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Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground (OH) (Images of America)

Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground (OH) (Images of America)

Cincinnati Cemeteries is not only a history of graveyards and their occupants. It also investigates the culture of death and dying in Cincinnati: from the infamous Pearl Bryan murder and the 19th-century cholera epidemics, to the body snatchers who stole the corpse of Benjamin Harrison?s father and the notorious "resurrection men." In a city teeming with immigrants and transients these "sack? em up" grave robbers had ample opportunities to supply cadavers to Cincinnati?s medical schools. And if fresh graves weren?t available, they lurked for victims in the saloons and the dark alleys of Vine Street and the West End.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence

Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence

Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season-when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball. These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough. Lucas reveals the meaning of the "Carolina family" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that have made North Carolina one of the premier teams in men's college basketball. These stories are brought to life with more than 175 color and black-and-white photos; a foreword by Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and an afterword by fellow Hall of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of records and statistics. Some 25 sidebars feature first-person recollections from prominent players, including Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and famous alumni like Peter Gammons and Alexander Julian. This is the must-have book for Tar Heel fans and college basketball lovers everywhere.

Brand: The University of North Carolina Press

ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. In ACC Basketball, J. Samuel Walker traces the traditions and the dramatic changes that occurred both on and off the court during the conference's rise to a preeminent position in college basketball between 1953 and 1972. Walker vividly re-creates the action of nail-biting games and the tensions of bitter recruiting battles without losing sight of the central off-court questions the league wrestled with during these two decades. As basketball became the ACC's foremost attraction, conference administrators sought to field winning teams while improving academic programs and preserving academic integrity. The ACC also adapted gradually to changes in the postwar South, including, most prominently, the struggle for racial justice during the 1960s. ACC Basketball is a lively, entertaining account of coaches' flair (and antics), players' artistry, a major point-shaving scandal, and the gradually more evenly matched struggle for dominance in one of college basketball's strongest conferences.

Brand: The University of North Carolina Press

Lake Compounce (Images of America: Connecticut)

Lake Compounce (Images of America: Connecticut)

Founded in October 1846 by two local families, Lake Compounce began its transformation from a rustic summer resort into a bustling amusement park. Gad Norton and Isaac Pierce teamed together to build a park that utilized the lake's natural appeal for swimming, boating, and picnicking. Through vintage photographs, Lake Compounce highlights the park's long history of big bands, the Crocodile Club, the Wildcat roller coaster, and the William Gillette train. For generations, the park has been able to maintain its status as a local treasure while expanding and growing into what is today recognized as "America's pioneer playground.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Tennis and the Newport Casino (Images of Sports)

Tennis and the Newport Casino (Images of Sports)

The birth of American tournament tennis began in 1881 when the Newport Casino hosted the first U.S. National Singles Championship (forerunner of the United States Open) and annually thereafter until 1915. Tournament tennis has been played here ever since, including the present-day Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an event on the ATP World Tour. A National Historic Landmark, the Newport Casino today houses the world's most complete museum devoted to the sport of tennis and the history of the building. In addition, the site hosts the opening nights of the Newport Folk Festival and Jazz Festival, is home to the recently renovated Casino Theatre, has a court tennis facility, and serves as a destination for visitors worldwide.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Washita Memories: Eyewitness Views of Custer's Attack on Black Kettle's Village

Washita Memories: Eyewitness Views of Custer's Attack on Black Kettle's Village

The Battle of the Washita is one of the most tragic and disturbing events in American history. On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a peaceful Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. This U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes? traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this documentary history, Richard G. Hardorff presents a broad range of views of the Washita battle. Eyewitnesses to the destruction of the Southern Cheyenne village included soldiers, officers, tribal members, Indian and white scouts, and government officials. Many of these witnesses recorded their memories of the event. The records they left vary from oral accounts handed down through Cheyenne families to personal letters, diary entries, newspaper columns, and even official government files. With Washita Memories, Hardorff has collected these surviving documents into a one-of-a-kind primary resource. Each document is reproduced in full with an introduction and extensive annotation, and a general introduction places the campaign and its aftermath in historical context. Hardorff also provides fourteen detailed maps of the battle site and campaign routes.

