Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sobel Wiki: we are from France

You may have thought that you were done hearing about the Sobel Wiki after I finished posting the last of the For All Nails vignettes.  If so, then you thought wrong, because there's still plenty of work to be done on the wiki, and I mean to do it (alone if necessary), and what's more, I mean to inflict news of my progress on my hypothetical blogging audience.

This weekend has been a busy one, with a total of eight new articles now up at the Sobel Wiki.  First and foremost is an article on France, which has had a rather unhappy history in the Sobel Timeline.  I personally think this was Robert Sobel's way of getting back at Charles de Gaulle for being uppity in the 1960s.  There are also brief articles on 19th century French businessman Maurice Duforge and his Jeffersonian partner Jethro Baker,* and more substantial articles on King Louis XVI and his son and successor Louis XVII.  Finally, there are articles on the last Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, on the Viceroyalty of New Spain's Province of Tejas, and a brief article on the brief existence of the United States of America.

*Did Sobel name him after Jethro Bodine?  It would be irresponsible not to speculate!

1 comment:

DaveMB said...

I still intend to be in the game -- I'm currently teaching a course with 140 students, campaigning for Obama in NH, and getting ready to perform Gilbert & Sullivan the first two weekends of November. But I've written _Historiae_ biographies of Margaret Fuller and Mary Lyon, with feminist rabble-rouser Emily Dickinson to follow, for a vignette called "Uncommon Women".