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* Glossary for Latin American History
* Preserving Caribbean Historic Sites
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* Research/ Writing
* Cowboy History
Why major in history?
Welcome to History Rocks!=
No, not those old kind of rocks-- this is not a geology site. These pages will lead you on excursions into history, along the way, equipping you with tools, concepts, and approaches to assist your appreciation for and understanding of the past. I've created a basic site structure. These pages are open for student and public interactions--just email me if you would like editing privileges.
Email Prof. Slatta
We're all products of as well as actors in history--so why not know all you can know about your role in the world. Make history and record it! Fellow historians, please email me suggested additions to the glossary of terms below. Sorry I can't let you edit directly but meathead commercial interests keep inserting irrelevant crap. So much for corporate responsibility. All our students will benefit. Thanks, Rich
Glossary of Terms for Latin American History
Preserve the Caribbean Past: A Registry of Endangered Spaces/Places
Searching for a major for the 21st century? See the edge that a history major gives you in today's research-intensive/information analysis/communication world.
Please click on the page link above to nominate special historical places in the Caribbean that you believe merit preservation. Some may be endangered by encroaching shopping malls or other new developments. Others may require rehabilitation. Others may need the assistance of history professionals to research and interpret the site's significance. And remember, the past also exists underwater. Coral reefs and other undersea features can also be nominated.
Cowboy History and Culture
I specialize in cowboy history. If you'd like to dive right in, visit my
cowboy history site, cowboyprof.com
. You'll find online essays, extensive links to websites and primary sources for western history. You may also ride around my virtual ranch, the Lazy S.
Check out my latest book, packed with historical and modern photographs,
COWBOY: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, published in August 2006
For History Students!
HI 216 NCSU Student Wiki Pages
HI 453/553 NCSU Student Wiki Pages
Here is a list of the
history courses that I teach at North Carolina State University.
These courses include two that are sometimes taught entirely online.
Student and public questions about researching and writing history.
HI 216: Latin America since 1826
, is an introduction to modern Latin American.
The second, a more advanced course, is
HI 453: US-Latin American Relations
Getting Your Hands Dirty-- Help with Doing History
Meanwhile, if you need some history help, check out the lefthand menu on my
helpful links for historical research, writing, evaluating websites, notetaking, coping with college, and much more
Impatient to get on with your own historical inquiries? Great! Then jump right to my
historical (not to get hysterical) research and writing page
. You'll find the nuts and bolts of being a working historian. text-loans-uk.co.uk
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