Hildegard Hoeller's From Gift to Commodity (Becoming Modern: New PDF

By Hildegard Hoeller

during this wealthy interdisciplinary learn, Hildegard Hoeller argues that nineteenth-century American tradition was once pushed by means of and deeply excited about the stress among present and industry trade. Rooting her research within the period's fiction, she indicates how American novelists from Hannah Foster to Frank Norris grappled with the position of the reward in response to belief, social bonds, and religion in an more and more capitalist tradition in keeping with self-interest, marketplace transactions, and monetary cause. putting the idea of sacrifice on the middle of her dialogue, Hoeller faucets into the poignant discourse of modes of trade, revealing valuable tensions of yankee fiction and culture.

--This textual content refers back to the Paperback edition.

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Download PDF by Robert Jones: The Top 10 Gunslingers and Lawmen of the Old West

By Robert Jones

the writer has written numerous books approximately ghost cities within the Southwest – dying Valley, the Mojave, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. these books have a great deal been approximately locations. This ebook, excited by gunslingers and lawmen, is especially a lot approximately humans - this kind of people who populated some of the Western cities within the post-Civil warfare “Old West”.

The gunslinger type is concentrated on humans recognized for dealing with a gun, who weren't (primarily) in legislation enforcement. this is able to contain scouts, outlaws, objective shooters, and “quick draw artists”. one of the names within the "Top 10": Annie Oakley, Butch Cassidy, John Wesley Hardin, document Holliday, Billy the child and Jesse James.

The lawman classification contains “gunmen” sheriffs, referred to as a lot for his or her capturing and speedy draw skill as for his or her legislations enforcement talents, and likewise a number of expert legislation enforcement team of workers who made their careers as sheriffs or marshals, and began to advance what later could develop into general strategies for cops within the twentieth century. one of the "Top 10" within the lawman class: Wyatt Earp, Wild invoice Hickok, Pat Garrett, Allan Pinkerton and Seth Bullock.

This variation includes forty photographs, with 14 of them in color.

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Download e-book for iPad: Long Strange Journey: An Intelligence Memoir by Patrick Eddington

By Patrick Eddington

January 2011 marks the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of Operation wilderness hurricane, in addition to 20 years of constant American army involvement within the Persian Gulf quarter. a couple of questions about that first Gulf warfare and its outcomes have by no means been responded. Why used to be President George H.W. Bush so shocked that Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait? Did America’s intelligence group fail to warn him of the danger, or did he forget about their predictions of an invasion? Why did the CIA and the Pentagon deny so vehemently for therefore lengthy that in poor health desolate tract typhoon veterans have been uncovered to Iraq’s chemical brokers? Patrick G. Eddington tackles those and different questions in lengthy unusual trip: An Intelligence Memoir, which information his occupation as an army analyst on the principal Intelligence supplier from 1988 to 1996.

Long unusual trip is a first-person account of the high-tech, space-based part of the intelligence company. even though President Carter first published the lifestyles of our imagery secret agent satellites approximately 30 years in the past, no analyst who has used these platforms has written a ebook at the subject and bought it earlier CIA censors beforehand.

Eddington’s tenure on the CIA spanned the transition from the chilly warfare to the hot period of yankee interventionism within the Persian Gulf and the Balkans. The booklet attracts upon not just his direct adventure reporting on those occasions for senior executive coverage makers, but in addition upon hundreds of thousands of pages of formerly categorised files secured via litigation he pursued over the last decade.

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Helene Balslev Clausen,Niels Bjerre-Poulsen,Jan Gustafsson's Projections of Power in the Americas (Routledge Studies in PDF

By Helene Balslev Clausen,Niels Bjerre-Poulsen,Jan Gustafsson

Two phenomena are of valuable curiosity within the 9 contributions that make up this quantity: one is the query of energy and its a number of types, and the opposite is that geographical, political and cultural multifaceted team spirit we name the ‘the Americas’. The e-book is a multidisciplinary attempt, written by way of students from the fields of heritage, political technology, anthropology, sociology and cultural stories, who all percentage an curiosity within the ways that strength is projected within the Americas.



Some members concentrate on the resources of energy, whereas others are extra serious about the way it is gifted and legitimized through those that carry it. Likewise, a few examine the family members among executive and electorate, whereas others examine extra casual buildings of strength. universal to all contributions, although, is they try and hint the types that political and social energy take up varied American contexts – from the top echelons of political strength in Washington, D.C. to the neighborhood politics of a small village in Mexico. universal to all contributions is a nuanced exploration of many of the manifestations of political and social energy within the Americas.

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Ann M. Little's Abraham in Arms: War and Gender in Colonial New England PDF

By Ann M. Little

In 1678, the Puritan minister Samuel Nowell preached a sermon he referred to as "Abraham in Arms," during which he steered his listeners to recollect that "Hence it's no wayes unbecoming a Christian to profit to be a Souldier." The identify of Nowell's sermon used to be good selected. Abraham of the outdated testomony resonated deeply with New England males, as he embodied the right of the householder-patriarch, instantaneously obedient to God and the unquestioned chief of his relations and his humans in conflict and peace. but enemies challenged Abraham's authority in New England: Indians threatened the security of his loved ones, subordinates in his circle of relatives threatened his prestige, and other halves and daughters taken into captivity turned baptized Catholics, married French or Indian males, and refused to come to New England.

