(The answer is not: because everybody seems to be obsessed with the Internet...)

I've been asked many times why I chose to do a history honors project in hypertext, instead of in the traditional paper form.

Since I think that's a really valid and interesting question, I felt it was important to address explicitly in some form on the site.

My answer is in three parts:

•  If you'd like, you can see me justify why history makes sense in hypertext.

•  Maybe you're interested in why my topic might work particularly well in the medium of the Internet.

•  Or I can expound on just what sort of history web site this is.


Juliet Gorman, May 2001