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The Jacobin Republic Under Fire : The Federalist Revolt In The French Revolution, Paul Hanson Jan 2015

The Jacobin Republic Under Fire : The Federalist Revolt In The French Revolution, Paul Hanson

Paul R. Hanson

"One of the central questions of the French Revolution is what happened to the country from the time the monarchy collapsed in the summer of 1791, when the prospects for popular democracy seemed brightest, to the Terror of 1793-94, when the Committee of Public Safety ruled by fiat and repression. A key moment during this interim period was the so-called Federalist Revolt, when four provincial cities - Caen, Bordeaux, Lyon, and Marseille - rebelled against the more radical revolutionaries in Paris threatening to plunge France into civil war. Over the years some very good work has been published on the Federalist Revolt ...


Contesting The French Revolution, Paul Hanson Jan 2015

Contesting The French Revolution, Paul Hanson

Paul R. Hanson

"This book presents an overview of what led up to this pivotal event, the turning points that shaped it, and its far-reaching effects, as well as examining the most significant historiographical debates about this period. Were the events of 1789 a social revolution or a political accident? Did they mark the rise of industrial capitalism or the birth of modern democracy? Was the Reign of Terror a response to foreign war and domestic resistance or the product of Jacobin ideology? Paul Hanson offers an engaging analysis of these debates, showing us how historical interpretation of the French Revolution has been ...


Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution, Paul Hanson Jan 2015

Historical Dictionary Of The French Revolution, Paul Hanson

Paul R. Hanson

The French Revolution remains one of the most examined events in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it gave the word revolution its current connotation of a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past and moves a society in a forward or progressive direction.- WorldCat


Eighteenth-Century Poetry And The Rise Of The Novel Reconsidered, Courtney Smith, Kate Parker Dec 2013

Eighteenth-Century Poetry And The Rise Of The Novel Reconsidered, Courtney Smith, Kate Parker

Courtney Weiss Smith

"Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered" begins with the brute fact that poetry jostled up alongside novels in the bookstalls of eighteenth-century England. Indeed, by exploring unexpected collisions and collusions between poetry and novels, this volume of exciting, new essays offers a reconsideration of the literary and cultural history of the period. The novel poached from and featured poetry, and the “modern” subjects and objects privileged by “rise of the novel” scholarship are only one part of a world full of animate things and people with indistinct boundaries. http://www.bucknell.edu/script/upress/book.asp?id ...


Police-Building And The Responsibility To Protect: Civil Society, Gender And Human Rights Culture In Oceania, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou Dec 2013

Police-Building And The Responsibility To Protect: Civil Society, Gender And Human Rights Culture In Oceania, Charles Hawksley, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

Forthcoming: This book examines how the United Nations and states provide assistance for the police services of developing states to help them meet their human rights obligations to their citizens, under the responsibility to protect (R2P) provisions. It examines police-capacity building ("police-building") by international donors in Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG). All three states have been described as "fragile states" and "states of concern", and all have witnessed significant social tensions and violence in the past decades. The authors argue that globally police-building forms part of an attempt to make states "safe" so that they can adhere ...


Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila Dec 2012

Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


Birthright 2012, Andrew Blitman Dec 2012

Birthright 2012, Andrew Blitman

Andrew Blitman

"Birthright 2012" is a personal account of my voyage throughout Israel. The outer story incorporates humor, science, history, and my own observations as I explore the land. It should appeal to the armchair traveler who would like to experience the country but is unable to and also to anyone who would like to learn more about this bastion of democracy in the Middle East. Beneath this outer story there exists an inner story. Filled with humor, philosophy, and poetry, this underlying aspect of the book follows my own personal voyage to self-awareness. "Birthright 2012" chronicles the daily activities of my ...


Car Country: An Environmental History, Christopher Wells Dec 2011

Car Country: An Environmental History, Christopher Wells

Christopher W. Wells

No abstract provided.


Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, Jordana Dym, Karl Offen Dec 2010

Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, Jordana Dym, Karl Offen

Jordana Dym

360 pages | 118 color plates, 12 halftones, 1 line drawing | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 2011

For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something—a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn’t, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these sorts of questions about maps of Latin America, and in doing so illuminate the ways cartography has helped to ...


Joshua Gross Rich (1820-1897): The Life And Works Of A Western Maine Pioneer And Wildlife Writer, William Krohn Dec 2009

Joshua Gross Rich (1820-1897): The Life And Works Of A Western Maine Pioneer And Wildlife Writer, William Krohn

William B. Krohn

Joshua Gross Rich seemingly lived several lifetimes in the nearly eight decades he spent on earth. During various times, he made a living by trapping, guiding, farming. While living in the Rangeley Lakes region, he sold his winter catch to fur traders and as scientific specimens to Harvard University. Always willing to change with the times, Rich transitioned from being a professional trapper to a trial justice for Oxford County, a pension agent for Civil War veterans, a correspondent for many newspapers, and finally Bethel’s humane officer. While living in Upton, Maine, Rich owned and operated a hotel, a ...


