Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast, 1632–2004

Author: Donald G. Shomette

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: History

Page: 460

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A maritime history of the Delmarva Peninsula's Atlantic coast describes twenty-five disasters that have occurred in the area between the seventeenth century and the present day, recounting the 1750 loss of a Spanish treasure fleet, the Revolutionary War blockade of the Delaware, the 1933 hurricane, Confederate raids during the Civil War, and the Nazi U-boat offensive during World War II.

Delmarva's Patty Cannon

The Devil on the Nanticoke

Author: Michael Morgan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: True Crime

Page: 128

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“Details the brazen robberies, shameless kidnappings and heartless murders committed by Delmarva’s legendary criminal.”—Cape Gazette Truth lies behind the grim legend of Patty Cannon. In the early nineteenth century, Patty and her gang terrorized the Delmarva Peninsula, kidnapping free African American men, women and children. Using surprise and treachery, Cannon even employed a free African American accomplice to lure her unsuspecting prey. Captives who survived confinement in Patty’s cells were sold south. The position of the Cannon home on the shadowy border between Delaware and Maryland allowed her to dodge the law until a local farmer unearthed the remains of her victims in 1829. Patty mysteriously died in jail awaiting trial. Author Michael Morgan investigates the chilling history of one of the nation’s first serial killers.

Natural History of Delmarva Dragonflies and Damselflies

Author: Harold B. White, III

Publisher: University of Delaware


Category: Nature

Page: 284

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This book provides the first comprehensive coverage of the dragonflies and damselflies of the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes color photographs of all 129 species known to occur in the region. Each species serves as a prompt for a short essay. The collection offers an eclectic introduction to the world of dragonflies and the people who study them. There is something here for everyone from the casual reader to the expert.

Habitat, Population Dynamics, and Metal Levels in Colonial Waterbirds

A Food Chain Approach

Author: Joanna Burger

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Nature

Page: 594

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This book is a result of the authors' more than 40 years of study on the behavior, populations, and heavy metals in the colonial waterbirds nesting in Barnegat Bay and the nearby estuaries and bays in the Northeastern United States. From Boston Harbor to the Chesapeake, based on longitudinal studies of colonial waterbirds, it provides a clear pictu

Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation

Author: Brice Obermeyer

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Delaware Tribe in a Cherokee Nation is an ethnographic study of the Delaware Tribe and its struggle for federal recognition and political separation from the larger Cherokee Nation. Brice Obermeyer details the Delawares' struggle for self-determination, revealing important insights into the process and politics of federal recognition. This perceptive ethnography of a tribe trying to assert its right to sovereignty and its independence from a larger and more powerful tribe complicates accepted notions of how the federal recognition process works and the effects it has on tribal members and trib.