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EARLY AMERICAN WAR WORDS By B. Bruce-Briggs
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A guide primarily for students of 18th Century North American military history, but not only for them. Concentrating on the Seven Years War / French and Indian War, reaching back to the War of the... More > Austrian Succession and forward to the American Revolution. Covers the British regulars, colonial “provincial” troops, rangers, other auxiliaries, and Indian allies. Also French, Indian, and rebel enemies. The 2500 entries are an alphabetical listing of definitions of terms unfamiliar to modern readers, plus descriptions of British and colonial institutions, plus a gazetteer of confusing places, plus remarks on style, and on later historians’ conventions.< Less
An Early American Home By Claude H. Miller
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This book tells how a reproduction of an early New England, central-chimney farm-house was built in New Jersey — a 1731 model with modern conveniences. We have lived in this house a year. It... More > seems to be a success. That is why I am writing about it. Some people wouldn't like a period house like ours. It might be considered too old fashioned to supply appropriate scenery for fireless cookers and one-piece bathing suits. For the benefit of modernists, the book also attempts to tell how we solved many problems common to the building of any house.< Less
An Early American Home By Claude H. Miller
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This book tells how a reproduction of an early New England, central-chimney farm-house was built in New Jersey — a 1731 model with modern conveniences. We have lived in this house a year. It... More > seems to be a success. That is why I am writing about it. Some people wouldn't like a period house like ours. It might be considered too old fashioned to supply appropriate scenery for fireless cookers and one-piece bathing suits. For the benefit of modernists, the book also attempts to tell how we solved many problems common to the building of any house.< Less
Key Lesson Stories in Early American History By Larry Schaefer
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Inspired by the power of narrative stories in capturing student interest, Key Lessons in Early American History highlight 12 pivotal moments in early American history. The stories draw attention to... More > the international background of the United States and underscore the power of single events and individuals in shaping our nation’s history. The stories bring to life such events as the arrival of humans from Asia about 15,000 years ago, the drama surrounding the ratification of the Constitution, and the odyssey of Lewis and Clark.< Less
Early American Journals Documenting the History of Photography By t. kowach
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A compilation of 19th century magazine articles documenting the people, progress and history of photography. Contains rare articles about Daguerre's discovery of photography written in 1839. About... More > Talbots pursuit to develop modern photography and his talbotype. This compilation provides a great reference of rare journals articles from the The United States Magazine & Democratic Review, The American Journal of Science and Art, The Knickerbocker, The Saturday Magazine, Littell's Living Age, The Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, The Century Magazine, and McClures Magazine.< Less
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers By Silvio A. Bedini
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Silvio Bedini (January 17, 1917 – November 14, 2007) was an... More > American historian, specialising in early scientific instruments. He was Historian Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, where he served on the professional staff for twenty-five years, retiring in 1987.Bedini was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut in 1917.In 1958 he accepted an invitation to write a brochure about the history of his hometown for its 250th anniversary, a project that just three months later resulted in a 411-page book titled Ridgefield in Review.In 1961 he accepted the offer of a position in Washington, D.C. as curator in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the Smithsonian Institution in the new Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), which was under construction. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Bedini< Less
Military History of the United States (Early Exploration through American Civil War) By Rodger Woltjer
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Merriam Press Military History Series. The military history of the United States is much maligned in the minds of far too many Americans these days and unfortunately so is much of history in general.... More > The object of this work is to focus on the military history of our nation from its earliest beginnings to the end of the American Civil War. Military history of the United States does not mean only organized armies. From the time of Spanish exploration of North America there have been conflicts that required a response that was military in some sense. The first conflicts in North America involved the Native American Indians against small groups or individuals, not armies, but that would change as this nation grew in population. Countries like France and Great Britain would send their military troops to these shores for territorial gains changing the scope to full military involvement. The stage was set for the beginning of the United States Military! Profusely illustrated.< Less
A History of American Christianity By Leonard Woolsey Bacon
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The heroic discovery of America, at the close of the fifteenth century after Christ, has compelled the generous and just admiration of the world; but the grandeur of human enterprise and achievement... More > in the discovery of the western hemisphere has a less claim on our admiration than that divine wisdom and controlling providence which, for reasons now manifested, kept the secret hidden through so many millenniums, in spite of continual chances of disclosure, until the fullness of time.< Less
The History of American Idol By Teresa Townsend
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Have you watched American Idol from Season I when Kelly Clarkson won? Did you just begin watching American Idol? Do you wonder what the American Idol winners from previous seasons are doing today?... More > Learn more about the early beginnings of all American Idols from season one until now. Travel back in time and remember those earlier seasons if you have been a long time American Idol fan!< Less
A Study of Early American Rag Rug Collectors By Karen Griffiths
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By identifying rag rugs as unique representations of ‘Americanness’ collectors sought to attach a symbolic meaning to their rugs. A meaning which taps deep into people’s feelings... More > for themselves and their country and of course enhances the monetary value attached to the artefacts concerned. An examination of the history of collecting these rugs reveals the changing nature of the symbolism attached to them. These changes reflect the greater social changes that took place as the United States and Canada emerged as nation states during the 19th and early 20th century.< Less

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