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Centennial Crisis PDF Book By William H. Rehnquist

Centennial Crisis

  • Author: William H. Rehnquist
  • ISBN Code: : 0307425215
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 181 Readers
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In the annals of presidential elections, the hotly contested 1876 race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden was in many ways as remarkable in its time as Bush versus Gore was in ours. Chief Justice William Rehnquist offers readers a colorful and peerlessly researched chronicle of the post—Civil War years, when the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant was marked by misjudgment and scandal, and Hayes, Republican governor of Ohio, vied with Tilden, a wealthy Democratic lawyer and successful corruption buster, to succeed Grant as America’s chief executive. The upshot was a very close popular vote (in favor of Tilden) that an irremediably deadlocked Congress was unable to resolve. In the pitched battle that ensued along party lines, the ultimate decision of who would be President rested with a commission that included five Supreme Court justices, as well as five congressional members from each party. With a firm understanding of the energies that motivated the era’s movers and shakers, and no shortage of insight into the processes by which epochal decisions are made, Chief Justice Rehnquist draws the reader intimately into a nineteenth-century event that offers valuable history lessons for us in the twenty-first.

1876 PDF Book By Gore Vidal

1876

  • Author: Gore Vidal
  • ISBN Code: : 0525565779
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 385 Readers
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The third volume of Gore Vidal's magnificent series of historical novels aimed at demythologizing the American past, 1876 chronicles the political scandals and dark intrigues that rocked the United States in its centennial year. ------Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, Aaron Burr's unacknowledged son, returns to a flamboyant America after his long, self-imposed European exile. The narrator of Burr has come home to recoup a lost fortune by arranging a suitable marriage for his beautiful daughter, the widowed Princess d'Agrigente, and by ingratiating himself with Samuel Tilden, the favored presidential candidate in the centennial year. With these ambitions and with their own abundant charms, Schuyler and his daughter soon find themselves at the centers of American social and political power at a time when the fading ideals of the young republic were being replaced by the excitement of empire. ------"A glorious piece of writing," said Jimmy Breslin in Harper's. "Vidal can take history and make it powerful and astonishing." Time concurred: "Vidal has no peers at breathing movement and laughter into the historical past." ------With a new Introduction by the author.

Violence, Order, and Unrest PDF Book By Elizabeth Mancke,Jerry Bannister,Denis B. McKim,Scott W. See

Violence, Order, and Unrest

  • Author: Elizabeth Mancke,Jerry Bannister,Denis B. McKim,Scott W. See
  • ISBN Code: : 1487531613
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Page : 536 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 723 Readers
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This edited collection offers a broad reinterpretation of the origins of Canada. Drawing on cutting-edge research in a number of fields, Violence, Order, and Unrest explores the development of British North America from the mid-eighteenth century through the aftermath of Confederation. The chapters cover an ambitious range of topics, from Indigenous culture to municipal politics, public executions to runaway slave advertisements. Cumulatively, this book examines the diversity of Indigenous and colonial experiences across northern North America and provides fresh perspectives on the crucial roles of violence and unrest in attempts to establish British authority in Indigenous territories. In the aftermath of Canada 150, Violence, Order, and Unrest offers a timely contribution to current debates over the nature of Canadian culture and history, demonstrating that we cannot understand Canada today without considering its origins as a colonial project.

The 1876 Yellowstone Expedition PDF Book By General John Gibbon

The 1876 Yellowstone Expedition

  • Author: General John Gibbon
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : BIG BYTE BOOKS
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 317 Readers
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Originally published in 1877, these two papers are the account by General John Gibbon of the disaster of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. They are fascinating for their first-hand account by a member of the relieving forces just two days after the battle had begun. Gibbon writes of the lead-up to the expedition and the last time he saw George Armstrong Custer, as the 7th Cavalry rode away up Rosebud Creek on June 22nd, 1876. Five days later, Gibbon and General Alfred Terry came upon an unimaginable scene of horror. He describes his own shock, that of his troops, and the condition of the devastated troopers under Major Marcus Reno, who had survived two days of battle before the Indians left the valley upon the approach of Terry's forces. Nearly 140 years later, the Battle of the Little Bighorn continues to stir up debate and controversy. Forests have been leveled to create a body of popular and scholarly books on the battle. This account by a veteran soldier and witness to the aftermath is unique and riveting. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

