American History, continued

4 February 2011

These are the most important new items onsite since my last entry a year ago: Stanley Clisby Arthur’s The Story of the West Florida Rebellion (and other material relating to “West Florida”), Constance Lindsay Skinner’s Pioneers of the Old Southwest (and other Kentucky and Tennessee material), James R. Jacobs’ Tarnished Warrior: Major-General James Wilkinson, Irving Berdine Richman’s Ioway to Iowa.

In addition, a couple dozen journal articles, mostly about West Point, railroads, and the frontier from the Appalachians to the west bank of the Mississippi; about fifteen hundred more entries of Cullum’s Biographical Register of the Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, now complete thru the year 1850 and thus including many of the generals of the War between the States — I expect to complete the transcription of all 3384, thru the Class of 1890, in March 2012; orientation pages to the History of Florida, the History of Iowa, the History of Wisconsin; Sidelights on Dutch History.

The homepage of my American history site (as of writing: 32 books, 16,000 pages of print, 700 images in 2700+ webpages) is here.

Unexplained phenomenon

5 September 2009

Thomas Jefferson’s UFO has been onsite for a while now, but in honor of today’s Google doodle, I’ll play too: unexplained phenomenon.

The homepage of my American history site (24 books, 11,000 pages of print, 600 images in 700+ webpages) is here.

Louisiana takes over her forts in 1861

20 August 2009

Today’s item is a 1961 journal article (rather late for public domain, but the copyright was not renewed) on The Seizure of the Forts and Public Property in Louisiana (in 1861): a straightforward account of the actual mechanics of the process by which control of government property was forcibly transferred from the old government of Louisiana to the new.

The homepage of my American history site (24 books, 11,000 pages of print, 600 images in 700+ webpages) is here.