Richard Cullen Rath
- I teach history
at the University of Hawai'i.
- You might be interested in my book, How
Early America Sounded.
- Here are some essays I have written in the not too distant past:
- "How to Read Hypertext: Media Literacy and Open Access in Higher Education," in Making the University Matter, ed. Barbie Zelizer (Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2011), 186–93.
- "Hearing Wampum: The Senses, Mediation, and the Limits of Analogy," in Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas, ed. Matt Cohen and Jeffrey Glover (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2014), 290–321.
- "Sensory Media," in Cultural History of the Senses: The Enlightenment (Oxford: Berg, forthcoming).
- "Hearing American History" The Journal of American History 95, no. 2 (September 2008): 417–31.
- I play music, varying from punk to
ambient to alternative.
- I take care of Way.Net when I have the
- Here are a few older articles:
- 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 African 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.