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American Beginnings

American Beginnings

Author: Emerson W. Baker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803245548

Category: History

Page: 438

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This illustrated collection of essays examines early Native American contact with European explorers, fishermen, and traders in “Norumbega,” the sixteenth-century name of the Atlantic coast of New England near the Penobscot River in Maine. This coast was the focus of several French and English voyagers seeking a northwest passage and other avenues to riches and treasure. A tacit division gradually emerged: the French concentrated on the region north of the Penobscot and the English on the lands to the south. The 100 illustrations in this book come largely from the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine and include many rare early maps (1500–1800). Ten are reproduced in full color.

American Beginnings

American Beginnings

Author: Alan Kramer

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781616729639

Category: United States

Page: 36

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Find out about the amazing people and key events that led to American Independence.

History of Louisiana Negro Baptists and Early American Beginnings from 1804-1914

History of Louisiana Negro Baptists and Early American Beginnings from 1804-1914

Author: William Hicks

Publisher: University of Louisiana

ISBN: WISC:89081185860

Category: African American Baptists

Page: 274

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Excerpt from History of Louisiana Negro Baptists: From 1804 to 1914 Bishop Albert Henry Elder Lorenzo Smith Elder Allen Stevenson Elder James Roberson Elder Luke Allen, Sr Elder J. M. Carter Bishop J. H. Henderson Elder A. F. Owens, D. D. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

America's Beginnings

America's Beginnings

Author: Tony Williams

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442204874

Category: History

Page: 209

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At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten--that shaped colonial and revolutionary America, from the Mayflower Compact to the Annapolis Convention.

Worlds Collide in Early America: Beginnings through 1620

Worlds Collide in Early America: Beginnings through 1620

Author: Gail Terp

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781629681801

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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Step back in time and watch worlds collide in Early America. Learn about the Native Americans, and Columbus and the first European colonists. The past will come to life with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Story of America : Beginnings to 1877: Volume 1

The Story of America : Beginnings to 1877: Volume 1

Author: John Arthur Garraty

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 0030728967

Category: History

Page: 792

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The Story of America tells our story because it is important in itself. It is a great epic and the unique tale of how hundreds of millions of people took possession of a vast continent, often at the expense of the original inhabitants. The Story of America contains many original documents and lengthy excerpts from primary and secondary sources. These include eyewitness accounts, poems, song lyrics, diary entries, and excerpts from a variety of other sources.

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

Author: Andy Connolly

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498511810

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

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Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a fresh reading of the later career development of one of America’s most celebrated authors. Through a contextual analysis of a select number of texts, this innovative study discusses how famed novels such as American Pastoral and The Plot against America demonstrate Philip Roth’s considerable interest in mapping, by means of his unique literary talent, the changing shape and fortunes of American liberalism since the 1930s. By viewing these novels and other seminal works of his later period through a wider historical lens, this book informs readers of the myriad ways in which Roth’s major phase of writing since the mid-1990s has shown considerable concern with questions of class, ethnicity, race, gender, and literary culture, all of which have been key components in the shifting intellectual and political makeup of American liberal ideology from the New Deal to our present time. This book goes beyond a mere historical analysis by taking a new look at how Roth’s experimentations in narrative style and his appeal to ahistorical notions of literary tradition rest in complex alignment with his fictional treatment of aspects of American history. This novel work of criticism demonstrates a heightened awareness of Roth’s career-length fascination with the formal characteristics of fiction, making clear to its audience that any reductively linear reading of Roth as a political novelist should be avoided at all costs. Ultimately, Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a stimulatingly intelligent approach to the art of one of America’s true literary titans, providing the focused reader with a nuanced understanding of how Roth’s fiction has been shaped by the various competing strains in his dual roles as a disinterested formalist aesthete, on the one hand, and as a politically engaged author on the other.

Speaking with the Dead in Early America

Speaking with the Dead in Early America

Author: Erik R. Seeman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812296419

Category: History

Page: 344

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In late medieval Catholicism, mourners employed an array of practices to maintain connection with the deceased—most crucially, the belief in purgatory, a middle place between heaven and hell where souls could be helped by the actions of the living. In the early sixteenth century, the Reformation abolished purgatory, as its leaders did not want attention to the dead diminishing people's devotion to God. But while the Reformation was supposed to end communication between the living and dead, it turns out the result was in fact more complicated than historians have realized. In the three centuries after the Reformation, Protestants imagined continuing relationships with the dead, and the desire for these relations came to form an important—and since neglected—aspect of Protestant belief and practice. In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, historian Erik R. Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead. Seeman chronicles the story of Protestants' relationships with the deceased from Elizabethan England to puritan New England and then on through the American Enlightenment into the middle of the nineteenth century with the explosion of interest in Spiritualism. He brings together a wide range of sources to uncover the beliefs and practices of both ordinary people, especially women, and religious leaders. This prodigious research reveals how sermons, elegies, and epitaphs portrayed the dead as speaking or being spoken to, how ghost stories and Gothic fiction depicted a permeable boundary between this world and the next, and how parlor songs and funeral hymns encouraged singers to imagine communication with the dead. Speaking with the Dead in Early America thus boldly reinterprets Protestantism as a religion in which the dead played a central role.