Category «History»

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

By H. J. Jackson

From Pierre de Fermat to Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Graham Greene, readers have with regards to books in the course of the notes they write within the margins. during this pioneering publication the 1st to ascertain the phenomenon of marginalia - H.J. Jackson surveys a unprecedented variety of annotated books to discover the historical past of marginalia, the types they take, the psychology that underlies them, and the reactions they impress. in accordance with a research of millions of books annotated through readers either well-known and vague over the past 3 centuries, this e-book unearths the depth of emotion that characterises the method of analyzing. for centuries, readers have talked to people within the margins in their books - not just to authors, but in addition to neighbors, fanatics, and destiny generations. With an infectious enthusiasm for her topic, Jackson displays at the cultural and old price of writing within the margins, examines works that experience invited passionate annotation, and offers examples of a few of the main provocative marginalia. creative, a laugh, and poignant, this booklet should be precious through - and even perhaps annotated by means of - a person who cares approximately analyzing.

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The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848

This magisterial quantity follows the loss of life of historic traditions, the triumph of latest sessions, and the emergence of recent applied sciences, sciences, and ideologies, with titanic highbrow bold and aphoristic splendor. a part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume heritage of the fashionable international, besides The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.

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My Sisters Telegraphic: Women In Telegraph Office 1846-1950 (History)

By Thomas C. Jepsen

The position of the telegraph operator within the mid-nineteenth century used to be like that of today’s software program programmer/analyst, in accordance with self sustaining student Tom Jepsen, who notes that during the “cyberspace” of in the past, male operators have been usually stunned to profit that the “first-class guy” at the different finish of the cord used to be a woman.

Like the pc, the telegraph prompted a technological revolution. The telegraph quickly labored synergistically with the era’s different mass-scale expertise, the railroad, to percentage amenities in addition to supply communications to assist trains run on time.

The strategic nature of the telegraph within the Civil struggle opened possibilities for girls, yet pressure arose as males started to go back from army provider. even though, girls telegraphers didn't impact male employment or salary degrees. girls stored their jobs after the struggle with help from — Western Union particularly — and since they defended and justified their role.

“Although girls have been predominantly hired in lower-paying positions and in rural workplaces, ladies who continued and made a occupation of the career may perhaps paintings as much as managerial or senior technical positions that, with the exception of salary discrimination, have been similar to these in their male counterparts,” writes Jepsen. “Telegraphy as an career grew to become gendered, within the experience that we comprehend this present day, basically after the creation of the teletype and the construction of a separate position for ladies teletype operators.”

My Sisters Telegraphic is a clean creation to this pivotal communications expertise and its unsung girls employees, lengthy ignored by means of hard work and social historians.

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This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

By Charles E. Cobb Jr.

Visiting Martin Luther King Jr. throughout the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, journalist William necessary virtually sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King guaranteed him. It was once no longer the single weapon King saved for one of these goal; certainly one of his advisors remembered the reverend’s Montgomery, Alabama, domestic as "an arsenal." Like King, many ostensibly "nonviolent" civil rights activists embraced their constitutional correct to self-protection—yet this important measurement of the Afro-American freedom fight has been lengthy missed via heritage. In This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed, Charles E. Cobb Jr. recovers this historical past, describing the important function that armed self-defense has performed within the survival and liberation of black groups.  Drawing on his studies within the civil rights stream and giving voice to its contributors, Cobb lays naked the paradoxical courting among the nonviolent civil rights fight and the lengthy heritage and significance of African american citizens taking over palms to shield themselves opposed to white supremacist violence. 

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A History of the Wife

By Marilyn Yalom

How did marriage, thought of a spiritual accountability in medieval Europe, turn into a venue for private achievement in modern the USA? How did the inspiration of romantic love, a novelty within the center a long time, turn into a prerequisite for marriage at the present time? And, if the unique goal of marriage was once procreation, what precisely is the aim of marriage for girls now?

Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), special cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage within the Judeo Christian global during the centuries and exhibits how noticeably our principles approximately marriage have replaced.

For any lady who's, has been, or ever should be married, this intellectually full of life and gripping historic research of marriage sheds new gentle on an establishment most folks take with no consideration, and that can, in reality, be experiencing its so much convulsive upheaval because the Reformation.

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Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation

By Ray Suarez

THE significant other booklet TO THE PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Latino Americans chronicles the wealthy and sundry historical past of Latinos, who've helped formed our state and became, with greater than fifty million humans, the most important minority within the usa. This spouse to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the tale of Latino american citizens is the tale of our country.

Author and acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez explores the lives of Latino American women and men over a five-hundred-year span, encompassing an epic variety of stories from the early ecu settlements to happen future; the Wild West to the chilly warfare; the nice melancholy to globalization; and the Spanish-American struggle to the civil rights movement.

Latino Americans stocks the non-public struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, squaddies, and plenty of others—individuals who've made an impression on historical past, in addition to these whose remarkable lives make clear the days within which they lived, and the legacy of this brilliant American humans.

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Interkosmos: The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program (Springer Praxis Books)

This booklet specializes in the Interkosmos application, which was shaped in 1967, marking a essentially new period of cooperation through socialist nations, led by means of the Soviet Union, in the learn and exploration of area. The chapters make clear the distance application that used to be at the moment a primary outlet for the Soviet Union's goals at changing into a global strength.

