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Anxious Girl

History Geeks Unite!

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Anxious Girl

Where people can get info about history, ask for books about a certain historical subject and reccomend books about historical subjects!

 

Dear FJ history geeks (especially Australians, Canadians, Central and South Americans),

we all know about the witch trials that happened in America and Europe; even the modern day 1s in Africa and the Middle-East. Were there any witch trials in Canada and Mexico? I have tried to find information and books on the them; but alas, have found none. Australians and Europeans are free to contribute about their countries' and continents' witch hunts too! (If any of you have good reccomended books about the parts of the French and Native American/1st Nations War that took place in Canada, that would be excellent too!) I'm interested to see if non-American and European countries had witch hunts/trials similiar to the Salem 1s; especially if there were any in Canada and Mexico. Oh, and any modern books about the modern witch hunts/trials going on in Africa and the Middle-East would be great! Please forgive me if I'm being ignorant... :embarrassed:

Sincerely, Anxious Girl.

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crazyforkate

I never heard about any in Canada. I suppose there could have been an incident or two, but it doesn't seem to have been a thing. Sorry for the lack of info.

I'm looking for a book about the Israel-Palestine conflict in the 20th century which is fairly unbiased. Now, no work of history is truly unbiased, but I'm sick of reading books that are very blatantly for one side or the other (or, God forbid, racist about one side or the other), and I feel it impairs my understanding of the situation. Anyone know a book that can lay out the facts and let the reader draw conclusions?

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laura oz

When the Spaniards came to Mexico, they burned all the books written by the natives because they thought they were blasphemous, demonic, and barbaric. That's kind of witch hunty to me. So much of the information about their civilization and the people who built such amazing cities and pyramids and had such a rich pantheon of gods they worshiped- all up in smoke due to fear and hubris. They also introduced small pox which was just such a blessing to the natives. Of course, it wasn't as bad as what we American's did to our natives, giving them blankets they knew were infected with the illness, and giving them the 'ol fire water. Oh, yeah, and we took thier land under the guise of manifest destiny, and stuck them on reservations. But I guess the Native Americans have their casinos, so that means we're all square and cool with everything now. :/ sarcasm

I'm a nut about Ancient civilizations: Egypt, Roman, Minoans, Greek, Gobekli Tepi, etc.... Love to read about mummies like Utzi, Madame or Lady Forgot-her-name-right now in China (best preserved in the world). Also love Tudor history.

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OkToBeTakei
I never heard about any in Canada. I suppose there could have been an incident or two, but it doesn't seem to have been a thing. Sorry for the lack of info.

I'm looking for a book about the Israel-Palestine conflict in the 20th century which is fairly unbiased. Now, no work of history is truly unbiased, but I'm sick of reading books that are very blatantly for one side or the other (or, God forbid, racist about one side or the other), and I feel it impairs my understanding of the situation. Anyone know a book that can lay out the facts and let the reader draw conclusions?

As you said no re-telling of history is unbiased. My start point is always an author without any religious or patriotic affiliation. With Israel/Palestine that narrows it down to just about nobody in my view. Everybody has an opinion which colours the issue wether it be pro or against.

Maybe in 100 years?

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tenth muse

Australia didn't have any witch hunts, although witchcraft was still technically illegal due to the Witchcraft Act of 1735, which was a carry over from Britain, and was still law in the Northern Territory until this year. They've either repealed or are in the process of repealing it right now. The punishment was a year in gaol and being put in the stocks every few months. As far as I know, no one was ever actually prosecuted under this law in Australia, and definitely not in modern times.

Hi, I'm a history geek :greetings-wavingyellow: I'm doing a double degree at uni, for my Arts degree, my two majors are Ancient History and Classical Languages. This thread should be interesting :)

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tenth muse

I forgot to add before that if you're interested in modern day witch hunts and trials, in addition to Africa and the Middle East, you might want to look into Papua New Guinea- here is a really good article: theglobalmail.org/feature/its-2013-and-theyre-burning-witches/558/

It's got some pretty confronting pictures in it, just a warning.

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Joan of Snarc

History geek here! I love to study ancient Rome and also the Civil War.

This site has a lot of cool historical photos:

http://www.shorpy.com/

I don't have any suggestions on unbiased histories of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but for fiction I did enjoy The Haj by Leon Uris.

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Anxious Girl
History geek here! I love to study ancient Rome and also the Civil War.

This site has a lot of cool historical photos:

http://www.shorpy.com/

I don't have any suggestions on unbiased histories of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but for fiction I did enjoy The Haj by Leon Uris.

Thanks, that should help a lot for my art! :D * I want references for 19th - early 20th century womens' clothing *

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lilith

I don't have info to add, but wanted to put my hand up as a history lover.

My main area of interest is late 18th to mid 19th century European history, with a particular interest in Regency Britain and revolutionary and Napoleonic France.

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louisa05
I never heard about any in Canada. I suppose there could have been an incident or two, but it doesn't seem to have been a thing. Sorry for the lack of info.

