Good Cooks Do Tinker with Recipes
16 January 2014
Citation templates are so intimidating. Not to mention: demanding. Include a, b, c, d, e. Use italics here and quotation marks there. But don’t put punctuation between ...
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 21:20
Trusty Friends, Next Friends & Friends Who Are Actually Kinfolk
15 January 2014
We've seen the terms in many civil documents: A man gives power of attorney to "my trusty friend." Or a man appears in court saying he is the "next friend" of a married woman . . .
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 22:08
14 January 2014
Problem: You are tracing a freedman in post-bellum Louisiana, one Louis Bellow. A fellow researcher has sent you the attached image, reporting it to be the marriage record of your person-of-interest. Never mind that the record is in Latin. You can still figure out the basic facts. As you analyze the record, what . . .
A Researcher's Mindset
13 January 2014
As history researchers, we do not speculate. We test. We critically observe and carefully record. Then we weigh the accumulated evidence, analyzing the individual parts as well as the whole, without favoring any theory. Bias, ego, ideology, patronage, prejudice, pride, or shame cannot shape our decisions as we appraise our evidence. To do so is to warp reality and . . .
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 08:33