By Jerry Flemmons
"We are a wordy bunch, regularly were, and for nearly centuries, outsiders, intrigued by way of the entire commotion down right here within the Southwest, have come to examine, dissect, cuss and compliment. . . . Texas is a heroic tale, the stuff of goals and myths. Born of an most unlikely revolution, settled by way of peoples from in different places, Texas engendered the epic American idea of freedom and independence, of self-sufficiency and derring-do. Texas, in particular else, has been a non secular adventure-and the full grand chronicle is there on library cabinets, in newspaper clippings, previous letters, written stories. there is little approximately Texas that hasn't already been acknowledged or written, and Texas Siftings is a type of social catalog to a lot of it." So wrote Jerry Flemmons within the creation to the 1st quantity of Texas Siftings, which has been learn and valuable by means of Texans, expatriate Texans, and would-be Texans from coast to coast. Now he is again with extra Texas Siftings, an both enticing and engrossing number of tales either funny and dramatic, letters, recipes, snippets of Texas language, outrageous compliment and offended condemnation for the Lone big name nation and its population.
By Darren Staloff
A thorough new interpretation of the political and highbrow historical past of Puritan Massachusetts, The Making of an American considering Class envisions the Bay colony as a 17th century one-party nation, the place congregations served as ideological 'cells' and authority used to be constrained to an informed elite of ministers and magistrates. From there Staloff deals a broadened notion of the interstices of political, social, and highbrow authority in Puritan Massachusetts and past, arguing that ideologies, in addition to ideological politics, are produced by way of self-conscious, and infrequently class-conscious, thinkers.
By Matthew Goodman
What a fascinating publication! I simply love books like this, which are capable of current a interval in historical past with such attention-grabbing information. the writer did an exceptional task of intertwining characters and maintaining the tale relocating alongside well.
By Stephen L. Moore
This moment quantity of the Savage Frontier sequence specializes in of the bloodiest years of struggling with within the younger Texas Republic, 1838 and 1839. by way of early 1838, the Texas Rangers have been at risk of disappearing altogether. Stephen L. Moore exhibits how the main common of the recent Texas military labored round criminal constraints to be able to preserve fastened rangers in carrier. Expeditions opposed to Indians in the course of 1838 and 1839 have been widespread, carried out by way of militiamen, rangers, cavalry, civilian volunteer teams and the recent Frontier Regiment of the Texas military. From the Surveyors' struggle to the conflict of Brushy Creek, every one engagement is roofed in new element. the amount concludes with the Cherokee battle of 1839, which observed the meeting of extra Texas troops than had engaged the Mexican military at San Jacinto. Moore totally covers the failed peace negotiations, the position of the Texas Rangers during this crusade, and the final stand of heroic leader Bowles. via wide use of fundamental army files and first-person bills, Moore offers a transparent view of existence as a frontier fighter within the Republic of Texas. The reader will locate herein various and painstakingly recreated muster rolls, in addition to a whole record of Texan casualties of the frontier Indian wars from 1835 via 1839. For the exacting historian or genealogist of early Texas, the Savage Frontier sequence could be an critical source on early nineteenth-century Texas frontier violence.
By Eric Dregni
Only in Minnesota are you able to snap a Polaroid of a fifty-five-foot-tall grinning eco-friendly guy with a measurement seventy-eight shoe or surprise on the spunk of a Swede who committed his existence to spinning a huge ball of cord. The world’s greatest hockey stick, in addition to the largest pelican, prairie chook, turkey, fish, otter, fox, and loon additionally make Minnesota their domestic. the place else are you able to reflect on the mysterious "miracle meat" of junk mail in a museum devoted to red meat items or have your head tested through the phrenology machines on the Museum of Questionable clinical Devices?
Minnesota Marvels is a travel of the encouraged, extraordinary, remarkable, scandalous, and humorous websites round the nation. search for in ask yourself on the numerous Paul Bunyan statues, together with the unique (Bemidji), the tallest (Akeley), and the most important speaking model (Brainerd). Ease on down the line to go to the 1st domestic of the heel-tapping local of Grand Rapids, Judy Garland, or stroll the "main highway" of Sauk Centre immortalized via local son Sinclair Lewis. See the birthplaces of Charles Lindbergh, the Mayo brothers, the Greyhound bus, the snowmobile, and the ice-cream sandwich.
Minnesota is additionally the house of such sights because the Minneapolis Sculpture backyard and the world’s greatest aerial elevate bridge in Duluth, and architectural wonders reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist fuel station in Cloquet and Frank Gehry’s arresting Weisman paintings Museum. attractive mansions with histories of ghost sightings, the hangouts and lairs of notorious gangsters, and out of date breweries dot the state.
with ease equipped through city identify and illustrated all through, Minnesota Marvels is the proper light-hearted consultant for pleasing street journeys everywhere in the state.
By Ida Walker
By Ellen NicKenzie Lawson
With the passage of the Eighteenth modification, "drying up" long island urban promised to be the best triumph of the proponents of Prohibition. as an alternative, town remained the nation's maximum liquor industry. Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws specializes in liquor smuggling to inform the tale of Prohibition in manhattan urban. utilizing formerly unstudied Coast protect documents from 1920 to 1933 for brand new York urban and environs, Ellen NicKenzie Lawson examines the improvement of Rum Row and smuggling through the coasts of big apple, the ny Sound, the Jersey shore, and alongside the Hudson and East Rivers. Lawson demonstrates how smuggling syndicates at the reduce East part, the West part, and Little Italy contributed to the emergence of the Broadway Mob. She additionally explores big apple City's scofflaw population--patrons of thirty thousand speakeasies and nightclubs--as good as how politicians Fiorello l. a. Guardia, James "Jimmy" Walker, Nicholas Murray Butler, Pauline Morton Sabin, and Al Smith articulated their perspectives on Prohibition to the country. Lawson argues that during their statement of the liberty to drink alcohol for amusement, New York's smugglers, bootleggers, and scofflaws belong within the American culture of shielding liberty. the outcome was once the traditionally unparalleled step of repeal of a constitutional modification with passage of the Twenty-first modification in 1933.
By Zoey Dean
By Gregory H. Nobles
This booklet explores the relationship among the altering social context of colonial New England and the emergence of political unrest within the years earlier than the yankee Revolution. in contrast to experiences that experience tested innovative task in significant colonial cities, the place it was once such a lot obvious, Professor Nobles's research specializes in the resources of progressive habit within the nation-state. He examines the social and political improvement of Hampshire County from the 17th in the course of the eighteenth century and seeks to provide an explanation for why those who had remained it sounds as if detached to the political drawback constructing earlier than 1774 turned such lively contributors in a violent political fight opposed to the demonstrated executive. In his dialogue of various neighborhood controversies, the writer indicates how universal humans again and again mobilized to behave on their lonesome phrases for his or her personal matters, and the way this served to arrange them for radical task within the innovative period.
By Charles D. Hockensmith
Within the early 19th century, generators have been ubiquitous, making attainable dozens of vital items--from the bread served at each meal to the forums used to build homes and different constructions. simply because millstones went via lots day-by-day put on and tear, purely particular types of rock formations have been compatible for millstone quarries, notwithstanding they have been usually tough to find and entry. This e-book presents an archaeological and historic learn of six millstone quarries in Powell County, Kentucky. whereas the best-known conglomerate millstone quarries have been in ny, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Powell County was once a major millstone manufacturer for Kentucky, and the quarries there are well-preserved and documented. It gains dozens of photos and tables, maps, and 7 appendices.