The Navy of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1845

Author: Alex Dienst

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353038141

Category: History

Page: 192

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Single Star of the West

The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845

Author: Kenneth W. Howell,Charles Swanlund

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574416715

Category: History

Page: 560

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Does Texas’s experience as a republic make it unique among the other states? In many ways, Texas was an “accidental republic” for nearly ten years, until Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation to the United States after winning independence from Mexico. Single Star of the West chronicles Texas’s efforts to maneuver through the pitfalls and hardships of creating and maintaining the “accidental republic.” The volume begins with the Texas Revolution and examines whether or not a true Texas identity emerged during the Republic era. Next, several contributors discuss how the Republic was defended by its army, navy, and the Texas Rangers. Individual chapters focus on the early founders of Texas—Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones—who were all exceptional men, but like all men, suffered from their own share of fears and faults. Texas’s efforts at diplomacy, and persistence and transformation in its economy, also receive careful analysis. Finally, social and cultural aspects of the Texas Republic receive coverage, with discussions of women, American Indians, African Americans, Tejanos, and religion. The contributors also focus on the extent that conditions in the republic attracted political and economic opportunists, some of whom achieved a remarkable degree of success. Single Star of the West also highlights how the Texas Republic was established on American political ideology. With the majority of the white settlers coming from the United States, this will not surprise many scholars of the era. In some cases, the Texans successfully adopted American political and economic ideology to their needs, while other times they failed miserably.

Historic Spots in California

Fifth Edition

Author: Douglas E. Kyle,Hero Eugene Rensch,Ethel Grace Rensch,Mildred Brooke Hoover,William

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804778176

Category: History

Page: 688

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The only complete guide to the historical landmarks of California, this standard work has now been thoroughly revised and updated. The edition is enriched by some 200 photographs, most of which were taken by the reviser and all of which are new to this edition. Since the last revision in 1990, enormous changes have taken place within the state: many landscapes and buildings have been greatly altered and some are no longer in existence. Every effort has been made, through personal observation, to record the present condition of the landmarks and to provide clear and accurate descriptions of their locations. The text is written with the idea that the reader might use the book while traveling around the state, and thus mileage and signposts have been given where it was thought helpful. For this new edition, the reviser has added additional information on the state's geography, the presence of Native Americans, and state and local museums. To provide historical background, the reviser has written a short historical overview. The chapters of the book are organized by county, in alphabetical order. A rough chronology is followed for each county, beginning with pertinent facts on geography, continuing with Native American life, the coming of the Spaniards and other Europeans, the American conquest of the 1840s, and, in those areas where it had a major impact, the gold rush. The text then continues into the period of intensive agricultural development, railroads, industrialization, the growth of cities, the effects of World War II, and on into more recent times. The bibliography, like the text, has been updated to 2001 and includes some of the established classics in California history as well as more recent material. Reviews of the Fourth Edition "Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history." —California Highways "This is an outstanding and accessible piece of scholarship, one that every student of California will value." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kyle and Stanford University Press are to be lauded for this monumental undertaking." —Southern California Quarterly

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

Being the History of the United States, as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Library of Universal Knowledge

A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by American Authors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The American Universal Cyclopædia

A Complete Library of Knowledge. A Reprint of the Last Edinburgh and London Ed. of Chambers's Encyclopædia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Chambers's Encyclopaedia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Chamber's Encyclopædia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Chamber's Encyclopœdia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787332391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 674

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Vom "Leviathan", einem der bedeutendsten theoretischen Werke über die Ursprünge und Grundlagen der Idee des Staates und der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, liegt nun erstmalig eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe vor, die den Text der englischen Erstausgabe von 1651 vollständig und nach den allgemein anerkannten philologischen Kriterien textgetreu darbietet. Die Ausgabe enthält die umfangreichen Marginalien der Erstausgabe und ist quellenkritisch kommentiert. Mit einer Einführung, Chronologie, Literaturverzeichnis, Register und umfangreiche Anmerkungen.

Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern

Author: Henry D. Thoreau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845701382

Category: History

Page: 376

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"Ich zog in die Wälder, weil ich den Wunsch hatte, mit Überlegung zu leben, alle Wirkenskraft und Samen zu schauen und zu ergründen, ob ich nicht lernen könnte, was ich lehren sollte, um beim Sterben vor der Entdeckung bewahrt zu bleiben, daß ich nicht gelebt hatte." Thoreau beschreibt in seinem Buch die zwei Jahre, die er allein in einer selbstgebauten Blockhütte am Waldteich "Walden" in Massachusetts verbringt. Er beschreibt sein Leben in den Wäldern, das einfache Leben und wie er sich durch den Anbau von Gemüse und Getreide und durch den Fischfang selbst versorgt und wie er die Natur für sich wahrnimmt. Für ihn ist es der Versuch, ein Leben zu führen, das ihm dem eigentlichen und wirklichen Leben näher bringt. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1905.

Onkel Tom`s Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736833466

Category: Drama

Page: 195

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Dieses Buch ist eine flammende Anklage gegen den Rassismus, wo immer er einem begegnet. Die Autorin schreibt dieses Plädoyer für ein freies Amerika im Jahre 1852. Die Sklaverei ist im Süden der USA integraler Bestandteil des Wirtschaftswesens. Die Schrift war wichtige Unterstützung für die Verfechter einer von Sklaverei befreiten Welt im Sezessionskrieg, der letztendlich zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei führte.

Gallia rebellis

Author: Ralf Urban

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515073837

Category: History

Page: 165

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Der Autor liefert im ersten Teil des Buches ein Kompendium der Erhebungen in Gallien im weitesten Sinne vom 3. Jh. vor bis zum 5. Jh. nach Chr. unter besonderer Beruecksichtigung der antiken Wirkungsgeschichte und eine ausfuehrliche systematische Auswertung im zweiten Teil. Gefragt wird bei der eingehenden Analyse der Quellenzeugnisse danach, bei welchen Vorgangen wo, von wem, mit welcher Intention und Intensitat und mit welchen Bewertungen das gallische Element thematisiert wurde und welches Bild dabei von tatsachlichen oder vermeintlichen gallischen Rebellen oder Anfuehrern gallischer Heere entworfen und verbreitet wurde. Dabei treten so manche ueberraschenden Aspekte des romischen Gallierbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Aktualitat und propagandistisch wie literarisch geformter Tradition zutage. So konnten etwa ein Caesar und ein Marc Anton ebenso zu Fuehrern gallischer Horden verzeichnet werden wie spater (potentielle) Gegner von Kaisern; und noch bei spatantiken Usurpatoren wurde, wie bei Magnentius und Julian, das "gallische" Element gelegentlich thematisiert. Von mancher verbreiteten Vorstellung weit ueber die engere Thematik hinaus wird man nach Lektuere des Buches Abstand nehmen muessen. Mit Registern. "U.'s carefully exhaustive and intelligent study tackles the persistent theme of Gallic demonology, specifically the thought of the threat of bellum Gallicum or rebellio Gallic(an)a in Roman literary tradition, and does it well." The Classical Review .