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Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion By Gary R. Varner
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Folklorist Gary R. Varner takes a lengthy look at various myths, legends and beliefs of Native Americans in this book. Included are stories and archaeological finds from various lands that suggest... More > cultural contacts between explorers from China, Japan, the Mediterranean and Europe with Native Americans in pre-Columbian times. Native American folklore and myths are examined including the universal legends of the flood and stories of the mysterious god-men such as Quetzalcoatl, Votan and Chinigchinix, who brought the arts, technology and civilization to indigenous cultures. Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion is a fact-filled, yet fascinating story of the original inhabitants of North and South America. Varner has written several books on folklore and mythology and is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.< Less
The Quaker Colonies: History of the Early Quaker Settlements in New England and the Delaware River By Sydney G. Fisher
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Sydney G. Fisher describes the arrival and settlement of the Quaker denomination in colonial North America during the 17th and 18th centuries. The initial chapter of Fisher’s work is enmeshed... More > with the establishment of the Quaker movement within the United Kingdom. Formed in opposition to the Puritan ideas, Quakerism formed in the wake of the chaos of the English Civil War. At the same time, colonists were encouraged to travel to North America, that Britain’s holdings be expanded and the new continent’s wealth be enjoyed by the settlers and the wider Empire. Second only to the Puritans in number, many Quakers departed England after suffering persecution – eager for a fresh start, thousands acted to bolster the settlements of Philadelphia, New Jersey and smaller towns on the Delaware river. They became traders and planters, and the presence of the Society of Friends in these cities is clear to behold to this day. The cover photograph of this edition is of a Quaker almshouse in Philadelphia, built in 1713.< Less
The Quaker Colonies: History of the Early Quaker Settlements in New England and the Delaware River (Hardcover) By Sydney G. Fisher
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Sydney G. Fisher describes the arrival and settlement of the Quaker denomination in colonial North America during the 17th and 18th centuries. The initial chapter of Fisher’s work is enmeshed... More > with the establishment of the Quaker movement within the United Kingdom. Formed in opposition to the Puritan ideas, Quakerism formed in the wake of the chaos of the English Civil War. At the same time, colonists were encouraged to travel to North America, that Britain’s holdings be expanded and the new continent’s wealth be enjoyed by the settlers and the wider Empire. Second only to the Puritans in number, many Quakers departed England after suffering persecution – eager for a fresh start, thousands acted to bolster the settlements of Philadelphia, New Jersey and smaller towns on the Delaware river. They became traders and planters, and the presence of the Society of Friends in these cities is clear to behold to this day. The cover photograph of this edition is of a Quaker almshouse in Philadelphia, built in 1713.< Less
Ancient Law (Illustrated) By Sir Henry Sumner Maine
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“The chief object of the following pages is to indicate some of the earliest ideas of mankind, as they are reflected in Ancient Law, and to point out the relation of those ideas to modern... More > thought. Much of the inquiry attempted could not have been prosecuted with the slightest hope of a useful result if there had not existed a body of law, like that of the Romans, bearing in its earliest portions the traces of the most remote antiquity and supplying from its later rules the staple of the civil institutions by which modern society is even now controlled. The necessity of taking the Roman law as a typical system has compelled the author to draw from it what may appear a disproportionate number of his illustrations; but it has not been his intention to write a treatise on Roman jurisprudence, and he has as much as possible avoided all discussions which might give that appearance to his work."< Less
Bond Hill: Origin and Transformation of a 19th Century Cincinnati Metro-Suburb By Aharon Varady
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This book tells the reconstructed history of Bond Hill, currently a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, originally founded just after the Civil War as a railroad suburb on the urban fringe of the most... More > densely populated city on the planet. How did teetotalers, cooperators, railroad moguls, real estate brokers, and radical socialists pool their energies to found a new society and build affordable housing for "men of moderate means"? How did church politics and other critical events shape the social and environmental transformation of a once rural community? This history provides a complete survey of the Bond Hill area, from the post-Colonial period through the Village of Bond Hill's annexation by the City of Cincinnati in 1903, up until the present day.< Less
Gravestone Inscriptions in Ross County, Ohio - Vol. IV By Ralph Cokonougher
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Fourth in a continuing series about gravestone inscriptions in Ross County, Ohio, this book records the inscriptions in Fells Cemetery in Twin township, Platter Cemetery in Paxton township, Satchel... More > Cemetery in Buckskin township, and the Old Baptist and Sharron Cemeteries in Concord township. These inscriptions date as far back as 1808 and cover burials from all levels of society, including farmers, housewives, doctors, ministers, and lawyers. There are also inscriptions for several historical figures like those of Indian fighter and trailblazer John McDonald, Civil War casualty Pvt. Isaac Hannawalt, and former slave and ordained minister Samuel Weir. By reading the inscriptions in this book, one can see how unique and interesting each and every individual in this part of the country truly was. Historians, genealogists, and people with roots in Ross County will find this and previous volumes to be most valuable and interesting. Paperback. 156 pp.< Less
Left, Right, Out: The History of Third Parties in America By David A. Epstein
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Left, Right, Out is the untold story of American political history. Exploring American history from its founding, David A. Epstein presents the phenomena that shaped the nation and its politics... More > through the prism of third party politics. Whether short-lived or longer-lasting, each party examined in Left, Right, Out represents a unique and acute expression of the great social, economic, and political forces that influenced the evolution of the United States. Left, Right, Out reveals how much that we take for granted in American politics and society finds its origins in third party politics. Monumental movements such as Abolition, Prohibition, and Civil Rights, long associated with major party politics, originated in the efforts of pioneering third parties and their adherents. Left, Right, Out takes you into the remote corners of U.S. history and explores the forces and personalities forgotten in a standard reading of American political history.< Less
Bond Hill: Origin and Transformation of a 19th Century Cincinnati Metro-Suburb By Aharon Varady
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Black & White Edition.This is the reconstructed history of Bond Hill, currently a neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, originally founded just after the Civil War as a railroad suburb and temperance... More > community on the rural-urban fringe of the most densely populated city on the planet. How did teetotalers, cooperators, railroad moguls, real estate brokers, and radical socialists pool their energies to found a new society and build affordable housing for "men of moderate means"? How did church politics and other critical events shape the social and environmental transformation of a once rural community? This history provides a complete survey of the Bond Hill area, from the post-Colonial period through the Village of Bond Hill's annexation by the City of Cincinnati in 1903, up until the present day. This book was originally submitted as a thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Community Planning at the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati, in June 2004.< Less
Democracy in America : Volume 1 (Illustrated) By Alexis de Tocqueville
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Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in... More > Democracy in America (1835–40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states.< Less
Democracy in America : Volume 2 (Illustrated) By Alexis de Tocqueville
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Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocratic French lawyer, came to the United States in 1831 to study its penitentiary systems. His nine-month visit and subsequent reading and reflection resulted in... More > Democracy in America (1835–40), a landmark masterpiece of political observation and analysis. Tocqueville vividly describes the unprecedented social equality he found in America and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically probing the deep differences between the free and slave states.< Less

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