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Troy

Author : Don Rittner
ISBN : 0738554944
Genre : History
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Founded by the Dutch Vanderheyden family in 1787, Troy is one of the most historic cities in the United States. It holds claim to being the birthplace of America's Industrial Revolution, the home of the collar and cuff industry, and a major manufacturer of iron products during the 1800s.

Berkeley Heights Revisited

Author : Virginia B. Troeger
ISBN : 0738537527
Genre : History
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Berkeley Heights Revisited continues the journey that was begun in Virginia B. Troeger's first book, Berkeley Heights, published by Arcadia in 1996. With unique photographs, the majority dating from the 1940s to 2004, this book reveals the faces, places, and celebrations of one of Union County's most vibrant communities. The last chapter offers a selection of photographs by Joan L. Rotondi, who took a picture somewhere in Berkeley Heights every day during 1995 and 1996.

Wicked Danville

Author : Frankie Y. Bailey
ISBN : 9781625841223
Genre : History
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Prostitution, gambling, moonshine and drugs could all be found behind closed the closed doors of Danville, VA from 1919 to 1933. During Prohibition, the "Law and Order League," of Danville was, of course, "dry," but the city's mayor was personally was known to be "personally wet," and in 1911 citizens were shocked to discover that the police chief was a fugitive from a murder conviction in Georgia. That same period saw lynching, murders and the wreck of the Old '97. HP authors Frankie Bailey and Alice Green will examine the law and disorder of Prohibition era Danville with Wicked Danville: Crime, Justice, and Prohibition in a Southside Virginia City.

Union Revisited

Author : David Alan Johnson
ISBN : 9781439654132
Genre : Travel
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Union Township has changed dramatically since the 1950s. The town was still very rural in those days. O’Mara’s Farm sold fresh fruit to local kids on their daily trek home from school; Headley’s Cider Mill sold homemade cider that tasted like real apples and sausages that tasted like nothing that has ever been tasted before or since. Neighbors knew each other’s name and waved hello from seats on their front steps. But O’Mara’s and Headley’s are gone today, as are Woolworths, Whitney’s, and Nawrocki’s Pharmacy. New neighbors have replaced the old. Even Union High School, once a local landmark on Caldwell Avenue, has a new home on North Third Street. Union Revisited illustrates these changes and shares Union’s past, and while one can never live there again, it might be a really nice place to visit.

Watauga County North Carolina In The Civil War

Author : Michael C. Hardy
ISBN : 9781614239451
Genre : History
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Some say that Watauga County's name comes from a word meaning "beautiful waters," yet during the Civil War, events in this rugged western North Carolina region were far from beautiful. Hundreds of the county's sons left to fight gloriously for the Confederacy. This left the area open to hordes of plundering rogues from East Tennessee, including George W. Kirk's notorious band of thieves. While no large-scale battles took place there, Boone was the scene of the beginning of Stoneman's 1865 raid. The infamous Keith and Malinda Blalock called Watauga County home, leading escaped POWs and dissidents from Blowing Rock to Banner Elk. The four brutal years of conflict, followed by the more brutal Reconstruction, changed the county forever. Join Civil War historian Michael C. Hardy as he reveals Watauga County's Civil War sacrifices and heroism, both on and off the battlefield.

Lee Considered

Author : Alan T. Nolan
ISBN : 9780807898437
Genre : History
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Of all the heroes produced by the Civil War, Robert E. Lee is the most revered and perhaps the most misunderstood. Lee is widely portrayed as an ardent antisecessionist who left the United States Army only because he would not draw his sword against his native Virginia, a Southern aristocrat who opposed slavery, and a brilliant military leader whose exploits sustained the Confederate cause. Alan Nolan explodes these and other assumptions about Lee and the war through a rigorous reexamination of familiar and long-available historical sources, including Lee's personal and official correspondence and the large body of writings about Lee. Looking at this evidence in a critical way, Nolan concludes that there is little truth to the dogmas traditionally set forth about Lee and the war.

Conservatism Revisited

Author : Peter Viereck
ISBN : 1412820235
Genre : Conservatism
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Union In Peril

Author : Howard Jones
ISBN : 9780807873977
Genre : History
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Jones studies the crisis in Anglo-American relations during the Civil War and its impact on the South's attempt to win foreign support during the crucial years of 1861 and 1862. He argues that the central issue was the possibility that Britain would grant diplomatic recognition to the Confederacy, a move that would have legitimized secession and undermined the Constitution. Originally published in 1992. 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.

Back Of The Yards

Author : Jeannette Swist
ISBN : 073855054X
Genre : History
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Located in the back of the Union Stockyards, a history of Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood offers a glimpse into the lives of its large immigrant population.

The Origins Of The Cuban Revolution Reconsidered

Author : Samuel Farber
ISBN : 0807877093
Genre : History
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Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many observers, who treat Cuba's revolutionary leaders as having merely reacted to U.S. policies or domestic socioeconomic conditions, Farber shows that revolutionary leaders, while acting under serious constraints, were nevertheless autonomous agents pursuing their own independent ideological visions, although not necessarily according to a master plan. Exploring how historical conflicts between U.S. and Cuban interests colored the reactions of both nations' leaders after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista, Farber argues that the structure of Cuba's economy and politics in the first half of the twentieth century made the island ripe for radical social and economic change, and the ascendant Soviet Union was on hand to provide early assistance. Taking advantage of recently declassified U.S. and Soviet documents as well as biographical and narrative literature from Cuba, Farber focuses on three key years to explain how the Cuban rebellion rapidly evolved from a multiclass, antidictatorial movement into a full-fledged social revolution.

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