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The Science of Deep History: Old Accounts and Modern Science of New Madrid

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1912, United States Geological Survey researcher Myron L. Fuller published an account of the New Madrid earthquakes. This report languished until seismologist Otto Nuttli re-focused scientific ... More


The Conservative Assault on Confiscation

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On April 18, 1862, Republican Senator Orville Browning, a powerful friend of President Abraham Lincoln, condemned the radical confiscation plan of his Illinois colleague, Lyman Trumbull, and, in a ... More


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