The Journal for
MultiMedia History


Volume 1 Number 1 ~ Fall 1998


About This Journal

About This Issue

Feature Articles

The 1939 Dairy Farmers Union Milk Strike in Heuvelton and Canton, New York
Thomas J. Kriger, Associate Director of Research, United University Professions

American Women and the Making of Modern Consumer Culture
Kathy L. Peiss, Department of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Message from the Wilderness of North America: Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, c. 1960
Claude A. Clegg, III, Department of History, Indiana University at Bloomington

Teaching and Research

Teaching Islamic Civilization with Information Technology
Corinne Blake, Department of History, Rowan University

Student-Constructed Web Sites for Research Projects: Is It Worth It?
Adrienne Hood, Department of History, and Jacqueline Spafford, History of Art Department, University of Toronto

Reviews

CD-ROM/DVD

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era (1857-1865)
Reviewed by Joel D. Kitchens, Social Science Reference Librarian, Texas A&M University

Who Built America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914
Reviewed by Andrew Darien, Department of History, New York University

The American Civil War, 1861-1865
Reviewed by James Marten, Department of History, Marquette University

Excavating Occaneechi Town: Archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Indian Village in North Carolina
Reviewed by Dean R. Snow, Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University

StarSites: Celestial Navigation
Reviewed by Corinna Snyder, Anthropologist, Wiley Technologies

The First World War and Its Consequences
Reviewed by Stanislao G. Pugliese, Department of History, Hofstra University

To Save a Life: Stories of Jewish Rescue
Reviewed by Neal Robert McCrillis, Center of International Education, Columbus State University

Web Sites

The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
Reviewed by Paul Harvey, Department of History, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

The Seneca Village Website
Reviewed by Ellen Noonan, NYU Libraries, New York University

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust
Reviewed by Rondall R. Rice, United States Air Force Academy

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Reviewed by Ann M. Nicgorski, Art Department, Willamette University

Film and Video

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605
Reviewed by Kristen D. Robinson, Department of History, University of Kentucky

Immigration: Promise and Hope for Generations
Reviewed by Scott H. Tang, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley

Romeo and Juliet in Sarejevo
Reviewed by Linda Kelly Alkana, Department of History, California State University, Long Beach

Eastern Europe, 1939-1953
Reviewed by Jacqueline M. Olich, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Red Empire
Reviewed by John McCannon, Department of History, and Pamela Jordan, Department of Political Science, Norwich University

Links to Noteworthy WWW Sites

American Memory: Library of Congress collections and exhibits. The Library of Congress' extensive—and ever-growing—collection of on-line photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present. An on-line exhibit based on an actual physical installation at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History (NMAH).
Cyber Exhibit on the Enola Gay and the Atomic Bomb: The Smithsonian exhibit that never was. Japanese NHK-TV's on-line version of the cancelled controversial 1995 exhibit—originally scheduled to open at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the spring of 1995.
Making of America (MOA). A digital library of primary sources related to U.S. social history published between 1850 and 1877. A collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University.
The New Deal Network. The New Deal Network (NDN) is a rich history database of photographs, political cartoons, speeches, letters, and other documents from the New Deal era. Launched by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) in 1996, the project has drawn support from various private and academic institutions. Since early 1997, it has been operating in close collaboration with the Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT) at Columbia University, where it is currently based.
The Perseus Project: A Digital Library on Archaic and Classical Greece. Based in and maintained by the Classics Department of Tufts University, this is the most comprehensive on-line collection of resources on ancient history in existence. It includes: ancient texts and translations, philological tools, maps, illustrated art catalogs, and numerous original essays. The Perseus project is a collaborative effort by dozens of educational institutions and museums and was begun in 1985.
United States Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. Information about the museum and excellent teaching resources for Holocaust studies: on-line exhibitions, essays, videographies, bibliographies, and more.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. A Web exhibit of images and primary sources related to the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. Produced by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University. The site includes newspaper clippings, oral interviews with survivors (audio files), photographs, factory investigation reports, letters, autobiographical accounts, and more.
The Valley of the Shadows: Two Communities in the American Civil War. Edward L. Ayers' outstanding Web site on the Civil War era—continually expanded and improved by an able team of students under his supervision.
WWW Services for Historians. An excellent general history resource site maintained by The Association for History and Computing.


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