H. M. Tomlinson 1873-1958.
'Henry Major Tomlinson grew up in the East End of London, the great
seaport (described in London River, destroyed in the Blitz). He became a
shipping clerk, a journalist, a war correspondent, a newspaper editor,
and a travel writer and novelist. He was greatly affected by the futile
slaughter of World War I. His first book was ignored at the time but has
been frequently reprinted since for a small, discerning audience such as
yourself; his other works have not remained popular, at least in the
United States. Deaf, bald, he always wore the black bowler hat of an
East End clerk...'
Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert.
Father Kino and his successors changed the face of the Pimería Alta
forever. They brought with them a new religion, a new political system,
and new crops and domesticated animals. In 1686 the region was occupied
by native peoples living in various kinds of village and transient
communities. The changes the missionaries instituted tied these peoples
religiously, politically, and economically to the rest of New Spain, to
Spain, and ultimately, to the rest of the world. In many communities,
the physical symbol of and the setting for these changes was a mission
'Today, the Sonoran desert on both sides of the international border is
dotted with the remains of these churches. Some exist only as subsurface
foundations or low, crumbling adobe walls. Others, like the churches at
Tumacacori, Arizona and Cocospera, Sonora, are spectacular and more-or-
less stabilized ruins. Still others are functioning churches to this
day, being used for the purpose for which they were built so many years
'Christian Topography, written in the 6th century C.E., is a classic
flat earth text. Cosmas believed that the Earth was rectangular and
that the sky was shaped like a horizontal half-cylinder resting on a
box. It looks a bit like an old pirate chest. Cosmas believed that it
the Tabernacle constructed by Moses was based on the form of the universe.
There is a huge mountain that the sun goes behind when it is night.
Cosmas uses scriptural arguments to justify his flat-earth cosmology.
The text also contains geographical information that Cosmas collected
during his far-ranging travels, which took him all the way to India. '
The James Connolly Internet Archive. Irish
'Born Edinburgh, Scotland of Irish parents - said to have first come
to Ireland in his youth as a member of the British Army - married
in 1889 - active in The Socialist movement in Edinburgh in the early
1890s - came to Ireland in 1896 and founded the Irish Socialist
Republican Party - lectured on socialism in Britain and U.S.,
1902 - emigrated to U.S. in 1903 - member of Socialist Labour
Party (U.S.) and the Industrial Workers of the World - founded the
Irish Socialist Federation in New York, 1907 - returned to Ireland
in 1910 as organiser for The Socialist Party of Ireland - Belfast
organiser of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, 1910 -
acting Gen. Sec. of I.T.G.W.U. and Commandant of the Irish Citizen
Army, 1914 - Commandant General of Dublin Division of the Army of the
Republic, 1916 - executed following the 1916 Uprising.'
All About Latvia.
'Allaboutlatvia.com is the home of the first Latvia-related weblog in
English. This weblog aims to give some not-so noteworthy information
that you may not find in the Latvia tour guides and/or news media
'It's been over two and a quarter centuries since local American militias
routed the British at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, but 65 men of
his Majesty's 10th Regiment and 67 American rebels are still
'American Experience takes a look at who they are and what has taken them
on their personal journeys into the American past.'
'is a Chinese game in a family of strategic board games of which Western
chess, Korean janggi, and Japanese shogi are also members. The Chinese
name is literally translatable as either "elephant chess" or
"image/representational/symbolic chess," but is commonly called
Chinese chess in the West.'
Making of America Journals.
of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American
social history primarily from the antebellum period through
reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject
areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion,
and science and technology. '
The New Age: A Weekly Review of Politics, Literature
and Art, 1907-1922.
'The New Age was a weekly magazine, printed in double columns,
folio sized, and mostly in type sizes that varied from small to
miniscule. A rather different journal had been appearing under that
name, when a group led by G. B. Shaw decided to provide some funding
and asked A. R. Orage and his friend Holbrook Jackson to begin a
"New Series" in the spring of 1907. From then on, volumes ran for
six months, with pages numbered accordingly. (The magazine continued
after Orage resigned, but is not of comparable interest)...'
Elizabethan Sumptuary Statutes.
