History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan

With Illustration and Biographical Sketches (Classic Reprint)


Author: D. W. Ensign

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265229163

Category: Reference

Page: 810

View: 1357

Excerpt from History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan: With Illustration and Biographical Sketches The amount of time and labor which has been expended in the preparation of this history is great. Iome of the material has been gleaned from the very few (reliable) published works which bear upon the ubject; much more from county, township, and society records, and files of old newspapers; but by far the greater part has been obtained from the oldest residents and best-informed people of the two counties, - of vhom more than three hundred have been applied to for information, and have given it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Michigan Place Names

The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities


Author: Walter Romig

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318386

Category: History

Page: 673

View: 5201

From Aabec in Antrim County to Zutphen in Ottawa County, from Hell to Hooker, Michigan Place Names is a compendium of information on the origins of the state's geographical names. With alphabetically arranged thumb-nail sketches, Walter Romig introduces readers to a host of colorful personalities and episodes which have achieved notoriety, though sometimes shortlived, by devising or lending their names to the state's settlements. Romig spent more than ten years researching and documenting the entries to which he added an extensive bibliography of sources and an index of the personal names used in the text. For the curious, the librarian, the genealogist, or the historian, his book is an indispensable resource. Michigan Place Names is another "Michigan classic" reissued as a Great Lakes Book.

Historical Collections of Georgia

Containing the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc., Relating to Its History and Antiquities, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time ; Compiled from Original Records and Official Documents ; Illustrated by Nearly One Hundred Engravings


Author: George White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Georgia

Page: 688

View: 6802

The Underground Railroad in Michigan


Author: Carol E. Mull

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786455632

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 9180

Though living far north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century citizens of Michigan rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery; they published an abolitionist newspaper and founded an anti-slavery society, as well as a campaign for emancipation. By the 1840s, a prominent abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the state line to Michigan, establishing new stations on the Underground Railroad. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan’s critical role in the movement to end American slavery.

Kennesaw Mountain

Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign


Author: Earl J. Hess

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469602113

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 4991

Offers an in-depth look at the battle that became the biggest roadblock during General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War.

The Official History of Privatisation, Vol. II

Popular Capitalism, 1987-97


Author: David Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136331239

Category: History

Page: 664

View: 1450

This is Volume II of Professor Parker's authoritative Official History of Privatisation, covering the period from the re-election of Margaret Thatcher in 1987 to the election of Tony Blair in 1997. Volume II considers in detail several of the major privatisations, including those of airports, steel, water, electricity, coal and the railways, as well as a number of smaller ones. Each privatisation involved major challenges in terms of industrial restructuring, organising successful sales and, in a number of cases, establishing effective regulatory regimes. The policy evolved and new methods of selling and regulating were put in place that enabled further disposals to occur. Monolithic nationalised industries with their emphasis on the benefits of economies of scale, vertical integration and rationalisation, were replaced by industrial structures rooted in the importance of commercial management, risk taking and competition. In government departments and parts of the National Health Service, direct employees were replaced by private contractors, and private investment became a characteristic of public infrastructure in the form of PFI/PPP schemes. This study draws heavily on the official records of the British government, to which the author was given full access and on interviews with the leading figures involved in each of the privatisations, including ex-ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This book will of great interest to students of privatisation, British political history and of business and economics in general.

The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution

Or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence


Author: Benson John Lossing

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 2826

Tells the stories of the young nation and the sacrifices that made the colonies' dream of freedom become a reality.

Junius And Joseph

Presidential Politics and the Assassination of the First Mormon Prophet


Author: Robert Wicks,Fred R. Foister

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: 9780874216080

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 8816

"Junius and Joseph examines Joseph Smith's nearly forgotten [1844] presidential bid, the events leading up to his assassination on June 27, 1844, and the tangled aftermath of the tragic incident. It... establishes that Joseph Smith's murder, rather than being the deadly outcome of a spontaneous mob uprising, was in fact a carefully planned military-style execution. It is now possible to identify many of the key individuals engaged in planning his assassination as well as those who took part in the assault on Carthage jail. And furthermore, this study presents incontrovertible evidence that the effort to remove the Mormon leader from power and influence extended well beyond Hancock County [Illinois] (and included prominent Whig politicians as well as the Democratic governor of the state), thereby transforming his death from an impulsive act by local vigilantes into a political assassination sanctioned by some of the most powerful men in Illinois. The circumstances surrounding Joseph Smith's death also serve to highlight the often unrecognized truth that a full understanding of early Mormon history can be gained only when considered in the context of events taking place in American society as a whole."



Author: Judith Simpson

Publisher: North Vancouver : Whitecap Books

ISBN: 9781552851531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 63

View: 1616

Describes the landscapes, weather, geology, animals, languages, climate, and attractions found on the continent of Africa.

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism


Author: Bill W.

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alcoholics

Page: 575

View: 7055

Slavery and Plantation Growth in Antebellum Florida 1821-1860


Author: Julia Floyd Smith

Publisher: Florida and the Caribbean Open

ISBN: 9781947372627

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6198

The books in the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series demonstrate the University Press of Florida's long history of publishing Latin American and Caribbean studies titles that connect in and through Florida, highlighting the connections between the Sunshine State and its neighboring islands. Books in this series show how early explorers found and settled Florida and the Caribbean. They tell the tales of early pioneers, both foreign and domestic. They examine topics critical to the area such as travel, migration, economic opportunity, and tourism. They look at the growth of Florida and the Caribbean and the attendant pressures on the environment, culture, urban development, and the movement of peoples, both forced and voluntary. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series gathers the rich data available in these architectural, archaeological, cultural, and historical works, as well as the travelogues and naturalists' sketches of the area in prior to the twentieth century, making it accessible for scholars and the general public alike. The Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, under the Humanities Open Books program.