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Month: October 2019

Topics for NEH Grant

Topics for NEH Grant

Topic 1 African-American Court-Martial cases in the first half of the 20th century- using primary sources, newspapers, personal accounts and interactive maps to show the number of court-martial cases during this time period and the disproportion of convictions and punishments.  Can include big ones in CA, WA, TX and smaller ones around the country including Fort Devens. Topic 2 Early Republic American Indian Court Cases- similar website showing where and how American Indians used the law to find the limits…

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Working with data in 1850 Santa Fe

Working with data in 1850 Santa Fe

Data can be any form of information from any time period.  When working with data from a different time period, several problems need to be navigated as you decide on how to categorize and place data.  I will discuss the problems of working with the 1850 Santa Fe, New Mexico census and some cultural considerations. The census takers of the 1850 census were working with a population that spoke primarily Spanish or American Indian languages.  One of the questions on…

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