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Hunters and Gatherers of Historical Documents

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the absence of access to official documents, Indian researchers turned their attention to securing access to private papers held by formerly ruling families. While this produced a frantic search ... More


Introduction: What News?

Joad Raymond

in The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641-1649

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199282340
eISBN:
9780191700194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282340.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter first sets out the focus of the book, namely newsbooks printed in Britain in the 1640s. It addresses newsbooks as a literary and material form, as books that were produced, ... More


Lincoln’s Lost Gettysburg Address

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the authenticity of a document that is Lincoln's famed address at Gettysburg. Several factors were seen in the said document, all pointing to forgery. It notes that Mark Hofmann ... More


“Not to Scale”: Cartographic Productions of Community

Mieka Brand Polanco

in Historically Black: Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762882
eISBN:
9780814724743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the expressions and productions of “community” among Union's delegitimized historians. Analyzing a map hand drawn by Ernest Green, an 85-year old resident of the town, it ... More


Uncanny Encounters

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores Fritz Lang's film entitled Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, which was heralded by critics at the time as a cultural-historical document of the German inflation. It describes the ... More


“The Age of Fire and Gravel”: “Occult” and “Alternative History” Uses of Folklore

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the rise of “occult” and “alternative” folklores. Occult folklore deals with the hidden knowledge about some lost culture or civilization that may have been forgotten, ... More


“The whole time & minde are filled with law”—1620–1626

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From 1620 until late in 1626, D’Ewes spent most of his time as a student of the common law at the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court that provided legal education. His initially reluctant ... More


Sozomen and Eusebius: The Lawyer as Church Historian in the Fifth Century

Jill Harries

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how bishop Eusebius of Caesarea influenced Sozomen in writing Ecclesiastical History. It states that Sozomen dedicated this particular work to the Eastern Roman Emperor ... More


Spring

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.19
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott written in spring 1956. These include Bayard Rustin's letter to Reverend Martin Luther King after he misrepresented himself ... More


Summer

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.20
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott written in summer 1956. These include the testimony of Aurelia Browder in the federal courthouse on May 11, 1956; ... More


Fall

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.21
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott released in fall 1956. These include Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) leaders' requests for the Justice Department ... More


Prelude

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott. These include a letter from Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, president of the Women's Political Council, to the mayor of Alabama, ... More


December

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott. These include a letter from Rosa L. Parks, accepting a scholarship for the Desegregation Workshop to be held at Highlander ... More


January

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott dated January 1956. These include heated public debate in the pages of the Montgomery Advertiser; minutes of the meetings ... More


February

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.15
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott dated February 1956. These include the memorandum sent by Gloster Current, NAACP director of branches, to executive ... More


March

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.17
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott dated March 1956. These include a report on a Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) mass meeting by Donald T. Ferron; ... More


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