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Killed Strangely

Author : Elaine Forman Crane
ISBN : 9780801471445
Genre : History
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"It was Rebecca's son, Thomas, who first realized the victim's identity. His eyes were drawn to the victim's head, and aided by the flickering light of a candle, he 'clapt his hands and cryed out, Oh Lord, it is my mother.' James Moills, a servant of Cornell... described Rebecca 'lying on the floore, with fire about Her, from her Lower parts neare to the Armepits.' He recognized her only 'by her shoes.'"—from Killed Strangely On a winter's evening in 1673, tragedy descended on the respectable Rhode Island household of Thomas Cornell. His 73-year-old mother, Rebecca, was found close to her bedroom's large fireplace, dead and badly burned. The legal owner of the Cornells' hundred acres along Narragansett Bay, Rebecca shared her home with Thomas and his family, a servant, and a lodger. A coroner's panel initially declared her death "an Unhappie Accident," but before summer arrived, a dark web of events—rumors of domestic abuse, allusions to witchcraft, even the testimony of Rebecca's ghost through her brother—resulted in Thomas's trial for matricide. Such were the ambiguities of the case that others would be tried for the murder as well. Rebecca is a direct ancestor of Cornell University's founder, Ezra Cornell. Elaine Forman Crane tells the compelling story of Rebecca's death and its aftermath, vividly depicting the world in which she lived. That world included a legal system where jurors were expected to be familiar with the defendant and case before the trial even began. Rebecca's strange death was an event of cataclysmic proportions, affecting not only her own community, but neighboring towns as well. The documents from Thomas's trial provide a rare glimpse into seventeenth-century life. Crane writes, "Instead of the harmony and respect that sermon literature, laws, and a hierarchical/patriarchal society attempted to impose, evidence illustrates filial insolence, generational conflict, disrespect toward the elderly, power plays between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, [and] adult dependence on (and resentment of) aging parents who clung to purse strings." Yet even at a distance of more than three hundred years, Rebecca Cornell's story is poignantly familiar. Her complaints of domestic abuse, Crane says, went largely unheeded by friends and neighbors until, at last, their complacency was shattered by her terrible death.

Death By Wedding Book 16 In The Caribbean Murder Series

Author : Jaden Skye
ISBN : 9781632919083
Genre : Fiction
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The Psychopath Inside

Author : James Fallon
ISBN : 9781101603925
Genre : Psychology
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“Compelling, essential reading for understanding the underpinnings of psychopathy.” — M. E. Thomas, author of Confessions of a Sociopath For his first fifty-eight years, James Fallon was by all appearances a normal guy. A successful neuroscientist and professor, he’d been raised in a loving family, married his high school sweetheart, and had three kids and lots of friends. Then he learned a shocking truth that would not only disrupt his personal and professional life, but would lead him to question the very nature of his own identity. While researching serial killers, he uncovered a pattern in their brain scans that helped explain their cold and violent behavior. Astonishingly, his own scan matched that pattern. And a few months later he learned that he was descended from a long line of murderers. Fallon set out to reconcile the truth about his own brain with everything he knew as a scientist about the mind, behavior, and personality.

The Heir Of Charlton

Author : May Agnes Fleming
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The Scientific Basis Of Spiritualism

Author : Epes Sargent
ISBN : UOM:39015013145316
Genre : Spiritualism
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Dare Call It Treason

Author : Bob Hyslop
ISBN : 9780955871856
Genre : Fiction
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1956 UK. Stalinists plot to murder the new Soviet leaders, Bulganin and Khrushchev, visiting Britain. But their agent a themselves as much as their enemies. Jonas Forbes, hired to protect the visiting leaders, soon finds himself with a personal score to settle. He is both helped and hindered by the rival Soviet organisations, the GRU and the KGB, as well as the British police. A lightly-written thriller concentrating on historical accuracy.

Professional Indian

Author : Michael Leroy Oberg
ISBN : 9780812292145
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in 1788, Eleazer Williams was raised in the Catholic Iroquois settlement of Kahnawake along the St. Lawrence River. According to some sources, he was the descendant of a Puritan minister whose daughter was taken by French and Mohawk raiders; in other tales he was the Lost Dauphin, second son to Louis XVI of France. Williams achieved regional renown as a missionary to the Oneida Indians in central New York; he was also instrumental in their removal, allying with white federal officials and the Ogden Land Company to persuade Oneidas to relocate to Wisconsin. Williams accompanied them himself, making plans to minister to the transplanted Oneidas, but he left the community and his young family for long stretches of time. A fabulist and sometime confidence man, Eleazer Williams is notoriously difficult to comprehend: his own record is complicated with stories he created for different audiences. But for author Michael Leroy Oberg, he is an icon of the self-fashioning and protean identity practiced by native peoples who lived or worked close to the centers of Anglo-American power. Professional Indian follows Eleazer Williams on this odyssey across the early American republic and through the shifting spheres of the Iroquois in an era of dispossession. Oberg describes Williams as a "professional Indian," who cultivated many political interests and personas in order to survive during a time of shrinking options for native peoples. He was not alone: as Oberg shows, many Indians became missionaries and settlers and played a vital role in westward expansion. Through the larger-than-life biography of Eleazer Williams, Professional Indian uncovers how Indians fought for place and agency in a world that was rapidly trying to erase them.

Vital Record Of Rhode Island

Author : James Newell Arnold
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019286707
Genre : Marriage licenses
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Speaking With The Dead In Early America

Author : Erik R. Seeman
ISBN : 9780812296419
Genre : History
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In late medieval Catholicism, mourners employed an array of practices to maintain connection with the deceased—most crucially, the belief in purgatory, a middle place between heaven and hell where souls could be helped by the actions of the living. In the early sixteenth century, the Reformation abolished purgatory, as its leaders did not want attention to the dead diminishing people's devotion to God. But while the Reformation was supposed to end communication between the living and dead, it turns out the result was in fact more complicated than historians have realized. In the three centuries after the Reformation, Protestants imagined continuing relationships with the dead, and the desire for these relations came to form an important—and since neglected—aspect of Protestant belief and practice. In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, historian Erik R. Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead. Seeman chronicles the story of Protestants' relationships with the deceased from Elizabethan England to puritan New England and then on through the American Enlightenment into the middle of the nineteenth century with the explosion of interest in Spiritualism. He brings together a wide range of sources to uncover the beliefs and practices of both ordinary people, especially women, and religious leaders. This prodigious research reveals how sermons, elegies, and epitaphs portrayed the dead as speaking or being spoken to, how ghost stories and Gothic fiction depicted a permeable boundary between this world and the next, and how parlor songs and funeral hymns encouraged singers to imagine communication with the dead. Speaking with the Dead in Early America thus boldly reinterprets Protestantism as a religion in which the dead played a central role.

Cornell University Press Est 1869

Author : Karen M. Laun
ISBN : 9781501740312
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A history of the first 150 years of Cornell University Press.

Proceedings Of The Massachusetts Historical Society

Author : Massachusetts Historical Society
ISBN : UOM:39015009296511
Genre : Massachusetts
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Magnalia Christi Americana

Author : Cotton Mather
ISBN : PSU:000009664784
Genre : New England
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Magnalia Christi Americana Book 4 Sal Gentium 1853 Book 5 Acts And Monuments 1853 Book 6 Thaumaturgus 1853 Book 7 Ecclesiarum Praelia 1853

Author : Cotton Mather
ISBN : HARVARD:32044038513453
Genre : New England
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Best Tales Of Texas Ghosts

Author : Docia Schultz Williams
ISBN : 9781556225697
Genre : Fiction
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Renowned storyteller Docia Williams gathers a medley of some of the best haunting stories from her four previous books, then she adds a hundred pages of new ghostly tales from Piney Woods of East Texas and from North Central Texas, including the Dallas area.

Murdered Millions

Author : George D. Dowkontt
ISBN : UVA:X002235040
Genre : Missionaries, Medical
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Young Ireland

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Genre : Ireland
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The Quiver

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V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.

Can Humanity Change?

Author : J. Krishnamurti
ISBN : 9780834823563
Genre : Philosophy
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Many have considered Buddhism to be the religion closest in spirit to J. Krishnamurti's spiritual teaching—even though the great teacher was famous for urging students to seek truth outside organized religion. This record of a historic encounter between Krishnamurti and a group of Buddhist scholars provides a unique opportunity to see what the great teacher had to say himself about Buddhist teachings. The conversations, which took place in London in the late 1970s, focused on human consciousness and its potential for transformation. Participants include Walpola Rahula, the renowned Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and scholar, author of the classic introductory text What the Buddha Taught.

Destined For Murder

Author : Sandra Harrisson Young
ISBN : UOM:39015061470590
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Most people study astrology to discover more about themselves and to help others. In Destined for Murder, authors Sandra Harrisson Young and Edna Rowland use astrological charts and the case histories of some of the most vile killers in criminal history to discover whether astrology can indicate if someone is liable to become a serial killer. Destined for Murder examines the lives and morbid careers of some of the most infamous murderers in history, such as John Wayne Gacy, a generous businessman who volunteered his charitable services to the local Jaycees by day, and by night became a "killer clown" and pedophile who slaughtered thirty-three victims. Read about Ed Gein, who either murdered or robbed the graves of fifteen people. He was the model for the movie "Psycho." Learn the awful truth about Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered seventeen boys and men, dismembering them in his grandmother's basement. The lives of several other murderers are revealed, followed by a precise astrological examination showing how their birth chart initially indicated problems and how secondary progressions and transits reveal the rest of the frightening story.

Tale Of Two Quagmires

Author : Kenneth J. Campbell
ISBN : 9781317251040
Genre : Political Science
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Is Iraq becoming another Vietnam? Author Kenneth Campbell received a Purple Heart after serving 13 months in Vietnam. He then spent years campaigning to get the US out of the war. Here, Campbell lays out the political similarities of both wars. He traces the chief lessons of Vietnam, which helped America successfully avoid quagmires for thirty years, and explains how neoconservatives within the Bush administration cynically used the tragedy of 9/11 to override the "Vietnam syndrome" and drag America into a new quagmire in Iraq. In view of where the U.S. finds itself today -- unable to stay but unable to leave -- Campbell recommends that America re-dedicate itself to the essential lessons of Vietnam: the danger of imperial arrogance, the limits of military force, the importance of international and constitutional law, and the power of morality.

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