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  • 01. The New World (18 comments)

    • Comment by Joshua L Freeman on September 5, 2018

      The source is mislabeled as “brooked beak of heaven” and should be fixed.

      Comment by Jesse Adelman on September 7, 2018

      This suggestion will likely just seem excessively nit-picky. In regards to the “[n]o America city, in fact, would match Cahokia’s peak population levels…” statement. Although it is somewhat implicitly stated in previous statement”north of modern-day Mexico,” the use of America in the aforementioned sentence only to refer to present day USA and Canada could cause a little confusion. As the writers of this resource I’ve had the pleasure of discovering recently probably already know, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had a size on par with that of Constantinople. Such a fact is likely included in many cite-able sources. The one where I had found it would be The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 1, The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century by Coatsworth, Bulmer-Thomas, and Cortes-Conde.

      Thank you for the great work you’ve done with this website. I was never very interested in North American history until I had found this resource!

      Comment by Kristin Mann on October 2, 2018

      Poverty Point would be an excellent addition to this paragraph, or as part of a paragraph on trade in early America. http://www.povertypoint.us/

      Comment by Saleha Tahir on October 12, 2018

      Sentence two states “Europeans rediscovered or adopted Greek, Roman and Muslim knowledge.” That makes no sense. You can not rediscover anything. Europeans blatantly STOLE knowledge, & ideas & accredited it as their own. This is very misleading & should be changed considering that you have a very large audience viewing this textbook.

      Comment by Scarlet on January 17, 2019

      Role of women

      Comment by Scarlet on January 17, 2019

      The Enslavement of Native Americans.

      Comment by Scarlet on January 17, 2019

      End of Civilization

      Comment by Scarlet on January 17, 2019

      Lenape Women

      Comment by Scarlet on January 23, 2019

      Three Sisters

      Comment by Scarlet on January 23, 2019

      Matrilineal Ancestry

      Comment by Sean Dinces on January 28, 2019

      The first two sentences are poorly constructed and repetitive (e.g., word “unleashed” is used repetitively in the first two sentences). Possible rewrite:

      “Europeans’ ‘discovery’ of America unleashed waves of destructive exploitation underwritten by murder, greed, and slavery.”

      Comment by Sean Dinces on January 28, 2019

      The first two sentences are poorly constructed and repetitive (e.g., word “unleashed” is used repetitively in the first two sentences). Possible rewrite:
      “Europeans’ ‘discovery’ of America unleashed waves of destructive exploitation underwritten by murder, greed, and slavery.”

      Comment by Sugma on January 30, 2019

      Sugma Donger

      Comment by Allison A Astarita on February 6, 2019

      -Agriculture:

      **decline in health

      **produced more foods

      **pusured other skills

      **people were able to do other things rather then just make food

      Comment by Benjamin Cohen on March 2, 2019

      Sistema de Castas, not Casas

      Comment by Juan M. Galvan on March 13, 2019

      This sixteenth century drawing depicts the Spanish and their Tlaxcalan allies fighting against the Purépecha, not the Aztec. The text on this image includes “guzmã,” which stands for “Nuño de Guzmán,” the Spanish conquistador who crushed the Purépecha, who were the people of “michuacá,” which is today’s Michoacán, in western Mexico.

      Comment by Michael McCormick on April 9, 2019

      The site at Buttermilk Creek, Texas, dated at roughly 15,500 years ago, predates both Monte Verde and the Florida site mentioned and might be cited as an example of a much earlier date for human activity.

      Comment by Daniel on April 18, 2019

      One of the main reasons for the shift from the ecomienda system to the repartimiento was the papal encyclical delivered by Pope Paul III in 1537 and adopted by the Spanish monarchy, the Sublimus Dei. Which stated that the Native Americans “are by no means to be deprived of their liberty or the possession of their property…nor should they be in any way enslaved…” This

  • 16. Capital and Labor (12 comments)

    • Comment by maria yamilet medina on January 14, 2019

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      Comment by Erik on January 16, 2019

      I believe Bryan served in the US House, representing Nebraska, not “the Nebraska House of Representatives.”  Similarly, he was unsuccessful in his campaign for the US Senate, not “the Nebraska Senate.”

      Comment by Lia on January 17, 2019

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      Comment by Tom B on January 21, 2019

      typo: poise should read poised

      Comment by Steven Kite on January 24, 2019

      In the reference material section, the Industrial Workers of the World are mistakenly listed as the “International” Workers of the World.

