George Washington owned several books and articles that discussed the abolishment of slavery which were all located in his personal library. Many pieces in the collection had been given to him as gifts, meaning there were personal relationships between Washington and the authors, many of which being from across the Atlantic world. These texts are one of the only few clues available to historians when researching Washington’s view on abolition and the dialogue between authors. Collecting pieces of evidence in Washington’s texts is how François Furstenberg, history professor and author of Atlantic Slavery, Atlantic Freedom: George Washington, Slavery, and Transatlantic Abolitionist Network, presented this research article. In his thesis,
The information from this essay was well written and used a variety of different sources to back up their thesis. The majority of the books were a couple of decades old but the author was using books written describing different individuals oral history about experience during that time. 4. Propose a research question for a history research project that would make a contribution to the literature discussed in the historiographical essay. The history research question project would make a contribution to the literature discussed in this historiographical essay would be “Has the toxic stress of the middle passage effect today’s African
Roger Sherman Baldwin played an important role in slavery in the America we know today. Roger played a minor role in slavery itself, but in the matter of the amistad Roger played a major role. Roger was the lawyer who against better judgement decided to be Cinque’s attorney. Roger had a more regal and prestigious background then the movie would have us believe, as it turns out Roger Sherman Baldwin was the grandson of Roger Sherman, (a founding father, and only person to sign all four great state papers.) this effectively gave Roger a large amount of influence in courtrooms and other government facilities.
In order to write this book, the author clearly uses different manuscripts and papers that helped him to explain and show the situation of this social movement. He also uses and gets information from people that were living those situations, for instance in Chapter one, he mentions a note from Journalist Ruiz Ibañez: “Contrary to the common belief that those groups are composed of “punks” and hoodlums….”1. Related to him, he is an American historian and sociology that obtained his sociology and political science degrees in the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, as well. Currently, he is a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and he is president of the Center for Latino Policy Research. He wrote not only Quixote’s Soldiers but also, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986.
One secondary source consisted of “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson.” Julian Boyd and Barbara Oberg were the writers of this famous book series that was published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1950–2004. The second secondary source consisted of “Major Butler’s Legacy — Five Generations of a Slaveholding Family” published by the University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1987. The last secondary source is “The Life of Albert Gallatin” by Henry Adams, published by Peter Smith, New York, 1879. Mr. Murray not only just had secondary sources he had many primary sources the first consisting of a book called “The Southern Experience in the American Revolution.” This book was written by Jeffery Crow and published by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, in 1978. It really showed how the south reacted and felt about the American Revolution.
N.p., n.d. Web. 28 June 2015. . This article asks us if Franklin was truly a leader in the abolishment of slavery or simply just a bandwagon member. According to Waldstreicher most people view franklins political stand points in reverse because he owned slaves for so long.
Yes, the information is accurate, reliable and complete. I went through other websites and searched dates to see if they matched up and events that are stated on Vietnamwar.org and everything was correct and linked up. “The Vietnam War was a Cold War military conflict that occurred in…from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975 when…and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations” (Klos). The citation is from a section in the webpage and it again furthers my points that the information is accurate and seemingly unbiased. Included in this section of the website, there are other subsections written by other authors that talk about other aspects of the war.
While most studies and theories are concerned with the differences between religion and culture, Bellah (1967) spent a lot of time examining the similarities of religion specifically in America. While Rousseau is credited as the one who coined the term “civil religion”, Bellah provided an in-depth study (2007:167). Based in presidential inaugurations, he continuously recites that people in authority often cite a generalized god, one that does not belong to any set religion (Bellah 1967). He goes on to explain that in America, there are “certain common elements of religious orientation that the great majority of Americans share” (Bellah 1967:166). This is important to understand in the sociology of religion because it shows how cultures and ideas can combine to create something the majority of society agrees on, even if it’s something as strongly held as
Throughout the essay by James McPherson multiple evidence is used to get to his point of who freed the slaves. All of the evidence he uses is valid because it all is directed at the question he has posed. Also all of the evidence used has sources and can tracked to credible sources such as the evidence given by Robert F.Engs on page 193 which was taken from his lecture to the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.The evidence that stands out as convincing is the evidence that is directed at the question but is not obviously answering the question or obviously known. An example of this is the evidence taken from Francis B. Carpenter's book Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, “I did not consider that I had a right to touch the ‘State’ institution of ‘Slavery’ until all other measures of restoring the Union had failed. .
In Slavery and the Making of America, James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton presented America’s slave-driven history through a series of stories that portrayed the inhumane acts that slaves suffered through. Together, the husband and wife have extensive knowledge in American studies as well as history. In fact, James Horton is considered one of the most important contemporary African-American historians. He is the current Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History as well as the director of the African American Communities Project at the National Museum of American History in the Smithsonian Institution. Along with his teaching profession, Horton was a historical consultant on various film and video productions on programs like ABC, PBS, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel.