A sampling of WWI posters from around the world. There’s a link at the bottom for a grand archive of more of these artistic graphic designs.
Category Archives: 20th Century
Test 5 Organization
For the last test, because there are so many chapters, I’m going to reorganize the terms into three categories: Cold War (mostly 36, 39, 40), Developing World (Mostly 37, 38), Globalization (mostly 41). You’ll be required to do at least one term from each category, and the remaining 5 terms may come from anything else on the test.
Labor and Business History: May Day
A review of the history of May 1st, aka May Day as a labor holiday, commemorating the 8-hour workday and the violence which met the labor movement.
A brief History of Debt, Credit Cards and Mortgages in the US
The history of debt goes back a long, long way, but here is a nice short survey of the shifting commercial finance markets in the US in the 20th century by Louis Hyman, author of a book on the topic.
WWI Weapons Industries
A BBC Magazine article on raw materials shortages, military strategy and chemical production in World War One
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
A nice discussion of William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich on the 50th anniversary of its publication. Shirer was the first to write a full-bore survey of the Nazi regime’s origins, policies and military collapse, and it was a very widely read book back in the 60s, despite being a massive tome.
British 20th century Food History
A quick look at the disruption in English cuisine that came from WWI and WWII
Last Living Combat Veteran of WWI
That’s World War One, by the way. Just passed away: obituary’s an interesting read
Timeline of literary invention
Partial but nonetheless well-done, brilliant timeline of technical and scientific inventions imagined in literature over the last 250 years. We are a creative species.
1985 G-7 Summit
See also: http://hnn.us/articles/5508.html