I'm looking for a book about the Israel-Palestine conflict in the 20th century which is fairly unbiased. Now, no work of history is truly unbiased, but I'm sick of reading books that are very blatantly for one side or the other (or, God forbid, racist about one side or the other), and I feel it impairs my understanding of the situation. Anyone know a book that can lay out the facts and let the reader draw conclusions?

Your best bet is something intended as a textbook. This one looks promising:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Palestine-Isr ... +palestine

I am a lapsed history grad student focusing on the 20th C. Family crisis has caused finishing to be on hold for the moment.

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ADoyle90815

Another history geek here, and my interests are ancient Rome, the medieval period, and Tudor history.

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Loveday

Ooh, a history thread. :)

I'm mainly a British history geek, from the Roman period on up through the end of the Tudor era. But I also love American history from its beginnings until the end of the Civil War.

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RandomTrivia
under the guise of manifest destiny, and stuck them on reservations.

No joking, I drove past a strip-mall church this weekend, and it was called Manna-Fest Destiny. :roll:

I'm a bit of a history geek - took tons of Classical Civ courses in college. I wish I'd taken Latin, it would be fairly useful (for a dead language). And I just got, for free even, a bunch of old bound National Geographic magazines - from 1909 up through the late 1930s, and a few from the 50s and 60s (for the space program articles). I wish I'd taken the 40s and 50s, but oh well. I love looking at the old photos in them; last night I found some of the first natural-color aerial photographs, in an issue from 1930.

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Jinger_Cat

Total history geek <<<<<<<

I'm actually working on my master's in Social Sciences, with concentration in history. My primary interests are early American immigration and settlement, and the history of religious movements in the U.S., particularly those that originated/developed here, like Anabaptists, Mormons, Adventists, various Protestant movements, etc. My binge-learning focus for now is female homesteaders in the late 19th century.

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Anxious Girl

* bumping up old thread * Does anybody know any good books about Europeans who helped the Americans during the American Revolution besides the French and Prussians? And does anybody know any good books about African-Americansand Africans; along with Asians that participated in the American Civil War?

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SportsgalAnnie

Does anyone here like to research certain periods of history?

I love Cold War

Mafia/Mob rule Especially dealing with Las Vegas

Ancient History

Salem Witch Trials

I actually took 2 of my electives in college on History of Crime in America and Myths,Legends, and Folk tales

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crazyforkate

Everything Russia from the Napoleonic Wars onward, and the US in the 20th century. History of British Columbia. European Jewish history in general (pretty much from the beginning). I'm also into Swedish/Nordic history, but that's more to do with my obsession with all things Nordic than an actual historical interest. No formal studies, but lots of books and articles!

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SportsgalAnnie

awesome! I have actually found that pinterest has some great resources for history.

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aquitana

Tudor England

The French Revolution

I used to be more interested in the Middle Ages

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Vivi_music

Hello fellow history fan! I'm also a history nerd. :)

I majored in history in college and I want to specialize in Quebec history further on. I know it's a precise subject, and not everyone's cup of tea. But I really enjoy it. In general, Canadian history is my main academic interest, but I like it in a non-formal way too.

As for the rest, I would qualify myself as curious. I love fiction set in Tudor England, 19th century overall. But I had a lot of interest for the high middle ages and the crusades when I was doing my B.A. (I still love it!). French history was my first love when I was a teen. History of the 20th of course is fascinating and I quite enjoyed history of Latin America. The list could go on and on. I think the only history I'm less curious about is Ancient history. Not that I don't like it, but I have less knowledge of that era in general. This means I often won't read so much about Ancient History because I feel like I don't know the basics.

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SportsgalAnnie

neat! If I was going to be a teacher, I would have majored in History!

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Vivi_music
neat! If I was going to be a teacher, I would have majored in History!

Well I'm keeping my fingers cross. It's not easy to get a job in history because the numbers of graduate is much bigger than the numbers of jobs available. But I really don't see myself doing anything else.

Here's an awesome graphic for you history lovers: The top ten most populous cities throughout history. http://www.thingsmadethinkable.com/item ... istory.php No need to break the link, it's an education website.

It's amazing to see the shift of population, starting from the fertile crescent in the middle east, slowly to China, then Europe. I also love the fact they included Teotihuacan. Aztec civilization is often so overlooked. Mexico City only reappears in the last frame. And it's fascinating to the New York City only pop up at the end. Oh well, I'm overly enthusiastic about those things. I love it. Enjoy.

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Loveday

Another history nerd here. :) Mainly Conquest through Tudor-era England, but also 17th and 18th century colonial and Revolutionary America. I've got a history book collection that's out of control, both nonfiction and fiction, and I'm constantly scouring YouTube for good documentaries and history-based programs from Britain. I recently finished every last episode of 'Time Team,' some 250 hours of watching archaeologists dig up the British isles (with a couple of forays into early colonial Maryland and Virginia) while Tony Robinson--Baldrick from Blackadder!-- adds color commentary. :lol:

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aquitana

I'm very excited to watch Wolf Hall on PBS tonight.

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violynn
Tudor England

The French Revolution

I used to be more interested in the Middle Ages

YES OUI AND YES!

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