Archive for September, 2010

For anyone doing Louisiana History

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Book Review/Review Articles

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Book Review Review of No Uncle Sam Review Article Review Article

Good/Bad Historical Sources

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

A good historical website is often one that is moderated or created by the government. The Air Force has a very detailed account of the Bataan Death March, my topic, on their website. Air Force History Website A bad historical website is usually charactorized by either lacking an author, not citing sources, or just having […]

William J. Winsor

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

After much searching, the ONLY mention of William John Winsor Jr. I could find was the same article posted on blackboard from another source. I found no other information other than what is in this article.

3 Questions

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

1. Why would General Edward P. King surrender his all of his troops when the Japanese already had a reputation of harsh treatment of American prisoners? 2. Why did it take so long for the POWs to be rescued? 3. How did the American government use the situation to promote recruitment and bolster morale?

Morgan’s Puritan Thesis

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Edmund Morgan’s thesis on the Puritan Ethic extensively details the ways in which the Puritan ideals of hard work and frugality made their way into the hearts and minds of colonists throughout the American Revolution. Morgan does not suggest that these ideas are the cause of the revolution, but are ideas and feelings shared by […]

Worksheet on Choosing a Topic

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Briefly describe the Internet research that you did. What words did you google successfully? Name at least one useful website. Do not include web based library card catalogs in this section. After my conversation with Dr. Beasley, I started off by Googling “Bataan Death March”, and got plenty of hits. Wikipedia, as usual, has a […]

With the Old Breed

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

With The Old Breed is a collection of memoirs written by Eugene Sledge about his time as a mortar man in the Pacific campaign of World War II. With The Old Breed is widely considered one of the best first hand accounts of life in the Pacific from a soldier’s perspective. Eugene Sledge is from […]