Category: American History

Unicoi County (Then and Now) by Mark A. Stevens

By Mark A. Stevens

The speeding Nolichucky River minimize deep gorges into Unicoi County�s panorama, and the railroad laid music for town of Erwin�s destiny. shaped in 1875, Unicoi County�s 201 sq. miles border North Carolina, with approximately 50 percentage of the land safe via the U.S. executive. referred to as �the Valley Beautiful,� this neighborhood comes alive via pictures of the day gone by and today.

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A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson (Wiley Blackwell by Sean Patrick Adams

By Sean Patrick Adams

A better half to the period of Andrew Jackson bargains a wealth of recent insights at the period of Andrew Jackson. This number of essays through major students and historians considers quite a few points of the lifestyles, instances, and legacy of the 7th president of the U.S..

  • Provides an outline of Andrew Jackson's lifestyles and legacy, grounded within the most modern scholarship and together with unique examine unfold throughout a few thematic areas
  • Features 30 essays contributed by means of best students and historians
  • Synthesizes the main up to date scholarship at the political, monetary, social, and cultural facets of the Age of Andrew Jackson

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Events That Changed America in the Eighteenth Century (The by John E. Findling,Frank W. Thackeray

By John E. Findling,Frank W. Thackeray

Designed to aid scholars larger comprehend the extremely important historic occasions of 18th century American historical past, this quantity within the acclaimed sequence offers 10 significant occasions in separate chapters. From the nice Awakening early within the century to Jefferson's Revolution of 1800, each one bankruptcy is going past the conventional textbook therapy of historical past via contemplating the instant and far-reaching ramifications of every occasion. occasions lined are: the good Awakening, The period of Salutary forget, The French and Indian conflict, The Stamp Act, The Boston Tea get together, The announcement of Independence, the yank Revolution, The Constitutional conference, The XYZ Affair, and The Revolution of 1800.

Each bankruptcy positive factors an introductory essay that provides the proof of the development, by means of an interpretive essay that areas the development in a broader context and promotes scholar research. The introductory essay offers actual fabric in a transparent, concise, chronological demeanour that makes advanced background comprehensible. The interpretive essay, written by way of a well-known authority within the box and written in a mode designed to entice a normal readership, assesses the development by way of its political, monetary, sociocultural, and international/diplomatic value. With its emphasis on authentic information and interpretive research, a demonstration, and an annotated bibliography for every occasion, a word list of names, occasions, and phrases of the interval, a timeline of significant occasions in eighteenth-century historical past, and a desk of the inhabitants of the colonies and chosen colonial cities, Events that modified the USA within the Eighteenth Century is a perfect addition to the highschool, group university, and undergraduate reference shelf, in addition to first-class supplementary interpreting in social experiences and American heritage courses.

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Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and by Andrew L. Russell

By Andrew L. Russell

How did openness turn into a foundational price for the networks of the twenty-first century? Open criteria and the electronic Age solutions this question via an interdisciplinary historical past of data networks that will pay shut recognition to the politics of standardization. for a lot of the 20th century, details networks resembling the monopoly Bell approach and the yankee military's Arpanet have been closed platforms topic to centralized keep watch over. within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties besides the fact that, engineers within the usa and Europe experimented with layout concepts to create new electronic networks. within the approach, they embraced discourses of 'openness' to explain their ideological commitments to entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and participatory democracy. The rhetoric of openness has flourished – for instance, in activities for open govt, open resource software program, and open entry publishing – yet such rhetoric additionally obscures the methods the net and different 'open' structures nonetheless rely seriously on hierarchical types of control.

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The Ozarks in Missouri History: Discoveries in an American by Lynn Morrow

By Lynn Morrow

Interest in scholarly learn of the Ozarks has grown progressively lately, and The Ozarks in Missouri historical past: Discoveries in an American Region should be welcomed via historians and Ozark fanatics alike. This full of life assortment gathers fifteen essays, a lot of them pioneering efforts within the box, that initially seemed within the Missouri historic Review, the magazine of the kingdom historic Society.

In his creation, editor Lynn Morrow supplies the reader heritage at the curiosity in and the learn of the Ozarks. The scope of the gathering displays the range of the zone. Micro-studies via such famous members as John Bradbury, Roger provide, Gary Kremer, Stephen Limbaugh Sr., and Milton Rafferty discover the historical past, tradition, and geography of this certain sector. They hint the evolution of the Ozarks, research the sometimes-conflicting impacts exerted by means of St. Louis and Kansas urban, and view the occasionally hugely charged fight through federal, nation, and native governments to outline conservation and the way forward for present River.

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Wood County, West Virginia (Images of America) by Betty Leavengood

By Betty Leavengood

Nestled in the middle of the Mid-Ohio Valley alongside the Ohio River, wooden County exists as certainly one of West Virginia's so much populous components. a different heritage drives ahead the county's different groups, and ultra-modern citizens get pleasure from a diversified palette of possibilities provided via either metropolitan facilities and smaller, extra rural hamlets. wooden County, West Virginia honors an fundamental bankruptcy of The Mountain State's storied previous, providing readers the chance to fulfill quite a few the county's personalities, together with the wealthy-and later infamous-Irish immigrant Harman Blennerhassett, the commercial magnates who arrived with the harvesting of oil and common gasoline, or even a few daily contributors. greater than 2 hundred classic images additionally invite readers to event the county's defining moments, similar to the expansion of the Volcano oil box after the warfare among the States, in addition to the county's tragedies, equivalent to the 1909 cave in of Parkersburg's water tanks on Quincy Hill, which swept a newly married couple to their deaths. able to having fun with the wealthy occasions and of overcoming the tough ones, wooden Countians have confirmed themselves repeatedly because its founding in 1799. This quantity is a becoming tribute to the energy and should of all who've referred to as wooden County home.

