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American Treasures

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On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place. American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire - from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII - crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy.

American Treasures

American Treasures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: PHILLIP LESTER
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610651073
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American Treasures by PHILLIP LESTER Summary

These solo fingerstyle guitar arrangements cover a wide spectrum of American music. They include early hymns of the pilgrims, American Revolutionary war tunes, British folk ballads that later became colonial pop songs, sea chanteys, spirituals, Civil War tunes, pioneer frontier ballads, military hymns, and songs of patriotism. They were selected for their heartfelt melodies and their adaptability for solo instrumental guitar. While these arrangements seek to tap the rich polyphonic nature of the guitar, players of all levels will enjoy them and be richly rewarded with the music that is unleashed here. This collection offers an extensively researched musical snapshot of early America and a reminder of the amazing heritage of this great country. Written in standard notation and tablature.Read more about the recording included with this book at www.guitarartistry.com.

Great American Treasure Hunting Stories

Great American Treasure Hunting Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lamar Underwood
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Two of mankind’s most persistent quests—“get rich quick” and “something for nothing”—provide the power driving these tales of treasure-seekers in action. Renowned storytellers like Louis L’Amour and Jack London join real-life adventurers risking their lives for riches they think are worth the dangers. Buried treasure, creeks glittering with gold nuggets, sunken galleons filled with Spanish doubloons—the mother lodes are as varied as the men pursuing them. Some of the seekers will be rewarded; others face tragedy in remote places, lost among the jungles, mountains, and oceans. In both fiction and non-fiction, these stories make treasure hunting a real-life experience, in gripping prose that makes the reader of these stories part of the hunt itself.

Lost Treasures of American History

Lost Treasures of American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. C. Jameson
Editor: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589796322
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Lost Treasures of American History by W. C. Jameson Summary

With his storyteller's gift, Jameson relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and the roaring 1920s. As a professional treasure hunter, he has followed the trails of many of the lost mines and buried treasures he describes. Sample treasures include Sir Francis Drake Treasure, Benedict Arnold Treasure, Lafayette's Sunken Riches, Maryland's Lost Silver Mine, The Wandering Confederate Treasury, Lost Treasure of the Gray Ghost, Oklahoma Outlaw Cache, and Lost Spanish Gold in the Sandia Mountains.

Lost Treasures of American History

Lost Treasures of American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. C. Jameson
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Lost Treasures of American History by W. C. Jameson Summary

With his storyteller's gift, Jameson relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and the roaring 1920s. As a professional treasure hunter, he has followed the trails of many of the lost mines and buried treasures he describes. Sample treasures include Sir Francis Drake Treasure, Benedict Arnold Treasure, Lafayette's Sunken Riches, Maryland's Lost Silver Mine, The Wandering Confederate Treasury, Lost Treasure of the Gray Ghost, Oklahoma Outlaw Cache, and Lost Spanish Gold in the Sandia Mountains.

The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History

The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis A. Trinkle
Editor: Routledge
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The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History by Dennis A. Trinkle Summary

This brand new addition to the acclaimed "History Highway" series is essential for anyone conducting historical research on North, Central, or South America. Complete with a CD with live links to sites, it directs users to the best and broadest, most current information on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American history available on the Internet. "The American History Highway": provides detailed, easy-to-use information on more than 1,700 websites; covers all periods of U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History; features new coverage of Hispanic American and Asian American History; includes chapters on environmental history, immigration history, and document collections; all site information is current and up-to-date; includes a CD of the entire contents with live links to sites - just install the disc, go online, and link directly to the sites; and, also provides a practical introduction to web-based research for students and history buffs of all ages.

American Urban Politics in a Global Age

American Urban Politics in a Global Age Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Kantor,Dennis R Judd
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317350359
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American Urban Politics in a Global Age by Paul Kantor,Dennis R Judd Summary

Bringing together a selection of readings that represent some of the most important trends and topics in urban scholarship today, American Urban Politics provides historical context and contemporary commentaries on the economy, politics, culture and identity of American cities. This seventh edition examines the ability of highly autonomous local governments to grapple with the serious challenges of recent years, challenges such as the stresses of the lingering economic crisis, and a series of recent natural disasters. Features: Each chapter is introduced by an editor's essay that places the readings into context and highlights their central ideas and findings. Division into three historical periods emphasizes both the changes and continuities in American urban politics over time. The reader is the perfect complement for Judd & Swanstrom's City Politics: The Political Economy of Urban American, 7/e, also available in a new edition (ISBN 0-205-03246-X)

The Drama of American History Series

The Drama of American History Series Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
ISBN: 1538426749
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The Drama of American History Series by James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier Summary

History is dramatic-and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. The volumes in this collection explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, attitudes, and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. This collection features six books in the Drama of American History series, covering American history from prehistoric Native American life and culture through the Federalist era of the late eighteenth century: Pilgrims and Puritans: 1620-1676 The French and Indian War: 1660-1763 The Paradox of Jamestown: 1585-1700 Clash of Cultures: Prehistory-1638 The American Revolution: 1763-1783 Building a New Nation: The Federalist Era, 1789-1801

Interfaith Marriage in America

Interfaith Marriage in America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. Seamon
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137014857
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Interfaith Marriage in America by E. Seamon Summary

Seamon explores the historical, theological, and societal dynamics of religious intermarriage as a way to introduce scholars to the myriad of factors that have contributed and will continue to contribute to the complete transformation of religion and Christianity in the twenty-first century.

