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October 27, 2017
Weekly Writing #7: Collecting Sources
- Dunn, Samuel. A New and Easy Method of Finding the Latitude on Sea or Land: Having Two Altitudes of the Sun and the Time Elapsed between the Two Observations, Measured by a Watch or Other Time-Keeper. by Samuel Dunn, Teacher of Mathematics. Eighteenth Century Collections Online. London: Printed, for the Author, 1778.
- I found this source through the encompass search on the Trexler Library website. While looking at the map, I saw that is was by a mathematician named Samuel Dunn. So, I searched for him and found some of his work in cartography.
- “North America, As Divided amongst the European Powers. Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm), 1776”, Divided Rumsey Map Collection, accessed October 25, 2017, http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps6346.html.
- Postnikov, A. V. Exploring and Mapping Alaska: The Russian America Era, 1741-1867. Edited by Marvin W Falk. Historical Translation Series, 17 Volume. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2015.
- I noticed a note on the map that said something about Russian exploration in North America in the last twenty years. So, I looked up on the Trexler library encompass search Russian Exploration Alaska because that’s where the note was located.
- Bland, Richard L., Ed, and P. P. (Petr Pavlovich) Doroshin. “Petr Pavlovich Doroshin in Russian America.” Arctic Anthropology44, no. 2 (2007): 101-12.
- I noticed a note on the map that said something about Russian exploration in North America in the last twenty years. So, I looked up on the Trexler library encompass search Russian Exploration Alaska because that’s where the note was located. This is a peer-reviewed source
- Statman A. “Fusang: The Enlightenment Story of the Chinese Discovery of America.” Isis107, no. 1 (2016): 1-25.
- On the map, there is a note that refers to a place called “Fousang” by Chinese geographers. So, catching my interest, I searched for Fousang and got nothing. Then I used a different spelling, fusang, and found a peer-reviewed article on it.
- Layland, Michael. The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island. Victoria, BC: TouchWood Editions, 2013.
- While I was looking at the west coast of North America, I noticed that Vancouver Island was not present. So, I searched on the library website for the history of Vancouver Island and found this to be the first result.
- Roderick, Libby. Alaska Native Cultures and Issues: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2010.
- Elliott, J. H. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.
- SZABO, FRANZ A. J. “The Seven Years’ War.” Journal of Modern History86, no. 3 (2014).
- BALSERA, VIVIANA DÍAZ. “Erasing the Pyramid Under the Cross: Motolinía’s History of the Indians of New Spain and the Construction of the Nahua Christian Subject.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies4, no. 1 (2003).