Of the English-American Colony on the Plateau of the Cumberland Mountains, in East Tennessee (Classic Reprint)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Rugby Handbook: Of the English-American Colony on the Plateau of the Cumberland Mountains, in East Tennessee In December, 1877, a company of New England gentle men, prompted to attempt some relief of the agricultural distress of the time, was organized at Boston, and entitled The Board of Aid to Land Ownership. Its work was to promote associate migration to fertile unoccupied lands, etc. After careful and prolonged investigation as to the site for settlement, the conclusion of the Board was as fol lows: That the mountain plateau of East Tennessee, in consideration of its climate, soil, elevation, sufficiently level surface, timber, water, mineral resources, accessibility, natural mechanical facilities, and attractive aspects; its proximity to a refined 'civilization, educational advantages, and markets, with the kindly disposition of its present pop ulation, - offers greater opportunity for the accomplishment of the design of this Board, than._any other tract visited, in travel for six months, and over' a distance of more than twenty thousand miles, in Western and Southern States. 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.
Author: P. H. Ditchfield
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
"A popular and readable sketch of the history of our villages." Dealing with characteristic features of English villages, such as prehistoric remains and Roman relics, churches, monasteries, the village inn, village folklore and superstitions and many more. Originally published in 1901.
A Eurocentric Perspective
Author: Neville Brown
History and Climate Change is a balanced and comprehensive overview of the links between climate and man's advance from early to modern times. It draws upon demographic, economic, urban, religious and military perspectives. It is a synthesis of the many historical and scientific theories, which have arisen regarding man's progress through the ages. Central to the book is the question of whether climate variation is a fundamental trigger mechanism from which other historical sequences develop, or one amongst a number of other factors, decisive only when a regime/society is poised for change. Evidence for prolonged climate change is not that extensive. But it is clear that climatic variation has regularly played a part in historical development. Paricular attention is here paid to Europe since AD 211. Cold and warmth, wetness and aridity can create contrary reactions within societies, which can be interpreted in vary different ways by scholars from differenct disciplines. Does climate change exacerbate famine and epidemics? Did climate fluctuation play a part in pivotal historical events such as the mass exodus of Hsuing-nu from China, the pressure of the Huns on the Romans and the genesis of the Crusades? Did the bitter Finnish winter of 1939-40 ensure the ultimate defeat of Hitler? These episodes, and many others are discussed throughout the book in the authors distinctive style, with maps and photographs to illustrate the examples given.
An Autobiography (Classic Reprint)
Author: W. C. Handy
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Excerpt from Father of the Blues: An Autobiography Though it turns out that I had no choice in the matter, I regarded myself as a discoverer in those days. Accordingly, when twenty-seven years later I found myself sitting by the composer at the Library of Congress, as he signed the copy right renewal application that brought his wandering tune home to his hands, I felt that I, too, had been somewhere and got back. 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.
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
A book of religious and political philosophy.
Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change
Author: William Labov,Sharon Ash,Charles Boberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America. It has been developed by Bill Labov, one of the leading sociolinguists of the world, together with his colleagues Sharon Ash and Charles Boberg. The Atlas consists of a printed volume accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM. The print and multimedia content is also available online. Combined Edition: Book and Multimedia CD-ROM The book contains 23 chapters that re-define the geographic boundaries of North American dialects and trace the influence of gender, age, education, and city size on the progress of sound change; findings that show a dramatic and increasing divergence of English in North America; 139 four color maps that illustrate the regional distribution of phonological and phonetic variables across the North American continent; 120 four color vowel charts of individual speakers. The multimedia CD-ROM supplements the articles and maps by providing a data base with measurements of more than 100,000 vowels and mean values for 439 speakers; the Plotnik program for mapping each of the individual vowel systems; extended sound samples of all North American dialects; multimedia applications to enhance classroom presentations. Online Version: Book and CD-ROM content plus additional data The online version comprises the contents of the book and the multimedia CD-ROM along with additional data. It presents a wider selection of data, maps, and audio samples that will be recurrently updated; proffers simultaneous access to the information contained in the book and on the multimedia CD-ROM to all users in the university/library network; provides students with easy access to research material for classroom assignments. For more information, please contact Mouton de Gruyter: [email protected]
System Requirements for CD-ROM and Online Version Windows PC: Pentium PC, Windows 9x, NT, or XP, at least 16MB RAM, CD-ROM Drive, 16 Bit Soundcard, SVGA (600 x 800 resolution) Apple MAC: OS 6 or higher, 16 Bit Soundcard, at least 16MB RAM Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer, 5.5 or 6 (Mac OS: Internet Explorer 5.1)/Netscape 7.x or higher/Mozilla 1.0 or higher/Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or higher PlugIns: Macromedia Flash Player 6/Acrobat Reader
A Nomadic Utopia
Author: Michael I. Niman
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Category: Political Science
A fictional re-creation of a day in the life of a Rainbow character named Sunflower begins the book, illustrating events that might typically occur at an annual North American Rainbow Gathering. Using interviews with Rainbows, content analysis of media reports, participant observation, and scrutiny of government documents relating to the group, Niman presents a complex picture of the Family and its relationship to mainstream culture - called "Babylon" by the Rainbows. Niman also looks at internal contradictions within the Family and examines members' problematic relationship with Native Americans, whose culture and spiritual beliefs they have appropriated.
