19th Century

The Creators of HBO’s Alt-History Civil War Show Face Backlash Head On

“This is scary, for all of us,” David Benioff says of new series Confederate.<p>HBO’s upcoming series <i>Confederate</i> is exactly what you expect with a title like that. Created by <i>Game of Thrones</i> overlords <b>D.B. Weiss</b> and <b>David Benioff</b> and co-executive produced and written by <b>Malcolm</b> and <b>Nichelle Spellman,</b> the …

American Civil War

Was the First Battle of Bull Run Really ‘The Picnic Battle’?

Nobody realized that the battle fought at Bull Run on July 21, 1861, was going to be remembered as the first gory conflict in a long and bloody …

American Civil War

This Japanese Company Makes a Great Oxford for Under $100

Originally worn by polo players in the 19th Century, the oxford shirt is best known for its association with jazz musicians and East Coast preppies, …

Oxford

Rugby and race: two reasons why Kiwis thank God they're not Australian

This week two events — seemingly unrelated — have opened a sliding door into our history: just how different things could have been.<p>Australia named …

New Zealand

The State of American Craft Beer – Tennessee

With our headquarters in Washington DC and the bulk of our correspondents found near America’s top producing craft beer regions on the coasts, it …

Craft Beer

The Napoleonic Wars With Dragons.

I brought this up in the ‘Napoleon bad‘ thread, and thought I’d give it a bit more exposure. I haven’t read these, just an excerpt <i>League of Dragons</i> …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Which 'miserable' northerners could appear in Mike Leigh's Peterloo film?

Is your face northern? If it is you could become a film star.<p>A Home Counties casting agency is looking for "miserable and downtrodden… authentic …

Film (UK)

Two Brooklyn Streets Named for Pro-Slavery Confederate Generals

Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue are on the Fort Hamilton military base near Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. The street names honor pro-slavery Confederate Army Generals. Jackson and Lee both were stationed at the base in the 1840s prior to the Civil War. They also both violated the 1789 …

Victorian Era

8 things you might have missed in latest Trump interview

President Trump took part in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, in which he railed against members of his own …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Bull Run

The Sudley Church in 1862<p>1862 View of Catharpin Run and the Sudley Church<p>View from Henry Hill to Matthews Hill<p>Wartime view of the Matthews House<p>The …

American Civil War

Today in History | Miami Herald

Today in History<p>Today is Friday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2017. There are 163 days left in the year.<p>Today's Highlight in History:<p>On July 21, 1925, …

American Civil War

Donald Trump’s New York Times interview: 8 absurd things the president said

Some takeaways from Trump's weird, candid interview with the New York Times<p>President Donald Trump sat down with the failing New York Times this week in a candid interview about his first six months in the White House. Beyond his admission that he would have never picked Jeff Sessions as his …

Napoleon Bonaparte

‘Confederate’ Poses Test Over Race for ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators and HBO

It was supposed to be HBO’s next big thing: a high-concept drama from the creators of “Game of Thrones,” set in an alternate America where the Southern states seceded from the Union and slavery continued into the present day.<p>Instead, the new series, called “Confederate,” has provoked a passionate …

Battle of Gettysburg

On the Latest Trump History, the President Tells the Story of Napoleon (Badly)

Ignorance is funny, but also dangerous.<p>On this episode of <i>Trump History</i>, the show where the president struggles to recount a historical event while completely sober, the topic was Napoleon. In a wide-ranging interview with <i>The New York Times</i> published Wednesday, President Trump touched on his …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Trump Made Several Misleading Claims in Times Interview

WASHINGTON — In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, President Trump made a number of misleading and false claims about health insurance, his legislative accomplishments, the biography of his deputy attorney general and French history.<p>Here’s an assessment.<p><b>Mr. Trump</b> …

Napoleon Bonaparte

The Swamp Angel

<i>The following text is excerpted from the award winning book, Gate of Hell, Campaign for Charleston Harbour, 1863, By Stephen R. Wise, University of</i> …

American Civil War

The best free museums in NYC

1<p>This unique institution is once again confined to its Lincoln Square location, after its spell in a purpose-built museum next door to MoMA ended …

Grand Central Station

Trump rambles about failed attempts to invade Russia

President Trump: Never get involved in a land war in Russia.<p>Trump, who has repeatedly praised Vladimir Putin amid scandals claiming his presidential …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Battle of Peach Tree Creek

During the night of July 19-20, Gen. John Bell Hood met with his corps commanders to discuss his battle plan: Lt. William J. Hardee and Gen. …

American Civil War

The impact of émigrés runs right through Britain's culture – we're a natural home for them

Tate Britain has just announced its next great show – an exhibition of works by French impressionists who fled to London to escape the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. It should be of more than purely artistic interest. It will, I hope, remind us we were a home for the world’s émigrés.<p>What Victor …

Tate Britain

James K. Polk: The Mexican-American War and the Daguerreian Era

Main Content<p>The presidency of James Knox Polk is underscored, among other things, by the War with Mexico. Amidst a military confrontation along the …

History

Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Barefoot is still here. And still moving. I’ve regrouped with part of my tramily as “Bags” has managed to catch up to me. He’d been away at a wedding …

American Civil War

Reds claim attack on PSG convoy in Cotabato

MANILA - Communist rebels on Thursday claimed responsibility on the ambush of a convoy of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) in Arakan town, …

Philippines

“Napoleon finished a little bit bad,”

Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, Adolph Northen.The Tiny Tyrant has been talking again. It’s not good.Donald Trump gave a long, rambling interview to …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Burke to the Future: The Evolution of Conservatism

In a <i>Daily Telegraph</i> article written just before the last General Election, the newspaper’s former editor and biographer of Margaret Thatcher, Charles …

History

10,000 Comic Books Donated To Trinity Library

For more than 150 years, Hartford's Watkinson Library has been a research hub. Today, the collection housed at Trinity College includes 200,000 …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Batting Average Is So 19th Century

A Hot Takedown Stat School on the many ways to measure MLB hitters.<p>Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. …

Sports

Quick Guide: Classic American Homes Across the Country

The housing stock in America may be just as varied as the population here, particularly in older areas where people have been building for hundreds …

American Civil War

Founders Online – nitty gritty records of their lives might help document your 18th and early 19th century ancestors!

<b>Founders Online – nitty gritty records of their lives might help document your 18th and early 19th century ancestors!</b><p>Recently, I keep finding myself …

Genealogy

Afghanistan's response to Khyber-4 'unwarranted': ISPR

The military on Wednesday issued a statement in which it said Afghanistan's response to Operation Khyber-4 was "unwarranted".<p>"The (response) runs …

Pakistan