A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year

Author: Edwin Emerson, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409946090

Category: History

Page: 556

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Edwin Emerson, Jr. (1869-1959) was an American author and historian. He was a member of the American Historical Association, New York, the Historical Society of the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, and an honorary member of the Royal Philo- Historical Society of Bavaria. His works include: Pepys's Ghost (1900), A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year (3 volumes) (1900), Comet Lore: Halley's Comet in History and Astronomy (1910) and Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt (1928).

A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year;

Author: Georg Gottfried Gervinus,Edwin Emerson,Maurice Magnus

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376784145

Category: History

Page: 748

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Nineteenth Century Baseball

Year-By-Year Statistics for the Major League Teams, 1871 Through 1900

Author: Marshall D. Wright

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786418954

Category: Reference

Page: 350

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In March 1871, ten of the United States' most powerful professional baseball clubs met in Brooklyn, New York. Out of that meeting came the sport's first major league: the National Association of Professional Baseball Players. The Philadelphia Athletics, with a record of 21-7, captured the new circuit's first championship. From the National Association through the American League's inaugural season in the final year of the century, this work is a year-by-year statistical history of the teams and players of the nineteenth century's major leagues. The teams are listed by league, with full rosters and complete statistics for each player. An introductory section for each year places the league in historical perspective. Exhaustive team and player indexes are also included.

Testimonies and Secrets

The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977

Author: Robert Mennel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442667036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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This compelling history is drawn from the papers of the Crouse-Eikle family, discovered in their ancestral home in Crousetown on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Millwright John Will Crouse (1844–1914) kept a meticulous diary spanning five decades. Reflective by nature, he recorded the challenges of work, pondered the intricacies of communal life, and wrote movingly of his personal and spiritual struggles. His daughter Elvira Crouse Eikle reported on village events for local newspapers, and her son, Harold Eikle (1912–1977), a gifted teacher and musician, wrote letters and family history. Harold’s correspondence celebrated the social liberations of the 1930s and beyond, but also showed their limits in the suffering he experienced as a gay man in a heterosexual world. Using the family papers, other unpublished documents and oral history, Robert M. Mennel connects the experiences of the Crouse-Eikle family and their community to larger themes of social and cultural change in North America. A story of vivid personalities and episodes, by turns sad, conflicted, joyful, bitter, funny and reflective, Testimonies and Secrets will be read with pleasure by scholars and general readers alike.

A History of Classical Scholarship

The Eighteenth Century in Germany and the Nineteenth Century in Europe and the United States of America

Author: John Edwin Sandys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108027083

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 548

View: 414

This comprehensive history of classical learning from the sixth century BCE to 1900 was first published between 1903 and 1908.

A History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 5136

An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

A History of Interest Rates

Author: Sidney Homer,Richard Sylla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 7644

A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the analysis is their assertion that "the free market long-term rates of interest for any industrial nation, properly charted, provide a sort of fever chart of the economic and political health of that nation." Given the enormous volatility of rates in the 20th century, this implies we're living in age of political and economic excesses that are reflected in massive interest rate swings. Gain more insight into this assertion by ordering a copy of this book today.

A History of Italian Fertility During the Last Two Centuries

Author: Massimo Livi Bacci

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400870127

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Profound changes have occurred in the demography and sociology of Italian fertility since Napoleonic times. Using the statistical system instituted in 1861 with national unification, Massimo Livi-Bacci provides a systematic and detailed analysis of fertility trends in Italy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He brings to light the main features of the secular decline: its rapid occurrence in the northern and central areas; the widening urban-rural gap; the shaping of social and economic differences; and the late, slow downward trend in the South. Multivariate statistical analysis enables the author to measure the changing relationship between fertility and social or economic phenomena. Historical evidence illustrates the effect on fertility of mass emigration and Fascist policy as well as of social changes such as those in agrarian structure, mobility, and communications. An altered attitude toward procreation is evident in some parts of Italy in the early nineteenth century. The decline becomes apparent in certain northern and central regions in the 1870s and 1880s and it appears at the aggregate national level in the 1890s. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A History of Gardening in England


Author: Alicia Amherst

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845711779

Category: Gardening

Page: 424

View: 6518

Bei diesem Werk aus dem Jahr 1896 handelt es sich um ein Handbuch, das den Leser auf eine Reise in die englischen Gärten in die Zeit vom 13. bis 19. Jahrhundert mitnimmt. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.

A History of East Asia

From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Charles Holcombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521515955

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 8712

"The interconnections among three distinct, yet related societies are at the heart of this book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present"--Provided by publisher.

A History of the Oratorio: The oratorio in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Howard E. Smither

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807825112

Category: Music

Page: 829

View: 7455

With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored th

A History of the Oratorio

Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: Howard E. Smither

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837784

Category: Music

Page: 856

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With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era. Here, Smither surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France. Continuing the approach of the previous volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each language and geographical area by first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic theory and criticism, treats libretto and music in general, and offers detailed analyses of the librettos and music of specific oratorios (thirty-one in all) that are of special importance to the history of the genre. As a synthesis of specialized literature as well as an investigation of primary sources, this work will serve as both a springboard for further research and an essential reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others interested in the history of the oratorio. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Fictions of the Feminine in the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Press

Author: Lou Charnon-Deutsch

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271042404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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How was the female body perceived in the popular culture of late nineteenth-century Spain? Using a wide array of images from popular magazines of the day, Lou Charnon-Deutsch finds that women were typically presented in ways that were reassuring to the emerging bourgeois culture. Charnon-Deutsch organizes the 190 images reproduced in this book into six broad categories, or &"fictions of the feminine&": she reads women's bodies as a romantic symbol of beauty or evil, as a privileged link with the natural order, as a font of male inspiration, as a mouthpiece of bourgeois mores, as a focalized point of male fear and desire, and as an eroticized expression of Spanish exoticism and political ambitions. These imaginary visions of femininity, Charnon-Deutsch argues, were a response to, and also helped to create, gendered stereotypes by suggesting ideal feminine behavior and poses. Further, they comprised a reassuring &"between-male&" cultural medium that provided graphic validation of women's docile body for a culture enthralled with femininity. Integrating the fields of literature and cultural studies, Charnon-Deutsch's approach to this subject is unique. Many of the images collected here are available for the first time, and they represent only a fraction of the two thousand images Charnon-Deutsch collected during her research. This book will appeal to students of Spanish cultural studies and gender studies, as well as to art historians.

The Lion's Share

A History of British Imperialism 1850-2011

Author: Bernard Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786039X

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 6470

As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy.

Dope: A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today

A History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today

Author: Daniel M. Rosen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031334521X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 4503

Since the dawn of athletic competition during the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, athletes, as well as their coaches and trainers, have been finding innovative ways to gain an edge on their competition. Some of those performance-enhancement methods have been within the accepted rules while other methods skirt the gray area between being within the rules and not, while still other methods break the established rules. In modern times, doping - the use of performance-enhancing drugs - has been one method athletes and their trainers have used to beat their competition. The history of sports doping during the modern era can be traced through the events and scandals of the times in which the athletes lived. From the use of amphetamines and other stimulants in the early 20th century, to the use of testosterone and steroids by both the USSR and the United States during Cold War-era Olympics games, to blood doping and EPO, to designer drugs, the history of doping in sports closely follows the medical and technological advances of our times. In the early 21st century, the possibility of genetically engineered athletes looms. The story of doping in sports over the last century offers clues to where the battle over performance enhancement will be fought in the years to come.