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The Flow Of History Along Chester Creek Jun 2019

The Flow Of History Along Chester Creek

Walt Cressler

The Chester Creek watershed comprises 67.2 square miles of southeastern Pennsylvania and includes parts of fourteen townships, five boroughs, and one city. The main branch flows from its source in Westtown Township and runs a length of 24.5 miles through rural, suburban, and urban parts of Chester and Delaware Counties before reaching the Delaware River.This illustrated story highlights many of the natural and cultural features of the Chester Creek watershed, from its sources to where the creek finally meets the waters of the Delaware River.


The Flow Of History Along Ridley Creek Jun 2019

The Flow Of History Along Ridley Creek

Walt Cressler

Ridley Creek flows southeast for 24 miles from the South Valley Hills of southern Chester County through Delaware County, Pennsylvania, where it enters the Delaware River between the City of Chester and the Borough of Eddystone. Ridley Creek and its tributaries flow within a narrow 38 square mile watershed that includes parts of eleven townships, five boroughs, and one city. This illustrated story highlights many of the natural and cultural features of the Ridley Creek watershed, from its sources to where the creek finally meets the waters of the Delaware River.


The Flow Of History Along Crum Creek Jun 2019

The Flow Of History Along Crum Creek

Walt Cressler

Crum Creek flows for 24 miles from the southern flank of the South Valley Hills in Malvern Borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, through Willistown Township and into Delaware County, where it joins the Delaware River between Eddystone Borough and Ridley Township. The watershed includes 15 municipalities within its 38 square mile area. This illustrated story highlights many of the natural and cultural features of the Crum Creek watershed, from its sources to where the creek finally meets the waters of the Delaware River.


豈惟女儀,志士之師:尹會一母李氏之生命歷程 = An Exemplar For Women And A Teacher Of The Scholar-Officials: The Life Of Yin Huiyi's Mother, Wing-Chung Clara Ho Jul 2018

豈惟女儀,志士之師:尹會一母李氏之生命歷程 = An Exemplar For Women And A Teacher Of The Scholar-Officials: The Life Of Yin Huiyi's Mother, Wing-Chung Clara Ho

Professor HO Wing-chung Clara

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Napalm: More Than A Weapon, Edwin Martini Dec 2016

Napalm: More Than A Weapon, Edwin Martini

Edwin A. Martini

This book will explore the military, political, and cultural history of napalm across time and space. Moving beyond the Vietnam War, this book will examine the use of napalm by the United States in World War Two, Korea, and elsewhere, and its proliferation in other countries’ arsenals as well. It will also explore the many cultural representations of napalm in the post-Vietnam war world.


The British Proclamation Of 1763, Thomas Gage, And French Property Rights At Detroit, Guillaume Teasdale Dec 2016

The British Proclamation Of 1763, Thomas Gage, And French Property Rights At Detroit, Guillaume Teasdale

Guillaume Teasdale

A Place in Common:  Telling Histories of Early Detroit


Maria Susanna Cummins' London Letters: April 1860, Heidi Lm Jacobs Sep 2016

Maria Susanna Cummins' London Letters: April 1860, Heidi Lm Jacobs

Heidi LM Jacobs

Within scholarship on Maria Susanna Cummins (1827-1866), there are two recurrent phrases: "author of the best-selling novel The Lamplighter" and "little is known about her life." Despite the early contextualization of Cummins by various scholars, most of the recent critical work on Cummins has centered on her first and best-known novel, The Lamplighter (1854). Very little critical attention has been paid to Cummins's life, her career as a publishing author, her lesser known novels, her periodical publications, and her archived letters. Written in the weeks preceding the publication in the United States and Britain of her third novel, El ...


Open Adoption And The Politics Of Transnational Feminist Human Rights, Karen Sotiropoulos Jul 2016

Open Adoption And The Politics Of Transnational Feminist Human Rights, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropolous

An essay on open adoption and the politics of transnational feminist human rights is presented. The author comments that she favored open adoption because its insistence meshed well with her commitment to social justice. In this essay, she highlights adoption scholarship and suggests that the developing field of adoption studies can make the process a more ethical practice.


Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos Jul 2016

Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropoulos

Introduces some essays about infusing gender and women's history in teaching world history.


Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos Jul 2016

Introduction: Teaching A Gendered World, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropoulos

Introduces some essays about infusing gender and women's history in teaching world history.


