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March 26th, 2015
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The HIStory of York County

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Date:March 27th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
Maybe you should see about a collaboration for an updated edition. That could be fun.

I recall what a revelation A Man Called Intrepid was to me, how all that, "Oh, yeah,women also existed in World War II, Rosie the Riveter yay y'all are so fucking empowered that the state of Illinois ordered us to put a paragraph in here," in our history books was not only staggeringly boring and patronizing but an out-and-out lie. Women were codebreakers, spies, most of the Resistance. (Apparently, the winners were writing the history while staying home on Saturday night. No, that's needlessly cynical for an era in which one of the standards for being a "lady" was, literally, to never have one's name appear in a newspaper.) It's one of the reasons I like the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast so much--- the stuff that falls through the cracks is so often what is missing from history in order to make it three-dimensional.

Edited at 2015-03-27 03:35 pm (UTC)
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