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  1. Aug 2020
    1. Your pile on park wildlife is a bit anemic,

      Thinking through how to handle these weaknesses...

  2. Jul 2020
    1. The Eighteenth Amendment did deliver on some of the movement’s promises. Researchers have found that in the early days of Prohibition, alcohol consumption fell to as little as 30 percent of its previous levels, before rebounding to around 60 to 70 percent in the following years. Hospitalizations, arrests, and deaths directly related to alcohol abuse similarly decreased.

      Research comes from economists Jeffery Miron and Jeffery Zwiebel who traced per-capita rates of cirrhosis, alcoholism deaths, drunkenness arrests, and alcoholic psychosis

    2. Historically, he explains, such matters—including actions that don’t directly harm others, like consensual sexual activity and obscenity—were the province of colonial and local governments. When the union formed, states retained that authority; the Constitution established no overarching national system of criminal or civil law and laid out no moral prescriptions for citizens to follow.

      Ahh...and this is historically rooted. Not really just a result of 18th amendment :)

    1. , there were 200,000 saloons across America—“which is 23 saloons for every Starbucks franchise there is today,

      Great use of present-day context

    2. is really unusual.”

      Really??? That doesn't seem unusual at all for me, because suffragists were often explicitly working on suffrage for white women...

    3. making an argument both against prohibition and for a kind of diversity within their community that the people who are opposed to alcohol and supporting prohibition are coming after.”

      This makes so much sense, yet I've not noticed or seen this before.

    4. The enemy is not just alcohol, but European immigrants, the

      One wonders how African Americans saw themselves in this polarized debate among whites about which whites would have cultural influence and authority.

    5. 917 that Congress passed a resolution to submit a constitutional amendment for a ban

      Hadn't thought about that 1917 was the cultural "moment" with respect to congress.

    1. Remember, your notes on one source do not exist in their own universe. The physical tool you use should help you create links between your documents.

      Record and connect -- not just record! That's a great point

    2. Sections To Include in a Journal

      Hmmm..research journals. This is interesting!!

    3. They also give us a clue about how David Nye positions his claim with respect to its range of application.

      I wonder if readers new-ish to history apply arguments to topics not considered or included by the researcher; e.g. overlook the limits of scope outlined by the author.

    4. You may want to include ideas or claims that seem important to you on index cards and create one or more keywords for the idea so that you can draw connections among your notes. For example, you might create an index card for the fourth point with the keywords “technology resistance” to see if other like ideas surface throughout the book.

      Again, this could be important to incorporate....

    5. you’ll want to note the importance of a claim. Ask yourself whether it’s a main point, supporting point, or whether it’s a statement that may not actually be relevant to any main or supportin

      This could be a good exercise with methods students

    1. Notice that we changed the boxes on the right from “full-text,” which would just be a keyword search throughout all the documents, to “article title.” Also notice that instead of putting down “wolf” or “wolves,” we have written “wolf#.” The reason for this is that in JSTOR, placing “#” after a word will search for all the words with the same stem, so it will search for “wolf” and “wolves.” If we put “goose#,” it would search for “goose,” “geese,” and even “gosling.” These search options have advantages over simple Web searches, and each database search engine uses a different system, so for examples of these ways to use detailed searches, go to the search engine’s help page and find the page for tips on searching – they are usually easy to understand.

      Love this hashtag feature of JSTOR.

    2. Think of journals not only as sources of information, but as the venues for scholars to hold discussions about the topics that they are passionate about. This conversational aspect means that journals publish that which is at the forefront of its particular discipline.

      This is an effective way to explain why journal articles aren't just "small" books -- they emphasize what is most cutting edge.

    3. Library shelves are designed to create luck

      This is a cute way to express this...

    4. If you do not know the exact title of the book you are looking for, try searching for the book on Amazon.Amazon will give you the book’s exact title, which you can then use to search for the book in your library’s catalog.

      Or google book...

    5. online library catalogs cannot retrieve the records for relevant books if you spell a word incorrectly or include search terms that are not in the catalog record.

      Unlike web searches, library catalog searches are very literal in their interpretation & retrieval

    6. Library of Congress (“LC”) Classification System.

      Interesting! I had no idea the LoC system was so recent. Wonder why Putnam felt he could not/should not use the Dewey system?

    1. Malcolm X

      Hello all! Please As you read, please record three (3) annotations. Here are few ways to use annotations:

      1. Record a question that this reading sparked in your mind (add the tag “raised a question”)
      2. Leave a simple question mark (?) in the margins next to a passage or sentence that you found confusing (no tag needed)
      3. Share the dictionary definition of an unfamiliar word (I recommend Oxford English Dictionary online) or your research on an unknown allusion (add the tag “gloss”)
      4. Share your knowledge of what was going on around the time that a text was written or published that would help us better understand what we’re reading (add the tag “historical context”)
      5. Puzzle out one difficult section by putting it into your own words (add the tag “In other words”)
      6. Respond to another participant's question or comment. Start a conversation!
    2. So those of us whose political and economic and social philosophy is black nationalism have become involved in the civil rights struggle. We have injected ourselves into the civil rights struggle. And we intend to expand it from the level of civil rights to the level of human rights. As long as you fight it on the level of civil rights, you're under Uncle Sam's jurisdiction. You're going to his court expecting him to correct the problem. He created the problem. He's the criminal! You don't take your case to the criminal, you take your criminal to court. [applause]

      In your own words, what is Malcolm's critique of Civil Rights Movement's strategy?

    1. questions and documents is flexible and reciprocal,

      This is straight out of the webinar from July 8 -- keep the 4 Cs flexible!

    2. helps you to expand the realm of the possible and look for documents in places you wouldn’t normally consider.

      I'd love a good example of s/one finding something that they did not think they could find.

    3. Imagining Your Ideal Sources

      This is a great "if you could wave a magic wand" question.

    1. Why then? Why there? H

      yes. This connects to one of the parameters for a tentative thesis: if this thesis could apply to any time (and sometimes any place), then it isn't a historical thesis.

    2. research is an iterative process

      Iterative is one of those words that I need to introduce either with humor, or substitute another word. Wish there were a funny cartoon...

    3. One of the best ways to generate a topic from a general interest is to look up encyclopedia articles.

      So true. Even wikipedia works sometimes, though Greenwood and Oxford are often the most useful.

  3. Jul 2018
    1. Blair, Bertha. Women in Arkansas Industries. Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1935.

      This looks promising, too.

    2. Historical

      I'm hopeful that this could be helpful to you!

  4. Jun 2018