Voices from Alabama: a twentieth-century mosaic by J. MacK, Jr. Lofton

By J. MacK, Jr. Lofton

A mosaic developed by way of Alabamians remembering their previous. Lofton traveled the size and breadth of the kingdom listening as miners, mill staff, financial institution executives, homemakers, sharecroppers, businessmen, and school presidents advised approximately their lives within the Twenties, the good melancholy, and global struggle II.

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The Civil War Journal of Colonel William J. Bolton: 51st by Richard A. Sauers

By Richard A. Sauers

William J. Bolton's Civil battle magazine is principally priceless due to the fact that he served all through many of the Civil battle, gradually emerging during the ranks from captain to colonel with the 51st Pennsylvania. Bolton's commander all through many of the struggle was once John F. Hartranft, an influential determine who later turned governor of Pennsylvania. William J. Bolton was once fortunate to have his brother John serving within the related unit, so he may possibly draw on his reminiscences for the 2 classes while he himself was once out of motion as a result of wounds.The 51st Pennsylvania used to be principally drawn from Norristown, Pennsylvania, a filthy rich county seat. The 51st served through the conflict within the IX Corps less than Ambrose Burnside, and hence was once keen on a wide selection of activities in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Mississippi.Bolton was once wounded two times through the battle, at Antietam and Petersburg, and skilled all degrees of command and nearly all types of wrestle and crusade state of affairs. Bolton transformed his Civil warfare magazine a while after the conflict, drawing at the Official Records and different assets to complement his personal studies. Dr. Richard Sauer is very acquainted with Civil warfare resources, and obviously shows the place Bolton drew on different resources or the place his reminiscences or details have been in blunders during this conscientiously edited work.

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A Windfall of Musicians: Hitler's Emigres and Exiles in by Dorothy Lamb Crawford

By Dorothy Lamb Crawford

This e-book is the 1st to check the intense collecting of composers, conductors, and different musicians who fled Nazi Germany and arrived within the l. a. sector. Musicologist Dorothy Lamb Crawford appears heavily on the lives, inventive paintings, and impression of 16 performers, fourteen composers, and one opera degree director, who joined this gigantic migration starting within the Nineteen Thirties. a few during this workforce have been recognized once they fled Europe, others may achieve popularity within the younger musical tradition of la, and nonetheless others struggled to set up themselves in an atmosphere frequently immune to musical innovation. Emphasizing person voices, Crawford provides brief photographs of Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and the opposite musicians whereas additionally contemplating their impression as a group—in the movie undefined, in song associations in and round l. a., and as lecturers who expert the following iteration. The booklet finds a uniquely shiny period whilst Southern California turned a hub of exceptional musical expertise.

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W. C. McKern and the Midwestern Taxonomic Method by R. Lee Lyman

By R. Lee Lyman

This ebook explains the deep effect of organic equipment and theories at the perform of Americanist archaeology through exploring W. C. McKern's use of Linnaean taxonomy because the version for improvement of a pottery category system.

By the early twentieth century, North American archaeologists had came upon facts of a plethora of prehistoric cultures showing disparate geographic and chronological distributions. yet there have been no criteria or algorithms for specifying whilst a tradition was once designated or similar to one other in a close-by or far away region.

Will Carleton McKern of the Milwaukee Public Museum addressed this primary challenge of cultural class starting in 1929. He modeled his solution—known because the Midwestern Taxonomic Method—on the Linnaean organic taxonomy simply because he sought after the facility to attract historic and cultural "relationships" between cultures. McKern used to be assisted in the course of improvement of the tactic via Carl E. Guthe, Thorne Deuel, James B. Griffin, and William Ritchie.

This ebook experiences the Thirties correspondence among McKern and his contemporaries as they hashed out the method's nuances. It compares the different assorted types of the strategy and examines the Linnaean organic taxonomy because it used to be understood and used on the time McKern tailored it to archaeological difficulties. ultimately, this quantity finds how and why the tactic didn't give you the analytical answer predicted by way of McKern and his colleagues and the way it stimulated the later improvement of Americanist archaeology.

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Branding Texas: Performing Culture in the Lone Star State by Leigh Clemons

By Leigh Clemons

Ask someone to call an archetypal Texan, and you are prone to get a larger-than-life personality from movie or tv (say John Wayne's Davy Crockett or J. R. Ewing of TV's Dallas) or a political candidate with that yes swagger (think LBJ or George W. Bush). that every one of those figures are white and male and bursting with self-confidence is not any coincidence, asserts Leigh Clemons. during this considerate examine of what makes a ''Texan,'' she unearths how Texan id grew out of the history--and, much more, the myth--of the heroic deeds played through Anglo males in the course of the Texas Revolution and the years of the Republic and the way this id is developed and maintained by means of theatre and different representational practices. Clemons appears to be like at quite a lot of venues within which ''Texanness'' is played, together with old websites akin to the Alamo, the battlefield at Goliad, and the San Jacinto Monument; museums corresponding to the Bob Bullock Texas kingdom heritage Museum; seasonal open air dramas comparable to Texas! at Palo Duro Canyon; motion pictures equivalent to John Wayne's The Alamo and the IMAX's Alamo: the cost of Freedom; performs and television exhibits similar to the Tuna trilogy, Dallas, and King of the Hill; and the Cavalcade of Texas functionality on the 1936 Texas Centennial. She persuasively demonstrates that those performances have created a Texan identification that has develop into a model, a commodity that may be bought to the general public or even manipulated for political reasons.

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Stephen R. Bradley by Bradley, Stephen R., Dorr Bradley Carpenter

By Bradley, Stephen R., Dorr Bradley Carpenter

Stephen R. Bradley was once a innovative struggle commander and U.S. Senator credited with writing the 12th modification and advocating a banning of the slave alternate. This number of Bradley's letters and private papers presents a number infrequent and important fabric. This formerly unpublished correspondence with presidents and the country's founders replicate Bradley's effect and variety of pursuits in addition to the political and cultural weather of the period. The e-book gains transcriptions of 550 letters, 25 illustrations, and a catalog of Bradley's records.

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Texas Wit & Wisdom by Wallace O. Chariton

By Wallace O. Chariton

Texas Wit & knowledge is a barrel of guffaws filled into one little ol' publication. inside of you can find a pleasant number of countless numbers of anecdotes, funny tales, wild stories, or even a few unbelievable knowledge from the usually wacky, yet continually superb, global of the Lone famous person kingdom. Wallace Chariton, a 5th iteration local Texan and writer of numerous books on Texas, has rigorously amassed the easiest examples of Texas enjoyable and humor and placed all of them jointly during this publication, the last word selection of Texas humor.

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