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Guide to Charleston Illustrated

Being a Sketch of the History of Charleston, S. C., With Some Account of Its Present Condition, With Numerous Engravings (Classic Reprint)

Author: Arthur Mazyck

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331056310

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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Excerpt from Guide to Charleston Illustrated: Being a Sketch of the History of Charleston, S. C., With Some Account of Its Present Condition, With Numerous Engravings West on the American Continent. Two lines of railroad connect the city With the North and South, and only a few connecting links are wanting to give us three competing lines to the West, and these are being rapidly supplied by energetic men. Railroads in the city run down to the wharves and deliver produce alongside the shipping, affording thereby a prompt and safe landing of goods. The fruit, sugar, coffee, tobacco, and tropical productions of Cuba, the West Indies and South America, come directly to our port in large Shipments, and that the year round. Our harbor is never frozen; steamers and railroads never obstructed, delaying transportation and increas ing expenses. Steamers ply weekly, or more fre quently, from this port to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Savannah, and other places. From early Spring, in February, to the fall, they supply the North with vegetables in great variety and of un surpassed quality. Strawberries, peas, beans, pota toes, squashes, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, cabbage, and other table plants, are Shipped in immense quan tities from farms adjacent to the city. Thousands of tons of phosphate, both in crude rock and manipu lated, were sent off last season, and some of it was exported to Europe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Feminist Case Study in Transnational Migration

The Anne Jemima Clough Journals

Author: Mary Gallant

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443809497

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 255

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Although until now virtually unacknowledged in the field of women’ education, Anne Jemima Clough was active throughout her long life in the field. Among other positions, she held the position of principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, for more than a decade, from 1880 until her death in 1892. But in spite of her prominent position, her achievements were overshadowed by her more visible and vocal contemporaries in higher education, such as Emily Davies and Josephine Butler. Nevertheless, she was always a loyal and tenacious follower and an uncomplaining worker. In a subdued way she lived and laboured fervently for the furtherance of women’s education. Quietly, and with remarkably little encouragement or guidance, she pursued and finally realized her dream, a dream that would at last allow her to help make education accessible to all women. In this volume I have compiled, edited, and annotated most of Anne Jemima Clough’s unpublished papers. In addition to transcribing her diaries, or notebooks, I have incorporated chronologically into the text some examples of the voluminous amount of correspondence she wrote and received during a long life filled with activity The Anne Jemima Clough.papers will not only provide raw material for scholars studying the women’s movement during the nineteenth century, but they will also be a useful and engaging read for all students and scholars of the women’s movement, education, Victorian feminism and gender studies.

The New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

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Ravenel Records

A History and Genealogy of the Huguenot Family of Ravenel, of South Carolina; with Some Incidental Account of the Parish of St. Johns Berkeley, which was Their Principal Location. The Book is Intended for Private Distribution

Author: Henry Edmund Ravenel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Berkeley County (S.C.)

Page: 279

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The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

Author: William Cooper Nell



Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

View: 7366

Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural

Being Also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants and Shrubs

Author: Francis Peyre Porcher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 601

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Catawba Nation

Treasures in History

Author: Thomas J. Blumer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625844220

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 3103

The Catawba—one of the few Native American communities who remained in the Carolinas after the notorious Trail of Tears—have a rich and fascinating history that can be dated to 2400 BC. Once the inhabitants of a large swath of land that covered parts of North and South Carolina, most Catawba now live on a reservation in York County, South Carolina. In Catawba Nation: Treasures in History, Thomas J. Blumer seeks to preserve and present the history of this resilient people. Blumer chronicles Catawba history from the first contact with Spanish explorers to their present-day fame as makers of traditional Catawba pottery. In this collection of writings, we learn of Hernando de Soto’s meeting with the Lady of Cofitachique, the leadership of Chief James Harris and the fame of potter Georgia Harris, who won the National Heritage Award for her art. Using an engaging mix of folklore, oral history and historical records, Blumer weaves an accessible history of the tribe, preserving their story of suffering and survival for future generations.

Retrospect of Western Travel

Author: Harriet Martineau

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429002018

Category: Travel

Page: 276

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Harriet Martineau arrived in the United States from London in 1834 and stayed for almost 2 years. Her Retrospect of Western Travel, originally published in 1838, is the noted writer's thoughts on Jacksonian American society. Issues of social justice are of key importance, particularly slavery and women's rights. vol. 1 of 2

With Malice Toward None

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Stephen B. Oates

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061952249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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“Full, fair, and accurate. . . . Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” —Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review From preeminent Civil War historian Stephen B. Oates comes the book the Washington Post hails as “the standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” Oates’ With Malice Toward None is recognized as the seminal biography of the Sixteenth President, by one of America’s most prominent historians.