The Telephone Patent Conspiracy of 1876 PDF Book By A. Edward Evenson

The Telephone Patent Conspiracy of 1876

  • Author: A. Edward Evenson
  • ISBN Code: : 9780786462438
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 269 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 693 Readers
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The invention of the telephone is a subject of great controversy, central is which is the patent issued to Alexander Graham Bell on March 7, 1876. Many problems and questions surround this patent, not the least of which was its collision in the Patent Office with a strangely similar invention by archrival Elisha Gray. A flood of lawsuits followed the patent’s issue; at one point the government attempted to annul Bell’s patent and launched an investigation into how it was granted. From court testimony, contemporary accounts, government documents, and the participants’ correspondence, a fascinating story emerges. More than just a tale of rivalry between two inventors, it is the story of how a small group of men made Bell’s patent the cornerstone for an emerging telephone monopoly. This book recounts the little-known story in full, relying on original documents (most never before published) to preserve the flavor of the debate and provide an authentic account. Among the several appendices is the “lost copy” of Bell’s original patent, the document that precipitated the charge of fraud against the Bell Telephone Company.

Writer's Diary Volume 1 PDF Book By Fyodor Dostoevsky

Writer's Diary Volume 1

  • Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • ISBN Code: : 0810133032
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Page : 822 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 779 Readers
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Winner of the AATSEEL Outstanding Translation Award This is the first paperback edition of the complete collection of writings that has been called Dostoevsky's boldest experiment with literary form; it is a uniquely encyclopedic forum of fictional and nonfictional genres. The Diary's radical format was matched by the extreme range of its contents. In a single frame it incorporated an astonishing variety of material: short stories; humorous sketches; reports on sensational crimes; historical predictions; portraits of famous people; autobiographical pieces; and plans for stories, some of which were never written while others appeared in the Diary itself.

The Judicial House of Lords PDF Book By Louis Blom-Cooper QC,Brice Dickson,Gavin Drewry

The Judicial House of Lords

  • Author: Louis Blom-Cooper QC,Brice Dickson,Gavin Drewry
  • ISBN Code: : 0191018880
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Page : 906 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 795 Readers
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The House of Lords served as the highest court in the UK for over 130 years. In 2009 the new UK Supreme Court took over its judicial functions, closing the doors on one of the most influential legal institutions in the world, and a major chapter in the history of the UK legal system. This volume gathers over 40 leading scholars and practitioners from the UK and beyond to provide a comprehensive history of the House of Lords as a judicial institution, charting its role, working practices, reputation and impact on the law and UK legal system. The book examines the origins of the House's judicial work; the different phases in the court's history; the international reputation and influence of the House in the legal profession; the domestic perception of the House outside the law; and the impact of the House on the UK legal tradition and substantive law. The book offers an invaluable overview of the Judicial House of Lords and a major historical record for the UK legal system now that it has passed into the next chapter in its history.

Barbed-Wire Imperialism PDF Book By Aidan Forth

Barbed-Wire Imperialism

  • Author: Aidan Forth
  • ISBN Code: : 0520967267
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 612 Readers
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Camps are emblems of the modern world, but they first appeared under the imperial tutelage of Victorian Britain. Comparative and transnational in scope, Barbed-Wire Imperialism situates the concentration and refugee camps of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) within longer traditions of controlling the urban poor in metropolitan Britain and managing "suspect" populations in the empire. Workhouses and prisons, along with criminal tribe settlements and enclosures for the millions of Indians displaced by famine and plague in the late nineteenth century, offered early prototypes for mass encampment. Venues of great human suffering, British camps were artifacts of liberal empire that inspired and legitimized the practices of future regimes.

Building Japan 1868-1876 PDF Book By Richard Henry Brunton

Building Japan 1868-1876

  • Author: Richard Henry Brunton
  • ISBN Code: : 113423970X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 292 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 977 Readers
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Personal account of one of the Westerners who helped build modern Japan (see also study by Pedlar - also available from Curzon Press).

The Year of the Century, 1876 PDF Book By Dee Brown

The Year of the Century, 1876

  • Author: Dee Brown
  • ISBN Code: : 1453274235
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 372 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 638 Readers
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Dee Brown’s sparkling account of a momentous year in American history In 1876, America was eager to celebrate its centenary, but questioned what might lie ahead. The American Republic had grown to four times its original population, and was in the midst of enormous changes. Industrialization was booming, and new energy sources were being used for fuel and power. People were suddenly less bound to agriculture, and there were revolutions in transportation and communication. It was a time of Indian wars, the first stirrings of the labor movement, and the burgeoning struggle form women’s and other civil rights. Historian Dee Brown takes the measure of America in a rare moment of reflection on the nation’s past, present, and future. The Year of the Century was one of Brown’s favorites among his works. In page-turning prose, he tells of a tumultuous era and of a young nation taking stock. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Fraud of the Century PDF Book By Roy Jr. Morris

