Mapping the Spread of American Slavery


Lincoln Mullen is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, working on the history of American religions as a digital historian. He writes regularly on his own blog and for the Religion in American History group blog.  He also teaches a course on “Data and Visualization in Digital History” where … Continue reading Mapping the Spread of American Slavery

Hello Again, World – My 145th Post


My First Post - Eight Months Ago Eight months ago on November 15, 2012, I published “Hello World“--my 341-word first blog post ever, under the category of Witches and Witchcraft.  I wondered then if some of my family from among the 40 generations I have traced back could have been among those accused of witchcraft … Continue reading Hello Again, World – My 145th Post

Soccer Mom vs. Baby Boomer–NOT!


I started writing a post that compares my hectic and dynamic baby boomer activities (those born between 1946 and 1964) this past week, especially, to those of a soccer mom.  You know, that married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school age children.  She's the woman who puts the interests of her family, and … Continue reading Soccer Mom vs. Baby Boomer–NOT!

What’s All The Buzz About Immigration Reform?


According to my recent DNA tests, my ancestors starting in the early 1600's came primarily from the countries within the blue highlighted British Isles (85%) and 12% came from the countries that make up Eastern Europe.  So, how does my ancestors' immigration to America compare overtime to today's existing foreign-born population in America? If we … Continue reading What’s All The Buzz About Immigration Reform?