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Crowdsourcing Digital Public History, Jason A. Heppler, Gabriel K. Wolfenstein May 2017

Crowdsourcing Digital Public History, Jason A. Heppler, Gabriel K. Wolfenstein

Jason Heppler

The generation of communal knowledge is not a new phenomenon. In the late nineteenth century, the Oxford English Dictionary solicited volunteers to submit words and their usage for inclusion in the dictionary ( 1 ). Carl Becker, writing in 1932 on what was already an old discussion in the historical profession, noted that "if the essence of history is the memory of things said and done, then it is obvious that every normal person, Mr. Everyman, knows some history" (2). The historian Jo Guldi's work on participatory mapping shows that urban planners in the middle of the twentieth century attempted to ...


How The Other Half Lives, Margaret Lowe Dec 2015

How The Other Half Lives, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

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The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller Aug 2015

The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller

Jon Miller

FREE FULL-TEXT PDF DOWNLOAD From 1849 to 1850, Calista Cummings edited and published Akron's first literary magazine, The Akron Offering. At the time, Akron was a booming canal town on the verge of even greater prosperity. By turns religious, comic, romantic, and political, this extraordinary collection of early midwestern creative literature expresses a wide range of sometimes contradictory opinions on both the important questions of its day and the important questions of today: historical events such as the California Gold Rush of 1849 and the 1848 revolutions in Europe are considered alongside more timeless contemplations on truth, justice, and ...


The Folkmyth Lincoln, Thomas Turner Apr 2014

The Folkmyth Lincoln, Thomas Turner

Thomas R. Turner

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101 Things You Didn't Know About The Civil War : Places, Battles, Generals--Essential Facts About The War That Divided America, Thomas Turner Apr 2014

101 Things You Didn't Know About The Civil War : Places, Battles, Generals--Essential Facts About The War That Divided America, Thomas Turner

Thomas R. Turner

Do you know: The name of the first state to secede from the Union? The individual who could be considered the Mata Hari of the Civil War? The Bible passage Southerners used most often to justify slavery? You'll find the answers to these intriguing questions and more in 101 Things You Didn't Know about the Civil War. Packed with fascinating details about the people, places, and events that defined our nation's most contentious conflict, this tell-all guide reveals the inside scoop on the: Issue of slavery and its impact on the war, Great-and not-so-great-leaders and generals, Battles ...


And He Was No Soft-Tongued Apologist: Fredrick Douglass As A Constitutional Theorist 1865-1895, Gabriel Pivarnik Jan 2014

And He Was No Soft-Tongued Apologist: Fredrick Douglass As A Constitutional Theorist 1865-1895, Gabriel Pivarnik

Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., S.T.D.

No abstract provided.


Establishing Justice In Middle America: A History Of The United States Court Of Appeals For The Eighth Circuit, Jeffrey Morris Jun 2013

Establishing Justice In Middle America: A History Of The United States Court Of Appeals For The Eighth Circuit, Jeffrey Morris

Jeffrey B. Morris

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The Presidential Oath, The American National Interest And A Call For Presiprudence, Robert Blomquist Mar 2013

The Presidential Oath, The American National Interest And A Call For Presiprudence, Robert Blomquist

Robert F. Blomquist

No abstract provided.


Guide To Rhode Island 11th United States Heavy Artillery (Colored) [Collection] 1853-1913, Russell M. Franks Sep 2012

Guide To Rhode Island 11th United States Heavy Artillery (Colored) [Collection] 1853-1913, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

A Finding Aid describing the content of the Rhode Island United States Heavy Artillery (Colored) 11th Regiment collection, which consists of official records of the Rhode Island 11th United States Heavy Artillery (Colored) and the personal correspondence of Lt. Allen F. Cameron, who was one of the regiment's officers. The regimental records consist of materials such as regimental reports, orders, rosters, and courts-martial records detailing activities of the regiment, life in the Union Army and treatment of black troops by white officers.


