In June 1802, James Gillray published the Cow-Pock or “The Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!” a publication of the Anti-vaccine Society. It used bald-faced lies and misinformation to discourage people from taking the first vaccine in European medicine. In his classic propaganda cartoon, he implied that vaccinations would cause people to become more bovine,Continue reading “Cow Pox and the Propaganda of the 19th Century’s Anti-Vaccine Society”
Category Archives: Mrs Burk (A monolog poem by Ptera Hunter)
Some Paint Choices That Can Cut Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Your Chemical Usage.
Silent Consent looks at a dystopian world where easy access to energy and power has become part of our past. Although fiction, its prediction of a polarized world is very plausible. A caste system with a few powerful elites have controlled many of the pre-carbon era civilizations. The many others, who serve as their energyContinue reading “Some Paint Choices That Can Cut Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Your Chemical Usage.”
Many people need a small loan to get them through a hard time or to expand their business. Microlenders tend to charge higher interest rates than traditional banks, but they also take more risks. They loan to many people who might otherwise be turned down for a loan. Kiva is one of these organizations. TheyContinue reading “Microlending”
Ravensbrück served as a Nazi concentration camp exclusively for women. An estimated 130,000 women were interned there during the Nazi era, and between 30,000 and 50,000 women died there. It was one of the smaller camps. That did not make it any less horrific. There, women were used like horses, pulling heavy equipment. With sheerContinue reading “Remembering Ravensbrück”
The Colorado River Is In Trouble. The great river of the American West has headwaters in the marshes created by the snow-melts at La Poudre Pass (Colorado). Soon afterwards, the water diversion projects begin. These water fields and provide life to communities. Before leaving the Coyote Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park (also Colorado), aboutContinue reading “Water Troubles”
Three are lots of oral histories collected from older people before they pass. The stories and events that one generation takes as granted become the history for the next. Here are a few oral history sites–some simple, some more in-depth–that might interest you. Library of Congress, Voices of Slaves Society of American Archivists: Oral HistoriesContinue reading “Oral Histories”
At The Turn of the 20th Century, Women (and others) Struggled for Suffrage and Education.
Mrs. Burk, by Ptera Hunter, includes a section set during the turmoil of the early 20th century’s tumultuous suffrage movement. Her experience does not typify the women of her era. Their experiences were too diverse to be represented by one person. Instead, it gives a possible experience for a single person. The issue of differentialContinue reading “At The Turn of the 20th Century, Women (and others) Struggled for Suffrage and Education.”
Who were the “Greatest Generation”
We give this moniker to the generation born roughly between 1901 and 1927. These were the people whose youths and young adult lives were shaped by the Great Depression, Dust Bowl, and the Second World War. Theirs was a generation shaped by the emergence of Hollywood movies, the rise in popularity of comic books, andContinue reading “Who were the “Greatest Generation””
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