Breaking History: Lost America

Author: Don Rauf

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493033973

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 981

Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Lost America is an illustrated look at fascinating places in the United States that have existed only in myth and have never been found, those that were abandoned and why, and those that were lost to social upheaval or natural disaster. The book reviews the history behind these places—how they began, how long they endured, why they were lost, and how many have been rediscovered. Included are accounts of the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi from the Southwest, the abandonment of the Roanoke Colony in 1590, the environmental disaster that caused the population of Centralia, Pennsylvania to evacuate the town in the 1980s, and the nearly-intact ghost town of Bodie, California. The book also includes places that were thought to exist, but did not--or not yet, anyway: legendary Norse settlements, lost cities of gold, and The Fountain of Youth.
Lost America

Author: Don Rauf

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 1493033964

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 254

Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like "breaking news") and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery--what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Lost America is an illustrated look at fascinating places in the United States that have existed only in myth and have never been found, those that were abandoned and why, and those that were lost to social upheaval or natural disaster. The book reviews the history behind these places--how they began, how long they endured, why they were lost, and how many have been rediscovered. Included are accounts of the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi from the Southwest, the abandonment of the Roanoke Colony in 1590, the environmental disaster that caused the population of Centralia, Pennsylvania to evacuate the town in the 1980s, and the nearly-intact ghost town of Bodie, California. The book also includes places that were thought to exist, but did not--or not yet, anyway: legendary Norse settlements, lost cities of gold, and The Fountain of Youth.
Breaking History: Vanished!

Author: Sarah Pruitt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493030613

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 199

A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history’s most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history’s most perplexing vanishings.
Joel Barlow's Columbiad

Author: Steven Blakemore

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572335637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 567

The year 2007 marks the two-hundredth anniversary since Joel Barlow, an American poet and diplomat, first published his controversial and lengthy poem, The Columbiad. Grandiose in its ambition, Barlow framed the poem as an epic for the New World, a nationalist primer to teach republican citizens the history of the relatively new nation culminating in the American Revolution and the promise of a future utopia stimulated by the United States' republican ideas and institutions. Unfortunately, history has not been kind to Barlow's work. Literary critics have long dismissed it for its obscure references and allusions to historical and mythic events, to individuals and characters that a select few would know or care about. Indeed, as Joseph Buckminister, an acquaintance of Barlow, noted, "[This poem] requires an amazing universal knowledge . . . . A man must be not only a poet and a man of letters, but a lawyer, politician, physician, divine, chemist, natural historian, and adept in all the fine arts." But this work does matter, argues Steven Blakemore, and Joel Barlow's Columbiad is the first full-length study of poem. Blakemore shows that Barlow crafted a historically relevant New World epic- a literary foundation myth for America as ambitious as those created by Homer and Virgil for Greece and Rome-an epic that is the most significant American narrative poem of the nineteenth century. Blakemore offers a close reading of The Columbiad within the context of contemporary national debates over the significance of America. In doing so, he helps the reader understand the variety of national discourses that Barlow was promoting, challenging, or subverting. Long neglected, The Columbiad fundamentally engages the core issues and strategies of national self-definition and the creation of a vital republican culture. This book will appeal to all those interested in early American literature, the literature of the early Republic, and American literary nationalism. Steven Blakemore is associate professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. He has published on a variety of topics in English and American literature and is the author of three recent books dealing with the Anglo-American debate on the French Revolution.
Poverty Reduction and Growth

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Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821365120

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 894

"That raising income levels alleviates poverty, and that economic growth can be more or less effective in doing so, is well known and has received renewed attention in the search for pro-poor growth. What is less well explored is the reverse channel: that poverty may, in fact, be part of the reason for a country's poor growth performance. This more elabborated view of the development process opens the door to the existence of vicious circles in which low growth results in high poverty and high poverty in turn results in low growth. Poverty Reduction and Growth is about the existence of these vicious circles in Latin America and the Caribbean about the ways and means to convert them into virtuous circles in which poverty reduction and high growth reinforce each other. Through its analysis of fresh data and the attention it pays to issues such as the persistent inequality in the region, the role played by various microdeterminants of income, and the potential existence of human capital underinvestment traps, this title should be a valuable contribution to the current regional debate on poverty and growth, a debate that is critical to the design of policies conducive to enhancing welfare in all is dimensions among the poor of Latin America and the Caribbean."
All Hell Broke Loose: American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II

Author: Ann V. Collins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313396007

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 567

The United States has a troubling history of violence regarding race. This book explores the emotionally charged conditions and factors that incited the eruption of race riots in America between the Progressive Era and World War II. • A comprehensive chronology of race riots between the Progressive Era and World War II • A bibliography of race riot research materials • An index highlighting important concepts, people, and events
Encyclopedia of African American Society

Author: Gerald D. Jaynes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927648

Category: Social Science

Page: 1113

View: 457

Editor Jaynes (African American studies and economics, Yale U.) provides a thoughtful introduction to this two-volume work, which he explains is intended to be clearly written and accessible for high school students yet substantial enough to engage more sophisticated readers. He explains his choice of the term society for the title, which expresses
Freedom in Laughter

Author: Malcolm Frierson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438479071

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 160

"In this groundbreaking study, author Malcolm Frierson moves comedy from the margins to the center of the American Civil Rights Movements. Freedom in Laughter: Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement reveals how stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby used their increasing mainstream success to advance political issues, albeit differently. After exploring Gregory's and Cosby's adolescent experiences in St. Louis and Philadelphia, respectively, Frierson juxtaposes the comedians' diverging humor and activism. The fiery Gregory focused on the politics of race, something that won him respectability at the expense of his career in the long term. Cosby focused on the politics of respectability and catapulted to television and film stardom, although militant blacks repeatedly questioned his image. Yet both, Frierson argues, carried the aims of the black struggle for freedom. An epilogue considers the comedians' post-civil rights era trajectories. Accessibly written and peppered with Gregory's and Cosby's original material, Freedom in Laughter may be enjoyed by academics, history buffs, and anyone interested in American popular culture"--