Fraud of the Century

  • Author: Roy Jr. Morris
  • ISBN Code: : 9781416585459
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 223 Readers
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In this major work of popular history and scholarship, acclaimed historian and biographer Roy Morris, Jr., tells the extraordinary story of how, in America's centennial year, the presidency was stolen, the Civil War was almost reignited, and black Americans were consigned to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South. The bitter 1876 contest between Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New York Democratic governor Samuel J. Tilden is the most sensational, ethically sordid, and legally questionable presidential election in American history. The first since Lincoln's in 1860 in which the Democrats had a real chance of recapturing the White House, the election was in some ways the last battle of the Civil War, as the two parties fought to preserve or overturn what had been decided by armies just eleven years earlier. Riding a wave of popular revulsion at the numerous scandals of the Grant administration and a sluggish economy, Tilden received some 260,000 more votes than his opponent. But contested returns in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina ultimately led to Hayes's being declared the winner by a specially created, Republican-dominated Electoral Commission after four tense months of political intrigue and threats of violence. President Grant took the threats seriously: he ordered armed federal troops into the streets of Washington to keep the peace. Morris brings to life all the colorful personalities and high drama of this most remarkable -- and largely forgotten -- election. He presents vivid portraits of the bachelor lawyer Tilden, a wealthy New York sophisticate whose passion for clean government propelled him to the very brink of the presidency, and of Hayes, a family man whose midwestern simplicity masked a cunning political mind. We travel to Philadelphia, where the Centennial Exhibition celebrated America's industrial might and democratic ideals, and to the nation's heartland, where Republicans waged a cynical but effective "bloody shirt" campaign to tar the Demo-crats, once again, as the party of disunion and rebellion. Morris dramatically recreates the suspenseful events of election night, when both candidates went to bed believing Tilden had won, and a one-legged former Union army general, "Devil Dan" Sickles, stumped into Republican headquarters and hastily improvised a devious plan to subvert the election in the three disputed southern states. We watch Hayes outmaneuver the curiously passive Tilden and his supporters in the days following the election, and witness the late-night backroom maneuvering of party leaders in the nation's capital, where democracy itself was ultimately subverted and the will of the people thwarted. Fraud of the Century presents compelling evidence that fraud by Republican vote-counters in the three southern states, and especially in Louisiana, robbed Tilden of the presidency. It is at once a masterful example of political reporting and an absorbing read.

The Bloody South Carolina Election of 1876 PDF Book By Jerry L. West

The Bloody South Carolina Election of 1876

  • Author: Jerry L. West
  • ISBN Code: : 0786459840
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 222 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 899 Readers
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For more than 10 years after the close of the Civil War, South Carolina experienced unrest, disenfranchisement and military occupation under Republican Party rule. This book examines the gubernatorial election of 1876, in which the state’s most celebrated Civil War general created a united front in the Democratic Party and wrested control of politics from the Republicans. Of particular note are the ways in which the race, with its disqualified ballots, delays and wrangling, prefigured the 2000 election. For four months, the state endured two warring Houses of Representatives and teetered on the brink of civil war until Washington intervened.

Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 16, 1876-1877) PDF Book By

Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 16, 1876-1877)

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  • ISBN Code: : 9781422373217
  • Publisher : American Philosophical Society
  • Page : pages
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Read and download full book Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 16, 1876-1877)

Ibsen on the German Stage 1876–1918 PDF Book By Jens-Morten Hanssen

Ibsen on the German Stage 1876–1918

  • Author: Jens-Morten Hanssen
  • ISBN Code: : 3823392719
  • Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 989 Readers
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Digital humanities has opened up new avenues for Ibsen scholarship, and recent developments within the field of e-research methodologies have formed a point of departure for questioning conventional assumptions. This book explores the early reception of Ibsen on the German stage from a quantitative angle using the performance database IbsenStage as a research tool. Visualization techniques are adopted as a means to prepare data for analysis and identify the major patterns in the production history, and data interrogation methodology is used to trigger new lines of enquiry.

Carl Menger's Lectures to Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria PDF Book By Carl Menger,Rudolf (Crown Prince of Austria)

Carl Menger's Lectures to Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria

