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Getting Started

All books were created to answer questions.  Some even argue that the true secret of genius can be found in learning how to ask questions and discover their answers1.  Sir Isaac Newton was adamently opposed to publishing his work, and instead shared what he had learned via correspondence to his friends.  The combined individual and collective methods of questioning led to a new perspective on the universe that today is so commonplace we strain to imagine what theories it replaced2.  This history book is written in response to your questions.  So, let's get started.

Pick a topic (Liberty) or a timeline event (Signing of the Declaration of Independence).  If there's already an article created about it, read it and see if it answers all of your questions.  If not, click the edit tab at the top, scroll to bottom and add your questions.  If you think you can provide a well-researched and thoughtful answer to any of the questions you see on any of the pages, please feel free to contribute.

What if I don't see the "edit" tab?
If you don't see the "edit" tab it's likely because you're not signed in or haven't created an account yet.

What's in it for me?
Well, wants to have the most well researched articles as possible.  To do this we need well-read authors.  We are the only history website that allows its authors to make money off of their work.  We do this by encouraging our authors to create an Associate account.  They are encouraged to link to their references via  The associates account allows them to receive a percentage back from every book purchased by their link.  The more links, the more revenue. As part of the Terms of Service for this site, other users are not allowed to replace your link code with theirs, but they are certainly encouraged to increase the referencing and number of links to specific titles as possible.  Refereces on The Forgotten Depression may serve as an example for authors inclined to contribute in this manner.

Adding a Footnote:
To add a footnote simply use the [fn] at the beginning of the note and a [/fn] at the end.  Your footnote should appear something like this: [fn]text to show in footnote[/fn]3

You may also want to add a footnote with a link to a book that you've referenced on Follow these steps.

  • Sign in to your account.
  • Find your book.
  • Use the "toolbar" at the top of the webpage and "Link to this Page"
  • Under "Select Link Type" click "Text Only"
  • Highlight the text on the right hand side and paste it between the footnote "tags"
  • Now [fn]Samuel Adams: A Life[/fn] becomes a footnote.4
  • You will want to specify on which page you found the information.  You would do this by placing a comma after the book title, and page number.  Such as this, [fn]Samuel Adams: A Life[/fn] or this.5
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  2. 2. Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations p35
  3. 3. text to show in footnote
  4. 4. Samuel Adams: A Life
  5. 5. Samuel Adams: A Life, 56
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