Visiting a village

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590464550

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

View: 8116

Posted in Social Science

Canadian Book Review Annual

Author: Joyce Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 1071

Posted in Books

Country Stores of Vermont

A History and Guide

Author: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614232423

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 9670

Visiting a country store in Vermont is a unique adventure, since each carries its own particular stock of special wares and memorable characters. What all customers should know (and if you forget, any owner will quickly remind you) is that if they don’t have it, you don’t need it. In Country Stores of Vermont: A History and Guide, author Dennis Bathory-Kitsz takes readers across the state to places that are the very heart of communities big and small, where locals have been keeping their house keys behind the counter and solving the world’s problems on the front stoop for over two hundred years.
Posted in History

The Shakers of Union Village

Author: Cheryl Bauer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143963498X

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2941

Founded in 1805, Union Village began as a religious and communal experiment. Eventually it became one of America's largest and most productive Shaker communities, its members achieving many firsts in education, equality, music, horticulture, and animal husbandry. Their unique faith influenced every aspect of their lives, from making furniture to raising children. They welcomed the leading figures of the period, including Native American chiefs, politicians, and abolitionists, while they continued to open other Shaker settlements in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Georgia. These vintage images--including many never published before--trace the Shakers' progress as they worked toward creating an earthly paradise. Although Union Village dissolved in 1912, some Shakers remained there for almost another decade. Today Union Village's heritage is still shared with the public at OtterbeinLebanon Retirement Community and in neighboring Lebanon.
Posted in History

In Search of Mayberry: a Guide to North Carolina's Favorite Small Towns

Author: Scott Dickson

Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781887905985

Category: History

Page: 116

View: 7864

Written and photographed by Pffaftown, NC native and Winston-Salem Journal veteran Scott Dickson, In Search of Mayberry is a fascinating look into some of North Carolina's most celebrated and loved small towns. If you are an Andy Griffith Show fan you are sure to enjoy this material. Dickson focuses on small town values and beliefs and guides the reader through 12 towns and villages centering his pictures and descriptions on the town and its history. Featured in Mount Airy is tourism such as Snappy Lunch, Floyd's Barber Shop, the Visitor's Center and Mayberry landmarks, shopping including Spec.
Posted in History

From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 2): the Travels of a Journalist

The Travels of a Journalist

Author: Shelton A. Gunaratne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477142398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

View: 1423

From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 2): The Travels of a Journalist is the last of my autobiographical trilogy. The 74 chapters in this volume attempt to describe and dramatize the most memorable places I visited, often accompanied by my family, since I left the country of my birth in 1966. After my retirement in 2007, I found the time to compile this travelogue using the notes in my diaries and updating the material through online research, with particular help from the constantly revised Wikipedia entries. In this process, I learned to make each travel essay an evergreen that would not perish soon after its publication as in the case of newspaper travel pieces. Travel has shaped my personality. Global travel to get to know culturally diverse people was one of my childhood ambitions. Moreover, travel is an essential aspect of a journalists life. Therefore, my travels constitute a very important part of my autobiography. I included detail in the hope that the reader would keep this volume for long-term reference. My explorations of U.S. national parks and my camping expeditions should be of particular interest to family- oriented travelers. Each of the essays in this volume appeared in the Lankaweb starting December 6, 2009. It carried the latest (but not the last) story (chapter 109) on December 4, 2011. Reacting to the essay (chapter 106) on our mule ride in Mexican territory during the Big Bend adventure, a reader commented, As always it was very well written and visually engaging, which made us feel we were there too. [We] particularly liked the reference to Yankee Doodles [that] made us smile! Thank you for posting it and await the next in the series (May 15, 2011). Another reader reacted to the essay (chapter 92) on our visit to the botanic gardens in Portland, Ore., Please do continue with your articles, Shelton. They are getting better all the time, as you reveal to your readers more of your own thoughts, emotions, and reactions (February 9, 2011). From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 1): The Journey of a Journalist is the second of my autobiographical trilogy. It traces my life as a journalist and a journalism educator in three countries. Village Life in the Forties: Memories of a Lankan Expatriate (published by iUniverse) is the first of the trilogy. This is a collection of 28 sketches of folks in the village of my birth. Each sketch depicts the drama of life relating to the famous and infamous characters who defined the ethos of Pathegama in the 1940s. They range from the amusing and comical to the grave and somber. The trilogy is inextricably interconnected, interdependent and interactive. You are unlikely to grasp what systems theorists call the emergence of the whole if you read only parts of this trilogy.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Historic Falls Church

