Historical Highlights 114

Happy Friday! Here are some historical highlights for your weekend reading.

This seems like a good time to say that I don’t necessarily agree with the stance of every author and journalist (especially since I’m not an expert in all these areas!), but I’ve included them because I find them intriguing and/or thought-provoking. I hope you can say the same.

“How ‘Photo Detectives’ Have Helped Reveal Irish History”

“Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War”

“The ugly history of the Pledge of Allegiance — and why it matters”

“Is it Time We Built a Museum of the History of American History?”

“Call for return of Louis Riel walking stick donated by military to museum”

“Birmingham’s Alabama Theatre wins grant to restore 18th Street “ALABAMA” sign”

“Harriet Tubman’s former church [the oldest black church in Ontario] is in dire need of repairs”

Finally, here’s a concise, illustrated list of reading room tips from Harvard Library. (You might also be interested in the archival research tips I compiled from archivists I’ve interviewed on this blog.)

That’s all for this week!

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