About “The Annalist”

Essays and Commentary on History

The annal, according to those most astute of sources, refers to “a publication containing the formal reports of a learned field.” The Annalist is thus established to comprise formal essays and related commentary on historical persons, subjects, and other areas of interest.

The Author is a prodigious scholar, essayist, and amateur historian whose period of interest lays in the years between the late Victorian era and the second world war (ca. 1880-1940). His education is regularly augmented by solo expeditions to the forgotten places of the southeastern states.

In addition to The Annalist, the author reports on R.M.S. “Titanic” and 28th President Woodrow Wilson. He publishes essays on a variety of historical, political, and social topics, and even tries his hand at poetry.

It is our purpose that The Annalist serve as a consortium for learned sources. Formal essays are welcomed; please direct your attention to this page for details about contributing.

Thank you for your interest and involvement.


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features detail from John Trumbull (1756-1843)’s iconic “Declaration of Independence,” the 12 x 18 oil-on-canvas portrait painted in 1817-19 and placed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in 1826. Visible, among others, are John Adams (far left), Thomas Jefferson (red vest), Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Thomson (standing right near John Hancock, partially visible).


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