Plus another really important thing
The Chicago Haymarket labor riots.
Emma Goldman's trial and subsequent deportation for protesting the draft in ww1. Mother Jones and the minors of Appalachia. Or in other words, the mothers of the labor movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.
And yeah, James, I'm waiting for the redo on vol 1.
This isn't exactly what you asked for so roast me if you must. If you're doing a big-picture world history kind of thing, I hope you will consider the effect that patriarchal, angry, vindictive Sky Father bullshit has had over the millennia (something tells me you might already be doing this). In particular, the contrast between that and the Earth Mother-based cultures that were replaced/crushed/subsumed by the patriarchal bullshit. I've read exactly one history book that talks about this in depth although I'm sure that there are more. But I want some motherfucking swearing with it! PS I've got your two history books but will definitely buy the news ones 'cause PICTURES motherfucker!
Hey James. This is a fucking fantastic idea! Check out 9 August 1956 South Africa for some badass women. It's celebrated as our National Womens Day. Approximately 20 000 women matched on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the pass laws (which said that anyone not white travelling in a white area must carry a passbook, an internal passport of a kind) instituted by the Apartheid government. These women were primarily black, and they risked being locked up in prison for their insurrection. The Johannesburg Women's Prison is a good starting point if you want more stories of wo.en being locked up for arbitrary bullshit (and political activism against the patriarchal, controlling, fear-mongering ex-Apartheid government in SA)
A few of my favorite world history stories that should get the Sweary treatment are:
Defenestration of Prague
Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon
Galileo's Middle Finger :-)
Death of Rasputin
I'm sure I have more, but those are my favorite stories off the top of my head.
Cheers and good luck Mr. Fell!
Letitia Carson was a badass woman, and an ancestor of my stepmom, a First Nations woman from Cayuse, Oregon.
Letitia, a formerly enslaved woman born in Kentucky, was a pioneer, a homesteader (twice!) a midwife, and a woman who managed to sue for her property rights successfully after the death of her common-law husband ... and after the Civil War and changes to the homestead act, to sucessfully apply for a homestead, where she lived until her death. An amazing life and a good story about Oregon's history of anti-black discrimination.
Proud to be tangentally related to her!!!
I am currently reading "Brief Biographies of Badass Bitches" by Lisa Lee Curtis. I am enjoying learning about women who are often left out of our narrative. I'd love to read a "Fuck the Patriarchy" book written by you!
The what and why of Air France flight 447 crash and subsequent recovery
Julius Caesar the Power Bottom encouraging his kidnappers to up their ransom.
Just went to pre-order your book from amazon.ca and it's not there. 😩 Only seems to be on amazon.com. Where do we order it from Canada?
Check out hilarious journalist Molly Ivens (creator of “W” for a certain president, I believe). Gov. Anne Richards, of “Poor George, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth”.
Eleanor Roosevelt doesn’t get near enough credit for FDR’s programs.
I hope pre-ordering from my local bookstore counts -- done.
I think you’ve written about the Dublin Whiskey fire/spill before. But now we’ve got a recent spill of red wine in Portugal. I’m wondering if there are similarities or others we haven’t heard of where the alcohol flooded the streets.
Btw, is the book available for pre-order in the EU?
In Portuguese history we have a woman known as Padeira de Aljubarrota (Baker of Aljubarrota) that kicked a lot of Spanish ass (during one of the many medieval Spanish invasions Portugal suffered) with a shovel.
The Magdalene laundries and the Canadian residential school tragedy and the role the Catholics church played in these two modern horror stories would be great reading if dotted with your colourful and edifying brand of profanity