Political Tourists

Travellers from Australia to the Soviet Union in the 1920s-1940s
Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick,Carolyn Rasmussen
Publisher: Academic Monographs
ISBN: 0522855334
Category: Australia
Page: 312
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For Socialists and many liberals, the Soviet Union of the 1920s-1940s was the site of the great Socialist Experiment. Most Australians who travelled there wrote about their extraordinary experiences, and the recent opening of the Soviet archives gave access to the Soviets' reactions to their visitors. Collecting the research of leading historians and writers, Political Tourists explores Soviet tourism through figures such as Eric Ashby, RM Crawford, Reg Ellery, Neill Greenwood, Esmonde Higgins, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Betty Roland and Jessie Street. Drawing on both Australian and Soviet archives, this is a unique insight into the Soviet experience in the 1920s-1940s.

Race Woman

The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814773370
Category: History
Page: 363
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One of the most intriguing activists and artists of the twentieth century, Shirley Graham Du Bois also remains one of the least studied and understood. In Race Woman, Gerald Horne draws a revealing portrait of this controvertial figure who championed the civil rights movement in America, the liberation struggles in Africa and the socialist struggles in Maoist China. Through careful analysis and use of personal correspondence, interviews, and previously unexamined documents, Horne explores her work as a Harlem Renaissance playwright, biographer, composer, teacher, novelist, Left political activist, advisor and inspiration, who was a powerful historical actor.

Defenders of the Unborn

The Pro-life Movement Before Roe V. Wade
Author: Daniel K. Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199391645
Category: History
Page: 365
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Provocative and insightful, Defenders of the Unborn is a must-read for anyone who craves a deeper understanding of a highly-charged issue"--

Winter Friends

Women Growing Old in the New Republic, 1785-1835
Author: Terri L. Premo
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252016561
Category: History
Page: 199
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Dunkle Stadt Bohane

Roman
Author: Kevin Barry
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 3608107649
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Bohane ist ein heimtückischer, mörderischer, intriganter Ort – und verdammt sexy. Eine Stadt voll brutaler Killer und Ganoven. Das Buch erzählt von einem Bandenführer, dessen Herrschaft zu Ende geht, und ist anders als alles, was Sie zuvor gelesen haben. Ein Buch für alle, die eine grellbunte, vergnügte Zeit verbringen wollen. Die einst bedeutende Stadt Bohane an der irischen Westküste liegt darnieder. Es herrschen Gewalt und Chaos, die Clans sind gespalten. Auch wenn noch ein wenig vom alten Glanz geblieben ist, findet das eigentliche Leben in den Slums und verwahrlosten Wohnblocks von Smoketown statt. Scheinbar seit Ewigkeiten steht alles unter der Kontrolle von Logan Hartnett, dem adretten Paten der Hartnett-Fancy-Gang. Aber es liegt Ärger in der Luft. Gerüchte gehen um, dass Logans Erzfeind Gant Broderick nach fünfundzwanzig Jahren zurück in der Stadt ist, und seine Schergen entwickeln auf einmal ihren ganz eigenen Ehrgeiz. Logans bessere Hälfte drängt ihn, alles aufzugeben und sich zurückzuziehen. Doch da kennt die Missus ihren Langen Lulatsch schlecht.

Waterfowl in Winter

Selected Papers from Symposium and Workshop Held in Galveston, Texas, 7-10 January 1985
Author: Milton Webster Weller
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816615711
Category: Science
Page: 624
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Waterfowl in Winter was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The emphasis in research on waterfowl has traditionally focused on breeding as opposed to migrant or wintering birds. Scientists have long been interested in courtship, nest sites, laying, and brood-rearing, and they have also been concerned about losses of eggs, young, nesting hens, and breeding habitats, especially as they have affected the goal of increasing populations. But lately there has been an upsurge of interest and research on the migratory and wintering phases, and this volume offers ample evidence of the knowledge gained. The authors—105 waterfowl biologists—have contributed 47 chapters that range geographically from Alaska to northern South America, and from the Pacific Northwest to Nova Scotia and Florida. Their subjects include: distributional changes due to human influence; population trends and concerns over less common species; pairing and other behavior that occurs in the wintering areas and is vital to the success of the species; feeding ecology and body condition during winter; new habitats created by such activities as aquaculture and park development; losses of habitat due to development and drainage for alternate uses; lead poisoning and pollutants that are detrimental to waterfowl; habitat management for maintenance of successful populations now and in the future. Also presented are reports of workshop discussions outlining current issues and future research needs. Preparation of this volume was assisted by an editorial board comprising Bruce J. J. Batt, Robert H. Chabreck, Leigh H. Fredrickson, and Dennis G. Raveling.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 8: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084004X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 800
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Volume Eight of the project documenting Thomas Jefferson's last years presents 591 documents dated from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Jefferson is overjoyed by American victories late in the War of 1812 and highly interested in the treaty negotiations that ultimately end the conflict. Following Congress's decision to purchase his library, he oversees the counting, packing, and transportation of his books to Washington. Jefferson uses most of the funds from the sale to pay old debts but spends some of the proceeds on new titles. He resigns from the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, revises draft chapters of Louis H. Girardin's history of Virginia, and advises William Wirt on revolutionary-era Stamp Act resolutions. Jefferson criticizes those who discuss politics from the pulpit, and he drafts a bill to transform the Albemarle Academy into Central College. Monticello visitors Francis W. Gilmer, Francis C. Gray, and George Ticknor describe the mountaintop and its inhabitants, and Gray's visit leads to an exchange with Jefferson about how many generations of white interbreeding it takes to clear Negro blood. Finally, although death takes his nephew Peter Carr and brother Randolph Jefferson, the marriage of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is a continuing source of great happiness. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815


