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Early American Almanacs ; the Colonial Weekday Bible

Author: Marion Barber Stowell

Publisher: Burt Franklin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 331

View: 6509

Early American Almanac Humor

Author: Robert K. Dodge

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723934

Category: Humor

Page: 172

View: 498

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."

Pennsylvania's Revolution

Author: William Pencak

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027103579X

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 8254

"A collection of essays on the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. Topics include the politicization of the English- and German-language press and the population they served; the Revolution in remote areas of the state; and new historical perspectives on the American and British armies during the Valley Forge winter"--Provided by publisher.

A Divinity for All Persuasions

Almanacs and Early American Religious Life

Author: Assistant Professor of History T J Tomlin,T. J. Tomlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190669586

Category:

Page: 240

View: 6985

A Divinity for All Persuasions uncovers the religious signifiance of early America's most ubiquitous popular genre. Other than a Bible and perhaps a few schoolbooks and sermons, almanacs were the only printed items most Americans owned before 1820. Purchased annually, the almanac was a calendar and astrologically-based medical handbook surrounded by poetry, essays, anecdotes, and a variety of practical information. Employing a wealth of archival material, T.J. Tomlin analyzes the pan-Protestant sensibility distributed through the almanac's pages between 1730 and 1820. By disseminating a collection of Protestant concepts regarding God's existence, divine revelation, the human condition, and the afterlife, almanacs played an unparalleled role in early American religious life. Influenced by readers' opinions and printers' pragmatism, the religious content of everyday print supports an innovative interpretation of early American cultural and religious history. In sharp contrast to a historiography centered on intra-Protestant competition, Tomlin shows that most early Americans relied on a handful of Protestant "essentials" rather than denominational specifics to define and organize their religious lives.

Censorship

A World Encyclopedia

Author: Derek Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136798641

Category: Reference

Page: 2950

View: 2724

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145018

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 1117

Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.

Im Licht der Vernunft

die Geschichte des deutsch-amerikanischen Freidenker-Almanachs von 1878 bis 1901

Author: Katja Rampelmann

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515078726

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 2821

Deutschland nach der Revolution von 1848 - repressive Regierungen, soziale Unsicherheit und zerschlagene Tr�ume. Die Zahl der deutschen Auswanderer in die Vereinigten Staaten steigt j�hrlich an. Unter ihnen viele namhafte Vorst�nde und Mitglieder der sogenannten freien und deutschkatholischen Gemeinden - einer religi�sen und politischen Oppositionsbewegung -, die in den USA einen neuen Wirkungskreis aufbauen. Ihre Ideen pr�gen nicht nur das Sozial- und Schulwesen der Deutschen, sondern tragen entscheidend zum Aufbau einer deutsch-amerikanischen Kultur bei. Das vorliegende Buch untersucht die Ideologie der deutschen Bewegung der freien Gemeinden und Freidenker Vereine in den Vereinigten Staaten anhand des Freidenker-Almanachs, einem Jahrbuch, dass von 1878 bis 1901 von fuehrenden Mitgliedern der Bewegung gestaltet wurde und Schluesseltexte zu religi�sen, sozialen, politischen und literarischen Vorstellungen enth�lt. Neben einer erstmaligen Zusammenfassung der Geschichte der deutschen freien Gemeinden in den USA und der Analyse der Texte im Almanach, enth�lt die Arbeit einen umfangreichen bio-bibliografischen �berblick ueber alle Autoren, in dem zahlreiche deutsch-amerikanische Literaten zum ersten Mal Erw�hnung finden. "Das gro�e Verdienst des Werkes liegt in der breit basierten, gewissenhaften Aufarbeitung des Stoffes, die so ueberzeugend gelungen ist, dass man hier getrost von [einer] definitiven Studie � sprechen kann." Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens

Author: Historische Kommission des Börsenvereins des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311093776X

Category: History

Page: 245

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Les lectures du peuple en Europe et dans les Amériques du XVIIe au XXe siècle

Author: Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink

Publisher: Editions Complexe

ISBN: 9782870279540

Category: Almanachs - Histoire - Congrès

Page: 347

View: 9234

Généralement traitées dans un cadre national, les lectures populaires sont ici abordées dans un espace lame, celui des échanges entre l'Europe et l'Amérique. Pour répondre à la lancinante question du contenu des lectures du peuple, on a choisi d'examiner en priorité l'évolution des almanachs de grande diffusion publiés entre le XVIe et le XXe siècle. Vecteur privilégié de l'information, de la vulgarisation des connaissances, de l'hygiène, de la médecine, mais aussi de la farce et de la superstition, de la fiction comme des prédictions les plus fantaisistes, l'almanach est toujours présent en Amérique du Sud et en Europe en 2003. Objet de lamentations des élites qui le méprisaient ou de l'admiration de ceux qu'étonnaient sa longévité, sa capacité à s'adapter aux us et coutumes les plus variés, l'almanach est au cœur de cette plongée dans l'univers des objets de large consommation. Promenant le lecteur de son aire de naissance, l'Europe de l'Ouest, jusque dans les deux Amériques, ce volume se veut une contribution aux travaux qui placent la culture populaire, les représentations ou les systèmes de croyances des hommes de toutes conditions au centre de leurs interrogations. En ce sens, il devrait trouver tout naturellement sa place dans cette histoire culturelle en plein renouvellement depuis une dizaine d'années.