'Sumptuary laws were enacted in many centuries and countries. In
Elizabethan England, these laws attempted to restrict the sumptuousness
of dress in order to curb extravagance, protect fortunes, and make
clear the necessary and appropriate distinctions between levels of
society.' 'The principal concern was that money spent on frivolous
display would be better spent on the state of more important things,
such as horses, critical to a society always in peril of the neighbors. '
Two Views of
'Ukiyo-e refers to the work of a school of Japanese artists that emerged
in the early 17th century and established a popular market for their
works. These works were primarily woodblock prints, but also included
paintings. Ukiyo-e flourished for three centuries with its best known
prints coming from the Edo Period which dates from the 1680s to the 1850s.
Popular subjects for ukiyo-e prints were the actors and plays of the
Japanese theater known as kabuki. ' Act I.
A Planetary Nebula
'A planetary nebula forms when a star can no longer support itself by
fusion reactions in its center. The gravity from the material in the outer
part of the star takes its inevitable toll on the structure of the star,
and forces the inner parts to condense and heat up. The high temperature
central regions drive the outer half of the star away in a brisk stellar
wind, lasting a few thousand years. When the process is complete, the
remaining core remnant is uncovered and heats the now distant gases and
causes them to glow...'
Renaissance Dante in
presents Renaissance editions of Dante's Divine Comedy from the John A.
Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together
with selected treasures from The Newberry Library. The Zahm collection
ranks among the top Dante collections in North America. Purchased for the
most part by Zahm in 1902 from the Italian Dantophile Giulio Acquaticci,
the 15th- and 16th- century imprints presented here form the heart of
Zahm's collection, which totals nearly 3,000 volumes, including rare
editions and critical studies from the Renaissance to the present. The
nine incunable editions and nearly complete series of 16th-century
imprints featured in this exhibit constitute essential primary sources for
both the history of Dante's reception during the Renaissance and the early
history of the printed book ... '
Black Panther Legacy
'Black Panther Tours provides a historical bus tour of sites in Oakland,
CA. which were significant to the Black Panther Party, the civil rights
movement and United States History. '
The Densatil monastery in Tibet.
'The gDan-sa-mthil monastery (Densatil) was erected around the miserable
mud and branch hut of the saint Phag-mo-gru-pa (1118 - 1170) during the
second half of the 12th century. It is considered as thefirstgrent
monastery of the bKa'-brgyud-pa school. It was prosperous thanks to the
liberality of the rLangs family...'
The Book of Earths, 1928.
'This is a compendium of theories of the shape of the Earth, along with
a great deal of 'Earth Mystery' lore. Richly illustrated, the Book of
Earths includes many unusual theories, including Columbus' idea that the
Earth is literally pear-shaped, modern theories that the Earth was
originally tetrahedral, and so on. Kenton also covers many traditional
theories including the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians, Hindu and
Buddhist cosmology, and those of the Peruvians, Aztecs and Mongols.
She also discusses modern alternative theories such as that of Reed and
Encyclopaedia of 1848 Revolutions. The year that
shook the world.
'The 1848 Revolutions challenge the maxim that winners write history. But
the very concept of "vi ctors" is misleading. The Parisian February
revolution of 1848 was a victory of harmonious reconciliation between
high and low. Roman Catholic clergymen and lay who broke into the king's
Tuileries gathered in the chapel to sanctify the new republic. A great
number of artists depicted the historic moment of historic accord...'
The Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia.
'In the morning hours of August 21, 1968, the Soviet army invaded
Czechoslovakia along with troops from four other Warsaw Pact countries.
The occupation was the beginning of the end for the Czechoslovak reform
movement known as the Prague Spring. '
'This web site contains material from the days immediately following the
invasion, and they reflect the atmosphere in Czechoslovakia at the time:
tense, chaotic, uncertain, full of pathos, fear, and expectation... '
The Rise of the Victorian Middle Class.
'Challenging landed privilege and aristocratic corruption, this
industrial and urban middle-class can be seen as striving to establish
a society based on merit rather than on one's birth. Through education
reform, schemes of civic improvement and the growth of the market the
Victorian middle class saw themselves as facilitating equality of
opportunity by enabling the working classes to realise their abilities.
These reforms mean that today we live in an open society in which we all
have the potential to become middle-class...doesn't it?'
