker Hotel 1930s. New York City , New York.
One Morning in May
1933
Music by Hoary Carmichael
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gASmUGF05Gs
 
Huh. I was just in Naples last October, and spent a considerable amount of time seeing local points of interest, historical sites, hiking Vesuvius, etc., but this is the first time I have heard of this site. Enjoy. :-)

Ruins of Liternum

"The Roman province of Campania was once one of the most prosperous regions in Italy, with important cities like Naples, Pompeii, and Cuma. On the shores of the Lake of Patria, near the eastern coast of Campania, the town of Liternum was founded in 194 BC."

"The ruins are now part of an archeological park, however, they are still mostly unknown to the public; overshadowed by more famous Roman ruins in the area."

#history #archaeology #Italy #Campania #Liternum #ScipioAfricanus
 
If you have ~8 minutes to spare, I would highly encourage you to watch you this stunning animation of that fateful day in 79 AD... you won't be sorry! :-)

"A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition -- an average of more than 2,700 per day -- making it the most popular traveling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum."

"Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town's citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours."

A Day in Pompeii (8:39)

#Pompeii #Vesuvius #animation #history
 
A fascinating (!) article about one of my most favorite topics in the world, Athena and the Parthenon. I had the great fortune of visiting Athens in 2014, and I really look forward to visiting again one day iin the not-too-distant future...

The Parthenon by Any Other Name?

"The Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis is one of the best-known buildings of the ancient world. Yet, despite its renown, it turns out that for more than 2,000 years, we may have been calling the temple by the wrong name. 'I knew that scholars didn’t really understand why it’s called the Parthenon', says Utrecht University archaeologist Janric van Rookhuijzen, 'so I started looking into a giant puzzle of ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains'. His surprising, perhaps even heretical, theory suggests that 'Parthenon' may not have originally referred to the structure we know today—which is sometimes called the Great Temple of Athena—but to part of an altogether different temple on the Acropolis."




#Athens #Parthenon #Athena #history #archeology
 
Quote of note:

"From AD166 to around AD180, repeated outbreaks occurred throughout the known world. Roman historians describe the legions being devastated, and entire towns and villages being depopulated and going to ruin. Rome itself was particularly badly affected, carts leaving the city each day piled high with dead bodies."

"In the middle of this plague, Marcus wrote a book, known as The Meditations, which records the moral and psychological advice he gave himself at this time. He frequently applies Stoic philosophy to the challenges of coping with pain, illness, anxiety and loss. It’s no stretch of the imagination to view The Meditations as a manual for developing precisely the mental resilience skills required to cope with a pandemic."

"First of all, because Stoics believe that our true good resides in our own character and actions, they would frequently remind themselves to distinguish between what’s “up to us” and what isn’t. Modern Stoics tend to call this 'the dichotomy of control' and many people find this distinction alone helpful in alleviating stress. What happens to me is never directly under my control, never completely up to me, but my own thoughts and actions are – at least the voluntary ones. The pandemic isn’t really under my control but the way I behave in response to it is."

Via Stoicism in a time of pandemic: how Marcus Aurelius can help




#philosophy #stoicism #history #MarcusAurelius #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #books
 
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Steel Nipple Shields, c. 1890
I assume these were for nursing mothers? No?

#history #breastfeeding
 

Britain From Above

The Britain from Above website features images from the Aerofilms collection, a unique aerial photographic archive of international importance. The collection includes 1.26 million negatives and more than 2000 photograph albums. Dating from 1919 to 2006, the total collection presents an unparalleled picture of the changing face of Britain in the 20th century. It includes the largest and most significant number of air photographs of Britain taken before 1939.
#photography #education #history
 
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This is a restored Minoan fresco, from the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotini on the Greek island of Santorini. The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption sometime in the 1500s BCE and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine frescoes as well as many everyday objects.

The Saffron Goddess


btw, this blog HISTORICAL NON-FICTION run by Lillian Audette is an interesting thing.
This blog is a collection of the interesting, the weird, and sometimes the need-to-know about history, culled from around the internet. It has pictures, it has quotes, it occasionally has my own opinions on things.
#archeaology #bronzeage #Greece #Santorini #weird #history #blog #LillianAudette
 

Rusty Raleigh Heron Badge





Rusty old bicycle badge found on wikipedia

#cycling #history #badge #rusty #Raleigh #heron
 
Die Entstehung des Begriffs »Fediverse« um 2013 als es nur Idendica, GNU Social und Friendica gab.
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) SE HK - 2020-02-21 01:23:17 GMT
@lostinlight @moagee 🐜ifa: Russwurm's tzag group throws around tags and groups like identiverse, friendicaverse and federati in June 2013, but the group itself uses fediverse in the description. So it doesn't seem settled at that point but she already had a strong attachment to it and promoted it. The farewell note of the site is short but also mentions fediverse.

I think the data suggests Russwurm coined it.

http://s.russwurm.org/group/tzag" target="_blank">https://web.archive.org/web/20130617003539/http://s.russwurm.org/group/tzag
#Friendica #GNUsocial #Idendica #Fediverse #History
 
Die Entstehung des Begriffs »Fediverse« um 2013 als es nur Idendica, GNU Social und Friendica gab.
Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) SE HK - 2020-02-21 01:23:17 GMT
@lostinlight @moagee 🐜ifa: Russwurm's tzag group throws around tags and groups like identiverse, friendicaverse and federati in June 2013, but the group itself uses fediverse in the description. So it doesn't seem settled at that point but she already had a strong attachment to it and promoted it. The farewell note of the site is short but also mentions fediverse.

