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April 19, 2018

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Colonial Florida & The Complicated Web of Interaction Regarding the Trans-Atlantic World

This post is an article review of “Shipwrecked in the Atlantic World: Reevaluating Jonathan Dickinson’s Interactions with Native Peoples Along Florida’s Southeastern Coast” by Jason Daniels, which was published in the Spring 2013 (Vol. 91, No. 4) edition of the Florida Historical Quarterly. You can click here for a direct link to the article on

Martha Ballard's Diary

A Midwife’s Tale: The Story of Individualism in an Institutionalized History

Martha Ballard was an American midwife and medicinal healer who has, in the two hundred years succeeding her death, allowed historians to better understand colonial history through an individualistic and more feminine perspective. Most aspects of domestic life from Martha’s world was recorded and transcribed through the economic records of men and the period transcripts

Individuality and Communalism in Colonial Economics

The features of capitalism have evolved throughout both history and society, and it has been immensely affected by the pressures from both individuals and institutions. Although capitalism has played a rather crucial role in the shaping of American economic and geopolitical thought, modern historiography has questioned the foundations of our colonial economics. Until recently, American

American Culture

The History of America: The Birth of American Culture

While the new American settlers were busy growing tobacco and building city churches in their new environment, European immigrants who moved to America didn’t cease being or wanting to be Europeans. In fact, they wanted to reshape their new homes and cities into what they had left behind in Europe instead of attempting to create their own new society. American culture didn’t actually exist at this time, as a majority of what could be considered culture in the new world was brought from other countries.