1. F

    What is the ethnic heritage of people from the Deep South?

    The Deep South of the United States. Obviously they're originally from England, right? But what accounts for their obvious differences from the people that live in England? Jamestown was founded in 1607. That's 411 years ago. If a generation is 25 years, then that's 16-17 generations ago. I...
  2. VHS

    How has South Africa fared after apartheid?

    Don't attempt to paint a glorified apartheid era picture; I know that South Africa was never a developed country. Then, most people cherish the end of apartheid; the picture after the apartheid is quite mixed, I heard. Economic progresses are made; how well are the gains shared? How has the...
  3. Futurist

    Why did the Southeastern US's population grow much faster than the interior South's?

    Based on this map, you can see that the population of the Southeastern U.S.--specifically Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida--grew much faster than the population of the interior Southern U.S. (specifically U.S. states such as Alabama, Mississippi...
  4. R

    South Dakota Class vs. Yamato Class

    Which one of these would survive a one on one fight to the finish if it took place in 1944 or 1945? The South Dakota had better maneuverability due to being a lot smaller and had better fire control, but unlike the Iowa class it could not outrun the Yamato.
  5. throughthepastdarkly

    Settlement of South Africa

    Kindly note that this thread regards a period of a previous century, and yes it's for the sake of getting background on very controversial current events, but please keep any discussion limited to what happened centuries ago! Just want to establish: The initial settlement of South Africa...
  6. grey fox

    Sugar Plantations of the Old South

    When I was researching overseers of the Old South for my thread "Overseers of the Old South", I read information about sugar plantations that made me realize I have no idea how sugar plantations operated. I decided to create this thread about sugar plantations because this issue is totally...
  7. grey fox

    Overseers in the Old South

    Preface to this thread: I am aware of the fact that I previously made a thread titled "Were overseers usually paid by commission or salary?" This thread is an overview of all aspects of the overseeing profession that I can think of. I cannot write it all at one time. This thread will be done...
  8. Futurist

    Segregationists in the Jim Crow South who had a half-Black child

    Other than Strom Thurmond (who had a secret half-Black daughter as a result of having sex with a Black maid of his), did any other segregations in the Jim Crow South have half-Black children?
  9. grey fox

    Punishment for killing a free black person in the Antebellum South

    About 16 years ago I watched a documentary about John Wesley Hardin in the series "Gunfighters of the West." The documentary said that in the state of Texas during Reconstruction, John Wesley Hardin killed a free black man named Mage over some sort of minor squabble. As I recall, this killing...
  10. N

    Civil War antebellum - Specific prices of imports to South with tariffs

    I was investigating the claim, not trying to argue for it. I don't want controversy, so I'll just delete the OP and want this thread closed.
  11. Futurist

    Were the Blacks who moved out of the South during the Great Migration more affluent?

    I'm curious about this--were the Blacks who moved out of the Southern U.S. during the Great Migration between 1910 and 1970 (see here: ) more affluent than those who stayed behind? Or was the reverse true? Basically, I am curious...
  12. wigglywaffles

    Old gods of South East Asia

    So what gods did the people of South East Asia worship before the arrival of Buddhism? Like for example in Vietnam, Thailand or Burma?
  13. Pillbox city

    Were the Cubans or the South Africans more effective in Angola?

    I would like this thread to focus more on the fighting of the Cubans and the SADF, rather than UNITA/FNLA or the MPLA if possible. Overall which fighting force in Angola was more effective in their missions in the country? When the two nations found theirselves in combat with each other, did...
  14. BloodyPirate

    How much gold did the Spaniards take from South America?

    They are still mining Gold in various parts of Central and South America. What is the estimated amount?
  15. B

    Why did the US South become the Bible Belt?

    The US is a more religious country than most parts of the developed world, including my country, the UK. It seems to me that the most likely reason for this is the large number of people who came to America for radical Protestant reasons - for example, the Puritans who went to New England, the...
  16. J

    The South's relationship with the federal government

    Prompt: Explore and explain the South’s relationship with the Federal government from the Progressive Era to the present day, addressing social, political, and economic aspects of this relationship.
  17. NordicDemosthenes

    Situation of White South African farmers

    This might just ignite a flame war, but hey, why not. What does the members of historum think about the currently very insecure situation for white South African farmers, and statements by the South African government to take their land without compensation? Debate :cool:
  18. cachibatches

    Is it possible that the Bakoni ruins in South Africa are related to Great Zimbabwe?

    Good Day All. I am sure everyone is familiar with Great Zimbawe, the great fortress structure built and used by the Shona people in the 11th though 15th centuries. There are, of course, smaller Zimbabwes. From my understanding, the Shona people became rich supplying the gold that the Swahili...
  19. M

    Kansas-Missouri and the North South divide

    Ok so this is a topic I've had in mind for awhile, but basically it always seemed significant to me that when the divisions were occurring during the US civil war, such as in the form of Union and Confederacy when new states were entering their status as a free or slave state was often...
  20. Redbad

    Say goodbye to South Africa

    White South African farmers to be removed from their land | Daily Mail Online