Social history
Social history, often called the new social history, is a broad branch of history that studies the experiences of ordinary people in the past. In its "golden age" it was a major growth field in the 19...
The Romanian Revolution (1989)...When An Oppressed People Had Enough The Winds Of Change Move Quickly.
No matter what system is in place the winds of change tumble fast when people had enough. This took place in Romania in 1989 as the revolution spread through Eastern Europe and the Berlin Wall collaps...
Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
8 Key Contributors To The Underground Railroad
In the decades preceding the Civil War, up to 100,000 slaves escaped to the Northern free states or the “promised land” of Canada. Most received help along the way from abolitionists, who ran a vast, ...
What Was The Royal African Company?
In 1619, some 20 Africans arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, where they were purchased from Dutch privateers to aid in the English colony’s luc...
The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats
A memo for my fellow filthy rich who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.
Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies Crossing Antarctic 30 Miles Short Of Goal
British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton. The 55-year-old former British Army ...
The Most Notorious Drug Kingpins Of All-Time
By now, most of us are well acquainted with the popular Scarface film. Sure, it’s a work of fiction, but it was inspired by a particular person, one who’s extremely dangerous: a drug lord. Mankind has...
Why Do Couples Exchange Rings With Vows? The Elusive Ancient Origins Of Wedding Rings
The image of a couple exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony is instantly recognizable, and is held as an ancient tradition. A ring on a certain finger indicates that the wearer is married, but ma...
Magellan Reaches The Pacific - Nov 28 1520
On this day in History, Magellan reaches the Pacific on Nov 28, 1520. After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan en...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
How To Behave And Act Like A Lady From 1847 - 19th Century Etiquette
How were women supposed to conduct themselves in the middle of the 19th century? Well for starters; No kissing other women in the presence of men you don’t know; never sing two songs consecutively; if...
6 Explorers Who Disappeared — HISTORY Lists
For every Christopher Columbus or Vasco da Gama, there were other adventurers who were seemingly swallowed by the vastness of the oceans, jungles and deserts they tried to explore. Many of these vanis...
Marinaleda, the town with few police, full employment and free housing - would you live here? - Mirror Online
The town described as a “socialist utopia” seems a little bit too good to be true. A town with no police, no crime, little unemployment and the freedom to build your own home on communal land sounds l...
DNA reveals history of buried slaves
Slaves buried in the Caribbean came from different African groups
Five women to know for Women’s History Month
Here are five women whose work paved the way not just for women's right, but for the rights of people everywhere.
Sherpas, Fate and the Dangerous Business of Everest
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 ...
History of education
The systematic provision of learning techniques to most children, such as literacy, has been a development of the last 150 or 200 years, or even last 50 years in some countries. Schools for the young ...
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Urban history
Urban history is a field of history that examines the historical nature of cities and towns, and the process of urbanization. The approach is often multidisciplinary, crossing boundaries into fields l...
Rural history
Rural history is historical research into rural life. Agricultural history handles the economic and technological dimensions, while rural history handles the social dimension. Burchardt (2007) evalua...
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Annales School
The Annales School ([annal]) is a group of historians associated with a style of historiography developed by French historians in the 20th century to stress long-term social history. It is named after...
Bielefeld School
The Bielefeld School is a group of German historians based originally at Bielefeld University who promote social history and political history using quantification and the methods of political science...
Social history of Canada
The Social history of Canada is a branch of Canadian studies dealing with Social History, focusing on the history of ordinary people and their strategies of coping with life. It pays special attention...
Child labour
Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socia...
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Demographic history
Demographic history is the reconstructed record of human population in the past. Given the lack of population records prior to the 1950s, there are many gaps in our record of demographic history. Hist...
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Exploration
Exploration is the act of searching for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramati...
Open-air museum
An open-air museum is a category of museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts out-of-doors.European open-air museums are variously known as skansen, museums of buildings and folk mus...
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History of childhood
The history of childhood has been a topic of interest in social history since the highly influential 1960 book Centuries of Childhood, written by French historian Philippe Ariès. He argued that "child...
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