Historical Research Workshop

Semester

TQR Statement

I am interested in land and land ownership in California, in conducting research on these topics I hope to get an insight into the Spanish conquest ideology, the reasons and justifications. In this process Friar Junipero Serra played a crucial…

Newspapers/ Microfilm

After searching the archives of the New York Times online for ‘Italian American’, limiting my results to the year 1941-42, I came across an article from March 4, 1942 entitled ‘Evacuation Area set for Japanese in Pacific States’. The article…

Online Databases

Browsing the list of online databases on lib.berkeley.edu I found a few that might be relevant to my topic: Italinemo, Historical Abstracts, Humanities International Complete (as well as the familiar JSTOR and ProQuest). Unfortunately only the latter furnished me with…

TQR Statement

Given that I am carrying on my research topic for a final paper a delayed and retroactive TQR is actually very useful. The current question I am working with is ‘What determined government policy towards Italian Americans during World War…

Final Reflection

I really enjoyed taking this class my first semester here. It really allowed me to learn about Berkeley’s resources and meet other people in the history department. I definitely learned more about how to construct research for undergrad. It was…

BAM/PFA Visit

I thought the visit to the BAM/PFA was a great trip! I had never been there before but had always passed by the building. I always thought it was an abandoned building or that it was some sort of jail.…