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Man to Man

Last night I attended the play Man to Man starring Maggie Bain as the main character at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. Man to Man was written by Manfred Karge and was translated by Alexandra Wood. Man to Man has been travelling in the UK since September and is touring New York City after this week.… Continue reading Man to Man

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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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#LadiesDay

As I am a Liverpool lady I thought it only appropriate to discuss Ladies Day and the ramifications surrounding the Grand National each year. As people know Liverpool ladies are very fashion forward, they are gorgeously brave in their choices and always want to be seen as the most fashionable women – I am biased… Continue reading #LadiesDay

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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?