Early New England

A Covenanted Society


Author: David A. Weir

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802813527

Category: History

Page: 460

View: 7032

The idea of covenant was at the heart of early New England society. In this singular book David Weir explores the origins and development of covenant thought in America by analyzing the town and church documents written and signed by seventeenth-century New Englanders. Unmatched in the breadth of its scope, this study takes into account all of the surviving covenants in all of the New England colonies. Weir's comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century covenants leads to a more complex picture of early New England than what emerges from looking at only a few famous civil covenants like the Mayflower Compact. His work shows covenant theology being transformed into a covenantal vision for society but also reveals the stress and strains on church-state relationships that eventually led to more secularized colonial governments in eighteenth-century New England. He concludes that New England colonial society was much more "English" and much less "American" than has often been thought, and that the New England colonies substantially mirrored religious and social change in Old England.

New England in U.S. Government Publications, 1789-1849

An Annotated Bibliography


Author: Suzanne M. Clark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281280

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 4089

The period from 1789 to 1849 is one of the most eventful in U.S. history. It includes the first Congress, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the territorial expansion of the United States. This bibliography provides references to New England and New Englanders in U.S. government publications issued during that period. It traces the origin of many of the social, fiscal, and foreign policies that were instrumental in the development of the country and whose consequences still affect us today. Included are nearly 4,000 annotated entries arranged chronologically by Congress and Session within each state. Within each Session, the citations are arranged alphabetically by the congressional speakers, followed by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate reports and documents, which are arranged alphabetically by title. Thus the reader may scan the entries in a particular section to get an overview of the chief issues in a state during the period, or the reader may consult the extensive indexes to locate works by particular authors or on specific topics.

Summer by the Seaside

The Architecture of New England Coastal Resort Hotels, 1820-1950


Author: Bryant Franklin Tolles

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584655763

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

View: 6854

A sweeping, richly illustrated architectural study of the large, historic New England coastal resort hotels

The Star That Set

The Vermont Republican Party, 1854-1974


Author: Samuel B. Hand

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106006

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 5815

For over a century, from 1854, the year the party was organized, until 1958, Vermonters never failed to elect Republicans to its state and national offices, and every four years they returned a slate of electors pledged to the Republican presidential nominee. The Vermont GOP was trumpeted as the star that never set in the Republican Party's political firmament, until the decline of family farms and the influx of Democrat-leaning urbanites in the 1960s and 1970s eroded the bedrock of Vermont's GOP base. Encompassing the years 1854 to 1974, Samuel Hand's superb historical study documents the rise and fall of Vermont republicanism, exploring the personalities and the religious, political, and social institutions that constituted the Vermont Republican Party. More than simply the authoritative telling of a remarkable century of hegemony for the Vermont GOP, The Star That Set is a compelling story of the waning importance of party in modern American political life.

Encyclopedia of Local History


Author: Carol Kammen,Amy H. Wilson

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 0759120501

Category: History

Page: 668

View: 9192

The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province.

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume IX: Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas


Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISBN: 9780195358827

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6262

This volume examines music's place in the process of Jewish assimilation into the modern European bourgeoisie and the role assigned to music in forging a new Jewish Israeli national identity, in maintaining a separate Sephardic identity, and in preserving a traditional Jewish life. Contributions include "On the Jewish Presence in Nineteenth Century European Musical Life," by Ezra Mendelsohn, "Musical Life in the Central European Jewish Village," by Philip V. Bohlman, "Jews and Hungarians in Modern Hungarian Musical Culture," by Judit Frigyesi, "New Directions in the Music of the Sephardic Jews," by Edwin Seroussi, "The Eretz Israeli Song and the Jewish National Fund," by Natan Shahar, "Alexander U. Boskovitch and the Quest for an Israeli Musical Style," by Jehoash Hirshberg, and "Music of Holy Argument," by Lionel Wolberger. The volume also contains essays, book reviews, and a list of recent dissertations in the field.

The Tokyo Trial

A Bibliographic Guide to English-language Sources


Author: Jeanie M. Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313315981

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 6523

As the first book-length annotated bibliography of English language sources, this volume offers a compilation of the Allied nation's trials of Japanese war criminals after World War II, collectively known as the Tokyo Trial.



Author: Sir Ernest Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521356210

Category: History

Page: 759

View: 1572

The Jews and the Expansion of Europe to the West, 1450 to 1800


Author: Paolo Bernardini,Norman Fiering

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571814302

Category: History

Page: 567

View: 395

Jews and Judaism played a significant role in the history of the expansion of Europe to the west as well as in the history of the economic, social, and religious development of the New World. They played an important role in the discovery, colonization, and eventually exploitation of the resources of the New World. Alone among the European peoples who came to the Americas in the colonial period, Jews were dispersed throughout the hemisphere; indeed, they were the only cohesive European ethnic or religious group that lived under both Catholic and Protestant regimes, which makes their study particularly fruitful from a comparative perspective. As distinguished from other religious or ethnic minorities, the Jewish struggle was not only against an overpowering and fierce nature but also against the political regimes that ruled over the various colonies of the Americas and often looked unfavorably upon the establishment and tleration of Jewish communities in their own territory. Jews managed to survive and occasionally to flourish against all odds, and their history in the Americas is one of the more fascinating chapters in the early modern history of European expansion.

A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University

With Selected Annotations


Author: Julius J. Marke

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363919

Category: Law

Page: 1372

View: 8777

Marke, Julius J., Editor. A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University With Selected Annotations. New York: The Law Center of New York University, 1953. xxxi, 1372 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-19939. ISBN 1-886363-91-9. Cloth. $195. * Reprint of the massive, well-annotated catalogue compiled by the librarian of the School of Law at New York University. Classifies approximately 15,000 works excluding foreign law, by Sources of the Law, History of Law and its Institutions, Public and Private Law, Comparative Law, Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law, Political and Economic Theory, Trials, Biography, Law and Literature, Periodicals and Serials and Reference Material. With a thorough subject and author index. This reference volume will be of continuous value to the legal scholar and bibliographer, due not only to the works included but to the authoritative annotations, often citing more than one source. Besterman, A World Bibliography of Bibliographies 3461.

Supplement to the Dictionary of American Library Biography


Author: Wayne A. Wiegand

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780872875869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 9312

This work records the accomplishments of the leaders of library science with 51 thoroughly researched biographies of individuals whose contributions have profoundly influenced the profession's history. The biographical sketches, ranging in length from 1,400 to 4,000 words, were researched, written, and reviewed by noted authorities in the library and information science community.

Patent and Trademark Information

Uses and Perspectives


Author: Virginia Ann Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136379002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 2336

Discover new techniques for researching patents and trademarks! Patent and Trademark Information: Uses and Perspectives addresses an essential yet undervalued and often underused class of scientific and technical information. Library staff, information specialists, corporation heads and administrators, inventors, school faculty, scientists, engineers, and engineering, science and library students will gain valuable insight on historical research, practical applications, and the availability and accessibility of patenting authorities. This book focuses on methods for searching international patents and trademark information for patrons of the library using the Internet, databases, and other sources. This book contains tips and nuts-and-bolts advice from experienced librarians who either practice in patent and trademark depository libraries or are experts in researching patents for library patrons. Their advice will help you navigate decision points and search paths for locating patent and trademark information from state, federal, and international sources. Special features include tables and figures, as well as bibliographies that provide extensive resources for locating additional information. The first half of the book is dedicated to issues involving patents, including: disseminating enemy technical information during World War II basic novelty patent searching in seven steps using patent information for historical genealogical research [email protected]®—Europe’s network of patent databases regional patent systems—a challenge for the international searcher patent data for technology assessment—applications, patent databases, and retrieval methods The second half of Patent and Trademark Information guides you in searching out trademarks, company and owner names, and databases. An entire chapter is dedicated to searching for trademark and/or company names for each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Another chapter investigates five free international Web-based patent sites.

Peace Movement Organizations and Activists in the U.S.

An Analytic Bibliography


Author: John Lofland,Victoria Lee Johnson,Pamela Kato

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560240754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

View: 7688

Here is the most comprehensive compilation and analytic classification of book-length publications on the immense upwelling of peace activism that occurred in the United States during the 1980's. It is an indispensable reference addition to the bookshelf of all researchers of peace movements in the United States. Focusing on the post-World War II years with particular attention to the 1980's, this volume is an extensive bibliography of books categorized into six categories by theory: “transcenders, educators, intellectuals, politicians, protestors, and prophets.” Peace Movement Organizations and Activists in the United States: An Analytic Bibliography is an indispensable tool for researchers and students of peace movements from several disciplines including history, political science, security studies, sociology, and international relations.

April Hopes


Author: William Dean Howells,Kermit Vanderbilt,Don Lewis Cook

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253307705

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 7861

Asian-American Poets

A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook


Author: Guiyou Huang,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 9570

Even though Asian American literature is enjoying an impressive critical popularity, its poetry has been a neglected area of study. This reference helps remedy that situation by providing extended entries on 48 American poets of Asian descent. The entries are arranged alphabetically and each is written by an authority in the field. Each includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a review of the poet's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary works. The volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography. As an overview of Asian American poetry, this volume synthesizes current research and points to the urgent need for additional scholarship.