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The Americanist Independent – Volume One, Issue One

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Hello all – well, at long last, my on-line journal, The Americanist Independent: A Monthly Journal of United States History is go for launch. If I do say so myself I am extremely proud of the first issue. Naturally, I want you to subscribe – and become a charter member. Get in early, so to speak, and be one of the cool kids.

Since I am sure you want to know…the first issue includes an engaging study by Damian Shiels on the use of technology and visualizing Irish soldiers in the American Civil War.

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In addition, Keith McCall offers a fantastic look at the development of slavery databases using 20th century slave narratives.

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Samantha Upton boldly takes on Drew Gilpin Faust in her study of the elite white women of Boydton, Virginia during the Reconstruction Era.

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And finally, Damien Drago discusses his innovative approach to teaching history and engaging fourth and fifth graders by using music in the classroom.

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I think you will really enjoy this on-line experience. Please note that I will be adding new features (including a video series) all the time, so check back frequently. And keep in mind – The Americanist Independent is entirely interactive. There is a forum and a comments section where you can leave your two cents. Let me just say in advance: welcome and thank you for subscribing.

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Keith

Stoked.

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 4.28.52 PMThere are only a few short weeks before I premiere the very first issue of the journal I have been talking about for some time now. Slated for the first issue – some outstanding research by scholars the likes of Damian Shiels, Samantha Upton, and Keith D. McCall, plus some fresh ideas on teaching history by Damien Drago.

Let’s just say I am excited – and there is more on deck for the next several months. I am very pleased by the response to the call for papers…remember, this is ongoing so let’s talk. I am happy to consider any topic from any subfield of US History.

With compliments,

Keith