The U.S. Census is not the only historical document that can provide insight. Locating and gaining access to archival and historical documents can be a little bit tricky, but a bit of practiced and deliberate searching can reveal interesting and unexpected tidbits. I found Augusta listed on the 1874-1875 University of Minnesota student roster as … Continue reading Insight into Daily Routines
I had found my diary writer on the 1870 U.S. Census: Augusta Mansfield, 11 years old, daughter of William and Theresa Mansfield, living in the 4th Ward, St. Anthony, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Historical documents like the U.S. Census hold a wealth of information that inform the researcher. For example, I learned that Augusta had … Continue reading Augusta and the 1870 U.S. Census.
The 1874 diary had been curated with an 1881 diary that was signed “Sadie Hilgedick” on the inside front cover. There is also a notation (in different handwriting) that reads “Birthday: April 1” which I assume was added later, perhaps by the person selling the diary. This notation is also supported by Sadie’s own entry … Continue reading Solving the Mystery.
I had intended to attend a professional conference for applied anthropology in April to deliver this paper, but other obligations have made it impossible for me to attend. I am instead writing this paper to submit for publication, and it supports my research for the book project. Lessons from Great Aunt Gusta: Accessing German-American Ethnic … Continue reading Abstract from a conference paper.
Image Source The term “Dark Triad” for some, may conjure comic book images of an evil triumvirate set on world domination, and that characterization is not far from the truth. Psychologists use the term Dark Triad to refer to three of the most destructive, abusive, and toxic character types: narcissistic, Machiavellian, and psychopathic personality … Continue reading The Dark Triad: Toxic People in the Workplace