By Robert W. Schramm
By Robert W. Schramm
By Paul Gaston
By Susan Branson
In 1823, the History of the distinguished Mrs. Ann Carson rattled Philadelphia society and have become some of the most scandalous, and eagerly learn, memoirs of the age. This story of a girl who attempted to rescue her lover from the gallows and tried to kidnap the governor of Pennsylvania tantalized its viewers with illicit love, betrayal, and murder.
Carson's ghostwriter, Mary Clarke, used to be no much less bold. Clarke pursued risky institutions and wrote scandalous exposés in keeping with her personal and others' stories. She immersed herself on the planet of criminals and disreputable actors, utilizing her acquaintance with this demimonde to form a occupation as a sensationalist writer.
In Dangerous to Know, Susan Branson follows the attention-grabbing lives of Ann Carson and Mary Clarke, providing an interesting learn of gender and sophistication within the early 19th century. based on Branson, episodes in either women's lives illustrate their struggles inside a society that restricted women's actions and targets. She argues that either girls concurrently attempted to comply to and manage the dominant sexual, monetary, and social ideologies of the time. of their personal lives and during their writing, the pair challenged conventions prescribed by way of those ideologies to additional their very own ends and redefine what was once attainable for ladies in early American public life.
By John Virtue
By L. Diane Barnes,Brian Schoen,Frank Towers
By Robert Schrage
By Robert Jones
The gunslinger type is targeted on humans recognized for dealing with a gun, who weren't (primarily) in legislations enforcement. this might comprise scouts, outlaws, objective shooters, and “quick draw artists”. one of the names within the "Top 10": Annie Oakley, Butch Cassidy, John Wesley Hardin, document Holliday, Billy the child and Jesse James.
The lawman type comprises “gunmen” sheriffs, referred to as a lot for his or her taking pictures and quickly draw skill as for his or her legislations enforcement talents, and likewise a number of specialist legislations enforcement body of workers who made their careers as sheriffs or marshals, and began to boost what later may turn into average systems for cops within the twentieth century. one of the "Top 10" within the lawman classification: Wyatt Earp, Wild invoice Hickok, Pat Garrett, Allan Pinkerton and Seth Bullock.
This version comprises forty photographs, with 14 of them in color.
By J. Evetts Haley
An intriguing tale of a Texas Ranger, adventurer, and immigration officer who grew to become a logo of his age whereas playing with dying within the wild frontier areas of Texas, Arizona, and outdated and New Mexico. Charles Goodnight knew the West of Jim Bridger, equipment Carson, Dick Wooton, St. Vrain, and Lucien Maxwell. He ranged a rustic as huge as Bridger ranged. He rode with the confidence of Fremont, guided by way of the craft of Carson. His full of life zest for all times enabled him to stay intensely and amply, and during this publication through J. Evetts Haley, himself no stranger to the West, presents an absolutely readable and demanding western biography, vividly instructed, exciting, witty, and fully authentic.
By Linda Carlson
2004 Washington nation publication Award Finalist
"Company town." The phrases evoke photos of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in remoted villages, of wages paid in scrip solid in basic terms at price-gouging corporation shops, of paternalistic employers. yet those stereotypes are outmoded, specially for these corporation cities that flourished good into the 20 th century. In corporation cities of the Pacific Northwest, Linda Carlson offers a extra balanced and reasonable examine those "intentional communities."
Drawing from citizens� recollections, modern newspaper bills, corporation newsletters and histories, census and faculty files, and location plans, Carlson seems to be at cities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. She examines how businesses went approximately controlling housing, faith, taxes, liquor, prostitution, and union organizers. This brilliant background supplies the main points of everyday life in groups that have been usually distant and topic to serious climate. It appears to be like on the tragedies and celebrations: sawmill injuries, mine cave-ins, and avalanches in addition to Independence Day picnics, tuition graduations, and yuletide events. eventually, it tells what occurred whilst humans left--when they misplaced their jobs, whilst the kin breadwinner died or used to be disabled, whilst the mill closed.
An plentiful number of illustrations, such a lot by no means formerly released, broadens the allure of this vigorous and well-researched book.
By James Gindlesperger,Suzanne Gindlesperger
In their award-winning so that you imagine you recognize Gettysburg? James and Suzanne Gindlesperger needed to make tough judgements whilst determining which of the 2 hundred websites to incorporate out of the 1,300 battlefield monuments. At their widespread ebook signings in Gettysburg, shoppers have been requested for a moment quantity in order that they may well research much more concerning the monuments during the park.
In so that you imagine you recognize Gettysburg? quantity 2, the Gindlespergers expound at the histories of an extra 2 hundred+ park sights. the realm maps and 270+ colour images make this consultant a welcome boost for the park customer or the armchair traveler.