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America and Her Almanacs

Wit, Wisdom, & Weather, 1639-1970

Author: Robb Hansell Sagendorph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs

Page: 318

View: 6612

African American Almanac

400 Years of Triumph, Courage and Excellence

Author: Lean'tin Bracks

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593808

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 5193

The most complete and affordable singlevolume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America. A legacy of pride, struggle, and triumph spanning more than 400 years is presented through a fascinating mix of biographies—including more than 750 influential figures—littleknown or misunderstood historical facts, enlightening essays on significant legislation and movements, and 150 rare photographs and illustrations. Covering events surrounding the civil rights movement; African American literature, art, and music; religion within the black community; and advances in science and medicine, this reference connects history to the issues currently facing the African American community and provides a range of information on society and culture.

Native American Almanac

More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Arlene Hirschfelder,Shannon Rothenberger Flynn

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578596084

Category: History

Page: 656

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From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.

The American Catholic Almanac

A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States

Author: Brian Burch,Emily Stimpson

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0553418742

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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What do Buffalo Bill, John F. Kennedy, Ponce de Leon, Dorothy Day, Andy Warhol, and Al Capone have in common? They're all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 entries offer inspiring stories celebrating the Catholic American experience. From famous figures to ordinary people, The American CatholicAlmanactells the facinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholics' influence on American culture and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Tom and Jerry cartoons to Notre Dame football, this unique devotional will appeal to anyone curious about how the Catholic faith has intersected with public life over the last three hundred years in America.

Early American Almanac Humor

Author: Robert K. Dodge

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723934

Category: Humor

Page: 172

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This collection is a selection of comic items from almanacs published between 1776 and 1800. Dodge uses his smooth, astute writing style to unfold the humor in a section of American Heritage. The eight chapters are categorized by subject, including "Comic American Heroes," "The Tall Tale," and "Men, Women, Marriage, and Sex."

An American Icon

Brother Jonathan and American Identity

Author: Winifred Morgan

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 1363

The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media.

Korean War Almanac

Author: Paul M. Edwards

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074674

Category: History

Page: 592

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Landscape and Identity in North America's Southern Colonies from 1660 to 1745

Author: Dr Catherine Armstrong

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409465063

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 1687

Through an analysis of textual representations of the American landscape, this book looks at how North America appeared in books printed on both sides of the Atlantic between the years 1660 and 1745. A variety of literary genres are examined to discover how authors described the landscape, climate, flora and fauna of America, particularly of the new southern colonies of Carolina and Georgia. Chapters are arranged thematically, each exploring how the relationship between English and American print changed over the 85 years under consideration. Beginning in 1660 with the impact of the Restoration on the colonial relationship, the book moves on to show how the expansion of British settlement in this period coincided with a dramatic increase in the production and consumption of the printed word and the further development of religious and scientific explanations of landscape change and climactic events. This in turn led to multiple interpretations of the American landscape dependent on factors such as whether the writer had actually visited America or not, differing purposes for writing, growing imperial considerations, and conflict with the French, Spanish and Natives. The book concludes by bringing together the three key themes: how representations of landscape varied depending on the genre of literature in which they appeared; that an author's perceived self-definition (as English resident, American visitor or American resident) determined his understanding of the American landscape; and finally that the development of a unique American identity by the mid-eighteenth century can be seen by the way American residents define the landscape and their relationship to it.

Colonial America To 1763

Author: Thomas L. Purvis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107994

Category: United States

Page: 400

View: 3172

Chronicles life in the United States during the Colonial period, including information on weather, economy, population, religion, education, arts and letters, and popular culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572073

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 7868

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

View: 6240

The American Patriot's Almanac

Daily Readings on America

Author: William J. Bennett,John T.E. Cribb

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595553754

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 6455

Read here the storied history of these United States. The stories in this book are part of what Abraham Lincoln called the “mystic chords of memory.” They are the symbols that define the essence of the United States, that mark its historic course, and connect its people. The American Patriot’s Almanac is a daily source of inspiration and information about the history, heroes, and achievements that sum up what this nation is all about.

American Passage

The Communications Frontier in Early New England

Author: Katherine Grandjean

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067474540X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1756

Katherine Grandjean shows that the English conquest of New England was not just a matter of consuming territory, of transforming woods into farms. It entailed a struggle to control the flow of information—who could travel where, what news could be sent, over which routes winding through the woods along the early American communications frontier.

Almanac of American History

Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 9780517603536

Category: History

Page: 623

View: 1016

A panoramic study of the history of America details the exploration, settlement, wars, social and cultural evolution, and emergence as a superpower.

Early American Almanacs ; the Colonial Weekday Bible

Author: Marion Barber Stowell

Publisher: Burt Franklin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 331

View: 7912

Ben Franklin's Almanac

Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481417991

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3061

"What good shall I do today?" How Ben Franklin answered that question -- through his work as a writer, printer, statesman, and inventor -- forever established him as one of America's greatest figures. On one day in 1729 he published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on another day he changed the Declaration of Independence by adding the famous words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident"; and it was all in a day's work when he planted the first willow trees in America. Modeled on his own Poor Richard's Almanack, this unique scrapbook captures Franklin's countless accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, cartoon and etching mesh to create a fascinating portrait of this most fascinating man. Anyone interested in the birth of American democracy...or curious about the rise of the U.S. postal system...or wondering how paper money came to be...or wanting to know how Ben Franklin was part of it all, is sure to pore over Ben Franklin's Almanac.

The New International Encyclopædia

Author: Daniel Coit Gilman,Harry Thurston Peck,Frank Moore Colby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias

Page: N.A

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The New International Encyclopaedia

Author: Daniel Coit Gilman,Harry Thurston Peck,Frank Moore Colby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 926

The Almanac of American Politics 2014

Author: Michael Barone,Chuck McCutcheon,Sean Trende,Josh Kraushaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226105444

Category: Political Science

Page: 1883

View: 4201

Describes each congressional district and includes profiles of governors and members of Congress. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.

The Accidental Diarist

A History of the Daily Planner in America

Author: Molly A. McCarthy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603321X

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 4788

In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of the republic. The daily planner—variously called the daily diary, commercial diary, and portable account book—first emerged in colonial times as a means of telling time, tracking finances, locating the nearest inn, and even planning for the coming winter. They were carried by everyone from George Washington to the soldiers who fought the Civil War. And by the twentieth century, this document had become ubiquitous in the American home as a way of recording a great deal more than simple accounts. In this appealing history of the daily act of self-reckoning, Molly McCarthy explores just how vital these unassuming and easily overlooked stationery staples are to those who use them. From their origins in almanacs and blank books through the nineteenth century and on to the enduring legacy of written introspection, McCarthy has penned an exquisite biography of an almost ubiquitous document that has borne witness to American lives in all of their complexity and mundanity.

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