Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Women Reformers

Author: Sherry Ceniza

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081735753X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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An interesting academic study of the influence of certain 19th-century women reformers on Walt Whitman, as evidenced by his poetry, prose, and correspondence.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Exploring and Explaining Diversity in Agricultural Technology

Author: Annelou van Gijn,John Whittaker,Patricia C. Anderson

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782970215

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2105

This volume is the outcome of collaborative European research among archaeologists, archaeobotanists, ethnographers, historians and agronomists, and frequently uses experiments in archaeology. It aims to establish new common ground for integrating different approaches and for viewing agriculture from the standpoint of the human actors involved. Each chapter provides an interdisciplinary overview of the skills used and the social context of the pursuit of agriculture, highlighting examples of tools, technologies and processes from land clearance to cereal processing and food preparation. This is the second of three volumes in the EARTH monograph series, The dynamics of non-industrial agriculture: 8,000 years of resilience and innovation , which shows the great variety of agricultural practices in human terms, in their social, political, cultural and legal contexts.
Posted in History

One side by himself

the life and times of Lewis Barney, 1808-1894

Author: Ronald O. Barney

Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

View: 778

"What an astonishing life and what a remarkable biography. Lewis Barney's sojourn on the hard edge of the American frontier is a forgotten epic. Not only does this book tell of an amazing personal odyssey from his birth in upstate New York in 1808 to his death in Mancos, Colorado, in 1894, but Barney's tale represents a living evocation of some of the most significant themes in American history. Frederick Jackson Turner theorized that the frontier shaped our national character, but Lewis Barney's life stands as a testament to the real impact of the westering experience on a man and his family. Ron Barney's detailed biography of Lewis Barney provides a participant's view of Mormonism's first six decades of controversy, hardship, and triumph, viewed from the bottom of the social heap. Despite his wide-ranging experience and endless sacrifices, Lewis Barney was a worker in the Mormon vineyard, not one of the princes of the Kingdom of God whose lives have been so exhaustively celebrated. Barney's lack of status in this complex hierarchy adds tremendously to the value of this study, since so much nineteenth-century LDS biography has ignored the lives of ordinary people to celebrate a surprisingly small elite whose experiences were far different from those of the general Mormon population." —Will Bagley, editor of the series Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier and editor of The Pioneer Camp of the Saints: The 1846-1847 Mormon Trail Journals of Thomas Bullock.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Bound Together

How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

Author: Nayan Chanda

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134902

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9175

Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease. In the end, globalization—from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires—is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of thousands of years of human endeavor and suffering across the globe. Chanda reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.
Posted in History

The Mindful Hand

Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation

Author: Lissa Roberts,Simon Schaffer,Peter Dear

Publisher: Edita Publishing House of the Royal

ISBN: 9789069844831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 503

View: 6770

Although manual labor and theoretical invention might now seem separate ventures, they are closely linked processes. The Mindful Hand explores innovative areas of European society between the late Renaissance and the period of early industrialization where the enterprise of knowledge and production relied on the most intimate connections of thought and toil. It explains how philosophers and laborers collaborated to pioneer technical change alongside knowledge formation. The essays gathered here help show how these projects were pursued together, yet why, in retrospect, the very categories of science and technology emerged as seemingly distinct endeavors.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

Author: Richard Howard Robbins,Rachel Dowty

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134732794

Category: Capitalism

Page: 416

View: 9167

NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For courses in global issues and cultural anthropology. Examine the development and impact of capitalism on global systems The 7th Edition of Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism follows the path of capitalism from its roots over 500 years ago to its current status in the world. Emerging from Western Europe and expanding to the United States and the rest of the world, capitalism and the systems that have contested it have impacted the economic, political, and social forces that dominate readers' lives. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, history, economics, sociology, and more, to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the problems with capitalism and actionable ways to solve them. The 7th Edition provides updated content that reflects the changes in the world since the last edition and introduces the content in a reader-friendly and engaging way.
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Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes]

Author: Leslie M Alexander,Walter C. Rucker Jr.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097740

Category: Social Science

Page: 1136

View: 2875

A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad
Posted in Social Science

Weather, Local Knowledge and Everyday Life

Issues in Integrated Climate Studies

Author: Vladimir Janković,Christina Helena Barboza

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climate and civilization

Page: 304

View: 6940

Posted in Climate and civilization

Housing and Dwelling

Perspectives on Modern Domestic Architecture

Author: Barbara Miller Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134279264

