Richard Cullen Rath
- I teach history
at the University of Hawai'i.
- You might be interested in my book, How
Early America Sounded.
- I play music, varying from punk to
ambient to alternative.
- I take care of Way.Net when I have the
- With the help of students, I have created a digital edition
of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic, The
Souls of Black Folk. It includes the music at the
head of each chapter along with an analysis of it, a key to
understanding the book.
- I wrote an article on DuBois's
philosophy of history (pdf) that he used in Souls of
- A lot of people come to way.net to read my article on the
creolization of African music in South Carolina in the
eighteenth century, "Drums
- Or maybe you would like to read another article, this one on
music in seventeenth century Jamaica (pdf). There
is a less technical explanation of the music here.
- Every once in a while, I post my searchable collection of history
bookmarks if you are interested.
- Here are a couple of old programs that might or might not
work for you:
- I built a hypertext guide to pidgin and
creole studies in 1993 that I might come back to and
update at some point. I made it on an old hypertext program
before the WWW really existed...at least the html part of it.
I then converted it using a program called SNR
that is pretty cool once you figure it out. Back then it
was beyond me to run perl in windows 9X. Beware, the
hypertext is sort of confusing in a first year graduate
student obfuscating kind of way.
- If you are interested in such things you can download DOS
verion of an explanation of Noam Chomsky's minimalist
program from about the same time that was too complex to
translate into html. To run the system, unpack the files in a
new directory, open a dos (run "cmd" in windoze xp) box in the
directory and type HYGEN from the directory that the files are
in. Then type L to begin, use arrow keys to navigate. If you
do not happen to have a computer with DOS on it, install the DOSBox app and point it to
the directory you unpacked gramglos into.
- Finally, you can contact me
via way.net's contact page.