My posts will resume this week after a few weeks off to travel to the U.K.–next installments will be on American foreign policy in the Civil War, the subject of my current research in London at the British Library and The Rothschild Archive.The global capital market expanded in the 19th century and it was especially important in the development of the American South and Midwest. It is striking that of the nearly 30,000 miles of railroad track in the United States in 1860, over 22,000 of it were laid in the 1850s, nearly all of it in the South and Midwest. These two regions dominated the boom of the 1850s. British and European capital financed a significant amount of this expansion. Their relative experience in these years and through the Panic of 1857 shaped their identities as much as the political crisis over slavery. In the coming weeks we’ll look at these questions in more detail.
- James I. Robertson Jr., Exacting Civil War Historian, Dies at 89, via @nytimes https://t.co/TdDmDH60xf 07:05:20 AM November 16, 2019 from NYTimes for iPad - Breaking N...
- When James Baldwin Squared Off Against William F. Buckley Jr., via @nytimes https://t.co/JLwPaoYi9L 07:03:05 AM November 16, 2019 from NYTimes for iPad - Breaking N...
- Fabulous interview with my @BigTenAcademic Leadership Fellow and colleague @UNLincoln Megan Elliott on the new Dig… https://t.co/2TSfxrRRMG 11:05:19 AM November 12, 2019 from Twitter Web App
- Renegotiating the Archive: Scholarly Practice in the Digital Age
- What is Digital Scholarship? A Typology
- Why the Digital, Why the Digital Liberal Arts? (Middlebury College, December 2014)
- The Future of Digital History, #rrchnm20
- O Say Can You See Project on Early Washington, D.C. first release: petitions for freedom