Nineteenth-century History


Happy New Year

I know it’s 14 days late, but better late than never! Actually, I spent most of the holidays with my family and a friend of mine, both of whom live in a different state. I have not had time nor ability to make any updates to any of my blogs unfortunately. The good news is...

Beards of the 19th Century

A friend pointed out to me a comedic poster in the form of a family tree of different types of beards common in the 19th century. I’ve posted it below. Click on it for a bigger view.

Back and Ready to Go

I apologize to everyone for such a long hiatus. I haven’t decided not to blog, I just literally have not had time. I am finally back in the States and have plenty of material to post here. Get ready for some more!...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! Again, I apologize for the lack of updates. I literally just have not had the time to keep up as much as I would really like to… I promise more posts are coming shortly….

The Delay

I apologize for the delay in posting. I just haven’t had as much time as I would really like to. The next part of the Who were the real cowboys? series is well underway, I have just not had the time needed to finish it quite yet. Currently, I am working on an essay for...

The Forums are Open!

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I decided to open a forums page for general history-related discussion. They are now open! You can find them here:

Catching Up

I apologize I haven’t posted anything in the past several days. I had a presentation on Thursday that consumed practically all of my time this week. The presentation, however, was on American cowboys and therefore I am going to use my research to post a new series about real cowboys, trail dri...


I apologize for the downtime. I had some issues with the domain and it looks like they’ve finally been taken care of. More posts to come soon!...

Best Educational Blog

I am really excited to announce that History Rhymes has been nominated for the Best Educational Blog award! If you enjoy reading History Rhymes, click on the button below to vote for this blog. Thank you for all of your support!...

Classic Westerns

One of the things that got me interested in the history of the American west are westerns. I used to watch John Wayne movies with my grandpa when I was young and since I’ve been in Germany, I’ve found that many Germans also really love westerns. They even have their own breed of the genr...
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