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Remembering Kent Island

Remembering Kent Island Author Brent Lewis
ISBN-10 9781614233022
Release 2009-05-13
Pages 128
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Settled by William Claiborne and fought for by the Calverts, Kent Island is a land of charming beauty and unfailing hospitality. Local author Brent Lewis regales his readers with tales of industrious watermen, floating theatres, legendary pirates, bootleggers and ghostly haunts. Meet Islanders such as the feisty Margaret Brent, who petitioned for voting rights in 1648, and tenacious Senator James Kirwan, who saved the island from becoming a weapons testing ground. With a warm style, Lewis pays homage to a way of life that is fast slipping beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.



Remembering Kent Island Stories from the Chesapeake

Remembering Kent Island  Stories from the Chesapeake Author Brent Lewis
ISBN-10 154021981X
Release 2009-05
Pages 130
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Settled by William Claiborne and fought for by the Calverts, Kent Island is a land of charming beauty and unfailing hospitality. Local author Brent Lewis regales his readers with tales of industrious watermen, floating theatres, legendary pirates, bootleggers and ghostly haunts. Meet Islanders such as the feisty Margaret Brent, who petitioned for voting rights in 1648, and tenacious Senator James Kirwan, who saved the island from becoming a weapons testing ground. With a warm style, Lewis pays homage to a way of life that is fast slipping beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.



Kent Island

Kent Island Author Janet Freedman
ISBN-10 0938420844
Release 2001-12-02
Pages 180
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A story of family, place, and time before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge paved over a way of life with a six-lane highway.



Creatures of Empire

Creatures of Empire Author Virginia DeJohn Anderson
ISBN-10 0195304462
Release 2006
Pages 322
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Presenting history in a new light, this original work highlights the pivotal role that livestock played in early America. 2 maps, 8 halftones.



Hoopers Island

Hoopers Island Author Jacqueline Simmons Hedberg
ISBN-10 0738543829
Release 2007
Pages 127
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In the early 1600s, Capt. John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay from Jamestown. On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, he found dozens of small islands, including a chain of three islands that later came to be named Hoopers Island. Fifty years later, when Lord Baltimore allowed permanent settlement on the Eastern Shore, Hoopers Island was quickly settled. Planters came for the islandÃ's fertile soil, fresh water, timber, and easy access to the sea. Oysters and crabs were of little interest. However, after the Civil War, more and more Hoopers Islanders turned to the water to make a living, and it is for its seafood that the area is best known in modern times. Island watermen have been harvesting the bayÃ's treasures for more than a century and sending them to the kitchens of Maryland and beyond. Over the last 400 years, Hoopers Island has lost much of its land to erosion, but its culture still retains connections to its past.



The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon

The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon Author Paul F. Caranci
ISBN-10 9781614239321
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 192
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On a frigid day in 1843, Amasa Sprague, a wealthy Yankee mill owner, left his mansion to check on his cattle. On the way, he was accosted and beaten beyond recognition, and his body was left facedown in the snow. What followed was a trial marked by judicial bias, witness perjury and societal bigotry that resulted in the conviction of twenty-nine-year-old Irish-Catholic John Gordon. He was sentenced to hang. Despite overwhelming evidence that the trial was flawed and newly discovered evidence that clearly exonerated him, an anti-Irish Catholic establishment refused him a new trial. On February 14, 1845, John Gordon became the last victim of capital punishment in Rhode Island. Local historian Paul F. Caranci brings this case to life, graphically describing the murder and exposing a corrupt judicial system, a biased newspaper and a bigoted society responsible for the unjust death of an innocent man.



Chesapeake

Chesapeake Author James A. Michener
ISBN-10 9780812986280
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 1024
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In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America’s Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man’s dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Chesapeake “Another of James Michener’s great mines of narrative, character and lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] marvelous panorama of history seen in the lives of symbolic people of the ages . . . An emotionally and intellectually appealing book.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Michener’s most ambitious work of fiction in theme and scope.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificently written . . . one of those rare novels that is enthusiastically passed from friend to friend.”—Associated Press



A History of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department

A History of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Author Brent Lewis
ISBN-10 1596299819
Release 2010
Pages 124
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Once, Kent Island homes that caught fire often burned to the ground. That changed in 1947 with the founding of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, and for more than half a century, local volunteers have protected their community from fire and flood. Author Brent Lewis charts the history of this Kent Island institution with firsthand accounts from ordinary heroes, humorous stories of late-night practical jokes and recipes for applesauce cake and oyster fritters from the ladies auxiliary. Join Lewis as he tells the stories of the men and women who have dedicated themselves to the service of their community and created a family in the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department. Book jacket.



