Questions related to American History
I'm in the first stages of an attempt to chronicle the history of Sharecropping in the U.S. for a school project and I've been unable to find anything definite about its presence in modern agriculture, if any.
Would definitely be curious (and appreciative!) of anything anyone has to contribute on the topic of Sharecropping, generally, as I am more or less stumped.
Illinois just signed a new law mandating that LGBT figures that have made significant strides in humanity in the state's history be taught in schools. What do you guys think?
Teaching tolerance is very important in school, specially when it comes to LGBT tolerance
From the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era.
What were the chief problems, and what new federal legislation was passed to meet those problems? What did these problems have to do with the rapid post-Civil War industrialization of the country? What roles did the American Civil War play in the emergence of the Gilded Age (1870-1890)? Why did the Gilded Age give rise to populism and wide-spread protests? And why did populism ultimately pass over into (1890-1920) progressivism? Does the sequence of reform legislation hold any possible lessons for contemporary politics? Who were the chief American populists and the leaders of the progressive movement? What did they accomplish and how did they do it?
Please document your contributions and answers so far as possible.
Currently there is a tremendous debate in social networks around this issue, fueled by AMLO's request that the Vatican and the Spanish Crown apologize for the crimes committed during the Conquest.
The question is: did the colonizers killed millions of inhabitants of this continent or not (I exclude the millions who died from the diseases they brought, including the penultimate Inca, who died of smallpox without having seen a single Spaniard)? Then, if they were killed: was it genocide or not? There are those who use technical arguments to suggest that there were deaths, even many, but it was not genocide. Others say that you can not judge what was done then, with today's criteria; In all this, the centuries of exploitation of the resources of the continent with manpower, largely native, is not much discussed.
So here is the debate ...
I am looking for works that analyze US-American leadership during World War II and take into account things such as motivation, dealing with uncertainty and other aspects of leadership beyond strategical and tactical considerations. Books similar to Porter B. Williamson, Gen. Patton's Principles for Life and Leadership, MSC, 1988, I suppose.
There are a number of sources on the Internet indicating that the word Prohibition, meaning forced alcohol abstinence, was first used in 1853 in America, perhaps in Maine. All of the sources appear to refer to each other. Exactly where and when was the word Prohibition first used?
hi, im looking for any document about psychoactive plants or roots here in america before 1521, if u have some text where i could find information i'll be grateful
The book was first published in 1831. Child was an abolitionist, a feminist, an opponent to American expansionism and an Indian rights activist.
What is your take on the argument of Theresa Schenck in "the Voice of the Crane Echos Afar" is? She says the Ojibway were originally the crane clan who in the contact era was located near the Sault - hence Ojibway being synonymous with Sault and Saulteax.
She argues the Ojibway nation was a historical response to territorial expansion, but that the identity of Anishinaabeg was widespread throughout many of the algonquian speakers? Essentially she is arguing the larger identity of the Ojibwa is historically emergent and derives from population shifts.
It seems pretty convincing to me, but not being Ojibwe, I don't really have much context to refute here.
Nemesio Salcedo was Commanding General of the Eastern Interior Provinces of Mexico (1802-1813). His brother, Juan Manuel de Salcedo, was the 11th and last Spanish governor of Louisiana (serving from 1801 to November 30, 1803, when Louisiana was handed back to the French). Juan Manuel's son, and Nemesio's nephew, Manuel Maria Salcedo, served as governor of the Spanish province of Texas from 1808, until he was executed, on 3 April 1813, the day after the Royal Spanish forces he had commanded in defense of Bexar (current San Antonio), the capital of Texas, were defeated by the insurgent Republican Army of the North led by Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara. The decisions that Commandant-General Nemesio Salcedo made had a tremendous impact on the history of development of Texas, the western and southwestern portion of the United States, and a great portion of northern Mexico, too., for which he has not been properly recognized by past historians.
