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"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 ...


Sketches At Home And Abroad: A Critical Edition Of Selections From The Writings Of Nathaniel Parker Willis, Jon Miller, Nathaniel Parker Willis Aug 2015

Sketches At Home And Abroad: A Critical Edition Of Selections From The Writings Of Nathaniel Parker Willis, Jon Miller, Nathaniel Parker Willis

Jon Miller

Critics and general readers highly regarded the poetry and prose of Nathaniel Parker Willis (18061867) during the "American Renaissance" of creative literature in the decades before the Civil War. As an editor and frequent contributor to one of the young nation's most successful and elegant literary magazines, The New-York Mirror, Willis achieved an international reputation for his witty and worldly tales and letters. This new edition collects outstanding examples of Willis's short fiction written at the peak of his abilities. These tales of adventure embellish and improve Willis's own experience as a bachelor adventurer during the 1830s ...


Recipes By Ladies Of St. Paul's Church, Harriet Angel, Jon Miller Aug 2015

Recipes By Ladies Of St. Paul's Church, Harriet Angel, Jon Miller

Jon Miller

Originally published in 1887, this unique cookbook includes recipes for Oyster Croquettes, Frizzle Beef, Eggs Au Plat, Royal Diplomatic Pudding, English Currant Bread, White Mountain Cake, Hickory Nut Macaroons, Spanish Pickles, and more. Also included is a discussion of cooking for the sick, and a chapter, “Scraps,” that details homemade solutions for getting rid of red ants, removing mildew, and preventing calicos from fading. There’s even a discussion of antidotes for common poisons of the day like laudanum–“coffee, acids, and cold water on the head with friction.” Moreover, the book is catalog of the era’s history and ...


The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller Aug 2015

The Akron Offering: A Ladies' Literary Magazine, 1849-1850, Jon Miller

Jon Miller

FREE FULL-TEXT PDF DOWNLOAD From 1849 to 1850, Calista Cummings edited and published Akron's first literary magazine, The Akron Offering. At the time, Akron was a booming canal town on the verge of even greater prosperity. By turns religious, comic, romantic, and political, this extraordinary collection of early midwestern creative literature expresses a wide range of sometimes contradictory opinions on both the important questions of its day and the important questions of today: historical events such as the California Gold Rush of 1849 and the 1848 revolutions in Europe are considered alongside more timeless contemplations on truth, justice, and ...


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


Addressing America: George Washington's Farewell And The Making Of National Culture, Politics, And Diplomacy, 1796-1852, Jeffrey Malanson Dec 2014

Addressing America: George Washington's Farewell And The Making Of National Culture, Politics, And Diplomacy, 1796-1852, Jeffrey Malanson

Jeffrey J. Malanson

No abstract provided.


Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc A. Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis Sep 2014

Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc A. Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis

Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D.

To understand American government is, at minimum, to recognize religion's profound influence on our culture and, by extension, our politics." So state the editors of this outstanding collection of 55 readings that survey the function and purpose of American government from its founding to the present. Rendering to God and Caesar is mostly comprised of primary sources, including founding documents, Supreme Court cases, and momentous speeches. Grouped into six unifying sections with introductions that tie the individual works together and point to their significance, each article is introduced as well by brief comments to highlight specific features or issues ...


Radical Sydney - Places, Portraits And Unruly Episodes, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill Aug 2014

Radical Sydney - Places, Portraits And Unruly Episodes, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill

Terry Irving

Sydney is represented to its citizens and to the rest of the world as a postcard, an impressive, beautiful city, a desirable tourist destination.

But there has always been another Sydney not viewed so fondly by the city’s rulers, a radical Sydney they are intent on ‘disappearing’ beneath concrete and glass. In the arc of working-class suburbs to the south and west, menace and disaffection developed. From the early nineteenth century through to the late twentieth century these suburbs were large and explosive places of marginalised ideas, bohemian neighbourhoods, dissident politics and contentious action.

Through a series of snapshots ...


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 ...


Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis Dec 2013

Rendering To God And Caesar: Critical Readings For American Government, Mark Caleb Smith, Jewerl Maxwell, Marc Clauson, Kevin F. Sims, David L. Rich, Andrew Travis

David L. Rich, D.P.A.

To understand American government is, at minimum, to recognize religion's profound influence on our culture and, by extension, our politics." So state the editors of this outstanding collection of 55 readings that survey the function and purpose of American government from its founding to the present. Rendering to God and Caesar is mostly comprised of primary sources, including founding documents, Supreme Court cases, and momentous speeches. Grouped into six unifying sections with introductions that tie the individual works together and point to their significance, each article is introduced as well by brief comments to highlight specific features or issues ...


