16 March 2005 - Wednesday

History Carnival IV

The fourth History Carnival is up at Blogenspiel. Here are some of the entries I found especially intriguing:

Thanks to PBS, Threading the Needle has recently been learning about the early evolution of slavery in the United States; this post argues that the course slavery followed gives the lie to the "fairy tale" of American progress.

Sharon Howard tells us far more than we ever dared hope to know about ritual transvestism in early modern Europe. She seems to have strong feelings about it.

At Philobiblon, Natalie Bennett has discovered that old postcards can be fascinating.

In the face of several recent controversies over academic standards, Cliopatria's Ralph Luker reminds us that life can be complicated.

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