  • Author: Carl Menger,Rudolf (Crown Prince of Austria)
  • ISBN Code: : 9781781008065
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Page : 228 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 808 Readers
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This book will be of interest on a number of different levels. Most simply, it is a fascinating historical record of a pedagogical experience. . . . the Notebooks present the historian of economic thought, and those interested in the Austrian school in particular, with a number of intriguing, even frustrating puzzles. Peter Lewin, History of Economic Ideas . . . in all this volume provides a useful addition to our understanding of Carl Menger. The translation is very readable and the index is good. The Streisslers are to be commended for performing a real service to the scholarly community in editing and publishing this book. Karen I. Vaughn, Journal of the History of Economic Thought In 1876, Carl Menger, then a young professor at the University of Vienna, was asked to teach the principles of political economy to Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, the 17 year old only son of Emperor Francis Joseph, who was to die tragically before he could inherit the throne. Rudolf s recently discovered Notebooks of these lectures, corrected by Menger, are a fascinating record of what the founder of the Austrian marginalist school thought worth teaching to the heir presumptive of a great power. Without referring to his own theories, Menger delivered a course on the economics of Adam Smith as presented in the mainstream German textbooks of the time in such a way that the Notebooks can be viewed as a key document on classical economic liberalism, pure and unadulterated. They cast new light on Menger s own theoretical discoveries, his view of government and his interpretation of classical economics. In this important volume Rudolf s Notebooks are published for the first time both in German and an English translation. The editor s detailed introduction provides the historical and intellectual background to the Notebooks as well as a thorough analysis of classical economics and its treatment by Menger. The text is fully annotated in German and English with its surprising sources traced passage by passage.

Gutenberg in Shanghai PDF Book By Christopher A. Reed

Gutenberg in Shanghai

  • Author: Christopher A. Reed
  • ISBN Code: : 0774841214
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Page : 408 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 285 Readers
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Relying on documents previously unavailable to both Western and Chinese researchers, this history demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism that would have a far-reaching and irreversible influence on Chinese culture. In the mid-1910s, what historians call the "Golden Age of Chinese Capitalism" began, accompanied by a technological transformation that included the drastic expansion of China's "Gutenberg revolution." This is a vital reevaluation of Chinese modernity that refutes views that China's technological development was slowed by culture or that Chinese modernity was mere cultural continuity.

Astronomy in India, 1784-1876 PDF Book By Joydeep Sen

Astronomy in India, 1784-1876

  • Author: Joydeep Sen
  • ISBN Code: : 0822981653
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 172 Readers
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Indian scientific achievements in the early twentieth century are well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the field of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. He shows that from the mid-nineteenth century, Indians were not passive receivers of European knowledge, but active participants in modern scientific observational astronomy.

Strange Visitors PDF Book By Keith D. Smith

Strange Visitors

  • Author: Keith D. Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1442605685
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 794 Readers
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Covering topics such as the Indian Act, the High Arctic relocation of 1953, and the conflict at Ipperwash, Keith D. Smith draws on a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records. In his thoughtful introduction, Smith provides guidance on the unique challenges of dealing with Indigenous primary sources by highlighting the critical skill of "reading against the grain." Each chapter includes an introduction and a list of discussion questions, and helpful background information is provided for each of the readings. Organized thematically into fifteen chapters, the reader also contains a list of key figures, along with maps and images.

The Constitutional System of Turkey PDF Book By E. Özbudun

The Constitutional System of Turkey

  • Author: E. Özbudun
  • ISBN Code: : 0230337856
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 185 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 752 Readers
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Starting with the historical development of constitutional government in Turkey, the author analyzes the basic characteristics of the present Turkish Constitution (that of 1982), the fundamental structure of the state (the legislature, executive, and the judiciary), the special role of the Constitutional Court, and the recent efforts at democratizing constitutional reforms.

To Rescue the Republic PDF Book By Bret Baier,Catherine Whitney

To Rescue the Republic

  • Author: Bret Baier,Catherine Whitney
  • ISBN Code: : 0063039559
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 507 Readers
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Fox News Channel’s Chief Political Anchor illuminates the heroic life of Ulysses S. Grant "To Rescue the Republic is narrative history at its absolute finest. A fast-paced, thrilling and enormously important book." —Douglas Brinkley An epic history spanning the battlegrounds of the Civil War and the violent turmoil of Reconstruction to the forgotten electoral crisis that nearly fractured a reunited nation, Bret Baier’s To Rescue the Republic dramatically reveals Ulysses S. Grant’s essential yet underappreciated role in preserving the United States during an unprecedented period of division. Born a tanner’s son in rugged Ohio in 1822 and battle-tested by the Mexican American War, Grant met his destiny on the bloody fields of the Civil War. His daring and resolve as a general gained the attention of President Lincoln, then desperate for bold leadership. Lincoln appointed Grant as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864. Within a year, Grant’s forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender. Four years later, the reunified nation faced another leadership void after Lincoln’s assassination and an unworthy successor completed his term. Again, Grant answered the call. At stake once more was the future of the Union, for though the Southern states had been defeated, it remained to be seen if the former Confederacy could be reintegrated into the country—and if the Union could ensure the rights and welfare of African Americans in the South. Grant met the challenge by boldly advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In his final weeks in the White House, however, Grant faced a crisis that threatened to undo his life’s work. The contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden, who carried most of the former Confederacy. Soon Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor. Grant was determined to use his influence to preserve the Union, establishing an electoral commission to peaceably settle the issue. Grant brokered a grand bargain: the installation of Republican Hayes to the presidency, with concessions to the Democrats that effectively ended Reconstruction. This painful compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression. Deep with contemporary resonance and brimming with fresh detail that takes readers from the battlefields of the Civil War to the corridors of power where men decided the fate of the nation in back rooms, To Rescue the Republic reveals Grant, for all his complexity, to be among the first rank of American heroes.

Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics PDF Book By John Bragg

Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics

  • Author: John Bragg
  • ISBN Code: : 1317701445
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 286 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 854 Readers
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Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking theory to analyze and assess the establishment of local governments across the Middle East. The author’s key finding is that the state’s efforts to centralize authority succeeded only when and where locals acted as the primary agents of change. Independent notables, such as the military a‘yân, demanded wealth and state offices in exchange for meting out reform measures according to local idioms of power. Newly created administrative bodies also offered greater social mobility to a growing multiconfessional middle-class in small towns like Tokat. The state was desparate to reform, but opportunistic provincials were eager to have it only on their own terms. Challenging false assumptions about the limited scope of participatory politics in the Middle East during the nineteenth century, Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics will be of interest to students and scholars of Political Economy, History and Middle East Studies.

From Paris to Peoria PDF Book By R. Allen Lott

From Paris to Peoria

  • Author: R. Allen Lott
  • ISBN Code: : 0195348893
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 336 Readers
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It's difficult to imagine Franz Liszt performing in Peoria, but his contemporary and foremost rival, Sigismund Thalberg, did just that. During the mid-nineteenth century, Americans in more than a hundred cities--from Portland, Maine to Dubuque, Iowa to Mobile, Alabama--were treated to performances by some of Europe's most celebrated pianists. From Paris to Peoria deftly chronicles the visits of five of these pianists to the America of Mark Twain. Whether performing in small railroad towns throughout the Midwest or in gold-rush era California, these five charismatic pianists--Leopold de Meyer, Henri Herz, Sigismund Thalberg, Anton Rubinstein, and Hans von B?low--introduced many Americans to the delights of the concert hall. With humor and insight, R. Allen Lott describes the glamour and the drudgery of the touring life, the transformation of American audiences from boisterous to reverent, and the establishment of the piano recital as a viable artistic and financial enterprise. Lott also explores the creative and sometimes outlandish publicity techniques of managers seeking to capitalize on prosperous but uncharted American markets. The result of extensive archival research, From Paris to Peoria is richly illustrated with concert programs, handbills, caricatures, and maps. A companion website, www.rallenlott.info, includes a comprehensive list of repertoires and itineraries, audio music examples, and transcriptions of selected primary sources. Certain to delight pianists, musicologists, and historians, From Paris to Peoria is an engaging, thoroughly researched, and often funny account of music and culture in nineteenth-century America.

Verdi in Victorian London PDF Book By Massimo Zicari

Verdi in Victorian London

  • Author: Massimo Zicari
  • ISBN Code: : 178374216X
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 307 Readers
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Now a byword for beauty, Verdi’s operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi’s operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness? Massimo Zicari’s Verdi in Victorian London reconstructs the reception of Verdi’s operas in London from 1844, when a first critical account was published in the pages of The Athenaeum, to 1901, when Verdi’s death received extensive tribute in The Musical Times. In the 1840s, certain London journalists were positively hostile towards the most talked-about representative of Italian opera, only to change their tune in the years to come. The supercilious critic of The Athenaeum, Henry Fothergill Chorley, declared that Verdi’s melodies were worn, hackneyed and meaningless, his harmonies and progressions crude, his orchestration noisy. The scribes of The Times, The Musical World, The Illustrated London News, and The Musical Times all contributed to the critical hubbub. Yet by the 1850s, Victorian critics, however grudging, could neither deny nor ignore the popularity of Verdi’s operas. Over the final three decades of the nineteenth century, moreover, London’s musical milieu underwent changes of great magnitude, shifting the manner in which Verdi was conceptualized and making room for the powerful influence of Wagner. Nostalgic commentators began to lament the sad state of the Land of Song, referring to the now departed "palmy days of Italian opera." Zicari charts this entire cultural constellation. Verdi in Victorian London is required reading for both academics and opera aficionados. Music specialists will value a historical reconstruction that stems from a large body of first-hand source material, while Verdi lovers and Italian opera addicts will enjoy vivid analysis free from technical jargon. For students, scholars and plain readers alike, this book is an illuminating addition to the study of music reception.