Author: Cathy Taylor

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738592625

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 9860

Fertile soil and abundant streams at former Indian cross trails provided ideal farmland around a prominent 18th-century-era church that gave the town of Falls Church its name. The first known home, Big Chimneys, was built around 1699. A mere seven miles from downtown Washington, DC, Falls Church sat close enough to witness the nation's capital burn during the War of 1812. Once the largest farm population center in what was then Fairfax County, Falls Church has slowly evolved over the past three centuries. The town has seen the coming of Revolutionary independence and was transformed by the Civil War. Since 1900, residents have experienced the growth of the post-World War II suburban ideal and felt the impact of the civil rights movement, ultimately developing Falls Church into a unique town with established religious, educational, and civic institutions amidst urban sprawl.
Posted in History

The Shaker Communities of Kentucky

Pleasant Hill and South Union

Author: James W. Hooper

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738542676

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9795

The Shaker Communities of Kentucky: Pleasant Hill and South Union presents the lives, struggles, and achievements of a remarkable people. The chronicle spans Shaker beginnings in England and relocation to America, the Great Awakening in America followed by the Kentucky Revival, Shaker beginnings in Kentucky, and the establishment of the South Union and Pleasant Hill Shaker villages. The Shaker central ministry sent missionaries to Kentucky from New York in 1805 after hearing about the Kentucky Revival, which culminated with the Cane Ridge Revival of 1801. Their efforts resulted in the establishment of villages in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Pleasant Hill and South Union were among the most successful and enduring of all the Shaker villages. This volume provides a striking visual portrayal of Shaker life by means of rare vintage images, including beliefs and worship, relationships with other believers and the world, and their highly regarded workmanship. Gradual decline resulted in the closing of both villages, but restorations have turned both sites into popular destinations. The Shaker Communities of Kentucky: Pleasant Hill and South Union presents the lives, struggles, and achievements of a remarkable people. The chronicle spans Shaker beginnings in England and relocation to America, the Great Awakening in America followed by the Kentucky Revival, Shaker beginnings in Kentucky, and the establishment of the South Union and Pleasant Hill Shaker villages. The Shaker central ministry sent missionaries to Kentucky from New York in 1805 after hearing about the Kentucky Revival, which culminated with the Cane Ridge Revival of 1801. Their efforts resulted in the establishment of villages in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Pleasant Hill and South Union were among the most successful and enduring of all the Shaker villages. This volume provides a striking visual portrayal of Shaker life by means of rare vintage images, including beliefs and worship, relationships with other believers and the world, and their highly regarded workmanship. Gradual decline resulted in the closing of both villages, but restorations have turned both sites into popular destinations.
Posted in History

Traveling Michigan's Thumb

Author: Julie Albrecht Royce

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598581449

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 9209

Michigan's Thumb remains its undiscovered jewel. Leave behind the four and six lane highways, the deadlines, the pressures of everyday life and prepare to relax. With the majestic Lake Huron Shoreline as your map and this insider's guide showing you where to stop along the way, you are in for a day, a weekend or a summer's worth of enjoyment. The guide also provides a fascinating history of the Thumb - its triumphs and its tragedies. Do not forget to pull off every little while to savor the journey. You will find: .Sandy swimming beaches .Pleasant parks and harbors for relaxing and viewing freighters or other marine activity .Special Events like Caseville's Cheeseburger Festival, The Antique Yard Sale Trail, Bayport Fish Festival, Concerts in the Park and Art Festivals .Fresh Lake Perch or Walleye dinners at one of many fine restaurants .Interesting Museums and Galleries .Shopping in quaint little villages like Lexington or antiquing at the Marine City Antique Market .Great B&Bs .Hiking, boating, diving, water skiing, camping, fishing and so much more
Posted in Travel

