Jenni Ostwinkle Silva

About Jenni

Jenni Ostwinkle Silva is the COO and Co-Founder of U.S. History Scene.

Nineteenth Century Historiography Formatted and Digitized by Marisa Johnson quick navigation menu: The Frontier: Primary Sources Imperial Ambitions: Primary Sources Native American History and Relations: Early Republic – Gender and Sexuality – Pedagogy – Primary Sources Transnationalisms: The Atlantic Slave Trade and the African Diaspora – Transnational Theory The Early Republic: Background and Legacies of the Revolution – Politics and Law – Culture – Gender – Gender Theory… MORE

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The instructions may have struck some as curious, but it was no typo. The strange truth was confirmed by a tiny illustration. There it was: a recipe for homemade fudge, shared with countless readers in a cookbook series trusted by farm women for years. And the instructions suggested cooking the fudge in the microwave. But… MORE

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The Frontier Thesis may have “created” Western history but it also set up arbitrary divisions between “the West” and “the rest” – divisions Limerick was determined to break down in The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West.

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The recent release of the History Channel’s original mini-series The Hatfields and the McCoys has sparked renewed interested in this epic family feud, as well as other feuds in American history. But what makes this story so enduring? What is fact and what is legend? How does the Hatfield-McCoy saga fit into the context of its… MORE

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