This Week’s New History Highlights for February 25, 2016


bundling-woodcut nlWas Bundling in Winter Really Less Dangerous Than a Sofa in Summer?

Well-to-do city folk thought the old country custom of bundling gave New England a bad name, but its defenders claimed it was a chaste and prudent practice. Click for more.


rachel-wall nlRachel Wall, New England’s Only Lady Pirate

Rachel Wall was hanged in Boston in 1789 for stealing a bonnet, but she preferred to be hanged as a pirate. Click for more.


Buffy_Sainte-Marie_1970 nlBuffy Sainte-Marie Fights For Her Indian People

It took more than 15 years for Buffy Sainte-Marie to find out why her songs got so little play on American radio. Click for more.


john brown and benedict arnoldJohn Brown Warns About Traitorous Benedict Arnold – and No One Listens

In December of 1776, a Massachusetts country lawyer warned there was a traitor high up in the Continental Army. But his claims seemed so far-fetched no one realized he was telling the truth. Click for more.


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