The best history book I read this year was Kate Mazur's Until Justice Be Done - a lot has been written on the abolition movement prior to the Civil War. In her book, Mazur helps bring the pre-Civil War Civil Rights movement to life - helping to understand its causes, the framework it was working, and how it evolved.

I've really enjoyed The Rest is History's World Cup Tour - they've done a different show highlighting an aspect of history from each of the nations that qualified for the World Cup. I've really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

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History Podcasts:

- Slow Burn always does really good, in-depth reporting about one particular event. I haven't yet listened to the Roe v. Wade season from this year, but I know it's going to be amazing.

- Stuff the British Stole is produced in Australia and looks at how particular objects in various British institutions/museums speaks to a moment in history and the colonial/imperial relationships that still exist today to some extent. I really liked the episode about the Pekingese dogs and the history of the looting of the Summer Palace in China.

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

by Hans Rosling , Anna Rosling Rönnlund

A quick read, great graphs. So many examples of how we perceive the world without considering the actual data

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I enjoy these pop history blogs by Jimmy Maher:

The Digital Antiquarian - a chronological tour through the history of computer games, emphasizing but not limited to adventure games. He goes into the personalities who made and published the games, as well as the cultural background that influenced them. He's up to 1996 currently. https://www.filfre.net/

The Analog Antiquarian - a tour through the histories of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. For the past year he's been covering the Great Wall of China, which is basically a history of China as a whole. https://analog-antiquarian.net/

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favorite podcast - Rachel Maddow's Ultra

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