OK Amateur Historians, What are You Reading in the 2nd Quarter of '08 (Apr, May, June)
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But to prove I'm a glutton for punishment, I'll ask what you'all are reading as I never say no to my TBR :)
"The Laws of Spain in Their Application to the American Indians"
"Notes on the Cosmogony and Theogony of the Mojave Indians of the Rio Colorado, Arizona"
Both are articles by John Gregory Bourke, circa 1888-1892.
The touchstone may bring up the wrong reference. This is a short paper available at Archive.org.
I've been meaning to read this one and finally got around to getting it from the library. It's sorta history ;
I picked up a few other titles that piqued my interest but I will mention those when I have a chance to read them. That might be soon, this is finals week and I am taking a lighter class load over the summer.
It is a very good series but the detailed violence and carnage does wear on me at times. Reading about men charging over the dead bodies from yesterday is very graphic. I have to pick up something else to give me a break. So far I am 100 pages into the third volume.
The backcover tells me that the author shows that Evans anticipated what he found, having decided before he began his excavations at Knossos what his discoveries would mean (his Minoans were perfect Victorians).
As I have spent many happy hours reading about the Minoans as well as Victorians, I am very curious about Macgillvray's story
According to the Kathimerini (3-4-2008) Minoan civilization was built by people from Anatolia – and not from Africa, as maintained by Martin Bernal. (This is the conclusion of a new study resulting from a DNA analysis. “The DNA analysis indicates that the arrival of Neolithic man in Greece from Anatolia coincided with the social and cultural upsurge that led to the birth of Minoan civilization. ‘Until now we only had the archaeological evidence – now we have the genetic data too and we can date the DNA’'' one of the researchers states.).
"Of Agues and Fevers: Malaria in the Early Chesapeake" by Darrett B. Rutman and Anita H. Rutman
Very interesting article on malaria and it's possible consequences in the new world.
"Heavy Shadows and Black Night": Disease and Depopulation in Colonial Spanish America"
W. George Lovell is actually a pretty amusing author thus far. Definitely going to see if he's written other articles.
Just started Death in the Haymarket by James Green. So far it is interesting and an easy read. If not for summer classes I think I could get through in a few days.
It's a CW memoir by a private. Absolutely wonderful primary source. Learned more about the war from this book than any textbook I've read.
I am just starting Chronology of Labor in the United States by Russell Wright a short book, only 105 pages not counting the appendixes, bibliography, and index. Hopefully I will have better luck pulling myself away from it to study for class than I did with Haymarket. I was a good student up until the middle of that book then I really spent too much time with it.
not having any luck with the Touchstones