Author: Taylor Bond

Immigration in Post Civil War Chicago

Date Range: 1880-1890 Churches were a vital in the promotion of national languages for immigrants and ethnic groups. After the Great Fire in Chicago the fast-growing urban city buffeted by the economic revolution in the 19th century. Churches saw great expansions not only by members but by the numbers of congregations being built. In 1889, the city of Chicago was…

Taylor Bond-Benedict Anderson’s Nationalism

Benedict Anderson in his book Imagined Communities delves into the idea of nationalism. He believes nationalism is a result of the social, economic and the creation of the printing press. His idea of nationalism differs from the typical definition of nationalism. The invention of the printing press helps create a bond between citizens that unites them under one voice. Nationalism can…

Falmouth Project

The Falmouth Project is one of the richest collections of historic architecture in the Caribbean. This project identifies over 760 buildings including churches, governmental and residential properties dating back to the 1800’s. One of the historical sites is the Water Square. Built in 1800, it served as a central location for selling domestic made goods and later as source of…