You all know by now that the August Issue – aka the Civil War issue – has hit the web to great fanfare. Well, the September issue is set to go and is looking just incredible. Here’s a little teaser. What can the cancelled checks of Henry Clay Folger, the president of Standard Oil and avid collector of Shakespeare, tell us about the man and his times? Well…you can find out next month. How about the Atomic Energy Commission and nuclear testing in the 1950s? There might be more to the story than you think. But again, you’ll have to wait until next month. And you know what else? The issue will feature some great material on World War II, including a very powerful collection of letters written by a Navy aviator who fought at the Battle of Midway and a piece on WWII reenacting discussing issues such as ideological motivations and educational benefits. But like I said…next month.
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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.
In addition, Keith McCall offers a fantastic look at the development of slavery databases using 20th century slave narratives.
Samantha Upton boldly takes on Drew Gilpin Faust in her study of the elite white women of Boydton, Virginia during the Reconstruction Era.
And finally, Damien Drago discusses his innovative approach to teaching history and engaging fourth and fifth graders by using music in the classroom.
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.