Tag: History

London, Now and Then

My first impression of London, when I stepped off the Heathrow-Express at Paddington Station, was that it didn’t sound like London. I heard accents and languages from many other countries, but the British accent, which had been trained into my American mind via television and film, blended in among the many tourists and migrants from ...

A Digital Exhibition of the History of U.S. Public Libraries

The United States has a long-running respect and tradition when it comes to public libraries. Libraries came about as an answer to the Enlightenment era, when science, reading, and learning found significance in much of the western world. Access to books was difficult for most people pre-Revolutionary War. Benjamin Franklin, along with members of his ...

A Day in Concord, MA: Home of Transcendentalism and Classic American Literature

Concord, Massachusetts was a incubator for enlightenment and philosophy during the early to mid-nineteenth century. Key members of America’s transcendentalist movement and other writers called Concord home, including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott and her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The town is steeped in literary history, reminiscent of ...

The YouTube Channel that Recreates History

Through a recent expedition of the internet, rambling down the endless narrows and paths that make up YouTube, I came across Crow’s Eye Production. This channel aims to give a historically accurate taste of the past through high production value videos. Ever wondered how 18th century pockets worked? Or what people actually wore during the ...

10 Blogs for the Curious Mind

Here’s a list of blogs that I enjoy perusing just for the sake of perusing. This list is random in subject, but all the blogs on this list focus on either inner or outer exploration and contain great posts that anyone can learn something from. Messy Nessy Chic I check this blog regularly. It’s one ...