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Days of Dial-Up is a history blog. It’s mostly informal stories from the past that I’ve come across through current-events, general reading, procrastination, and the occasional one about Haitian history (which I study). Some are light-hearted, and some are quite serious. None are trying to change the world.


LATEST POSTS

Obama & I
20th January 2017
A personal reflection on my eight ambivalent years with President Barack Obama

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Decision 1796: A Brief History of Picking US Presidents
8th November 2016
Your partially-serious guide to elections past, just in time for Hill v Donny 2016.

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Yes, They Could! The Paralympic Pioneers
7th September 2016
Before Stoke Mandeville, there were disabled athletes who came to the Olympics and medalled.

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TOP POSTS

The Ghosts of Stadiums Past
Tending the Backyard: US Foreign Policy in Cuba and Haiti, 1898-2014
“Houses as Ruins as Gardens as Weeds” – Manic Street Preachers Reprise the Holy Bible, 1st June 2015
“Where is he from, this King of Haiti?” Admiral Caperton Invades Haiti, 28th July 1915


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