Brand: University of Oklahoma Press

Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails

Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails

From the dramatic cliffs of Big Sur to the palm-lined beaches of Santa Barbara, California's central coast offers everything the mountain bike enthusiast could want: sun, scenery and miles of cycling-perfect roads and trails. Fully illustrated with maps and photographs, this comprehensive guidebook details over 100 routes in the area's best state parks, national forest lands and other open spaces. Includes classic routes, new routes, and never before documented routes that will take you to the best spring wildflowers, hidden Chumash rock art, waterfalls, lookouts, and other surprises.

Brand: Fine Edge Productions

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, 13 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, 13 Volume Set

Awarded Honorable Mention for the 2013 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference publications given by the The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association Unmatched in scholarship and diversity, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancient world, available both in print and online. This ambitious 13-volume reference work, presented in A-Z format: Includes over 5000 entries ranging from 250-5000 words Is written and edited by an internationally diverse team of editors and contributors Provides clear, concise, definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history Spans the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt Is extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs, figures, and maps In addition, the online version available at www. encyclopediaancienthistory.com offers: Regular revisions and new entries 24/7 access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in the study of the ancient world An easy-to-use interface, intuitive navigation, and powerful searching and browsing capabilities Full text HTML content or downloadable PDFs Reference linking and options to export to reference managers Content sharing through Facebook, Twitter, CiteULike and other social networking sites

Brand: Wiley-Blackwell

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present

This definitive 8-volume reference is a comprehensive print resource covering the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years? throughout the modern era of mass movements. For more information see www. revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com. Definitive reference work on the role of popular agency in transforming the world in which we live First historical encyclopedia to provide scholars and teachers and students with the information they need to understand the role and significance and origin of protest and revolution from 1500 to the present 8-volume major reference in A-Z format, with entries ranging from 500 to 14,000 words Provides clear, concise explanations of events and larger social movements, and biographies of key people Presents major uprisings and protest movements, and the ideas, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the manner in which they unfolded, traces their roots, goals, tactics, and influence, and evaluates their successes and failures Internationally diverse editorial board and contributors Includes over 150 photographs, figures, and maps An online electronic version is also available (ISBN 978-1-4051-9807-3). In addition to the features of the print version, the online version provides: Regular revisions and new entries? updated once a year Links to comprehensive collection through Blackwell Reference online Links to other resources available on the web Powerful searching, browsing, and cross-referencing capabilities, including Open URL linking

Brand: Wiley-Blackwell

Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Thought and its Philosophical Implications

Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Thought and its Philosophical Implications

During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, great new trends of Jewish thought emerged whose widely varied representatives-Kabbalists, philosophers, and astrologers-each claimed that their particular understanding revealed the actual secret of the Torah. They presented their own readings in a coded fashion that has come to be regarded by many as the very essence of esotericism. Concealment and Revelation takes us on a fascinating journey to the depths of the esoteric imagination. Carefully tracing the rise of esotericism and its function in medieval Jewish thought, Moshe Halbertal's richly detailed historical and cultural analysis gradually builds conceptual-philosophical force to culminate in a masterful phenomenological taxonomy of esotericism and its paradoxes. Among the questions addressed: What are the internal justifications that esoteric traditions provide for their own existence, especially in the Jewish world, in which the spread of knowledge was of great importance? How do esoteric teachings coexist with the revealed tradition, and what is the relationship between the various esoteric teachings that compete with that revealed tradition? Halbertal concludes that, through the medium of the concealed, Jewish thinkers integrated into the heart of the Jewish tradition diverse cultural influences such as Aristotelianism, Neoplatonism, and Hermeticisims. And the creation of an added concealed layer, unregulated and open-ended, became the source of the most daring and radical interpretations of the tradition.

Brand: Princeton University Press

The Supreme Court: A C-SPAN Book, Featuring the Justices in their Own Words (C-Span Books)

The Supreme Court: A C-SPAN Book, Featuring the Justices in their Own Words (C-Span Books)