Author: Amy Greene
Refusing to evacuate their East Tennessee hometown that is being flooded by a newly constructed dam, Annie Clyde Dodson battles with her husband, who wishes to start over elsewhere, only to begin a frantic search when their toddler goes missing.
Author: Cameron Judd
Publisher: Open Road Media
The first in a trilogy set in the untamed colonial American wilderness, from “a keen observer of the human heart as well as a fine action writer” (Publishers Weekly). Joshua Colter was born of the wild frontier. As a young boy living with his family on the edges of civilization during the French and Indian War, he witnessed firsthand the bloodshed and brutality men were capable of—from the deception and depredations of whites like his own vile father to the merciless vengeance of the native tribes. Forced by cruel fate to set out on his own, he was adopted by an honorable hunter who taught him to fight and survive while remaining true to his own heart. But as much as the solitary Joshua loves living rough and free in the forests and mountains, the troubles of the civilized world are encroaching, as the once-pristine wilderness is being carved up between the all-powerful British crown, settlers searching for a land to call their own, and the native Indians who desperately defy them both to protect their ancestral home. Now, in a burgeoning land of hope and hardship, Joshua will have to decide what he is willing to fight and die for as the birth of a new nation breaks on the horizon.
A Guide to the Shakers, Moravians, and Others
Author: Gerald Lee Gutek,Patricia Gutek
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Category: Political Science
This is a guidebook to 20 of America's 19th-centiry utopian communities, from the buildings and furnishings of Hancock Shaker Village to the gardens at Old Salem which reflect the country's long-standing fascination with idyllic societies isolated the rest of humanity.
Author: Charles Belfoure,Mary Ellen Hayward
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose brick facades march up and down the gentle hills of the city. Why did the rowhouse thrive in Baltimore? How did it escape destruction here, unlike in many other historic American cities? What were the forces that led to the citywide renovation of Baltimore's rowhouses? The Baltimore Rowhouse tells the fascinating 200-year story of this building type. It chronicles the evolution of the rowhouse from its origins as speculative housing for immigrants, through its reclamation and renovation by young urban pioneers thanks to local government sponsorship, to its current occupation by a new cadre of wealthy professionals.
A Ballad Novella
Author: Sharyn McCrumb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls. On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home. In a story of spirits, memories, and angels unaware, Sharyn McCrumb revisits her most loved characters who know there is more to this world than the eye can see, especially at Christmastime.
Author: Thomas Hughes
Publisher: READ BOOKS
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Mark Twain,John S. Tuckey
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Thirty-six previously unpublished papers accompanied by textual appartus.
The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad, 1828-1853
Author: James D. Dilts
Publisher: Stanford University Press
This masterful, richly illustrated account of the planning and building of the most important and influential early American railroad contributes not only to the railway history but to the history of the development of the United States in the 19th century. 80 illustrations.
Author: Lauren Weisberger
A small-town girl fresh out of an Ivy League college lands a job at a prestigious fashion magazine, but wonders if the glamorous perks are worth working for the editor from hell.