Author: Thomas Jefferson,J. Jefferson Looney
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691153183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 776
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The Retirement Series is documenting Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor.--From publisher description.

The Gods of Prophetstown

The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier
Author: Adam Jortner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991270X
Category: History
Page: 320
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It began with an eclipse. In 1806, the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door") declared himself to be in direct contact with the Master of Life, and therefore, the supreme religious authority for all Native Americans. Those who disbelieved him, he warned, "would see darkness come over the sun." William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory and future American president, scoffed at Tenskwatawa. If he was truly a prophet, Harrison taunted, let him perform a miracle. And Tenskwatawa did just that, making the sun go dark at midday. In The Gods of Prophetstown, Adam Jortner provides a gripping account of the conflict between Tenskwatawa and Harrison, who finally collided in 1811 at a place called Tippecanoe. Though largely forgotten today, their rivalry determined the future of westward expansion and shaped the War of 1812. Jortner weaves together dual biographies of the opposing leaders. In the five years between the eclipse and the battle, Tenskwatawa used his spiritual leadership to forge a political pseudo-state with his brother Tecumseh. Harrison, meanwhile, built a power base in Indiana, rigging elections and maneuvering for higher position. Rejecting received wisdom, Jortner sees nothing as preordained-Native Americans were not inexorably falling toward dispossession and destruction. Deeply rooting his account in a generation of scholarship that has revolutionized Indian history, Jortner places the religious dimension of the struggle at the fore, recreating the spiritual landscapes trod by each side. The climactic battle, he writes, was as much a clash of gods as of men. Written with profound insight and narrative verve, The Gods of Prophetstown recaptures a forgotten turning point in American history in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Selection of Reports and Papers of the House of Commons

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Rosenstock-Huessy Papers


Author: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
Publisher: Argo Books
ISBN: 9780912148151
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1820. (etc.)


Author: Thomas Bayly Howell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Original Papers

Containing the Secret History of Great Britain, from the Restoration, to the Accession of the House of Hannover. To which are Prefixed Extracts from the Life of James II. as Written by Himself
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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The Papers of Henry Clay

The Rising Statesman, 1797-1814
Author: Henry Clay
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813156688
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1060
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Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay's letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition. Publication of this book was assisted by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

With Notes and Other Illustrations
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Origins of the Yiddish Language

Papers from the First Annual Oxford Winter Symposium in Yiddish Language and Literature, 15-17 December 1985
Author: Dovid Katz
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 145
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For five hundred years scholars have been intrigued by the origins of Yiddish, the thousand year old language of Central and East European Jewry, and recently there has been a dramatic revival of both popular and intellectual interest. The Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature was the first academic conference devoted exclusively to the topic, and the greatest living Yiddish scholars are represented in this volume.

The New Labrador Papers of Captain George Cartwright


Author: George Cartwright,Marianne P. Stopp
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773578455
Category: History
Page: 272
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Captain George Cartwright (1739-1819), an English merchant who spent time in Labrador between 1770 and 1786, is best known for the fascinating account of his experiences provided in his Journal of Transactions and Events during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador (1792). In recent years more of his papers have been discovered and stand alongside his journal as important source material for the early colonial period in the Atlantic region. Transcribed from original documents and extensively annotated by Marianne Stopp, the new papers deal with practical matters such as how to build a house in a sub-arctic climate, the best methods of sealing, trapping, and salmon fishing, as well as merchant rivalries and trade with Aboriginal groups. Cartwright's papers are of value for what they tell us about early methods and materials; Marianne Stopp's detailed introduction provides a history of Cartwright's Labrador and discusses these new papers with respect to early architecture, ethnohistory, material culture, and Inuit studies.

Fish, Fur & Feathers

Fish and Wildlife Conservation in Alberta 1905-2005
Author: Federation of Alberta Naturalists,Fish and Wildlife Historical Society
Publisher: Nature Alberta
ISBN: 9780969613473
Category: Fishes
Page: 418
View: 1909
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Really Inside BOSS

A Tale of South Africa's Late Intelligence Service (and Something about the CIA)
Author: Petrus Cornelius Swanepoel
Publisher: Piet Swanepoel
ISBN: 0620382724
Category: Espionage, American
Page: 202
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