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      Comment by Anika on April 2, 2019

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      Comment by Brenda Mulchrone on April 13, 2019

      “In the summer of 1886, the campaign for an eight-hour day, long a rallying cry that united American laborers, culminated in a national strike on May 1, 1886.” What kind of sentence is this?  It’s like a run-on sentence made of sentence fragments.  Should “long” be “rang”?

      Comment by Brenda Mulchrone on April 13, 2019

      Nevermind. I get it.

  • 06. A New Nation (8 comments)

    • Comment by Serena Zabin on September 7, 2018

      The bibliography seems to have been pasted twice.

      Comment by Bryana Wallace on January 29, 2019

      Americans goal was coming true: “that the United States would become a diverse but cohesive prosperous nation”

      Comment by Bryana Wallace on January 29, 2019

      new nation was having difficulties and tried to resolve them by putting emphasis on “unity and cooperation”

      Even the Constitution was controversial and tried to strengthen the government to help resist internal conflicts

      Comment by Bryana Wallace on January 29, 2019

      farmers were in a great debt in western Massachusetts and was increased by weak local and national economies

      farmers were afraid of getting shut down by their creditors so they fought for their property

      Comment by Bryana Wallace on January 29, 2019

      soldiers helped fight as well

      Comment by Bryana Wallace on January 29, 2019

      The farmers and soldiers were named the “Shaysites”.
      They were led by a veteran named Daniel Shays
      They resorted to tactics used by the patriots before the Revolution

      Comment by Bryana Wallace on January 29, 2019

      governor, James Bowdoin believed that the Shaysites ere rebels who wanted to rule the government through mob violence.

      Comment by Denise Garay on February 27, 2019

      Didn’t we learn that Abraham Lincoln made thanksgiving a national holiday??

  • 20. The Progressive Era (8 comments)

    • Comment by joy roman on September 17, 2018

      feel like something is missing

      Comment by joy roman on September 17, 2018

      feels like something is missing

      Comment by Morgan Musgrove on September 17, 2018

      There is an extra A at the beginning of this paragraph

      Comment by Joe on September 22, 2018

      Fixed. Thanks!

      Comment by Connor Heideman on October 2, 2018

      The last sentence seems to have a flaw, all that is needed is to add the word “do”.

      “…should ask themselves what they could __ to enact the kingdom…”

      Comment by Erik on February 10, 2019

      The last sentence of this paragraph refers to “Carnegie’s U.S. Steel,” implying that Andrew Carnegie was running U.S. Steel when Taft was President.  I don’t believe that was the case.

      Comment by jorje on February 13, 2019

      their is nothing about frank norris in here plz add him

      Comment by Grayson on February 26, 2019

      You spelled “please” incorrectly. In addition, you spelled your own name, “George”, incorrectly. You have also used the incorrect “there”. You neglected to capitalize your first letter, add a comma between “here” and “please”, and you forgot a period to conclude. It would please me if you corrected these errors.

  • 28. The Unraveling (7 comments)

    • Comment by Anon on September 9, 2018

      Repeated sentence

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      Comment by Albert on November 6, 2018

      “Former one-term Georgia governor Jimmy Carter…”. This is true, but it implies that Carter lost his run for a second term. He was term-limited so he couldn’t run. I would strike the reference to one term.

      Comment by E on April 17, 2019

      Robert F. Kennedy was killed, not Robert F. Kennedy Jr., his son.

  • 04. Colonial Society (7 comments)

    • Comment by Thomas Kidd on September 4, 2018

      The sermon was delivered in Enfield, Mass/Conn., not Northampton.

      Comment by Micah Rueber on September 6, 2018

      The line “15 to 20 percent of Pennsylvania’s colonial population was enslaved by 1750” is not supported by the reference, which shows that approximately 2% of PA residents were enslaved.

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      Comment by Cody Boushey on January 28, 2019

      I believe the two women are named “hypocrisy” and “deceit”

      Comment by Sean Dinces on February 2, 2019

      My students have been pretty confused by this paragraph b/c it makes little distinction between trade regulations pre-1764 and post-1764. Seems like there should be at least some mention that the Sugar Act was in large part about better forcing existing duties through Admiralty courts, etc.

      Comment by Sean Dinces on February 2, 2019

      Unclear which of the particular regulations listed were passed in 1705 and which came earlier.

  • 05. The American Revolution (6 comments)

    • Comment by Cha Boi on September 12, 2018

      MY TOES ARE EMPTY

      Comment by y on October 3, 2018

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      Comment by Garrett Bowers on October 10, 2018

      Good Morning,

      The inclusion of the phrase “salutary neglect” in this paragraph or in paragraph #9 of the same chapter referencing British colonial policy would be helpful. The phrase can help students name the colonial policy more succinctly and provides a utilitarian short form for them to use in writing/referring to the time period.

