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H-Net reviews posted to the web 18 Aug 2014 - 25 Aug 2014

From: H-Net Reviews <hbooks@mail.h-net.msu.edu>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:00:01 -0400
Subject: H-Net reviews posted to the web 18 Aug 2014 - 25 Aug 2014

The following reviews were posted to the H-Net web site between
18 Aug 2014 and 25 Aug 2014.

Reviewed for H-War by Ryan P. Semmes
    Kurtz, Peter.  _Bluejackets in the Blubber Room: A Biography of
    the William Badger, 1828-1865_.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama
    Press, 2013.  xvi + 190 pp.  $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8173-1779-9.

Teaching Digital History

Teaching Digital History: Or, Out of My Comfort Zone

Diana Wakimoto writes in her blog about her experience as a librarian teaching a digital history course:

Today I want to share some of my experiences from the last quarter, especially about being outside of my comfort zone in my teaching duties. This spring quarter I taught a digital history class that I had created for the history department for the first time and it was both completely fun and completely terrifying at the same time. Let me explain.

American Antiquarian Society to add Political Cartoon Collection to Metadata Games

 

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) recently digitized over 600 political cartoons produced in the United States between 1764 and 1876. This collection of images includes very early cartoons relating to the establishment and operation of the federal government, defaming depictions of local politicians embroiled in election-time battles, and much more.

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