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MID-TO-LATE 19th CENTURY SYMPHONIES AND THEIR MEANING By P.H. Goepp
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A guide to understanding Modern Symphonies (illustrated with musical notes). Includes: Berlioz and Liszt; Berlioz, Romeo and Juliet; A Symphony to Dante's Divina Commedia; Symphonic Poems of Liszt;... More > Symphonic Poems of Saint-Saens; Cesar Franck; D'Indy and the Followers of Franck; Debussy and the Innovators; Tschaikowsky; The Neo-Russians; Sibelius; Bohemian Symphonies; The Earlier and Later Bruckner; Hugo Wolff; Mahler; Richard Strauss; Italian Symphonies; Edward Elgar; Symphonies in America.< Less
The Impact of the 19th Century Fossil Diggings on the Church By Bernard O'Connor
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In the mid-1840s a new industry started in southeast Suffolk, that of digging fossils. Known as 'coprolites', some thought them to be fossilised dinosaur droppings. Rich in phosphate they were much... More > in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers. By the 1846s the diggings had spread to Cambridgeshire, hertfordshire, bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Many thousands of men and women, boys and girls, got well-paid work in the pits but there were issues of in-migration, overcrowding and drunkenness. This book investigates the impact of the diggings on the church and its attempts to alleviate the social problems.< Less
Java Head By Mark Twain
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Classic novel of mid 19th-Century America, by Joseph Hergesheimer (newly edited and with a Foreword by Robert Raven). Two families engaged in the Far East merchant sailing trade confront challenges... More > from new technology, foreign cultures and their own passions and flaws, in the staid old town of Salem, Massachusetts. Volume 3 in the Litrix Library, a growing series of books for readers and collectors, printed in association with the Litrix Reading Room (www.litrix.com), one of the Internet's premier free literary websites. Other volumes to appear shortly.< Less
Gates Along My Path By Karen Board Moran
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Travel back to the mid-nineteenth century through the eyes of children who actually experienced the beginnings of America’s Age of Reform. Readers of all ages will discover diverse economic... More > and ethnic communities—white upper and middle class, immigrants and free blacks—through the interactions of children in Worcester, Massachusetts with real historic characters. The reader steps into orphaned Eliza McLoughlin’s childhood at a moment of crisis to discover her limited choices along her path, but there is hope. Many adults were urging reforms in all aspects of life. We continue to feel the impact on our own lives more than 150 years later. Liza’s story is based on fact to illustrate how the reader can also open “gates“ to the past to discover their role to improve one’s personal life, as well as that of society as a whole. This book celebrates the power and responsibility each individual has, regardless of age, to make informed conscious decisions to shape their lives.< Less
The Silence of Sorrowful Hours By April Kutger
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The Silence of Sorrowful Hours tells the story of Ethan, a runaway slave, and Gideon, a man with a checkered past, of Angelise, a creole woman from Martinique, and Marabella, a beautiful actress.... More > They live together on Osborne Hoffmann's farm and fight the war as a group of "irregulars" - spying on and disrupting the Confederates, sometimes on very dangerous missions. When Osborne volunteers as a nurse for the Union Army after a devastating loss, they farm his land, growing crops to aid the Union Army and chopping down trees to make coffins for soldiers - both Union and Rebel troops - killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Lost love, anger, grief, and exhaustion take their toll on everyone, and the end of the war doesn't mean the end of suffering.< Less
Skeptical Inquiry and Religious Awakening in Beulah, by Augusta Jane Evans By Robert Milton Underwood, Jr.
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Beulah, by Augusta Jane Evans, was hugely successful at the time it was published in America in 1859. A semi-autobiographical account, the author felt it was her duty to warn readers of the problems... More > she had experienced with religious skepticism. Advances in science after the Middle Ages led to the increasing valuation of reason and objectivity. By the early- to mid-nineteenth century it was quite fashionable to be skeptical, especially about religious matters. The eponymous heroine of the novel passes through several phases of religious faith on her intellectual journey of skepticism before she finally reawakens with a mature Christian faith. She eventually learns to properly balance faith and reason.< Less
Tennessee Travels 1844-1847, Journal of Amos Hitchcock By Teresa Nyquist Tucker
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A new resource for genealogist and historians. This never-before-published journal was written 1844-1847, by Amos Hitchcock, a colporteur for the American Tract Society. While performing his duties,... More > he traveled from his home in Brimfield, Massachusetts to distribute literature in East Tennessee. He listed his living and business expenses, recorded names of family and acquaintances, and provided a social commentary of life in East Tennessee. Transcribed and arranged in chronological order, Tennessee Travels is a new source for historical and genealogical research. Inclusion of actual photocopies of the original journal allows the reader to use this authentic primary resource to verify the original language and to have the pleasure of reading Mr. Hitchcock's mid-19th century script. Features: over 300 names of East Tennessee residents, family and business contacts in Massachusetts and New York, chronological transcription of the original journal, facsimile of the original pages, documentation, and an index.< Less
Tennessee Travels 1844-1847, Journal of Amos Hitchcock By Teresa Nyquist Tucker
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A new resource for genealogist and historians. This never-before-published journal was written 1844-1847, by Amos Hitchcock, a colporteur for the American Tract Society. While performing his duties,... More > he traveled from his home in Brimfield, Massachusetts to distribute literature in East Tennessee. He listed his living and business expenses, recorded names of family and acquaintances, and provided a social commentary of life in East Tennessee. Transcribed and arranged in chronological order, Tennessee Travels is a new source for historical and genealogical research. Inclusion of actual photocopies of the original journal allows the reader to use this authentic primary resource to verify the original language and to have the pleasure of reading Mr. Hitchcock's mid-19th century script. Features: over 300 names of East Tennessee residents, family and business contacts in Massachusetts and New York, chronological transcription of the original journal, facsimile of the original pages, documentation, and an index.< Less
A Maid from Dorset's Journey By Megan Cannon
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Through the events of Lylah Pardy’s life can be glimpsed the problems, difficulties, insecurities and dangers for ordinary people living in Dorset in the mid nineteenth century. Her survival... More > she owed to a landlord and her employer, though neither could be described as benevolent. Her education and protection were provided by a very good friend. Love and happiness she received from her soldier, Daniel. But ultimately she owed most to her own stoicism, capabilities - and a small dose of kleptomania.< Less
A Maid from Dorset's Journey By Megan Cannon
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Through the events of Lylah Pardy’s life can be glimpsed the problems, difficulties, insecurities and dangers for ordinary people living in Dorset in the mid nineteenth century. Her survival... More > she owed to a landlord and her employer, though neither could be described as benevolent. Her education and protection were provided by a very good friend. Love and happiness she received from her soldier, Daniel. But ultimately she owed most to her own stoicism, capabilities - and a small dose of kleptomania.< Less