Archive for the 'HIST299' Category

The Unjust Enrichment of American POWs by Japanese Corporations

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The Unjust Enrichment of Japanese Corporations by American POWs During World War II, the Empire of Japan used captured American soldiers as slave labor to fill the void left by Japanese soldiers sent off to war. Of these captured soldiers, almost half came from the American surrender at the Battle of Bataan, the largest surrender […]

Lit Review

Monday, October 18th, 2010

In April of 1942, a captured American force of ten thousand soldiers was marched over a sixty-two mile stretch of Philippine jungle. The American troops had surrendered following the Battle of Bataan, the largest surrender in American history. Along what would become known as the Bataan Death March, these troops were beaten, starved, and murdered […]

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 […]