Six Questions to Ask of Published Diaries and Memoirs

23 June 2014
We love them—but can we trust them? When we're fortunate enough to find diaries or memoirs that relate to the subject of our research, we should pose at least the following questions ...

The Value of Community-Based Research

12 June 2014
So you don't care about Mr. Merchant? Study him anyway. Ditto for Mr. Lawyer, Miss Teacher, Dr. Whoever, the Rev. Mr. Anybody, and Widow DoGood. Many of these community members were "unofficial record-keepers." When their records ...