Thursday, August 20, 2009

History tweets and history rocks and history trailers

Either history is getting hip to the 21st century or digital media is just taking over everything. Three snippets:

Two hundred years ago, John Quincy Adams kept a line-a-day diary. Today the Massachusetts Historical Society has republished the whole thing -- in Twitter posts.

Meanwhile, younger, hipper, more historico-musically inclined folks than me say Adam Bell's recent album Canuck is good sound on CanHist themes -- and can be downloaded free from his blog at Group of Seven Music.

And The Walrus has a trailer -- magazine stories have trailers like movies, you say? -- for Helen Humphreys's story on the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. It has an odd, self-hating-Canadian sort of opening, but people seem to like that kind of thing.
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