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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

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

Go For It

Author : Judith Kleinfeld
ISBN : 0972494421
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

The Frontier In American Culture

Author : Richard White
ISBN : 0520915321
Genre : History
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Log cabins and wagon trains, cowboys and Indians, Buffalo Bill and General Custer. These and other frontier images pervade our lives, from fiction to films to advertising, where they attach themselves to products from pancake syrup to cologne, blue jeans to banks. Richard White and Patricia Limerick join their inimitable talents to explore our national preoccupation with this uniquely American image. Richard White examines the two most enduring stories of the frontier, both told in Chicago in 1893, the year of the Columbian Exposition. One was Frederick Jackson Turner's remarkably influential lecture, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History"; the other took place in William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's flamboyant extravaganza, "The Wild West." Turner recounted the peaceful settlement of an empty continent, a tale that placed Indians at the margins. Cody's story put Indians—and bloody battles—at center stage, and culminated with the Battle of the Little Bighorn, popularly known as "Custer's Last Stand." Seemingly contradictory, these two stories together reveal a complicated national identity. Patricia Limerick shows how the stories took on a life of their own in the twentieth century and were then reshaped by additional voices—those of Indians, Mexicans, African-Americans, and others, whose versions revisit the question of what it means to be an American. Generously illustrated, engagingly written, and peopled with such unforgettable characters as Sitting Bull, Captain Jack Crawford, and Annie Oakley, The Frontier in American Culture reminds us that despite the divisions and denials the western movement sparked, the image of the frontier unites us in surprising ways.
Category: History

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


Author : Matt Neuburg
ISBN : UCSD:31822025900218
Genre : Computers
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Packed with examples, advice, and tips, the first book devoted entirely to teaching and documenting Userland Frontier teaches developers how to use Frontier's pre-written scripts to improve their Internet site, automate repetitive processes, and more. Original. (Intermediate).
Category: Computers

Find Your Own Frontier

Author : Mary Margaret Stroh
ISBN : UOM:39015070325546
Genre : Education
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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 Woman

Author : Joan Johnston
ISBN : 0307422925
Genre : Fiction
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The prequel to the New York Times bestseller The Texan Sprawling 1840s Texas comes alive in the hands of Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and The Texan. Introducing the unforgettable Creed dynasty, transporting us back to a wild, lawless frontier, Johnston brings us a stirring, passionate story of Texas Ranger Jarrett Creed and the free-spirited beauty who captures his heart—a woman sworn to love no man. FRONTIER WOMAN Captured by Comanches as a boy, Jarrett Creed grew to manhood torn between two worlds. But with the young republic under siege from ravaging Mexican armies and marauding Indian tribes alike, he made his choice. Now, as a secret government mission brings the Texas Ranger to lovely Cricket Stewart’s door, he must choose again. The youngest daughter of a wealthy gentleman planter, Cricket lives life as she pleases and vows never to be a wife to any man. Until the day Jarrett Creed saves her from avenging Comanches . . . by claiming her as his bride. The last thing either expects is to fall in love. But as a traitorous conspiracy and a secret tragedy test their newfound union, a wild-spirited beauty and a Texas lawman will discover just how far they will go for their precious homeland—and for a love that could free them from the sorrows of the past. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Frontier Romance

Author : Judith Kleinfeld
ISBN : 9781602231900
Genre : Psychology
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Anyone curious about what drew people like Christopher McCandless (the subject of Into the Wild) and John Muir to Alaska will find nuanced answers in Frontier Romance, Judith Kleinfeld’s thoughtful study of the iconic American love of the frontier and its cultural influence. Kleinfeld considers the subject through three catagories: rebellion, redemption, and rebirth; escape and healing; and utopian community. Within these categories she explores the power of narrative to shape lives through concrete, compelling examples—both heart-warming and horrifying. Ultimately, Kleinfeld argues that the frontier narrative enables Americans—born or immigrant—to live deliberately, to gather courage, and to take risks, face danger, and seize freedom rather than fear it.
Category: Psychology