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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Home
    Episode Rollins College Image Wikimedia Commons The Tobacco Trade in Virginia As an appointed Commission Merchant of Virginia William Brown was responsible for reporting on many markets However in 1850 s Virginia there was really only one market that was truly booming and that was tobacco Episode University of Virginia Image Wikimedia Commons A Massachusetts Federalist Opposes Declaration of War On Thursday June 18 1812 the members of the House of Representatives were in session when word came that the Senate had passed a bill An act declaring war between Great Britain and her dependencies and the United States and their territories Episode Wheaton College Image Wikimedia Commons Poe s Sepulchre by the Sea Love and Death in Victorian America Edgar Allan Poe spent his final months in poverty tormented by grief drowning his depression in alcohol and poetry In May 1849 in his small New York cottage he wrote what was to be his last completed poem Annabel Lee in which he returned to the themes that had haunted him for much of his life Episode Furman University Image Wikimedia Commons The Double Hip Ironsides Corset shapes American Women Victorian women liked their corsets tight If a person looked up and down any busy street in the late nineteenth century they saw townswomen that struck dramatic silhouettes The corset a tight fitting boned garment restricted movement and reshaped the natural position of organs inside a woman s body Episode University of Alabama at Birmingham Image Wikimedia Commons The Graphic Scene after President Abraham Lincoln was Shot Charles Furman had known Fannie Garden for only 13 days before he asked her to marry him In all they spent less than a month together before the Confederate government ordered him northward to fight the soulless soldiers of the despised Yankee Nation

    Original URL path: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/ (2016-02-15)
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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Location
    The History Engine Basic Search Search Explore Students Teachers About Contact Log In Basic Search Search Time Range Year Decade Month Year Week Month Day Week Digital Scholarship Lab 2008

    Original URL path: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/location (2016-02-15)
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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Goal
    investigate evaluate and write about historical issues You will begin by examining original primary documents everything from letters and newspapers to court cases and sheet music You will analyze these documents with a critical eye and place them in a larger historical context using secondary sources Your next task will be to create written episodes that tell a story about your primary sources and their context Finally after review from your instructor you will publish your episode on the History Engine making it accessible to the public So what s an episode anyway An episode is a story about anything from a congressional act to a meeting between two neighbors from a store receipt to a love letter from a painting to a children s picture book told from the contents of one or more primary sources The goal of the episode is not to recount textbook like facts but to try to understand the past from the perspective of the people who lived it The episode provides the details of daily occurrences found in one or more primary sources and contextualizes those details with information from secondary sources How is this assignment different from a term paper Cosmetically episodes

    Original URL path: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/pages/students/goal (2016-02-15)
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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Getting Started
    Engine in the classroom and integrating the project into an undergraduate syllabus Inside the guide educators will find basic information about the History Engine step by step directions for how to maximize time and resources and suggested homework assignments For more sample assignments including some created by former History Engine users check out the resource links located in the right sidebar Professors from around the country have gotten their schools involved with the History Engine To see a list of participating schools and learn about their classes look through the Schools Using the History Engine Teacher Resources The resource links in the sidebar can help educators organize their syllabi create new assignments and prepare students for the work ahead The Style Guide and Citation Guide help to ensure that episodes in the cumulative database are formatted in a uniform way Students should consult these guides while they write and edit their own episodes and peer review the work of their fellow classmates Students can also find online editions of these guides under Writing Librarians and archivists are essential to the History Engine project They help to maintain rigorous academic standards for the episodes and can lead students toward previously untapped

    Original URL path: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/pages/teachers/getting_started (2016-02-15)
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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | What Is The History Engine
    national events to the simplest local occurrences Students construct these episodes from one or more primary sources found in university and local archives using historical context gleaned from secondary sources to round out their analysis Students then post their entries in our cumulative database giving their classmates and anyone else who s interested the opportunity to read and benefit from their work The History Engine also gives students a more intimate experience with the process of history Participants who work with the History Engine project learn the craft of an historian they examine primary documents place these documents in a larger historical context using secondary sources and prepare cogent analysis of their sources for the public eye These students go into the project fully aware that future classrooms will engage with and critique their work Finally the History Engine provides a way for professors to take advantage of digital technology in their classrooms The cumulative database provides all the easy access and searchability of other websites but also subjects its contents to a careful academic screening process from insructors as well as librarians archivists and teaching assistants Because only registered students can contribute each episode is carefully vetted for content

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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Contact
    Search Search Explore Students Teachers About Contact Log In Basic Search Search Contact Us Your name Your email address Your college or university if applicable Reason for email Question I want to join the project Comment Suggestion Problem Your message

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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Users
    In Basic Search Search Login If you have already registered with the History Engine please enter your email address and password to log in Email Password Forgot your password New to the History Engine Please register below with the registration

    Original URL path: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/users/login (2016-02-15)
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  • History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research | Episodes
    day an eighty ton sperm whale escaped the pursuing whale boats attacked the Essex itself and disappeared into the ocean The ship though it remained afloat was rendered useless forcing its crew into the small boats In the weeks ahead sharks and storms pursued them threatening to destroy their fragile vessels Two months later adrift amidst the world s largest ocean their bodies weak with starvation and dehydration they cannibalized the dead I have wrote survivor Owen Chase no words to paint the anguish of our souls in this dreadful dilemma Captured in that moment were the desperation and turmoil of an entire cultural perspective Chase himself related the decision to the deepest questions of religion their own mortality the loss of humanity and the struggle between spirituality and physical necessity Ethical standards broke down with no food and no hope of rescue they drew lots and executed and ate one of their fellow survivors By the time the last survivors were rescued on February 23 1821 they had been at sea ninety six days and been pushed beyond the limits of human endurance Twelve of the twenty crewmembers had died six of whom had been cannibalized to sustain the others Still in spite of everything the men returned to their lives in Nantucket and one by one they returned to the sea Embedded in this ordeal were the conflicts of the era s social and intellectual change For centuries whale ship captains had relied on experience and word of mouth for knowledge of the oceans they sailed With the order and rationalization of the nineteenth century emerged entire books devoted to the world s islands and currents One such work Nathaniel Bowditch s Navigator revealed the survivors to be only 1200 miles from the Marquesas The islands however were

    Original URL path: http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/5008 (2016-02-15)
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