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Sep 16, 2006 1:02 am

History Carnival XXXIX

Welcome to History Carnival XXXIX! Sharon Howard runs this show; I'm the hired barker du jour. We've got on offer the best in recent history blogging, so come enjoy our fair fair's fare!

Of Things Ancient and Medieval:

On Archaeology: Wessex Archaeology is blogging its three week course in Practical Archaeology. Martin Rundkvist is digging near Linköping, Sweden, and into the barrow. Tom Goskar at Past Thinking notes that"Niche Podcasting Works!" After 20,000 downloads, he celebrates archaeology podcasting's longtail. Archaeoastronomy, PhDiva and See You at Enceladus reflect on the destruction of petroglyphs in arctic Quebec.

Tony Keen's Memoribilia Antonina wonders whether Robert Graves' I, Claudius was meant to be a representation of history or of Claudius's view of history and what would be the difference.

Phil Harland of Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean reminded modern bible thumpers that the ancient Christians had no New Testament to thump.

Troels Myrup Kristensen's An Iconography of Iconoclasm takes us to Rome's Colosseum and"The Entremont Oppidum."

At Got Medieval, Carl Pyrdum continues to spotlight the abuse of all things medieval and the"war on terror"'s offering up an abundance of it. Let's hear it for Medieval Strippers!

Old Man of the Mountain at The Difference is the Difference You Make! asks"To What Extent is the Medieval Preconception of Islam Still Prevalent Today?"

Goeffrey Chaucer ponders whether he's"hotte or nat"?

Martsky at Microbiology Bytes tracks the"Plague: From the 14th to the 21st Century and Still Going Strong." Don't miss the podcasts and links.

Of Things Modern:

On Textbooks: Kevin Levin's"A Dangerous Textbook" at Civil War Memory and Revise and Dissent grapples with the politics of the past. Nathanael Robinson and Alan Baumler think about revisionism in Shanghai textbooks. Mark Montgomery of Textbook Evaluator writes on"9/11, Terrorism, and History Textbooks."

Kristine Brorson reflects on how national identity shapes historical perspective.

At the squib, Mark Rayner presents"The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Reign of Terror Edition).

Rick Sincere visits the home of the first Speaker of the House of Representatives, Frederick Muhlenburg.

Armardeep Singh takes"A Closer Look at Dean Mahomet (1759-1850)," the first Indian writer to have a book published in English.

The Neurophilosopher reviews the 19th century's"Discovery of the Neuron."

At The Year ‘Round: A Victorian Miscellany, Nene Adams tells us what Henrietta Robinson did to Timothy Lanigan and Catherine Lubec in Troy, New York in 1853; Kate Webster did at Richmond, just outside London, to Julia Martha Thomas in 1879 and what Alice Mitchell did to Fredericka Ward in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1892. ‘twas an evil thing they did, too!

One of the few impersonations I do is of Eleanor Roosevelt's commercial for Blue Bonnet Margarine:"My husband, Franklin, and I always use Blue Bonnet Margarine!" I promise you that I've got Eleanor's vocals to a tea! Anyway, the image of the First Lady to sell everything from beer to corsets goes back at least to Frances Cleveland, says Timothy Abbott at Walking in the Berkshires.

pk at BibliOdyssey has a lovely set of prints of 19th century British laborers. I think the one of the blogger is a spoof. Axis of Evel Knieval and the Gleeful Gecko remembered 1897's Lattimer Massacre near Hazelton, Pennsylvania, that pitted authorities of English, Irish and German descent against striking east European miners. Mr. Sun! celebrated Labor Day in the United States with striking photographs of twentieth century American workers.

Joe Kissell's"Doble Steam Cars" at Interesting Thing of the Day recalls the last stand of the steam-powered automobile in the 1920s.

At, C. R. Sridhar reports on"Historical Amnesia: The Romani Holocaust" in the German empire.

At The Greenbelt, The Ridger recalls September 1939 and W. H. Auden's"September 1, 1939."

Mortimer Randolph at Subject to Review helps us to sort out who killed whom in William Faulkner's script for the 1946 filming of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep.

Of Things Contemporary:

On Research: William J. Turkel of Digital History Hacks argues that"What We Need Now is a Good Trolling Engine ...." And Sharon Howard returns with"Google Downloads for the History of Crime."

Miland Brown's"The Penney Idea and Wal-Mart" at World History Blog explores one source of Sam Walton's success.

At Alas (a blog), Blue's"Nothing about us without us" reflects on 25 years of the modern disability rights movement.

Looking at Iraq, several bloggers sorted through historical precedents. Ali Eteraz anticipates a Thirty Years War; MutantFrog thought the suggestion of the American Civil War got things backward.

For the 5th anniversary of 9/11, Elementary Teacher asks"Have We Always Had Terrorism or Is It Something New?"

David Gleicher reports on"The Jews of Deadwood – More than Just Sol Star."

Tim Burke taunts us with"Classes I Keep Thinking of Teaching." It's too late for me to get my application to Swarthmore's Admissions Office.

Finally, it's the new age of the historical manifesto. See: Sage Ross's History of Science Manifesto, Manan Ahmed's The Polyglot Manifesto and Dave Davisson's Patahistory Manifesto.

Thanks, especially to Alun Salt, Jonathan Dresner, and Sharon Howard for nominating excellent posts for the Carnival. Rob MacDougall will be your host at Old is the New New for History Carnival XL on 1 October. He's much better at this than I am. If you don't believe me, look at History Carnival XXIII, the last time he was the host. You're in for a real treat on 1 October, but it's up to you to nominate good material. Send it to electromail*at*robmacdougall*dot*org or use the form.

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elementaryhistory teacher - 9/16/2006

What a surprise this morning to discover I was in the carnival. Thank you very much for including me.

Ralph E. Luker - 9/15/2006

I can admire a thief who has good taste about what he steals.

Paul K - 9/15/2006

PK aka peacay is moi by the way.

Paul K - 9/15/2006

It never fails to amaze me how stealing from other websites allows me to mingle in such esteemed company. Thank you and good show!

Rebecca Anne Goetz - 9/15/2006

Thanks, Ralph. Great carnival!

Mark A Montgomery - 9/15/2006

Fantastic Carnival. The broad array of thought-provoking posts is impressive. Thank you for pulling off this organizational feat.


Sharon Howard - 9/15/2006

Thanks for a great job, Ralph!

(And me? Run anything? I just sit back and let the hosts do all the hard work.)

Alun Salt - 9/15/2006

That's the great thing, no matter what you've there's always a new pleasure to discover. Very well put together.

Jonathan Dresner - 9/15/2006

Nice collection, Ralph. Awful lot of stuff I hadn't looked at yet and really, really want to. That's the essence of a great carnival!