Interkosmos was a hugely publicized Russian area program that swiftly grew to become an important propaganda software for the Soviet Union within the waning years of communism. Billed as an international “research-cosmonaut” principal, it used to be additionally a high-profile ability of displaying unity with the 9 engaging japanese bloc countries. Those nations contributed pilots who have been educated in Moscow for week-long “guest” missions on orbiting Salyut stations. They did a little subsidiary technological know-how and have been authorized simply the main uncomplicated mechanical maneuvers.

In this spell binding new publication, and following large international research, the authors totally discover the history, accomplishments and political legacy of the Interkosmos application. via own and often hugely revealing interviews with some of the individuals they relate the very human tale at the back of this remarkable yet controversial space venture..

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Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch

By Kate Williams

In her lauded biography England's Mistress, Kate Williams painted a bright and intimate portrait of Emma Hamilton, the sweetheart of English nationwide hero Lord Horatio Nelson. Now, with an identical prepared perception and present for telling aspect, Williams presents a gripping account of Queen Victoria's upward push to the throne and her early years in power--as good because the tragic, little-known tale of the princess whose loss of life made all of it possible.

Toward the tip of the eighteenth century, monarchies throughout Europe came across themselves in difficulty. With mad King George III and his antisocial offspring tarnishing the world, the English pinned their hopes at the merely valid inheritor to the throne: the stunning and prudent Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Prince of Wales and granddaughter of the king. unfortunately, these goals pale while, at age twenty-one, she died after a sophisticated being pregnant and stillbirth. whereas a country grieved, Charlotte's power-hungry uncles plotted fast to supply a brand new inheritor. basically the Duke of Kent proved winning in his pastime, with the beginning of a lady named Victoria.

Writing with a mix of novelistic aptitude and ancient precision, Williams finds an lively and colourful girl within the major of her existence, whereas chronicling the byzantine machinations at the back of Victoria's fight to occupy the throne--scheming that persevered even after the crown used to be put on her head.

Upon listening to of the loss of life of her predecessor, King William IV, Victoria--in her daring first act as queen--banished her overambitious mom from the room, an easy but resolute stream that will set the tone for her reign. The queen clashed continuously not just along with her mom and her mother's adviser, the Irish adventurer John Conroy, yet together with her ministers or even her liked Prince Albert, all of whom, in a single means or one other, tried to grab keep watch over from her.

By connecting Charlotte's unhappy destiny to Victoria's majestic rule, Kate Williams lays naked the passions that swirled round the throne--the courtroom secrets and techniques, the sexual repression, and the unending intrigue. the result's a grand and fulfilling story of a lady whose future all started lengthy ahead of she used to be born and whose legacy lives on.

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Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (California Studies in Food and Culture)

By Dore Brown

during this authoritative and immensely readable insider’s account, celebrated cookbook writer and previous chef Joyce Goldstein lines the improvement of California food from its youth within the Nineteen Seventies to 2000, while farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion cooking had turn into a part of the nationwide vocabulary. Interviews with virtually 200 cooks, purveyors, artisans, winemakers, and nutrition writers carry to lifestyles an method of cooking grounded in ardour, daring innovation, and a commitment to “flavor first.” Goldstein explains how the counterculture move within the West gave upward thrust to a cafe tradition characterised via open kitchens, ladies in management positions, and a shocking variety of cooks and artisanal nutrition manufacturers who lacked formal education. the recent delicacies challenged the traditional kitchen hierarchy and French dominance in superb eating, resulting in a extra egalitarian and casual nutrients scene.

In weaving Goldstein’s perspectives on California nutrition tradition with profiles of these who performed an element in its development—from Alice Waters to invoice Niman to Wolfgang Puck—Inside the California foodstuff Revolution demonstrates that, whereas clean produce and in the community sourced parts are iconic in California, what transforms those parts right into a designated delicacies is a extraordinarily Western tradition of openness, creativity, and collaboration. Engagingly written and entire of fascinating anecdotes, this publication exhibits how the inspirations that emerged in California went directly to rework the event of consuming in the course of the usa and the world.

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The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora (Anatomy of the Ship)

The Pandora was once a 24-gun 6th fee outfitted at Deptford in 1779. The 20- and 24-gun periods have been the smallest usually commanded via a put up Captain and so they have been for this reason referred to as publish ships; they have been additionally the smallest frigate-built ships at the military record.

The Pandora is better recognized for her voyage to Tahiti which used to be undertaken to carry again the Bounty mutineers. Fourteen of them have been captured at Tahiti yet 4 have been drowned while Pandora ran aground on 29 August 1791 at the nice Barrier Reef on her go back trip. The surviving ten have been ultimately introduced again to Portsmouth and court-martialled. 3 of them have been hung. the positioning of the spoil was once came across in 1977 and has been widely excavated by way of a workforce led through Ron Coleman.

As a part of the popular Anatomy of the send sequence, this publication presents the best documentation of the Bellona, with a whole set of outstanding line drawings, supported by way of technical info and a list of the ship's provider history.

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