I think the data suggests Russwurm coined it.

http://s.russwurm.org/group/tzag" target="_blank">https://web.archive.org/web/20130617003539/http://s.russwurm.org/group/tzag
#Friendica #GNUsocial #Idendica #Fediverse #History
 

Pinkerton agents escort strikebreakers in Buchtel, Ohio, 1884





When I was a kid I knew the Pinkerton as private detectives (from Lucky Luke)




The more I have learned about them they seems more like a small army of mercenaries.
Notice the woman on the left side of the image with an early version of the vuvucela.

#history #USA #Pinkerton #agent #strikebreakers #mercenaries #guns #Buchtel #Ohio #1884
 
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#black #history #month

STOLEN FROM AFRICA

African Slaves Being Transported to Slave Markets
 
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#black #history #month

STOLEN FROM AFRICA

African Slaves Being Transported to Slave Markets
 

Turning a Problem Around: The Whitney Cotton Gin


#featured #history #cotton #cottongin #eliwhtney #interchangeableparts #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Turning a Problem Around: The Whitney Cotton Gin
 

Turning a Problem Around: The Whitney Cotton Gin


#featured #history #cotton #cottongin #eliwhtney #interchangeableparts #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Turning a Problem Around: The Whitney Cotton Gin
 
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#black #history #month #slavery

African Slaves in America

During the slavery era in America, if anyone could afford to buy a slave or two, and they were male and female, the children born would be born into slavery. The children would be considered property. In this way slave owners "increased their herd" of human property and workers, that could also sell and trade.
Slave owners sought to make their enslaved completely dependent on them through a system of restrictive codes. They were usually prohibited from learning to read and write, and their behavior and movement was restricted.
 
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#black #history #month #slavery

African Slaves in America

During the slavery era in America, if anyone could afford to buy a slave or two, and they were male and female, the children born would be born into slavery. The children would be considered property. In this way slave owners "increased their herd" of human property and workers, that could also sell and trade.
Slave owners sought to make their enslaved completely dependent on them through a system of restrictive codes. They were usually prohibited from learning to read and write, and their behavior and movement was restricted.
 

This Day in Rock Music History: 1 Jul - "The Band - Music from Big Pink"


1968: 50 years ago today, The Band released their debut LP, "Music from Big Pink". After backing Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour as The Hawks, The Band retreated to a pink-shingled rental home in Saugerties, NY, where they recorded a plethora of music with Dylan. This collection of over 100 songs later became known as "The Basement Tapes". The Band then decided it was time to cut their own album. Dylan offered to lend vocals, but in the end his only contribution to the project wound up being the album's cover art.


https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=h_7q9_EJYvE

#music #rock #theband #bobdylan #dylan #musicfrombigpink #history #thebasementtapes
 
It's time - again... posted originally on Independence Day (USA)... Again, or still, our country is distracted, disjointed, and endangered.

Please listen / think on the words. It's a history lesson on the original vision and early growing pains of America.
This is also one of the best rock anthems of all time, up there with Pink Floyd, the Doors, the Who and the Kinks to name a few.

The Monster


Lyrics:
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America

They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The Blue and Grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And its keepers seemed generous and kind
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner we can’t pay the cost
‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America…America…America…America…

[ RIP… or wake up!!! Pogo was right - If you can see the enemy, it is us! We need to think of humanity before “party”. ]

Cartoon by Jim Carrey



#USA #music #history #steppenwolf #liberty #NewYork #America #makeamericasaneagain #rockclassic #musica #musique

YouTube: Steppenwolf - Monster (Christian Larsen)

 
This is fscking bullsh1t. History must be told truthfully, regardless of political overtones.

National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump

"The Archives acknowledged in a statement this week that it made multiple alterations to the photo of the 2017 Women’s March showcased at the museum, blurring signs held by marchers that were critical of Trump. Words on signs that referenced women’s anatomy were also blurred."

"In the original version of the 2017 photograph, taken by Getty Images photographer Mario Tama, the street is packed with marchers carrying a variety of signs, with the Capitol in the background. In the Archives version, at least four of those signs are altered."

"A placard that proclaims 'God Hates Trump' has 'Trump' blotted out so that it reads 'God Hates'. A sign that reads \'Trump & GOP — Hands Off Women' has the word Trump blurred out."

"Archive officials did not respond to a request to provide examples of previous instances in which the Archives altered a document or photograph so as not to engage in political controversy."

#truth #transparency #history #NationalArchives
 
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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946) British writer [Herbert George Wells]
The Outline of History, Vol. 2, ch. 41, sec. 4 (1921)

#quotation #quote #history #civilization #education #catastrophe #disaster #ignorance #knowledge

More info on this quote at https://wist.info/wells-hg/39924/
 
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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946) British writer [Herbert George Wells]
The Outline of History, Vol. 2, ch. 41, sec. 4 (1921)

#quotation #quote #history #civilization #education #catastrophe #disaster #ignorance #knowledge

More info on this quote at https://wist.info/wells-hg/39924/
 
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