Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John by Jane E. Calvert

By Jane E. Calvert

Within the late-seventeenth century, Quakers originated a distinct pressure of constitutionalism, in keeping with their theology and ecclesiology, which emphasised constitutional perpetuity and radical switch via well known peaceable protest. whereas Whigs may perhaps think no different technique of drastic constitutional reform other than revolution, Quakers denied this as a valid choice to governmental abuse of authority and endorsed as a substitute civil disobedience. This concept of a perpetual but amendable structure and its concomitant suggestion of well known sovereignty are issues that the majority students think didn't exist until eventually the yank Founding. the main outstanding recommend of this conception used to be Founding Father John Dickinson, champion of yankee rights, yet no longer revolution. His inspiration and motion were misunderstood formerly, once they are positioned in the Quaker culture. This thought of Quaker constitutionalism might be traced in a transparent and direct line from early Quakers via Dickinson to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and by Robert Bogdan

By Robert Bogdan

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Publish 12 months note: First released in 1988

From 1840 until eventually 1940, freak indicates by way of the loads crisscrossed the U.S., from the smallest cities to the biggest towns, showing their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded girls, savages, snake charmers, fireplace eaters, and different oddities. via today's criteria such monitors will be thought of merciless and exploitative—the pornography of incapacity. but for 100 years the freak convey used to be generally authorized as one in all America's preferred sorts of entertainment.

Robert Bogdan's attention-grabbing social historical past brings to existence the realm of the freak convey and explores the tradition that nurtured and, later, deserted it. In uncovering this ignored bankruptcy of express enterprise, he describes intimately the flimflam artistry in the back of the exhibits, the promoters and the audiences, and the slow evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. Freaks weren't born, Bogdan finds; they have been synthetic via the enjoyment global, frequently with the lively participation of the freaks themselves.

Many of the "human curiosities" came across repute and fortune, changing into the stars in their time, till the ascent drugs remodeled them from marvels into pathological specimans.

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The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC (Essential Histories, by Philip de Souza

By Philip de Souza

It's a testomony to the fascination of the topic that even this day the occasions of the Peloponnesian warfare are studied for what they could train approximately international relations, method and strategies. This publication unearths the darker facet of Classical Greek civilization. From the terrible results of overcrowding and the plague at the inhabitants of Athens, to the vicious civil strife that regularly erupted in towns allied with Athens or Sparta, this quantity bargains shiny and now and then worrying insights into the impression of war at the people who find themselves celebrated because the founders of Western civilization.

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The Makers of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings by Tim Clarkson

By Tim Clarkson

Overlaying 1000 years of Scottish background, this account accommodates either old and modern learn into previous theories and controversies. in the course of the first millennium advert, the main northerly a part of Britain advanced into the rustic recognized this present day as Scotland. The transition used to be an extended technique of social and political switch pushed by means of the objectives of strong warlords; tribal chiefs and Roman generals, first and foremost, by means of dynamic warrior-kings who campaigned some distance past their very own borders. From Lothian to Orkney and from Fife to the Isle of Skye, fierce battles have been gained and misplaced, yet, through advert a thousand, a dynasty of Gaelic-speaking kings, the Picts, and Scots started to forge a unmarried, unified state which transcended enmities. With maps to demonstrate the background, this chronicle brings to existence the nice warrior-kings of early Scotland.

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Report from Ground Zero by Dennis Smith

By Dennis Smith

The tragic occasions of September eleven, 2001, endlessly altered the yankee panorama, either figuratively and actually. instantly after the jets struck the dual towers of the area exchange heart, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, stated to Manhattan’s Ladder Co. sixteen to volunteer within the rescue efforts. within the weeks that undefined, Smith was once current at the entrance strains, getting to the wounded, sifting throughout the wreckage, and mourning with New York’s devastated hearth and police departments.

This is Smith’s shiny account of the rescue efforts by way of the fireplace and police departments and emergency clinical groups as they rushed to stand a catastrophe that may declare millions of lives. Smith takes readers contained in the minds and lives of the rescuers at flooring 0 as he stocks tales approximately those heroic members and the impression their loss had on their households and their businesses. “It is,” says Smith, “the actual and residing background of the worst day in the United States because Pearl Harbor.” Written with drama and urgency, Report from floor Zero honors the boys and girls who—in America’s darkest hours—redefined our knowing of braveness.

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El siglo de Augusto (Tiempo de Historia) by Pierre Grimal

By Pierre Grimal

Para que un periodo histórico pueda simbolizarse con el nombre de una personality, ésta hubo de imprimirle su propio sello y una fisonomía espiritual specific. El siglo de Augusto , que se extiende desde l. a. muerte de César (44 a.C.) hasta los angeles del mismo César Octavio (14 d.C.), es uno de esos periodos: el principado augustal supuso una renovación política y administrativa, el apogeo del arte y los angeles literatura latinas, una nueva concepción arquitectónica, y l. a. pacificación de los vastos dominios del imperio.

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Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition by Elizabeth Perry

By Elizabeth Perry

How can we clarify the striking trajectory of the chinese language Communist revolution? Why has it taken this sort of various path from its Russian prototype? a solution, Elizabeth Perry indicates, lies within the chinese language Communists’ artistic improvement and deployment of cultural assets – in the course of their innovative upward thrust to strength and afterwards. Skillful “cultural positioning” and “cultural patronage,” at the a part of Mao Zedong, his comrades and successors, helped to build a polity within which a as soon as alien Communist method got here to be approved as familiarly “Chinese.” Perry lines this approach via a case learn of the Anyuan coal mine, a spot the place Mao and different early leaders of the chinese language Communist celebration mobilized an influential exertions circulate first and foremost in their revolution, and whose heritage later grew to become a touchstone of “political correctness” within the People’s Republic of China. as soon as referred to as “China’s Little Moscow,” Anyuan came to visit time to represent a distinctively chinese language progressive culture. but the meanings of that culture stay hugely contested, as modern chinese language debate their innovative previous looking for a brand new political destiny.

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39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock by James Bell

By James Bell

This is often the 1st in a brand new sequence of compendia from the British movie Institute. This outsized quantity beneficial properties 39 heavily-illustrated essays of various lengths. many of the authors are culled from Sight and Sound journal, yet different individuals contain Charles Barr, Sidney Gottlieb, Patrick McGilligan, Ken Mogg, David Thomson, Camille Paglia, Laura Mulvey, Kent Jones, invoice Krohn, and Guillermo del Toro, who himself has written a booklet on Hitchcock that's but to be translated into English.

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A Companion to World History by Douglas Northrop

By Douglas Northrop

A better half to global background offers over 30 essays from a world workforce of historians that either establish carrying on with parts of competition, confrontation, and divergence in global and worldwide heritage, and aspect to instructions for extra debate. incorporates a various forged of members that come with confirmed global historians and rising students Explores a variety of subject matters and issues, together with and the perform of worldwide heritage, key principles of worldwide historians, the instructing of worldwide heritage and the way it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" educating methods, and worldwide techniques to writing global heritage locations an emphasis on non–Anglophone methods to the subject Considers problems with either scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

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