Nineteenth-century History

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

History Rhymes is a website dedicated to nineteenth-century American and European history with a focus on the old American West, nineteenth-century Germany and Victorian Britain. It aims to provide the latest news in the field as well as to publish articles about interesting topics. The title, “History Rhymes”, comes from a quote often attributed to Mark Twain (but not proven). The quote goes as follows: “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

About the Author

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 as well as an alumnus of the University of Sheffield, England with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nineteenth-Century Studies.

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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.

I also have several interests other than history. You can find out more about them on the following websites:

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