Archives for the ‘history’ Category

Best of Wives and Best of Women- The End?

By • Aug 17th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Just yesterday, after a bit of an emotional crisis at the fact that I could finally be finishing my research, I concluded my biography of Eliza Hamilton. Wow.   Hearing about my research, many of my friends and family have been asking about what I’ve learned, what has been most interesting to find out about […]

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Update 3: More archives and preparing for the final product

By • Aug 4th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last update, I’ve been reading more sources on the Cherokees who fought first for the Confederacy then for the Union. I mainly focused on the collection of the papers of the principal chief, John Ross, throughout the war. His papers further supported my thought that slavery was not a major concern in Cherokees’ […]

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Siege of Toulon Update 2: Toulon In Theater

By • Aug 2nd, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Continuing my project on theater and politics in revolutionary France (abstract) (update 1) I read and analyzed two works written in 1794 shortly after the republican victory over royalist forces in Toulon: La prise de Toulon, drame héroïque et historique by Pellet Desbarreaux (you can read the script here), and La prise de Toulon par […]

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The Northumbrian Frontier: Using Old Sources in Modern Research

By • Jul 31st, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Monroe, Research

Applying primary sources is one of the central tasks, and one of the most necessary skills, for the right conduct of historical research. On the face of it, the task may seem easy enough for Anglo-Saxon England. Every source that I would need to consult has already appeared in a high-quality, modern English translation. The […]

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Update 2: Complexities of Memories

By • Jul 14th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Since my last update, I immersed myself in reading the primary documents from five tribes in the Indian Pioneer Papers, Grant Foreman Collection from Oklahoma Historical Society, and microfilm collection Cherokee Nation Papers in Western History Collection of the University of Oklahoma. The sources include correspondence, newspaper articles and editorials, obituaries, petitions, general orders, and […]

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Update 2: Мост Ахмата Кадырова

By • Jul 9th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

In my last post, I wrote about the scholarly works on Akhmad Kadyrov I was reading. Now, in St. Petersburg, I’ve been focused on another lens through which to view his legacy—the Akhmad Kadyrov bridge, located on the outskirts of the city. I’ve been to the bridge, as well as analyzed local, contemporaneous news stories […]

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Best of Wives and Best of Women- Putting it all together

By • Jul 2nd, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

When I first started compiling my research and writing my biography of Eliza, I had a mix of feelings. There were a lot of nerves, of course, but also a sense of excitement. I mean, how hard could it be? I’m working chronologically, so all I have to do is put my information in some […]

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Siege of Toulon Update 1: Records of the Convention Nationale

By • Jun 25th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

As the first stage of my project in examining representations of the 1793 siege of Toulon (abstract) I made use of the records of the National Convention’s proceedings to gain an idea of how the siege was described in contemporary political discourse. Since an overwhelming amount of records mention Toulon during this time, I had already […]

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Update 1: Looking for the Memories of Native Americans

By • Jun 18th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

During the past two weeks, I was reviewing the secondary literature about the concept of blood among the so-called Five Civilized Tribes because of its close relationship with American Indians’ racial perception. However, in this process, I encountered an article written by Amanda Cobb-Greetham about Cherokee and Creek women’s memories of the Civil War in […]

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Best of Wives and Best of Women- Discovering Treasures

By • Jun 14th, 2018 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve now completed most of my visits for my research; New York City, Philadelphia, Morristown, Albany, Saratoga, and Washington DC. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, and I’ve probably walked more than a few miles in my various tours, but it’s been a blast nonetheless. I’ve been able to walk in Eliza’s footsteps, and […]

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