The Supreme Court grew out of a unique opportunity to interview all nine sitting Supreme Court Justices plus retired Justice O'Connor for a documentary on the Supreme Court. Through Brian Lamb and Susan Swain's interviews with our country's most influential judges, the book offers portraits of the Justices that introduces readers to the closed world of the Supreme Court, and what's it's really like to serve on the nation's highest Court. Accompanying the Justices around the Supreme Court, and through offices steeped in historic memorabilia, Lamb and Swain offer readers a window into a fascinating world to which few have had access. In these pages, Justice Sotomayor reflects on her first impressions of the job and the acclimation process. Justice Breyer takes us behind the scenes on a private tour of his Chambers as he describes how the Court works. And Chief Justice Roberts talks about the role of the Court in Society, the role of the Chief Justice, and the process of deciding cases. Enriching this unique material are interviews with journalists, court historians, and other experts on the Court. Journalists Joan Biskupic and Lyle Denniston (the longest serving Supreme Court reporter) talk about the process that unfolds in the Court and the impact of a new member of the Court. Clerk of the Supreme Court William Suter provides insights into the traditions of the Court. Historian Jim O'Hara discusses the Supreme Court building and its history. Two attorneys who have argued numerous cases in front of the Supreme Court tell readers what it's like facing the justices in fast paced oral arguments. Vividly illustrated with color photographs, the book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in the makings of this powerful institution.

Brand: Publicaffairs

Cambridge (OH) (Images of America)

Cambridge (OH) (Images of America)

Nestled among the foothills of eastern Ohio, historic Cambridge sits on a bluff overlooking the meandering Wills Creek. The National Road, the first federally funded interstate road, serves as its main street and has shaped its identity, character, and economy. The first legal bridge in the Northwest Territory spanned Wills Creek here in 1802, along Ebenezer Zane's narrow trace, which preceded the National Road. In the decades before the Civil War, the city thrived, serving travelers along this important thoroughfare; later Cambridge became a regional center for the coal, glass, and pottery industries. The arrival of the interstate system in the 1960s and the nearby construction of the largest interchange in the world at the time (connecting Interstates 70 and 77) rendered Cambridge's busy main street a sleepier place but one insulated from the off-ramp culture the interstate system spawned. Today Cambridge's historic downtown has undergone a remarkable revitalization, and this town of 11,000 is an American jewel. Cambridge celebrates the heritage of this town and offers glimpses into the lives, labor, and leisure of its residents.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Southern West Virginia: Coal Country (Postcard History Series)

Southern West Virginia: Coal Country (Postcard History Series)

Coal was mined in Southern West Virginia even before the state's birth in 1863 but was mostly consumed within a few miles of where it was dug. When the railroads arrived on the scene, they not only provided a means of getting that coal to market, they also brought in trainloads of workers to the sparsely populated region. With the mines generally located in remote, out-of-the-way spots, operators were forced to build housing for those workers and their families, as well as company stores, schools, and churches- everything needed in a small community. Overnight, the nation's demand for coal turned sleepy, little places in Southern West Virginia into boomtowns and helped cities such as Charleston and Huntington grow and prosper as gateways to and from the coalfields.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

The Wild West: The Mythical Cowboy and Social Theory (Core Cultural Icons Series)

The Wild West: The Mythical Cowboy and Social Theory (Core Cultural Icons Series)

This book, written by the author of the celebrated volume Six Guns and Society, explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world. It shows how the cultural icon of the Wild West speaks to deep desires of individualism and liberty and offers a vision of social contract theory in which a free and equal individual (the cowboy) emerges from the state of nature (the wilderness) to build a civil society (the frontier community). The metaphor of the Wild West retained a commitment to some limited government (law and order) but rejected the notion of the fully codified state as too oppressive (the corrupt sheriff). Compelling and magnificently suggestive, the book unpacks one of the core icons of our time.

Brand: Sage Publications

Cedar Point (OH) (Images of America)

Cedar Point (OH) (Images of America)

In 1870, Louis Zistel began ferrying passengers from Sandusky to the Cedar Point Peninsula's beer garden and sandy beaches. In 1888, the Grand Pavilion was built, housing a massive theatre, bowling alley, photographic studio, and kitchen, and shortly thereafter, the resort's first roller coaster was installed. George Boeckling transformed the resort into a self-sufficient city and amusement park, but the park suffered badly in the 1930s economic depression. However, after Cedar Point changed hands several times in the 1950s, it became one of America's leading amusement parks. Today, the park is best known as the world's largest amusement park and the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

Krist does wonders. [He] describes the frantic rescue efforts. and the malevolent, unending storm. In a thrilling, climactic chapter, he conjures forth the avalanche." -The New York Times In February 1910, a monstrous, record-breaking blizzard hit the Northwest. Nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad's most dedicated men worked to rescue the trains, but just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred-a colossal avalanche tumbled down, sweeping the trains over the steep slope and down the mountainside. Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a never-before-documented tragedy.

