Meat and Potatoes: The Reminiscences of Alonzo Davis
In April 1863, the men of the 4th California infantry were hungry. They were posted at Drum Barracks ...
How claims records and other documents serve as historical sources.
A Complicated Man: John Baylor’s Letters to His Family
How could John Baylor have done such terrible thing and simultaneously be so effusively affectionate in his letters home?
Reading the Landscape
For the past two months, I have been on a researching road trip through the West and Southwest—Colorado, ...
Nineteenth-century visual images, then, had power to move people to action, to convert ideas into policy.
Finding Your Place in Letters
For scholars of American history, letter-writing makes historical research possible.