Drunken sailors

By Thomas Macauley on

I found this in the library stacks at UC Berkeley in 1988: From “Starving Sailors: The Influence of Nutrition Upon Naval Maritime History.” National Maritime Museum, 1981 (Bristol, UK) Watt, Freemand, and Bynum, editors “…I should like to give you a little naval history which might induce us to think that present-day sailors are really …

UN 1945, Signed

By Thomas Macauley on

A thank you letter to Dad 23 June 1945 for contributing to the San Francisco conference where the first United Nations Charter was written. Letter signed by V.K.Wellington Koo (ROC), Lord Halifax (UK), Gromyko (USSR), Edward Stettinius (US) “UN Charter Conference San Francisco 1945″

RE: History question for the day – how many societies required a war to abolish slavery?

By Thomas Macauley on

Slavery would be a legislative thing and not about war per se. The question would be answered by figuring out where in history a non-slave nation defeated a slave-legal nation (like the Rome question). In the US, slavery was being outlawed legally and gradually in much of the US and territories with final Emancipation Proclamation …