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The Commencement of Paper

An article by Erica AlvarezBefore the invention of paper, the people of China used bamboo, animal bones, and silk to write on for record keeping and other documentation needs. Bamboo and animal bones, though handy, proved heavy and inconvenient to carry around. Likewise, costly silk . Cai Lun invented paper in the Han Dynasty, China…

The Americans: the National Experience

Blog Summary of Boorstin’s ArticleIn the article from The Americans: the National Experience by Daniel J Boorstin, Boorstin describes the evolution of transportation in America. The transportation in America was motivated by the need to get places fast. Boorstin describes the style of transportation in the West, through the Mississippi. Boorstin calls the Mississippi the…

Hodgett Medieval Mining

Hodgett Blog “Mining and the Metallurgical Industries in the Middle Ages” A summary of the Hodgett Article. As described in the title Hodgett described the process of mining and the use of metallurgy during the middle ages in Europe. During medieval times, the people of Europe were mining for metals such as silver, copper, lead,…