      Thank you all–the Yawp is everything good about academics!

      Garrett

      Comment by Pat on December 15, 2018

      Just a style thing: “throughout the colonies” appears twice in quick succession and three times in this paragraph. 11 times in the chapter total.

      Comment by Sean Dinces on February 3, 2019

      This paragraph is confusing. The previous paragraph says, correctly, that the Tea Act exempted the EIC from having import duties applied to its Tea. So the the phrase “colonists would be paying the duty” needs clarification.

      Comment by Sean Dinces on February 3, 2019

      In other words, needs clarification that EIC did not have to pay import duties but purchasers of tea still had to pay standard duties on their purchases.

  • 25. The Cold War (6 comments)

    • Comment by Hayden Cole on December 4, 2018

      “Nuclear” is misspelled. In addition, the sentence might be better structured by writing as follows: “J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory…

      Comment by Maegan Albert on December 7, 2018

      Soured should be soared – first sentence

      Comment by Maegan Albert on December 7, 2018

      Please ignore this. I’m studying for a final and forgot that “soured” is actually a word.

      Comment by Vincent Nguyen on March 11, 2019

      Paul Robeson was an American Actor and singer, not signer.

      Comment by Corinne Gressang on March 18, 2019

      Same as above comment. Typo

      Comment by Stone Criddle on March 26, 2019

      Wernher von Braun should not be referred to as a “former top German rocket scientist”. Instead, he should be referred to as a “Nazi rocket scientist”. This reference is more conducive to maintenance of the truth.

  • 15. Reconstruction (6 comments)

    • Comment by Ana Aguilar on September 6, 2018

      Why was the south in ruins ?

       

      Comment by Ana Aguilar on September 6, 2018

      Im thinking what could have happen for a person to think omg its so unbelievable what happen and I have no idea what happen in their own place that they live

      Comment by Ana Aguilar on September 6, 2018

      “barely good roads”

      Comment by Ana Aguilar on September 6, 2018

      WHAT HAPPENED???

      Comment by Madison C on February 3, 2019

      missing ending parenthesis at the end of paragraph

      Comment by Albert Fall on February 28, 2019

      You see, the thing about wars….

  • 03. British North America (5 comments)

    • Comment by alaya on September 6, 2018

      im just tryna remove this

      Comment by alaya on September 6, 2018

      it didnt even work…smh

      Comment by George W. Bush on September 21, 2018

      maybe please don go

      Comment by Elizabeth Nix on October 3, 2018

      In an open-book exam, I asked students to describe the difference between indentured servants and enslaved workers, and many students went to this paragraph to seek an explanation. The inclusion of “tithable” is confusing to students, and while this point in the legal history can be clarifying for scholars, it makes no sense to readers in an introductory survey course. Also, I never found a clear statement of the distinctions between indentured servants and enslaved workers, but maybe I have missed it.

      It might be more useful to include this specific reference to the notion of an African woman being “tithable” in a footnote, but to state the legal status of enslaved people more plainly.

      Comment by Sean Dinces on January 30, 2019

      I think the Gallay reference should be in an endnote?

  • 26. The Affluent Society (5 comments)

    • Comment by name on September 30, 2018

      fix “InIn” in the beginning of paragraph 67

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      Comment by Cary Hartline on February 11, 2019

      At the beginning of the paragraph, there is an extra “In” at the beginning of the sentence.

      Comment by Sam Coppock on March 5, 2019

      There are two “In”s

      Comment by Caleb McDaniel on March 20, 2019

      I’m writing on behalf of an undergraduate class of students at Rice University, who suggest:

      “We would suggest elaborating on the final phrase ‘in the hands of those who opposed it.’ It’s an incredibly nebulous phrase that fails to identify the full scope of massive resistance to desegregation, and leaves it to the reader to assume who the opponents of integration were. The photographs demonstrate resistance, but one way to incorporate it into the text would be to cite the Southern Manifesto. Several high profile political figures including all but three southern senators were a part of the aforementioned massive resistance, and they should be identified (for details on this and their names, see James Patterson, Grand Expectations, Page 398). This will improve the narrative by telling a more accurate picture of how Brown v Board was received by the country.”

  • 24. World War II (5 comments)

    • Comment by Christopher Flores on September 6, 2018

      “Comprehending Japanese motivations for attacking China and the grueling stalemate of the ensuring war are crucial for understanding Japan’s seemingly unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii”
      Is the word “ensuring” supposed to be “ensuing”?

      Comment by Joe on September 22, 2018

      Yes it was. It’s fixed now. Thanks!

