The Fighting Fifteenth Alabama Infantry: A Civil War History by James P. Faust

By James P. Faust

before everything of the Civil warfare, volunteers from six counties in southeastern Alabama shaped the fifteenth Alabama Infantry Regiment. As a part of Robert E. Lee’s military of Northern Virginia—and in brief serving with Braxton Bragg’s military of Tennessee—the fifteenth Alabama used to be one of many Confederacy’s such a lot lively regiments and fought in lots of of the war’s key battles.
in accordance with firsthand money owed, this quantity chronicles the regiment’s studies from its association in July 1861 via its quit at Appomattox. specified firsthand bills are given of the 15th’s motion at Shenandoah, Gettysburg, Chickamauga and Spotsylvania, besides intimate descriptions of camp lifestyles. provider documents of every member are supplied, together with enlistment, place of birth, conflict wounds and, the place acceptable, reason for death.

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East Texas Lumber Workers: An Economic and Social Picture, by Ruth A. Allen

By Ruth A. Allen

In 1950 1000000 Texans—more than a 10th of the total inhabitants of the state—lived in a quarter the place one family members in each earned below $2,000 a yr. Composing that quarter are the thirty-two counties of northeastern Texas within which the lumber is targeted. In 11 of those counties, 70 percentage of kin earning have been below $2,000.

Until 1930 the Texas lumber supplied employment for extra employees than the other production within the country. even though displaced in that 12 months via oil refining, it nonetheless ranks close to the head within the variety of employees it hires. the purpose of this research is to teach how those humans whose monetary lifestyles has been ruled through a unmarried have fared for 80 years compared to their fellow Texans and with lumber employees within the Pacific Northwest and the Lakes states.

Texas lumber employees have consistently been in lots of methods a unusual humans, conditioned by means of their historic roots, by way of isolation from the mainstream of nationwide existence, and via the deeply rural nature in their setting. a regular crew portrait may exhibit of every 3 people to be grownup white men. one in all 3 will be African American. it's going to now not express any ladies. right here and there a face may undergo the marks of alien start. many of the figures, despite the fact that, will be natives not just of the United States yet of East Texas.

In family members historical past, in paintings adventure, and in social and monetary surroundings those humans were uniquely homogeneous. within the early Nineteen Fifties the Congressional Committee at the financial record of the President specified the world as one in every of “deep poverty” and pinpointed it as one that had failed particularly to arrive the extent of residing accomplished by means of the country and the state. Its monetary prestige has been below that of the other workforce in Texas other than family servants, and its schooling point has been good less than that of the kingdom and state and more and more under the extent of reputation in any jobs except these requiring at the very least education and competence. The instant previous has proven not just no development yet a favorable deterioration.

Drawing upon own research and country and federal reviews, the writer has placed the modern state of affairs in a old atmosphere. Her delineation is especially when it comes to figures that weave a social cloth from which certain styles emerge—insecure wages, illiteracy and inefficient creation, unsuccessful makes an attempt to accomplish potent association. even though the publication is directed essentially towards those that should still think main issue at its revelations, it additionally indicates a wealth of untapped resources for the ethnographer and the folklorist.

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Views and Reviews in American Literature, History and by Simms,William Gilmore

By Simms,William Gilmore

not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this results in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photographs comparable to pics, maps, sketches and so on we've endeavoured to maintain the standard of those pictures, so that they signify properly the unique artefact. even supposing sometimes there's definite imperfections with those previous texts, we consider they should be made on hand for destiny generations to enjoy.

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Rhode Island's Haunted Ramtail Factory (Haunted America) by Thomas D'Agostino,Arlene Nicholson

By Thomas D'Agostino,Arlene Nicholson

On might 19, 1822, Peleg Walker used to be stumbled on useless inside of Foster's Ramtail manufacturing facility. virtually ten years past, he and 4 different kin had made the fateful selection to begin a company. Legend has it that once family soured over arguments approximately cash, the partnership ended, with Peleg placing from the very bell rope he rang each one morning to sign the swap in shift. no matter if he took his personal existence or used to be murdered continues to be a secret. well-known as a haunted web site given that 1885, the manufacturing facility now lies in ruins. but Peleg nonetheless retains vigil over its is still, sounding his evening watchman's bell and drifting together with his candle lantern in hand. Authors Tom D'Agostino and Arlene Nicholson percentage over twenty years of analysis into the mysterious historical past of Rhode Island's haunted factory.

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Haunted York County: Mystery and Lore from Maine's Oldest by Roxie J. Zwicker

By Roxie J. Zwicker

stressed spirits in doubtless tranquil summer time cottages, specters anticipating phantom ships from a sea captain's mansion those are one of the ghostly citizens of 1 of latest England's oldest counties. The harshly appealing beach of York County has a protracted heritage of typhoon, revolution and violence that turns out to entice deceased citizens from the ether. From the otherworldly mariners within the Boon Island Lighthouse to the terrifying cells of previous Gaol, America's oldest criminal, an abundance of mysteries displays the region's turbulent previous. subscribe to Roxie J. Zwicker, haunted heritage writer and proprietor of latest England Curiosities excursions, as she delves into the chilling secrets and techniques and ghostly lore of York County.

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Oregon and Washington Volunteers by George Law Curry

By George Law Curry

Oregon and Washington Volunteers
George legislation Curry, usa political determine and newspaper writer (1820-1878)

This publication provides «Oregon and Washington Volunteers», from George legislation Curry. A dynamic desk of contents allows to leap on to the bankruptcy selected.