Anti-Semitism in British Society, 1876-1939 PDF Book By Colin Holmes

Anti-Semitism in British Society, 1876-1939

  • Author: Colin Holmes
  • ISBN Code: : 1317384431
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 328 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 872 Readers
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This is the first detailed study of anti-semitism, as an ideology, among the British. First published in 1979, it concentrates on the crucial period between 1876 and 1939 when, against a background of Jewish immigration, war or the threat of war, and social and economic unrest, hostility towards the Jewish community reached its peak. Colin Holmes identifies the main strands of anti-semitic thought and their expression, starting with the Eastern Crisis of 1876 which sparked off the first serious manifestation of anti-semitism. He shows how, before 1914, opposition towards Jews rested on religious and other perceived cultural distinctions. It was only after the First World War that a sinister and significant change of emphasis occurred: racism now became the dominant feature of anti-semitism and was reinforced by theories of conspiracy, the most notorious being The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Anti-semitism has no uniform cause or characteristic and a single explanation cannot suffice. This book elucidates the complex range of factors involved, using both historical and sociological methods and drawing on extensive (and sometimes controversial) research.

Feminism and Voluntary Action PDF Book By L. Mahood

Feminism and Voluntary Action

  • Author: L. Mahood
  • ISBN Code: : 023024520X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 291 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 931 Readers
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Eglantyne Jebb was a teacher, social investigator and founder of the Save the Children Fund. Her 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child', adopted by League of Nations, shows evolution from Charity Organization Society model to philosophy of international mutual responsibility, children's rights and humanitarianism.

A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 – 1976 PDF Book By Paul Dimeo

A History of Drug Use in Sport: 1876 – 1976

  • Author: Paul Dimeo
  • ISBN Code: : 1134246862
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 103 Readers
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This book offers a new history of drug use in sport. It argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or ‘evil’ we now think it is. Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks. By the interwar period, experiments had been modernised in the new laboratories of exercise physiologists. Still there was very little sense that this was contrary to the ethics or spirit of sport. Sports, drugs and science were closely linked for over half a century. The Second World War provided the impetus for both increased use of drugs and the emergence of an anti-doping response. By the end of the 1950s a new framework of ethics was being imposed on the drugs question that constructed doping in highly emotive terms as an ‘evil’. Alongside this emerged the science and procedural bureaucracy of testing. The years up to 1976 laid the foundations for four decades of anti-doping. This book offers a detailed and critical understanding of who was involved, what they were trying to achieve, why they set about this task and the context in which they worked. By doing so, it reconsiders the classic dichotomy of ‘good anti-doping’ up against ‘evil doping’. Winner of the 2007 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for the best book in British sports history.

Expansion of Everyday Life (p) PDF Book By Daniel E. Sutherland

Expansion of Everyday Life (p)

  • Author: Daniel E. Sutherland
  • ISBN Code: : 9781610751452
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 254 Readers
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The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley PDF Book By Donald H. Reiman,Neil Fraistat

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • Author: Donald H. Reiman,Neil Fraistat
  • ISBN Code: : 0801877954
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 460 Readers
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This early verse, even in its most abandoned forays into Sensibility, the Gothic, political satire, and vulgarity—perhaps especially in these most apparently idiosyncratic gestures—provides telling access to its own cultural moment, as well as to Shelley's art and thought in general."—from the Editorial Overview

Gilbert and Sullivan PDF Book By Michael Ainger

Gilbert and Sullivan

  • Author: Michael Ainger
  • ISBN Code: : 0190287306
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 930 Readers
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'A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan.' With these words, W.S. Gilbert summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan despite the combative nature of their relationship. In fact, Michael Ainger suggests in Gilbert and Sullivan the success of the pair's work is a direct result of their personality clash, as each partner challenged the other to produce his best work. After exhaustive research into the D'Oyly Carte collection of documents, Ainger offers the most detailed account to date of Gilbert and Sullivan's starkly different backgrounds and long working partnership. Having survived an impoverished and insecure childhood, Gilbert flourished as a financially successful theater professional, married happily and established himself as a property owner. His sense of proprietorship extended beyond real estate, and he fought tenaciously to protect the integrity of his musical works. Sullivan, the product of a supportive family who nourished his talent, was much less satisfied with stability than his collaborator. His creative self-doubts and self-demands led to nervous and physical breakdowns, but it also propelled the team to break the successful mode of their earliest work to produce more ambitious pieces of theater, including The Mikado and The Yeoman of the Guards . Offering previously-unpublished draft libretti and personal letters, this thorough double-biography will be an essential addition to the library of any Gilbert and Sullivan fan.

