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Download E-books Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) PDF

By Norman D. Brown

"This entire quantity might be thought of the definitive research of Texas politics throughout the twenties. because the name indicates, the 3 major concerns within the Lone megastar nation in the course of that decade have been prohibition, the Klan, and girls; or extra appropriately, a girl, in politics. All have been intertwined in a swirl of frenetic task which leaves the observer breathless from his attempt to unsort and comprehend it.
Professor Brown has performed a huge and masterful task of study in his try to clarify those advanced interrelationships. In his exquisitely precise account, he effectively relates the problems not just to one another yet to nationwide occasions and demonstrates thereby the significance which occasions and personalities in Texas bore on the higher photo through the pre-Depression period. His debts of the administrations of Governors Pat Neff, Miriam Ferguson, and Dan Moody are the main designated but written, and so they illustrate good how the private antogonisms and social gathering factionalisms which characterised Texas politics affected the method of presidency. His money owed of the antics of mum and dad Ferguson and Fergusonism are likewise revealing."--Journal of the Southwest

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Download E-books Wild Bill Hickok (Legends of the West) PDF

Wild invoice Hickok is an authoritative and energetic biography of 1 of the main colourful characters within the Wild West. Richard O'Conner tells the tale of the deadliest gunslinger of his time, a two-legged, half-blind taking pictures gallery, a knight chivalric of the plains who encouraged 1000 stories, every one taller than the final and plenty of of them actual.

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Download E-books New York (Bloom's Literary Places (Hardcover)) PDF

By Jesse Zuba

The town that by no means sleeps has performed host to various smooth classics. Arguably the guts of the yank publication company, ny has regularly been a sizzling spot for writers and literati. This publication takes you on a travel of town, interpreting it because it has seemed as a atmosphere in a variety of works of literature. a while 15+.

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Download E-books The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland PDF

By William Barillas

Winner of the Midwestern reports publication Award, The Midwestern Pastoral: position and panorama in Literature of the yank Heartland relates Midwestern pastoral writers to their neighborhood geographies and explains their methods. William Barrillas treats 5 vital Midwestern pastoralists---Willa Cather, Aldo Leopold, Theodore Roethke, James Wright, and Jim Harrison---in separate chapters. He additionally discusses Jane Smiley, writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel 1000 Acres, present U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Paul Gruchow, writer of Grass Roots, and others. The Midwestern pastoral is a literary culture of position and rural adventure that celebrates an attachment to land that's mystical in addition to useful, in accordance with historic and clinical wisdom in addition to own adventure. it really is exemplified in poetry, fiction, and essays that expresses an educated love of nature and neighborhood landscapes of the Midwest.Drawing on fresh reports in cultural geography, environmental heritage, and mythology, in addition to literary feedback, this ebook will attract scholars and severe readers, in addition to students within the turning out to be box of literature and the surroundings. in regards to the writer: William Barillas is assistant professor of English on the college of Wisconsin-La Crosse. he's the writer of many essays on American literature and the editor of the coming near near inside Borderlands: Writings on Latino/a Literature of Chicago and the Midwest.

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Download E-books How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS PDF

From the author of and encouraged through the seminal documentary of a similar name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive heritage of the profitable conflict to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the robust, heroic tales of the homosexual activists who refused to die and not using a fight.

Intimately said, this is often the tale of the lads and girls who, gazing their buddies and fanatics fall, neglected by means of public officers, spiritual leaders, and the kingdom at huge, and faced with disgrace and hatred, selected to struggle for his or her correct to stay. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment motion Group), the increase of an underground drug industry towards the prohibitively pricey (and occasionally poisonous) AZT, and the sluggish circulate towards a lifesaving scientific leap forward. along with his unheard of entry to this neighborhood David France illuminates the lives of outstanding characters, together with the closeted Wall road trader-turned-activist; the highschool dropout who came across function struggling with pharmaceutical giants in big apple; the South African health practitioner who helped determine the 1st formally famous purchasers' membership on the top of the epidemic; and the general public kin government scuffling with to save lots of his personal existence for the sake of his younger daughter. Expansive but richly designated, this is often an insider's account of a pivotal second within the background of yank civil rights.

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Download E-books The Millstone Quarries of Powell County, Kentucky (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies) PDF

By Charles D. Hockensmith

Within the early 19th century, turbines have been ubiquitous, making attainable dozens of integral items--from the bread served at each meal to the forums used to build homes and different constructions. simply because millstones went via quite a bit day-by-day put on and tear, simply specific sorts of rock formations have been compatible for millstone quarries, although they have been frequently tough to find and entry. This e-book presents an archaeological and historic examine of six millstone quarries in Powell County, Kentucky. whereas the best-known conglomerate millstone quarries have been in big apple, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Powell County used to be a huge millstone manufacturer for Kentucky, and the quarries there are well-preserved and documented. It positive aspects dozens of pictures and tables, maps, and 7 appendices.

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Download E-books A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World's First Journalism School PDF

By Steve Weinberg

It may appear not likely midwestern collage situated faraway from nationwide media facilities will be domestic to the world’s first journalism institution, however the college of Missouri holds that contrast. Now celebrating its centennial, the college of Journalism, based through a newsman who lacked a school schooling, is thought of as one of many highest-rated within the world.

Steve Weinberg, an alumnus and investigative reporter who back to coach at Missouri, now covers—and uncovers—the many-faceted background of its institution of Journalism, from the times of Walter Williams throughout the Dean turbines period. A Journalism of Humanity balances the dynamics of the college that set the school’s direction with the exterior forces that formed journalism and society. actual to journalism, it unearths the school’s flaws in addition to its virtues.

Bringing his investigative services to undergo, Weinberg tells the school’s complicated tale via thematic chapters. He attracts on inner records and correspondence to discover the politics of the college from its founding to the present—the struggles over assets in addition to the consistent conflict to stability scholarly pursuits with specialist challenge. during his chronicle, he depicts an establishment sooner than its time in expert schooling yet usually lagging in facing social concerns comparable to race and gender.

Weinberg’s account embraces school and employees individuals, scholars and alumni, supporters and detractors, because it covers all specialist sequences taught on the university. It captures the freewheeling debate that has been an indicator of the college and contains the views of girls, blacks, and gays, who all too frequently have been marginalized. It additionally contains a wealth of insider aspect, from a regular day on the college in the course of the Williams period to stories of the “Missouri Mafia.”

Key avid gamers, major courses, criminal and moral battles—all are coated in a candid background that makes eye-catching analyzing for these linked to the college or for somebody attracted to the improvement of journalism schooling. A Journalism of Humanity is a narrative as enormous as its topic that appears again on a trailblazing century and ahead towards a continual commitment to journalistic excellence.

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Download E-books Philadelphia (Colonial Settlements in America) PDF

By Shane Mountjoy

Utilizing a debt owed by means of King Charles II, William Penn traded away a fortune so that it will gather an American colony. inside his colony, Penn planted a good urban - Philadelphia. This paintings good points images, sidebars, and a chronology that make clear the city's dynamic heritage.

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