Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

United States History Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

43,574 Full-Text Articles 13,030 Authors 3,908,220 Downloads 290 Institutions

All Articles in United States History

Faceted Search

43,574 full-text articles. Page 8 of 544.

Ziba Roberts, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

Ziba Roberts, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

Ziba Roberts was born July 31, 1840 near East Shelby to Ziba and Susanna Wolcott Roberts. This image, which appears within A Brief History of the Twenty-Eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers by C. W. Boyce, shows Roberts in his mid-50s. Pinned upon his chest is the medal of the Grand Army of the Republic, typically worn by members of the fraternal organization. Roberts was an active member of the S. J. Hood Post GAR in Medina, serving as the organization’s commander and chaplain.


Captain Medorem Crawford’S 1862 Military Escort Emigration Report, Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D. 2018 Brigham Young University - Utah

Captain Medorem Crawford’S 1862 Military Escort Emigration Report, Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D.

All Faculty Publications

An 1862 report of Capt. Medorem Crawford, U.S. Army, Assistant Quartermaster. An account of a military-accompanied emigrant road expedition from Omaha, Nebraska Territory to Portland, Oregon. Includes insights into Civil War conditions on the Overland Trail.


Aa Ms 01 Gerald E. Talbot Collection Finding Aid, David Andreasen, Kristin D. Morris, Karin A. France, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Caroline Remley, Andrea Harkins 2018 University of Southern Maine

Aa Ms 01 Gerald E. Talbot Collection Finding Aid, David Andreasen, Kristin D. Morris, Karin A. France, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Caroline Remley, Andrea Harkins

Search the Manuscript Collection (Finding Aids)

Description:

Gerald E. Talbot was the first African American to be elected to the Maine State Legislature. He served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978, and worked with the Maine chapter of the NAACP and the State Board of Education. He also took part in the struggle for civil rights in other parts of the country, as well as in Maine. The Collection includes Talbot’s personal papers, records of his term in the Maine House of Representatives, of his work with the NAACP in Maine and with the State Board of Education. The Collection contains ...


The Mclean House: Symbol Of Reunification Or Surrender Grounds?, Carolyn Hauk 2018 Gettysburg College

The Mclean House: Symbol Of Reunification Or Surrender Grounds?, Carolyn Hauk

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.

While enjoying live music in a small coffee shop nestled in historic Appomattox, Virginia, a local asked me where I was from and what had brought me here this summer. Mine was a new face among the Friday night crowd and I expected some curious glances. However, when I explained that I was working at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, I was surprised to ...


Bridges, Richard Wilson, 1943-2015 (Mss 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bridges, Richard Wilson, 1943-2015 (Mss 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 646. Material, chiefly correspondence, of Bowling Green, Kentucky pastor Richard W. Bridges, who served as Board of Directors’ Chairman for the Western Recorder, the statewide newspaper of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. During Bridges’ Chairmanship, the editor, Jack Sanford, died. Bridges and the Board’s executive committee assumed the paper’s management and editorial responsibilities. This collection provides insights into the conservative takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1980s.


Richmond National Battlefield Park, Albert Wilson 2018 Gettysburg College

Richmond National Battlefield Park, Albert Wilson

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.

Richmond National Battlefield Park consists of thirteen sites around Richmond that document the battles for control of the Confederate capital. Several of the park sites feature earthworks; at Fort Harrison the earthen wall of the fort towers twenty feet over the ditch below, by the Totopotomoy Creek the earthworks have been eroded to barely a few inches in height. But the most infamous earthworks are ...


“Hope” Showcases Artistry Of Local Monument Dealers, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

“Hope” Showcases Artistry Of Local Monument Dealers, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

This particular memorial, standing upon lot 879 and paid for by Elizur Kirke Hart, is perhaps one of the most stunning and ostentatious monuments in the entire cemetery. Designed by Charles Diem of Albion in 1879, the large granite monument cost Mr. Hart roughly $7,900. Although the total amount spent on the memorial would run upwards of $236,000 today taking inflation into account, the artisanship and labor required to replicate such a beautiful piece of art would likely require double that amount at minimum.


Andersonville’S Providence Spring, Maci Mark 2018 Gettysburg College

Andersonville’S Providence Spring, Maci Mark

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.

At Andersonville National Historic Site there is not much left of what was here in 1864 when this site operated as a prison, aside from the earthworks, which now have pleasant green grass growing on them. The petrified stumps of the original stockade do still remain in the ground, but otherwise the park is a quaint pretty scene of rolling hills with tall grass. The ...