Don Wright. Editorial cartoonist.
'A cartoonist for The Palm Beach Post, Wright offers wisdom and
hard-hitting commentary that explore the issues of the day. He is a
five-time recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award for his cartoons
on foreign affairs and is a two-time Reuben Award winner. '
'Tomdispatch.com is researched, written and edited by Tom Engelhardt
(bio), a fellow at the Nation Institute, for anyone in despair over
post-September 11th US mainstream media coverage of our world and
Story of a street.
'It gave birth to the nuclear bomb, was home to Yeats and Dickens and
withstood the Blitz. But from now on a London street that begins at the
Strand and ends in Hampstead, will evoke the image of a mangled number 30
bus. John Lanchester says the bombers will not hijack the memories of his
Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass.
'The publication of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass in 1855 was the
debut of a masterpiece that shifted the course of American literary
history. Refreshing and bold in both theme and style, the book
underwent many revisions over Whitman's lifetime, becoming an
ever-transforming kaleidoscope of poems. This exhibition traces
the different occupations and preparations that led Whitman to
become the author of Leaves of Grass, as well as his subsequent
evolution as a poet. Over almost forty years Whitman produced multiple
editions of Leaves of Grass. By his death in 1892, Leaves was a thick
compendium representing Whitman's vision of America over the last half
of the nineteenth century.'
'Together with Florence, Siena was the chief economic, political, and
cultural center of Tuscany in the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
Although only in 1559 did Siena become part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
under the rule of the Medici, its heyday was unquestionably two centuries
earlier, between 1287 and 1355...'
The Age of Saint Louis (1226-1270).
'Louis IX was a key supporter of the Franciscan and Dominican orders.
An ivory diptych (Diptych with the Last Judgment and Coronation of the
Virgin, 1970.324.7a-b) shows a mendicant friar being led up the ladder
to heaven, followed by the image of a king, a visual testament to the
important role played by Franciscan and Dominican confessors at the
Telnaes. Editorial cartoonist.
'Ann Telnaes' editorial cartoons have appeared in such prestigious
publications as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, Newsday, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun and USA
Tony Auth. Editorial cartoonist.
'Jules Feiffer has described Tony Auth best, "His perspective is that of
a bemused and often angry comic historian. Irony, never a favorite form
with Americans, is his meat and potatoes. He is not smug, and though he
can be mean, he is never mean-spirited. Auth is a moralist and an
optimist. He insists, even in this day and age, that hope is more than
the name of a right-wing comedian or the shtick of a reactionary
Parliamentary democracy; Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Blake;
the English language; Welsh; a home-from-home for the Huguenots,
Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, the ANC, and Gandhi;
Tom Paine; cricket; Churchill; the Salvation Army; Isaac
Newton, the theory of gravitation, and calculus; the steam
engine; Darwin and the theory of evolution; Charles Babbage,
Alan Turing and the computer; the abolition of slavery;
I wrote this up yesterday not long after I got home and slightly
edited it today :-
I had a job interview booked. I got to London Liverpool Street
Station early and was drinking coffee and reading the newspaper,
which was full of the news of London winning the Olympic bid.
When I walked out of the coffee shop, the police were swarming around the
station. There had been a 'muffled explosion' in one of the nearby
Underground tunnels, and they were evacuating. It was very calm. I hadn't
felt anything - I had been in the 'overground' area and Liverpool Street
is a huge complex. But I would have been no further than a few hundred
yards from the explosion.
It wasn't obvious how serious it was at this stage. The taxi and
bus lines were full, so I decided to walk to the interview, about 15 minutes. It seemed strange that no taxis were stopping. And everyone coming in was late.
Funnily enough, the HR person who arrived said the trains were
messed up. But it wasn't clear what had happened, as security alerts happen all the time in London.
Both my interviewer and I had our mobile phones turned off during the interview,
so we didn't know what was happening outside. It lasted about an
hour, I'd say.
