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Abbot is a tool designed to convert dissimilar collections of XML texts into a common interoperable form. Abbot's schema-harvesting procedures focus on TEI, but is extremely flexible and format agnostic. The American Indian Treaties Portal provides texts of American Indian treaties that are not covered by Kappler, peer-reviewed articles on various treaties, and an original biography of Charles J. Kappler.
Reality Television with a Twist In the world of television, if "The Bachelor" or "Fear Factor" isn't your cup of tea, we recommend several alternatives to "reality TV." Have you ever wished you could step back in time and experience the way people lived in your favorite era of history?
UNDER CONSTRUCTION (status: September 2010) Until this part has been updated, please see the original list here . Thanks a lot for your patience. “How on earth can I write about something I don’t know anything about?!” This question started the “useful list”; a helpful link-collection for myself and my fellow authors of Age of Sail fiction.
Located in downtown Los Angeles, the FIDM Museum is devoted to the exhibition and interpretation of dress and textiles. Our collection focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, with an emphasis on American and European dress. Like all museums, we have thousands of objects housed in our secure, climate controlled storage areas.
A society dame with the shrill voice of a street vendor hides her lover upstairs, then steals up for nocturnal raptures. A gay king who can’t stomach his queen sends his most trusted courtier to impregnate her. A palace congested with vermin and lice harbors lamb chops and cakes tucked deep into the upholstery. A queen fleeing the scourge of revolution relies on a careless hairdresser to get her to safety.
The memory of every war includes that of the old men who start them, stretching back before the conflagration, and the young men who fight them, encompassing decades of trauma and mythmaking after the last shots have been fired. Still, it’s slightly shocking to see the old Revolutionary-era leaders who began the War of 1812 memorialized in paint, while at least one of its young heroes ( Zachary Taylor , who went on to be president) is seen in a mid-19th century daguerreotype. If you look at this war through a wide-angle lens, it encompasses not just the political events suggested by the title of a National Portrait Gallery exhibition — “1812: A Nation Emerges” — but also several more momentous revolutions, in science, commerce and art. Consider Gilbert Stuart, one of the first reputable American portrait artists, who painted the likeness of President James Madison, on whose watch the war was fought.
May 19, 2005 Did you ever get the feeling that the browser address bar is the new command line? I keep forgetting how much functionality Google provides in their search text box; I was reminded when Damien Katz posted a link to a nice little Google search cheat sheet . Google also automatically recognizes certain strings, such as UPS tracking numbers, UPC codes, math calculations, etcetera. Here's a list of those shortcuts , with helpful examples. There's also a more comprehensive list of supposedly undocumented (at least on Google's web site) search operators.
Because Google is like a jetcar with a 20-speed manual gearbox, first gear is plenty for most people. However, if you want the other 19 gears, here are some ideas to get you fired up ( just make sure you’re pointing in the right direction first )… Google’s 2nd gear - Exact-fu Without much doubt, I think the two basic Google tricks everyone should know are:- If you want an exact word match ( i.e. not a nearest sound match, or a plural/singular ), precede the word with ‘+’. This is most useful when (as is often the case with historical research) you’re looking for a particularly obscure word or name, for which Google will suggestion zillions of alternatives.
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By Mary McCall On Mar 27 2013, 12:40 am in Hearts Through History , historical romance , history , Mary McCall , medieval , medieval romance , Research , romance As a night person, I try to mark everything on my schedule a day in advance but I messed up this time. I should have posted this very, very late yesterday.
The Klingenstein Library of the New-York Historical Society holds among its many resources a substantial collection of manuscript materials documenting American slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic world. The 14 collections on this website are among the most important of these manuscript collections. They consist of diaries, account books, letter books, ships’ logs, indentures, bills of sale, personal papers and records of institutions. Some of the highlights of these collections include the records of the New York Manumission Society and the African Free School, the diaries and correspond ence of English abolitionists Granville Sharp and John Clarkson, the papers of the Boston anti-slavery activist Lysander Spooner, the records of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, the draft of Charles Sumner’s famous speech The Anti-Slavery Enterprise and an account book kept by the slave trading firm Bolton, Dickens & Co. Click here to view the full collection.
By Jody Allen On Dec 20 2011, 7:03 am As writers no matter if you write historical or contemporary, fantasy or suspense,we all do research to make our characters come alive in their period and locations. For those writing fantasy world building is the key, but for those of us who write historicals we must rely on the historical facts of an event or era or location to give credibility to our story.
Christopher Pittard, University of Newcastle There are two points to consider when talking about Victorian detective fiction: firstly, that the detective story as a distinct genre is a product of the nineteenth century; and secondly, that only a small amount of the detective fiction produced at the time is still read and studied. For most people, Victorian detective fiction is constituted by the Sherlock Holmes stories (despite the fact that a number of these stories were written well into the twentieth century) and perhaps the trio of Dupin tales written by Edgar Allan Poe in the 1840s.
Email Below I have compiled a list of 7 clever Google tricks that I believe everyone should be aware of. Together I think they represent the apex of the grand possibilities associated with Google search manipulation tricks