Thursday, February 01, 2007

The 47th History Carnival

The 47th History Carnival is up at ProgressiveHistorians. As always, there is a lot of good links to excellent history blogging here. The actual carnival as set up by author Nonpartisan as a conversation between US Senators at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting. It actually works well...

Obviously, I have yet to read all of the posts. However, I found a real gem in Was Hawaii Queen Liliuokalani Really Like Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi? by Ken Conklin. It shows the flaws in the warped Hawaiian separatist revisionists views of 1893 and the Hawaiian Revolution and shows clearly that the Hawaiian Queen was not in the same class as Gandhi or Martin Luther King. She may have been a good person but she was not a pacifist as she supported a counter-revolution attempt and also stated she was going to execute those who betrayed her. This may have all been understandable behavior but it is not a non-violent response to problems...

The next History Carnival will be hosted by Martin Rundkvist at Aardvarchaeology. Please submit your recommendations to him using the submission form.

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