Anyway, on my way back to work after the interview,
I decided to call the office to say I was
on the way in, so I turned my mobile phone on. The mobile phone
network was down, and as I got closer to the office, I was
walking past closed Tube stations, and streets full of police,
directing the small number of civilians civilians; and no road traffic except police, ambulances and the fire service, so it was clear something major was
By the time I was in the office, of course, it was clear what
had happened. Basically, everything was shut, and very
very quiet on the trading floors. I caught up with a small amount
of work to keep busy, but mostly followed the news on Reuters
and the Internet. Someone had been on the bus behind the one that
had been blown up in Bloomsbury. Some seemed a bit
worried something else was going to happen, and while it was calm, there was an edge of concern
and tension on people's faces, as well as good humour (I introduced
a few more people to Metafilter, for example, and people were enjoying
the banter being posted on the London 7-7 thread!).
Someone else was coming in from Brighton, and called to say the station was closed. Some of us followed Reuters news and a couple of websites to
keep up to speed with things. I think that keeping abreast of
information helps people assess the situation rationally, so that
One of the ladies was worried about a hissing noise outside. With
some trepidation, I stuck my face next to the window. It was the
air conditioning, but none of us had noticed the noise it makes
before. So that was my show of heroism.
With the mobile phones patchy and public transport out, there wasn't much
to do. Around 4 pm, some of us went to the pub, which was heaving
with people. All stoical, true Blitz spirit (without being too
maudlin). And the weather was good, so it was quite pleasant.
By 5, the stations had re-opened.
I was one of the last people to leave my office, at 6 pm. Liverpool
Street had one entrance open, with a lots of police, journalists
interviewing people, and columns of silent people marching home,
like a besuited army.
By that time, the trains
were mostly empty, as everyone had gone home. As usual on British
public transport, the carriages were silent.
Back at work today, and it's back to near-normal. A show of
fortitude, indeed. Londoners had been expecting this for a long time,
and worse than this. Life goes on.
Around one hundred of these remarkable trees, 'living
fossils', are known to be growing wild.
'Wollemia nobilis is a remarkable coniferous tree that was discovered
in 1994 in a remote series of narrow, steep-sided sandstone gorges in
a mild temperate-zone rainforest wilderness area of the Wollemi National
Park in New South Wales, 150 km north-west of the Australian city of
Sydney.' The Official Home
of the Wollemi Pine.
A reader encounters Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time'.
'Ten years later, I read it again-and aloud-to my wife over the course
of two winters. (One of the French deconstructionists, arguing that one
can't just study a novel by itself, because it's a collaborative venture
between the author and the reader, cinched his case by pointing out:
"After all, who has read every word of À la recherche du temps perdu?"
It pleased me hugely to be able to say, if only silently, "I did!") '
"The World Tibet Day has helped greatly in raising awareness
and support for the Tibetan cause and opened many hearts to the
essential rights of the Tibetan people to preserve their culture and
to practice their religion freely" -
HH the XIV Dalai Lama.
North American Slave Narratives.
' "North American Slave Narratives" collects books and articles that
document the individual and collective story of African Americans
struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth,
and early twentieth centuries. This collection includes all the existing
autobiographical narratives of fugitive and former slaves published
as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920. Also included
are many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves and some
significant fictionalized slave narratives published in English
Development of the English Castle.
'This article is the first in a series which attempts to outline the
development of the English Medieval castle and to describe its major
features. Where possible, reference is made to existing castles within
a comfortable day's journey of London so that the visitor who wishes
to view a selection of English castles, but has limited time at his or
her disposal, need not travel far from the capital.'
Jeff Danziger. Editorial cartoonist.
'Jeff Danziger provides a scathing international take on politics,
finance, and everything else you aren't allowed to discuss at the
dinner table. '
Dan Wasserman. Editorial cartoonist.
'The Boston Globe's Wasserman portrays visual skills and commentary that
show no mercy. He often conveys a distinctive viewpoint through his own
"game, set and match" technique that sets the scene, advances the action
and twists the climax into a trenchant comment on political policy,
culture and economics. '
William Dean Howells (1837-1920).
'W. D. Howells produced many novels, stories, plays, and poems in his
long life. He served as the editor of Atlantic Monthly and Harper's
magazines, and as the "dean" of late 19th-century American literature
introduced realism and naturalism, both by his own writings and by
encouraging many others from Henry James to Bret Harte and Frank Norris
to Mark Twain. He supported socialism and opposed American imperialism.'
The Death of Che Guevara: Declassified.
