I guess that I will ensure my geekdom when I reveal this interest of mine. I love learning about early American History, specifically the time of the American Revolution. Learning about colonial times, the founding fathers, you name it. It is just fascinating!
And of course I should not be surprised to see that there are blogs and websites dedicated to this subject as well.My favorite blog by far is Boston 1775. “History, analysis, and unabashed gossip about the start of the American Revolution in Massachusetts”. Now if I could just find a similar blog for Virginia.
Common-place is really fun website (no RSS feed unfortunately) to get lost in for awhile and is dedicated to early American History. “Common-place is a common place for all sorts of people to read about all sorts of things relating to early American life–from architecture to literature, from politics to parlor manners. And it’s a place to find insightful analysis of early American history as it is discussed not only in scholarly literature but also on the evening news; in museums, big and small; in documentary and dramatic films; and in popular culture.”
There is also this interesting history website, The History News Network, which is actually local to me as it is hosted by George Mason University. You kind of have to hunt and peck to find the articles for the timeframe you are interested and it is very academically oriented but I have still had fun browsing around.
And then there is the Colonial Williamsburg website, complete with podcasts and tons of information. It has been awhile since we have been down there (since before the kids were born) and I keep wanting to make a trip down there. Soon hopefully.
The more and more I poke around, the more I find! And I am running out of space on my sidebar…I keep wanting to add more and more links…but then you have to scroll forever….I wonder if I can get Andrea and Ron to add a left sidebar to this theme…(just kidding…sort of!)