Northern Boundary Line

The Circumstances Leading to the Establishment, in 1769, of the Northern Boundary Line Between New Jersey and New York (Classic Reprint)


Author: William Adee Whitehead

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333716875

Category: Reference

Page: 36

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Excerpt from Northern Boundary Line: The Circumstances Leading to the Establishment, in 1769, of the Northern Boundary Line Between New Jersey and New York To narrate the circumstances which led to this last mentioned curtail ment of the dimensions of the State - presenting in succinct terms the man ner in which it was effected, and the questions involved - is the simple in tention of this paper. The subject admits of little embellishment either of language or of rhetoric, and the Society must overlook the inherent dryness of the geographical and business details which the end in view requires to be stated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.

Trust in Modern Societies

The Search for the Bases of Social Order


Author: Barbara Misztal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074566797X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3593

This is one of the first systematic discussions of the nature of trust as a means of social cohesion, discussing the works of leading social theorists on the issue of social solidarity.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans


Author: William Cooper Nell



Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

View: 8289

Born Translated

The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature


Author: Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 8319

As a growing number of contemporary novelists write for publication in multiple languages, the genre's form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather than as an afterthought. These strategies challenge the global dominance of English, complicate "native" readership, and protect creative works against misinterpretation as they circulate. They have also given rise to a new form of writing that confounds traditional models of literary history and political community. Born Translated builds a much-needed framework for understanding translation's effect on fictional works, as well as digital art, avant-garde magazines, literary anthologies, and visual media. Artists and novelists discussed include J. M. Coetzee, Junot Díaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jamaica Kincaid, Ben Lerner, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Walter Mosley, Caryl Phillips, Adam Thirlwell, Amy Waldman, and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The book understands that contemporary literature begins at once in many places, engaging in a new type of social embeddedness and political solidarity. It recasts literary history as a series of convergences and departures and, by elevating the status of "born-translated" works, redefines common conceptions of author, reader, and nation.

The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson


Author: Bernard Bailyn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674641617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

View: 1192

The life of the Massachusetts governor accused of accepting and promoting British for controls provides a loyalist perspective on the events that precipitated the American Revolution.

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location


Author: Walter G. Robillard,Donald A. Wilson,Curtis M. Brown,Winfield Eldridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470901601

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 7677

Professional surveyors and many civil engineers must understand the laws of boundaries and the evidence necessary for efficient and accurate boundary determination. This new edition of the preeminent text/reference on the subject is brought completely up to date, with new material on the use of technology in surveying and its legal ramifications, the use of forensic investigative techniques in the discovery of obscured evidence, new case law examples throughout, and new exhibits help illustrate the concepts presented.

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson


Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137902

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 1290

Detailed account of this man's remarkable life: as governor of Virginia, years in Paris, as Washington's secretary of state, life in retirement, and more. First draft of the Declaration of Independence is included.


A Community in Transition


Author: John Henrik Clarke

Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, c[1964]


Category: African Americans

Page: 223

View: 1052

History of the United States - With Index, Topical Syllabus, Footnotes, Tables of Populations and Presidents and Copious Illustrations


Author: Charles Austin Beard,Mary R. Beard

Publisher: Oxford City Press

ISBN: 9781781390856

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7857

Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948) with his wife Mary were highly influential historians in the first half of the 20th century. Their works had a major impact on American historians. This book was written in 1921 and is still one of the most interesting books on the History of the United States. It was originally written as a textbook, and consequently is a good introduction to American History from its founding to the 19th Century. It discusses history in a mixture of a chronological and thematic manner, and therefore offers the reader insights into events that one may not have otherwise connected. It contains an index, footnotes, tables of populations and Presidents, copious illustrations and a Topical Syllabus.

The Great Awakening


Author: Jonathan Edwards,C. C. Goen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300158427

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 595

View: 722

Interpreting the Great Awakening of the eighteenth century was in large part the work of Jonathan Edwards; whose writings on the subject defined the revival tradition in America. Moving from sensitive descriptions of "the Surprising work of God" in conversion to a consuming quest for the essence of true religion, and threading his way through mounting controversies over "errors in doctrine and disorders in practice," Edwards sought to locate an authentic core of evangelical experience, to define it in terms of biblical faith and psychological insight, and to defend it against both overheated zealous and rationalistic critics. The tracts that unfold his thoughts, presented here (with related correspondence ) for the first time in accurate critical texts, document a movement so significant for the American character that it has been called "our national conversion." In a carefully researched introduction, C.C. Goen identifies the "Arminian threat" to which the Northampton pastor responded at the onset of the Awakening, and traces Edwards’ understanding of vital religion as it developed in the ambiguous context of revivalism. Mr. Goen’s study also illuminates little-known aspects of A Faithful Narrative and describes the haphazard way in which that important work reached its eager audience. C.C. Goen, author of Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 (1962), is professor of church history at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

The Continental System

An Economic Interpretation


Author: Eli Filip Heckscher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blocus continental

Page: 420

View: 6588


A History of Slavery and Antislavery


Author: Seymour Drescher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139482963

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7080

In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.

The Works of Benjamin Franklin

Including the Private as Well as the Official and Scientific Correspondence Together with the Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography


Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 1104

Sketches of North Carolina

Historical and Biographical, Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers


Author: William Henry Foote

Publisher: N.A


Category: North Carolina

Page: 557

View: 4550

Dispossessing the Wilderness

Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks


Author: Mark David Spence

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142433

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 8957

National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.