Americana. Storie e culture degli Stati Uniti dalla A alla Z

Author: Cinzia Schiavini Mario Maffi,Scarpino Cinzia,Massimo Zangari Sostene

Publisher: Il Saggiatore

ISBN: 8865762721

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 1200

Ci sono motel, grattacieli, diner, drive-in, fast food, ponti, parchi, battelli a vapore. Ci sono metropoli, ghetti, piccole città e città fantasma. Ci sono treni, taxi gialli e aquile solitarie. Ci sono orsi, orsetti, trote e alligatori. Ci sono toffolette, apple pie, hamburger e hot dog, ziti e zeppole. Ci sono cowboy, telepredicatori, wobblies e flappers, quaccheri e mormoni. Ci sono Peanuts, Simpson, Barbie, nerd, supereroi e ufo. Ci sono i re Elvis e Michael, Charlie Parker, Dolly Parton e Billie Holiday. Ci sono Hollywood e Broadway, Dallas e E.R., Walker Evans e Edward Hopper, Dean Moriarty, Huck Finn, Gatsby, Achab e Rossella. E poi femministe tenaci, capi tribù, intellettuali radical, esploratori coraggiosi, scienziati visionari... Ma anche ammutinamenti di schiavi, massacri di indiani, battaglie coloniali, guerre sanguinose, lotte operaie, movimenti di protesta, scandali politici, armi, stragi, catastrofi ambientali. L’avete riconosciuta? È l’America che avete sognato nei film, letto nei romanzi, ascoltato nel rock e nel blues, amato di un amore totale oppure odiato senza riserve: l’avete vista, fotografata, perduta, ritrovata. È l’America delle grandi città, certo, ma anche delle isole, dei luoghi isolati e sperduti, delle «cinture» della Bibbia e del cotone, delle aree postindustriali e postminerarie. È l’America dei deserti e del Mississippi, delle praterie e della Silicon Valley, della Route 66 e di Roswell, delle frontiere di ieri e di oggi. Ma poi, che cos’è l’«America»? Da che parte sta? A queste domande cerca di rispondere «Americana», dizionario atipico di più di trecento voci a stelle e strisce. Non per tracciare un’impossibile cartografia definitiva degli Stati Uniti, non per «dire tutto» sull’America, ma per cogliere e interpretare l’affascinante, e a volte disturbante, complessità di un paese-mondo, attraverso storie note e meno note, singolari ed emblematiche, reali e mitiche.

The Puritan as a Colonist and Reformer

Author: Ezra Hoyt Byington

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559860577

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 1355

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Sabbath in Puritan New England

Author: Alice Morse Earle

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734054591

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1400

Reproduction of the original: Sabbath in Puritan New England by Alice Morse Earle

Why Do We Vote?

Author: Santana Hunt

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 148246067X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3999

Many Americans believe it is their civic duty to vote. However, in most elections, less than half of eligible voters show up at the polls. Readers are introduced to the many reasons why voting is an important, including how voting allows the voice of the people to be heard. The main content tackles a complex idea of citizenship with accessible language and age-appropriate subject matter. Briefly covering social studies curriculum topics such as the Electoral College, disenfranchisement, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this book serves as an excellent companion to classroom learning.

Child Life in Colonial Times

Author: Alice Morse Earle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136647

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3423

A pioneering historian chronicles the everyday details of growing up in Colonial America in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys, schooling, and more. 128 illustrations.

The Prefaces, Proverbs, and Poems of Benjamin Franklin

Originally Printed in Poor Richard's Almanacs for 1733-1758

Author: Benjamin Franklin,Paul Leicester Ford

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649678716

Category:

Page: 304

View: 6107

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The Three Colonies of Australia

New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia : Their Pastures, Copper Mines, & Gold Fields

Author: Samuel Sidney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 408

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Benjamin Banneker

Pioneering Scientist

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541528522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4943

Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and became known as America's first black American man of science. He helped survey Washington, D.C., and became the first black American to write an almanac. Through his accomplishments, he helped advance the cause of equality for African Americans.

The Colonial Cavalier

Or, Southern Life Before the Revolution

Author: Maud Wilder Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Southern States

Page: 316

View: 9506

The Delaware Finns

Author: E. A. Louhi

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806351039

Category: Reference

Page: 332

View: 3103

This extremely useful work furnishes thumbnail sketches of the more than 500 veterans of the War of 1812 from whom a member of the Maryland State Society War of 1812 could claim direct or collateral descent. Each entry consists of the veteran's dates and places of birth, marriage, and death; the name of his spouse; and the nature of his service during the War of 1812. This information is followed by the name of the Society member(s) claiming descent from that veteran, along with that individual's membership numbers in the Maryland State Society and National Society War of 1812.

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