Volunteer Forty-Niners: Tennesseans and the California Gold by Walter T. Durham

By Walter T. Durham

In Volunteer Forty-Niners, Walter T. Durham presents the 1st finished exam of the function Tennessee and Tennesseans performed in making a new nation and a brand new society at the West Coast. Drawing from such archival assets as own narratives in letters and diaries, public documents, and newspaper stories, Durham has woven a wealth of data into his recounting in their adventures.

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Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival by Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen

By Stephen Petrus, Ronald D. Cohen

From Washington sq. Park and the Gaslight Café to WNYC Radio and Folkways documents, ny City's cultural, creative, and advertisement resources helped to form a distinctively city breeding flooring for the people track revival of the Fifties and 60s. Folk City explores New York's important function in fueling the national craze for people song in postwar the US. It consists of the efforts of checklist corporation manufacturers and managers, membership proprietors, live performance promoters, pageant organizers, musicologists, brokers and bosses, editors and writers - and, in fact, musicians and audiences.

In Folk City, authors Stephen Petrus and Ron Cohen catch the exuberance of the days and introduce readers to a number of characters who introduced a brand new variety to the largest viewers within the heritage of well known song. one of the savvy big apple marketers dedicated to selling folks song have been Izzy younger of the Folklore heart, Mike Porco of Gerde's folks urban, and John Hammond of Columbia documents. whereas those and different businessmen constructed advertisement networks for musicians, the functionality venues supplied the artists house to check their mettle. The authors painting Village espresso homes no longer easily as energetic venues yet as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture, the place artists from varied backgrounds honed their functionality thoughts and challenged social conventions. available and fascinating, clean and provocative, wealthy in anecdotes and first assets, Folk City is lavishly illustrated with photos accumulated for the accompanying significant exhibition on the Museum of town of latest York in 2015.

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The Northwest Ordinance: Essays on Its Formulation, by Frederick D. Williams

By Frederick D. Williams

Adoption of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 ended a protracted and infrequently acrimonious debate over the query of the way to prepare and govern the western territories of the U.S.. Many japanese leaders seen the Northwest Territory as a colonial ownership, whereas freedom-loving settlers demanded neighborhood self- govt. those essays deal with the ambiguities of the Ordinance, stability of energy politics in North the US, missionary task within the territory, slavery, and better schooling within the previous Northwest.

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Broadway Musicals by Martin Gottfried

By Martin Gottfried

This notable quantity explores the musical theater in all its dimensions with approximately four hundred photos, 112 of them in complete colour, together with unique construction photographs of the entire nice musicals, from convey Boat to A refrain Line, at the twentieth Century, and Sweeney Todd.
The incisive textual content via critic Martin Gottfried supplies a full of life account of the musical theater: how musical comedy of the Twenties and Thirties grew into the "musical play" of the Forties and 1 950s and the way that improvement was once overtaken via modern day "concept" musical; how songs in a exhibit are "spotted," or positioned; how Irving Berlin, who can neither learn nor write tune, grew to become certainly one of Broadway's greats. Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Rodgers, and Porter—the musical's titanic composers—are highlighted in person profiles, as are the good administrators.

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The Power of the Texas Governor: Connally to Bush by Brian McCall

By Brian McCall

George W. Bush known as it ''the top activity within the world,'' but many may argue that the Texas governorship is a susceptible workplace. Given few enumerated powers through the Texas structure, the governor needs to construct a winning dating with the country legislature--sometimes led by way of a strong lieutenant governor or speaker of the opposing party--to increase his or her coverage time table. but regardless of the restrictions at the place of work and the ability of the legislative department, many governors have had an important impression on significant facets of Texas's public life--government, financial improvement, schooling, and coverage reform between them. How do Texas governors achieve the ability to manipulate effectively?

The energy of the Texas Governor takes a clean examine the state's leader executives, from John Connally to George W. Bush, to find how numerous governors have conquer the institutional obstacles of the place of work. Delving into the governors' election campaigns and successes and screw ups in place of work, Brian McCall makes a powerful case that the energy of a governor's personality--in specific, his or her hugely constructed social skills--can translate into genuine political strength. He exhibits, for instance, how governors equivalent to Ann Richards and George W. Bush solid own relationships with person legislators to accomplish their coverage objectives. packed with revealing insights and anecdotes from key gamers in each one management, The energy of the Texas Governor deals new views on management and necessary classes at the use of power.

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New York (Bloom's Literary Places) by Jesse Zuba

By Jesse Zuba

The town that by no means sleeps has performed host to varied smooth classics. Arguably the center of the yank publication company, ny has continually been a sizzling spot for writers and literati. This booklet takes you on a journey of the town, interpreting it because it has seemed as a atmosphere in numerous works of literature. a while 15+.

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City of Dust: A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom by Gregg Andrews

By Gregg Andrews

Mark Twain's boyhood domestic of Hannibal, Missouri, frequently brings to brain romanticized photographs of Twain's fictional characters Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer exploring caves and fishing from the banks of the Mississippi River. In City of Dust, Gregg Andrews tells one other tale of the Hannibal sector, the very genuine tale of the exploitation and eventual destruction of Ilasco, Missouri, an commercial city created to serve the needs of the Atlas Portland Cement Company.

In this re-creation, Andrews presents an creation detailing the impression of this ebook seeing that its preliminary ebook in 1996. He writes of a brand new twist within the Ilasco saga, one who matters the Continental Cement Company’s try out, now not not like Atlas’s 100 years previous, to govern the sale of a section of land close to its plant within the city. He explores the uneasy courting among preservationists and the plant’s CEO and officers in St. Louis; the growing to be circulation to maintain Ilasco’s history, together with the construction of a monument to commemorate the early citizens of town; and the grassroots petition force and letter-writing crusade that stopped the Continental Cement Company’s machinations.

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Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii by Warren L. Wagner, Derral R. Herbst, S. H. Sohmer

By Warren L. Wagner, Derral R. Herbst, S. H. Sohmer

This new 2-volume variation of “the most important botanical book on Pacific crops in contemporary a long time” (Flora Vitiensis Nova) comprises an in depth addendum offering details on newly defined species, nomenclatural adjustments, and new island documents, including a bibliography of significant taxonomic references released because the first variation. The prestige of 271 species newly indexed as endangered or threatened has additionally been up to date.

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