Open Adoption And The Politics Of Transnational Feminist Human Rights, Karen Sotiropoulos Jul 2016

Open Adoption And The Politics Of Transnational Feminist Human Rights, Karen Sotiropoulos

Karen Sotiropoulos

An essay on open adoption and the politics of transnational feminist human rights is presented. The author comments that she favored open adoption because its insistence meshed well with her commitment to social justice. In this essay, she highlights adoption scholarship and suggests that the developing field of adoption studies can make the process a more ethical practice.


A Meiji Christian Socialist Becomes A Spokesperson For Japan: Kawakami Kiyoshi’S “Pilgrimage In The Sacred Land Of Liberty”, Masako Gavin Jun 2016

A Meiji Christian Socialist Becomes A Spokesperson For Japan: Kawakami Kiyoshi’S “Pilgrimage In The Sacred Land Of Liberty”, Masako Gavin

Masako Gavin

This paper studies the life and thought of Kawakami Kiyoshi (1873–1949), a Meiji Christian socialist and prominent journalist in late 1890s Japan for the popular newspaper Yorozu chōhō (Complete morning report). Kawakami was one of the six founding members of Japan’s first but short-lived Social Democratic Party (Shakai minshutō, 1901). After the party was forced to dissolve under the Public Peace Police Law (Chian keisatsuhō, 1900) on 16 July 1901, Kawakami left for the USA to take up a postgraduate scholarship at the University of Iowa. While in the USA, he continued his career in the press, establishing ...


Ordered Eating: Food And Social Structures, Bobbi Sutherland Jun 2016

Ordered Eating: Food And Social Structures, Bobbi Sutherland

Bobbi Sutherland

Article is a review essay of Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table by Massimo Montanari and Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640: Eating to Impress by Paul S. Lloyd.

In the last few decades, food history has gone from being an unusual side-study viewed as outside the realm of academic history proper to one of the most popular sub-fields of social, economic, and cultural history – if not a field in its own right. Pre-modern historians have welcomed this development as one that expands our limited sources by opening new ones to us and providing us another method for reexamining ...


Partition, Haimanti Roy May 2016

Partition, Haimanti Roy

Haimanti Roy

The Partition of India in 1947 is one of the most significant events in South Asian history. It refers to the political division of the Indian subcontinent that marked the end of British colonial rule in the region. There were three partitions in 1947—of British India and of the provinces of Bengal and Punjab—that created the new nation-states of India and a spatially fragmented West and East Pakistan. While the end of the Second World War, political outcomes of the provincial elections in 1946 and contingency were factors, long-term organizing efforts of communal organizations, both Hindu and Muslim ...


Anarchist Motherhood: Toward The Making Of A Revolutionary Proletariat In Illinois’ Coal Towns, Caroline Waldron Merithew May 2016

Anarchist Motherhood: Toward The Making Of A Revolutionary Proletariat In Illinois’ Coal Towns, Caroline Waldron Merithew

Caroline Merithew

In the winter of 1900, several months before Leon Czolgosz assassinated U.S. President William McKinley for the cause of anarchy and for the love of Emma Goldman, a group of French-speaking and Italian women residing in northern Illinois’s coal-mining communities formed a club, Il Gruppo Femminile Luisa Michel, and began to put egalitarian theory into practice.

One of the women’s first acts of rebellion was a challenge to the all-male Prosperity Club – an anarchist saloon and a key venue of radical culture and activism in the region. With the help of some sympathetic members, Luisa Michel planned ...


Lineages Of The Literary Left: Essays In Honor Of Alan M. Wald, Howard Brick, Robbie Lieberman, Paula Rabinowitz Apr 2016

Lineages Of The Literary Left: Essays In Honor Of Alan M. Wald, Howard Brick, Robbie Lieberman, Paula Rabinowitz

Robbie Lieberman

For nearly half a century, Alan M. Wald’s pathbreaking research has demonstrated that attention to the complex lived experiences of writers on the Left provides a new context for viewing major achievements as well as instructive minor ones in United States fiction, poetry, drama, and criticism. His many publications have illuminated the creative lives of figures such as James T. Farrell, Willard Motley, Muriel Rukeyser, Philip Rahv, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, Kenneth Fearing, and Arthur Miller. He has delved into a consideration of Sidney Hook and pragmatism, brought attention to debates within tendencies associated with Cannonism and Shachtmanism, and ...


