The Xenophile Historian Newsletter, #21

The e-mail version of this went out last night.

The Xenophile Historian Newsletter, #21
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Greetings once again to all my loyal readers!  Charles Kimball is here, to give you the latest news on my world history website.  For those who haven’t heard it already, I am back in Kentucky.  Overall I consider my job in Danbury, CT to have been a success, but it ended in April, after ten and a half months, when the company ran out of work for me to do.  Unfortunately the economy in Kentucky is still dismal; in the six months since I returned, I have not worked a day.  Therefore my two main daily activities have been looking for a job, and promoting my LegalShield business.  Of course it would help a lot if the current government was serious about fixing the economy; I cannot eat healthcare, green energy, gay marriage, or any other form of “social engineering” that the folks in Washington are preoccupied with.  Therefore I have come to the conclusion that I won’t have a job again until President Obama loses his.  With the election just days away, hopefully I’ll have better news on that front, the next time I write a newsletter.


But I’m not writing just to tell you of my troubles; I know you’re more interested in what is new at  As was the case last time, the main event is another chapter in my ongoing history series about Latin America and the Caribbean.  Chapter 4 is entitled “Post-Colonial Blues,” and it covers the difficult early years that came immediately after independence, from 1830 to 1889.  I uploaded it last week, and divided it into three parts, with the following subheadings:

Part I ( )

The Struggle to Build New States
Enter the Caudillo
Central America: Out of One, Many
Mexico: Santa Anna’s Misadventures
Argentina: The Rise and Fall of Rosas
Chile: The Conservative Era
Peru and Bolivia: Disorder on the Borders
Paraguay: El Excelentísimo
Uruguay: Caught in the Crossfire
Mexico: The Incredible Shrinking Country

Part II ( )

New Granada
The Reform War
Nicaragua: The Filibuster
Honduras and Costa Rica, Before they Became Banana Republics
Venezuela: The Barracks
Ecuador: The First Generation
The Franco-Mexican War
Argentina Pulls Itself Together
Chile: The Liberal Era
The War of the Triple Alliance
Cuba and Puerto Rico: The Last Spanish Colonies

Part III ( )

Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Experiments in Bad Government
Ecuador: The Monastery
A Golden Age Begins for Argentina and Uruguay
Guatemala Takes a Step Back
Mexico: The Porfiriato
The War of the Pacific
Colombia: The University
Império Brasileiro (The Brazilian Empire)
Breaking the Rubber Monopoly

And if you haven’t yet seen Chapters 1-3, you can access them from here:


The other new pages I have created since the last newsletter are meant to promote my LegalShield business.  Each of them is on a different website, so one is a hub or launching pad to the rest; it also explains how LegalShield works.  This page is in the main folder of The Xenophile Historian (as opposed to being in a subdirectory), the first new page I have added there since 2007:

Go here for a video that offers a more detailed look at the services:

And go here to watch a video on how to make money from the services:

Finally, my page for signing up, either to get the services or to become an Associate like me, is still up:


Everything else I have done since the last newsletter is not so big, just new sections, footnotes, pictures, etc., so I will go through them quickly.  I reorganized my North American history to make room for what I write in the future, to keep it up to date.  Three sections from the end of Chapter 5 (the USA from 1933 to 2009) were detached for form a sixth chapter, called The USA Today (nothing to do with the newspaper by that name!).  The former Chapter 6, my Canadian history paper, is now Chapter 7.  Here is a link to that history series:

The Indian history papers were reorganized, too.  Chapter 1 was merged with Chapter 2, and Chapter 4 was merged with Chapter 5, so the total number of chapters has been reduced from six to four:

On the other hand, I decided two of the African history papers were too long, rather than too short, so Chapter 7 was split into two parts, and Chapter 9 was split into three.  And for Chapter 7 I added a few paragraphs on Madagascar’s Queen Ranavalona the Cruel:

Chapter 2 in the European history series, my chapter on classical Greece, got the same treatment; it was also split into two smaller pages.  And footnote #7, which covers a strange story about the Olympic Games, is new:

Chapter 7 of the European history now has a paragraph about my favorite Viking battle, the battle of Bravoll:

Chapter 12 of the European history has a new map and several footnotes, pertaining to the Napoleonic Wars:

For Chapter 2 of my Russian history series, I wrote a new section on the Crimean War:

For Chapter 6 of the Chinese history, I added a footnote on the most successful pirate of all time:

And recently I learned of an incredible battle in 1597, where thirteen Korean ships held off the whole Japanese navy, so it got a footnote on the Korean history paper:


There are also some new additions to “The Holy Book of Universal Truths” folder, where I put my not-so-serious opinions and commentaries.  Chapter 1 has a new section on those witty sayings called Paraprosdokians:

Chapter 2 has a new story on tax breaks, called “Ten Men In A Bar”:

For Chapter 8, I brought back “A Military History of France,” inasmuch as the French have slipped back into their old habits, and elected a socialist president who is less friendly to us than his predecessor:


And finally, a new era has begun for the website.  For the first time since 2001, I renegotiated the terms of my contract with the host,  This increases the space available for the site, from 200 megs to a whopping 5 gigs.  No, I haven’t yet decided what I’ll put in that space, and I know I won’t need it if I stick to the mostly text format the site has now.  But those who surf the Web demand more and more multi-media all the time, so if I decide to add videos and music, I’ll have room for it!


So what else am I planning?  Currently it looks like it will take two more chapters, to do a decent job of covering the remaining 123 years of Latin American history, from 1889 to the present.  And the book I am reading right now has me re-thinking the connection between the Tower of Babel and the Sumerian civilization; if I accept those theories, it means rewriting at least three history papers, in the Genesis and Near East folders.  On top of all that, there are updates needed for the subjects I have already covered; some of the oldest papers on the site were first composed in the late 80s/early 90s, long before I got Internet access.  Therefore I expect to keep on writing for the rest of my active life, even after I complete the goal of uploading history papers about practically everybody.


That’s the latest website-related news.  If you missed older issues of the newsletter and want to see them, they can be downloaded in a zip file from .  And the links below go to topics I mentioned in previous issues, that are still valid.  Please visit them, if you haven’t already:

The Xenohistorian Weblog, this site’s official blog.

My world history textbook, “A Biblical Interpretation of World History.”

Take Care and God Bless,

Charles Scott Kimball


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