Author: Richard A. Dwyer,Richard E. Lingenfelter,David Cohen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Eighty-eight songs as they were written and sung in the mining camps of California.
Songs & History
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press
"The heart of this book is the music talked about in diaries of the gold seekers"--p. xi.
Author: Maury Dean
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Category: Electronic books
An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."
11 Folk Songs Arranged for Two Voices and Piano... for Recitals, Concerts and Contests
Author: Jay Althouse
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Includes fresh new settings of: All Through the Night * Amazing Grace * Camptown Races * Cindy * He's Gone Away * Poor Wayfaring Stranger * Scarborough Fair * Shenandoah * Siyahamba * Skye Boat Song * Homeward Bound. Appropriate for any combination of voices, male or female. 64 pages.
Author: Win Blevins
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Did you ever need to spell “dogie” (as in, get-along-little), or need to know what a “sakey” is? This is the book that can tell you how to spell, pronounce, and define over 5,000 terms relative to the American West. Want to know what a “breachy” cow is? Turn to page 43 to learn that it’s an adjective used to describe a cow that has a tendency to find her way through fences where she isn’t supposed to be. Describes some teenagers we know… Spend hours perusing the dictionary at random, or read straight through to give you a flavor of the West from its beginnings to contemporary days. Laced with photographs and maps, the Dictionary of the American West will make you sound like an expert on all things Western, even if you don’t know your dingus from a dinner plate. Compiled of words brought into English from Native Americans, emigrants, Mormons, Hispanics, migrant workers, loggers, and fur trappers, the dictionary opens up history and culture in an enchanting way. From “Aarigaa!” to “zopilote,” the Dictionary of the American West is a “valuable book, a treasure for any literate American’s library.” (Tony Hillerman)
Author: Irwin Silber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Presents ninety-two songs of the American West, each with lyrics, a vocal score, simple piano arrangements, and chord symbols, and includes historical notes and commentaries, and over one hundred period illustrations.
American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn
Author: Brooke L. Blower,Mark Philip Bradley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In The Familiar Made Strange, twelve distinguished historians offer original and playful readings of American icons and artifacts that cut across rather than stop at the nation’s borders to model new interpretive approaches to studying United States history. These leading practitioners of the “transnational turn” pause to consider such famous icons as John Singleton Copley’s painting Watson and the Shark, Albert Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day, 1945, Times Square, and Alfred Kinsey’s reports on sexual behavior, as well as more surprising but revealing artifacts like Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and William Howard Taft’s underpants. Together, they present a road map to the varying scales, angles and methods of transnational analysis that shed light on American politics, empire, gender, and the operation of power in everyday life. Contributors: Brooke L. Blower, Boston University; Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago; Nick Cullather, Indiana University; Brian DeLay, University of California–Berkeley; Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University; Mary A. Renda, Mount Holyoke College; Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University; Andrew J. Rotter, Colgate University; Brian Rouleau, Texas A&M University; Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University
1964-1972 : a Commentary on the Best Era of Pop Music, and an Irreverent Look at the Musicians and Social Movements of the Time
Author: Dwight Rounds
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
This title is a must read for anyone interested in the music of the 1960s and is packed with information, stories, trivia, and photos relating to the pop music of the '60s and very early '70s. (Music)
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Frog Music is an atmospheric and gripping novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, adapted as a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson. San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Inspired by a true unsolved crime, Frog Music, a New York Times bestseller, is a dark and compelling story of intrigue and murder.
Author: Brian Tom,Lawrence Tom
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Marysville's Chinatown was once one of the most important Chinatowns in America. The early Chinese settlers called Marysville Sanfow, or "the third city," meaning the third city by river to the goldfields. Two of the first four Chinese American judges in California were from Marysville as was the first Chinese American elected to the San Francisco Board of Education. The Marysville Chinatown was among the first Chinatowns built in California's Gold Country and is the only one to survive to this day. Because of this, it is possible to view the full panorama of Chinese-American history through the viewpoint of this one Chinatown.
The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1854
Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough
Publisher: Yale University Press
The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 gold seekers in the mid-1800s, and it is the story of 30,000 Frenchman who came by sea that is told in The Rush to Gold. This is the first book to give an international focus to this pivotal time.
Author: Guy Logsdon
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Shows how bawdy material has always been integral to cowboy culture.
Author: John Hollander
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Scott Schinder,Andy Schwartz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Rock groups
Icons of Rock offers an overview of rock's pervasive role in the United States by profiling the lives and work of the music's most legegendary artists.
Recollections of the Gold Rush and Early California
Author: Sarah Royce
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Since it was first published in 1932, A Frontier Lady has held a high and special place in the literature of Americas westward migration. Written in the 1880s at the request of her son, the philosopher and educator Josiah Royce, Sarah Royce's narrative of the family odyssey across the continent and of their early years in California is also the portrait of a remarkable woman. In the words of her daughter-in-law, "Wherever she was, she made civilization, even when it seemed that she had little indeed from which to make it."
The Illustrated History
Author: Martin Popoff
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For the first time, legendary rock band Rush—Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson—is treated to a richly illustrated history covering the band's entire career. Written by Martin Popoff and illustrated with rare photography and memorabilia.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Designed by experts in education, this comprehensive best-selling workbook features vivid and full-color illustrations to guide fifth grade children step-by-step through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities. Topics and activities include phonics, reading, reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math. Answer keys included. 544 pp. *Easy-to-understand examples and directions *High-interest topics *Fun, motivating activities *Review lessons to measure progress *Expanded teaching suggestions