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A New Order of Things: St. Louis, Chicago, and the Struggle for Western Commercial Supremacy
(The Confluence, 2011)
St. Louis leadership during the Gilded Age was nothing if not confident, even suggesting that the nation's capital be moved to the St. Louis region.
Digital History and the Public: Envisioning the Mississippi Valley of the Nineteenth Century
(Edinburgh University Press and Association for History and Computing, 2007-10)
Article describes resources available online via Mark Twain's Mississippi Project web site (http://dig.lib.niu.edu/twain) and argues that they represent an important means by which non-specialist users may imagine and ...
Solomon Huebner and the Development of Life Insurance Sales Professionalism, 1905-1927
(Oxford University Press, 2005-12)
In 1927 the National Association of Life Underwriters collaborated with Professor Solomon Huebner of the University of Pennsylvania to found the American College of Life Underwriters, an institution devoted to establishing ...
"Webs of Significance": The Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, New Technology, and the Democratization of History
(The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organization, 2007)
Lincoln/Net (http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu), a product of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project at Northern Illinois University Libraries, represents a new type of historically oriented digital library resource. ...
From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions
Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage organizations collect, create, and steward a rapidly increasing volume of digital content. Both research conclusions and professionals’ real-life experiences expose ...
Unseen Influence: Lucretia Blankenburg and the Rise of Philadelphia Reform Politics in 1911
(University of New Mexico Press, 1999)
Lucretia Blankenburg successfully made women a crucial element of her husband Rudolph's successful campaign to become Mayor of Philadelphia in 1911. Although the reform candidate did not enjoy the use of the type of political ...
Building a New Generation of Online Public History Resources: Promise and Problems Identified in the Development of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
(Doing Public History, 2008)
This article describes the development of the Lincoln/Net web site at Northern Illinois University Libraries. It argues that to date academic historians have largely used digital technology and the web to advance research, ...
Mixed Feelings: Stephen Colwell, Christian Sensibility, and the American State, 1841-1861
(Historical Society of Pennsylvania/University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018-04-01)
Stephen Colwell argued that a high tariff could produce a moral political economy in an industrializing United States. He suggested that by providing industrial workers with wages higher than the international market would ...
EMORY JOHNSON AND THE RISE OF ECONOMIC EXPERTISE IN THE PROGRESSIVE STATE, 1898–1913
(Cambridge University Press, 2018-04-01)
Emory Johnson served in a series of executive-branch appointments pertaining to the Panama Canal. Like many other executive experts, he used his professional skills and reputation as political tools, promoting the canal ...