'On October 9th, 1967, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was put to death by
Bolivian soldiers, trained, equipped and guided by U.S. Green Beret and
CIA operatives. His execution remains a historic and controversial
event; and thirty years later, the circumstances of his guerrilla foray
into Bolivia, his capture, killing, and burial are still the subject of
intense public interest and discussion around the world ... '
'Based on newly discovered personal correspondence from the
Revolutionary War to the Gulf War, War Letters brings to life vivid
eyewitness accounts of famous battles, intimate declarations of love and
longing, poignant letters penned just before the writer was killed, and
heartbreaking "Dear John" letters from home.'
'The best of these letters transcend the subject of war; they are about
love, perseverance, honor, passion, and faith. Most are unpublished,
many rescued from oblivion in attics and basements. Read by a cast of
celebrity actors, they are illustrated with a blend of dramatic archival
footage and photographs, evocative recreations, and images of those who
wrote, and those who read, letters from American battlefronts. '
Scottish Fishwives, Washaday Group. Great photograph
from the mid-19th century.
'Some of the best known and most haunting works of Hill and Adamson are
the numerous representations of the fisherfolk of Newhaven, a village on
the Firth of Forth only two miles from the Rock House, their Edinburgh
home and studio. The Newhaven community, founded by Huguenot immigrants,
depended to a large degree on the fishing trade for its livelihood. Hill
and Adamson's project was conceived as a way to raise money to improve
the working conditions of these "fisherfolk." The women's distinctively
striped skirts identified the "fisher lassies" as they sold cod,
herring, and oysters from their baskets and creels on the streets of
Benjamin Disraeli Texts.
19th century British writer and Conservative
'Here are full-text versions of some of the fictional writings of
Benjamin Disraeli; more will be added as they become available...'
'Sockpa Kangtsen is a hostel for monks at Gaden Monastic Univeristy
which has been restablished in South India. The Kangtsen is part of
Shartse College one of the two colleges at Gaden. At present there are
over 120 monks at Sockpa Kangtsen. Almost all of these monks originate
from the North Eastern-Amdo region of Tibet closely associated with the
lineage of Achok Rinpoche and Achok Tseney Monastery. At Gaden, Sockpa
students are generally well known for their dedication to studies and
interests in scholarly works.'
Conway's Game of Life.
'A pop-up Java applet that displays a collection of
the greatest patterns ever created in Conway's Game
of Life. '
'The purpose of this page is to use the medium of the World Wide Web to
continue the tradition of the folk process, that is the telling of
stories, and singing of songs, passed on from one generation to another
by word of mouth. '
Blues, cowboy, seafaring, spiritual etc.
How To Think Like A Computer Scientist.
'These texts are introductions to Computer Science in an increasing
number of both programming languages and natural languages. The order of
presentation is what might be called "procedural first," which means
that the programming style is mostly procedural until the later
chapters, which introduce object-oriented programming. '
'They are intended for people with little or no programming experience,
and are appropriate for first year college or advanced high school
students, or anyone interested in learning to program. '
"Beware of he who would restrict you from information, for in his heart
he dreams himself your master."
The People & History of Mexico.
'Although all countries have visible remains of their history, Mexico
seems to have reminders of its past in just about every town you visit.
Due to Mexico's vast history this portion of Mexico Connect contains an
overview of the country's history which shows what the rest of the world
was up to as Mexico evolved. We have also divided Mexico's history into
several smaller categories in order to help you achieve a greater
understanding of the evolutionary and revolutionary processes that have
made Mexico what it is today.'
'Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political
parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This
site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely
available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant
research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public
can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves. '
El Lissitzky (1890-1941).
'El (Elizar or Lazar or Eliezer) Marcovich Lissitzky was a designer,
typographer, artist, photographer, architect, and teacher (among other
jobs). He had a great influence on the design work from the Bauhaus and
De Stijl movements, and on modern commercial art and design. Here we
present in full one of his great books, as well as other examples of his
work in various media. In addition, we present art from other
Suprematist painters, especially Kasimir Malevich.'
Joseph Brodsky, Novel literature laureate
"for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and
Yasunari Kawabata. Nobel literature laureate
"for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the
essence of the Japanese mind".
Ibiblio Linux Archive.
