Jackie Shane, and other important historical figures!


It looks like it's "mini" showcase time again, here at themodernistson.com! As I've mentioned in previous blog posts, publishing new articles is somewhat limited since I've returned to Memorial University. In today's post, we will discuss two different aspects of history which remain significant in the books.


"Fort Amherst"


Back in the 1960s, Jackie Shane dominated Toronto's music scene. Known for her performances at venues on Yonge Street, Shane is considered to be a pioneer for transgender performers.


After the 1970s, Shane stepped away from the limelight. However, we cannot dismiss her importance in music history. Although Shane herself was not Canadian (she was born and died in America), her music topped Canadian charts in 1967.





Military strategy has evolved since the dawn of time, as some historians argue that "cave men" conducted actions which could be recognized as warfare, during the Paleolithic Period.




Moving closer to ancient Greece, the "Hoplites" were Greek foot soldiers. Although about 75% of Greek armies were Hoplites, this actually meant the majority of the army were civil servants.


Hoplites usually attacked the enemy in groups, using the "Phalanx Formation".



This strategic method involved a group of soldiers surrounding the enemy, and using ranged attacks with melee weapons such as spears. Since these were not necessarily trained soldiers, this attack method was somewhat ideal. In Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida, Achilles' men kill Hector in a similar fashion.


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The Modernist Son, 2020-2021.


Further Reading:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/obituaries/jackie-shane-dead.amp.html


https://www.worldhistory.org/hoplite/


https://www.thoughtco.com/prince-hector-of-troy-character-profile-111821