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Trachtenberg-“Prologue”

Trachtenberg-“Prologue”

The article discusses the use of images in history, specifically, photographs.  Trachtenberg begins by discussing how in its beginnings, photography was very difficult to describe. The vocabulary surrounding it was not fully formed as we know it today. At the time, it was expressly called photography. Rather, it was called by the process that was used to take the picture. There were many processed from this time as people tried to find the best way to transfer images, whether these…

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Liebmann-Revolt Chapter 5

Liebmann-Revolt Chapter 5

Liebmann begins this chapter by briefly going over some of the history available of Pueblos. He states that after the retreat of Otermin, the written record of the Pueblo people ends. There are oral histories, but they were not shared with outsiders. Because of this, historians must then turn to archaeology to try and figure out their past. As he did in his introduction, Liebmann mentions that they Jemez Province is a good spot for archaeological study as there have…

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Liebmann-“Introduction”

Liebmann-“Introduction”

Liebmann begins his introduction with a retelling of a battle between the Jemez people and the Spaniards. This draws the reader in telling them of dire portion of the battle where Jemez soldiers chose to throw themselves off of a cliff rather than surrender to the Spaniards. This battle, and the focus of Liebmann’s book, was written to put the reader into the battle. Liebmann plans to focus the paradoxes of the battle and how things changed so drastically in…

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Hanna-“Cartographic Memories of Slavery and Freedom”

Hanna-“Cartographic Memories of Slavery and Freedom”

In this article, Hanna is discussing a map drawn by John Washington. Hanna states that this “a map of memory and a subaltern and subversive cartographic practice” (51). This may is not just to tell people where places are, but it depicts the events of Washington’s life such as where he joined the Union soldiers. His map is a very well done representation of Fredericksburg and is done in the cartographic style of his time. He also states that Washington’s…

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Harley-“Texts and Contexts in the Interpretations of Early Maps”

Harley-“Texts and Contexts in the Interpretations of Early Maps”

B.J. Harley states that maps are very underused and misunderstood within history. They are often limited to very small and specific uses and questions. For example, he states that historians do not use them to explain social history because historians commonly believe that the two do no go together. In this work, he explains why the map in misunderstood within history and how it can be used beyond it commonly thought of uses. Map are usually seen a factual representation…

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Alejandro de la Fuente, et al., “Introduction,” “Notes,” (excerpt) and “Bibliography,”

Alejandro de la Fuente, et al., “Introduction,” “Notes,” (excerpt) and “Bibliography,”

This introduction is from Alejandro de la Fuente’s book about Havana. It begins with a quick retelling of the invasion by Jacques de Sores. Sores invaded Havana by land. He threaten the population and, when they tried to fight back, killed prisoners and burned the city to the ground. The author also briefly mentions San Cristobal, a city in southern Cuba. This town was an example ti demonstrate the decline that many cities in Cuba were facing. It was a city that…

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Rosenzweig- “Wikipedia: Can History Be Open Source?”

Rosenzweig- “Wikipedia: Can History Be Open Source?”

Rosenzeig begins by stating what makes Wikipedia different from other historical works. The main points he lists are: multiple authors, usage, free use, and price. He states that most historical works are written by one singular author. Sometimes, although rarely, historians can find works written by two maybe three authors. However, with Wikipedia most of its articles have at least a dozen “co-authors” if not more. He also includes evidence of its wide usage. It is used more than many other…

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Presnell-“History and the Internet”

Presnell-“History and the Internet”

Today, the internet is the internet is an essential part of historical research. However, this does not mean that using the internet in research is as easy as a google search. Historians must still evaluate the information they come across. Presnell notes that while a lot more information is available, this information may not always be useful as it does not go through the checks that article in journals do (136). No sources should be assumed useful. Historians should research…

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Citino-“Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction”

Citino-“Military Histories Old and New: A Reintroduction”

In this article, Citino discusses the historiography of military history. He describes the field of military history as one that is very big publicly, but rather small in academia. He breaks those who study military history into three groups: “war and society” scholars, traditional operations historians, and scholars who “use the newest trends in historical inquiry to the study of military affairs in their broadest sense,” (1070-1071). He then goes on to describe what different groups have done for military history….

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Kenny- “Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography”

Kenny- “Twenty Years of Irish American Historiography”

This article is an analysis of the books that were are and are currently available about Irish American immigration. Kenny focuses more on 19th century immigration and the writings of Miller as he seeing his writings as an essential part of the field of Irish American History. It is an important writing and essential to the field of Irish American History. Miller’s worked discussed why the Irish Immigrant population saw their migration as involuntary. Kenny states that because because this…

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