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Lynda Nead’s Victorian Babylon

I have been reading Lynda Nead's Victorian Babylon after a supervisory team recommendation before Spring Break. I will be honest, I am not a huge fan (I enjoyed Seth Koven's Slumming much better), but it has transported me back to my third year Victorian Cities module without a doubt! I chose to complete my essay… Continue reading Lynda Nead’s Victorian Babylon

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Benefit Societies and James Allen

You may remember a few posts ago one about James Allen, one of my first female husbands that I researched? This post looks at following up on his story and researching about nineteenth century Benefit Societies. Ease Mackenzie’s work from 1827 looks at Benefit Societies in Newcastle and Gateshead. I have been unable to find… Continue reading Benefit Societies and James Allen

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Transracialism?

I was watching Newsnight last night and one of the stories really gripped, shocked and dumfounded me. There was a woman named Rachel Dolezal who has been a black rights movement activist and campaigner and an Africana Studies teacher and has self-identified as black. June 2015 sparked outrage for Rachel when she was interviewed as… Continue reading Transracialism?