Brand: Holt Paperbacks

Knott's Berry Farm:: The Early Years (Images of America)

Knott's Berry Farm:: The Early Years (Images of America)

Before there was a Disneyland, there was Knott?s Berry Farm. What started out in the early 1920s as a small, roadside berry stand in Buena Park, California, grew over the next 60 years into one of the most popular amusement parks in the world. Its founder, Walter Knott, along with his wife and family, knew no boundaries when it came to expanding his small berry market and tearoom into the world-famous Chicken Dinner Restaurant and later adding his ultimate achievement, Ghost Town. This book documents the early history of Knott?s Berry Farm, featuring over 200 rarely seen images.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Biltmore Estate (Images of America: North Carolina)

Biltmore Estate (Images of America: North Carolina)

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, has captured the fascination of people everywhere for over 100 years. Created in the 1890s by George Washington Vanderbilt, a member of one of America's wealthiest families, the estate combined a 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau with 125,000 acres of gardens, forests, and working farms. Biltmore House served as Vanderbilt's primary residence for almost 20 years. After Mr. Vanderbilt's death in 1914, life at Biltmore continued for his wife Edith and daughter Cornelia. In 1930, Cornelia Vanderbilt Cecil and her husband, Hon. John Francis Amherst Cecil, opened Biltmore House-the largest private home in the United States-to the public, firmly establishing the Asheville area as a major tourist destination.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Bloomingdale (Images of America)

Bloomingdale (Images of America)

Bloomingdale was named for the beautiful spring flowers and elm, maple, crepe myrtle, and ginkgo trees in the area. A unique neighborhood, Bloomingdale was settled in 1877 to provide housing for blue-collar workers in Washington. Landowners had estates, commercial properties, and expansive orchards. The area was also a hub of transportation and home to one of two large flour mills in Washington. With the influx of workers and freed people, the need for housing became urgent, and developers reexamined the land they had set aside for industry and orchards. The city worked to improve roads and set up trolley lines, and additional residential housing was constructed by the end of the 1890s. The Army Corps of Engineers built the McMillan Park Reservoir and Washington City Tunnel between 1882 and 1902. The site of the reservoir was designated a historic landmark by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review in 1991. Images of America: Bloomingdale presents images collected from Washington-area libraries, historical societies, neighbors, and historians.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia: Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts (Natural Science in Archaeology)

Gold and Gold Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia: Geoarchaeology of the Ancient Gold Mining Sites in the Egyptian and Sudanese Eastern Deserts (Natural Science in Archaeology)

The book presents the historical evolution of gold mining activities in the Egyptian and Nubian Desert (Sudan) from about 4000 BC until the Early Islamic Period (~800?1350 AD), subdivided into the main classical epochs including the Early Dynastic? Old and Middle Kingdoms? New Kingdom (including Kushitic) ? Ptolemaic? Roman and Early Islamic. It is illustrated with many informative colour images, maps and drawings. An up to date comprehensive geological introduction gives a general overview on the gold production zones in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and northern (Nubian) Sudan, including the various formation processes of the gold bearing quartz veins mined in these ancient periods. The more than 250 gold production sites presented, are described both, from their archaeological (as far as surface inventory is concerned) and geological environmental conditions, resulting in an evolution scheme of prospection and mining methods within the main periods of mining activities. The book offers for the first time a complete catalogue of the many gold production sites in Egypt and Nubia under geological and archaeological aspects. It provides information about the importance of gold for the Pharaohs and the spectacular gold rush in Early Arab times.

Brand: Springer

Victorian Falls Church (VA) (Images of America)

Victorian Falls Church (VA) (Images of America)

Falls Church, Virginia, was settled in 1699 and named for its first church. Located near Washington, D.C, this rural farming community grew into an important crossroads during the 19th century. Prior to World War II, its most significant growth occurred during the Victorian era. The area and lifestyle of its residents were significantly impacted by the Northern migration into the South for better farmland; the Civil War; the expansion of railway service; the developing role as a suburb of Washington; and military buildup during the Spanish-American War. This collection of vintage images portrays the people, places, and events that are central to the Victorian heritage of Falls Church.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Game Day: Wisconsin Football: The Greatest Games, Players, Coaches and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Badger Football