Memory and Legacy (Thackeray Vol 2) PDF Book By John Aplin

Memory and Legacy (Thackeray Vol 2)

  • Author: John Aplin
  • ISBN Code: : 071884212X
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 146 Readers
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This is a domestic biography of the Thackeray family, placing the writer in the context of his home life. The story continues long after his death, to trace the later lives of his two daughters, Anne Isabella and Harriet Marian, and their marriages.His elder daughter Annie, in particular, took responsibility for guarding and shaping her father's legacy. The source material is not Thackeray's books so much as his own more intimate papers - his letters - and the correspondence and journals of his mother and daughters. The book will appeal not just to those interested in Thackeray and the Victorians, but to the general reader of biography, to those interested in womenis studies, life writing and to followers of the family of Virginia Woolf.

All the World's a Fair PDF Book By Robert W. Rydell

All the World's a Fair

  • Author: Robert W. Rydell
  • ISBN Code: : 0226923258
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 338 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 893 Readers
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Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories.

The Great Sioux Campaign of 1876, Day-by-Day PDF Book By Frederic C. Wagner III

The Great Sioux Campaign of 1876, Day-by-Day

  • Author: Frederic C. Wagner III
  • ISBN Code: : 1476645272
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 494 Readers
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Drawing on more than 22 years' research, this book presents an exhaustive chronology of the Great Sioux Campaign in three parts: the U.S. Seventh Cavalry's communications, decisions and movements October 15, 1875-June 21, 1876, are traced day-by-day; the three-day prelude to the Battle of Little Bighorn hour-by-hour; and the battle itself minute-by-minute. The separate actions of the several military commands and the Indians involved are narrated in coherent sequence. Archival intelligence summaries offer the reader fresh perspective on the events leading to the decisive Indian victory known as Custer's Last Stand.

The Clapp Memorial PDF Book By E. Clapp

The Clapp Memorial

  • Author: E. Clapp
  • ISBN Code: : 5875300221
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 545 Readers
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Record of the Clapp Family in America, Containing Sketches of the Original Six Emigrants, and a Genealogy of Their Descendants Bearing the Nam

바람과 별무리 1876화 PDF Book By 흰콩

바람과 별무리 1876화

  • Author: 흰콩
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : 에피루스
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 738 Readers
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이 작품은 편집과 수정을 거친 〈바람과 별무리〉 완전판입니다. -바람과 별무리 324화는 작품 해설입니다. -〈바람과 별무리〉 348화,349화는 작품의 진행상 맞지 않은 내용으로 판단되어 작가 요청에 의해 제외된 화차 입니다. 347화에서 350화로 바로 내용이 이어짐으로 이용에 참고하시기 바랍니다. 〈본문 속으로〉 “에이미.” “네?” “내가 아주 돈이 많다면-” “…….” “난 별을 살 거야.” “왜요?” “이 세상에서 가장 예쁜 거니까.” “난요, 돈이 아주 많다면…….” “많다면?” “바람을 살래요.” “바람은 왜?” “바람을 타고 날 수 있을 거 같아요.” “그것 참 비싸겠다. 아마 오늘 같은 일이 한- 만 번쯤…… 그쯤 된다면 살 수 있겠지.” “아마도.” 〈작가의 말〉 본 소설은 16~18세기, 범선의 시대를 다루고 있으며 소설의 연출상 다양한 시대상을 포함하고 있습니다. 또한 소설로서 그때와 맞지 않는 재미와 흥미를 이끌어 내기 위한 장치들도 최소한이긴 하지만 일부 있습니다. 항상 실존했던 사례, 고증을 따르려고 노력하지만 혹여 부족한 점도 있을 것입니다. 이때는 이런 일이 있었구나, 혹은 이렇게 살아왔구나 하는 정도로 봐 주시면 감사하겠습니다.

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937 PDF Book By Rebecca Rogers,Myriam Boussahba-Bravard

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

  • Author: Rebecca Rogers,Myriam Boussahba-Bravard
  • ISBN Code: : 135176733X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 286 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 419 Readers
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This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937), it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies, dialoguing across disciplinary and national historiographies. From the outset, women participated not only as spectators, but also as artists, writers, educators, artisans and workers, without figuring among the organizers of international exhibitions until the 20th century. Their presence became more pointedly acknowledged as feminist movements developed within the Western World and specific spaces dedicated to women’s achievements emerged. International exhibitions emerged as showcases of "modernity" and "progress," but also as windows onto the foreign, the different, the unexpected and the spectacular. As public rituals of celebration, they transposed national ceremonies and protests onto an international stage. For spectators, exhibitions brought the world home; for organizers, the entire world was a fair. Women were actors and writers of the fair narrative, although acknowledgment of their contribution was uneven and often ephemeral. Uncovering such silence highlights how gendered the triumphant history of modernity was, and reveals the ways women as a category engaged with modern life within that quintessential modern space—the world fair.