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 455

Housing and Dwelling collects the best in recent scholarly and philosophical writings that bear upon the history of domestic architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lane combines exemplary readings that focus on and examine the issues involved in the study of domestic architecture, taken from an innovative and informed combination of philosophy, history, social science, art, literature and architectural writings. Uniquely, the readings underline the point of view of the user of a dwelling and assess the impact of varying uses on the evolution of domestic architecture. This book is a valuable asset for students, scholars, and designers alike, exploring the extraordinary variety of methods, interpretations and source materials now available in this important field. For students, it opens windows on the many aspects of domestic architecture. For scholars, it introduces new, interdisciplinary points of view and suggests directions for further research. It acquaints practising architects in the field of housing design with history and methods and offers directions for future design possibilities.
Posted in Architecture

Positive as Sound

Emily Dickinson's Rhyme

Author: Judy Jo Small

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820312279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 5409

The strange rhymes of Emily Dickinson's verse have offended some readers, attracted others, and proved a stumbling block for critics. In the first thorough analysis of the poet's rhyming practices, Judy Jo Small goes beyond simple classification and enumeration to reveal the aesthetic and semantic value of Dickinson's rhymes and show how they help shape the meaning of her lyrics. Considering Dickinson's rhyming technique in light of its historical context, Small argues that the poet's radical innovations were both an outgrowth of nineteenth-century aesthetics ideas about the music of poetry and a reaction against conventional constraints--not the least of which was the image of the female poet as a songbird pouring forth her soul's joys and sorrows in lyrical melody. Unlike other scholars, Small attaches special importance to Dickinson's own musical background. Revealing Dickinson's auditory imagination as a primary source of her poetic power, Small shows that sound is an important subject in the verse and that the phonetic texture contributes to the meaning. By looking closely at individual poems, Small demonstrates that Dickinson's deviations from "normal" rhyme schemes play a significant part in her artistic design: her modulations and dislocations of rhyme serve to structure the poems and contribute to their dynamic shifts of mood and meaning. Analyzing Dickinson's more daring experiments, Small shows how the poet achieved uncanny effects with fluctuating partial rhymes in some poems and with homonymic puns in others. It is in the interplay between the musical and the written aspects of Dickinson's language, Small contends, that her poetry comes alive. Small takes particular note of the use of rhyme at the ends of poems, illustrating Dickinson's brilliant effects in closing some poems decisively and in leaving others tantalizingly open-ended. Teaching us how to listen to Dickinson's poems and not simply to scrutinize them on paper, Positive as Sound is an innovative, lucidly written book that contributes not only to Dickinson scholarship but also to the general study of poetics.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Coal and Tobacco

The Lowthers and the Economic Development of West Cumberland, 1660-1760

Author: J. V. Beckett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521234863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 9029

In Coal and Tobacco, Dr Beckett has attempted, by analysing the west Cumberland economy, and the Lowther's entrepreneurial role, to reveal the vital importance of the coal industry. Dr Beckett's major study is based on the Lowther papers, and reveals the crucial family involvement in these events.
Posted in Business & Economics

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen)

Author: Hsain Ilahiane

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442281820

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 9099

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Berbers contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics.
Posted in History

A Manual of American Literature

A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

Author: John Seely Hart

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: 641

View: 1819

Posted in American literature

The Architecture of Leisure

The Florida Resort Hotels of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant

Author: Susan R. Braden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813025568

Category: Architecture

Page: 394

View: 2057

The relationship between railroad finance and the hotel industry in Florida is fully explored in this look at the life and accomplishments of Henry Flagler in terms of the great resorts and pleasure palaces created by Flagler and Henry Plant. (Fine Arts)
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Author: William Hardy McNeill,Jerry H. Bentley,David Christian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933782652

Category: History

Page: 2995

View: 5002

"An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues. The 580 articles, edited and written by scholars around the world, examine connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migration, religion, and diplomacy"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in History

Seafaring women

Author: Linda Grant De Pauw

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

View: 4510

Discusses women at sea throughout history in both feminine and masculine roles, including those of pirate, warrior, whaler, trader, and the greatly expanding roles of recent times.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Woman's Record, Or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women

From the Creation to A.D. 1854 : Arranged in Four Eras : with Selections from Female Writers of Every Age

Author: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: 912

View: 7249

Posted in Women

History of Soymilk and Other Non-Dairy Milks (1226-2013)

Including Infant Formulas, Calf Milk Replacers, Soy Creamers, Soy Shakes, Soy Smoothies, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Peanut Milk, Rice Milk, Sesame Milk, etc.

Author: William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 1928914586

Category: Soyfoods

Page: 2972

View: 6972

Posted in Soyfoods