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    • Comment on Hello world! on July 30, 2018

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  • Albert

    • Comment on 28. The Unraveling 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.

  • Albert Fall

  • Allison A Astarita

    • Comment on 01. The New World 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

  • Alyssa DiDonato

  • Amanda Huginkiss

  • Ana Aguilar

  • Andrea Gomez

    • Comment on General Comments 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.

  • Andrew Paul

    • Comment on 29. The Triumph of the Right 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.

  • Anon

  • Benjamin Cohen

  • Bill

    • Comment on 13. The Sectional Crisis on September 7, 2018

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

  • Bligh

    • 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 on 16. Capital and Labor on January 21, 2019

      typo: poise should read poised

  • bob

  • Bryana Wallace

    • Comment on 06. A New Nation on January 29, 2019

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

    • Comment on 06. A New Nation 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 on 06. A New Nation 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 on 06. A New Nation on January 29, 2019

      soldiers helped fight as well

    • Comment on 06. A New Nation 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 on 06. A New Nation on January 29, 2019

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

  • Caleb McDaniel

    • Comment on 26. The Affluent Society 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.”

  • Cary Hartline

  • Cassidy Janso

    • Comment on 22. The New Era 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.”

  • Catherine Seok

  • Cha Boi

  • Christopher Flores

    • Comment on 24. World War II 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”?

  • Christopher Hastings

    • Comment on 17. Conquering the West 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.

  • Christopher Maples

    • Comment on 22. The New Era 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.

  • Cody Boushey

  • Connor Heideman

    • Comment on 20. The Progressive Era 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…”

  • Corinne Gressang

  • Dave

    • Comment on 27. The Sixties 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.

  • David Salmanson

    • Comment on 09. Democracy in America 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 on 09. Democracy in America 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.

  • Denise Garay

    • Comment on 06. A New Nation on February 27, 2019

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

  • Destiny

    • Comment on 26. The Affluent Society on January 4, 2019

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  • Elizabeth Nix

    • Comment on 03. British North America 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.

  • Emmaline R Avis

    • Comment on 10. Religion and Reform 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.

  • Erik

    • Comment on 16. Capital and Labor 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 on 20. The Progressive Era 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 on 23. The Great Depression 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.

  • Erik Hearne

    • Comment on 24. World War II 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.

  • Garrett Bowers

    • Comment on 05. The American Revolution 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

  • George W. Bush

  • Grayson

    • Comment on 20. The Progressive Era 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.

  • Gru

  • Hayden Cole

    • Comment on 25. The Cold War 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…

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  • Hector

  • Hua Rong

    • 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?

  • Jack Buchanan

    • Comment on General Comments 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.

  • Jesse Adelman

    • Comment on 01. The New World 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!

  • Joe

  • jorje

  • Joshua L Freeman

    • Comment on 01. The New World on September 5, 2018

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

  • joy roman

  • Juan M. Galvan

    • Comment on 01. The New World 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.

  • Kirk Johnson

    • 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.

  • Kristin Mann

    • Comment on 01. The New World 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/

  • Lacy J Hawkins

  • Lia

  • madi

    • Comment on 14. The Civil War on February 3, 2019

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

    • Comment on 15. Reconstruction on February 3, 2019

      missing ending parenthesis at the end of paragraph

  • Maegan Albert

    • Comment on 25. The Cold War on December 7, 2018

      Soured should be soared – first sentence

    • Comment on 25. The Cold War on December 7, 2018

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

  • maria yamilet medina

  • Matpat

  • Megan Cherry

    • Comment on General Comments on November 9, 2018

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

    • Comment on 09. Democracy in America 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?

  • Micah Rueber

    • Comment on 04. Colonial Society 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.

  • Moekenzip roeski

  • Morgan Musgrove

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  • Pat

    • Comment on 05. The American Revolution 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.

  • Paul Villa

    • Comment on General Comments 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 on 19. American Empire 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.

  • Porter

  • rabbit

  • RIYA SHARMA

    • Comment on 07. The Early Republic on October 18, 2018

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

      Additionally: typos as listed above.

  • Ryan Facey

    • Comment on 09. Democracy in America 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.

  • Saleha Tahir

    • Comment on 01. The New World 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.

  • Sam Coppock

  • Scarlet

  • Sean Dinces

    • Comment on 01. The New World 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 on 01. The New World 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 on 03. British North America on January 30, 2019

      I think the Gallay reference should be in an endnote?

    • Comment on 04. Colonial Society 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 on 04. Colonial Society on February 2, 2019

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

    • Comment on 05. The American Revolution 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 on 05. The American Revolution 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.

    • 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.

  • Serena Zabin

  • Sharleen Levine

    • Comment on 02. Colliding Cultures 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.

  • Stacey Young

    • Comment on 18. Life in Industrial America 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.

  • steven

    • Comment on 10. Religion and Reform on November 7, 2018

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  • Steven Kite

    • Comment on 16. Capital and Labor 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.

  • Sugma

  • Theresa Schortgen

    • Comment on 11. The Cotton Revolution 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

  • Thomas Kidd

  • Tyler

  • Unit 2

    • Comment on 02. Colliding Cultures 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.

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