Some historians have even erroneously reported that General Salcedo died in Mexico in 1814 (when he finally received permission from the King to retire from his post in America), but I have found several archival sources (see examples attached) that prove he returned to Spain after his service in Mexico, where he was not only very-much-alive, but had been promoted to higher rank and was serving an honorable post as head of the deputation of his native villa of Bilbao in 1816, and two years later, in 1818 was having a new house built on the Old Plaza of the port city of San Sebastian, on the northern Basque seacoast, an architecturally-planned town reconstruction which was being re-built after having been totally destroyed in 1813, from the fires lit during the fighting between French and British forces. The house being built for him was at a location on the Old Plaza at the corner near the present Casino of San Sebastian (see attached photo), a location that will be passed by tens(maybe hundreds ?)-of-thousands of tourists during the upcoming year of 2016 as San Sebastian has been designated as the European Capital of Culture for 2016. Perhaps someone going to San Sebastian for one of the many special cultural events planned can find-out where this honorable old Basque gentleman's remains are buried and send me some information? And, even better, also find an image-from-life of him, and send me information or a copy?
With my best respects, and thanks ahead for any assistance or information,
The earliest document on US Army leadership doctrine I could find dates to 1948 (Department of the Army Pamphlet No. 22-1 "Leadership"; DAPAM22-1). Are there any manuals or other US Army documents informing combat leaders on how to fulfil their leadership responsibilities from before 1941? If not, are there any scholarly works analysing what leadership expectations were placed on US army officers during World War II?
Work: The effects of alterations to the original Godzilla (Gojira) on interpretations of the Japanese 'Other' to the film's American audiences.
I am studying the ways that Japanese and American history spoke of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. I read Japanese fairly well, but I'm struggling to find a large number of Japanese authors to talk about the atomic bombs. I wonder if someone in the group would have indications of books, authors and other types of sources that can help me.
Including how the wild horse has become a symbol of freedom, and its role in frontier history. Open to all possible suggestions.
The business operated in Manhattan from the Early National - post Civil War period and dealt in hardware and plate glass imports. It was located on Maiden Lane (94 Maiden Lane but included at times adjacent buildings).
Besides the landmark study on the building and brief references to CVS Roosevelt in various secondary sources on the Roosevelt family, can anyone lead me to any primary sources? I am curious (and question the accuracy of the statement) about how secondary source claims that the company achieved a monopoly on the import of plate glass. I want to understand how the business operated. I know family members sometimes traveled to take orders but did they use jobbers, and how did they operate?
The company received most of their shipments from Liverpool but bought glass from France, England, and Germany. How did that work? Did they have a representative abroad? When plate glass arrived in New York, how was it transported and stored? Did they only order by the job or did they keep an inventory in their maiden lane warehouse? Was the plate glass stored on upper floors and the office on the ground floor? Different sources say the plate glass import part of the business was sold to the Briish firm in 1876 (date?). Which firm? How did they advertise their wares? Also, family members sometimes operated additional hardware import companies including one titled Roosevelt & Company. Were they rivals or connected?
Any sources (business or otherwise) about CVS Roosevelt (Cornelius V. S. Roosevelt, or Cornelius van Schaack -- sometimes spelled Schaick) would be most appreciated. He had a "mansion" on Union Square at Broadway and 14th St. until his death in 1871.
He had a son and a grandson with the same name unfortunately. Also any info on the business dealings of Theodore Roosevelt Sr (the presdient's father).
A friend who also does gravestone research has asked me for help to identify the source of the title "Countess of Entilla" and the associated shield and crown emblem. There are two gravestones with this inscription located at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor, Maine. My genealogical research indicates neither woman was married. One was born in "English Canada," the other in Maine. I have confirmed through census records that one woman was a school teacher but have been unable to find much information at all about the second woman. I suspect the title and crest are associated with a fraternal order and am putting the question out here. Does anyone recognize the title or emblem? If so, please aid us in identifying the source and meaning. Thank you.