Gazetteer and Business Directory of Allegany County, N. Y. For 1875 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Hamilton Child

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780267864591

Category: Reference

Page: 108

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Excerpt from Gazetteer and Business Directory of Allegany County, N. Y. For 1875 The map of the county was printed with great care by Gordon 8: Lees, of Syracuse, and will, it is believed, prove a valuable acquisition to the work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States

Author: William A. Kretzschmar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226452838

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

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Who uses "skeeter hawk," "snake doctor," and "dragonfly" to refer to the same insect? Who says "gum band" instead of "rubber band"? The answers can be found in the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS), the largest single survey of regional and social differences in spoken American English. It covers the region from New York state to northern Florida and from the coastline to the borders of Ohio and Kentucky. Through interviews with nearly twelve hundred people conducted during the 1930s and 1940s, the LAMSAS mapped regional variations in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation at a time when population movements were more limited than they are today, thus providing a unique look at the correspondence of language and settlement patterns. This handbook is an essential guide to the LAMSAS project, laying out its history and describing its scope and methodology. In addition, the handbook reveals biographical information about the informants and social histories of the communities in which they lived, including primary settlement areas of the original colonies. Dialectologists will rely on it for understanding the LAMSAS, and historians will find it valuable for its original historical research. Since much of the LAMSAS questionnaire concerns rural terms, the data collected from the interviews can pinpoint such language differences as those between areas of plantation and small-farm agriculture. For example, LAMSAS reveals that two waves of settlement through the Appalachians created two distinct speech types. Settlers coming into Georgia and other parts of the Upper South through the Shenandoah Valley and on to the western side of the mountain range had a Pennsylvania-influenced dialect, and were typically small farmers. Those who settled the Deep South in the rich lowlands and plateaus tended to be plantation farmers from Virginia and the Carolinas who retained the vocabulary and speech patterns of coastal areas. With these revealing findings, the LAMSAS represents a benchmark study of the English language, and this handbook is an indispensable guide to its riches.

Thought Knows No Sex

Women's Rights at Alfred University

Author: Susan Rumsey Strong

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791475140

Category: Education

Page: 217

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Grounded in student experiences at nineteenth-century Alfred University, this social history explores the origins of women’s higher education and the rural roots of reform.

Journal

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: New York (State)

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Maine Genealogist

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Registers of births, etc

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Bulletin

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Science

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Beer in Maryland

A History of Breweries Since Colonial Times

Author: Maureen O'Prey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147666773X

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 969

 This history begins with the earliest brewers in the colony--women--revealing details of the Old Line State's brewing families and their methods. Stories never before told trace the effects of war, competition, the Industrial Revolution, Prohibition and changing political philosophies on the brewing industry. Some brewers persevered through crime, scandal and intrigue to play key roles in building their communities. Today's craft brewers face a number of very different challenges, from monopolistic macro breweries and trademark quandaries to hop shortages, while attempting to establish their own legacies.

Report

Author: New York State Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

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Annual Report of the Regents

Author: New York State Museum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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"These reports are made up of the reports of the director, geologist, paleontologist, botanist and entomologist, and museum Bulletins and Memoirs, issued as advance sections of the reports." N.Y. State Museum. Bulletin 66, p. 241.

Antiquarian Bookman

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