A Brief History of Jim Crow Laws and Racial Segregation

Convict labor at the State Lime Grinding Plant, Virginia / From Virginia; Its Agricultural and Industrial Resources, 1914 Immediately following the Civil War and adoption of the 13th Amendment, most states of the former Confederacy adopted “Black Codes”, laws modeled on former slave laws. Introduction Immediately following the Civil War and adoption of the 13th Amendment,[…]

Portuguese Exploration and Spanish Conquest of the 15th-17th Centuries

Elmina Castle also known as St. George of the Mine Castle in Ghana / Photo by Damien Halleux Radermecker, Wikimedia Commons Examining the Portuguese exploration of the Atlantic and Spanish conquest of the Americas. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 10.29.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Portuguese colonization of Atlantic islands in the 1400s inaugurated an[…]

Vincent of Beauvais and Political Education in the Middle Ages

Vincent of Beauvais (1190 – 1264?) was a French scholar, encyclopedist and Dominican Friar. / Public Domain Analyzing  political education in the late Middle Ages, centring on the Latin work Tractatus de morali principis institutione, written in 1263 by the Dominican Vincent of Beauvais to provide guidance for princes on political affairs.    By Dr. Francisco[…]

Meet the Hasmoneans: A Brief History of a Violent Epoch in Ancient Israel

Judas Maccabeus prevailing over the Seleucids, painting by Gustav Dore (1832-1883) / Wikimedia Commons Judas Maccabeus’ death would mark the end of the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks – and the start of the extremely unstable Hasmonean dynasty. By Elon Gilad / 12.23.2014 Writer and Editor Haaretz Introduction Judas Maccabaeus was a Kohen and the[…]

On Overview of the Archaeology of Prehistoric and Ancient Israel

Ruins of the ancient Great Synagogue at Capernaum (or Kfar Nahum) on the shore of the Lake of Galilee, Northern Israel / UNESCO, Wikimedia Commons Examining numerous different archaeological schools, disciplines, concepts, and methods currently in existence in Israel. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 10.29.2018 Public Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction LMLK seals with Israeli postage stamps[…]