History Rhymes
Nineteenth-century History


The Concentrated Inhabitant

The Concentrated Inhabitant.
Taken from Roughing It by Mark Twain.

Well, I suppose I will begin with a little about myself. My name is Alex Seifert and I am an alumnus of the University of Wyoming who has a Bachelor of Arts in both German and history. My academic focus has changed considerably since I first began studying, but my interests remain the same. I am primarily interested in the history of the nineteenth-century Germany, the American west and Victorian Britain.

I’ve started this blog for the purpose of sharing interesting facts, pictures, etc that I find throughout the course of my research. The focus of this blog will principally be American history, however, there will most certainly be posts concerning German and British history as well. The title itself “History Rhymes” comes from one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain. The quote goes as follows: “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

If you would like to contact me, please visit the Contact Page to find out how.

If you would like to know how I research articles for History Rhymes, please see the article I wrote about it.

To find out more about the old photos at the bottom of the page, please visit About the Old Photos.

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