THE NINE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN. An info-graphic for my editorial class and god am I thankful it’s done. Way too much went into this than what I had time for, but hey… I actually kind of like it?
Now excuse me, I must return to my fashion major lifestyle and go sew a coat u_u
EDIT: Re-uploaded with easier viewing!
*long exasperated sigh over how attractive Charles Sumner was*
The abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner predictably admired Hamilton for his assertive nationalism and his apparent hostility to states’ rights. In an address at the Cooper Institute in November 1867, in the midst of his efforts to force President Andrew Johnson to implement a radical Reconstruction policy on the defeated South, Sumner addressed the question, “Are We a Nation?” The Massachusetts senator wistfully spoke of the “National Convention” of 1787, this “august body” presided over by Washington: “Who would not be glad to look upon Franklin, Hamilton, and Madison, standing in their places while Washington passed?” Sumner lauded Hamilton and those nationalist founders as “the best men” who “in their longing for national unity, all concurred in the necessity of immediate action to save the country. Foremost in time, as in genius, was Alexander Hamilton.”
Sumner’s friend and frequent adviser was the German-born Francis Lieber, a professor of politics, history, and the law. A veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, Lieber immigrated to the United States in 1827 and became the first editor of Encyclopedia Americana. He befriended Alexis de Tocqueville during his tour of the United States in 1831 and 1832 and eventually joined the faculty of Hamilton’s alma mater, Columbia College. A protégé of the great German historian Barthold Niebuhr, Lieber observed that his mentor “repeatedly said to me that he considered Hamilton far the greatest genius and profoundest statesman America had produced.”
Lieber was a champion of American nationalism, his hero Alexander Hamilton, and he coupled this admiration with disdain for Hamilton’s great foe. On Independence Day, 1870, he wrote to future president James Garfield, “Jefferson, the founder of the Union! He was the very underminer of the Union – a most mischievous ferret.” Understandably, Lieber disdained the parochial, nativist sentiments that dogged them both, plaintively asking, “Did Hamilton [provide] less service than any statesman or general born within the limits of this country?” Lieber’s nationalism was put to the test in the Civil War; three sons served in the Union army, and one, Hamilton Lieber, was seriously wounded at the Battle of Fort Donelson.—
Stephen Knott, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth
Have some blatant post-Civil War Hamilton worship, the only time in American history he was unquestionably more popular than Jefferson.(via publius-esquire)
"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."
Sculpture by Erik Christianson.
hhhhhhhhhhhhhold w w w wait a mini mini minute jesus christ
im trying to study for my history quiz while listening to enya but the tumblr keeps distracting me !!!!!!!!,!!!!!!
"Getting a Job: Is there a Motherhood Penalty?" American Journal of Sociology, 2007 (via checkprivilege)
The answer to the question is yes.
Even the very ending can be interpreted in two opposite ways: either Ofelia created a fairy-tale world in her head to escape real life and ultimately committed a form of suicide, or she’s simply an awakened being who saw what the masses bound to the material world cannot see and ultimately completed her process of illumination to become a true immortal. (x)
Good. You got that too.