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peashooter85:

Ornate bone and pearl inlaid flintlock musket crafted by Ignatius Nester, 18th century.

Sold at Auction: $5,000

(Source: liveauctionworld.com)

fapoleon-bonerparte:

A pair of shoes that once belonged to Josephine Bonaparte

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haitianhistory:

The Haitian Revolution - A short Reading List (of Anglophone scholars)

"More than two hundred years after Haitian independence was declared on January 1, 1804, it remains a challenge to perceive the spirit that fueled the first abolition of slavery in the New World and gave rise to the second independent nation in the Americas. As recently as ten years ago, the Haitian Revolution (1789-1804), which created “Haiti” out of the ashes of French Saint Domingue, was the least understood of the three great democratic revolutions that transformed the Atlantic world in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. That is no longer true. In the decade since the 2004 bicentennial, a genuine explosion of scholarship on the Saint-Domingue revolution has profoundly enriched our memory of what Hannah Arendt, in her comparative study of the American and French revolutions, called “the revolutionary tradition and its lost treasure”. It is not clear to what extent this development has affected broader public understandings of the Haitian predicament, however."

By Professor Malick W. Ghachem for the John Carter Brown Library online exposition: “The Other Revolution: Haiti 1789-1804.”

* Much more scholarship could have been included in this list. To find more monographs and articles on the Haitian Revolution or, for a general reading list on Haiti, see here and here.

everythingisahoax:

Charles W Morgan being towed down the Mystic River.

Can’t wait to see her.

everythingisahoax:

Charles W Morgan being towed down the Mystic River.

Can’t wait to see her.

(Source: facebook.com)

The argument that we must stick by an ally, and support that ally’s actions no matter how morally and ethically apprehensible they may be, simply because historically we have been allies… that is possibly the worst argument I have ever heard in my entire life.

That’s like saying, OK, you’re my friend so I will enable you to drink and drive, because you know what, you’re my friend and you should be able to do what you want.

That’s like saying, OK, you’re my brother and even though you beat your wife, I’m not going to say anything because you’re my brother and you can do what you want and it’s none of my business.

That’s like saying, OK, you’re my priest and even though I know you sexually abuse my children, I’m going to side with you because you’re my priest and I’m going to look the other way.

OK, ally, just keep slaughtering innumerable civilians and justifying it by pointing to attacks that do 1/100th of the damage that you’re doing to this people in this land that you have forcefully occupied. I’ll just be over here, looking the other way, because we’ve been allies for the last 60 years.