Download E-books Above a Common Soldier: Frank and Mary Clarke in the American West and Civil War from Their Letters, 1847-1872 PDF

First released as To shape a extra excellent Union in 1941, this infrequent quantity of Civil War-era letters relates the poignant stories of an English immigrant within the carrier of the us military as a noncommissioned officer, civilian worker, and Union volunteer. Frank Clarke served in Mexico, Missouri, New Mexico, and Bleeding Kansas, at the Sioux, Solomon River, and Utah Expeditions, and in war-torn Tennessee and Mississippi. After Frank's tragic dying in 1862, his spouse Mary corresponded together with his English mom, detailing the day-by-day struggles of an army widow and her 5 sons in frontier Kansas.

Darlis Miller has stored George Hammond's unique annotations and extra a couple of new ones. Her introductions to the booklet and person chapters offer biographical info to Frank's and Mary's lives and position their letters in historic context.

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Download E-books The Sunlit Zone PDF

The Sunlit quarter is a relocating elegy of affection and loss, admirable for its narrative sweep and the kin dynamic that drives it. A risk-taking paintings of infrequent, ingenious power.

The Sunlit area combines the narrative force of the unconventional with the correct pitch of precise poetry. A darkly futuristic imaginative and prescient shot via with bolts of sunshine. magnificent, poignant, disconcerting.

- Adrian Hyland, writer of Kinglake 350 and Diamond Dove:

This novel in verse, instantaneously magical and impossible to resist, attracts us in to a vibrant destiny. In Lisa Jacobson's telling, the Australian fascination with salt water and sea swap is remodeled anew. Romance holds arms with technological know-how and takes to the ocean.

- Chris Wallace-Crabbe, writer of The family elegant and more commonly.

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Download E-books Fighting for Life (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By S. Josephine Baker

New York’s reduce East aspect used to be acknowledged to be the main densely populated sq. mile in the world within the Nineties. health and wellbeing inspectors known as the local “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged every one summer season, killing hundreds of thousands of kids. Sweatshop infants with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment lots destined for trendy outlets. determined moms paced the streets to assuage their feverish young ones and white mourning cloths hung from each construction. a 3rd of the kids residing there died earlier than their 5th birthday.

By 1911, the kid dying cost had fallen sharply and The big apple Times hailed the town because the healthiest on the earth. during this witty and hugely own autobiography, public future health crusader Dr. S. Josephine Baker explains how this modification was once accomplished. by the point she retired in 1923, Baker used to be recognized all over the world for saving the lives of 90,000 little ones. The courses she constructed, many nonetheless in use at the present time, have kept the lives of hundreds of thousands extra. She fought for women’s suffrage, toured Russia within the Thirties, and captured “Typhoid” Mary Mallon, two times. She used to be additionally an astute observer of her instances, and Fighting for Life is without doubt one of the so much sincere, compassionate memoirs of yankee drugs ever written.

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Download E-books Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confed (New Perspectives on the History of the South) PDF

By Karen L. Cox

Even with out the fitting to vote, individuals of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proved to have huge, immense social and political impact through the South - all within the identify of conserving accomplice tradition. Karen L. Cox's historical past of the UDC, a company based in 1894 to vindicate the accomplice new release and honor the misplaced reason, indicates why myths surrounding the Confederacy proceed to suffer. The Daughters, as UDC contributors have been popularly recognized, have been actually daughters of the accomplice iteration. whereas southern ladies had lengthy been leaders in efforts to memorialize the Confederacy, UDC participants made the misplaced reason a move approximately vindication in addition to memorialization. They erected monuments, monitored heritage for truthfulness, and sought to teach coming generations of white southerners approximately an idyllic earlier and a simply reason - states' rights. squaddies' and widows' houses, perpetuation of the mythology of the antebellum south, and pro-southern textbooks within the region's white public colleges have been all quintessential to their challenge of constructing the hot South within the photograph of the previous. putting the organization's actions within the context of the postwar and Progressive-Era South

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Download E-books The Political Work of Northern Women Writers and the Civil War, 1850-1872 (Civil War America) PDF

By Lyde Cullen Sizer

This quantity explores the lives and works of 9 Northern ladies who wrote throughout the Civil conflict interval, reading the ways that, via their writing, they engaged within the nationwide debates of the time. Lyde Sizer exhibits that from the 1850 e-book of Uncle Tom's Cabin via Reconstruction, those girls, in addition to a bigger mosaic of lesser-known writers, used their mainstream writings publicly to make feel of battle, womanhood, Union, slavery, republicanism, heroism, and dying.

Among the authors mentioned are Lydia Maria baby, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sara Willis Parton (Fanny Fern), Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth, Mary Abigail sidestep (Gail Hamilton), Louisa may possibly Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. even supposing direct political or partisan strength used to be denied to girls, those writers actively participated in discussions of nationwide matters via their sentimental novels, brief tales, essays, poetry, and letters to the editor.

Sizer can pay shut awareness to how those normally middle-class ladies tried to create a "rhetoric of unity," giving universal objective to ladies regardless of modifications at school, race, and politics. This topic of solidarity used to be eventually deployed to set up a white middle-class common of womanhood, intended to exclude in addition to include.

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Download E-books Women in Kolkata’s IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and Household (SpringerBriefs in Sociology) PDF

By Zakir Husain, Mousumi Dutta

In accordance with a survey of ladies employees in Kolkata’s IT quarter, this publication argues that development of the IT zone has created a requirement for experienced execs. This has supplied scope for hugely trained city girls to create an area of self-expression and revel in superior prestige and status inside of their households. those ladies staff conscientiously plan their profession and day-by-day actions, maintaining in brain the necessity to stability different and conflicting wishes of labor and residential. this sort of decision-making happens outdoor the utilitarian framework and is healthier framed by way of Herbert Simon’s ‘satisficing’ procedure, which takes into consideration the bounded rationality of brokers. Written in lucid, non-technical language, the booklet could be a useful addition to present works on gender and labour experiences and should be of curiosity to social scientists venture study on gender, labour and the IT region.  

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Download E-books The Unsinkable Mrs. Brown PDF

The rollicking tale of the Leadville waitress who reached the pinnacle of Newport society—and an everlasting position in American lore—as a heroine of the substantial catastrophe. pass over Bancroft’s biography offers the real tale of the unsinkable girl from Colorado and makes an fun distinction with the legend.

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Download E-books Hatshepsut of Egypt (The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses) PDF

By Shirin Yim Bridges

When explorers first chipped a gap via a wall and shined a gentle into Tutankhamun's tomb, every thing it touched glinted with gold and gleamed with silver. The boy-king so surrounded by way of this treasure may turn into essentially the most recognized names in historical past. however it used to be a less-famous princess who had accrued many of the wealth that used to be buried in that tomb. Her identify was once Hatshepsut. How did she make Egypt so wealthy? and the way did she end up buried, like Tutankhamun, within the Valley of the Kings? This e-book brings to existence the tale of a true and memorable princess who had the nerve to claim herself Pharaoh.

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Download E-books Women Returning to Work: How to Work Out What You Want and Then Go Out and Get It (Pathways, 7) PDF

By Sally Longson

A advisor for girls who desire to go back to paintings after a holiday in employment. It goals to aid the reader figure out precisely what's sought after from a task and the way to head out and get it; to increase self-confidence; and to evaluate her abilities and pursuits and fit them to the employment possibilities on hand.

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