Monday, July 1, 2013

My Five Favorite History(ish) Tumblrs

Historical Heroines     Right at the top of the page, the author of this blog cites the familiar phrase, “Well-behaved women rarely make history,” then notes “These women misbehaved, but where are they in our history books?” For real, what’s up with that! This site focuses on less mainstream historical heroines like anarchist/labor organizer, Lucy Parsons and Jeanette Rankin, the 1st woman to serve in Congress. Check it out discover more badass ladies history’s forgot.

Fashion in History     OMG this blog! Though I’d hardly consider myself a fashionista, I adore clothes, especially skirts and dresses. This page speaks to the part of me that loves history and hates pants! Showcasing exquisite designs from the 1700s to the 21st century, each picture has a brief description/history. You could get lost on this site for days! 

Cool Chicks from History     Like Historical Heroines, this blog profiles women from history, some famous and others more unknown. It features news stories, videos, pictures, and anniversaries concerning women’s history, too. Something I learned was that in 1777, sixteen year-old Sybil Ludington rode 40 miles, nearly twice the distance of Paul Revere, to alert the militia British troops had attacked Danbury, Connecticut. Swish!

Collective History     Though it doesn’t exclusively cover women’s history, this site boasts thought-provoking pictures and historical documents. Check-out the Louisiana “literary test” given to potential voters before the Voting Rights Act.

Vintage Black Glamour     This blog features photographs of black women and men from bygone days rocking gorgeous ensembles. Each picture’s accompanied by a short blurb describing who the subject is. These stylish photos will make you wish for the good ol’ days (without the institutionalized racism, of course)!

Which history Tumblrs do you follow?

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