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11 April
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HP111 – Cleopatra

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Another great episode script submitted by Fiona Skepper. It took me a long time to get this one out, but here it is. I hope you all enjoy it. Please leave your comments in this posting.

More information about Cleopatra…

Cleopatra – the Last Pharaoh – Prudence J. Jones – Haus Publishing London 2006
Nefertiti and Cleopatra: Queen-Monarchs of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra VII – http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cleopatra_VII

Apr. 1, 2008 – Cleopatra’s Suicide by Snake a Myth? – Read the article at Discovery News

HP111 - Cleopatra

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23 February
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HP110 – Langston Hughes

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This episode is a guest recorded podcast from Jim. I hope you enjoy this episode.

I have been very busy with my day job recently. But don’t worry the podcast is not going anywhere.

Here are some of the sources that Jim used on the podcast:

Biondi, Lawrence, “Black History Month Calls Us to Unite in Mind, Heart and Soul” St. Louis University website http://www.slu.edu/readstory/newsinfo/1106.html

King, Martin Luther. “I Have a Dream” Page by Page Books http://www.pagebypagebooks.com

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16 January
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HP109 – Smallpox in Hawaii

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This is a request from Brandon Midgett for a topic about the 1800′s outbreak of smallpox on the Hawaiian islands. There is not a lot of information on the Internet about this subject, so I used two great books as my main sources. Below are links to the books and the few websites I did use for information. Thanks for listening!

The Hawaiian word for smallpox is ma’i pu’upu’u li’ili’i (the sickness with many little pimples).*

Sources:

Gavan Daws’ Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands
John Tayman’s The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
http://www.hawaii.edu/nhcoe/Sept99_newsletter.html#pox*
http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h43-pa.html
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/smallpox/article_em.htm
http://dermatology.about.com/cs/smallpox/a/smallpoxhx.htm

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22 December
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HP108 – Elizabeth: Part 3

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Another great script from Fiona means another episode of History Podcast on Elizabeth I. I hope you all enjoy this episode and please leave comments for Fiona on this posts. Thank you. There may be no more episodes until 2008. Please check out the ‘Episodes List’ for older episodes in the meantime. Happy Holidays!

Sources:

Elizabeth – David Starkey
Elizabeth the Queen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony
www.elizabethi.org/us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Devereux%2C_2nd_Earl_of_Essex
http://ageofpirates.com/article.php?English_Privateers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privateer

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15 December
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HP107 – Galileo

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This was a request via email from Jonathan Grunert. Jonathan wanted to know more about Galileo and specifically his troubles getting published.

Sources:

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/galileo/

Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography (Dover Phoenix Editions)

Galileo: A Life

The Galileo Project

Wikipedia: Galileo

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08 December
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HP106 – Assassins

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This request was from listener Naif from Kuwait. The game Assassin’s Creed is being released soon and Naif wants to know more about Assassins. They have an very old history that I found interesting while doing the research for this podcast. I hope you all enjoy it. Happy holidays and thanks for listening!

Sources:

etymonline.com

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hashish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination

http://www.assassinology.org/

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/LAW/11/04/us.assassination.policy/

How to Kill: The Definitive History of the Assassin

The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assassins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_J._Guiteau

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1981/4/1981_4_30.shtml

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29 November
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HP105 – Elizabeth: Part 2

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Another episode written by Fiona Skepper. Thank you very much Fiona. I hope everyone else enjoys this one as much as I did. Please leave your comments for Fiona and I on this posts. Thank you.

Sources:

Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne (P.S.)

A History of Britain : At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D

I, Elizabeth: A Novel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Walsingham

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cecil,_1st_Baron_Burghley

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensickness

http://www.elizabethi.org/us

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypochromic_anemia

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20 November
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HP104 – Harlem Renaissance

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This episode was a request via email from Brandon M. For much more information on the Harlem Renaissance check out the links below and this cool YouTube Video.

Sources:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/harlem/harlem.html

http://www.jcu.edu/harlem/Education/page_1.htm

Books:

The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man

God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Harlem shadows: The poems of Claude McKay

Home to Harlem

Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Black Poets of the Twenties

The Weary Blues

Not Without Laughter

The Blacker The Berry (Black Classics)

The Book of American Negro Poetry

The New Negro : Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

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09 November
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HP103 – Elizabeth: The Early Years

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In this episode I read a topic sent in from Fiona Skepper, a listener from Melbourne, Australia. Fiona did a great job compiling this episodes script on the early life of Elizabeth I. Please leave your feedback for Fiona in the comments.

Sources:

Elizabeth I the Word of a Prince
Children of England
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
Elizabeth
Elizabeth I
A History of Britain : At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D
www.elizabethi.org/us/earlyyears
www.britannia.com/history/monarchs/mon45.html

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02 November
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HP102 – Colonization of Africa

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This weeks episode is a request from Jonathan Grunert via email.

Sources for this podcast:

The scramble for Africa. Economist, 00130613, 12/31/99 Millennium Special Edition, Vol. 353, Issue 8151

Wikipedia

More information about this episode:

Berlin Conference:

http://www.homestead.com/wysinger/berlinconference.html

http://geography.about.com/cs/politicalgeog/a/berlinconferenc.htm

Maxium gun

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