Review: Crisis of Fear

Review Channing Crisis of Fear Crisis of Fear: Secession in South Carolina. By Steven A. Channing (1970) New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970 pp. 293, ISBN 671-20516-1 (hardcover) $7.95 U.S. “Secession was a revolution of passion and the passion was fear” (p. 293). Dr. Steven Channing’s political-historical drama analyzing the power of fear in South […]

Review: On the Threshold of Freedom

Review Mohr On the Threshold On the Threshold Analysis On the Threshold of Freedom: Masters and Slaves in Civil War Georgia. By Clarence L. Mohr (1986) Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. xxiii + 397, ISBN 0-8203-0941-9 (paperback) $35.00 U.S. Professor Clarence Mohr has been the chair of the Department of History at the University […]

Review: Honor and Violence

Review Wyatt-Brown Honor and Violence Bertram Wyatt-Brown. Honor and Violence in the Old South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. x + 245 pp. $19.95 (pbk), ISBN 0-19-504242-5 Fortunately it is rare that such a troubled text as Honor and Violence appears in print. Nevertheless, there are exceptions; this one lives in re-print. Professor Emeritus […]

Review: Mastering America

Bonner Mastering America Robert E. Bonner. Mastering America: Southern Slaveholders and the Crisis of American Nationhood. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxii + 328 pp. $16.46 (pbk), ISBN 978-0-521-54177-0 One should consider notions of nationality with notions of revolution as a fundamental component of that revolution. Revolutionary peoples should have an idea of who […]

Essential Speeches in Early 20th Century American Democracy

Handout – Key Speeches in early 20th Century American Politics: Bryan, Roosevelt, Wilson, Hoover, & Roosevelt Carl A. Young cyoungh@gmu.edu Essential Speeches Handout Speeches 23 January 2010 William Jennings Bryan William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was a devout Presbyterian and an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for President in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections. He served as […]

Grant Abstract (sneak peek)

In addition to the abstract below, I have attached the presentation file for those who may be interested in the methodology animation. Clio I Project Presentation v1-2 Also, the digital version of the Militiaman’s Pocket Companion is attached!  Due to the large size of the file (70Mbs) it is best to right-click the link and […]

Sticking Your Head In The Sand

When reading The Access Principle by John Willinsky, I was particularly intrigued with the way Willinsky approached the topic of open access and politics. Essentially, the message is more information and access to scholarly research and evidence can and should inform the global, national, or local political policy debates. Ideally, members of the government, bureaucrats […]

Informatics Flambeau

∞ tsp of data Countless hours of digitization ½ Supercomputer (or 4cups Cloud Computing) 1 petabyte of storage dash of creativity 75 gallons of coffee 1.75L Wild Turkey (101) budget… lots of budget Preheat the coffee pot. Cull for hours identifying targets to digitally preserve. Scan, photograph, capture, and torture original sources for digitally preserved […]

Digital Improvised Explosive Devices (DIED)

Ok… the acronym was an absolute accident, but hey, I’m with the Government, I am a card-carrying official acronym producer. I guess it is natural… or a gift… This week’s reading really obviates the need for my project in some ways and really opens the curtain to the real issues surrounding digital tool sets. At […]

Developing Standards and Techniques for Digitizing History: Laying the Foundation for Future Collaboration & Development of Digital Artifacts

In a multi-phase project I will develop a low-cost methodology for digital archiving documents, develop and store them in a standards-based data storage platform, and set the conditions to scale up from this foundation with future phases and funding creating a collaborative, accessible, online digital archive with fully reproduce-able, searchable, capture-able, translatable, and malleable datasets and online sources.