Game Day: Wisconsin Football: The Greatest Games, Players, Coaches and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Badger Football

Whether rediscovering the best team moments, or initiating into the histories and traditions of Badger fandom, this book about the University of Wisconsin?Madison football team is both a useful resource and cherishable memorabilia. Packed with anecdotes of the players, explanations about the beginnings of rivalries and traditions, detailed histories about the greatest players and moments in the school?s history, lists of the most successful seasons, recaps of the most exciting games ever played, and year-by-year statistics, this collectible book is the primary source for anyone eager to be an expert regarding anything about the Badgers. The book captures the essence of what it means to be a true Wisconsin fan: Camp Randall Stadium, ?On Wisconsin,? cardinal and white, the Paul Bunyan axe, back-to-back Rose Bowl victories, the Bud Song, Bucky Badger, Fifth Quarter, the? Motion? W?

Brand: Triumph Books

The Australian Book of Great Trials: The Cases That Shaped a Nation

The Australian Book of Great Trials: The Cases That Shaped a Nation

The Australian Book of Great Trials tells the story of some of the most interesting and important trials in Australian history, including the first ever civil case, brought by two convicts a short time after the First Fleet landed; the remarkable tale of bushranger and folk hero Ned Kelly; the dingo and the baby at Uluru; and Eddie Mabo's historic fight to establish Indigenous people's ownership of their land. These are more than remarkable stories - they also tell us something about Australian life, what we stand for, and our belief in a 'fair go'.

Brand: Murdoch Books

Othello's Children in the "New World": Moorish History & Identity In The African American Experience

Othello's Children in the "New World": Moorish History & Identity In The African American Experience

In the early decades of the 20th century, a North Carolinian named Timothy Drew, established a political and religious organization known today as the Moorish Science Temple of America Inc (M.S.T.A.). Later referred to as 'Prophet' Noble Drew Ali, he would teach the so-called 'Negro' ('Black') public of the 1910's and 20's, that they were specifically 'Moors,' and that they needed to publicly declare their Moorish nationality and Islamic faith. Drew Ali insisted upon the designation of 'Moor,' while relatively few of his contemporaries understood or appreciated the logic of placing such emphasis upon a 'Moorish' nationality. With the exception of Shakespeare's fictional 'Othello,' few 'mainstream' Americans knew anything of consequence concerning 'Moors' in any Western society. But before his passing in 1929, Ali's Moorish Science Temples would expose 'Negro'Americans to historical information connecting them to a 'Moorish' identity. Using primarily a historical methodology and drawing directly from M.S.T.A. literature, this work explores the key postulates of the Moorish Science Temple movement. The study utilizes the pre-1929 official literature of the Moorish Science Temple: 'The Moorish Koran,' 'The Koran Questions,' and 'The Moorish Literature.' This study shows that the Moorish Science Temple provided valuable historical leads in understanding some of the more enigmatic and little known facts of American and World history, as they pertain to the Moors. Through the organizational texts one was told of the ancient African connections with the American continent, as well as the Moorish 'Moslem' (Muslim) presence in the pre-Columbian Americas. Such Moorish Science postulates regarding pre-Columbian contacts between Africa and America, proves intriguingly accurate when we take a fresh look at the 'racial' ambiguity of the term 'Indian' in American history. This work also discusses why Ali's interpretation of the Islamic religion differed from that of 'orthodox' (Sunn

Brand: Authorhouse

El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition

Why is Cinco de Mayo?a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862?so widely celebrated in California and across the United States, when it is scarcely observed in Mexico? As David E. Hayes-Bautista explains, the holiday is not Mexican at all, but rather an American one, created by Latinos in California during the mid-nineteenth century. Hayes-Bautista shows how the meaning of Cinco de Mayo has shifted over time?it embodied immigrant nostalgia in the 1930s, U.S. patriotism during World War II, Chicano Power in the 1960s and 1970s, and commercial intentions in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, it continues to reflect the aspirations of a community that is engaged, empowered, and expanding.

