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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

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Early American Almanac Humor

Author: Robert K. Dodge

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723934

Category: Humor

Page: 172

View: 5786

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."

Colonial America and the Early Republic

Author: Philip N. Mulder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351950568

Category: Political Science

Page: 550

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Reflecting the best recent scholarship of Early America and the Early Republic, the articles in this collection study the many dimensions of American political history. The authors explore Native American interests and encounters with settlers, diplomatic endeavors, environmental issues, legal debates and practiced law, women's citizenship and rights, servitude and slavery and popular political activity. The geographical perspective is as expansive as the topical, with strong representation of trans-Atlantic and continental interests of many nations and peoples. The international and interdisciplinary perspectives illustrate the dynamic transformations of America during this era of settlement, conquest, development, revolution and nation building.

Pennsylvania's Revolution

Author: William Pencak

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 027103579X

Category: History

Page: 396

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"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.

Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851433

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 401

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Alphabetically arranged entries cover the history of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the 21st century. In addition to surveying the Western tradition, the book explores Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrology. • Provides alphabetically arranged reference entries that delineate the historical and cultural significance of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the present • Directs direct users to additional sources of information via entry bibliographies • Offers sidebars offer additional facts from primary source documents • Incorporates a timeline to help readers to place astrological developments in chronological context • Features an introductory essay for a narrative overview of the history of astrology, priming readers on its cultural relevance

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145018

Category: Science

Page: 704

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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

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Deutschland nach der Revolution von 1848 - repressive Regierungen, soziale Unsicherheit und zerschlagene Traume. Die Zahl der deutschen Auswanderer in die Vereinigten Staaten steigt jahrlich an. Unter ihnen viele namhafte Vorstande und Mitglieder der sogenannten freien und deutschkatholischen Gemeinden - einer religiosen und politischen Oppositionsbewegung -, die in den USA einen neuen Wirkungskreis aufbauen. Ihre Ideen pragen 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 religiosen, sozialen, politischen und literarischen Vorstellungen enthalt. Neben einer erstmaligen Zusammenfassung der Geschichte der deutschen freien Gemeinden in den USA und der Analyse der Texte im Almanach, enthalt die Arbeit einen umfangreichen bio-bibliografischen Uberblick ueber alle Autoren, in dem zahlreiche deutsch-amerikanische Literaten zum ersten Mal Erwahnung finden. "Das groae 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 a sprechen kann." Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

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

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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.

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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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: 7264

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 Astronomy of the Bible: an Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture

Author: E.W. Maunder

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465510699

Category: Astronomy in the Bible

Page: 410

View: 545

Boston, the Great Depression, and the New Deal

Author: Charles H. Trout

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 2717

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: 8242

Winthrop's Journal, "History of New England," 1630-1649

Author: John Winthrop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Massachusetts

Page: N.A

View: 1884

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307819299

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7238

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Child Life in Colonial Days

Author: Alice Morse Earle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 418

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Son of the morning

a novel

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Vanguard Pr

ISBN: 9780814907931

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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The Atomic Age Opens

Author: Gerald Wendt,Donald Porter Geddes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atomic bomb

Page: 251

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Benjamin Banneker

Pioneering Scientist

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541528522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2856

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.

A History of American Literature

Author: Moses Coit Tyler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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