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themysticinnkeeper:

memeguy-com:

This man knows how to ride a Segway

They see me Roman, they hatin’…

themysticinnkeeper:

memeguy-com:

This man knows how to ride a Segway

They see me Roman, they hatin’…

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Von Steuben next created a model company and drilled the soldiers himself. They could be used to supplement the written word by demonstrating the maneuvers to the rest of the men, and each would in turn instruct his own unit, with careful corrections given by the Baron. The method worked well - except whenever a complicated march-and-wheel maneuver collapsed into confusion and von Steuben’s meager store of English failed him. He would begin to shout in French and then German, and eventually fall back on the one English word he could always remember: “Goddam! Goddam! Goddam!”

It was during one of these fiascos that a handsome young officer stepped forward and, speaking to the Baron in flawless French, offered his services as an interpreter. “If I had seen an angel from Heaven I should not have more rejoiced,” the Baron later recalled. The angel was Captain Benjamin Walker. Walker was born in London in 1753 but had emigrated at an early age to New York City. He was twenty-five years old when he first met von Steuben, strikingly handsome, self-possessed, and intelligent. Within weeks of appearing as the Baron’s “angel” Walker was appointed as his aide-de-camp.

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— William Benemann, Male-Male Intimacy in Early America (via publius-esquire)

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imamarionettepullthestring:

yugichrist:

You are on your way from the LOCAL LIBRARY to the U-HAUL rental center to rent a moving van when you are suddenly confronted by a TEMPLAR KNIGHT. He wields his BROADSWORD threateningly, expressing through his firm body language that he shows no interest in letting you pass. What is your course of action?

use my swift to cast barkskin and draw my +2 great axe

I use my level 2 History Major skill to tell him that he is being silly because the Knights Templar were disbanded in 1313 by the pope and I confidently stride by him while claiming that the Knights Hospitaller are cooler.

themysticinnkeeper:

imamarionettepullthestring:

yugichrist:

You are on your way from the LOCAL LIBRARY to the U-HAUL rental center to rent a moving van when you are suddenly confronted by a TEMPLAR KNIGHT. He wields his BROADSWORD threateningly, expressing through his firm body language that he shows no interest in letting you pass. What is your course of action?

use my swift to cast barkskin and draw my +2 great axe

I use my level 2 History Major skill to tell him that he is being silly because the Knights Templar were disbanded in 1313 by the pope and I confidently stride by him while claiming that the Knights Hospitaller are cooler.

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levitas-rain:

Request 1: John Laurens
Requested by my sister, a huge history fanatic
John Laurens was an aide-de-camp of General Washington and suspected of being a lover of Alexander Hamilton!
Still taking requests for more dolls!

Reblogging again for the new peeps. LOOK IT’S MY LAURENS PLUSHIE! It’s made by my sister who does commissions you should go and check out her blog and get a cute plushie of your favorite historical figure.

levitas-rain:

Request 1: John Laurens

Requested by my sister, a huge history fanatic

John Laurens was an aide-de-camp of General Washington and suspected of being a lover of Alexander Hamilton!

Still taking requests for more dolls!

Reblogging again for the new peeps. LOOK IT’S MY LAURENS PLUSHIE! It’s made by my sister who does commissions you should go and check out her blog and get a cute plushie of your favorite historical figure.

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hamletrash:

HEY GUYS THE POINT OF BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON WAS THAT JACKSON  BECAME WILDLY POPULAR BECAUSE OF HIS POPULIST ROCKSTAR IMAGE BUT ACTUALLY HAD TERRIBLE POLITICAL IDEAS AND COMMITTED ATROCITIES AND KIND OF FUCKED UP AMERICAN POLITICS FOR ALL TIME

IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW GREAT HE WAS

IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW GREAT HE WAS

IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW GREAT HE WAS

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beggars-opera:

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ladyhistory:

You know what pisses me off about discussing history on this site?

When I find something genuinely amusing about a historical person and post about it like “HAH! Weren’t history people funny and interesting?” and tumblr people feel the need to reblog it like “Oh, remember that one horrible thing they did? Remember those questionable or socially reprehensible things they participated in? How dare you find them amusing! How dare you like or admire a fallible human being!” 