Guide To The William E. Walsh Civil War Diary Collection 1861-1865, Russell M. Franks Sep 2012

Guide To The William E. Walsh Civil War Diary Collection 1861-1865, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

A guide to the Guide to the William E. Walsh Civil War Diary Collection, which contains an account of William E. Walsh’s experiences as a trooper in the 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry during the American Civil War of 1861-1865. The account comments on the conditions of daily army life and the tragedy of the Civil War. In addition, a copy of Walsh's enlistment papers and a statement of his military service is included in the collection.


The Long Exception: Rethinking The Place Of The New Deal In American History, Jefferson Cowie, Nick Salvatore Jun 2012

The Long Exception: Rethinking The Place Of The New Deal In American History, Jefferson Cowie, Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore

"The Long Exception" examines the period from Franklin Roosevelt to the end of the twentieth century and argues that the New Deal was more of an historical aberration—a byproduct of the massive crisis of the Great Depression—than the linear triumph of the welfare state. The depth of the Depression undoubtedly forced the realignment of American politics and class relations for decades, but, it is argued, there is more continuity in American politics between the periods before the New Deal order and those after its decline than there is between the postwar era and the rest of American history ...


America And Political Islam, Richard Lobban Apr 2012

America And Political Islam, Richard Lobban

Richard A Lobban

I received this book before 11 September 2001 and am reviewing it in the aftermath of that day. One could not imagine a more intense crucible in which to view a work on political Islam. Under the glare of the fiery collapse at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and with bombs falling on Taliban and al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, the work of an author and a reviewer requires even greater scrutiny.


The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe Jun 2009

The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Appointed editor of the Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary (1878-1968) by the Massachusetts Historical Society, a Summer Grant would allow me to prepare the diary for digital publication. While I have completed extensive work for the printed edition, the MHS recently decided to co-publish the diary with a premier digital imprint (most likely the University of Virginia). As digital editor, I will supervise conversion to web format, write a new introduction, glosses and annotation, conduct archival research and collate ancillary materials, particularly Peabody's artwork. Digital publication will substantially expand the scope and length of the manuscript and allow for marketing ...


Myths And Symbols Of The American Nation, Francoise Le Jeune Pr Dec 2006

Myths And Symbols Of The American Nation, Francoise Le Jeune Pr

Francoise LE JEUNE

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'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe Jun 2006

'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

A 2007 CART Summer Grant would provide the critical time and resources I need to complete detailed archival for my proposed monograph: ‘Why Must I Be the Only Woman to Lose My Birthright?’ Gender and Modernity in Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life. A social history, this project will highlight the ways in which upper-class men and women (mostly from New England) both resisted and shaped the emergence of American modernity. With a close analysis of a broad range of primary sources, including personal papers, letters, diaries, medical and scientific tracts, and periodical literature, my research will illuminate the specific gender and ...


The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks Dec 2004

The Murderous Insanity Of Love: Sex, Madness, And The Law In The 19th Century, Russell M. Franks

Russell M. Franks

The late 19th century was a time of dynamic change for the United States. High ideals, progressive reform movements, accelerated industrial expansion, explosive immigration rates, and an increase in urban growth all characterized the Gilded Age of America.

This paper will examine the factors and social conditions that revolutionized how abnormal sexual and gender behavior was interpreted as insanity in and out of the courtroom during this Gilded Age.


Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project, Margaret Lowe Dec 2003

Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Marion Lawrence Peabody’s exceptional, twelve-volume diary, which she kept throughout her long life (1875-1968), has sat, for the most part, collecting dust at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Appointed as Peabody’s editor by the New England Women’s Diaries Project and having signed a book contract with Northeastern University Press (2004), I plan to bring Peabody’s words to light. Her voice deserves to be heard and examined. Engaging, vivacious, and introspective, this upper class Bostonian left a detailed record of her world and her sense of self. Though we already think we know about upper class, urban women ...