April 11, 2003 6:51 AM   Subscribe

EyeWitness: History through the eyes of those who lived it.
posted by hama7 (5 comments total)
[this is good]

I love stuff like this. There's a book, Eyewitness to History, edited by John Carey, which contains many such primary accounts.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:42 AM on April 11, 2003

The BBC's On This Day page is interesting, and includes a Witness section.
posted by plep at 7:53 AM on April 11, 2003

Seems a good site although perhaps a tad americocentric (or possibly I did not investigate thoroughly).
posted by johnnyboy at 9:22 AM on April 11, 2003

I think it's a great site. As for being US-centric - well, it is in a way, but there's nothing wrong with that really, any more than there's anything wrong with the BBC site being UK-centric. Everybody sees the world from a particular perspective, wherever they come from; European, African, Asian or American perspectives - they're all valid, and you get the most complete picture by taking them all into account.
posted by plep at 12:41 PM on April 11, 2003

Many thanks for the great BBC links, plep, and Slithy_Tove for the book recommendation.
posted by hama7 at 6:57 PM on April 11, 2003

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