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Early American Almanacs ; the Colonial Weekday Bible

Author: Marion Barber Stowell

Publisher: Burt Franklin


Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 331

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Early American Almanac Humor

Author: Robert K. Dodge

Publisher: Popular Press


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."

Colonial America and the Early Republic

Author: Philip N. Mulder

Publisher: Routledge


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


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


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


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.

The Critic






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The Critic

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder



Category: Publishers and publishing


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The Bookseller




Category: Bibliography


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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

The Friend

A Religious and Literary Journal




Category: Society of Friends


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