Mapping Early Haitian History by Paul CLAMMER

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Mapping Early Haitian History

By Paul Clammer

In 2016 I was in Cap-Haïtien, working on an update for my guidebook to Haiti. Mapping is a key part of writing travel guides, and I spend a lot of time physically locating places and dropping pins on Google Maps. My first visit to Cap-Haïtien as a travel writer was in 2007, so it's a familiar city to navigate, a fact made even easier since its streets still retain the grid system laid down by French invaders in the late 17th century.

Degroot, 'The Frigid Golden Age,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Title: The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720

Author: Dagomar Degroot

Commentators: Nicholas J. Cunigan, James Bergman, Katrin Kleemann, Thomas Wickman

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

 

Re: The Future of the History Major

Great piece. Hard to gainsay. Thanks very much for posting it, Larry Grant. The decline of history is the fault of historians, no one else. As soon as we recognize this truth, the sooner we can fix the problem. The solution is simple, as the two distinguished authors of this piece suggest. We need to start teaching history that matters again. With that very thought in mind, a few years ago I started teaching--

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