Black American History For Dummies

Black American History For Dummies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronda Racha Penrice
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119780861
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Black American History For Dummies by Ronda Racha Penrice Summary

Go deeper than the Black History you may think you know! Black American History For Dummies reveals the terrors and struggles and celebrates the triumphs of Black Americans. This handy book goes way beyond what you may have studied in school, digging into the complexities and the intrigues that make up Black America. From slavery and the Civil Rights movement to Black Wall Street, Juneteenth, redlining, and Black Lives Matter, this book offers an accessible resource for understanding the facts and events critical to Black history in America. The history of Black Americans is the history of Americans; Americans dance to Black music, read Black literature, watch Black movies, and whether they know it or not reap the benefits of the vibrant political, athletic, and sociological contributions of Black Americans. With this book, you can dive into history, culture, and beyond. See how far there’s yet to go in the approach to studying Black American culture and ending racism. Get the authoritative story on the growth and evolution of Black America from slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights era through to today Discover the Black artists, musicians, athletes, and leaders who have made the United States what it is Develop a fuller understanding of concerns about police brutality and other front-and-center race issues Find out how every aspect of American life connects to Black history Black American History For Dummies is for anyone who needs to learn or re-learn the true history about Black Americans.

Voices of Civil War America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Civil War America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr.,Ray B. Browne
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313377413
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Voices of Civil War America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life by Lawrence A. Kreiser Jr.,Ray B. Browne Summary

Letting ordinary people speak for themselves, this book uses primary documents to highlight daily life among Americans—Union and Confederate, black and white, soldier and civilian—during the Civil War and Reconstruction. • Original materials from a wide range of sources, including letters, diaries, newspaper editorials, journal articles, and book chapters • Detailed background for each of the 48 featured documents, placing the experiences and opinions of the authors into historical context

An American Quilt

An American Quilt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel May
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 168177478X
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Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era—all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While studying objects in a textile collection, May opened a veritable treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830sera fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers with the dates 1798, 1808, and 1813, the words “shuger,” “rum,” “casks,” and “West Indies,” repeated over and over, along with “friendship,” “kindness,” “government,” and “incident.” The quilt top sent her on a journey to piece together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane, and Juba—the enslaved women behind the quilt—and their owner, Susan Crouch. May brilliantly stitches together the often-silenced legacy of slavery by revealing the lives of these urban enslaved women and their world. Beautifully written and richly imagined, An American Quilt is a luminous historical examination and an appreciation of a craft that provides such a tactile connection to the past.

Hispanic-American Guitar

Hispanic-American Guitar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DOUG BACK
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 161065613X
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Hispanic-American Guitar by DOUG BACK Summary

The guitar's entrance into American culture began in the early 1800s, introduced primarily by visiting and immigrant Spanish guitarists. Many of these newly arrived Spaniards exerted great influence on the guitar's development in 19th century America. the works in this book contain the compositions and arrangements of eight noted 19th century Hispanic American guitarist/composers with an emphasis on their works that reflect Latin themes or rhythms. Rounding out this anthology are dance forms such as the Habanera, Jota, Cachucha, Sevillaño, Spanish Mazurka, and other Spanish dance related works along with extended concert pieces such as Theme and Variations, Serenades, Polonaises and a delightful arrangement of the Celebrated Spanish Retreat, a programmatic work with an unusual "C" tuning and novel harmonic effects crafted to imitate the bugles, horns and drums as heard on the battlefield. the book features twenty-one solos and two duets which range in difficulty from easy to advanced. an extensive and well researched text along with photos and a companion recording by acclaimed guitarist/scholar Douglas Back help to make this a landmark book.

Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing

Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gina Wisker
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0333985249
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Post-Colonial and African American Women's Writing by Gina Wisker Summary

This work offers a gender and culture inflected critical introduction to well established women writers: Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Suniti Namjoshi, Bessie Head, and others from the USA, India, Africa, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. It also introduces emergent writers from South East Asia, Cyprus and Oceania. Engaging with and clarifying contested critical areas of feminism and the postcolonial; exploring historical background and cultural context, economic, political, and psychoanalytic influences on gendered experience; it provides a cohesive discussion of key issues such as cultural and gendered identity, motherhood, mothertongue, language, relationships, women's economic constraints and sexual politics.

