Weekly Writing #7: Collecting Sources

  1. 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.

 

  1. “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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.
  2. Roderick, Libby. Alaska Native Cultures and Issues: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2010.

 

  1. Elliott, J. H. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

 

  1. SZABO, FRANZ A. J. “The Seven Years’ War.” Journal of Modern History86, no. 3 (2014).

 

  1. 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).

 

 

 

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