Category: American History

Download e-book for kindle: Wells, Fargo & Co. Stagecoach and Train Robberies, by James B. Hume,Edited and expanded by R. Michael Wilson

By James B. Hume,Edited and expanded by R. Michael Wilson

ISBN-10: 0786448555

ISBN-13: 9780786448555

In January 1, 1885, Wells, Fargo & Company’s leader detective James B. Hume and certain agent John N. Thacker released a document summarizing the company’s losses throughout the prior 14 years. It indexed 313 stagecoach robberies, 23 burglaries, and 4 educate robberies yet incorporated very little info of the occasions themselves, focusing in its place on actual descriptions of the robbers. generally circulated, the file was once meant to aid legislations enforcement in choosing and apprehending the criminals believed nonetheless to provide a hazard to the corporate. the current quantity revisits every one crime, updating Hume and Thacker’s unique record with wealthy new info culled from neighborhood newspapers, own diary entries, and courtroom records.

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New PDF release: My Marquette

By Tyler Tichelaar

ISBN-10: 097917905X

ISBN-13: 9780979179051

My Marquette is the results of its author’s lifelong love affair along with his native land. subscribe to Tyler R. Tichelaar, 7th iteration Marquette resident and writer of The Marquette Trilogy, as he's taking you on a travel of the heritage, humans, and areas of Marquette. tales of the previous and current will go away you knowing why Marquette actually is “The Queen urban of the North.” alongside the best way, Tyler describes his personal stories turning out to be up in Marquette, remembers friends and family, and divulges the various humans at the back of his fictional characters. My Marquette bargains infrequent perception into how an writer creates fiction and gives a different evaluation of the area’s old significance. studying My Marquette is like taking a private travel of Marquette with anyone who is aware it intimately.

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Get Ramona (Images of America) PDF

By Richard L. Carrico

ISBN-10: 0738581623

ISBN-13: 9780738581620

ISBN-10: 153165407X

ISBN-13: 9781531654078

initially based as Nuevo, the neighborhood of Ramona is referred to now affectionately because the Valley of the solar and was once for many years classified the �Turkey Capital of the World.� lengthy sooner than Spanish missionaries trekked around the verdant valley, �Ipaay and Kumeyaay Indians known as the realm domestic. The temperate weather, fertile valleys, and straightforward entry to either the sea and to the mountains have made Ramona an excellent position to stay for millions of years. From the Mexican period of land supplies to this present day, Ramona has constantly been linked to ranching, rodeos, and rural existence. at the present time, nestled within the hills above San Diego, Ramona is a special mixture of rural and concrete life.

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New PDF release: Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to

By Vincent Palamara

ISBN-10: 1937584607

ISBN-13: 9781937584603

Painstakingly researched by way of an expert at the background of the key provider and in accordance with basic, firsthand debts from greater than eighty former brokers, White condo aides, and kin, this is often the definitive account of what went mistaken with John F. Kennedy’s defense element at the day he was once assassinated. The paintings presents an in depth examine how JFK might and will were secure and debunks quite a few fraudulent notions that persist in regards to the day in query, together with that JFK ordered brokers off the rear of his limousine; demanded the elimination of the bubble best that lined the automobile; and was once tricky to guard and by some means, at once or not directly, made his personal tragic dying more straightforward for an murderer or assassins. This book additionally completely investigates the threats at the president’s existence ahead of touring to Texas; the presence of unauthorized mystery provider brokers in Dealey Plaza, the positioning of the assassination; the failure of the key carrier in tracking and securing the encircling structures, overhangs, and rooftops; and the astonishing conspiratorial ideals of numerous former brokers. a major addition to the canon of works on JFK and his assassination, this learn sheds gentle at the gross negligence and, every now and then, seeming culpability, of these sworn to guard the president.

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New PDF release: Clarksville and Red River County (Images of America)

By Red River County Historical Society

ISBN-10: 0738579149

ISBN-13: 9780738579146

ISBN-10: 1531652255

ISBN-13: 9781531652258

crimson River County and Clarksville are literally older than the kingdom of Texas itself. as soon as referred to as the pink River District, the world represented all or a part of 39 present-day Texas counties. a few of the area's earliest Anglo settlements should be chanced on alongside the crimson River as early as 1816 and incorporated Pecan element, the Burkham cost, and Jonesboro, via the settling of Clarksville in 1833. lots of Texas's earliest pioneers gone through the county, together with Sam Houston, who spent his first evening in Texas in Jonesboro at James and Isabella Clark's domestic; and Davy Crockett, who frolicked at Whiterock at John Stiles's domestic sooner than he perished on the conflict of the Alamo. this present day purple River County is named the "Gateway to Texas."

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Susan Taylor Block's Wilmington (Then and Now) PDF

By Susan Taylor Block

ISBN-10: 0738525030

ISBN-13: 9780738525037

seeing that 1739, Wilmington has visible centuries of swap alongside the banks of the Cape worry River to the shorelines of the Atlantic. over the years a lot has been misplaced to warfare, overlook, and growth, yet in lots of areas the previous is definitely preserved and nonetheless seen at the present time. The city's enduring spirit is obvious in those photos of prior and present.

