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George Washington S 1791 Southern Tour

Author : Warren L. Bingham
ISBN : 9781625857538
Genre : History
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Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America. The journey's finale was the Southern Tour, begun in March 1791. The long and arduous trek from the capital, Philadelphia, passed through seven states and the future Washington, D.C. But the focus was on Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. The president kept a rigorous schedule, enduring rugged roads and hazardous water crossings. His highly anticipated arrival in each destination was a community celebration with countless teas, parades, dinners and dances. Author Warren Bingham reveals the history and lore of the most beloved American president and his survey of the newly formed southern United States.
Category: History

George Washington S Journey

Author : T.H. Breen
ISBN : 9781451675436
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Follows Washington's journey to each of the original thirteen states, during which he brought the government to the people and promoted the idea of a strong federal union.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Wpa Guide To Virginia

Author : Federal Writers' Project
ISBN : 9781595342447
Genre : History
File Size : 47.3 MB
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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The WPA Guide to Virgina documents the vital role the Old Dominion played in the history of the first 150 years of the United States and before. It is packed with historical information, particularly from the Colonial and Revolutionary years, and supplemented with photos of historic buildings and sites. Also worth note are the artistic photographs of the state’s ordinary people and its natural beauty, including the Shenandoah and Chesapeake Bay regions.
Category: History

In The Footsteps Of George Washington

Author : William G. Clotworthy
ISBN : WISC:89084902667
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book identifies, describes, and provides access information 250 publicly accessible sites that commemorate the life and legacy of the first president of the United States. This book provides travellers with a roadmap to retrace many of the events and to experience many of the places that made up the life of this notable man. Section one provides a brief but unusual biography of George Washington in which emphasis is placed on the travels of the man -- his movements across the late colonial and early national landscape of eastern North America: why he travelled, what events transpired, what places were imprinted with his presence. Section two, the most extensive part of the book, identifies and describes numerous publicly accessible sites that commemorate Washington's life and accomplishments. Location and access information is provided for each site. Section three identifies sources of additional information about Washington's life and the sites that honour him.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

George Washington S 1790 Grand Tour Of Long Island

Author : Dr. Joanne S. Grasso
ISBN : 9781439664766
Genre : Photography
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After being elected president, George Washington set out to tour the new nation, which was desperate for a unifying symbol. He spent five days on Long Island in April 1790, an area recovering from seven years of devastating British occupation. Washington saw it all, from Brooklyn to Patchogue to Setauket and back. He was honored at each stop and wrote extensive diary entries about his impressions of the carriage stops for food, overnight stays at taverns and private homes, as well as his vision for the future of the region. Author Dr. Joanne S. Grasso traces this momentous journey.
Category: Photography

Handbook Of The Linguistic Atlas Of The Middle And South Atlantic States

Author : William A. Kretzschmar
ISBN : 0226452832
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 63.93 MB
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Who uses "skeeter hawk," "snake doctor," and "dragonfly" to refer to the same insect? Who says "gum band" instead of "rubber band"? The answers can be found in the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS), the largest single survey of regional and social differences in spoken American English. It covers the region from New York state to northern Florida and from the coastline to the borders of Ohio and Kentucky. Through interviews with nearly twelve hundred people conducted during the 1930s and 1940s, the LAMSAS mapped regional variations in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation at a time when population movements were more limited than they are today, thus providing a unique look at the correspondence of language and settlement patterns. This handbook is an essential guide to the LAMSAS project, laying out its history and describing its scope and methodology. In addition, the handbook reveals biographical information about the informants and social histories of the communities in which they lived, including primary settlement areas of the original colonies. Dialectologists will rely on it for understanding the LAMSAS, and historians will find it valuable for its original historical research. Since much of the LAMSAS questionnaire concerns rural terms, the data collected from the interviews can pinpoint such language differences as those between areas of plantation and small-farm agriculture. For example, LAMSAS reveals that two waves of settlement through the Appalachians created two distinct speech types. Settlers coming into Georgia and other parts of the Upper South through the Shenandoah Valley and on to the western side of the mountain range had a Pennsylvania-influenced dialect, and were typically small farmers. Those who settled the Deep South in the rich lowlands and plateaus tended to be plantation farmers from Virginia and the Carolinas who retained the vocabulary and speech patterns of coastal areas. With these revealing findings, the LAMSAS represents a benchmark study of the English language, and this handbook is an indispensable guide to its riches.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

1001 Questions Answered About Trees

Author : Rutherford Platt
ISBN : 9780486167817
Genre : Nature
File Size : 72.20 MB
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Fascinating, fact-filled reference provides detailed data about age, size, and weight; suggestions for identifying trees, what trees to look for in certain states, much more. Over 100 illustrations, 21 photographs.
Category: Nature

Insiders Guide To North Carolina S Central Coast And New Bern

Author : Martha L. Hall
ISBN : 0762748346
Genre : Travel
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New Look for Insiders’ Guide Series We’ve rolled-out a new design this year for the highly popular Insiders’ Guide series. This acclaimed travel series that has sold more than a million copies boasts a new look, focusing on high-end photography of each book’s subject. We’ve removed all text but the title from the cover, allowing for the cover photo to be the main focus. Each title’s spine will feature bright bands of color representing the breadth of travel our readers enjoy, and making for a striking appearance when books in the series are shelved together. Look for this eye-catching redesign at a bookstore near you!
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South Carolina In 1791

Author : Terry W. Lipscomb
ISBN : NYPL:33433048782910
Genre : History
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Category: History