Category Archives: research

“Thanks AOL!” Technology and Public Opinion in the Early Post-Cold War Era

by Samantha A. Taylor, Guest Contributor “Dear Mr. President: I as a Citizen of the United States of America am deeply concerned and appalled at the apathetic stance taken by the US government and the United Nations toward the situation … Continue reading

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From Small Things: How a Staff Ride Became Two Articles and a Book Project

by Ricardo A. Herrera, Guest Contributor While a historian on the Staff Ride Team, Combat Studies Institute, US Army Combined Arms Center, I spent much of the summer of 2008 researching and building a staff ride on the 1777 British … Continue reading

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Using Jesuit Archives for Chinese Military History

by Ken Swope One of the great joys of any historian is finding new or under-utilized sources. And it’s even better when the sources are discovered in surprising places. For example most people would not consider Jesuit archives a prime … Continue reading

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Forty Years on, It’s Still Risky to Tell Certain Vietnam War Stories

by Andrew Wiest The research for my book Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN was in many ways typical historical sleuthing, involving both fruitful and frustrating trips to archives in search of needed source material. The research, … Continue reading

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