As if I don’t know what they did or what was said about them. As if one aspect of their lives is the only way to look at them. As if some historical people are nothing more than their mistakes or bad choices.

MY GOSH CAN I NOT ENJOY ANYTHING IN THIS SUBJECT

Yeah, I sort of see a lot of it as overcorrecting after learning waterdowned, “good man,” K-12 history, where anything that rebukes said history is good (not to say there aren’t legitimate arguments). It just takes a bit more historical study to even it out.

Let’s face it, if the most recent thing they learned about Andrew Jackson was the Trail of Tears, that’s gonna be the most, or only, significant thing about him to them. Which is why I appreciated deadpresidents’ ranking summary of Jackson - clear opinion but balanced (I think).

(I’m assuming this is Jackson liked to steal outhouse covers related ‘cause it’s Jackson.)

Agreed. A large portion of the people on tumblr who reblog history posts but aren’t in the history “fandom” per se have a very simplified view of history that is very black and white. Much in the same way they view everything else, really; I mean, how often have you seen “reasons why Celebrity X is a raging douche” vs “reasons why Celebrity X is a goddess” sort of posts battling each other? The debates over JLaw and KStew? I find it sickening how much people flip-flop their extremist opinions about real people with complex personalities and issues each time they learn something new about the person. And I’m a goddamn Red Sox fan. I know about flip-flopping.

There is a sad lack of seeing the humanity in historical figures as well as a lack of appreciation for humor, even in the face of uncomfortable topics. In my opinion, if you can’t even acknowledge someone’s layers of personality, then you’re better off ignoring them altogether. Same goes for making fun of them. That’s why Hitler jokes are great; you’re ridiculing a person who desperately needs to be ridiculed. Was Monty Python guilty of being politically uneducated for making a sketch about Hitler invading a small English tourist town without mentioning mass genocide? No, because the mass genocide is common knowledge and it is not funny. The Trail of Tears is not funny. Tipping outhouses is. And if people can’t acknowledge that both acts came from one person then they clearly have never left their house before.

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publius-esquire:

What if James Madison wasn’t a late bloomer, but just asexual?

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ladyhistory:

YOU ARE A BAD INFLUENCE, JAMES MADISON

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publius-esquire:

Some quick Papa Washington and Tsundere Hamilton

publius-esquire:

Some quick Papa Washington and Tsundere Hamilton

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publius-esquire:

Based off an earlier text post. John Laurens had proposed to Governor John Rutledge and the South Carolina legislature to recruit and arm black slaves to fight against the British in the southern campaign in return for emancipation. South Carolina’s response was to try and surrender to Great Britain; John Laurens refused to carry the surrender terms.
Laurens remains one of the better bitch ass white boys to come from the Palmetto State.

publius-esquire:

Based off an earlier text post. John Laurens had proposed to Governor John Rutledge and the South Carolina legislature to recruit and arm black slaves to fight against the British in the southern campaign in return for emancipation. South Carolina’s response was to try and surrender to Great Britain; John Laurens refused to carry the surrender terms.

Laurens remains one of the better bitch ass white boys to come from the Palmetto State.

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john-laurens:

I found a list of slave names in one of the volumes of The Papers of Henry Laurens.  I know quite a few of these are Henry’s own slaves, but I think some of them are the names of his friends’ slaves.  So in case anyone is interested -

Abraham, Achilles, Adam, Alatamaha, Alegoy, Amy, August, Berom, Cain, Chloe, Cuffee, David, Dick, Dublin, Duke, Ebony, Friday, George, Hagar, Harry, Isabel, Jack (four different Jacks listed), Jemmy, Leverpoole, Liberty, Mathias, Mercutio, Mingo, Nanny, Natt, Peter, Pino, Prince, Rose, Sam (two different Sams listed - one described as “Mulatto Sam”), Sampson, Sarah, Scaramouch, Shrewsberry, Stepny, Timothy, Tony, and Topaz

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