Comps Notes: Smith’s Virgin Land

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth Henry Nash Smith Henry…

Comps Notes: Roosevelt’s “The Strenuous Life”

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. “The Strenuous Life” Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt, “The Strenuous Life” in The Strenuous Life: Essays…

Comps Notes: Roosevelt’s The Winning of the West

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. The Winning of the West, Volumes 1 and 3 Theodore Roosevelt Dedicated to Francis…

Comps Notes: Parkman’s The Oregon Trail

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Francis Parkman Francis Parkman, The Oregon…

Comps Notes: Billington’s The Far Western Frontier

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. The Far Western Frontier: 1830-18601 Ray Allen Billington Ray Allen Billington, The Far Western Frontier: 1830-1860, (New…

Comps Notes: Sage’s “Some Aspects of the Frontier in Canadian History”

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. “Some Aspects of the Frontier in Canadian History” Walter N. Sage Walter N. Sage, “Some…

Comps Notes: Jacoby’s Crimes Against Nature

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here.  Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation Karl Jacoby…

Comps Notes: Courtwright’s Prairie Fire

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here.  Prairie Fire: A Great Plains History Julie Courtwright Like William Cronon, Julie Courtwright recognizes in environmental…

Comps Notes: White’s Land Use, Environment, and Social Change

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here.  Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington Richard…