The Shadow Of A Dream

Author: Peter A. Coclanis
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195072677
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The Shadow Of A Dream. Coclanis here charts the economic and social rise and fall of Charleston and the surrounding South Carolina low country. Spanning 250 years, his study analyzes the interaction of both external and internal forces on the city and countryside, examining the effect of various factors on the region's economy from its colonial beginnings to its collapse in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Creating Black Americans

Author: Nell Irvin Painter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195137558
Size: 39.92 MB
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Creating Black Americans. Enhanced by nearly 150 images of painting, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and other work by black artists, offers a survey of African American history which covers the predominant political, economic, and demographic conditions of black Americans.

The Story Of The South Carolina Lowcountry

Author: Herbert Ravenel Sass
Publisher:
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The Story Of The South Carolina Lowcountry. "The first volume of the Story of the South Carolina Lowcountry is a story pure and simple with facts, beginning with the founding of the Lowcountry and describing its subsequent growth and development." The second and third volumes include biographical sketches and portraits of the citizens who "have been significant factors in their State."

Peaks And Valleys

Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451606614
Size: 55.91 MB
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Peaks And Valleys. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Moved My Cheese?, a brilliant new parable that shows readers how to stay calm and successful, even in the most challenging of environments. A young man lives unhappily in a valley. One day he meets an old man who lives on a mountain peak. At first the young man doesn’t realize that he is talking to one of the most peaceful and successful people in the world. But in the course of further encounters and conversations, the young man comes to understand that he can apply the old man’s remarkable principles and practical tools to his own life to change it for the better. Spencer Johnson knows how to tell a deceptively simple story that teaches deep lessons. The One Minute Manager (co-written with Ken Blanchard) sold 15 million copies and stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for more than twenty years. Since it was published a decade ago, Who Moved My Cheese? has sold more than 25 million copies. In fact there are more than 46 million copies of Spencer Johnson’s books in print, in forty-seven languages—and with today’s economic uncertainty, his new book could not be more relevant. Pithy, wise, and empowering, Peaks and Valleys is clearly destined to becomeanother Spencer Johnson classic.

A Quiet Life

Author: Kenzaburo Oe
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802195423
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A Quiet Life. Kenzaburo Oe is one of the most original and important writers of our times, and nowhere is his genius more evident than in A Quiet Life—an uncanny blend of the real with the imagined, of memoir with fiction. A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old woman. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though severely brain-damaged, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition; and her mother’s life is devoted to the care of them both. Ma-chan and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father accepts a visiting professorship from an American university, Ma-chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and at the center of family relationships that she must begin to redefine.

Unification Of A Slave State

Author: Rachel N. Klein
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807839434
Size: 21.92 MB
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Unification Of A Slave State. This book describes the turbulent transformation of South Carolina from a colony rent by sectional conflict into a state dominated by the South's most unified and politically powerful planter leadership. Rachel Klein unravels the sources of conflict and growing unity, showing how a deep commitment to slavery enabled leaders from both low- and backcountry to define the terms of political and ideological compromise. The spread of cotton into the backcountry, often invoked as the reason for South Carolina's political unification, actually concluded a complex struggle for power and legitimacy. Beginning with the Regulator Uprising of the 1760s, Klein demonstrates how backcountry leaders both gained authority among yeoman constituents and assumed a powerful role within state government. By defining slavery as the natural extension of familial inequality, backcountry ministers strengthened the planter class. At the same time, evangelical religion, like the backcountry's dominant political language, expressed yet contained the persisting tensions between planters and yeomen. Klein weaves social, political, and religious history into a formidable account of planter class formation and southern frontier development.

What Every American Should Know About American History

Author: Alan Alelrod
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781598694284
Size: 66.45 MB
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What Every American Should Know About American History. Covers the most critical events from U.S. history in a small, easy-to-read package First two editions have sold more than 200,000 copies Features 25 all-new events since the second edition. Readers no longer have to go through lengthy historical volumes filled with forgettable names, facts, and figures to be informed about American history. What Every American Should Know about American History, 3rd Edition, offers a digestible view on the most critical events in U.S. history. This completely updated version of the history classic contains 25 new historical events, including: 9/11 Hurricane Katrina The gasoline crisis Passage of Patriot Act The Enron scandal With What Every American Should Know about American History, 3rd Edition, Dr. Axelrod and Charles Phillips offer a fun and easy way to become knowledgeable about the basic history of the United States. AUTHOR: Alan Axelrod, Ph.D. (Atlanta, GA), is the author of a number of books, including The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders, Profiles in Audacity, 1001 Events That Made America, and Portraits of the Civil War. He has taught at Lake Forest College and Furman University. Charles Phillips (Rochester, NY) is the coauthor of Portraits of the Civil War and The Encyclopedia of Historical Treaties and Alliances. He has taught at the University of Iowa.