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The Archeology Of Civil War Naval Operations At Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1861-1865, James D. Spirek Nov 2012

The Archeology Of Civil War Naval Operations At Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, 1861-1865, James D. Spirek

Faculty & Staff Publications

In 2008 the Maritime Research Division (MRD) of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina received a National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) grant to study the naval operations at Charleston Harbor during the American Civil War. Funds from the ABPP grant allowed the MRD to undertake historical research and archeological investigations on cultural resources remaining on the Charleston Harbor Naval Battlefield, the scene of a protracted struggle from 1861 to 1865 between Confederate defenders and Federal attackers. This report, The Archeology of Civil War Naval Operations at Charleston Harbor, 1861-1865 ...


A Matter Of Scale: Assessing The Great Recession Against The Great Depression, Steven L. Danver Nov 2012

A Matter Of Scale: Assessing The Great Recession Against The Great Depression, Steven L. Danver

Center for General Education Publications

The Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession of the late 2000s are compared using economic, social, and political measures to determine if the later economic downturn was as much of a bellwether event as its predecessor.


A Call To Redefine Historical Scholarship In The Digital Turn, Jason A. Heppler, Douglas Seefeldt, Alex Galarza Oct 2012

A Call To Redefine Historical Scholarship In The Digital Turn, Jason A. Heppler, Douglas Seefeldt, Alex Galarza

Criss Library Faculty Publications

This is a collaboratively-written call for the American Historical Association to appoint a task force to survey the profession as to the place of digital historical scholarship in promotion and tenure and graduate student training and to recommend standards and guidelines for the profession to follow. This document is a product of many of the exciting changes discussed below. It began at a session atTHATCamp AHA 2012 that included graduate students, tenured and non-tenured faculty, and librarians. These participants and others continued their conversations at the physical conference and afterwards on the web. Additional signatures and edits in the ...


Scott, Ian. American Politics In Hollywood Film (Book Review), James Castonguay Aug 2012

Scott, Ian. American Politics In Hollywood Film (Book Review), James Castonguay

Communication, Media & The Arts Faculty Publications

Book review by James Castonguay.

Scott, Ian. American Politics in Hollywood Film. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. ISBN 9780748640249, ISBN 9780748640232 (pbk.)


Manly Mechanicals On The Early Modern English Stage, Keith M. Botelho Jul 2012

Manly Mechanicals On The Early Modern English Stage, Keith M. Botelho

Faculty Publications

A review of the book "Manly Mechanicals on the Early Modern English Stage," by Ronda Arab is presented.


Operation Pedro Pan: 50 Years Later, Rita M. Cauce Jul 2012

Operation Pedro Pan: 50 Years Later, Rita M. Cauce

Works of the FIU Libraries

This article was written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan and the subsequent Florida International University Libraries’ exhibition. It chronicles the events in Cuba and in Miami leading to Operation Pedro Pan, the largest exodus of unaccompanied children in the Western hemisphere. A total of 14,048 children arrived in the United States through Operation Pedro Pan between December 1960 and October 1962. Approximately half of the children did not have family in the United States and were taken under the care of Miami child welfare agencies. The impact of this large influx on an unprepared ...


Provo City Library: Building Across A Century, Gregory M. Nelson Jun 2012

Provo City Library: Building Across A Century, Gregory M. Nelson

Faculty Publications

The public library in Provo City, Utah has undergone significant changes since the founding of the original 1906 building that was funded by Andrew Carnegie. The library has changed according to the needs of the community as it has adapted from its pioneer heritage to a modern service information organization. As it has adapted, however, the Provo Library has maintained its focus on community service with its physical facilities, collection development, community outreach and quality staffing.


Working-Class Students And Historical Inquiry, Leslie Schuster Jun 2012

Working-Class Students And Historical Inquiry, Leslie Schuster

Faculty Publications

For the past twelve years, I have been teaching a lower division introductory historical methods course that uses active learning to introduce students to the issues and practices of historical methods, the "how to" of historical inquiry, research and writing. While there are many models for such a course, including the one described by Jeffrey Merrick in the February 2006 issue of this journal, the design of such a course at my institution requires consideration of an often-overlooked dimension. The student body at Rhode Island College (RIC) is primarily working class, mirroring a significant transformation in the traditional college student ...


The Impact Of Multimedia And Redundancy On The Efficiency Of History Presentations, Adam Leach May 2012

The Impact Of Multimedia And Redundancy On The Efficiency Of History Presentations, Adam Leach

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The use of educational technology to create classroom presentations is already commonplace in American history classes. Therefore, this study focuses on how multimedia presentations can promote efficient instruction specifically, can the employment of the multimedia and redundancy principles (Mayer, 2009) improve the efficiency of student learning in high school history. The goal is to identify methods of multimedia presentation design that maximize the efficiency of instruction, as a gap in literature exists when referencing the performance of adolescents in a public high school and in the study of history. Keeping the focus on efficient learning, this study uses a quasi-experimental ...