The Community of the Weak

Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America

Author: Hans-Peter Geiser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896110

Category: Religion

Page: 554

View: 2295

Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.
Posted in Religion

Fort Clark and Its Indian Neighbors

A Trading Post on the Upper Missouri

Author: W. Raymond Wood,William J. Hunt,Randy H. Williams

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806150440

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 7587

A thriving fur trade post between 1830 and 1860, Fort Clark, in what is today western North Dakota, also served as a way station for artists, scientists, missionaries, soldiers, and other western chroniclers traveling along the Upper Missouri River. The written and visual legacies of these visitors—among them the German prince-explorer Maximilian of Wied, Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, and American painter-author George Catlin—have long been the primary sources of information on the cultures of the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians, the peoples who met the first fur traders in the area. This book, by a team of anthropologists, is the first thorough account of the fur trade at Fort Clark to integrate new archaeological evidence with the historical record. The Mandans built a village in about 1822 near the site of what would become Fort Clark; after the 1837 smallpox epidemic that decimated them, the village was occupied by Arikaras until they abandoned it in 1862. Because it has never been plowed, the site of Fort Clark and the adjacent Mandan/Arikara village are rich in archaeological information. The authors describe the environmental and cultural setting of the fort (named after William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition), including the social profile of the fur traders who lived there. They also chronicle the histories of the Mandans and the Arikaras before and during the occupation of the post and the village. The authors conclude by assessing the results—published here for the first time—of the archaeological program that investigated the fort and adjacent Indian villages at Fort Clark State Historic Site. By vividly depicting the conflict and cooperation in and around the fort, this book reveals the various cultures’ interdependence.
Posted in Social Science

Main Street Revisited

Time, Space, and Image Building in Small-Town America

Author: Richard V. Francaviglia

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877455430

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5103

Popular culture, Francaviglia looks sympathetically but realistically at the ways in which Main Street's image developed and persists. He reaffirms that life can imitate art, that the cherished icons surrounding Main Street have become the substance of popular culture. Ultimately, his book is about the material culture that architects, town developers, and image makers have left us as their legacy. Seen through the lives of the visionaries who created them in their.
Posted in History

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Toronto's Living History Village

Author: Nick Mika,Helma Mika,Gary Thompson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1896219640

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 8780

Black Creek Pioneer Village is a recreation of a typical crossroads community found in southern Ontario during the 1800s.
Posted in History

Boone County

Author: Robert Schrage

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738542270

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 2085

As one of the fastest growing counties in the country, Boone County has come a long way since its founding in 1799. Communities such as Florence, Union, and Burlington have changed dramatically, but residents still remember the vibrant past. Others such as Rabbit Hash, Belleview, and Petersburg remain small towns with much of their historic charm. In Then & Now: Boone County, vintage images are compared to modern photographs to showcase an interesting history and a tremendous change. The neighborhoods examined in this volume make up the heart of the county.
Posted in History

Colorado Breweries

Author: Dan Rabin

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811756181

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 2086

This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of beer and brewing in Colorado.
Posted in Cooking

Studies in Urbanormativity

Rural Community in Urban Society

Author: Gregory M. Fulkerson,Alexander R. Thomas

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739178776

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 9048

Studies in Urbanormativity: Rural Community in Urban Society examines the ways by which rural life comes to be dominated structurally, culturally, and spatially by urban society. Urbanormativity is an ideology that provides legitimacy for this domination, holding rural life as deviant and urban life as normal, and this serves as the unifying theme for the contributions.
Posted in Social Science