Week Four: Modeling, It’s not What You Think!

I was very overwhelmed when I started reading about Topic Modeling and reviewing the suggested sites from Dr. McClurken! In addition to being overwhelmed, I could envision how any of these concepts could work with my group’s project at the National Cemetery. After the class lecture I felt so much better. I actually understand the …

ADH18: NPS Fredericksburg National Cemetery Project

I put together a short video of our group project. I visited the cemetery and included part of our group meeting in the Digital Archives Department at UMW. I also included a picture of the cemetery’s registry that our group will be digitizing for the NPS. For this week’s mapping assignment, I decided to create …

A Review of Digital History Projects: ADH Week Two

This week in Adventures of Digital History, I was given to opportunity to explore history websites. While doing so, Professor McClurken urged the class to look at the sites and determine what we liked or didn’t like. He also wanted us to look at sites and determine if any contained ideas that we may incorporate …

Adventures in Digital History Week One

I am very excited to be taking Adventures in Digital History this semester! I am hoping to hone the few skills that I have and learn many new skills that will help me with my future endeavors. I am really excited to be working on the project for the National Park Service at the National …

Research Log 3, Privateers during the War of 1812

National Park Service. “Jean Lafitte.” National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Accessed February 13, 2017. https://www.nps.gov/jela/upload/Jean Lafitte pirate site bulletin.pdf. Lafitte offers to help the United States after being approached by the British in exchange for pardons for his men. After the war, President Madison pardons the Baratarians led by Lafitte. General Andrew …

Research Log 2, Privateers during the War of 1812

de Grummond, Jane Lucas. The Baratarians and the Battle of New Orleans. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1961. The Baratarians and the Battle of New Orleans, a secondary source, gives detailed information about the people who inhabited the islands off the coast of New Orleans prior to the War of 1812. Page 39 documents …

Research Log 1, Privateers during the War of 1812

Lafitte, Jean. The Journal of Jean Lafitte: The Privateer-Patriot’s Own Story. Lexington, KY: Moonglow Books, 2011. The Journal of Jean Lafitte: The Privateer-Pirate’s Own Story is a primary source that I will be using in my history practicum course HIST 298. The publisher of this work claims that it is the journal written by Jean …

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