Posts Tagged ‘e-resources’

1907 Jamestown Exposition

The Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition marked the 300th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in America. Located in Norfolk, Virginia it opened April 26, 1907 and closed November 30, 1907. Dignitaries who visited the included Booker T. Washington, Mark Twain, and President Theodore Roosevelt. The first image on this page is of a promotional lithograph in the collection of the Library of Virginia. The second image, a map of the exposition’s fairgrounds, is available at the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State College. Click on the links above or the images below for more information.

Read Full Post »

Click “Civil War Defenses of Washington and their Associated Contemporary Neighborhoods” or the map to visit the National Park Service website for more information.

Tara Boyle. “Was Your Ancestor Part of ‘The Contrabands’? Scholars Would Like a Word,” WAMU – MetroConnection, October 14, 2014

Greg Santillo. “The Civil War’s Long Shadow,” American University, February 25, 2015

Read Full Post »

“This image by English artist Eyre Crowe was published on the cover of the March 9, 1861 edition of the Illustrated London News. Click here or on the image to read the complete entry at the Encyclopedia Virginia website.

“Before the Civil War, most black barbers explicitly groomed wealthy white men, like businessmen and politicians. Black customers were not allowed to get haircuts in these black-owned barbershops, mainly because white customers didn’t want black customers getting shaved next to them. That smacked too much of social equality, so barbers capitulated to the wishes of their white customers both in the North and the South.”
Hunter Oatman-Stanford. “Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops,” Collector’s Weekly, May 30, 2014

“Even when Black-owned shops did eventually arise as slavery fell, these shops were still mostly catering to a white customer base. As such, it was difficult for a Black man to approach a Black barber to reap the benefits of their skills.”
The History of Black Barbershops: The Must-Know Info About Black Barbershops’ Impact on the Industry,” National Association of Barbers, February 27, 2022

Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr. Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015

Quincy T. Mills. Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013

____________. Left of Black: The Black Barbershop. (35:46) John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University, 2014

____________. Left of Black: The Black Barbershop (4:42) John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University, 2018

Read Full Post »

Table 1. Pension Approval Rates for Civil War Veterans by Period, Race, and Military Medical History: United States, 1865-1906

“According to [Donald] Shaffer, Blacks were investigated about twice as often as Whites and these investigations were more thorough and took longer. Furthermore, claim agents (who often assisted in the application process) often took advantage of Black soldiers by submitting fraudulent claims. Finally, the difficulty Blacks had in providing essential dates, including dates of birth, marriage, military service, wounds, and illnesses, ‘led to frustration and suspicion on the part of pension bureaucrats.'”

Sven E. Wilson, PhD. “Prejudice & Policy: Racial Discrimination in the Union Army Disability Pension System, 1865-1906,” American Journal of Public Health, Volume 100: S56-S65.

[Note: The table above is on page S60 of the 10-page article — Leslie]

Read Full Post »

“The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans’ understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible.”

Click on the image or the link in the text above to go directly to the database.
You might want to explore the other tabs as well.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: