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A List Of Books Added To The Public Library Of Indianapolis From January 1876 January 1878

Author : Indianapolis Public Library
ISBN : HARVARD:HNKKHF
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The Centennial History Of Illinois

Author : Illinois. Centennial Commission
ISBN : UOM:39015002680927
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The Nation

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ISBN : BSB:BSB11180031
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Pioneers In Penology

Author : David M. Horton
ISBN : 0773454977
Genre : Law
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This two-volume work is an exposition of the history of seminal penological thought and practice covering the period 1557-1900. Based principally on period primary source literature, the thirty-eight chapters in this anthology bring into sharp focus - the lives of the great European and American pioneering reformers in penology; the most important pioneering experiments in prison and reformatory discipline; and the histories and contributions of the major societies responsible for imparting impetus to prison reform in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The Civil War Era And Reconstruction

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781317457916
Genre : Business & Economics
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The encyclopedia takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the history of the period. It includes general and specific entries on politics and business, labor, industry, agriculture, education and youth, law and legislative affairs, literature, music, the performing and visual arts, health and medicine, science and technology, exploration, life on the Western frontier, family life, slave life, Native American life, women, and more than a hundred influential individuals.

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015033463913
Genre : American literature
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Indians Illustrated

Author : John M Coward
ISBN : 9780252098529
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After 1850, Americans swarmed to take in a raft of new illustrated journals and papers. Engravings and drawings of "buckskinned braves" and "Indian princesses" proved an immensely popular attraction for consumers of publications like Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly . In Indians Illustrated , John M. Coward charts a social and cultural history of Native American illustrations--romantic, violent, racist, peaceful, and otherwise--in the heyday of the American pictorial press. These woodblock engravings and ink drawings placed Native Americans into categories that drew from venerable "good" Indian and "bad" Indian stereotypes already threaded through the culture. Coward's examples show how the genre cemented white ideas about how Indians should look and behave--ideas that diminished Native Americans' cultural values and political influence. His powerful analysis of themes and visual tropes unlocks the racial codes and visual cues that whites used to represent--and marginalize--native cultures already engaged in a twilight struggle against inexorable westward expansion.

The British Museum Catalogue Of Printed Books 1881 1900

Author : British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
ISBN : UOM:39015073454061
Genre : English literature
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Catalogue Of Printed Books In The Library Of The British Museum

Author : British Museum. Department of Printed Books
ISBN : UCAL:C2643739
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Chronicling The West For Harper S

Author : Claudine Chalmers
ISBN : 9780806150611
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The opening of the West after the Civil War drew a flood of Americans and immigrants to the frontier. Among the liveliest records of the westering of the 1870s is the series of prints collected for the first time in this book. Chronicling the West for Harper’s showcases 100 illustrations made for the weekly magazine by French artists Paul Frenzeny and Jules Tavernier on a cross-country assignment in 1873 and 1874. The pair—“Frenzeny & Tavernier,” as they signed their work—documented the newly accessible territories, their diverse inhabitants, and the changing frontier. Historian Claudine Chalmers focuses on the life and work of Frenzeny and Tavernier, who were accomplished and adventurous enough to succeed as “special artists,” the label Harper’s Weekly gave the illustrators it sent into the field. The job required imagination, courage, and adaptability, not to mention expert draftsmanship. Frenzeny, a skilled artist who accepted his adopted country’s many cultures, was also a superb horseman. Tavernier had been trained to work fast in a variety of media. Both men had the advantage of viewing America with fresh eyes. They began their artistic record in the East with An Emigrant Boarding-House in New York. Their journey ended in San Francisco, where they sketched the city’s bustling Chinatown and pastoral Marin County suburbs. Along with each illustration, the artists sent Harper’s a description; those captions are reproduced here. Frenzeny and Tavernier documented the frontier as it evolved. They depicted the hazards of travel and settlement, from fires to destitution, and presented disconcerting subject matter—such as the Sioux Sun Dance—in relentless detail. Their skill has made some of their drawings, among them The Strike in the Coal Mine, classics of American culture. With pencil and woodblock, Chalmers shows, these intrepid Frenchmen shaped public perceptions of the West for decades to come.

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