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San Antonio, 1846-1861
The first fifteen years of Texas statehood were pivotal in the development of San Antonio. Contemporary chroniclers vividly show how the city grew between 1846 and 1861 from an ancient, crumbling Mexican village to a large, ...
"The Phantastick air": the idea of the praeternatural in colonial New England
This essay tries to show that belief in Witchcraft in seventeenth-century New England was not so much an aberration as it was a product of mind and hence an integral part of culture. The focus of attention, then, is on the ...
Austro-American relations, 1861-1866
The period between 1851-1866 was the era of the American Civil War and the European intervention in Mexico, when Napoleon III of France attempted to force the Mexican people to accept Austrian Archduke Maximilian as their ...