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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

Men And Manliness On The Frontier

Author : R. Hogg
ISBN : 9781137284259
Genre : History
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In mid-nineteenth-century Britain, there existed a dominant discourse on what it meant to be a man –denoted by the term 'manliness'. Based on the sociological work of R.W. Connell and others who argue that gender is performative, Robert Hogg asks how British men performed manliness on the colonial frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia.
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

Transformations On The Bengal Frontier

Author : Subhajyoti Ray
ISBN : 9781136848582
Genre : History
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An analysis of the socio-economic changes brought about by colonial rule in a frontier area of Bengal, Jalpaiguri. Challenging long established debates focused around the powers of dominant groups over a settled peasantry, this book broadens our perspective on the 18th century, promoting a deeper understanding of the change-over from the pre-colonial to the colonial era.
Category: History

On The Religious Frontier

Author : Firouzeh Mostashari
ISBN : 1850437718
Genre : History
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This book examines the history of Muslim Azerbaijan under Christian Orthodox Russian imperial rule and the attempts of the Russian administrators of the Caucasus to integrate the region into the empire. Firouzeh Mostashari presents the formation of a Russian colonial administration in the Muslim Caucasus; subsequent social, political and economic development and the local response to conquest, military rule and Russification. Central to the study is the concept of a religious and cultural frontier separating Orthodox Russia and Muslim Azerbaijan. On the Religious Frontier offers a fascinating insight into how the seeds of conflict in today's Caucasus were sown during Tsarist Russia.
Category: History

Freedom S Frontier

Author : Stacey L. Smith
ISBN : 9781469607696
Genre : History
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Most histories of the Civil War era portray the struggle over slavery as a conflict that exclusively pitted North against South, free labor against slave labor, and black against white. In Freedom's Frontier, Stacey L. Smith examines the battle over slavery as it unfolded on the multiracial Pacific Coast. Despite its antislavery constitution, California was home to a dizzying array of bound and semibound labor systems: African American slavery, American Indian indenture, Latino and Chinese contract labor, and a brutal sex traffic in bound Indian and Chinese women. Using untapped legislative and court records, Smith reconstructs the lives of California's unfree workers and documents the political and legal struggles over their destiny as the nation moved through the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction. Smith reveals that the state's anti-Chinese movement, forged in its struggle over unfree labor, reached eastward to transform federal Reconstruction policy and national race relations for decades to come. Throughout, she illuminates the startling ways in which the contest over slavery's fate included a western struggle that encompassed diverse labor systems and workers not easily classified as free or slave, black or white.
Category: History

Fathers On The Frontier

Author : Michael Pasquier
ISBN : 9780195372335
Genre : History
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Michael Pasquier examines the 'lived' religion of French missionaries in their daily encounters with anti-Catholic Protestants and anti-clerical Catholics on the American frontier.
Category: History

Atomic Frontier Days

Author : John M. Findlay
ISBN : 9780295802985
Genre : History
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Outstanding Title by Choice Magazine On the banks of the Pacific Northwest�s greatest river lies the Hanford nuclear reservation, an industrial site that appears to be at odds with the surrounding vineyards and desert. The 586-square-mile compound on the Columbia River is known both for its origins as part of the Manhattan Project, which made the first atomic bombs, and for the monumental effort now under way to clean up forty-five years of waste from manufacturing plutonium for nuclear weapons. Hanford routinely makes the news, as scientists, litigants, administrators, and politicians argue over its past and its future. It is easy to think about Hanford as an expression of federal power, a place apart from humanity and nature, but that view distorts its history. Atomic Frontier Days looks through a wider lens, telling a complex story of production, community building, politics, and environmental sensibilities. In brilliantly structured parallel stories, the authors bridge the divisions that accompany Hanford�s headlines and offer perspective on today�s controversies. Influenced as much by regional culture, economics, and politics as by war, diplomacy, and environmentalism, Hanford and the Tri-Cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick illuminate the history of the modern American West.
Category: History

Studies Of The Niagara Frontier

Author : Frank Hayward Severance
ISBN : 9780788408458
Genre : History
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What distinguishes this book from most regional histories is the compilation of literary narratives from various early visitors, giving it an artistic vitality. The first third of this volume is the Niagara region as seen through the eyes of poets, writer
Category: History