Usage Policy

I am a researcher and writer, and produce all of my own content. Some of the content is transcribed and edited from other sources, but they are normally public use images or from federal or state documents that are in the public domain. If you need permissions for any of those primary source documents, I cannot grant that, and I suggest contacting the institutions where they are held.

My essays are intended for the use of educators, students, and the public that has an interest in studying and reading about history. Educational organizations may freely use my essays in classes, and students may use them for their studies. All content is copyrighted by me with the aforementioned caveats. I am requesting that if you use my essays regularly, that you consider donating to me some amount to help me defray the costs of keeping all of this content public and online. It costs about $100 a year to keep this website up. My paypal donation email is “dglwritereditor @”.

If you use my essays as sources in a book, article, game, movie, video, map, curriculum, or any other published work, I ask that you credit me and my blog appropriately. I also ask that you do the right thing donate to me an appropriate amount.

Credit suggestion (use appropriate formatting for the style for your discipline)

Lewis, David G., (article title) blog (URL of article) (access year).

Thank you