A Year in Review

A New History Podcast I’m Excited About

Almost exactly four years ago, I started looking for a history podcast or ten that I could love. (I put out the call for suggestions here on the Margins four years and 29 days ago, to be precise.) Since then, I’ve reported back twice on history podcasts I’ve enjoyed listening to. (You can find the…

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1948: A Year in Review

  1948 is not one of those years with a big anniversary that’s celebrated throughout Historyland.* That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few events worth some attention from the assembled Marginalia. More than I expected in fact. The big stuff: Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30th by a Hindu fanatic who believed Gandhi offered…

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1918: A Year in Review

As you already know if you hang out here in the Margins, or elsewhere in Historyland, the Big Picture historical event of 1918 was the end of World War I on November 11—one large event made up of many smaller events that I am not going to discuss in detail here because this is a…

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