Mutiny And Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons From The Age Of Discovery, Patrick Murphy Mar 2013

Mutiny And Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons From The Age Of Discovery, Patrick Murphy

Patrick J. Murphy

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Immigrants On The Land: Agriculture, Rural Life, And Small Towns (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan Nov 2012

Immigrants On The Land: Agriculture, Rural Life, And Small Towns (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

No abstract provided.


When Barbie Dated Gi Joe: America's Romance With Cold War Toys (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan Nov 2012

When Barbie Dated Gi Joe: America's Romance With Cold War Toys (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

No abstract provided.


The Haymakers: A Chronicle Of Five Farm Families By Steven R. Hoffbeck (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan Nov 2012

The Haymakers: A Chronicle Of Five Farm Families By Steven R. Hoffbeck (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

No abstract provided.


Disillusionment In Afghanistan. A Five Country Study Into Plots By Soldier-Authors, Esmeralda Kleinreesink Jun 2012

Disillusionment In Afghanistan. A Five Country Study Into Plots By Soldier-Authors, Esmeralda Kleinreesink

Esmeralda Kleinreesink

It is often said that the majority of stories written by war veterans in the 20th century are disillusionment plots. But is that still the case in the 21st century? Are young men and women still going into, for example, Afghanistan with high ideals that are shattered during their deployment, and write books about their disillusionment? In this paper, the preliminary results are presented from a study into military books. Based on Friedman’s plot theory, this study compares all 54 autobiographical books published between 2001 and 2010 by Afghanistan veterans in three different languages from five different countries (the ...


The Haymakers: A Chronicle Of Five Farm Families By Steven R. Hoffbeck (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan Jun 2012

The Haymakers: A Chronicle Of Five Farm Families By Steven R. Hoffbeck (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

No abstract provided.


When Barbie Dated Gi Joe: America's Romance With Cold War Toys (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan Jun 2012

When Barbie Dated Gi Joe: America's Romance With Cold War Toys (Review), Marjorie L. Mclellan

Marjorie L. McLellan

No abstract provided.


Car Country: An Environmental History, Christopher Wells Dec 2011

Car Country: An Environmental History, Christopher Wells

Christopher W. Wells

No abstract provided.


Neoliberalism, Development, And Aid Volunteering, Nichole Georgeou Dec 2011

Neoliberalism, Development, And Aid Volunteering, Nichole Georgeou

Nichole Georgeou

This is the first qualitative empirical study of international development volunteering. The book contributes theoretical knowledge on International Volunteering Sending Agencies (IVSAs) and examines practitioner experience in development volunteering in the context of emerging policy developments. Critical analysis highlights the impact of global and social changes and provides a nuanced understanding of development volunteer motivation, and the relationship between volunteers and sending agencies. The book also puts forward an agenda and model for volunteer sending that addresses the complexities and diversity of the volunteer experience.


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 ...


Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere And The Growth Of American Enterprise, Robert Martello Dec 2009

Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere And The Growth Of American Enterprise, Robert Martello

Robert Martello

Paul Revere's ride to warn the colonial militia of the British march on Lexington and Concord is a legendary contribution to the American Revolution. Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn reveals another side of this American hero's life, that of a transformational entrepreneur instrumental in the industrial revolution.


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 ...


Radical Sydney - Places, Portraits And Unruly Episodes, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill Dec 2009

Radical Sydney - Places, Portraits And Unruly Episodes, Terry Irving, Rowan Cahill

Terence H Irving, Dr (Terry)

Sydney is represented to its citizens and to the rest of the world as a postcard, an impressive, beautiful city, a desirable tourist destination.

But there has always been another Sydney not viewed so fondly by the city’s rulers, a radical Sydney they are intent on ‘disappearing’ beneath concrete and glass. In the arc of working-class suburbs to the south and west, menace and disaffection developed. From the early nineteenth century through to the late twentieth century these suburbs were large and explosive places of marginalised ideas, bohemian neighbourhoods, dissident politics and contentious action.

Through a series of snapshots ...


Osam Bin Laden: A Biography, Thomas Mockaitis Dec 2009

Osam Bin Laden: A Biography, Thomas Mockaitis

Thomas R Mockaitis

This political biography offers a concise portrait of the world's most infamous terrorist, examining the evoluton of his religious-political worldview.