Week 9 Reflection

Blog: Reflect on what kinds of data you can productively aggregate and visualize to advance your project. When one does historical research, data is unique in how it could come from both primary and secondary sources. Primary source data could come from individuals who compiled the numbers and statistics during their time. Secondary source data…

10/24 Activity

Excel Data: Visualization (Many eyes): The data that I compiled discussed the progress of general assimilation, economic assimilation, civic assimilation, and cultural assimilation for Vietnamese immigrants in the United States, and compared those factors with those of Mexican immigrants. The measurements of these factors were based on index ratings, which is essentially a scale of…

Week 8: Revised Proposal

For my desired topic, I am studying the accumulation of wealth and education amongst Vietnamese immigrants. I want to find out how Vietnamese immigrants adjusted to the American lifestyle, culture, and economic environments. I am doing this research in order to understand how immigrants of different backgrounds and from different eras behave and proliferate differently…

Week 7 Reflection

They manner in which I organized my primary sources on Omeka was based on much of the information that was given to me from the Library of Congress.¬† The information that wasn’t explicitly presented to me, such as the formats and languages of the sources, were made obvious. Since my source was an image of…

10/8 Activity

Title: Hull-House Maps and Papers: A Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago, together with comments and essays on problems growing out of social conditions Subject: Chicago, immigration, maps, ethnicity Description: The Hull-House Maps and Papers Nationality Maps illustrate the ethnic and racial diversity that existed in the neighborhood just east…