AcademHack takes a deliberately provocative approach to book publishing and academic publishing. I think he has it pretty much exactly right. I like his point that if you put your information behind a wall, it is not published, but private-ed.
I'm reading After Tamerlane by John Darwin and ran across this sentence on page 76, '[t]he genius of the Ottomans lay in reinforcing this Islamic solidarity with several shrewd innovations'.
I've been visiting the William L. Clements Library on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI these last two weeks. It was a sunny Spring-like afternoon, so I took a couple of pictures. Enjoy.
Gage to GJ on misonaries again. Gage is obviously very worried about the stirring up of the Six Nations by the missionaries.
about the indians and rumors from the south...
Speaking of the Six Nations reports of earlier Congress at Johnson Hall, then later
“In Darkness Dwells the People Which Knows Its Annals Not” - inscription on the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.
I've been at the William L. Clements Library for the last few days. I am wading through the extensive Thomas Gage Papers. I'll be dropping a few nuggets here in the future, but I thought the inscription on the front of the building was worth noting as well.
- In a dispatch dated the 10th of August, 1812, Lord Bathurst, who had succeeded Lord Livertool, Secretary of State for the colonies, formally approved of the employment of Indians.
*** good discussion about Carleton and his concern about scalping early in the ARW. After freeing 100 captured Americans and forbidding scalping, then got upset when some were scalped. Good to start a discussion on Carleton and his issues later, as Lord Dorchester, in 1794 Fallen Timbers campaign.
Author: Old Abraham.
Title: The Indians answer [manuscript] : present as before / Old Abraham speaker, 
Physical Description: 1 item (2 p.) ; 33 cm.