The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465436588

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

The Virginian

A Horseman of the Plains

Author: Owen Wister

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611449X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7996

Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature.

The Works of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion and science

Page: N.A

View: 1847

Engineers of Independence

A Documentary History of the Army Engineers in the American Revolution, 1775-1783

Author: Paul K. Walker

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410201737

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 3118

This collection of documents, including many previously unpublished, details the role of the Army engineers in the American Revolution. Lacking trained military engineers, the Americans relied heavily on foreign officers, mostly from France, for sorely needed technical assistance. Native Americans joined the foreign engineer officers to plan and carry out offensive and defensive operations, direct the erection of fortifications, map vital terrain, and lay out encampments. During the war Congress created the Corps of Engineers with three companies of engineer troops as well as a separate geographer's department to assist the engineers with mapping. Both General George Washington and Major General Louis Leb que Duportail, his third and longest serving Chief Engineer, recognized the disadvantages of relying on foreign powers to fill the Army's crucial need for engineers. America, they contended, must train its own engineers for the future. Accordingly, at the war's end, they suggested maintaining a peacetime engineering establishment and creating a military academy. However, Congress rejected the proposals, and the Corps of Engineers and its companies of sappers and miners mustered out of service. Eleven years passed before Congress authorized a new establishment, the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.

Biographical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of South Carolina

To which is Added the Original Fee Bill of 1791 ... the Rolls of Attorneys Admitted to Practice from the Records at Charleston and Columbia, Etc., Etc

Author: John Belton O'Neall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Judges

Page: N.A

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The Catawba Nation

Author: Charles M. Hudson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820331333

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 4946

In this reconstruction of the history of the Catawba Indians, Charles M. Hudson first considers the "external history" of the Catawba peoples, based on reports by such outsiders as explorers, missionaries, and government officials. In these chapters, the author examines the social and cultural classification of the Catawbas at the time of early contact with the white men, their later position in a plural southern society and gradual assimilation into the larger national society, and finally the termination of their status as Indians with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This external history is then contrasted with the folk history of the Catawbas, the past as they believe it to have been. Hudson looks at the way this legendary history parallels documentary history, and shows how the Catawbas have used their folk remembrances to resist or adapt to the growing pressures of the outside world.

Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887

South Carolina Scientist in the Civil War Era

Author: Tamara Miner Haygood

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817302979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 8223

"Provides an engaging and illuminating view of the culture of the South and the study of natural history. . . . Ravenel's achievements, Haygood argues, refute Clement Eaton's contention that slavery stifled creative thought; they also modify the more extravagant claim for southern equality with northern science made in Thomas Cary Johnson's Scientific Interests in the Old South (1936)." --American Historical Review "Convincingly argues for the importance of these middle years to understanding American science and vividly illustrates the effect of the Civil War on science. . . . Ravenel, a geographically isolated planter with a college degree but no scientific training, managed to serve as one of America's leading mycologists, despite continual financial and medical problems and the disruption of the Civil War. This lively account of his life and work is at once inspiring and tragic." Journal of the History of Biology "A thoroughly enjoyable biography of one of the important American naturalists, botanists, and mycologists of the 1800s. . . . Truly an outstanding contribution to the history of American science." --Brittonia

The Negro

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616403675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

View: 2840

This is the classic history of the African peoples in Africa and the New World, a repudiation of the absurd belief, widely held in the post-Civil War period, that Africans had no civilization but the one foisted upon them by their slave-trading captors.Writing for a popular audience in 1915, DuBois, one of America's greatest writers, lays out in easy-to-read, nonacademic prose the striking and illustrious story of the complex history and varied cultures of Africa. He explores everything from the art and industry of the peoples of the continent to the dramatic impact the slave trade had both in Africa and on her descendants in the Western Hemisphere.Boldly proud and beautifully written, this essential work will delight readers of American and African history as well as students of great American literature.American writer, civil rights activist, and scholar WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) was the first black man to receive a PhD from Harvard University. A co-founder of the NAACP, he wrote a number of important books, including Black Folk, Then and Now (1899) and The Negro (1915).

Memoirs of General Lafayette (Dodo Press)

Author: General Lafayette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406525595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 6006

Memoirs from the French aristocrat and military officer who participated in both the American and French revolutions.

Changes in the Land

Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

Author: William Cronon

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 142992828X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how the land and the people influenced one another, and how that complex web of relationships shaped New England's communities.

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