      Comment by Alyssa DiDonato on November 3, 2018

      Important

       

      Comment by Erik Hearne on March 21, 2019

      Not a criticism but more a request. I didn’t see much or any mention of the lend-lease program championed by Roosevelt preceding the U.S. entry into the war. This chapter would benefit from a section on it as this was vital to Roosevelt’s attempt to bypass the rest of the country’s isolationist perspectives.

      Comment by Walker Robins on April 10, 2019

      Reintroduces and re-explains material introduced in paragraph 63.

  • 09. Democracy in America (5 comments)

    • Comment by Porter on October 24, 2018

      There is no conclusion for this chapter. All of the other chapters so far, have one.

      Comment by Ryan Facey on November 5, 2018

      This chapter absolutely needs a detailed recounting of Jackson’s Indian Removal policy, culminating in the trail of tears. It’s a huge whole in what is presented in the chapter.

      Comment by Megan Cherry on November 9, 2018

      The Trail of Tears is mentioned later in chapter 12, but I agree with Ryan that it would be far better to include that information here.  Perhaps it could be briefly recapped in chapter 12 but presented in depth here?

      Comment by David Salmanson on November 27, 2018

      I’d love to add a sentence either here or in paragraph 10 that connects to the image in terms of the rise of political parties and, well, partying and campaigning.

      Comment by David Salmanson on November 27, 2018

      Is this the place to mention the spoils system/rotation in office?  Postal clerks were generally the only source of hard currency, especially in the frontier so the democratization of gvt. work regardless of qualifications sets up the bank war.

  • General Comments (4 comments)

    • Comment by Jack Buchanan on October 31, 2018

      Some of the paragraphs the text size is smaller then others for not apparent reason.

      I don’t know if there is way to fix that but, if possible please try.

      Comment by Megan Cherry on November 9, 2018

      It would be fantastic if there were instructor resources (quiz questions, etc.) available as well.

      Comment by Paul Villa on January 23, 2019

      It would be useful to include in the primary sources for Chapter 6, the US Constitution, since so much of that chapter is dedicated to that document. It would also be nice to include a selection from The Federalist Papers so students can understand the framing of the debate over the Constitution. Given the polarized nature of the electorate today, perhaps Federalist 10 would serve the purpose.

      Comment by Andrea Gomez on February 15, 2019

      It would be great if you could highlight the text and underline it, as if it were a real textbook. Having a toolbar that allows you to take notes like you do in a physical book would be utterly helpful.

  • 18. Life in Industrial America (4 comments)

    • Comment by Bligh on January 28, 2019

      I suggest a word change in this sentence:

      Immigrant communities published newspapers in dozens of languages and purchased spaces to maintain their arts, languages, and traditions alive.

      Either remove the word “alive’ or change the word “maintain” to “keep.” Such a change will improve the readability of the passage. Thank you.

       

      Comment by Sean Dinces on February 4, 2019

      This paragraph should mention and define patronage so students reading this will wonder why in the world machine bosses engaged in these types of “mutual aid” activities.

      Comment by Stacey Young on February 10, 2019

      There is a typo towards the end of the paragraph:

      “A Russian Jewish family persecuted in European pogroms…” should be programs.

      Comment by bob on March 14, 2019

      plz help me this reading takes too long

  • 10. Religion and Reform (4 comments)

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      Comment by Emmaline R Avis on November 8, 2018

      Mormon should be changed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This was and still is the real name of the religion.

      Comment by Catherine Cirotti on April 8, 2019

      Spelling correction: runaway

      Comment by ty murray on April 8, 2019

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  • 14. The Civil War (3 comments)

    • Comment by Lacy J Hawkins on December 14, 2018

      I don’t think this is a “photograph” like it says it is.

      Comment by your mom on January 25, 2019

      the south was right

      Comment by madi on February 3, 2019

      You just need to insert the opening parentheses before “Peace Democrat” at the end of the paragraph 🙂

  • 02. Colliding Cultures (3 comments)

    • Comment by Sharleen Levine on January 6, 2019

      Font size does not match the rest of the chapter. Besides this paragraph, the font size is not consistent in other parts of Sections 1-3 of Chapter 2. Please fix for readability, especially for visually impaired readers.

      Comment by Unit 2 on January 14, 2019

      Puritans were stereotyped as  killjoys, Puritans did not succeed. Puritans would not stay away from alcohol or sex based on their religion or life style.Puritans believe that the European church was to close to Catholicism.

      Comment by Daniel on April 18, 2019

      I feel that you should include the term iconoclasm here as this was the name given to the abolition or ornate churches, and that the definition should be expanded upon a but to show the full breath of reforms that the Puritans were attempting to achieve.