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Maricopa (Images of America) by Patricia Brock

By Patricia Brock

The Hohokam equipped an in depth community of canals with sticks and stone hoes, yet mysteriously disappeared in 1450. Later, the Pima and Maricopa Indians occupied their farmlands close to the Gila River, and Maricopa took at the identify of the latter. In 1858, Maricopa grew to become an remoted little city in the midst of the wilderness. It served because the significant level station for the Butterfield Overland level Station and have become a beacon of sunshine for trappers, investors, and immigrants courageous sufficient to trip its unknown land. Maricopa moved south in 1879 to latch onto the newly equipped Southern Pacific Railroad and have become Arizona�s freighting distribution heart. A moment movement took it four miles east to higher align with Tempe. hence begun Maricopa�s lifestyles as an incredible railroad junction, enjoying host to 2 presidents, 1911 flying machines, honeymoon undefined, actors, and a nest of wildcats to entertain the loads of passengers who waited for his or her connections to Phoenix or east-west. within the early 2000s, Maricopa grew from a small farming group to a urban, incomes it the name of 1 of the quickest becoming towns within the kingdom. at the present time its inhabitants keeps to develop with greater than 40,000 population from everywhere in the usa and world.

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Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of by John R. Van Atta

By John R. Van Atta

Few concerns outlined the interval among American independence and the Mexican battle extra sharply than westward payment and the position of the government in that enlargement. In Securing the West, John R. Van Atta examines the visions of the founding new release and the expanding effect of ideological variations within the years after the peace of 1815.

Americans anticipated the rustic to develop westward, yet at the info of that progress they held strongly varied critiques. What half may still Congress play during this improvement? How a lot may still public land price? What of the households and companies left at the back of, and the way could society's associations be confirmed within the West? What of the untimely settlers, the "squatters" who challenged the guideline of legislation whereas epitomizing democratic bold?

Taking a wide process, Van Atta addresses 3 interrelated queries: First, how did competing financial ideals and divergent cultural mandates impression a few of the results of this wide debate over the capacity, timing, and reasons of settling the trans-Appalachian West? moment, what substitute visions of western society lay in the back of the battles between coverage makers in the govt and the events who could sway them? 3rd, why did cost of the West take the sort of assorted direction finally from that which the earliest leaders of the republic meant?

This tale explores dimensions of the federal lands query that different historians have minimized or skipped over fullyyt. Van Atta attracts upon a variety of assets recognized to have encouraged the general public discourse, together with congressional debates, committee stories, and correspondence; editorial writings by way of the well-known and unknown; and information assurance in a variety of commonly circulated newspapers and magazines of the interval.

Much of the eye makes a speciality of Congress—the elected leaders who endorsed divergent plans approximately western lands. In Congress, greater than the other position, public leaders articulated easy issues in regards to the personality, constitution, path, and future of society within the early usa.

By 1830, many different very important nationwide issues had turn into significantly entangled with land disposition, developing issues of ideological rigidity between rival areas, events, and pursuits within the early years of the republic—particularly in Jacksonian America.

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A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial by Jacques Attali,Jeremy Leggatt

By Jacques Attali,Jeremy Leggatt

What will planet Earth be like in two decades? At mid-century? within the 12 months 2100? Prescient and convincing, this publication is a must-read for someone thinking about the longer term. by no means has the area provided extra promise for the longer term and been extra fraught with hazards. Attali anticipates an unraveling of yankee hegemony as transnational agencies sever the binds linking unfastened company to democracy. international tensions can be primed for bad battle for assets and dominance. the last word query is: do we go away our kids and grandchildren an international that's not purely potential yet greater, or during this nuclear international bequeath to them a planet that would be a dwelling hell? both manner, he warns, the time to behave is now.

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Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood by Robert J. Sampson,William Julius Wilson

By Robert J. Sampson,William Julius Wilson

For over fifty years a number of public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that group is useless. a few might have us think that we act exclusively as participants determining our personal fates despite the environment, whereas different theories position us on the mercy of world forces past our keep watch over. those views dominate modern perspectives of society, yet through rejecting the significance of position they're either deeply incorrect. in line with some of the most formidable stories within the historical past of social technology, Great American City argues that groups nonetheless topic simply because lifestyles is decisively formed through the place you live.


To show the powerfully enduring effect of position, Robert J. Sampson provides right here the culmination of over a decade’s study in Chicago mixed along with his personal certain own observations approximately lifestyles within the urban, from Cabrini eco-friendly to Trump Tower and Millennium Park to the Robert Taylor houses. He discovers that neighborhoods effect a remarkably good selection of social phenomena, together with crime, wellbeing and fitness, civic engagement, domestic foreclosure, teenager births, altruism, management networks, and immigration. Even nationwide crises can't halt the impression of position, Sampson unearths, as he analyzes the results of the good Recession and its aftermath, bringing his magisterial examine as much as the autumn of 2010.


Following within the influential culture of the Chicago college of city reports yet up-to-date for the twenty-first century, Great American City is right away a landmark study venture, a commanding argument for a brand new thought of social existence, and the tale of an iconic city.

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