'ibiblio archives over 171 gigabytes of Linux programs and documentation
freely available for download via FTP and/or WWW access. The subject
categories listed to the right give you a general idea of the diversity
of our archive...'
World Myths and Legends in Art.
'Myths are stories that explain why the world is the way it is. All
cultures have them. Throughout history, artists have been inspired
by myths and legends and have given them visual form. Sometimes
these works of art are the only surviving record of what particular
cultures believed and valued. But even where written records or oral
traditions exist, art adds to our understanding of myths and legends.'
Paint by Number.
'Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s revisits the
hobby from the vantage point of the artists and entrepreneurs who
created the popular paint kits, the cultural critics who reviled
them, and the hobbyists who happily completed them and hung them
in their homes. Although many critics saw "number painting" as a
symbol of the mindless conformity gripping 1950s America, paint by
number had a peculiarly American virtue. It invited people who had
never before held a paintbrush to enter a world of art and creativity.'
Stained Glass Photography.
'My name is Neil Ralley and this is my humble attempt to give people
access to some beautiful pictures of stained glass windows. You will
find here photographs of stained glass works from both sides of the
A History Bursting with Telling: Asian Americans
in Washington State.
'One story of Washington state is a story of immigration, but it is
not the simple tale of assimilation or acculturation. Immigrants
brought pieces of culture from their native lands to Washington state,
where they melded them with pieces taken from American culture.
Immigrants did not remain unchanged or melt into a common society,
however. Instead, Washington is a mosaic made of different peoples
coming together to create new lives in a new land. The Asian American
experience is part of this mosaic. Thedocuments that accompany this
essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to
Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their
living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These
documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants
became Asian Americans. '
Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse
'is one of the most breathtaking architectural landmarks in the
metropolitan area. Once the embellished electrical engine of what is
now the PATH rapid transit system, the Powerhouse stands as a rare
reminder of America's glorious Gilded and Industrial Ages. The New York
Times has hailed it as a "cathedral...a masterpiece of brickwork." This
major historic preservation campaign hopes to make elected officials
and prospective developers acutely aware of the Powerhouse's potential
of becoming a massive cultural and/or commercial waterfront property.'
'This is G.R.S. Mead's translation of the Pistis Sophia, the most
extensive Gnostic scripture available until the discovery of Nag
Hammadi texts in 1945. '
'The Pistis Sopha is a startling blend of primitive Christianity
and Hellenic Paganism, with other elements such as reincarnation,
Astrology, Mystery religion and Hermetic magic. The Goddess makes
an appearance in the guise of Sophia, a fallen angel.'
'The text is notable because the female disciples of Jesus are treated
as active participants in the discourse, in a way that would be
unimaginable in later Christianity.'
Peace Art Project Cambodia.
'PAPC is a non-profit organisation based in Phnom Penh working with
young Cambodian artists who are expanding their creativity and skills
by training in modern metal-sculpting techniques and using a unique
material: decommissioned weapons.'
A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from the Tilton
C. Reynolds Papers 'documents the Civil War experience of Captain
Tilton C. Reynolds, a member of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania
Volunteers. Comprising 164 library items, or 359 digital images, this
online presentation includes correspondence, photographs, and other
materials dating between 1861 and 1865. The letters feature details of the
regiment's movements, accounts of military engagements, and descriptions
of the daily life of soldiers and their views of the war. Forty-six of the
letters are also made available in transcription.'
Washington During the Civil War: The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft,
1861-1865 'presents three manuscript volumes, totaling 1,240 digital
images, that document daily life in Washington, D. C., through the eyes of
Horatio Nelson Taft (1806-1888), an examiner for the U. S. Patent Office.
Now located in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, the
diary details events in Washington during the Civil War years including
Taft's connection with Abraham Lincoln and his family. Of special interest
is Taft's description of Lincoln's assassination, based on the accounts of
his friends and his son, who was one of the attending physicians at Ford's
Theatre the night Lincoln was shot, on April 14, 1865. '
Images of Taisekiji.
'Taisekiji is the Head Temple of the Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist sect. It is
located near Fujinomiya City in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.Every year
thousands of Buddhists from around the world make a pilgrimage to the
temple. This site serves as a networking point for them, and also a
reminder of the beauty and majesty of the temple...'
