By watson-dr-jon | On 17/04/2018
You may notice that at the top of some of the pages I've started to add a brief paragraph addressing modes of historical thinking - in other words: if you're going to be thinking about x, what issues should you be thinking about? These aren't too in depth, but are designed to prompt thinking, engagement and analysis. I've started with some of the areas I teach, but will attempt to add a similar section to each area.
By watson-dr-jon | On 04/04/2018
So, it’s now 2018, 5 and a half years since I started the site to provide a one-stop shop for American history resources that provided connections to sites and useful key documents (with some guidance where possible/time allowed). As ever, other commitments have meant my ability to update the site, check the links are all still working have lapsed. But judging by the traffic - over 52,000 visitors in total, including over 60 in one day last March, it is still of use. If you have any questions, queries or suggestions, or want to tell me if this site is useful and/or how it could be more so, do mail me at the University of Brighton - firstname.lastname@example.org - and I’ll do my best to reply.
By watson-dr-jon | On 31/05/2016
So it's the last day of May 2016. I haven't posted anything on here for 2 years, and I've only updated/added a few links recently - work & research (but mainly work) keep getting in the way.. Still, people are still finding this useful, so I'll keep it going and adding as and when I can. Any queries or questions, or suggestions, please mail me at J.Watson3@brighton.ac.uk.
By watson-dr-jon | On 02/07/2014
July 2014 - the site has now been up for 2 years. This time last year, it had had 6000 visitors, one year later and another 14,0000 have had a look - which suggests the site is helping people it's supposed to. So, I'll keep adding the odd site here and there when I have time.
Thanks for visiting.
By watson-dr-jon | On 11/09/2013
The summer has rolled on and it appears more people are discovering the site - traffic is steadily increasing now that schools, colleges & universities are returning. I have also discovered how to duplicate links between lists - this means sites/docs on one list should now cross-referenced with other relevant lists - particularly on the Black Freedom pages.
If anyone wants sites/docs on a specific relevant subject, do request via the forum - I will remove any posts/links people put up without doing so.
Keep reading & sharing the site.
By watson-dr-jon | On 13/06/2013
The site has now been up for about a year and has been visited by over 6000 people. If you like it,do come back. If you think something is missing, get in touch.
I've tweaked some categories - the big 1945-79 folder is now split in two - mainly for ease of access. I have also added a folder exploring sex & gender - questions of sexulity, suffrage and gender through the 19th & 20th centuries.
Missing something? Let me know.
By watson-dr-jon | On 02/03/2013
I've now started to add some new categories to the site, providing links to pages/sources on the civil war, slavery, and the growing sectional tensions of the 19th century. These will added to in the usual ad hoc way. As for the rest of the site, recent links include some useful videos and further attempts to build the 80s & 90s links, still a bit thin, so do pass on any suggestions. As ever, please link and share the site as much as you can.