A Life Of Paradox: Thomas Merton's Asian Trajectory, Gary Houchens Mar 2016

A Life Of Paradox: Thomas Merton's Asian Trajectory, Gary Houchens

Gary Houchens

Anthony Padovano called Thomas Merton a "symbol of the century" inasmuch as he embodied many of the changes facing Christianity during the often tumultuous and violent, but increasingly pluralistic, middle decades of the twentieth century. Merton engaged in a "total ecumenism," in which he intensely studied other religious traditions, most notably the religions of Asia, in order to better understand his own Roman Catholic tradition. This paper will trace the trajectory of Asian ideas and experiences throughout Merton's life and analyze how these experiences transformed him from a narrow-minded monk to an ecumenical mystic. An ever-present subject emerges: the ...


Hogging The Limelight: The Queen's Wake And The Rise Of Celebrity Authorship, Jason Goldsmith Mar 2016

Hogging The Limelight: The Queen's Wake And The Rise Of Celebrity Authorship, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

In the following essay, Goldsmith argues that The Queen's Wake is commentary on the literary name branding inaugurated by the periodical culture of Hogg's day. For Goldsmith, the "crisis of reception" staged in the poem--sixteenth-century provincial bards in a first encounter with royal spectacle--is not unlike the uneasy celebrity Hogg experienced as the Ettrick Shepherd of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.


The Theatre In America During The Revolution, Jared Brown Mar 2016

The Theatre In America During The Revolution, Jared Brown

Jared Brown

Whether moralistic or satirical, the plays of the American Revolution offer unique insights into the sympathies and fears of both loyal and dissident parties, and so serve as a telling document of a socially turbulent age. Brown's extensive research coheres into an invaluable theatrical and historical chronicle that should prove a useful resource for those working in the field. Content Provided by Syndetics.


Bringing Books To A "Book-Hungry Land": Print Culture On The Dakota Prairie, Lisa Lindell Mar 2016

Bringing Books To A "Book-Hungry Land": Print Culture On The Dakota Prairie, Lisa Lindell

Lisa R. Lindell

The dearth of reading material was a recurring lament in the writings and memoirs of Dakota settlers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. “I was born with a desire to read, . . . and I have never gotten over it,” declared Henry Theodore Washburn, recalling his Minnesota boyhood and homesteading years in Dakota Territory, “but there was no way in those days to gratify that desire to any great extent.”1 This lack was indeed of consequence. In the pre-electronic era, print was a primary means of obtaining information, insight, and pleasure. High rates of literacy, sharp increases in book ...


Renaissance Florence In The Late Medieval World, Brian Maxson Feb 2016

Renaissance Florence In The Late Medieval World, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

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"Democratic Packing Horses No More: The Fenian Brotherhood And The Radical Republican Agenda In 1867", Matt Knight Feb 2016

"Democratic Packing Horses No More: The Fenian Brotherhood And The Radical Republican Agenda In 1867", Matt Knight

Matt Knight

Let us hear no more of Ireland and the South. The South drew the sword for the maintenance of the vilest form of slavery; Ireland draws the sword for liberty.


Supply, Demand, And The Making Of A Market: Philadelphia And Havana At The Beginning Of The Nineteenth Century, Linda Salvucci Feb 2016

Supply, Demand, And The Making Of A Market: Philadelphia And Havana At The Beginning Of The Nineteenth Century, Linda Salvucci

Linda K Salvucci

In his 1984 assessment of the state of historical research, "The Transatlantic Economy," Jacob Price comments: "The writing of most early American economic history has concentrated upon supply. For many branches of the economy, the great unexplored frontier may well be demand." The relationship between Philadelphia and Havana is a case in point. From the onset of the American Revolution until well past the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the port cities of Havana and Philadelphia were inextricably linked. As their own rich hinterlands expanded, and as established transatlantic trade routes disintegrated, Havana and Philadelphia grew ever closer, exerting profound ...


The Politics Of Protection: Interpreting Commercial Policy In Late Bourbon And Early National Mexico, Richard Salvucci, Linda Salvucci, Aslán Cohen Feb 2016

The Politics Of Protection: Interpreting Commercial Policy In Late Bourbon And Early National Mexico, Richard Salvucci, Linda Salvucci, Aslán Cohen

Linda K Salvucci

The breadth, depth, and persistence of political instability in independent Mexico have long been the object of historians' attention. "Mexico," writes one, "experimented with monarchy, moderate constitutional republic, radical populist regime, conservative government, and liberal government; each in turn failed to produce stability." From 1824 through 1853, Mexico experienced the "institutionalized disorder" of "manifold pronunciamientos . . . endless cabinet changes, and several lurches to the political left or right." Repeatedly invaded, blockaded, partitioned, and plunged into civil war between 1835 and 1867, Mexico was for most of its early history more a geographical expression than a political one. "The present state of ...