Brand: University of California Press

Letters Home from the Brothertown "Boys

Letters Home from the Brothertown "Boys

This book is about the educated Brothertown Indian men who fought in the Civil War and wrote letters home telling of "this horrible war". American Indians, who despite the guarantees from the United States, found that same government continually stripping them of their lands. And, still, they rushed to volunteer their services to defend the Union. The Brothertown Indian Nation is unique from many other tribes in that they are an amalgamated group. They are made up of remnants of the coastal tribes who made the first contact with the whites. As a result of the Great Awakening, a religious movement in New England during the 1740's, many Indian people in southern New England converted to Christianity, including the Mohegan, Pequot, Narragansett, Montauk, Tunxis, and Niantic. As these people tried to live Christian lives in New England, they found it difficult to resist the pressures from whites around them who encouraged them to abuse alcohol, give up farming and sell their lands. By the 1700's, the tribes were poverty stricken, decimated by wars and disease. A small group of young Natives, educated at Eleazer Wheelock's Indian Charity School in Lebanon, Connecticut, became the impetus for forming a new community where they might live amicably together. On November 7, 1784 the band of Christian New England Indians settled on lands given to them by the Oneida Nation in New York and called their "Town by the Name of Brotherton, in Indian " Eeyam qittoowauconnuck." However, by the early 1800's, they began to feel the demands from white settlers for more land. In the end, they left their New York homelands for less coveted lands in Wisconsin. The tribe was hardly settled in its new location, having been pressured out of New York and pushed off its land at Kaukauna, when a new threat appeared. The federal government entered into negotiations with the tribes in New York and Wisconsin to exchange their land in Wisconsin for land in Indian Territory. Andrew Jackson, called "Sharp Knife" by the Indians, had long fought the Indians of the southeast. He believed that the Indians and white settlers could never learn to live together peacefully. His solution to this was to renege on all of the treaties made between tribes and the federal government, which had granted the Indians their lands forever, and to move all Indians west of the Mississippi River. The tribe's one, and possibly only, protection against this was to secure land in the same manner as the property of non-Indians-through private ownership. By a perversity of law, as long as the land was held in trust by the federal government, common and inalienable, it was subject to loss by government action. In an effort to remain on the new lands in Wisconsin the Brothertown headmen requested a Congressional Act that would divide the lands into individually owned plots and grant Brothertown tribal members United States citizenship. They were officially granted citizenship in 1839.

Brand: Authorhouse

Overtime Kids: The Untold Story of a Small-Town Kentucky Basketball Team's Unlikely Rise to the State Championship

Overtime Kids: The Untold Story of a Small-Town Kentucky Basketball Team's Unlikely Rise to the State Championship

Overtime Kids is an inspiring account of the smallest school to ever win the Kentucky State High School Basketball Championship, knocking out the highest scoring player in history in the process! Discover with Dr. Don Miller how this humble coal-mining town produced some of the state's most determined players ever and the tremendous lifelong principles that guided them to the championship and beyond. This story of the Carr Creek High 1956 Kentucky State Champions is truly an inspiration to students and sports fans everywhere.

Brand: Turner

Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide (Finding Your Ancestors)

Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide (Finding Your Ancestors)

Although the search for African American ancestry prior to the Civil War is challenging, the difficulties are not always insurmountable. Finding Your African American Ancestors takes you through your ancestors' transition from slavery to freedom, and helps you find them using the federal census, plantation records, and other helpful sources. The book also considers ways to locate runaway slave advertisements, to identify an ancestor's military regiment, and to access the valuable information from The Freedman's Savings and Trust records.

Brand: Ancestry.com

Knoxville Zoo, TN (Images of America)

Knoxville Zoo, TN (Images of America)

The Knoxville Zoo began as the Birthday Park Zoo in 1948. Due to a lack of expertise and funding, the Humane Society started proceedings to close the zoo in 1971 after the animals' welfare came under scrutiny. The zoo was saved by Guy Smith, a local television executive, who took on the job as the zoo's first director at a salary of $1 per year. Smith managed to convince the City of Knoxville and the local community to invest in this wonderful sanctuary. As the zoo's conditions improved and awareness was raised, a focus was placed on breeding threatened or endangered animals. These efforts were rewarded in 1978 with the birth of the first two African elephants to be born in the western hemisphere. This book celebrates the zoo's fascinating history with approximately 200 black-and-white images and detailed captions of its birth, rebirth, and journey toward becoming one of the nation's premier zoological institutions. This is a keepsake that zoo visitors and wildlife enthusiasts alike will enjoy.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Virginian Railway, The (VA) (Images of Rail)

Virginian Railway, The (VA) (Images of Rail)

