Gazetteer of the State of New York

Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General History of the State, and a Complete History and Description of Every County, City, Town, Village and Locality: With Full Table of Statistics

Author: John Homer French

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (State)

Page: 752

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The Goodriches

An American Family

Author: Dane Starbuck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865971844

Category: History

Page: 531

View: 7120

When local author Dane Starbuck set out several years ago to write the biography of Pierre Goodrich, scion of one of Indiana’s most prominent twentieth-century families, he soon discovered that it was impossible to really understand Pierre Goodrich without also closely examining his family. Starbuck’s years of research culminated in The Goodriches: An American Family, now available from Liberty Fund. This work is a revealing window into the founding ideals of both Indiana and our country, and how our founders meant these ideals to be lived. The Goodriches: An American Family begins with the birth of James P. Goodrich in 1864 and continues through the death of his son Pierre F. Goodrich in 1973. As the story of two fascinating and fiercely individualistic men, it is compelling reading, but as author Dane Starbuck says in the preface, ‘‘the later chapters of this book are as much a social commentary on American life in the twentieth century as parts of a biography of two accomplished men.” In his foreword to The Goodriches: An American Family, James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate in economics and celebrated Liberty Fund author, says, “The Indiana Goodriches are an American family whose leading members, James and Pierre, helped to shape the American century. . . . This biography makes us recognize what is missing from the millennial setting in which we find ourselves. We have lost the ‘idea of America,’ both as a motivation for action and as a source of emotional self-confidence. We have lost that which the Goodriches possessed.” What did the Goodrich family “possess” which made them so unique? A belief in the power of knowledge, the importance of education, and a strong work ethic combined to imbue the Goodrich family with a distinctive sense of civic duty. James Goodrich served as governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921 and as adviser to Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. During his eulogy of James Goodrich, the Reverend Gustav Papperman explained, “The Governor felt that he had been given talents that were a trust, that he was to administer them faithfully. . . .” According to author Dane Starbuck, “Education was a large part of the Goodriches’ work ethos. . . . The family viewed education as a process by virtue of which the individual remained informed, made better business decisions, learned the importance of citizenship, and was given an opportunity for individual self-improvement. Therefore, work and education became the centerpieces of the Goodrich family’s ethical and practical life.” In later years, Pierre Goodrich, successful businessman and entrepreneur, would set aside a portion of his estate to found Liberty Fund because he believed that the principles of liberty on which our nation was founded need to be constantly kept before the public.

Steam Laundries

Gender, Technology, and Work in the United States and Great Britain, 1880–1940

Author: Arwen P. Mohun

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801872464

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 1108

The British-American comparison further reveals differences owing to culture, regulation, and social structure as well as the unexpected transatlantic character of this seemingly localized business.


Author: Ulysses Prentiss 1870-1951 Hedrick,Nathaniel Ogden 1869?-1919? Booth

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781362721659

Category: History

Page: 796

View: 7430

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The Nyacks

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738538051

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5680

Settled on the Hudson River more than 300 years ago, Nyack has a long and interesting history, a history that has always been defined by the river. The Nyacks portrays that history, with more than 200 stunning photographs from the archives of the Nyack Library. Nyack, Upper Nyack, and South Nyack lie some 25 miles north of New York City and in early days were the center for boatbuilding and shoe manufacturing. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Nyack's thriving downtown attracted residents from other parts of Rockland County. Nyack went on to become a popular destination for travelers, with several hotels and educational institutions, including a female seminary and a military academy. Nyack is also the birthplace of artist Edward Hopper and the longtime residence of actress Helen Hayes and writer Carson McCullers.

A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison

Author: James E. Seaver

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806148918

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 3307

Mary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who, after being captured by Indians, chose to stay and live among her captors. In the midst of the Seven Years War(1758), at about age fifteen, Jemison was taken from her western Pennsylvania home by a Shawnee and French raiding party. Her family was killed, but Mary was traded to two Seneca sisters who adopted her to replace a slain brother. She lived to survive two Indian husbands, the births of eight children, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the canal era in upstate New York. In 1833 she died at about age ninety.

Common Sense in the Household

Author: Marion Harland

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429011645

Category: Cooking

Page: 568

View: 8682

Addressing the reader in a very personal way, Marion Harland (the penname for Mary Virginia Terhune) was an extraordinarily popular cookbook author in her time. Published in 1884, Common Sense in the Household is full of recipes and advice for the average housewife. With simple, straight-forward recipes based on bountiful 19th century ingredients such as grouse, oysters, venison, and vegetables, this book is treasure for modern cooks as well.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

A Memoir

Author: Milton Mayer,Milton Sanford Mayer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520070912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

View: 500

"Mayer's memoir is by far the most exciting Hutchins book ever. His style, wit, and passion--and his insight--put it into a class by itself."--Studs Terkel "Mayer's memoir is by far the most exciting Hutchins book ever. His style, wit, and passion--and his insight--put it into a class by itself."--Studs Terkel

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace

A Critical Examination Of The Foreign Policy Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt And Its Aftermath

Author: Harry Elmer Barnes

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787200477

Category: History

Page: 565

View: 991

A collection of nine revisionist essays edited by American historian and writer Harry Elmer Barnes, originally published in 1953, this intriguing volume offers a critical survey and appraisal of the development and implementation of American foreign policy of during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt; the FDR Administration’s deliberate manipulation of events in Europe and Asia to bring the US—against the wishes of the majority of its citizens—into World War II; and its resultant aftermath in the course of world history.

Populist Saints

Author: Howard A. Snyder

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 975

View: 9594

Benjamin Titus Roberts (1823–1893) is best known for founding the Free Methodist Church in 1860 after his expulsion from the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was also an outspoken voice for such reform causes as the abolition of slavery, women in ministry, and farmers’ rights — so much so that he played a role in the rise of the Populist Movement. Ellen Stowe Roberts (1825–1908), scion of a prominent Methodist family, shared her husband’s passion for holiness, for speaking good news to the poor, and for urban ministry. Popular Saints warmly tells the story of B. T. and Ellen Roberts’s lives, recounting their critique of powerful elites and illuminating the “crisis of Methodism” that gave rise to the Free Methodist Church. Howard Snyder’s detailed biography views key nineteenth-century currents and events — such as abolitionism, revivalism, women’s rights, the Civil War, and the expansion of railroads — through the lives of these two extraordinary figures, who taught a “holy populism” of simplicity, justice for the common people, and radical discipleship.

Three Wisconsin Cushings

A Sketch of the Lives of Howard B., Alonzo H. and William B. Cushing, Children of a Pioneer Family of Waukesha County

Author: Theron Wilber Haight

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 109

View: 1441