Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here are a few of my favorite history blogs

Uncommon history by Patrick Whalen
Patrick Whalen is passionate about history, and the American Civil War in particular. His award-winning blog offers wonderful insights, features and interactive contests. A must read for any serious Civil War aficionado.

Bustles and Spurs
This blog is powered by several published Christian historical fiction authors, and features interviews, book reviews, and wonderful historical information about the Old American West.

19th Century Historical Tidbits by Lynn Coleman, http://www.historicaltidbits.blogspot.com/
An absolute smorgasbord of American history, spanning the centuries. From the novel to the off the beaten path to the truly obscure, no fact or tidbit is too small to lend your historical novel that special touch of authenticity. A wonderful resource for both history lover and writer alike.

The Sword and the Spirit by Debbie Lynne Costello
This blog combines the best of historical and contemporary stories of heroes and courageous ladies, and God's touch on ordinary lives, making them extraordinary.

Favorite PASTimes
This is another blog written by a collaboration of Christian historical fiction authors. This blog features book reviews, interviews and eclectic history facts.

Joan Hochstetler's website
This site hosts some excellent links to interactive history quizzes, facts, and archives. Joan has a passion for history that is absolutely contagious.

Here is a sampling of some great sites, so what are you waiting for? Jump in with both feet and immerse yourself in history.


  1. Kathleen, I confess, I'm not a civil war buff at all, but I sure love visiting your blog and learning interesting tidbits. So much to learn... :-)

  2. Ha, here's another.
    this site has some great thoughts and resources on Victorian clothing, too.

  3. Thanks for listing my blog Kathy. You have so much wonderful information on yours. I'm always learning something from you. ;-)

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