The Virginian Railway existed as a separate entity for only a half century, but that period of American history witnessed two world wars and the emergence of the United States as a global superpower. Henry Huddleston Rogers, who marshaled the development of the U.S. oil industry through his leadership of Standard Oil, invested $30 million of his personal wealth into the making of the Virginian. He speculated that south-central West Virginia coal would fuel America's Industrial Revolution. Although Rogers died before his railroading dream could realize its full potential, the Virginian Railway continued on from 1909 until its merger in 1959 with the Norfolk and Western Railway (now Norfolk Southern). During that time, the Virginian grew to a point that it was originating from 1,200 to 1,500 hundred-ton carloads of coal per day and serving 60 active coal mines. It earned a reputation for power, service, and efficiency that placed it among the great railroads of America.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy (Images of America)

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy (Images of America)

When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer technology, have surpassed even the most optimistic predictions of the fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

100 Superlative Rolex Watches

100 Superlative Rolex Watches

The Rolex tagline, "an obsession with perfection," is upheld by the brand's popularity. Often copied but never surpassed, Rolex-headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with 28 affiliates worldwide and relying on 4,000 watchmakers in over 100 countries-has been the leading name in luxury watches and the symbol of exemplary performance and prestige for more than a century. John Goldberger, editor of 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, has spent many happy hours browsing through watch shops, flea markets, conventions and auctions around the world for the past 35 years, collecting and studying vintage watches. In this well-appointed volume he presents comprehensive descriptions of 100 of the finest Rolex watches ever made and provides an extensive overview of Rolex's production, demonstrating the company's innovation in the technical and aesthetic evolution of watch design. More than 600 color illustrations and 400 descriptions provide the collector and watch enthusiast with invaluable information: reference numbers, casing, movement, relative calibers and year of production for each watch. The book covers many styles, including the earliest models, the Oyster, chronograph and moon phases, the sports model and the Daytona.

Brand: Damiani

Comiskey Park (IL) (Images of Baseball)

Comiskey Park (IL) (Images of Baseball)

The Chicago White Sox opened Comiskey Park on July 1, 1910. Their owner, Charles Comiskey, wanted a new, modern, park made of steel and concrete to replace the old South Side Park. Comiskey Park was the home of the White Sox for the next 80 years, and over 72 million fans saw games there. This book recounts the history of the storied ballpark and the great events and ballplayers that made it famous. The Sox won all three World Series games played at Comiskey in 1917, the year of their only championship. It was followed two years later by the infamous Black Sox Scandal. In 1960, then owner Bill Veeck, one of the great innovators in the game's history, installed the first exploding scoreboard in center field. Starting in 1969, Comiskey had a unique playing field for several years; artificial turf on the infield, and natural grass in the outfield. Comiskey Park last hosted the World Series in 1959, when the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Sox four games to two. All-star players and fan favorites always made a trip to Comiskey worthwhile, and the Sox have fielded their share of Hall-of-Famers through the years, including Luke Appling, Nellie Fox, Eddie Collins, Luis Aparicio, and Carlton Fisk.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Central Park Zoo (NY) (Images of America)

Central Park Zoo (NY) (Images of America)

Countless New Yorkers, as well as visitors from all parts of the world, have experienced an oasis just a few feet off Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. Since the 1860s, Central Park has been the home of three different zoos: the menagerie, the zoo of 1934, and what is today known as the Central Park Zoo. The Central Park Zoo begins with the menagerie of the 1860s, an impromptu public zoo begun when citizens and circuses started donating animals to the city. It continues in 1934, when Robert Moses-perhaps the most influential man in the city's planning history-built a newer zoo, remembered to this day for its lions, tigers, elephants, and gorillas. It ends with the brand new zoo and exhibits built in 1988 under the supervision of the Wildlife Conservation Society. With stunning, rarely seen images, The Central Park Zoo not only is a treat for the eyes but also comes alive with the barking of sea lions, the soft fur of snow monkeys, the sweet smell of peanut butter, and the taste of "ice cakes"-treats for the zoo residents, of course.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Maywood (IL) (Images of America)

Maywood (IL) (Images of America)

Ten miles west of Chicago on the west bank of the Des Plaines River sits Maywood, a village that was founded in 1869 by seven New England businessmen who established the Maywood Land Company. This prairie community, carefully laid out along the railroad, experienced a population boom after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Soon industry arrived, followed by a variety of ethnic groups. Maywood was one of the few early suburban communities with an African-American neighborhood.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

