Archive for September, 2009

questions about topic

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

My topic is the United States Sanitary Commission and these are three ideas for questions that I will answer in my paper:
1) What were the main purposes of the commission
2) Why was it created
3) How did it operate during the war
Andrew Frisk

primary source analysis questions

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

1) The source is the author Louisa May Alcott. She was a woman who lived in the late 1800’s and served as a volunteer nusre in the civil war and this boook describes her experiences serving as a nurse.
2) Half of the book was compiled a few years after the civil was over and the rest was published several months later.
3) Louisa May Alcott composed the source during her time serving as a nurse for the Union Army. She wrote the letters back home while she was serving.
4) Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 and died in 1888. She was a well known novelist who was best known for Little Women. While she was serving in the Civil War as a nurse, she contracted typhoid fever and later died due to mercury poisinig.
5) The source was composed while the action was taking place during the civil war. She was writing the letters home while the action was happening.
6) Since my paper is based on the sanitary commission, this will be a great source for my paper. I will be discussing the creation and purposes of the Sanitary Comission and this will be a great souce when describing some of the everyday jobs describing the commission
7) One problem that I can forsee using this source for my paper is that some of the information was published a few months after the war was over and it was not done by Louisa May Alcott so it might not be as relaible.

primary source

Friday, September 4th, 2009

One primary source that I will be using for my paper is titled Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott. This comprises many different moments during her time serving as a nurse for the union army during the Civil War. She published half of the sketches right after her time as a nurse and the rest were compiled a fer months later. This will be a great source regarding the sanitary commission because it is coming from someone who actually took care of the soldiers during the war.
Andrew Frisk

William Winsor Jr.’s existence?

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Regarding the actual existence of William Winsor Jr. the only thing I could find was the same website where professor Al-Tikriti found the life story: After my google search I was unable to find any substantial information that proved he actually existed. I did find things regarding the William Winsor school, but no proof that he actually existed.
Andrew Frisk


Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

I spoke with Dr. Jim McClurken earlier this week about my potential topic, which was the United States Sanitary Commission.  This was created during the Civil War and consisted of many women who aided the men with their medical needs during the War.  He thought this was a good sart but I would need to centralize the focus of my essay because there are a couple different levels of the Commission and he suggested I focus on one or two.  Also he gave me a few sources where I could begin my research and also mentioned that these sources could lead me to find other sources.  Overall, It was a very productive meeting that pointed me in the right direction.

beach blog 2009-09-02 22:36:31

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

the sanitary commission

beach blog 2009-09-02 22:34:30

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

test post

beach blog 2009-09-01 23:04:08

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

I have been thinking about a topic relating to the Civil War for my research paper.  I have narrowed my choices down to the Sanitary Commission which was the group of women who served as doctors for the soldiers.  Also I am looking at the weaponry used and have an appointment to hopefully finalize my topic.

beach blog 2009-09-01 23:01:19

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

1)  David Almond kept the main family history for William Jon Winsor Jr as well as his grandfather, Luther Harris

2) This source has been written over a period of time.  It began when David Almond began composing the Winsor family history in 1820 and William Jon Winsor Jr. started to gather facts in 1920 and has continued gathering facts ever since.

3) The Winsors had family friends named the Almonds and David Almond started gathering facts and creating the family history.

4) The author was born on April 16, 1920 in Princeton, New Jersey.  In his early years, he lived a very rudimentary existence.  As a young boy, he moved to Connecticut, but shortly after moved back to New Jersey where he finished sixth grade.  He went to Vietnam, but never saw any action and overall traveled many places around the United Sates and the world during his lifetime.

5) The source was composed over many years when certain events happened in the authors life.  It is a running commentary of places he live, where he went to school and certain jobs he had over the years.

6) It provides lots of biographical information specifically about the author.  If we were to write an autobiography about William Jon Winsor Jr. this is a great source because it gives us a great history of his life.

7) -The source does not give any backrground to where it came from such as the internet or a book.   It only gives the author and says that it has been compiled over a period of time.

-We dont know if the author is a reliable source

-The source also has no date, of website so we have no idea where it came from

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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