Monthly Archives: December 2011

Year-end roundup

I started this blog a year ago – at the beginning of December 2010 – and while I can’t say it’s taking the Internet by storm (that would be a lie), it’s kept me mildly entertained. Since I like statistics, … Continue reading

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Personal Recipes of Brer Rabbit, 192?

Courtesy of my friend Kate, who picked up someone’s whole life’s collection of pamphlets at a tag sale, I now own this vintage 1920s example of routine belittling of non-white Americans and erasure of the unpleasant parts of their history. … Continue reading

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People are weird, 17th century edition

You never know what you’re going to come across when you actually read large swaths of historical documents. For example: in 1678, eight (probably young) men were prosecuted in Albany, New York, in a case identified as “Concerning a Scandalous … Continue reading

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