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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 : 9781479830473
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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The American Indian Frontier

Author : William Christie Macleod
ISBN : 9781136204906
Genre : History
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Originally published between 1920-1970,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00
Category: History

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

The Emerald Frontier Project

Author : Roger L. Brewer
ISBN : 9781452041056
Genre : Education
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Max Brown woke up one day after taking early retirement from his life long teaching position and realized that he needed something to do with the rest of his life. With the help of the local School Superintendent, he found a group of very special kids that needed him as much as he needed them. These young people had a great deal of potential, but because of abilities that were above and beyond the norm, they were considered to be outcast. They wanted to hide there god given gifts and blend into society. Once Max and his wife Lauren began working with the group, they began to realize their potential. As more and more young people joined the group, the stronger their skills became and the more they realized that they are not different, but rather they are gifted. Max and Lauren invite you to come along on a journey to a world of tomorrow.
Category: Education

Frontier Cities

Author : Jay Gitlin
ISBN : 9780812207576
Genre : History
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Macau, New Orleans, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. All of these metropolitan centers were once frontier cities, urban areas irrevocably shaped by cross-cultural borderland beginnings. Spanning a wide range of periods and locations, and including stories of eighteenth-century Detroit, nineteenth-century Seattle, and twentieth-century Los Angeles, Frontier Cities recovers the history of these urban places and shows how, from the start, natives and newcomers alike shared streets, buildings, and interwoven lives. Not only do frontier cities embody the earliest matrix of the American urban experience; they also testify to the intersections of colonial, urban, western, and global history. The twelve essays in this collection paint compelling portraits of frontier cities and their inhabitants: the French traders who bypassed imperial regulations by throwing casks of brandy over the wall to Indian customers in eighteenth-century Montreal; Isaac Friedlander, San Francisco's "Grain King"; and Adrien de Pauger, who designed the Vieux Carré in New Orleans. Exploring the economic and political networks, imperial ambitions, and personal intimacies of frontier city development, this collection demonstrates that these cities followed no mythic line of settlement, nor did they move lockstep through a certain pace or pattern of evolution. An introduction puts the collection in historical context, and the epilogue ponders the future of frontier cities in the midst of contemporary globalization. With innovative concepts and a rich selection of maps and images, Frontier Cities imparts a crucial untold chapter in the construction of urban history and place.
Category: History

Early Twentieth Century Frontier Dramas On Broadway

Author : R. Wattenberg
ISBN : 9780230119147
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace.
Category: Literary Criticism