The First Frontier

The First Frontier Author Scott Weidensaul
ISBN-10 9780547539560
Release 2012-02-08
Pages 480
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Frontier: the word carries the inevitable scent of the West. But before Custer or Lewis and Clark, before the first Conestoga wagons rumbled across the Plains, it was the East that marked the frontier—the boundary between complex Native cultures and the first colonizing Europeans. Here is the older, wilder, darker history of a time when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground—when radically different societies adopted and adapted the ways of the other, while struggling for control of what all considered to be their land. The First Frontier traces two and a half centuries of history through poignant, mostly unheralded personal stories—like that of a Harvard-educated Indian caught up in seventeenth-century civil warfare, a mixed-blood interpreter trying to straddle his white and Native heritage, and a Puritan woman wielding a scalping knife whose bloody deeds still resonate uneasily today. It is the first book in years to paint a sweeping picture of the Eastern frontier, combining vivid storytelling with the latest research to bring to life modern America’s tumultuous, uncertain beginnings.



The Beginners of a Nation

The Beginners of a Nation Author Edward Eggleston
ISBN-10 9781465528230
Release 1925
Pages
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The Beginners of a Nation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Beginners of a Nation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Beginners of a Nation book for free.



The Covenant

The Covenant Author James A. Michener
ISBN-10 9780812986693
Release 2015
Pages 1159
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A fast-paced saga weaves fact and fiction on a journey through hundreds of years of South African history, focusing on Willem van Doorn and ten generations of his descendants as they endure the region's endless racial conflicts. Book available.



The Goodbye Quilt

The Goodbye Quilt Author Susan Wiggs
ISBN-10 9781459215221
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 400
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Linda Davis's local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: wedding quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts, each bound tight with dreams, hopes and yearnings. Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? As mother and daughter embark on a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly's young life—the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a Halloween costume. And in the stitching of each bit of fabric, Linda discovers that the memories of a shared journey can come together in a way that will keep them both warm in the years to come….



Emotions in History Lost and Found

Emotions in History     Lost and Found Author Ute Frevert
ISBN-10 9786155053344
Release 2011
Pages 255
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Coming to terms with emotions and how they influence human behaviour, seems to be of the utmost importance to societies that are obsessed with everything “neuro.” On the other hand, emotions have become an object of constant individual and social manipulation since “emotional intelligence” emerged as a buzzword of our times. Reflecting on this burgeoning interest in human emotions makes one think of how this interest developed and what fuelled it. From a historian’s point of view, it can be traced back to classical antiquity. But it has undergone shifts and changes which can in turn shed light on social concepts of the self and its relation to other human beings (and nature). The volume focuses on the historicity of emotions and explores the processes that brought them to the fore of public interest and debate.



Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers Author Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010552987
Release 1851
Pages 703
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This is the autobiographical account of an explorer, government administrator, and scholar whose researches into the language and customs of the Chippewa and other Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region are considered milestones in nineteenth-century ethnography. After a childhood in Hamilton, New York, Schoolcraft gained attention for the reports and journals he wrote on trips west to explore mineral deposits in Arkansas, Missouri, and the old Northwest. Later, he joined the Cass expedition to the Lake Superior region, where he served as an Indian agent in St. Mary (Sault Ste. Marie) from 1822 to 1836. During that time, he continued to make regular exploratory journeys. On one of these, in 1832, he located the Mississippi River's source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. From 1836 to 1841, Schoolcraft served as Michigan's superintendent of Indian Affairs and helped to bring about a treaty with the Ojibwa (1836), who as a result relinquished their claims to most of northern Michigan. Schoolcraft's memoirs are noteworthy for their detailed geographic, geological, political, military, folkloric, historical, and ethnographic information. Married to a woman of Native American background, he was sympathetic to certain aspects of the Indian societies he encountered. Nevertheless, he saw the sweep of new settlers into Indian lands as inevitable, and accepted as necessary the removal of Native peoples beyond the advancing boundaries of the United States. Schoolcraft believed that soldiers, diplomats, federal officials, and missionaries could do their jobs more effectively if they learned native languages and understood Indian customs. These motives, along with his literary aspirations, gave rise to his explorations of Indian cultural life. He discusses Indian myths and legends at length and talks about how he transformed them into his own Algic Researches (1839), the work that inspired Longfellow's "Hiawatha." Schoolcraft also corresponded or visited with Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Gallatin, and many of the era's other leading intellectuals, and details his conversations with them.



The 50 Most Influential Black Films

The 50 Most Influential Black Films Author Torriano Berry
ISBN-10 0806521333
Release 2001
Pages 312
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Spanning nearly a century of film history, this celebration of African Americans in the movies explores the influence of actors, writers, and directors in such seminal films as Body and Soul, The Emperor Jones, A Raisin in the Sun, Shaft, Blacula, and Malcolm X.



Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema Author S. Torriano Berry
ISBN-10 9781442247024
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 566
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about African American cinema.



Chronicles of Colonial Maryland

Chronicles of Colonial Maryland Author James Walter Thomas
ISBN-10 IND:32000001297565
Release 1913
Pages 389
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Chronicles of Colonial Maryland has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Chronicles of Colonial Maryland also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Chronicles of Colonial Maryland book for free.