  • 11. The Cotton Revolution (3 comments)

    • Comment by Theresa Schortgen on February 19, 2019

      a a = remove one of them

       

      In fact, the South experienced a a greater rate of urbanization between 1820 and 1860 than the seemingly more industrial, urban-based North. 

       

      independant = incorrectly spelled

      Comment by MICHAEL SNYDER on April 5, 2019

      The link to University of Virginia doesn’t work, or at least didn’t work for me.

      Comment by Robert Scibelli on April 10, 2019

      Found a typo, I believe there should only be one “a”

  • 22. The New Era (3 comments)

    • Comment by Christopher Maples on October 10, 2018

      [In 1919, the UNIA announced plans to develop a shipping company called the Black Star Line as part of a plan that pushed for blacks to reject the political system and to “return to Africa” instead.”]

      I see that there is an unnecessary quotation after Africa at the end of this sentence, but please let me know if it is there on purpose.

      Comment by Cassidy Janso on March 6, 2019

      In the 6th paragraph of the primary source, on the 4th line, the word “the” is not spelled correctly. There is also an “s” in the middle of the sentence, where it is supposed to be attached to the end of the word “it.”

      Comment by Joseph Kirven on April 25, 2019

      Secretarty of the Navy Edwin Denby was never convicted and was never sent to jail. Please reference the Denby Family Papers in the Library of Congress Database.

  • 13. The Sectional Crisis (2 comments)

    • Comment by Bill on September 7, 2018

      Last sentence doesn’t make specific reference to Haiti. Might be confusing for some…keep up the great work!

      Comment by Matpat on November 19, 2018

      GAME THEORY

  • 19. American Empire (2 comments)

    • Comment by Paul Villa on January 23, 2019

      Mahan was arguably the most influential American strategist of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. It would be helpful to include a selection from his work, “The Influence of Sea Power upon History” in the primary sources for this chapter.

      Comment by Walker Robins on April 10, 2019

      This paragraph basically reproduces the content of paragraph 39.

  • 21. World War I & Its Aftermath (2 comments)

    • Comment by Kirk Johnson on February 19, 2019

      This paragraph fails to note that Gavrilo Princip was a member of Black Hand. It also suggests that Austria-Hungary was aggressively seeking to annex Serbia, but ignores the expansionist “Greater Serbia” ideology of Black Hand, as well as the role of Austria-Hungary in supporting the Obrenovic dynasty over the then-ruling Karadjordic Dynasty.

      Comment by Hua Rong on March 8, 2019

      This here says that Lodge’s opponents managed to block entry into the League of Nations. How can this be so if Lodge himself was an opponent?

  • 23. The Great Depression (2 comments)

    • Comment by Gru on March 4, 2019

      BIG PP

      Comment by Erik on March 14, 2019

      The 1937 strike at GM in Flint, MI was not “the first instance of a ‘sit-down’ strike.”  It’s debated which was the first sit-down strike in US labor history, but many cite a brewery workers strike in Cincinnati in 1884, or Akron, Ohio rubber workers strike in 1936.  The 1937 sit-down at Flint was probably the most historically significant sit-down strike, but not the first use of the tactic.

  • 07. The Early Republic (2 comments)

    • Comment by Catherine Seok on September 9, 2018

      typos: James Peale’s name and “responsible” are spelled incorrectly

      Comment by RIYA SHARMA on October 18, 2018

      Should say: roles as wives and mothers, not as mothers. 

      Additionally: typos as listed above.

  • 29. The Triumph of the Right (1 comment)

    • Comment by Andrew Paul on December 3, 2018

      I know talking about “liberalism” is alway going to be imperfect, but the phrase “economic liberalism” here is especially apt to be misconstrued. Instructors like myself take the time to peel back common (and historical) misuses of the term liberalism, and usages like this have the potential to undo some of that work.

  • 27. The Sixties (1 comment)

    • Comment by Dave on December 18, 2018

      George Wallace did not by any means embody conservative views, he was a typical, racist liberal democrat. This needs to be changed immediately. This skewing of history books to fit an agenda bullshit needs to stop. Write the history as it happened. Stop being assholes, thanks. The democrats are the true racists from the beginning. They always have been and will continue to be.

  • 17. Conquering the West (1 comment)

    • Comment by Christopher Hastings on September 23, 2018

      The Battle of Whitestone Hill took place from Sept. 3-5.  Although the bulk of the fighting occurred on the 3rd, there were engagements on the 4th and 5th.  Also, estimates of Sioux casualties range from 100-300.  Might want to mention the name of the battle as well.

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