Come and listen to the world's most boring history paperI'm presenting my paper at the Wash DC Historical Studies conference this Saturday. I've read my paper and the middle portion is boring. Dullsville. I'm working on making an exciting speech, based on the boring paper.
Why boring? I have a lot of so-in-so lived next door to so-in-so who was black/white/ Irish. Going individually, house to house is more exciting when mapping it out and seeing the neighborhood as a whole. The Truxton Circle of 1880 was a sparsely populated area. I say this because there were blocks with no one on them, or sections of blocks that are empty. This changes by the 20th century, but the 1900s+ aren't covered in this paper. Gonna have to wait a few more years for the 20th century.
I'll probably post the paper and all the images that don't want to print on the &^%! printer, after the conference, on the web. If anyone with any editing skills wants to read it, e-mail me and tell me what kind of editing you do.