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Histories Of Order And Empires, John Bowes Aug 2009

Histories Of Order And Empires, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

This is, at first glance, an odd pairing of books. One covers several centuries of Comanche history on the southern plains and the other focuses on the post-Revolution Ohio Valley. Pekka Hämäläinen explores a variety of anthropological and ethnohistorical sources to produce a wide-ranging analysis of Comanche internal and external life. David Andrew Nichols surveys the writings and records of citizens and politicians to bring more attention to the connections between national politics and local power struggles in the early American republic. Despite these apparent differences, however, both of these works have similar questions at their respective cores. Perhaps most ...


The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe Jun 2009

The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Appointed editor of the Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary (1878-1968) by the Massachusetts Historical Society, a Summer Grant would allow me to prepare the diary for digital publication. While I have completed extensive work for the printed edition, the MHS recently decided to co-publish the diary with a premier digital imprint (most likely the University of Virginia). As digital editor, I will supervise conversion to web format, write a new introduction, glosses and annotation, conduct archival research and collate ancillary materials, particularly Peabody's artwork. Digital publication will substantially expand the scope and length of the manuscript and allow for marketing ...


An Introduction To The Fur Trade At Fort William/Fort Laramie, 1834-1849, Barton Barbour Jun 2009

An Introduction To The Fur Trade At Fort William/Fort Laramie, 1834-1849, Barton Barbour

Barton H. Barbour

No abstract provided.


Restoring The Chain Of Friendship: British Policy And The Indians Of The Great Lakes, 1783-1815, John Bowes May 2009

Restoring The Chain Of Friendship: British Policy And The Indians Of The Great Lakes, 1783-1815, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

Over the past three decades scholars have examined the history of the Great Lakes region in the period covered by Timothy D. Willig in Restoring the Chain of friendship. Some of the most notable products of those efforts, including Colin Calloway's Crown and Calumet (1987), Richard White's The Middle Ground (1991), and Alan Taylor's The Divided Ground (2006), have laid an important foundation for our understanding of native peoples in this region and their negotiations with British and American policies and officials in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Willig acknowledges the contributions of these and ...


Garbage In The Sea: Ocean Dumping In The New York Bight, 1850s-1930s, Steven Corey Jan 2009

Garbage In The Sea: Ocean Dumping In The New York Bight, 1850s-1930s, Steven Corey

Steven H. Corey

No abstract provided.


Enduring Nations: Native Americans In The Midwest, John Bowes Dec 2008

Enduring Nations: Native Americans In The Midwest, John Bowes

John P. Bowes

Enduring Nations is a collection that encompasses the work of twelve different scholars to highlight the ways in which the Native peoples of the states that once com- prised the Old Northwest Territory played critical roles in the history of the region, adapted to their changing world through successive waves of European and American colonialism, and persisted to the present-day. As David Edmunds notes in his introduction, just over 17 percent of all Native Americans currently reside within the states of the Great Lakes region. The contributors to this volume use a number of different historical events, individuals, and perspectives ...


Lincoln's In Town (A Play), Robert Bray, Nancy Steele Brokaw Dec 2008

Lincoln's In Town (A Play), Robert Bray, Nancy Steele Brokaw

Robert Bray

The play was produced in Bloomington, Illinois, February 13-15, 2009, at the Bloomington Performing Arts Center as part of the celebration of the bicentenary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.


Explicit Threats And Dangerous Gambits: Twentieth Century Negotiation, Karl T. Muth Dec 2008

Explicit Threats And Dangerous Gambits: Twentieth Century Negotiation, Karl T. Muth

Karl T Muth

No abstract provided.