Category Archives: History

Republicanism, Americanism, and the Demise of Traditional Marriage

The following excerpt comes from Stephanie Coontz’s book, Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage: “During the eighteenth century the spread of the market economy and the advent of the Enlightenment wrought profound changes in record time. By the end … Continue reading

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The Medieval Wife: Part One

Here are my notes on marriage in the Middle Ages from Marilyn Yalom’s book  A History of the Wife: In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church gradually took over the jurisdiction of marriage from the family, kin group, and the … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage In The Roman Empire

The following excerpt comes from Marilyn Yalom’s The History of The Wife: “Nero, the flamboyant Roman emperor who ruled from 54 to 68 C.E., went so far as to marry two men, sequentially, in public ceremonies. Suetonius wrote of Nero’s … Continue reading

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A History of The Wife

This was written by a feminist, but it sounds like an interesting book: “How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a … Continue reading

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Women In Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

Editor’s Note: Consider this a companion guide to the latest podcast over at the Stormer. I’ve chosen the Early Modern Era to illustrate what life was still like for men and women closer to our own historical epoch. In Early … Continue reading

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Free Love To LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM: Sliding Down The Slippery Slope

In the United States, the idea that anyone should be able to fornicate with whoever they want, whenever they want, without interference from the state or the church, or at the risk of social condemnation, was once associated in the … Continue reading

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League of the South To Celebrate Lincoln’s Assassination In Maryland

“That means nigger citizenship. Now, by God, I’ll put him through. That is the last speech he will ever make.” – John Wilkes Booth “After being hunted like a dog through swamps, woods, and … chased by gun boats till … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2015: The Prophecy of Nongqawuse

Now that we are officially in Black History Month 2015, here’s a timely excerpt from Martin Meredith’s new book, The Fortunes of Africa: “After eight frontier wars, Xhosa resistance against white colonial rule was nearly at an end. Often divided … Continue reading

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Oregon: The Failed White Republic

Interesting read: “When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to … Continue reading

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The Jew Bill of 1753

Here’s another thought provoking excerpt from Robert Middlekauff’s The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789. This excerpt is about the failure of a Jewish naturalization bill in Britain in 1753: “Public measures at the middle of the century afford a variety … Continue reading

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