The San Nicandresi Jews: A Brief Bibliographic And Photographic Essay, Michael C. Vocino Mar 2012

The San Nicandresi Jews: A Brief Bibliographic And Photographic Essay, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief bibliographic, photographic essay on the conversion story of the Southern Italian Jews known as the Jews of San Nicandro.


The Life And Works Of Rashīd Al-Dīn: Jewish Vizier In The Mongol Ilkhanid Court, Sienna Z. Jackson Mar 2012

The Life And Works Of Rashīd Al-Dīn: Jewish Vizier In The Mongol Ilkhanid Court, Sienna Z. Jackson

Featured Research

In this paper I wish to illuminate the life of historian and author Rashīd al-Dīn Fadhl-allāh Hamadānī, a Jewish vizier during the rule of the Mongol Ilkhans in Iran. By gaining a better grasp of the man’s personal biography, I hope to give insight into his life’s most notable work: the Jami al-Tawarikh, or the Compendium of Chronicles (ca. 1305-06), the first comprehensive world history of its kind ever produced and Rashid al-Din’s greatest contribution to Ilkhanid literary space. It serves as our best source for understanding the Pax Mongolica of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries that ...


March 2012, John M. Pfau Library Mar 2012

March 2012, John M. Pfau Library

Latino Baseball History Project newsletter

Content:

  • A League of Their Own
  • Mexican American Women and Softball
  • Neighborhoods of Baseball a Hit in Burbank by Terry Cannon
  • First Pitch Ceremony to Honor LBHP players
  • Preserving Memories
  • Exhibit for Jose “Lupino” Guadalupe
  • Neighborhoods of Baseball Exhibition by Tomas J. Benitez
  • Keep Swinging Dates by Jill Vassilakos-Long


Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library Feb 2012

Zach's News, Georgia Southern University, Zach S. Henderson Library

University Libraries News Blog

  • Hot Doc: "The Underground Railroad Leaves its Tracks in History"


Helm, Carrie (Fa 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Helm, Carrie (Fa 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 66. “Woodburn: A Memory Just Beneath the Surface”, an interpretive paper and interviews executed by Carrie Helm for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University in 1989.


College Of Behavioral And Social Sciences News, Georgia Southern University Feb 2012

College Of Behavioral And Social Sciences News, Georgia Southern University

Behavioral and Social Sciences News Blog

  • History chair to speak at Supreme Court
  • Faculty to present ‘Son of God Mass’ during recital


Watkins, Dianne (Winkler), B. 1941 (Fa 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Watkins, Dianne (Winkler), B. 1941 (Fa 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 55. “Those Old Calliopes,” a paper and interview by Dianne Watkins executed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes recording of calliopes and other related materials.


Ashley, Odell (Fa 52), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Ashley, Odell (Fa 52), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 52. “The History of the Edmonson County Poor House,” an interpretive paper and interview executed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University in 1984. Includes a chronological transcription of the records from the Edmonson County Court pertaining to the maintenance of the poor house from 1864 to 1936.


Wayne County, Kentucky Project (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Wayne County, Kentucky Project (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project 23. Oral history interviews with various residents of Wayne County, Kentucky, conducted by Western Kentucky University folk studies students. Topics include the oil industry, folk medicine, water witching, one-room schools and banjo playing. To see the transcript of an interview with one-room school teacher Mrs. Lee Abbott click on "Additional Files" below.


Anti-Immigration In The United States: A Historical Encyclopedia [Book Review], Anne Jumonville Graf Jan 2012

Anti-Immigration In The United States: A Historical Encyclopedia [Book Review], Anne Jumonville Graf

Library Faculty Research

Consider Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia a newer, narrower, more explicitly academic take on a well-covered topic among reference resources. Since James Ciment’s seminal, four-volume Encyclopedia of American Immigration published in 2001, there has been a variety of encyclopedias published focusing on the United States and immigration. Most recently, 2010 brought another Encyclopedia of American Immigration (unrelated to the previously mentioned work of the same name) edited by Carl L. Bankston and intended for use by the general public and high school/college undergraduates.


The Intelligentsia Without Revolution: The Culture Of The Silver Age, Andrei Ariev Jan 2012

The Intelligentsia Without Revolution: The Culture Of The Silver Age, Andrei Ariev

Russian Culture

The most effective definition of "the intelligentsia" might read: “Russian intellectuals who are generally opposed to the government.” But even Russia’s traditionally powerful government has collapsed at times, leaving a vacuum of authority. This was precisely the historical situation at the beginning of the twentieth century. It made an indelible impression both upon thinkers, such as Rozanov, and on politicians, such as Lenin.


Special Edition Winter 2012, John M. Pfau Library Jan 2012

Special Edition Winter 2012, John M. Pfau Library

Latino Baseball History Project newsletter

Content:

  • Keep Swinging! By Jill Vassilakos-Long
  • Latino Baseball History Project Reunion
  • Introduction to Oral History at CSUSB


Interpodes: Poland, Tom Keneally And Australian Literary History, Paul Sharrad Jan 2012

Interpodes: Poland, Tom Keneally And Australian Literary History, Paul Sharrad

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This article is framed by a wider interest in how literary careers are made: what mechanisms other than the personal/biographical and the text-centred evaluations of scholars influence a writer’s choices in persisting in building a succession of works that are both varied and yet form a consistently recognizable “brand.”

