A History of White Hall

House of Clay

Author: Lashé D. Mullins,Charles K. Mullins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614237670

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 464

In 1799, Revolutionary War veteran General Green Clay finished construction on a stately Georgian mansion he named Clermont. The home became a statewide symbol of prosperity, housing the farm of one of the largest landowners in the Commonwealth. Renamed White Hall by Cassius Marcellus Clay and renovated by his wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, it remained in the family for generations. Here Cassius Clay became known as the "Lion of White Hall," penning his fiery speeches against slavery and launching his tumultuous career as an outspoken statesman. After years of restoration, White Hall became a state historic site in 1971. Now, A History of White Hall offers a detailed look inside this expertly preserved structure and the people who helped shape its fascinating history.

The Clash of Economic Ideas

The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years

Author: Lawrence H. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107012422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 4236

This book places economic debates in their historical context and outlines how economic ideas have influenced swings in policy.

The History of Large Federal Dams

Planning, Design and Construction

Author: David P. Billington,Donald Conrad Jackson,Martin V. Melosi

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160728235

Category: History

Page: 605

View: 7774

Explores the story of Federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Author: Jennifer McClinton-Temple,Alan R. Velie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438120877

Category: American literature

Page: 479

View: 1111

American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. This encyclopedia features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date. --publisher description.

Best Little Stories from the White House

More Than 100 True Stories

Author: C. Brian Kelly

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402273711

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 8686

Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best Little Stories from the White House, author C. Brian Kelly takes us on a tour of the White House's fascinating history, giving us a glimpse of the most memorable presidential moments: Theodore Roosevelt 's children once snuck their pony upstairs in the White House elevator to cheer up their sick brother. Winston Churchill once suffered a minor heart episode while struggling with a stuck window in the White House. John Quincy Adams was known to skinny-dip in the Potomac. Woodrow Wilson liked to chase up and down the White House corridors playing "rooster fighting" with his daughter Nellie.

The Waltons

Nostalgia and Myth in Seventies America

Author: Mike Chopra-Gant

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857733265

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 7566

The Waltons' drama series about John and Olivia Walton, their ageing parents Zeb and Esther and their seven children in 1930s and ‘40s America was a successful show for CBS TV throughout the 1970s. In 2008 - perhaps significantly - the first six series of the show have for the first time been released on dvd. This is classic television with contemporary relevance, still running on Hallmark channel and remembered with reverence by a generation. _x000D_ _x000D_ 'The Waltons' was on tv screens through a socially and politically volatile period, when Nixon-era America was confronting the impending withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. The show, Mike Chopra-Gant demonstrates in this fascinating book, expressed a wider nostalgic desire in its audience to return to traditional conservatism and paternalistic family values at this time of political crisis. He examines its deployment of key myths, and its vision of family as against current tv depictions, featuring the likes of the Addams, the Simpsons, and the Sopranos. He also explores its powerful representation of three generations of men and of the Walton family’s strong women, who are nevertheless domestic heroines._x000D_

The History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire

Inclusive of Some Portions of the Ancient Histories of Rous, Camden, Speed, and Dugdale, with Curious Memoirs of the Lives of These Early English Writers ... a Directory of Every Town and Considerable Village in the County; a Gazetteer of All Towns, Villages, Parishes and Hamlets ... and an Itinerary ...

Author: William West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Warwickshire (England)

Page: 800

View: 4156


After the White House

Former Presidents as Private Citizens

Author: Max J. Skidmore

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466890215

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 779

What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecessors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history after their terms ended, but not until After the White House by Max J. Skidmore has their role been examined. Thirty-two completed their terms. Four became presidential candidates again (one was even elected), two served in Congress, one abandoned his country to accept election to the Confederate Congress, one became Chief Justice, and one has the unique distinction of having his First Lady become a United States senator. Former presidents almost always remain influential, but their post-term activities have received little attention or scrutiny until now.

Civil War Memories

Nineteen stories of battle, bravery, love, and tragedy

Author: S. Joshi

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418553808

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 2286

Civil War Memories is a collection of nineteen stories of the Civil War written in the late 1800's, giving them a ring of authenticity. The voices are both Northern and Southern, male and female, angry and melancholy, serious and comic; but they all treat the Civil War as a watershed in American history and in the lives of those who lived through it.

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A Remembrance of the World War II Infantry

Author: Charles R. Cawthon

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803264427

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 5693

"On the beaches of Normandy, on June 6, 1944, the U.S. Army suffered its heaviest casualties since Gettysburg. The losses were greatest among the infantry companies that led the assault, and Cawthon describes firsthand the furious and deathly chaos of the daylong battle to get off the beach and up the heights. Reduced by casualties to half its preinvasion strength, Cawthon's regiment still managed to fight off German counterattacks in an all-out pursuit across France before the Germans counterattacked again at the Ardennes forest."--BOOK JACKET.

The White Tiger

Author: Aravind Adiga,Andreas Petermeier

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125798724

Category:

Page: 319

View: 3999

Balram Halwai, der "weisse Tiger", erzählt in Form von Briefen an den chinesischen Premierminister eine Geschichte über ein Indien fern von allen Klischees. Hier geht es um das wahre indische Leben auf den Strassen - vom Microsoft-Call-Centre-Mitarbeiter bis zum Bettler, der Müll verbrennt, um sich zu wärmen. Balram selber erzählt offen und schuldbewusst seine persönliche, skrupellose Erfolgsgeschichte - wie er seinen Platz in der aufsteigenden Wirtschaftsmacht des "neuen Indiens" sichert.