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


Sep
12
comment Why did Americans give up meat resembling animals?
Good closure. The actual question here relates to the Chicago meat works and the commodification of food culture in the 19th century.
Sep
11
revised Why did Americans give up meat resembling animals?
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Sep
11
comment What was the world population around 970 BC? Does it fit the biblical narrative?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about teleologically adjusting historical narrative to meet a narrative from another humanities discipline. History does not serve to tell confirming tales of cultural narratives.
Sep
9
reviewed Close What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
Sep
9
reviewed Close How does finding a Franklin ship change what we know about the expedition?
Sep
9
revised Does non-post-modern historiography posit objective grand narratives?
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Sep
9
asked Does non-post-modern historiography posit objective grand narratives?
Sep
8
comment What is the proper term for the “year 0”?
Epoch. The epoch "Current Era" commences with year 1 by the way.
Sep
8
comment How much did we know about heredity pre-Mendel?
Question needs to be respecified per Tyler.
Sep
8
reviewed Close What is the origin of Dragons?
Sep
8
revised What property relations existed between peasants and those who took from peasants in early Ottoman rule in Anatolia?
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Sep
8
comment What property relations existed between peasants and those who took from peasants in early Ottoman rule in Anatolia?
Jairus Banaji Theory as History: essays on modes of production and exploitation Brill 2010/Haymarket 2011 pp17-41 seems to think that "peasant" is a meaningful category by at least mid Ottoman society, and was a meaningful category in the late Byzantine--but I assume that his category peasant includes animal husbandry, and it is safe to say my category includes pre-existing populations. I think it is a reasonable assumption to make that such persons lived there. Regarding robbing everyone, Banaji suggests this wasn't the only method of extraction.
Sep
7
asked What property relations existed between peasants and those who took from peasants in early Ottoman rule in Anatolia?
Sep
4
comment What if a slave entered a state without slavery?
States of these United States or fully sovereign states?
Sep
2
reviewed Leave Closed The Chronology Challenge: earliest verifiable date of a historical event?
Sep
2
reviewed Close What is the longest running legal case?
Sep
1
revised What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races?
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Aug
31
reviewed Close What did the word 'unconstitutional' mean to Americans prior to the Revolution?
Aug
31
reviewed Close What is the history of the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction of the races?
Aug
31
comment Did Churchill advocate genocide of any innocent group of people?
Given the United Nations definition, the British War Cabinet, of which Churchill was member and leader and where Churchill took cabinet responsibility on the matter, chose to deliberately inflict upon the Bengali people in 1943/1944 conditions of life conditions which were known that would bring about its physical destruction in part. Churchill did not advocate this outside of War Cabinet.