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It's time to choose a theme for July!

Notes:

I have included most of the themes that were "eligible", i.e. for which we had at least 3 suggestions of historical novels for that period, and someone prepared to run the theme. However, I removed the controversial/"issue" themes (on Judaism and Anti-semitism, and Homosexuality in Cold War America) because I think we should try for something easy for our first month.

Speaking of "easy", we only have 3 weeks advance notice on this theme, so I suggest you vote according to what you'd find easy to read up on and discuss at short notice. Perhaps a theme where you are already familiar with the period of history, or where you've already read one or more of the suggested books. Going forward, we'll have more time to prepare; I'll be posting the poll for August shortly after we decide on one for July.

With regard to the actual choice of theme, here's what we'll do: we'll allow a couple of days for voting, and then we'll look at the top few themes and contact the people who have volunteered to run them, to ask who's available to do it in July. Then based on that, we'll announce the first theme early next week.

In the poll below, you may choose up to three themes. Remember that you can come back and amend your vote at any time.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 41


Theme for July? CHOOSE UP TO THREE.

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Jacobite Rebellion
7 (17.1%)

Roman Britain
12 (29.3%)

Crimean War
2 (4.9%)

Tudor England
8 (19.5%)

Plagues and Pandemics
24 (58.5%)

Nelson's Navy
7 (17.1%)

Golden Age of Piracy
8 (19.5%)

Wars of the Roses
6 (14.6%)

US Civil War
5 (12.2%)

Industrial Revolution in Britain
2 (4.9%)

Women at War, WW1
10 (24.4%)

WW1 in general
5 (12.2%)

Gold Rushes
5 (12.2%)

19th century New Orleans
9 (22.0%)

Restoration
3 (7.3%)



Here are links to the discussions of each theme, including the suggested reading we have so far:

Jacobite Rebellion
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=474#t474
Run by: [personal profile] damned_colonial

Roman Britain
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=730#t730
Run by: [personal profile] cofax7

Crimean War
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=986#t986
Run by: [personal profile] jest (depending on schedule)

Tudor England
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=3034#t3034
Run by: [personal profile] holyschist

Plagues and Pandemics
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=5338#t5338
Run by: [personal profile] damned_colonial

Nelson's Navy
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=5594#t5594
Run by: [personal profile] damned_colonial

Golden Age of Piracy
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=13786#t13786
Run by: [personal profile] damned_colonial

Wars of the Roses
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=15578#t15578
Run by: [personal profile] snakeling

US Civil War
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=5082#t5082
Run by: [personal profile] lookingland

Industrial Revolution in Britain
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=20698#t20698
Run by: [personal profile] naraht

Women at War, WW1
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=21466#t21466
Run by: [personal profile] wychwood

WW1 in general
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=24538#t24538
Run by: [personal profile] nightmareink

Gold Rushes
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=6106#t6106
Run by: [personal profile] damned_colonial

19th century New Orleans
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=34010#t34010
Run by: [personal profile] al_zorra

Restoration
http://readingthepast.dreamwidth.org/474.html?thread=43226#t43226
Run by: [personal profile] damned_colonial

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