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Daily Life in the Age of Sail

Daily Life in the Age of Sail

Author: Dorothy Denneen Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313310262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Explore in detail the lives of those on the high seas during the age of sail and exploration, as well as those in seaport towns.

Daily Life in the Age of Charlemagne

Daily Life in the Age of Charlemagne

Author: John J. Butt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313316686

Category: History

Page: 240

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Discusses daily life during the time of Charlemagne, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Daily Life on the Old Colonial Frontier

Daily Life on the Old Colonial Frontier

Author: James M. Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331103X

Category: History

Page: 376

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Provides a detailed picture of frontier life, discussing the explorers, traders, missionaries, colonists, and native peoples and the environments in which they lived.

Daily Life in Traditional China

Daily Life in Traditional China

Author: Charles D. Benn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309558

Category: History

Page: 348

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Enter the golden age of Chinese culture and explore the everyday lives of its people.

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy

Author: Elizabeth Storr Cohen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304262

Category: History

Page: 336

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Discover what life was like for ordinary people in Renaissance Italy through this unique resource that paints a full portrait of everday living.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

Author: Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313065361

Category: History

Page: 2664

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The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents

Author: Randall M. Miller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690324

Category: History

Page: 1099

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With this book, students, teachers, and general readers get a most important look at primary documents—essentially history's "first draft"—revealing rare insights into how American life in past eras really was, and also about how professional historians begin their work. * More than 200 selected primary documents drawn from more than four centuries of American life * General overviews for each broad topic and analytical introductions to each specific document by the editor * A chronological presentation of American history from colonial times to the present * Brief biographical information on the author and historical context for each document

A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]

A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694032

Category: History

Page: 1373

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Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century. • Provides detailed, interesting essays describing more than 300 professions and occupations across a broad range of eras, including the 21st century, and from around the world, which will give readers a wider understanding of how people have supported themselves throughout time • Supplies historical primary documents that provide personal perspectives on past occupations • Offers fascinating information on how professions began, who did them, and continuity in occupations across time, such as that 18th-century journalists were often imprisoned for displeasing those in authority, and yet 21st-century U.S. journalists may still spend time in jail for refusing to reveal their sources

Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire

Author: Marcus Louis Rautman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313324379

Category: History

Page: 388

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Discusses daily life in the Byzantine Empire, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, medicine, religion, law, and folk tales.

Shanghaiing Sailors

Shanghaiing Sailors

Author: Mark Strecker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476615769

Category: Transportation

Page: 260

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“Shaghaiing,” or forcing a man to join the crew of a merchant ship against his will, plagued seafarers the world over between 1849 and 1915. Perpetrators were known as “crimps,” and they had no respect for a man’s education, social status, race, religion, or seafaring experience. The merchant ships were involved in the opium, tea and gold trades, and the practice was spurred by the opening of the Suez Canal. A major reason for it was a shortage of sailors and the unwillingness of seamen to sail on certain types of ships. They suffered from great deprivations, all for a paltry sum usually squandered during shore leave. Navies and pirates had their own form of shanghaiing called impressment. This work explores the rich history of shanghaiing and impressment with a focus on victims and also considers the 19th century seafarer and the circumstances that made shanghaiing so lucrative.

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment

The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment

Author: Rainer F. Buschmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843525

Category: Science

Page: 434

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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics