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Alaska History. An Annotated Bibliography by Marvin W. Falk

By Marvin W. Falk

Marvin W. Falk deals a systemic and choose directory of simply over 3,000 guides at the background of Alaska, released from the 18th century to early 2004. Early explorations have been carried out by way of nationals from numerous international locations, and the consequences have been released in Russian, German, French, Spanish, and English. a lot of those international language money owed were released in translation and are incorporated within the bibliography.This bibliography covers a large span of Alaskan background together with ancient literature from: Discovery in 1741 The Russian interval finishing in 1867 The U.S. territorial interval finishing with statehood in 1959 The oil growth

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Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers by Robert M. Utley

By Robert M. Utley

From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers were celebrated in truth and fiction for his or her bold exploits in bringing justice to the outdated West. In Lone superstar Justice, best-selling writer Robert M. Utley captures the 1st hundred years of Ranger heritage, in a story choked with adventures helpful of Zane gray or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers all started within the 1820s as unfastened teams of citizen squaddies, banding jointly to chase Indians and Mexicans at the uncooked Texas frontier. Utley exhibits how, below the management of fellows like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, those fiercely self reliant warring parties have been remodeled right into a well-trained, cohesive workforce. Armed with a innovative new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they grew to become a perilous combating strength, even if combating Comanches at the plains or storming the town of Monterey within the Mexican-American warfare. because the Rangers developed from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by means of 1874, they discovered to stand new risks, together with homicidal feuds, hard work moves, and vigilantes grew to become mobs. They battled teach robbers, livestock thieves and different outlaws--it used to be Rangers, for instance, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the main feared gunman within the West. in response to exhaustive examine in Texas files, this is often the main authoritative historical past of the Texas Rangers in over part a century. it is going to stand along different classics of Western historical past via Robert M. Utley--a vibrant portrait of the outdated West and of the mythical males who saved the legislations at the lawless frontier.

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Dictionary of North Carolina biography, Volume 3 by William S. Powell

By William S. Powell

The main complete country venture of its sort, the Dictionary presents info on a few 4,000 extraordinary North Carolinians whose accomplishments and low misdeeds span 4 centuries. a lot of the bibliographic info present in the six volumes has been compiled for the 1st time. the entire individuals integrated are deceased. they're local North Carolinians, irrespective of the place they made the contributions for which they're famous, or non-natives whose contributions have been made in North Carolina.

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Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle (Oklahoma by William T. Hagan

By William T. Hagan

Charles Goodnight used to be a pioneer of the early diversity livestock industry—an opinionated and profane yet full of life and popular rancher.

Goodnight’s tale is now re-examined by way of William T. Hagan during this short, authoritative account that considers the function of ranching in general—and Goodnight in particular—in the improvement of the Texas Panhandle. the 1st significant reassessment of his existence in seventy years, Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle lines its subject’s existence from hardscrabble farmer to farm animals baron, giving shut consciousness to lesser-known elements of his final thirty years.

Goodnight got here up within the days whilst a lot of Texas was once unfastened variety and open to occupancy through any cattleman courageous sufficient to stake a declare. Hagan indicates how Goodnight discovered the livestock company and have become essentially the most recognized ranchers of the Southwest. Hagan additionally provides a clearer photo than ever prior to of Goodnight’s enterprise preparations and investments, together with the monetary setbacks of his later life.

As interesting because it is informative, Hagan’s account takes readers again to the Palo Duro Canyon and the Staked Plains to proportion insights into the cattleman’s life—riding the diversity, battling grass fires, using livestock to the closest railhead—the very stuff of cowboy legend and lore. This interesting biography enriches our knowing of a Texas icon.

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Rural Life and Culture in the Upper Cumberland by Michael E. Birdwell, W. Calvin Dickinson

By Michael E. Birdwell, W. Calvin Dickinson

Tennessee historical past e-book Award Finalist the higher Cumberland sector of Kentucky and Tennessee, frequently considered as remoted and out of speed with the remainder of the rustic, has a much richer historical past and tradition than has been documented. The individuals to Rural lifestyles and tradition within the higher Cumberland speak about an in depth array of topics, together with well known tune, video clips, structure, folklore, faith, and literature. Seventeen unique essays by way of admired students similar to Lynwood Montell, Charles Wolfe, Allison Ensor, and Jeannette Keith discover attention-grabbing tales and personalities as they discover themes together with wartime hero Alvin C. York, Socialist social gathering Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Kate Brockford Stockton, or even a thriving nudist colony, the Timberline hotel.