Belmar, NJ Volume 2

Belmar, NJ Volume 2

Belmar, Volume II transports the reader back in time on another delightful journey to this well-known seashore community in Monmouth County. Significant images that have surfaced since the publication of the first volume provide a continuing pictorial saga of the town from its early development?when it was called Ocean Beach in the 1870s?through its growth as Belmar from 1889 to the 1960s. Previously unpublished photographs from the albums of families who visited Belmar provide a fascinating look at their summer homes including both the plush? cottages? of the wealthy and the small bungalows of average families. Pictures of Belmar?s famous lifeguards and their revered leader Howard Rowland, will bring back fond memories for those who frequented Belmar?s beaches in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Finally, the diverse year-round community of Belmar is not forgotten, as one chapter focuses on the shops and businesses around town, many of which have existed since the nineteenth century and continue today.

Brand: Arcadia Publishing

BREGUET 693 (French Edition)

BREGUET 693 (French Edition)

Derived from the Breguet 690 which was built at the beginning of 1936, the Breguet 693 had its baptism by fire in May 1940: eleven aircraft of the GBA 1/54 were engaged in the region of Maastricht against the Germans. Unfortunately the ground assault tactic utilized proved to be disastrous, rendering the aircraft particularly vulnerable and ten among them, decimated by the flak, never returned. The Breguet 693, a two-seat twin-engine bomber carrying a pilot and a machine gun back-to-back, was also one of the first French aircraft to be equipped with radio communication. Like many units however, the assault groups were eventually pulled out of North Africa, and due the German occupation, this particular model saw no other future developments.

Brand: Histoire and Collections

Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room: A Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)

Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room: A Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)

It is often said that while Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Massachusetts, the sport was raised and ultimately came of age in the high schools of Indiana, the state where politics, religion, and sweet corn fall in line behind the game played with the round orange ball. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball, now newly revised, centers on those special people who have played the game?their stories, their passion, their drive for excellence, their laughs, and their tears. This is a book about Lebanon schoolboy hero Rick Mount, the first prep basketball player ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated; it?s about Gene Cato, the Indiana High School Athletic Association?s former commissioner whose father?his high school coach?would not put the young scoring phenomenon into a game until his team?s fans demanded it; it?s also about Marion?s? Purple Reign consecutive state championships in 1985, 1986, and 1987 when the Giants were the most important game on every opponent?s schedule. John Wooden, Bobby Plump, Steve Alford, Damon Bailey?it?s as easy for an Indiana high school basketball fan to roll the names off the tongue as it is to find the broadcast of a high school game on AM radio on any Friday night during an Indiana winter. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball is not so much about statistics and winning streaks as it is about the personalities and emotions of those who created a phenomenon that became a way of life in the Hoosier State.

Brand: Sports Publishing

The Lost History of the Amazons

The Lost History of the Amazons

In SEARCH of the HISTORY of the AMAZONS. This book attempts to look at the phenomenon of Amazons from all sides, in order to shed more light on it and bring us close to its explanation. To fathom this legend, it is necessary first of all to refer to its earliest tradition that forms the foundation, without which the solution itself would be inconceivable. In the following, we look beyond the narrow confines of classic antiquity, to find where else in the world such Amazon-like myths exist. Our next step will be to moot different approaches to the question of Amazons. A central theme is the archeological research and our on-site investigation in those regions which are considered to have been the homelands of the Amazons, namely the land of the river Thermodon and Lemnos Island. According to this latest investigation, the lost history of the Amazons can be reconstructed.

Brand: Lulu.com

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (5 Volume Set)

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience (5 Volume Set)

Ninety years after W.E.B. Du Bois first articulated the need for "the equivalent of a black Encyclopedia Britannica," Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr, realized his vision by publishing Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience in 1999. This new, greatly expanded edition of the original work broadens the foundation provided by Africana. Including more than one million new words, Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded, transforming the set into the most authoritative research and scholarly reference set on the African experience ever created. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receive a strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in African itself have an equally strong presence. The articles that make up Africana cover subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years from the earlies-known hominids, to Sean "Diddy" Combs. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with unprecedented depth.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Proud Shoes The Story Of An American Family

Proud Shoes The Story Of An American Family

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Brand: Nabu Press

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