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Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first?

Started by Jack Neulist. Last reply by Karl Helweg Jan 13. 161 Replies

Lately, I've found myself interested in a subject far outside my specialty.I grew up in the Southwest, and I've heard some stories about "Old Ones" etc. who predated the Indians. Until last year, I'd…Continue

Favourite historians.

Started by Paul H. Last reply by Greg Mock Feb 21, 2016. 8 Replies

I just finished a really good book about Augustus Caesar by Adrian Goldsworthy. It got me thinking about who my favourite writers are. For Rome, I don't think you could get any better than Adrian…Continue

Uniform of Roger's Rangers

Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Pale Horse Jan 13, 2016. 32 Replies

I would like to assemble an authentic Roger's Rangers costume. From what I understand, the only truly uniform thing they wore was a bonnet and their trademark green coat, but what did they commonly…Continue

Tags: Period dressing, French and Indian War, Uniform, Rangers, Roger's Rangers

18th century

Started by Ciarán Morrissey. Last reply by Mr. White Jan 9, 2016. 12 Replies

I've recently been getting really into Empire: Total War and it's led me to try and do a little research on military and society on the 18th century.However, other than wikipedia, I've got pretty…Continue

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Comment by Pale Horse on February 1, 2017 at 11:04pm

No.

Seems some still call it Black History Month.

What did you mean by "still?"

Comment by Dominic on February 1, 2017 at 10:47pm

It seems like you want me to be implying something.

Comment by Pale Horse on February 1, 2017 at 10:40pm

What are you implying about calling it Black History Month?

Comment by Dominic on February 1, 2017 at 10:12pm

A lot of people say AA History Month. Seems some still call it Black History Month.

Comment by Pale Horse on February 1, 2017 at 5:31pm

Who calls it African American History Month? That is literally the first time I have heard that.

Comment by Dominic on February 1, 2017 at 1:13pm

Happy African American History Month!

Comment by Dominic on August 4, 2016 at 3:12pm

That's awesome Paul. Is that kind of work common in Ireland?

Comment by Travis Spuhler on June 25, 2015 at 5:38pm
Comment by Kenneth on June 25, 2015 at 11:50am

My point remains. The South has been a convenient scapegoat for a long time. Even if it were a hermetically-sealed bastion of the most ridiculous PC garbage, somebody would still feel the need to denigrate it. 

And personally, I'm pleased to read and entertain other opinions and viewpoints, but I generally disregard those of people who are obviously too far from the matter to have any real insight or fully-formed awareness gained from real experience. It would be like me showing up at a convention of MIT physicists and trying to pontificate about nuclear fusion.

My late father had a Confederate flag tattoo on his arm he got during his time in the military. His best bud and fishing companion was a black man. If all this PC rubbish had any grain of truth to it, then from any standpoint, that friendship apparently never should have existed.

Comment by Travis Spuhler on June 24, 2015 at 12:18am

I do agree with Sir, but at the same time, it seems like there are people out there who, if you bring this sort of subject up at another time, they'll say, "it's not a good time right now"

But the thing is, it's a difficult subject for many people to talk about, so there's never a "good" time to talk about it. It doesn't really get any easier to talk about some things, which is why when a tragedy strikes a community like it did in SC, it really gives an opening into that discussion that really makes you wonder about the people who prefer to deflect to "another time".

 

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