With Disease and Climate Change Undeniably Altering Societies, Science Must Be Included in Historical Study

The Covid-19 pandemic and the prospect of cataclysmic climate change are stark illustrations that science cannot be separated from history. I have diminished the importance of the history of science to world history, hence Hank Green's Crash Course series of 46 approximately 11-minute lectures (totaling nine hours) on the History of Science is particularly relevant … Continue reading With Disease and Climate Change Undeniably Altering Societies, Science Must Be Included in Historical Study

London’s Great Plague in 1665 Killed One in Three Citizens

Timeline: World History Documentaries: "The Great Plague of 1665 killed 100,000 Londoners – one in three of the people living in the city. While kept diaries have provided terrifying testaments to the horrors of that summer, other stories have been hidden in the archives of London churches for centuries. Rare documents unearthed in some of … Continue reading London’s Great Plague in 1665 Killed One in Three Citizens

Sir Isaac Newton in 1660s Used Quarantine At Home Away from Plague Quite Well

As the world grapples with the corona virus pandemic and the social isolation necessary to prevent its spread, inspiration can be drawn from history. In the 1660s, Sir Isaac Newton, the English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a … Continue reading Sir Isaac Newton in 1660s Used Quarantine At Home Away from Plague Quite Well

Backstory Behind Founding of the Carolina Colony in 1663, Up Until 1776

The date of the founding of North Carolina by the English is in some dispute. Some argue the birthday is July 13, 1584, when Croatan Indians first encountered English ships commissioned by Sir Walter Raleigh on Roanoke Island. Raleigh himself did not make a voyage to Carolina, despite providing the namesake for the eventual colony's … Continue reading Backstory Behind Founding of the Carolina Colony in 1663, Up Until 1776

Killing Masses of Humans: Disease, Drought, Famine and Climate Change Can Result in End of Civilizations

Disease, or epidemics, may have been one reason the Roman Empire fell in the 400s. It (specifically small pox) certainly was the main reason for wiping out 90 percent of the Native American population of North American before 1800. In the above Crash Course video, "John Green teaches you about disease, and the effects that … Continue reading Killing Masses of Humans: Disease, Drought, Famine and Climate Change Can Result in End of Civilizations

Early Rebellions: Birkenhead’s, King Philip’s, and Bacon’s

The rebellious tradition in North America began not in the mid-1700s with the settlers and pioneers against the British crown but in the mid-1600s with the native, African, and indentured servants revolts against attempts to dominate and rule over them. The first recorded slave revolt occurred in Gloucester, VA in 1663, in which white indentured … Continue reading Early Rebellions: Birkenhead’s, King Philip’s, and Bacon’s