Hegel's Thought in Europe PDF Book By L. Herzog

Hegel's Thought in Europe

  • Author: L. Herzog
  • ISBN Code: : 1137309229
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 681 Readers
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In a broad interdisciplinary perspective, established experts and leading young scholars bring together important currents of Hegelianism in Europe from the 19th to the 21st century to trace the political, social and intellectual contexts in which Hegel's philosophy was taken up and inspired very different forms of Hegelianism and Anti-Hegelianism.

Ho! for the Black Hills PDF Book By Jack Crawford,Paul L. Hedren

Ho! for the Black Hills

  • Author: Jack Crawford,Paul L. Hedren
  • ISBN Code: : 0985281782
  • Publisher : SDSHS Press
  • Page : 297 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 300 Readers
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In 1875, a young man from Pennsylvania known as Captain Jack joined the Dodge Expedition into the Black Hills of Dakota Territory, penning letters to the Omaha Daily Bee during that time and for six months in 1876. John Wallace Crawford, aka Captain Jack, wrote a vibrant account of this fascinating time in the American West. His correspondence featured unusual and intriguing details about the relative merits of the gulches, the vagaries and difficulties of travel in the region, the art of survival in what was essentially wilderness, the hardships of inclement weather, trouble with outlaws, and interactions with American Indians. Award-winning historian Paul L. Hedren has compiled these almost unknown letters, writing an introduction and essays, which result in a treasure trove of hitherto hidden primary documents as well as a ripping yarn in the traditions of the old West. Book jacket.

Britain, Japan and China, 1876–1895 PDF Book By Yu Suzuki

Britain, Japan and China, 1876–1895

  • Author: Yu Suzuki
  • ISBN Code: : 042975549X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 807 Readers
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This book revises the conventional wisdom about the Anglo-Japanese relationship in the late nineteenth century that these two countries were bound by mutual sympathy and common interests, and therefore the common ground which led to the signing of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1902 had already existed in the 1880s. Such understanding fails to take account of the fact that the Qing dynasty of China had emerged as the strongest regional power in East Asia by reasserting its influence as the traditional suzerain of the region in the years prior to the First Sino-Japanese War. The British and the Japanese governments clearly recognised that it would become difficult to maintain their interests in East Asia if they antagonised the Qing by challenging its claim of suzerainty over Korea. It was difficult for them to come to closer terms when their priority before 1894-5 was to maintain good relations with China, and when they were also experiencing numerous diplomatic difficulties with each other.

The Children of Lincoln PDF Book By William D. Green

The Children of Lincoln

  • Author: William D. Green
  • ISBN Code: : 1452957398
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 904 Readers
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How white advocates of emancipation abandoned African American causes in the dark days of Reconstruction, told through the stories of four Minnesotans White people, Frederick Douglass said in a speech in 1876, were “the children of Lincoln,” while black people were “at best his stepchildren.” Emancipation became the law of the land, and white champions of African Americans in the state were suddenly turning to other causes, regardless of the worsening circumstances of black Minnesotans. Through four of these “children of Lincoln” in Minnesota, William D. Green’s book brings to light a little known but critical chapter in the state’s history as it intersects with the broader account of race in America. In a narrative spanning the years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the lives of these four Minnesotans mark the era’s most significant moments in the state, the Midwest, and the nation for the Republican Party, the Baptist church, women’s suffrage, and Native Americans. Morton Wilkinson, the state’s first Republican senator; Daniel Merrill, a St. Paul business leader who helped launch the first Black Baptist church; Sarah Burger Stearns, founder and first president of the Minnesota Woman Suffragist Association; and Thomas Montgomery, an immigrant farmer who served in the Colored Regiments in the Civil War: each played a part in securing the rights of African Americans and each abandoned the fight as the forces of hatred and prejudice increasingly threatened those hard-won rights. Moving from early St. Paul and Fort Snelling to the Civil War and beyond, The Children of Lincoln reveals a pattern of racial paternalism, describing how even “enlightened” white Northerners, fatigued with the “Negro Problem,” would come to embrace policies that reinforced a notion of black inferiority. Together, their lives—so differently and deeply connected with nineteenth-century race relations—create a telling portrait of Minnesota as a microcosm of America during the tumultuous years of Reconstruction.

Reform in the Ottoman Empire, 1856-1876 PDF Book By Roderic H. Davison

Reform in the Ottoman Empire, 1856-1876

  • Author: Roderic H. Davison
  • ISBN Code: : 1400878764
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Page : 494 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 451 Readers
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The author examines in detail the Tanzimat reforms, focusing on the crucial phase between the reform edict of 1856 and the constitution of 1876. Originally published in 1963. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.