Translation is one element in the wider network of “machinery” that makes modern literary publishing. It is a marker of success that might well keep authors going despite lack of sales or negative reviews at home. Translation rights can provide useful supplementary funds to sustain a writer’s output ...


Milwaukee Wpa Handicraft Project Online Exhibit, Lois M. Quinn, Mary Kellogg Rice Jan 2012

Milwaukee Wpa Handicraft Project Online Exhibit, Lois M. Quinn, Mary Kellogg Rice

ETI Publications

This online presentation provides photographs and text from an exhibit prepared by the late Mary Kellogg Rice for the Golda Meir Library in October 1997. Rice served as art director for a highly regarded WPA project operating in the 1930s for women in Milwaukee County. The historic WPA photographs and examples of project work were collected by Rice for her book “Useful Work for Unskilled Women: A Unique Milwaukee WPA Project,” published by the Milwaukee County Historical Society in 2003. Rice dedicated the exhibit to the five thousand women and men who worked for the Milwaukee Handicraft Project from 1935 ...


The Affective Power Of Sound: Oral History On Radio, Siobhan A. Mchugh Jan 2012

The Affective Power Of Sound: Oral History On Radio, Siobhan A. Mchugh

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Using illustrative audio clips, this article offers insights into the historical symbiosis between oral history and radio and the relationship between orality, aurality, and affect that makes radio such a powerful medium for the spoken word. It does so through a discussion of the concept of affect as it applies to oral history on radio and through a description and analysis of crafting oral history for the radio documentary form. This article features audio excerpts from radio documentaries produced by the author. Listening to the audio portions of this article requires a means of accessing the audio excerpts through hyperlinks ...


U.S. Radio In The 21st Century: Staying The Course In Unknown Territory, Michael Huntsberger Jan 2012

U.S. Radio In The 21st Century: Staying The Course In Unknown Territory, Michael Huntsberger

Faculty Publications

This essay examines the development of the radio industry in the United States as it makes its way into the 21st century. Issues of regulation, technology, commerce, and culture are addressed.


Models Of Youth Work: A Framework For Positive Sceptical Reflection, Trudi Cooper Jan 2012

Models Of Youth Work: A Framework For Positive Sceptical Reflection, Trudi Cooper

ECU Publications 2012

In the post-welfare state, youth workers need models to articulate the purpose and value of their work to politicians and the public, and to explain foundational assumptions about society, young people, values, and mechanisms for personal and social change. Robust on-going discussion about models clarifies the relationship between theory and practice and enables youth work to make use of advances in knowledge in other disciplines, and to innovate constructively when faced with social and political change. Theorisation of models of youth work flourished briefly in the final quarter of the twentieth century. Renewed models of youth work are urgently needed ...


Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide And The Birth Of The Middle East, Michelle Tusan Jan 2012

Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide And The Birth Of The Middle East, Michelle Tusan

History Faculty Publications

Today the West tends to understand the Middle East primarily in terms of geopolitics: Islam, oil, and nuclear weapons. But in the nineteenth century it was imagined differently. The interplay of geography and politics found definition in a broader set of concerns that understood the region in terms of the moral, humanitarian, and religious commitments of the British empire. Smyrna’s Ashes reevaluates how this story of the “Eastern Question” shaped the cultural politics of geography, war, and genocide in the mapping of a larger Middle East after World War I.


Rewriting The Balkans: Memory, Historiography, And The Making Of A European Citizenry, Dana N. Johnson Jan 2012

Rewriting The Balkans: Memory, Historiography, And The Making Of A European Citizenry, Dana N. Johnson

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis explores the work of historians, history teachers, and NGO employees engaged in regional initiatives to mitigate the influence of enduring ethnocentric national histories in the Balkans. In conducting an ethnography of the development and dissemination of such initiatives, I queried how conflict and controversy are negotiated in developing alternative educational materials, how “multiperspectivity” is understood as a pedagogical approach and a tool of reconciliation, and how the interests of civil society intersect with those of the state and supranational actors. My research sought to interrogate the field of power in which such attempts to innovate history education occur ...


Why Anthropology Of Childhood? A Short History Of An Emerging Discipline, David F. Lancy Jan 2012

Why Anthropology Of Childhood? A Short History Of An Emerging Discipline, David F. Lancy

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

The paper has four goals: to refute the claim that anthropologists have not studied childhood; to provide a cursory history of the field; to provide an organizational schema for reviewing the literature in the field and; to suggest a strategy for future scholarship in the anthropology of childhood.


Women's Legal History Symposium Introduction: Making History, Felice J. Batlan Jan 2012

Women's Legal History Symposium Introduction: Making History, Felice J. Batlan

All Faculty Scholarship

This essay introduces the Chicago-Kent Symposium on Women's Legal History: A Global Perspective. It seeks to situate the field of women's legal history and to explore what it means to begin writing a transnational women's history which transcends and at times disrupts the nation state. In doing so, it sets forth some of the fundamental premises of women's legal history and points to new ways of writing such histories.