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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Oct
30
comment Where there any major battles between Australian Aborigines and English Colonists?
Trivial, see Lennart's complete answer by basic encyclopaedic searching.
Oct
27
comment Why did Soviet Union economy grow fast in the 1950's-1960's?
Go to it. The worst that will happen is OP will write it back to being deletable; and you'll need to advance your worthwhile question separately and supply your answer to that new question you make.
Oct
23
comment What do I ask myself/ teach my child to ask herself when looking for translations/adaptations of historical/epic works for her?
Also there are significant methodological problems with the bible as a primary source, if you're going down this path look up when and who redacted the book in question: works are usually later than you might think and tend to be quite distant from their claimed narrative. There should be plenty of secular equipment on reading the bible as history. (And, of course, outside history feel free to read it as literature or divine text)
Oct
23
comment What do I ask myself/ teach my child to ask herself when looking for translations/adaptations of historical/epic works for her?
Generally you want University Press commented translations from the last thirty years. Penguin can also be good. But you might want to chop down the volume of primary source reading and mix with secondary sources.
Oct
23
answered How many proofs does History require?
Oct
23
comment How many proofs does History require?
We answer historiography questions.
Oct
22
revised What is the meaning of “£10 per cent” in the early 19th century in relation to a wage (30/- fortnight)
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Oct
22
comment What is the meaning of “£10 per cent” in the early 19th century in relation to a wage (30/- fortnight)
This is the second instance I've read across two secondary sources by the Hammonds. £10 per cent. or £25 per cent. is apparently a common expression from the age of Pitt.
Oct
22
asked What is the meaning of “£10 per cent” in the early 19th century in relation to a wage (30/- fortnight)
Oct
18
comment Who is this person on the picture?
If you don't have the context of where the image was presented you're going to be in trouble. I assume you've clipped the image down to the core and tried reverse google image search?
Oct
18
revised Was the enclosure responsible for the supply of factory workers in 18th and 19th Century England?
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Oct
15
comment Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
I really wasn't aware that Theology and Biology were historical studies. Let me check. No, no they aren't.
Oct
14
comment Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
And that's precisely the undemonstrable teleology that universalises and makes transhistorical a typically Western industrial value that is why Whig history is rejected in disciplinary history.
Oct
14
revised Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
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Oct
14
comment Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
It'd be easier to answer via the transition from feudalism to capitalism in itself not being determinate of socialism; rather, socialism emerging as determined from the contradictions of capitalism? If you'll accept that as equivalent, I'll find some ready cites (from works in the same "period" of Marx's thoughts).
Oct
13
comment First-hand sources for medieval urban life in central Europe
We don't do reference requests, see the FAQ. Though I would suggest reading around in the sources at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and the sources those sources cite.
Oct
13
comment Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
I'm not seeing how a didactic reality that intends an ideal is anything other than a teleology.
Oct
12
answered Is whig history generally considered to be 'bad' history?
Oct
10
comment Were scientists in Ancient Egypt Egyptian, or were they from other regions?
Try this on for size: "People putting penises in vaginas is as old as history. Calling selective cultures built around instances of that act heterosexuality post dates the 19th century." Also, I find it really hard to imagine isolated individuals prior to the 15th century engaged in peer review through journal article publication. If we fail to appreciate that different acts bear different social meanings in different societies then we'll miss, for example, explanations of the religious content in Egyptian texts on disease treatment.
Oct
8
comment What technological/economic factors triggered the Industrial Revolution?
Given that Mercantile Britain was importing corn before the corn laws—and that highly productive France did not experience an industrial revolution—this argument is unconvincing.