Table of Contents
- approximately This Book
- Governor Curry's Message To The President Of The Council
- Quartermaster normal C. S. Drew's Despatch To Governor Davis, Dated July 7, 1854
- Governor Davis' Orders To Quartermaster basic C. S. Drew, Dated July 17, 1854
- Governor Davis' Orders To Colonel John E. Ross, Dated July 17, 1854
- Colonel J. E. Ross' demand One corporation Of fastened Volunteers, Dated August five, 1854
- Colonel J. E. Ross' Orders To Captain Jesse Walker, Dated August eight, 1854
- Governor Curry's Letter To basic Lane, Dated September 18,1854
- Governor Curry's Letter To common Lane, Dated September 20,1854
- Governor Curry's Letter To The President Of the us, Dated September 25, 1854
- Captain Jesse Walker's report back to Colonel J. E. Ross, Dated November 6, 1854
- Colonel J. E. Ross' report back to Governor Curry, Dated November 10, 1854
- Quartermaster common C. S. Drew's report back to Governor Curry, Dated December 30, 1854
- Joint answer Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon
- Joint answer Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon
- Memorial Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon
- Memorial Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon, Relative To The Oregon Indian battle Of 1855-'56, handed January 31, 1856
- Memorial Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon
- Memorial Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon
- overdue Quartermaster common C. S. Drew's Letter To Governor Curry
- Deposition Of The critical retailers And investors Of Jacksonville, Oregon Territory
- validated assertion Of D. R. Calhoon, Relative To the need Of The provider Rendered
- demonstrated assertion Of E. W. Conner at the related topic subsequent Above mentioned, Dated November 18, 1857
- proven assertion Of W. T. Kershaw
- Letter Of E. Steele, Esq., Relative To the final Disposition Of The Indians Of Northern California And Southern Oregon
- Letter Of Hon. A. M. Rosborough, Relative To Indian Affairs inside of His employer In 1854, Dated November 23, 1857
- Letter Of Joel Palmer, past due Superintendent Of Indian Affairs For Oregon
- Joint solution Of The Legislative meeting Of Oregon

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Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache by Chip Colwell

By Chip Colwell

On April 30, 1871, an not likely workforce of Anglo-Americans, Mexican americans, and Tohono O’odham Indians massacred greater than 100 Apache males, girls, and youngsters who had surrendered to the U.S. military at Camp provide, close to Tucson, Arizona. Thirty or extra Apache childrens have been stolen and both saved in Tucson houses or bought into slavery in Mexico. deliberate and perpetrated through the most trendy males in Arizona’s territorial period, this prepared slaughter has turn into one of those “phantom background” lurking underneath the Southwest’s reputable historical past, surprisingly current and absent on the similar time.

Seeking to discover the mislaid prior, this robust booklet starts by means of hearing these voices within the ancient checklist that experience lengthy been silenced and omitted. Massacre at Camp Grant models a multivocal narrative, interweaving the documentary list, Apache narratives, old texts, and ethnographic examine to supply new insights into the atrocity. hence drawing from a number resources, it demonstrates the ways that painful histories proceed to continue to exist within the collective thoughts of the groups during which they occurred.

Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh starts off with the idea that each account of the prior is suffused with cultural, historic, and political features. by means of being attentive to all of those facets of a contested occasion, he offers a nuanced interpretation of the cultural forces in the back of the bloodbath, illuminates how heritage turns into an software of politics, and contemplates why we needs to examine occasions we would like to forget.

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The Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, by Jessica Yirush Stern

By Jessica Yirush Stern

In The Lives in Objects, Jessica Yirush Stern provides a completely researched and interesting examine of the deerskin exchange within the colonial Southeast, both responsive to British American and Southeastern Indian cultures of creation, distribution, and intake. Stern upends the long-standing statement that local americans have been exclusively present givers and the British have been glossy advertisement capitalists. This conventional interpretation casts local american citizens as sufferers drawn into and made depending on a transatlantic market. Stern complicates that photo via exhibiting how either the Southeastern Indian and British American actors combined present giving and commodity alternate within the deerskin alternate, such that Southeastern Indians retained a lot larger organisation as manufacturers and shoppers than the traditional narrative permits. by way of monitoring the debates approximately Indian alternate rules, Stern additionally unearths that the British have been usually now not keen to embody smooth loose industry values. whereas she sheds new gentle on broader matters in local and colonial historical past, Stern additionally demonstrates that options of work, trade, and fabric tradition have been inextricably intertwined to offer a clean standpoint on exchange within the colonial Southeast.

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Curiosities of the Finger Lakes: Hidden Ancient Ruins, by Melanie Zimmer

By Melanie Zimmer

The Finger Lakes quarter is understood for its good looks, yet glance rigorously and you'll realize a few of New York's different abundant--and unusual--treasures. The cliffs of Excelsior Glen are scattered with old Indian pictographs, and Bluff element conceals the ruins of an unknown civilization. The wine has its personal unusual tales; realize why one wine manufacturer was once banned from utilizing his personal identify. one of the oddities of the Finger Lakes zone are the world's greatest pancake, a slice of Susan B. Anthony's seventy-eighth birthday cake and the anecdote of the boy who unintentionally stuck an eight-pound trout along with his nostril. sign up for writer Melanie Zimmer and discover those and different curiosities and weird stories of the Finger Lakes.

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