Early Maine Wildlife: Historical Accounts Of Canada Lynx, Moose, Mountain Lion, White-Tailed Deer, Wolverine, Wolves, And Woodland Caribou, 1603–1930, William Krohn, Christopher Hoving Dec 2009

Early Maine Wildlife: Historical Accounts Of Canada Lynx, Moose, Mountain Lion, White-Tailed Deer, Wolverine, Wolves, And Woodland Caribou, 1603–1930, William Krohn, Christopher Hoving

William B. Krohn

The Northeast, especially Maine, has an exceptionally rich heritage of early literature about wildlife. These writings are buried in obscure scientific books and journals, government documents, rare books, old newspapers, and discontinued sporting periodicals. The primary section of this book is a chronologically-arranged compilation of selected quotations from these hard-to-find sources, thus making accessible significant wildlife writings of early biologists, naturalists, and woodsmen from northern New England and eastern Canada.
While designed to be a reference-work for biologists, conservationists, folklorists, and historians, this book will also be of use to campers, hunters, trappers, and others interested in the region’s ...


"They Are All Red Out Here": Socialist Politics In The Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925, Jeffrey Johnson Dec 2007

"They Are All Red Out Here": Socialist Politics In The Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925, Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey A. Johnson

One of early-twentieth-century America’s most fertile grounds for political radicalism, the Pacific Northwest produced some of the most dedicated and successful socialists the country has ever seen. As a radicalized labor force emerged in mining, logging, and other extractive industries, socialists employed intensive organizational and logistical skills to become an almost permanent third party that won elections and shook the confidence of establishment rivals. At the height of Socialist Party influence just before World War I, a Montana member declared, “They are all red out here.”

In this first book to fully examine the development of the American Socialist ...


A Guide To The Church : Its Origin And Nature, Its Mission And Its Ministries, Lawrence Porter Dec 2007

A Guide To The Church : Its Origin And Nature, Its Mission And Its Ministries, Lawrence Porter

Rev. Lawrence B. Porter, Ph.D

No abstract provided.


Politics, Economy And Society In Bourbon Central America, Jordana Dym, Christophe Belaubre Dec 2006

Politics, Economy And Society In Bourbon Central America, Jordana Dym, Christophe Belaubre

Jordana Dym

Cloth. 320 pages. Illustrations: 4 b/w photos, 1 drawing, 7 maps, 2 tables

Politics, Economy, and Society in Bourbon Central America, 1759-1821 examines how the Spanish policies known broadly as the Bourbon Reforms affected Central American social, economic, and political institutions. Although historians have devoted significant attention to the purpose and impact of these reforms in Spain and some of Spain's other New World colonies, this book is the first to explore their impact on Central America.

These reforms profoundly changed aspects of Central America's politics and society; however, these essays reveal that changes in the region ...


From Sovereign Villages To National States: City, State And Federation In Central America, 1759-1839, Jordana Dym Dec 2005

From Sovereign Villages To National States: City, State And Federation In Central America, 1759-1839, Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

The role of the city--as an institution, as a political ideal, as a training ground for politicians--has been neglected in historical studies of Spanish American independence. Connecting the political changes of the Bourbon Reforms (1759-1788) and constitutional monarchy (1808-1821) to those of the independence era (1821-1839), Jordana Dym's analysis of Central America's early nineteenth-century politics shows nation-state formation to be a city-driven process that transformed colonial provinces (weak administrative districts with ambiguous political identities and divided interiors) into enduring states with basic governments and articulated national identities. Dym argues that in Central America, an important aspect of the ...


The Life And Writings Of Manly Hardy (1832-1910): Fur Buyer, Hunter, And Naturalist, William Krohn Dec 2004

The Life And Writings Of Manly Hardy (1832-1910): Fur Buyer, Hunter, And Naturalist, William Krohn

William B. Krohn

Manly Hardy was a nineteenth century businessman from Brewer, Maine. Like his father, Hardy owned and worked farmlands and woodlots, and two wharfs along the Penobscot River. The Hardys’ primary source of income was as dealers in animal hides and raw furs. The father of Maine historian Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, Hardy hunted and traveled along the Down East Coast early in his life and throughout his life took trips to the forests of eastern, central, and northern Maine. This book is intended for folklorists, historians, biologists, hunters, trappers, and others interested in northern New England’s outdoor heritage. Although out ...