Nineteenth-Century Nation Building and the Latin American Intellectual Tradition

Nineteenth-Century Nation Building and the Latin American Intellectual Tradition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet Burke,Ted Humphrey
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603843183
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Nineteenth-Century Nation Building and the Latin American Intellectual Tradition by Janet Burke,Ted Humphrey Summary

This volume provides readings from the works of eighteen Latin American thinkers of the nineteenth century who were engaged in articulating and examining the problems that Spanish and Portuguese America faced in the one hundred years after securing independence. The selections represent all major regions of Latin America. Although these regions differ significantly with regard to indigenous background, geography, climate, and available resources, their people confronted the common problems that surround the intractable challenges of statecraft and nation building: issues of race, international relations, economics, education, and self-understanding. Burke and Humphrey provide fresh, accessible translations of key works, a majority of which appear for the first time in English; a General Introduction that sets the works in historical and intellectual context; detailed headnotes for each selection; a Guide to Themes; and bibliographic references.

The Social History of the American Family

The Social History of the American Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marilyn J. Coleman,Lawrence H. Ganong
Editor: SAGE Publications
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The Social History of the American Family by Marilyn J. Coleman,Lawrence H. Ganong Summary

The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.

Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West

Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven L. Danver
Editor: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506354912
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Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West by Steven L. Danver Summary

The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.

France and the American Tropics to 1700

France and the American Tropics to 1700 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip P. Boucher
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
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France and the American Tropics to 1700 by Philip P. Boucher Summary

“An important addition to the literature on Caribbean history and colonial societies in the 17th century.” —Choice Traditionally, the story of the Greater Caribbean has been dominated by the narrative of Iberian hegemony, British colonization, the plantation regime, and the Haitian Revolution of the eighteenth century. Relatively little is known about the society and culture of this region—and particularly France’s role in them—in the two centuries prior to the rise of the plantation complex of the eighteenth century. Here, historian Philip P. Boucher offers the first comprehensive account of colonization and French society in the Caribbean. Boucher’s analysis contrasts the structure and character of the French colonies with that of other colonial empires. Describing the geography, topography, climate, and flora and fauna of the region, Boucher recreates the tropical environment in which colonists and indigenous peoples interacted. He then examines the lives and activities of the region’s inhabitants—the indigenous Island Caribs, landowning settlers, indentured servants, African slaves, and people of mixed blood, the gens de couleur. He argues that the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were not merely a prelude to the classic plantation regime model. Rather, they were an era presenting a variety of possible outcomes. This original narrative demonstrates that the transition to sugar and the plantation complex was more gradual in the French properties than generally depicted—and that it was not inevitable.

American Blues, Jazz & Soul Food, 2Nd Edition

American Blues, Jazz & Soul Food, 2Nd Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ron Rudison
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504975235
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American Blues, Jazz & Soul Food, 2Nd Edition by Ron Rudison Summary

AUTHOR REVEALS A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN COMFORT FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL A survey of diverse soul food, blues and jazz establishments throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States A book like no other, American Blues, Jazz and Soul Food, by Ron Rudison, features diverse soul food, blues and jazz establishments throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern United States. It surveys the music and the food across a landscape that is virtually a century-wide timeline. His thorough research, spanning 20 years, provides an intimate glimpse of the history, products, services and strategies that have resulted in success and widespread acclaim for the venues that have been highlighted. The best soul food restaurants have always been anchors of their respective communities, and for this reason, the establishments in this book have been selected as much for their cultural ambiance as for the quality of their food and the selection on their menus.-Ron Rudison Celebrating three art forms that are embroidered within our culture, American Blues, Jazz and Soul Food also honors the entrepreneurs that have nourished these art forms. Owing to their vision, dedication and expertise, they continue to provide wonderful platforms from which scintillating blues and jazz performances and mouthwatering soul food are presented to the public. In a creative departure from other books of this genre, the authors Hall of Memories recalls hidden treasures, outstanding soul food restaurants and blues or jazz venues .. receded from memory, recalled only by old timers and cultural historians. Harlem's Cotton Club, the Howard Theatre in Washington D.C., the Royal Peacock Club in Atlanta and the Dreamland Ballroom of Little Rock where you could hear and see legendary artists such as Bobby "Blue" Bland, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Albert King, and many, many more.

Buried Treasures of the American Southwest

Buried Treasures of the American Southwest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. C. Jameson
Editor: august house
ISBN: 9780874830828
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Buried Treasures of the American Southwest by W. C. Jameson Summary

Collects legends and lore of buried treasure in the American Southwest, with maps showing locations