Stepping Out From The Shadow Of Lord Sheffield: Spanish Imperial Appraisals Of The Commercial Capacities Of The United States, 1783-1807, Linda Salvucci Feb 2016

Stepping Out From The Shadow Of Lord Sheffield: Spanish Imperial Appraisals Of The Commercial Capacities Of The United States, 1783-1807, Linda Salvucci

Linda K Salvucci

No abstract provided.


Crecimiento Económico Y Cambio De La Productividad En México, 1750-1895, Richard Salvucci, Linda Salvucci Feb 2016

Crecimiento Económico Y Cambio De La Productividad En México, 1750-1895, Richard Salvucci, Linda Salvucci

Linda K Salvucci

La relación entre la administración política y el crecimiento económico sigue siendo una preocupación central de las distintas pero relacionadas historiografías de México al final de la Colonia, de comienzos de la República y de fines del siglo XIX. Debido a que las reformas de los Borbones coincidieron con las mayores transformaciones'' en la economía de Nueva España, estos dos procesos son frecuentemente percibidos en términos de causa y efecto, con cambios administrativos ejerciendo influencias positivas sobre muchos sectores y actividades económicas. Para el período de la Independencia, cuando el transtorno social y la inestabilidad política eran contemporáneas con el ...


Anglo-American Merchants And Stratagems For Success In Spanish Imperial Markets, 1783-1807, Linda Salvucci Feb 2016

Anglo-American Merchants And Stratagems For Success In Spanish Imperial Markets, 1783-1807, Linda Salvucci

Linda K Salvucci

When Josiah Blakeley, consul of the United States at Santiago de Cuba, wrote these lines to Secretary of State James Madison on November 1, 1801 he had recently been jailed by administrators on that island. This remarkable situation notwithstanding, his sentiments still neatly express the paradox of trade between the United States and Spanish Caribbean ports. The expanding hinterlands of New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore furnished North American merchants with ever increasing, exportable food supplies and led to fierce competition for new markets at the end of the eighteenth century. At the same time, Spain's American colonies remained chronically ...


"So Long As I Can Read": Farm Women's Reading Experiences In Depression-Era South Dakota, Lisa Lindell Feb 2016

"So Long As I Can Read": Farm Women's Reading Experiences In Depression-Era South Dakota, Lisa Lindell

Lisa R. Lindell

During the Great Depression, with conditions grim, entertainment scarce, and educational opportunities limited, many South Dakota farm women relied on reading to fill emotional, social, and informational needs. To read to any degree, these rural women had to overcome multiple obstacles. Extensive reading (whether books, farm journals, or newspapers) was limited to those who had access to publications and could make time to read. The South Dakota Free Library Commission was valuable in circulating reading materials to the state's rural population. In the 1930s the commission collaborated with the USDA's Extension Service in a popular reading project geared ...


One Hundred Years: A History Of Roofing In America, Theodore Karamanski, John Vogel, William Irvine, Christine Taylor Feb 2016

One Hundred Years: A History Of Roofing In America, Theodore Karamanski, John Vogel, William Irvine, Christine Taylor

Theodore J. Karamanski

No abstract provided.


Fur Trade And Exploration: The Opening Of The Far Northwest, Theodore Karamanski Feb 2016

Fur Trade And Exploration: The Opening Of The Far Northwest, Theodore Karamanski

Theodore J. Karamanski

In nineteenth-century North America the beaver was "brown gold." It and other furbearing animals were the targets of an extractive industry like gold mining. Hoping to make their fortunes with the Hudson’s Bay Company, young Scots and Englishmen left their homes in the British Isles for the Canadian frontier. In the Far Northwest-northern British Columbia, the Yukon, the western Northwest Territories, and eastern Alaska-they collaborated with Indians and French Canadians to send back as many pelts as possible in return for an allotment of trade goods. The extraordinary achievements of the trader-adverturers-such men as Samuel Black, John Bell, and ...