Tag Archives: journal

The Americanist Independent – Volume Two, Issue One

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 9.59.56 AMGreetings all –  The very first issue of the second volume of The Americanist Independent has hit the web! Aren’t you excited? I know I am… Why? Because I am hearing from all corners of the globe (which is really a ball and thus has no corners…but you know what I mean) that open access is the way to go and that my readers are really excited.

Anyway, this issue features a great piece by Saul Rollason on the origins of the Delta Blues in the slave and Reconstruction era South, an engaging look by Jared Frederick on the recent Confederate battle flag controversy in South Carolina, historical fiction author Gar LaSalle tells us how he goes about researching and bringing history alive in his novels, and finally, a review by yours truly on the Clint Eastwood war drama, American Sniper.

You can read the issue by clicking HERE

If you do not already subscribe (it’s FREE, you know) just sign up in the box provided and get to it.

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.00.12 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.00.50 AM Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.01.02 AM

And if you would like to catch up on the last two previous issues, click the links below:

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.01.24 AM

Volume One, Issue Eight

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.01.37 AM

Volume One, Issue Seven

With compliments,

Keith

The Americanist Independent: Volume One in Review

President_George_WashingtonGreetings all!

Volume One of the open-access web journal, The Americanist Independent is officially in the books.

I am extraordinarily happy with how all eight issues turned out. What’s more, I am thrilled to have worked with a number of very talented teachers, students, and independent historians. We did a good thing, folks!

For those of you how have yet to subscribe (remember…it’s gratis) you can do so HERE and click on any of the tabs. I suggest you begin with Scholarship. Here’s what you’ll get:

 

Issue One:

Explorations in Visualizing the Irish of the American Civil War by Damian Shiels

The American Slave: A Database – An Examination of the Methodology and results of Digitizing the Slave Narrative Collection by Keith D. McCall

Those Gals Had it Easy: The Conspicuously Untroubled Lives of Boydton Virginia’s Reconstruction Belles by Samantha Upton

RockinThruHistory: Learning History One Song at a Time by Damien Drago

Issue Two:

Chasing After the Daughter of the Lost Cause by Heath Hardage Lee

The North Carolina Confederate Pensions, Past and Present by Aaron M. Cusick

The Civil War Institute Annual Conference at Gettysburg College: CWI2014 Reviewed.

Harristorian Archives: The Pennsylvania Report of the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Issue Three:

The Checkbook is an Autobiography: The Case of Henry Clay Folger (1857-1930) by Stephen H. Grant

The Letters and Writings of Bill Evans, World War II Aviator by Mike Rogers

Recreating the “Good War”: Pride and Pitfalls in WWII Reenacting by Jared Frederick

Controlling Atoms: Evaluating the AEC During the Eisenhower Years, 1952-1958 by Nick Lacasse

Issue Four:

Creating Veteran Identity for Women within the Veterans Administration by Amy Rebecca Jacobs

Selling Mr. Consumer: Forming Male Consumer Identity by Nick Lacasse

The Tide of Domesticity: A Study of Gender, Environment, and Florida’s  Indian River Culture –  1870 and 1890 by Dara R. Vance

Every Piece of This War is Man’s Bullshit: The Women of Cold Mountain, a Review Essay by M. Keith Harris

Issue Five:

California Gold, Privateering, and the Russian Navy: A Story of the American Civil War by Glenna Matthews

“When Cleverness and Knowledge Arise, Great Lies Will Flourish”: Civil War Soldiers and Calculated Manipulation on the Battlefield by Mary C. Roll

History in the Classroom and the Interactive Notebook: A Conversation with Luke Rosa by M. Keith Harris and Luke Rosa

“Not All They Resolved It To Be”: A Review of The Field of Lost Shoes by Robert Moore

Issue Six:

One Nation, One Flag, One Language: The Grand Army of the Republic and Patriotic Instruction in Indiana by Nicholas W. Sacco

The March of Freedom: African-Americans in the United States Military and their Affect on the Civil Rights Movement, 1880-1950 by Aaron Nathaniel Stockel

Military Race Riots During the Second World War by Elizabeth Lambert

Fury: A Historical Review by Micha Benjamin Flowers

Issue Seven:

Messengers of Uplift: Fisk University Student Resistance in 1925 by Dara R. Vance

Podcasts and History: Why More Historians and Public History Organizations Should Podcast by Elizabeth M. Covart

Civil War Military Historians are Freaking Out by Megan Kate Nelson

In Defense of Gallagher, Hess, and Meier by Kevin Levin

Issue Eight:

LBJ and the Electrification of the Texas Hill Country by Jena Fuller

Patriotic Profiteers: Lykens County Coal Company and the Civil War by Jake Wynn

The Siege of Milwaukee: The Cause and Effect of Anti-German Sentiment by Kevin Kolesari

And there you have it – if you are a new subscriber you clearly have a lot of reading to do! Volume Two, Issue One is in the works – and things are looking great…so stay tuned for summer!

With compliments,

Keith

The Americanist Independent

Wanted: Movie Reviewers

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 7.03.42 AMGreetings all!

I have been toying with the idea of adding a movie/television review section to each issue of The Americanist Independent. There have been a couple of reviews in the past, but I want to make it a regular feature in each issue. Of course I’ll need people to contribute short reviews on recent films or television shows that cover topics of  significance to United States history.

You can submit your reviews HERE.

Naturally, I am open to all suggestions.

For starters, I am considering these:

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 6.50.49 PMScreen Shot 2015-04-25 at 7.01.25 AMScreen Shot 2015-04-25 at 7.01.49 AMScreen Shot 2015-04-25 at 7.05.53 AMScreen Shot 2015-04-25 at 7.04.35 PMScreen Shot 2015-04-25 at 7.06.13 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With compliments,

Keith

The Americanist Independent Volume One, Issue Seven

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 7.07.01 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good day to you all!

I am pleased to announce that the January issue of The Americanist Independent is live and available for your perusal. Just click HERE. The subscriptions are free (naturally). If you are not already a subscriber – not to worry, you will be prompted to sign on.

Check out what’s up for this month!

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 1.45.16 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That should keep you busy for a day or so!

With compliments,

Keith