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I am looking for a good and clear source comparing American and Canadian Native policies in the first half of the nineteenth century. Or, if no such comparison exists, at least a book/article dealing with Native policies in Canada (technically British North America) in the first half of the 19th century, after the end of the 1812 war - I am interested in land policies and treaties between the Native nations and the colonial government (in Canada) and the federal or state governemnts in the US.
Thank you in advance,
I am a diplomatic historian doing research on two businessmen, one British and the other American, who were employed by a subsidiary of ITT in Hungary during the early years of the Cold War. They were both arrested, tortured, tried, and imprisoned for espionage and economic sabotage, charged specifically with trying to undermine the first Five Year Plan in Hungary. It was a Soviet-style show trial during the era of Stalin. Their names were Robert Vogeler and Edgar Saunders. There were also five Hungarian nationals who were arrested and tried with them.
Recent work with a Russian colleague has convinced me that archives there contain files of correspondence, manuscripts, and art work from American leftists. These files date roughly from 1929-1940. I would like advice on getting travel and reproduction grants for research in Russia as expeditiously as possible. I know IREX has run out of money for short-term travel; I will contact NEH and ACLS but would like other sources. Any ideas?
The City University of New York.
Apologies for the self-promotion, but my recently published book The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s (Praeger, 2014) centers on a mentally-ill teenager's search for self in the mid-twentieth-century. Although Jewish, the gang's leader was a self-proclaimed Nazi and Hitler admirer, who further identified with comic-book vampires - often donning a vampire "costume" when attacking homeless men.