Saturday, June 27, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #42

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.

In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Although the gay marriage movement has only hit its stride in the United States in the 21st century, gay men and women have been a part of America since this nation's founding - and long before that.

Confederate Flag: Stars and Bars Deconstructed at Discovery
The Confederate flag took one more step toward eventual obscurity this week. Following the shooting spree at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., politicians and businesses lined up against the historically divisive banner.

A Brief History Of The Confederate Flag at BuzzFeed
To my friends who think the flag simply means "I love cowboy boots, muddin', fishin', and huntin'": it doesn't. It doesn't mean what you think it means and it's offensive so peel the stupid flag bumper sticker off your truck and move the fuck on.

Scan of 'mummified' body of Swedish bishop reveals baby hidden in coffin at Telegraph
I didn't think this was interesting until I read the part where the baby was concealed under his feet.

Can We Guess What Period In History You Actually Belong In? at BuzzFeed

Woman To Be Featured on Newly Redesigned $10 Bill, Treasury Announces at History
After months of campaigning, advocates including the Woman on 20s organization, Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and the 600,000 participants in an online public election got what they wanted - kind of.

Periods Through The Periods at BuzzFeed
Yes, that period.

This 5,300 Year-Old Corpse Was Found by Accident at Smithsonian
psssssst It's Ötzi.

Ancient Greek Zombies Discovered at Archaeology
The zombie craze is not a new phenomenon, but one with evidence going back more than 2,000 years.

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