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Warwick: A City at the Crossroads (Making of America) by Donald A. D'Amato PDF

By Donald A. D'Amato

ISBN-10: 0738512923

ISBN-13: 9780738512921

ISBN-10: 1589731514

ISBN-13: 9781589731516

even if referred to as the retail capital of Rhode Island, Warwick is far greater than a conglomeration of procuring facilities, department stores, and business parks; it's a urban marked through a rare historical past and in lots of methods, serves as a replicate of the yank adventure. Like many groups around the usa, Warwick constructed from a rural hamlet right into a city distinct via a number of industries within the 19th century, attracting immigrants from around the globe wanting a brand new starting inside its mill villages. those industries introduced wealth and chance, and prepared the ground for Warwick's transformation from small city to cosmopolitan middle. Warwick: A urban on the Crossroads isn't really a stale chronology, yet is a piece that breathes new lifestyles into the memorable characters and occasions that formed the community's historical past over the last 4 centuries. Taking readers on a thrilling trip via Warwick's previous, this targeted illustrated background starts off with the 1st Narragansett Indian tribes that hunted amidst the virgin wasteland and information an evolving panorama touched by way of colonial payment, wars, storms, depressions, inn improvement, and industrialization up throughout the state-of-the-art. even if, the genuine degree of a neighborhood is in its humans, and Warwick possesses a amazing solid of colourful characters, akin to debatable urban father, Samuel Gorton, progressive struggle heroes Nathanael Greene and James Varnum, fabric wealthy person Robert Knight, and ratings of different particular personalities, starting from privateers and bootleggers to feared political bosses and business giants.

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Download PDF by Durwood Dunn: Cades Cove: Life Death Southern Appalachian Community

By Durwood Dunn

ISBN-10: 0870495542

ISBN-13: 9780870495540

ISBN-10: 0870495593

ISBN-13: 9780870495595

Cades Cove

The lifestyles and dying of a Southern Appalachian neighborhood, 1818-1937

Durwood Dunn

Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award!

Drawing on a wealthy trove of records by no means prior to on hand to students, the writer sketches the early pioneers, their day-by-day lives, their ideals, and their struggles to outlive and prosper during this remoted mountain neighborhood, now in the confines of the good Smoky Mountains nationwide Park.

In relocating element this ebook brings to lifestyles an remoted mountain group, its fight to outlive, and the tragedy of its demise.

"Professor Dunn offers us with a version historic research of a southern mountain community.  His findings on advertisement farming, kin, faith, and politics will problem many typical interpretations of the Appalachian past."

--Gordon B. McKinney, Western Carolina college.  

 "This is an exceptional publication. . . . it truly is regularly approximately group and interrelationships, and hence it refutes a lot of the literature that offers Southern Mountaineers as individualistic, irreligious, violent, and unlawful."

—Loyal Jones, Appalachian historical past.  

"Dunn . . . has written the best books ever produced concerning the Southern mountains."

—Virginia Quarterly overview.  

"This research bargains the 1st particular research of a distant southern Appalachian group within the 19th century.  it's going to lay to relaxation older pictures of the area as remoted and static, however it increases new questions about the character of that premodern community."

—Ronald D Eller, American ancient Review

Not purely is his publication a invaluable addition to the transforming into physique of labor spotting the complexities of southern mountain society; it's also a full of life testomony to the price of neighborhood historical past and the range of degrees at which it will probably offer major enlightenment."

—John C. Inscoe,LOCUS

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Download e-book for kindle: Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South (Southern by Jason Phillips

By Jason Phillips

ISBN-10: 0807150347

ISBN-13: 9780807150344

In this cutting edge assortment, Jason Phillips and ten different historians and literary students discover the long-lasting dynamic among historical past, literature, and tool within the American South. mixing research with storytelling, insights with own reports, they "deconstruct Dixie," insisting that writing the South's historical past capability harnessing, no longer criticizing, the inherent strength of narrative.

Contributors study white southern texts from a number of, clean views and view ways that storytelling contributed to shaping id and mould scholarship through the years. Bertram Wyatt-Brown argues that William Percy's lifestyles and paintings blurred truth and fiction to reconcile the anti-intellectual conventions of a rural, hierarchical South along with his cosmopolitan approach. Orville Vernon Burton and Ian Binnington examine nationalism, neighborhood allegiances, and the imagined neighborhood of the Confederacy. Farrell O'Gorman, Jewel L. Spangler, David A. Davis, Robert Jackson, Anne Marshall, ok. Stephen Prince, and Jim Downs discover various issues reminiscent of southern Gothic fiction and the centrality of faith, white trash autobiographies, the "professional southerner" in literature and feedback, and the "one-drop rule" of racial taxonomy in the US.

These writers glance past ideology and race, showcasing new methods of analyzing texts and inspiring students to maneuver past conception to interact the ancient context of southern tales and storytelling.

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Read e-book online The History of Joseph Smith by His Mother PDF

By Preston Nibley,Lucy Mack Smith

ISBN-10: 1570082677

ISBN-13: 9781570082672

ISBN-10: 1629720763

ISBN-13: 9781629720760

In this incomparable vintage, Lucy Mack Smith, the mummy of the prophet Joseph Smith, Takes a young glance again on the striking lifetime of her son. She relates with stirring own element the occasions that formed his personality, in addition to the visions and miracles of the gospel recovery that reshaped the world.

Through the eyes of a loyal mom, we see the notable kin within which Joseph Smith was once born, the hardships and privations that plagued them at each flip, and the heavy calling that will ultimately result in Joseph's martyrdom. From the heartbreaking description of younger Joseph's leg surgical procedure, mom Smith follows the path of miracles to which she used to be witness, and gives her personal strong testimony of Joseph Smith's prophetic calling.

Of this heritage, President Joseph F. Smith stated that it “contains a lot fascinating and precious details, present in no different ebook, in terms of the lifetime of the prophet Joseph Smith. . . either young and old can be happy in addition to benefited by means of the perusal of its pages.”

To learn this ebook is to understand Joseph Smith extra in detail and to be encouraged through the insights and tales surrounding the occasions of this cherished prophet's life.

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