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Their Own Frontier

Author : Shirley A. Leckie
ISBN : 0803229585
Genre : Social Science
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Biographers describe the struggles and contributions of female scholars researching Indians of the American West in the early 1900s.
Category: Social Science

Jews On The Frontier

Author : Shari Rabin
ISBN : 9781479869855
Genre : History
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An engaging history of how Jews forged their own religious culture on the American frontier Jews on the Frontier offers a religious history that begins in an unexpected place: on the road. Shari Rabin recounts the journey of Jewish people as they left Eastern cities and ventured into the American West and South during the nineteenth century. It brings to life the successes and obstacles of these travels, from the unprecedented economic opportunities to the anonymity and loneliness that complicated the many legal obligations of traditional Jewish life. Without government-supported communities or reliable authorities, where could one procure kosher meat? Alone in the American wilderness, how could one find nine co-religionists for a minyan (prayer quorum)? Without identity documents, how could one really know that someone was Jewish? Rabin argues that Jewish mobility during this time was pivotal to the development of American Judaism. In the absence of key institutions like synagogues or charitable organizations which had played such a pivotal role in assimilating East Coast immigrants, ordinary Jews on the frontier created religious life from scratch, expanding and transforming Jewish thought and practice. Jews on the Frontier vividly recounts the story of a neglected era in American Jewish history, offering a new interpretation of American religions, rooted not in congregations or denominations, but in the politics and experiences of being on the move. This book shows that by focusing on everyday people, we gain a more complete view of how American religion has taken shape. This book follows a group of dynamic and diverse individuals as they searched for resources for stability, certainty, and identity in a nation where there was little to be found.
Category: History

Go For It

Author : Judith Kleinfeld
ISBN : 0972494464
Genre : Self-Help
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In the wake of national tragedies and an economic downturn, a popular Alaskan psychologist tells dispirited Americans how to find happiness and success--on their own terms--by recovering the confidence, independence, and optimism that is so vital a part of the American psyche. The key, says Judith Klienfeld, is to explore your frontiers: Ignore convention. Know anything is possible. Be true to yourself. Define your own success. Accept true freedom and its responsibilities. The author says even people in New York and Chicago as well as small, weary towns everywhere can explore new frontiers with the same enormous sense of possibility and promise that still exists in Alaska.
Category: Self-Help

A Hard Won Life

Author : H. Norman Hyatt
ISBN : 1591521289
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The outline of this book is based on the memoirs of Fred Van Blaricom.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Find Your Own Frontier

Author : Mary Margaret Stroh
ISBN : UOM:39015070325546
Genre : Education
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A Texas Frontier

Author : Ty Cashion
ISBN : 0806128550
Genre : History
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diversification to form a ranching-based social and economic way of life. The process turned a largely southern people into westerners. Others helped shape the history of the Clear Fork country as well. Notable among them were Anglo men and women - some of them earnest settlers, others unscrupulous opportunists - who followed the first pioneers; Indians of various tribes who claimed the land as their own or who were forcibly settled there by the white government; and.
Category: History

Gunfighters Highwaymen Vigilantes

Author : Roger D. McGrath
ISBN : 0520060261
Genre : History
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From the Preface: On the frontier, says conventional wisdom, a structured society did not exist and social control was largely absent; law enforcement and the criminal justice system had limited, if any, influence; and danger--both from man and from the elements--was ever present. This view of the frontier is projected by motion pictures, television, popular literature, and most scholarly histories. But was the frontier really all that violent? What was the nature of the violence that did occur? Were frontier towns more violent that cities in the East? Has America inherited a violent way of life from the frontier? Was the frontier more violent than the United States is today? This book attempts to answer these questions and others about violence and lawlessness on the frontier and do so in a new way. Whereas most authors have drawn their conclusions about frontier violence from the exploits of a few notorious badmen and outlaws and from some of the more famous incidents and conflicts, I have chosen to focus on two towns that I think were typical of the frontier--the mining frontier specifically--and to investigate all forms of violence and lawlessness that occurred in and around those towns.
Category: History

Frontier Nomads Of Iran

Author : Richard Tapper
ISBN : 0521583365
Genre : History
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Richard Tapper's 1997 book, which is based on three decades of ethnographic fieldwork and extensive documentary research, traces the political and social history of the Shahsevan, one of the major nomadic peoples of Iran. The story is a dramatic one, recounting the mythical origins of the tribes, their unification as a confederacy, and their decline under the Pahlavi Shahs. The book is intended as a contribution to three different debates. The first concerns the riddle of Shahsevan origins, while another considers how far changes in tribal social and political formations are a function of relations with states. The third discusses how different constructions of the identity of a particular people determine their view of the past. In this way, the book promises not only to make a major contribution to the history and anthropology of the Middle East and Central Asia, but also to theoretical debates in both disciplines.
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Iroquois Diplomacy On The Early American Frontier

Author : Timothy John Shannon
ISBN : 067001897X
Genre : History
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A vivid portrait of the Iroquois nation during colonial America offers insight into their formidable influence over regional politics, their active participation in period trade, and their neutral stance throughout the Anglo-French imperial wars. 15,000 first printing.
Category: History