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Money mountain: the story of Cripple Creek gold by Marshall Sprague

By Marshall Sprague

“No novel may comprise extra dramatic occasions than the historical past of Cripple Creek.”—Wyoming Library Roundup “This is the attention-grabbing tale of the good Cripple Creek gold mines. however it isn't really informed with myth: listed below are the apparent evidence of 1 of the main unimaginable incidents of our heritage, of a spot within the Colorado mountains the place a guy threw his hat into the air, dug the place it fell, and struck a wealthy vein of ore. . . . it's a interesting tale and the writer has instructed it well.”—Paul Engle, Chicago Tribune “Money Mountain mines as wealthy a vein of human curiosity, of sturdy accomplishment mixed with picturesque skullduggery, as one is probably going to discover in the entire annals of the western frontier. . . . nearly each web page bears proof of sufferer gaining knowledge of via previous newspaper documents, courtroom documents, pioneer memories and different imprecise assets more likely to throw gentle on occasions in and concerning the city through the fifteen years [1892–1907] while it used to be driving excessive. . . . hugely profitable examining to a person curious to grasp what demeanour of lifestyles was once lived within the wide-open mining cities of the West.”—Oscar Lewis, big apple bring in Tribune Books “A roaring tale of a roaring city. . . . It’s an actual contribution to the problem of the yank West and dandy reading.”—Saturday evaluation “Cripple Creek has discovered its historian. funds Mountain is bound to face for years as a legitimate photo of that extraordinary camp.”—New York instances e-book overview

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The Cahokia Atlas: A Historical Atlas of Cahokia Archaeology by Melvin J. Fowler

By Melvin J. Fowler

For hundreds of years, either in ancient and prehistoric occasions, the realm now ruled via St. Louis, Missouri, has been a hub of human shuttle, financial trade, and political domination of sizeable components of the North American continent. St. Louis is at the west financial institution of the Mississippi River, and simply north of the town the Missouri and Illinois rivers input the Mississippi. those 3 rivers supply entry to lots of the north-central parts of North the USA. till the arrival of the railroads within the latter 1/2 the 19th century, the confluence of those rivers shaped a middle of trade and exploitation of the west and northwest. either precolumbian and historical peoples confirmed groups during this relevant position to use this position. lately an arch has been outfitted at the riverfront to commemorate the truth that for the prior 2 hundred years St. Louis has been the gateway to the West. approximately 1,000 years in the past, besides the fact that, prehistoric Indians equipped their very own monuments attesting to the significance of the area. even though a lot that they left at the back of has been destroyed by means of centuries of city improvement and agricultural growth, some of the nice earthen mounds they equipped stay noticeable at the present time. the center piece in their career is what archaeologists have known as the Cahokia web site, now partly preserved within the Cahokia Mounds nation ancient web site around the Mississippi from St. Louis close to Collinsville, Illinois. At Cahokia lived the elite rulers and non secular leaders who ruled hundreds of thousands of farmers, hunters, investors, and artisans who populated the monstrous Mississippi floodplain round the website and who supplied the hard work to construct the huge earthworks. All have been supported by way of the wealthy usual assets of the Mississippi River Valley and through the vegetation they grew, specially corn (maize). the world flourished among approximately A.D. a thousand and 1400, yet like any cultures, the Cahokians finally succumbed to the forces of background and alter, abandoning their mounds and different is still as proof in their presence, and leaving it to 19th- and twentieth-century archaeologists to put in writing their background and inform their tale. the 1st model of this atlas used to be submitted to the Illinois division of Conservation (IDOC) in 1979. The manuscript contained purely the fabrics which are now Chapters 1 via eight. those are in basic terms description parts. In 1989, Chapters nine, 10, eleven, and Appendix 1 have been further. a couple of alterations were made during this revised model of The Cahokia Atlas. those contain a lot wanted editorial revisions to right inadvertent blunders. different adjustments are the results of carrying on with learn. Mound #96 used to be re-surveyed with shut period mapping, and this new map replaces the older one. A extra targeted description of the Jondro Mound (78) was once made, and copies of the profile and plan maps released via Moorehead are integrated. extra reviews via reviewers also are incorporated, as is an up-to-date 1990-1995 study appendix. The revised variation additionally comprises an index.

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The Enchanted Years of the Stage: Kansas City at the by Felicia Hardison Londre

By Felicia Hardison Londre

Sarah Bernhardt, Sir Henry Irving, Edwin sales space. there has been a time once they all performed Kansas urban. From star-studded engagements at ornate opera homes to risqu?? indicates in Fourth highway honky-tonks, Kansas urban was once a cow city that desired to civilize itself during the acting arts. and since it was once a railway hub within the heyday of trouping, it opened its doorways to the United States s touring performers. Drawing at the reminiscences of well known theater critic David Austin Latchaw and on newspaper data of the period, Felicia Londr?? has gleaned long-lost nuggets of theater existence either the valid level and well known fare to create a desirable account of a urban and its theater tradition.

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