i-love-history

so john bradstreet schuyler was one of eliza’s little brothers: he was catherine and philip schuyler’s sixth kid, but the two in between peggy and him both died young, so he was the next-oldest after peggy. he was born in 1765, and in 1787 he married elizabeth van rensselaer (who was, incidentally, stephen van rensselaer’s–peggy’s husband’s–sister) and then had one kid, a son named (wait for it) philip. (for those keeping score at home, that puts the number of grandchildren philip schuyler had named after him at three.)

unfortunately, john bradstreet died relatively young: he was only a little over thirty when he died in august of 1795. after he died the hamiltons took in his son philip, who lived with them while going to school with the hamilton boys. in addition, only a few months later, george washington lafayette arrived in new york, and he too lived with the hamiltons for several months. IN ADDITION, at this point fanny antill was still living with them–she wouldn’t go to live with her sister for another two years.

so to recap, by the end of 1795 eliza was taking care of eight children, all between the ages of thirteen and four: in addition, she had suffered a miscarriage late in the previous year, and had in the meantime moved from philadelphia after hamilton resigned as treasury secretary. this woman was made of fucking iron, folks.

The Hazards of World Building

I love world building, it’s probably my favorite thing in writing. Creating a realized setting, with all of its rules, customs, places and history, I love it.

But you gotta be careful with world building, you don’t want the world you’re creating to undermine the story you’re telling.

I’m gonna use an example from a recent Marvel Comics crossover event called Spider-Women.

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Netflix Rec

Okay i love documentaries. I love history. I found one on Netflix today that’s called “The Ascent of Woman” with Dr. Amanda Freedman. It’s a world history told about women from the POV of women, and it’s just really great. I’ve only watched the first episode, but I’d highly recommend it so far.

I was tagged in multiple things awhile back, and I’m trying to get caught up.

@brokuroo-kotaro tagged me to say ten facts about myself! Thanks, yo! 

1. I have had fourteen surgeries done on my ears. 

2. I have a baseball bat that I call “Lucille” because of Negan from The Walking Dead comics. 

3. I have braces (the little bands on them are black and red). 

4. I have glasses, but I never actually wear them. 

5. I’m agnostic. 

6. I have little-to-no sense of smell. 

7. I love history.

8. I have five siblings.

9. My favorite game series is CoD.

10. My favorite movie is Inglourious Basterds.

I tag

@luciferstongue @richtofen13 @thelittlehandfetish @ask-lunamaxis @corruptedrose101 @goneverysexual 

What she says: I’m okay

What she really means: How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by Providence, impoverished, in squalor,row up to be a hero and a scholar? The ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,got a lot farther by workin’ a lot harder by bein’ a lot smarter, by bein’ a self-starter, by fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter. And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up inside, he was longing for something to be a part of the brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter. Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned,our man saw his future drip, drippin’ down the drain. Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain,and he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain. Well the word got around, they said, “This kid is insane, man!” yook up a collection just to send him to the mainland“Get your education, don’t forget from whence you came, and the world’s gonna know your name! What’s your name, man?“ Alexander Hamilton, my name is Alexander Hamilton, and there’s a million things I haven’t done. But just you wait, just you wait. When he was ten, his father split, full of it, debt-ridden, two years later, see Alex and his mother, bed-ridden, half-dead, sittin’ in their own sick, the scent thick. And Alex got better but his mother went quick. Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide, left him with nothin’ but ruined pride, somethin’ new inside. A voice saying ”(Alex) you gotta fend for yourself" He started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf. There would’ve been nothin’ left to do for someone less astute, he would’ve been dead or destitute without a cent of restitution. Started workin’, clerkin’ for his late mother’s landlord, tradin’ sugar cane and rum and other things he can’t afford Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on Plannin’ for the future, see him now as he stands on (oooh) the bow of a ship headed for a new land. In New York you can be a new man. In New York you can be a new man (Just you wait). In New York you can be a new man (Just you wait). In New York you can be a new man. In New York, New York. Just you wait!!! Alexander Hamilton, we are waitin’ in the wings for you. You could never back down, you never learned to take your time!!! Oh, Alexander Hamilton! When America sings for you, will they know what you overcame? Will they know you rewrote the game? The world will never be the same, oh! The ship is in the harbor now, see if you can spot him. Another immigrant comin’ up from the bottom. His enemies destroyed his rep, America forgot him. We fought with him. Me? I died him. Me? I trusted him. Me? I loved him. And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him (shot him). There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait! What’s your name man? ALEXANDER HAMILTON!!!!!!

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history meme - 10 Moments - The Hindenburg Disaster [7/10]

On the evening of 6 May 1937, the German passenger airship - an aircraft that was propelled using gas such as hydrogen - LZ 129 Hindenburg exploded while trying to make dock in at Lakehurt Naval Station in Lakehurt, New Jersey. 35 people perished in the explosion, which was covered in depth by various radio and new broadcast stations. The Hindenburg Disaster marked the end of the airship era as all public confidence in airship travel was diminished by the incident.

things i like to yell while listening to hamilton

“hE’D BE MINE. SHE’D SAY ‘I’M FINE’ SHE’D BE LYING”

“ALEX YOU GOTTA FEND FOR YOURSELF”

“WE’RE RELIABLE WITH THE LADIESSS”

“everybody give iT UP FOR AMERICA’S FAVORITE FIGHTING FRENCH MAN: LAFAYETTE”

“how did we know that this plan would work? we had a spy on the inside thATS RIGHT HERCULES MULLIGAN”

“10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1”

“aND HAMILTON WROTE THE OTHER FIFTY ONE”

“SOUTHERN MOTHER FUCKING DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS”

“IF YOU STAND FOR NOTHING BURR WHAT DO YOU FALL FOR”


“i hOPE THAT YOU BURN”

“i have the honor to be YOUR OBEDIENT SERVENT A.BURR, A.HAM”

“HE AIMS HIS PISTOL AT THE SKY”

“and when my time is up hAVE I DONE ENOUGH. WILL THEY TELL YOUR STORY”

There are two kinds of historians:

Those who study and write about themes and issues with actual political and contemporary value,

And those who email “I WANNA WRITE ABOUT SHARKS” to a teacher (who studies qiant squids in 19th century and pretty much answers “COOL!!?”)