In a daring reinterpretation of the years among 1620 and 1763, Ann M. Little unearths how principles approximately gender and relations existence have been important to the methods humans in colonial New England, and their friends in New France and Indian kingdom, defined their reports in cross-cultural war. Little argues that English, French, and Indian humans had commonly related rules approximately gender and authority. simply because they understood either battle and political energy to be intertwined expressions of manhood, colonial battle can be understood as a competition of other forms of masculinity. for brand spanking new England males, what had as soon as been a masculinity in response to loved ones headship, Christian piety, and the obligation to guard family members and religion turned one outfitted round the extra summary notions of British nationalism, anti-Catholicism, and soldiering for the Empire.

Based on archival examine in either French and English assets, courtroom documents, captivity narratives, and the personal correspondence of ministers and battle officers, Abraham in Arms reconstructs colonial New England as a frontier borderland during which spiritual, cultural, linguistic, and geographic obstacles have been permeable, fragile, and contested through Europeans and Indians alike.

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Download PDF by Randal S. Chase: Church History Study Guide, Pt. 2, 1831-1844 (Making

By Randal S. Chase

Church background 1831 to 1844. This quantity is the second one of 3 on Church background and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church heritage through the Kirtland and Missouri classes, together with a sequence of breathtaking revelations on temples, the Plan of Salvation, the 3 kingdoms of glory, the second one Coming, ideas of priesthood strength, the note of knowledge, and the legislations of the Church. We additionally know about fasting, tithing, missionary paintings, and enduring to the top. We elect the Prophet Joseph Smith and Saints in the course of the crucible of trials in Missouri and Liberty detention center. Then we stick to them directly to Nauvoo, the place the dominion rose back at the Mississippi River, paintings for the lifeless used to be brought, and the legislation of celestial marriage used to be printed. back, persecution raised its grotesque head, finishing within the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith at Carthage. In all, it covers eleven years of Church heritage, and covers sections 100-135 of the Doctrine and Covenants. the canopy good points “Brother Joseph,” a gorgeous portrait of the Prophet Joseph Smith, by means of David Lindsley.

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Download PDF by Fred D. Gray: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: An Insiders’ Account of the

By Fred D. Gray

In 1932, the U.S. Public wellbeing and fitness provider recruited 623 African American males from Macon County, Alabama, for a learn of “the results of untreated syphilis within the Negro male.” For the following forty years—even after the advance of penicillin, the remedy for syphilis—these males have been denied treatment for this very likely deadly affliction. The Tuskegee Syphilis research used to be uncovered in 1972, and in 1975 the govt settled a lawsuit yet stopped wanting admitting wrongdoing. In 1997, President invoice Clinton welcomed 5 of the learn survivors to the White condo and, on behalf of the country, formally apologized for an scan he defined as wrongful and racist. during this publication, the legal professional for the boys, Fred D. grey, describes the history of the examine, the research and the lawsuit, the occasions best as much as the Presidential apology, and the continuing efforts to work out that out of this painful and tragic episode of yank heritage comes lasting good.

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Read e-book online Spying on America: Leon G. Turrou's The Nazi Spy Conspiracy PDF

By Leon Turrou,Paul Rich

Leon Turrou was once the FBI agent closest to the Nazi secret agent ring in the USA within the overdue Nineteen Thirties. His leaks to the yank press and the ebook he used to be allegedly writing ended in him being fired from the Bureau by way of J. Edgar Hoover. yet he did put up his publication, this e-book, after which Hollywood made a film of the case that starred none except Edward G. Robinson. Turrou used to be one in all America’s unique whistleblowers.

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Download e-book for iPad: John Winthrop: Founding the City Upon a Hill (Routledge by Michael Parker

By Michael Parker

Puritan baby-kisser, attorney, and lay theologian John Winthrop fled England  in 1630 while it gave the look of Charles I had effectively blocked all hopes of passing Puritan-inspired reforms in Parliament. top a migration, he got here to New England within the hopes of making a great Puritan group and finally grew to become the governor of Massachusetts. Winthrop is remembered for his position within the Puritan migration to the colonies and for delivering what's the most well-known lay sermon in American background, "A version of Christian Charity." In it he proclaimed that New England will be "a urban upon a hill"--an instance for destiny colonies.

In John Winthrop: Founding the town upon a Hill, Michael Parker examines the political and non secular background of this iconic  determine. In this short biography, reinforced by way of letters, sermons, and maps, John Winthrop introduces scholars to the colonial global, the Pequot Wars, and the historical past of yank Exceptionalism.

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Read e-book online Wells, Fargo & Co. Stagecoach and Train Robberies, PDF

By James B. Hume,Edited and expanded by R. Michael Wilson

In January 1, 1885, Wells, Fargo & Company’s leader detective James B. Hume and targeted agent John N. Thacker released a record summarizing the company’s losses in the course of the past 14 years. It indexed 313 stagecoach robberies, 23 burglaries, and 4 educate robberies yet integrated very little information of the occasions themselves, focusing as a substitute on actual descriptions of the robbers. generally circulated, the document was once meant to help legislations enforcement in opting for and apprehending the criminals believed nonetheless to give a threat to the corporate. the current quantity revisits each one crime, updating Hume and Thacker’s unique file with wealthy new info culled from neighborhood newspapers, own diary entries, and court docket records.

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