medievalpoc:

thefrozenhedgehog:

lascasbookshelf:

FREE BOOK!
Slavery and the English Country House
Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)English Heritage, 2013
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The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation’s heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation’s colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Atlantic slavery.
This book, authored by a range of academics and heritage professionals, grew out of a 2009 conference on ‘Slavery and the British Country house: mapping the current research’ organised by English Heritage in partnership with the University of the West of England, the National Trust and the Economic History Society. It asks what links might be established between the wealth derived from slavery and the British country house and what implications such links should have for the way such properties are represented to the public today.In order to improve access to this research, a complete copy of the text is free to download from the left hand side of this page.
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Here is a link  to a fantastic database created at UCL of the legacies of British Slave-Ownership, the buildings, collections, institutions, businesses, and families funded by slavery. You can search individuals, firms, and locations to find links to slave-ownership (eg. David Cameron’s ancestry). Browse physical, cultural, historical, imperial, commercial legacies, which include the British Museum and the National Gallery (many benefactors owned slaves). It sources the records of compensation claimed by slave owners for releasing slaves when slavery was abolished. There is also a blog running and various items of interest picked out. It’s a really good and important resource that hits home how much this country was built on the work of slaves.

reblog for the additional resource!

medievalpoc:

thefrozenhedgehog:

lascasbookshelf:

FREE BOOK!

Slavery and the English Country House

Madge Dresser and Andrew Hann (eds.)
English Heritage, 2013

Download PDF

more FREE BOOKS from lascasbookshelf.tumblr.com

||| Publisher’s blurb ||| 

The British country house has long been regarded as the jewel in the nation’s heritage crown. But the country house is also an expression of wealth and power, and as scholars reconsider the nation’s colonial past, new questions are being posed about these great houses and their links to Atlantic slavery.

This book, authored by a range of academics and heritage professionals, grew out of a 2009 conference on ‘Slavery and the British Country house: mapping the current research’ organised by English Heritage in partnership with the University of the West of England, the National Trust and the Economic History Society. It asks what links might be established between the wealth derived from slavery and the British country house and what implications such links should have for the way such properties are represented to the public today.

In order to improve access to this research, a complete copy of the text is free to download from the left hand side of this page.

more from English Heritage

||| Contents |||

Read More

Here is a link  to a fantastic database created at UCL of the legacies of British Slave-Ownership, the buildings, collections, institutions, businesses, and families funded by slavery. You can search individuals, firms, and locations to find links to slave-ownership (eg. David Cameron’s ancestry). Browse physical, cultural, historical, imperial, commercial legacies, which include the British Museum and the National Gallery (many benefactors owned slaves). It sources the records of compensation claimed by slave owners for releasing slaves when slavery was abolished. There is also a blog running and various items of interest picked out. It’s a really good and important resource that hits home how much this country was built on the work of slaves.

reblog for the additional resource!

ceresmon:

Above earth, someone was thinking if half of mankind disappeared, how many forests would be saved?
Above earth, someone was thinking if 99% of mankind disappeared, would pollution be reduced by 99%?
Someone was thinking “If we protected life” …?
Objects, the same size as a tennis ball … an unknown amount. Floats down upon the earth …

-Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu, Parasyte

batter-sempai:

linguisten:

uniquelyevil:

This is adorable

Distinguishing Asian Scripts

As a Chinese can I just say that the Chinese one is freakin accurate because everything is either blocks, has wings or has so many strokes that it looks like it wants to kill you.

batter-sempai:

linguisten:

uniquelyevil:

This is adorable

Distinguishing Asian Scripts

As a Chinese can I just say that the Chinese one is freakin accurate because everything is either blocks, has wings or has so many strokes that it looks like it wants to kill you.

did-you-kno:

Food tastes different when you’re on an airplane. The atmosphere dries out your nose, the air pressure numbs 1/3 of your taste buds, and low humidity levels give you cotton mouth. Even if airlines provided gourmet food, it would still taste like dirt after take-off. Since you can’t be expected to eat pretzels with cotton mouth, you might as well just drink your dinner. Source

esto explica mucho

did-you-kno:

Food tastes different when you’re on an airplane. The atmosphere dries out your nose, the air pressure numbs 1/3 of your taste buds, and low humidity levels give you cotton mouth. Even if airlines provided gourmet food, it would still taste like dirt after take-off. Since you can’t be expected to eat pretzels with cotton mouth, you might as well just drink your dinner. Source

esto explica mucho

tinglerer:

ancamnarvienn:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.

Always reblog.

(Source: thevoyagereternals)

Anonymous said: Thoughts on Malala winning?

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

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conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.

bombasticunicorn:

thewomanfromitaly:

listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

i’m creating a kickstarter for cojones right now

HOLY SHIT THO

bombasticunicorn:

thewomanfromitaly:

listengirlfriends:

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

i’m creating a kickstarter for cojones right now

HOLY SHIT THO

kawaiianimejesus:

captain-boomerang:

captain-boomerang:

check out this periodic table

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I have made a lot of bad jokes but this is still probably my greatest hit

omfg

fer1972:

Crazy Sculptures by Cedric Laquieze  

(Source: blue-voids)