History is not just a class you take one semester or one year in school. It is a lifetime preoccupation for those who catch the bug, love it or find meaning in the study of it. "Stuff You Missed in History Class" (Missedinhistory.com) is produced three times a week as a 25- to 45-minute podcast, … Continue reading ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Podcast Is One Way to Keep Up
I just discovered another online community for discussion of the "What If's" of history: "Ask Historians" on Reddit.com has very active discussions -- several questions posted per day -- and 764,000 readers. I learned about this discussion from History Professor Gavriel Rosenfeld's Counter-Factual History Review blog. He participated in a fascinating subReddit discussion involving Hitler, Naziism, … Continue reading Reddit’s ‘Ask Historians’ Offers Interesting Daily Discussions
It's difficult if not impossible to realistically imagine what if some huge historical trends like the industrial revolution did not happen. John Green of Crash Course World History explained its significance in three videos: Of all the revolutions of the 1700s, one of the most significant was "a less warlike revolution, the Industrial Revolution. You'll … Continue reading What If The Industrial Revolution Never Happened?
In the Alternate History Online group on Facebook, one user asks "What AH scenarios/periods do you get absolutely sick and tired of hearing/talking about? What, for you, are the really stupid ideas that just won't go away?" The winners seem to be Axis powers win WWII; Confederacy wins American Civil War, Roman Empire survives. "Those cows … Continue reading Overdone Alternative Histories
Uchronia.net, the alternate history list, is "a bibliography of over 3200 novels, stories, essays and other printed material involving the "what ifs" of history. The genre has a variety of names, but it is best known as alternate history. "In an alternate history, one or more past events are changed and the subsequent effects on history … Continue reading Website Builds Alternate History Bibliography to More Than 3,200 Novels, Stories, Essays
https://thecounterfactualhistoryreview.blogspot.com/ About the same time I began this blog in 2013, Gavriel Rosenfeld, Professor of History and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Judaic Studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut, started The Counterfactual History Review blog. Great minds think alike! He has many valuable insights, especially on World War II, the Holocaust, and Jewish History. … Continue reading Introducing the Counterfactual History Review Blog