Category Archives: Modern History

The Drunkard’s Children (1848): Sequel to “The Bottle”

The sequel to Cruikshank’s work, “The Bottle”, detailing a family’s demise from alchohol addiction, shows the fate of the brother and sister after their mother was murdered, and father committed to an insane asylum. Now, they are all on their … Continue reading

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George Cruikshank: The “Modern Hogarth” The Bottle (1847)

William Hogarth, the amazing artist I wrote about in a previous post, inspired other artists after his time as well! One such artist was George Cruikshank (1792-1878), another British artist that did many works of social satire, and like Hogarth, … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Controversies Present!

There is a well known- yet overlooked annual tradition that comes with the holidays every year: Christmas controversies! In modern day, everybody’s a critic! From those who feel that Christmas is too commercialized, or too secular, to not enough “Christ” … Continue reading

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Happy (German) Memorial Day!: Volkstrauertag

This song is a German military song for fallen comrades. It talks about a soldier and his comrade as they go into battle and the close bond they shared. In battle, one of them is struck with a bullet and … Continue reading

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Political Correctness is Making History, History…

Throughout this blog on numerous occasions, I have emphasized how we cannot judge historical people by contemporary standards. Everyone is shaped by the cultural matrix they live in, us included, and many attitudes that are acceptable and thought of as … Continue reading

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“Why the Silence?…”

(This is a public service announcement brought to you by History is Interesting :) Unless you’re outside the US, or are off the grid, you’ve probably heard a constant bombardment of news revolving around subjects such as President Trump, racial … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Brings History to Life!

The premise of this movie is that these two kids, Bill and Ted, who are teenage rebels, need to pass their history class in order for Ted not to be sent to military school. Both are not studious and would … Continue reading

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