The Politics Of Wounds, Jonathan Nash 2018 The University of Western Ontario

The Politics Of Wounds, Jonathan Nash

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

What configuration of strategies and discourses enable the white male and settler body politic to render itself as simultaneously wounded and invulnerable? I contextualize this question by reading the discursive continuities between Euro-America’s War on Terror post-9/11 and Algeria’s War for Independence. By interrogating political-philosophical responses to September 11, 2001 beside American rhetoric of a wounded nation, I argue that white nationalism, as a mode of settler colonialism, appropriates the discourses of political wounding to imagine and legitimize a narrative of white hurt and white victimhood; in effect, reproducing and hardening the borders of the nation-state. Additionally ...


Travelsted, Louise, 1897-1985 (Sc 3256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Travelsted, Louise, 1897-1985 (Sc 3256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3256. “The Travelsted Saga,” by Louise Travelsted, Bowling Green, Kentucky, a narrative of her family’s life in Warren County, Kentucky covering the years from her parents’ marriage in 1895 to 1968.


Newcomb, Horatio Victor, 1844-1911 (Sc 3255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Newcomb, Horatio Victor, 1844-1911 (Sc 3255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3255. Letter, 15 March 1878, of H. Victor Newcomb, Vice President of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, in reply to Irvine Wells(?). He recollects that in 1863 his father paid about $3,000 in gold for “the Turner painting” now in Wells’s possession, and invites Wells to visit him and his wife at his “old homestead.” Includes Newcomb’s obituary and an article about his release in 1901 from a sanatarium in Central Valley, New York, where he had been confined for a mental illness.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3253. Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Inventory forms for historic properties in Warren County, Kentucky; survey only, drawings were not executed for these houses. Some forms include photocopies of photographs or additional notes.


The Remnants Of The Crater, Claire Bickers 2018 Gettysburg College

The Remnants Of The Crater, Claire Bickers

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.

In the final years of the Civil War, the Army of the Potomac laid siege to Petersburg, Virginia. Petersburg was the center of supply for both the city of Richmond and Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, and Grant understood that he could cripple the Confederate army by capturing the city. He hoped to end the battle quickly, but through a series of missteps and ...


Gandy Dancers Provided Maintenance Services To Local Railroads, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

Gandy Dancers Provided Maintenance Services To Local Railroads, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad was chartered in 1858, and like all great projects, was delayed for nearly ten years until the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company was formed on March 27, 1868. It would take another three years before construction commenced at Red Creek, New York and within two years the railway was operational from Ontario, Wayne County to Oswego.


Alexander, Ingram, 1772-1841 (Sc 3250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Alexander, Ingram, 1772-1841 (Sc 3250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3250. Deeds (5), land survey, and will related to Ingram Alexander, Cumberland County, Kentucky.


“Pretty Well Swiss Cheese”: The Innis House And The Battle Of Fredericksburg, Zachary A. Wesley 2018 Gettysburg College

“Pretty Well Swiss Cheese”: The Innis House And The Battle Of Fredericksburg, Zachary A. Wesley

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.

A sea of houses and alleys covers the bloody path taken by seven Union divisions during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Nevertheless, a silent witness remains before the Sunken Road: the Innis House, one of two wartime properties owned by Martha Stephens is still standing today. It is not an impressive structure at first glance. The building stands at only one-and-a-half stories tall and consists of ...


Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Mss 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Mss 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 645. Letters, photographs, and research notes belonging to quilt collector Laura Elizabeth Richardson. Includes letters and research materials from noted quilt authority Florence Peto.


Guest Editors' Introduction To The Special Issue, Diversity In Aquatics, Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq, Steven N. Waller Ph.D., Austin Anderson 2018 Rowan University

Guest Editors' Introduction To The Special Issue, Diversity In Aquatics, Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq, Steven N. Waller Ph.D., Austin Anderson

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

This is the introductory editorial leading off the special issue, "Diversity in Aquatics."


Parting The Waters Of Bondage: African Americans’ Aquatic Heritage, Kevin Dawson 2018 University of California, Merced

Parting The Waters Of Bondage: African Americans’ Aquatic Heritage, Kevin Dawson

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

Since the 1960s, when the United States Center for Disease Control began compiling racial statistics on drowning death rates, it has been painfully obvious that African Americans are far more likely to drown than their white counterparts. While segregation denied black people access to most public swimming pools and racial violence transformed natural waterways into undesirable places for swimming a leisure, perceptions that swimming as an “un-black” or “white” pursuit have marginalized its acceptability within African American communities. “Parting the Waters of Bondage” is an original article based on decades of the author’s historical scholarship. It seeks to reduce ...


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Municipal Bonds (Sc 3248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Municipal Bonds (Sc 3248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3248. “City of Bowling Green, Kentucky Bond Funds Financial Report, June 30, 1981”, a statement prepared by the City’s Department of Finance and Data Processing.


Digital Commons powered by bepress