'Benozzo Gozzoli was born in 1420 in Florence, the son of tailor Lese di
Sandro. Like many other painters of the early Renaissance, Gozzoli was
initially trained as a goldsmith. At the age of 27 he began to work with
Fra Angelico (1395-1455) in Orvieto and Rome. During his apprenticeship
years, 1438-1444/45, in the workshop of Fra Angelico, Gozzoli took part in
the decoration of the cells in the Dominican monastery of San Marco. The
paintings in Cosimo de?Medici?s double cell (cell 38/39) are thought to
have been done almost solely by him, and these include a depiction of the
Adoration of the Magi...'
Chief Albert J.
ANC President 1952-1967. Speeches and writings, ANC site.
'Chief Albert John Lutuli, the beloved President-General of the African
National Congress (SA); one of Africa's greatest political figures of our
times; the undisputed leader of and respected spokesman for South Africa's
14 million oppressed, exploited and humiliated inhabitants, passed from
the scene of active struggle for political rights and national liberation
in July,1967, when it is alleged he was run over by a train.'
The 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour of
1916 a small band of armed insurrectionists declared Ireland a Republic.
This event is known as the Easter Rising, a violent battle which resulted
in many deaths and the destruction of many parts of Dublin.'
'Lorcan Collins & Conor Kostick, authors of The Easter Rising and Shane
MacThomais will take you to the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin,
Ireland, to give you an understanding of this historic occasion which
precipitated the formation of the Irish Republic. '
The President Calling.
'Three of America's most compelling presidents - Kennedy, Johnson and
Nixon - bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones.
They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from
momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks
eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used
one-on-one politics to shape history.'
A Book About Alexandra Feodorovna and Romanov Russia.
'In her brief introduction to the original publication of her book Lili
Dehn states that she wrote "The Real Tsarista" in order to counter the
negative newspaper accounts, books and even movies that had already
reached the public in 1922, five short years after the Revolution
occurred. As soon as the Romanovs had been imprisoned in the Alexander
Palace, newspaper editors from Petrograd to San Francisco were
responding to an insatiable public's interest in the fate of the
Imperial Family with 'eyewitness' accounts. Reporters in Russia had the
best chance to get the "scoop" and they pursued anyone who might have
inside information on the Romanovs. Palace servants, court officials,
guards and even palace grocery-men were sought out for information. The
most fantastic stories were spread by the press describing a court
dominated by German spies, sexual orgies and sybaritic luxury ... '
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automated blogging robot. Say hello to Bloggy!'
The Underground Railroad.
'You are a slave.
Your body, your time, your very breath belong to a farmer in 1850s
Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his fields and make him rich.
You have never tasted freedom. You never expect to. '
'And yet . . . your soul lights up when you hear whispers of attempted
escape. Freedom means a hard, dangerous trek. Do you try it?'
The Underground Railroad was many slaves' road north,
Uncovered. Illinois students thought they knew
who the anonymous Watergate source was. They were wrong, but
nevertheless a fascinating story.
Lewis & Clark.
Their epic expedition to explore America. National
Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics.
'The goal of this project is to provide free, high quality, interactive,
web-based resources for students and teachers of probability and
statistics. Basically, our project consists of an integrated set of
components that includes expository text, ancillary material (applets,
data sets, biographical sketches), and an object library. '
The Albert Schweitzer Page.
'This page is about Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the humanitarian, theologian,
missionary, organist, and medical doctor. It contains my reviews of
books by and about Dr. Schweitzer, pointers to related sites, and
whatever else seems to be relevant. '
Hawaiian Mythology, 1940.
'This is Martha Beckwith's monumental study of Hawaiian mythology.
Beckwith utilized numerous texts which are today rare or hard to obtain
to construct this study. She gives all available variants of each myth
or legend, including versions from other Pacific islands including
Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa and others. '
The Louis Althusser Internet Archive.
'Born 1918 in Algiers; Joined the Communist Party in Paris in 1948.
Althusser murdered his wife in 1980, and was confined to an asylum till
his death in 1990. '
Invisible Pink Unicorn.
'The Invisible Pink Unicorn (IPU) is a satiric parody religion aimed at
theistic beliefs, based on the idea of a goddess in the form of a
unicorn that is paradoxically both invisible and pink.'