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justinfarrell

who has written 23 posts for Historical Method 204.

Dec
5
2010

Final Project and Projects to finish

So I have been continuing to research for my final project and clean it up as much as possible. Still struggling with Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. have only been able to track down one article form the whole month of July 1863 and it is some what informative but not as much as I would have […]

Nov
30
2010

Project

So I have continued to research my project and make the corrections to my original draft. I had to research more in-depth Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. The Archives was only able to give me the editions from 1864 six months to a whole year after the battle took place. So i have added those two […]

Nov
21
2010

Project

So I after completing the rough draft I had some more research to do. I still have to look up information on Frank Leslie’s newspaper and search for the General Sickles article. So far the Gen. Sickles article has proven to be somewhat hard to track down but I do know what newspaper it is. […]

Nov
17
2010

Project

So far my paper is taking to take shape and look like its supposed to. At least in my opinion. I have gotten about three and a half solid pages of information. I still have information that I am researching and trying to figure out to add to my paper that will make it even […]

Nov
14
2010

Project

I have begun writing my paper and it is coming to together slowly but surely. I have formed an opening paragraph and working together on the second paragraph and forming a constructive argument to make the paper flow. I will be working on it all throughout this week and will be posting my updated paper […]

Nov
7
2010

Project Progress

So as I stated in my last blog I have found an argument: The further you lived from PA and depending on the newspaper you received the less you knew about the aftermath and information on the Battle of Gettysburg you less you probably knew. I am going to mix in the newspapers of Bangor, […]

Nov
2
2010

Project Update

So I have been researching further into my project and I believe that I am going to attempt to argue the difference between the newspapers of big cities and smaller towns outside the cities. The two cities I want to concentrate on are New York City and Boston. I will compare them to Rochester, New […]

Oct
31
2010

Project Progress

So as the days go by the research is becoming a little more tedious and less exciting. The papers in the Northern States are harder to find information in those papers since regiments from their states are less likely to actually have fought in the battle. This is certainly making my argument a little harder […]

Oct
28
2010

Project

So I have been able to develop an argument that I think will prove to a good one. I am going to argue that the further away you lived from Gettysburg and the smaller the city you lived in you would be more likely to hear less and less about the battle and the aftermath. […]

Oct
21
2010

Topic Proposal

Dates subject to change on timeline: Justin Farrell October 11, 2010 Prof. Osborne History Methodology Proposal             For my topic I plan on researching and writing about how cities and newspapers covered the celebration and aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. I will read through old 19th century newspapers such as the New York Herald […]

Oct
13
2010

Project Update

Hey guys hope you’re weeks are progressing nicely and midterms aren’t kicking anyone’s ass. So I have done a little more research and Have yet to have a major break through on the editors and what they wrote about the aftermath and feeling of people in their cities after the Battle of Gettysburg. I am […]

Oct
10
2010

Project

Hey all. So As I have begun to research more in-depth I have begun to find out that the newspapers in certain areas varied. Papers such as the New York Herald and the United States and Philadelphia Gazette had a lot of information on the battles but as the days dragged on they began to report […]

Oct
5
2010

Project topic and research

Hey guys so after class on Monday I have continued doing research on the topic about the newspapers. What I have begun to find out is that New York and Philadelphia newspapers go into the most detail about the battle and about how the city feels. They each give information from the battlefield and what […]

Oct
3
2010

Project Idea

Hey guys so after doing more research I have found some interesting topics that hopefully could fit the requirement of the research paper. What I have found after searching through the databases on the library’s website is that I am planning on maybe looking into the either the celebrations by cities after the victory at […]

Sep
28
2010

Project Topic

Hey guys hope you all are having a good week so far. So I have been doing some thinking on possible topics for our new project. What I have come up with is topics that are related to the Battle of Gettysburg. My initial idea is writing about Robert E. Lee. Most historians blame Gen. […]

Sep
26
2010

Letter Project

Hey guys in the final stages of completing my letter project. Feel like I have researched all that I can on the matter. Have a good amount of information this Lemuel Terrel or Lemuel Terrell character. Some of the other content within the letter was a little more difficult to look up and find. But […]

Sep
23
2010

Project Update

Well I have finally been able to track down this Lemuel Terrell character. However, I have stumbled upon something very interesting in my research. While looking for him which has taken me about 5 days and with help from Mrs. Bombaro and Jim from the Archives I have discovered that Lemuel Terrell, which is what […]

Sep
19
2010

Research on Letter

Hello all. Hope all is well and that the letters are going well. Still trying to track down this Lemuel Terrell character. Working on how to find more information on him. Getting plenty of information on Governor Curtin. Actually there is no place I haven’t looked that hasn’t given me information on him, whether that […]

Sep
18
2010

Letter Research

Hey guys hope you all are having a great weekend. I have been able to find a great amount of information on Andrew Gregg Curtin the Governor of Pennsylvania during the Civil War. However, the gentleman who wrote him the letter I am researching is becoming quite difficult to find. I have tried looking him […]

Sep
9
2010

Hey all hope you guys are having a good week. So I have been busy researching my letter and the people in it. So far I am getting results on one of my people but coming up short on the other. However, My bigger question is on the library assignment. With the books can someone […]

Sep
7
2010

Hey guys hope everyone’s week is going well. Read through my letter today and surprisingly it was very legible and easy to understand. Luckily for me the recipient of the letter Gov. Curtin went to Dickinson College and there is an enormous drop file on him. I have yet to start research on the other […]

Sep
5
2010

Second Post

Hey guys just about to start writing the essay on, What is History? and have somewhat of an idea about what I am going to say. The Whig book seems easy enough to understand but would be up for any advice from someone who has started on how I should go about using it? My […]

Aug
31
2010

Hey guys started reading last night and so far find the Butterfield book to be pretty interesting. Haven’t started the other one yet, but managed to get the last copy remaining in the bookstore this morning.