1. R

    US immigrantion policy in the 19th century

    Basically speaking, aside from a race based policy, what other policies did the US have in place in the 1800s to screen immigrants, aside from rejecting at the port of entry those people who are obviously suffering from serious comminicable diseasses? Obviously the price of a ticket from...
  2. Incendio

    Naval Warfare tactics in times of Ironclads (19th century)?

    Someone is familiar with ironclads naval warfare tactics in 19th century? I am curious to know how the naval warfare tactics evolved since Trafalgar battle to the end of 19th century. As I have seen in some paintings, steamed frigates still had their cannons in the broadsides so I am thinking...
  3. Incendio

    Why there were fewer wars in 19th century in Europe?

    Which are supported reasons that there were fewer wars in 19th century in Europe compared to previous centuries after Napoleonic Wars? 18th century and especially 17th century were known to have lots of wars. After the defeat of Napoleon's French Empire in Waterloo in 1815, there were a long...
  4. Futurist

    Russia's 20th century development without Communism

    What do you think that Russia's 20th century development would have looked like had the Bolshevik coup of 1917 failed? For instance, do you think that Russia would have become a developed country by now? Also, do you think that Russia would have retained all of the territories of the Russian...
  5. M

    Lawyer in the 19th century

    Two quick questions I have been wondering: -Was the occupation of a lawyer valued highly in the society back then? -Was it possible for them to be sent to another city due to promotion?
  6. Incendio

    A question about battles in 18th century

    I was more familiar about naval battles in 18th century than land battles and some years ago I learned that contrary to what I thought about how naval battles were in 18th century, a victory condition did not imply the destruction of most enemy ships, but however, a good strategical position and...
  7. andtheotherstars

    Colthing in the 17th Century

    I have spent days gathering detailed information on clothing for my novel but I'm still unsure as to whether my findings and conclusions are correct. Since I was specifically looking for Norwegian clothing, specifically from around 1600, the sources were scarce, so maybe some experts could take...
  8. Tammuz

    Changes of form of address in 18th century English

    In Samuel Richardson´s highly influential novel "Pamela" from 1741 several speakers sometimes change the form of address in the middle of a dialogue by alternating between "you" and "thou". The "you" form seems to be, in the England of that time, the normal form of address in dialogues between...
  9. R

    How important was protectionism to the growth of the US in the 19th century?

    How important was the American school of high tariff barriers and import substitution to the growth of the US in the 19th century as an industrial power? Will it have experienced the same if it had decided on a policy of free trade with negligible trade barriers built on the theory of...
  10. Spike117

    19th Century Hunter

    Hey. I am writing a story about a hunter in the 1830's who goes into Michigan to track a rumored beast in early November. What kind of stuff would he need to bring and what would it be called? I mean his fire-starting material, hunting kit, food, tent, etcetera. Thank you!
  11. MrKap

    16th century Africa maps (Climate Change)

    There are quite a few maps from the 16th century that depict Africa with rivers. Big rivers. Bigger than the nile. FROM: https://www.colonialvoyage.com/africa-bibliography-portuguese-colonial-history-16th-18th-century/# Is there any archeological evidence on port trading cities, or perhaps...
  12. D

    The amiral Guillaume de la Mark XVIth century

    Hello everybody.I would like to know the number of boats of the amiral Guillaume de la Mark leader of the Holland s corsairs in war against Spain (revolt of 1566).Thank you.
  13. D

    Family di Serbelloni XVIth century

    Hello everybody.I am searching the degree of paternity between Fabrizzio di Serbelloni,italian mercenary leader of the troops of Roma in France (1562-1570) and Gabrielo di Serbelloni,italian mercenary leader of the spanish artillery in Belgic and Holland at the time of the terrible intervention...
  14. D

    What Weapons on Armour Would 11th Century Scottish Armies Use?

    I would have thought it would have been similar to the English armour, mail, gambeson and maybe a tad of leather armour or just thick clothing, but I have no idea about the weaponry, from my understanding the Scots had a focus more on pikes and swords were quite rare in general (pretty much all...
  15. F

    19th/20th century Asian expansionism?

    What I have in mind is the period after European powers and USA by use of force "opened" the larger parts of Asia, until late 20th. century. The "expansive" or "imperialist" powers were those mentioned, but then also at least the Japanese until 1945. Who else? Has some modern nationalist, not...
  16. notgivenaway

    Is May the worst British PM of the past century?

    I'd argue that she is. Chamberlain knew that he and Hitler were stalling for time. Heath, Callaghan, and Brown, all had bad economic issues to handle. And Eden misgambled with the Suez crisis, but had to contend with the USA as thee new superpower, and even the USSR allying with Nasser. But...
  17. jameen

    If 19th Century US and British navy fought?

    Who will win the the naval battle if 19th Century US and British navies fought? And also can anyone present and compare the ships of these two navies especially its firepower?
  18. P

    Renaissance men's fashion.

    Good afternoon, I found something like that. I think that this doublet is from 16th century, but I am not sure. So I am asking you for identification. Graphics or paintings where someone is wearing something like that would be very helpful.
  19. Incendio

    Recommended reading for late 19th century warfare in Europe?

    Hi, I know this was probably discussed before. I am looking for recommendations regarding books covering warfare, would be amazing if contains battle tactics, formations of european warfare in late 19th century, to make things easier, Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and/or Second Schleswig War...
  20. jameen

    If Ming Dynasty rules 19th Century

    Is it possible that Century of Humiliation will not happen in China if the Ming rules instead of Qing because Ming always innovate its armed forces?