Comps Notes: Race, Gender, and Progressivism

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here. Comps Notes: Race, Gender, and Progressivism John Whiteclay Chambers II, The Tyranny of Change: American in the …

Comps Notes: The “Frontier” in the West

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here. The “Frontier” in the West Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier …

Indigenous, Coal, Anthracite

This is the twenty-third post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (July 31 – August 6, 2017): Impacts of mining on water live on, …

Comps Notes: American History Textbooks; Brinkley, Zinn, Tindall and Shi

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here. The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Fourth Edition, 2004.  …

Comps Notes: Reconstruction: Foner and Jones

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. This is the first in such posts. The full collection will be accessible here. American History after 1865  …

Plastic, Horne, New

This is the twenty-first post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (July 17 – July 23, 2017): Canadian officials confirm largest earthquake caused by …

Smith, Emails, Campaign

This is the seventeenth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 26 – July 2, 2017): Monday: “Archives Theme Week: Creating Dialogue Between Archivists …

Race Relations in Early Park Films

Several months ago I wrote a short blog post about the objectification of women in early park films. In addition to gender issues, many park videos also illuminate mid-century race relations in North America. One of the most blaring statements on race relations within many of these films available on YouTube and elsewhere is the …

Environmental, Indigenous, States

This is the fourteenth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 5 – June 11, 2017): Monday: “Inventing (the) English: Racism, Multilingualism and …

One, Trump, Says

This is the twelfth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.   Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (May 22 – May 28, 2017): Monday: “How Thousand-Year-Old Trees Became the New …