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A History of Mankind

David Roman

The entire history of mankind, in regular installments. Not just European stuff, but the history of all mankind, from the Americas to Sub-Saharan Africa & Oceania

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Emperor Whisperers: Point Deer Make Horse

Welcome! I'm David Roman and this is my History of Mankind newsletter. If you've received it, then you either subscribed or someone kind and decent forwarded it to you.

4 days ago

Settlers Vs Natives: How the Greek Poleis Were Built

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8 days ago

The Era of Greek Colonization

In ancient Greece and the Hellenic world, roughly between 900 BC and 400 AD, there were 1,500 different poleis[1] altogether – never at the same time, but always hundreds of them coexisting at the same time during this period. This included...

12 days ago

What I'm Reading: PastPresentFuture

Like I’ve said before, I follow many Substacks, and I like recommending some of the best to you, readers. PastPresentFuture is today’s pick. Dan Gardner is a New York Times bestselling author of a bunch of books about about psychology, deci...

19 days ago


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  • David Roman

    Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News alumnus, formerly employed by the Chinese Communist Party (yes!)

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