Ruth Deters discovered her ante-bellum home was an Underground Railroad Station after her son hid from a babysitter in a secret room. Curiosity about the home's builder thrust her into a lifetime of... More > research that ultimately led to the discovery of additional Underground Railroad Stations in the region. Numerous pictures, quotes from letters, journals and old newspapers lend credibility to the stories about the Underground Railroad Stations. Deters wrote this book so that their incredible acts of bravery and self-sacrifice would not be forgotten.< Less
In Mini-Series; Ogdensburg History, Volume 1, I explored the myth of the “Backwards Tunnel”. From historical records I concluded that the dual-arched tunnels were indeed built as... More > intended, with the wider one bridging the Wallkill River. However, I have been more concerned about another long-standing “story” introduced by James P. Snell in his 1881 compilation of the History of Sussex and Warren Counties; i.e., that Ogdensburg was once named “Sodom”. My experiences during eighty years, as a life-long resident of Ogdensburg, have led me to cast doubts on Snell’s “story”. If, in fact, his version were proved to be a myth, then, all early residents of Ogdensburg will have been unfairly tainted with a biblically degrading name for nearly 130 years. Consequently, my goal for Volume 2 was to research historical records in order to solve this mystery, a quest I initially began to explore in 2004.< Less
Winnie of the Wensley House
By Wendy Lewellen
Winnie Lewellen served as hostess at worldfamous
Chautauqua Institution’s Wensley
House for three decades. The... More > nine-room guest
house provided accommodations for the best
and the brightest who provided the program
for this cultural and recreational mecca in
upstate New York. This book, written by
Winnie’s daughter, Wendy Lewellen, draws
from her mother’s thirty-year accumulation of
photographs and memorabilia.
Winnie died unexpectedly in 2006 before she
got around to writing the memoir she always
intended to craft. Wendy shares in its stead,
this contribution to the celebrity-saturated
history of the Wensley House, of Chautauqua
Institution, and of Chautauqua County.
Proceeds from this labor of love will finance
the Winnie Lewellen Memorial Scholarship
at the high school where she taught Latin and
English in nearby Bemus Point, New York.< Less
A history of World War II with first hand accounts of the veterans that served in the Battle of the Bulge. The history of World War II is retold by a 16 year old with a passion for history. ... More > Interspersed in the overall general history of the war are the personal accounts of the men who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. These personal accounts tell the story of the war through the eyes of the those who actually witnessed it. An effort to preserve the living history of the war, the book captures both the historical facts and the personal insights.< Less
Never before has the story of Chicagoland’s great southwest side been told in such a sweeping manner. This book contains the only history of the Belt railroad yards, the giant Clearing... More > Industrial District, Midway Airport and many other subjects too numerous to mention in such a short space. More important yet are the stories of the Indians and settlers, the aviators and industrialists and the ordinary people who have made Clearing what it is today.
“A Little Known Story of the Land Called Clearing” is the end product of twenty years of research by local author Robert Hill whose grandfather arrived in 1909 and opened the first hardware store in the community. Originally published in a limited quantity in 1983, this treasure trove of local Chicagoland history has been reissued and updated by permission of the Hill family. Now the generations to come will learn the history of a land called Clearing.< Less
The Game of Politics makes American national government come alive. These simulations are designed for Political Science or Government classes, as well as civic education conferences. See... More > www.gameofpolitics.com for evaluations, sample materials, and how to obtain a Coordinator's Manual.< Less
By the only serving Member of Parliament to be detained under the anti-democratic Defence Regulation 18B during World War II.
An avowed opponent of Jewish power, Captain Ramsay was arrested in 1940... More > and only released in 1944. He immediately took up his seat in Parliament once again.
This book, written in 1952, is part autobiography and part political exposition. He reviews Jewish influence in British history and reveals the hidden hand behind many dramatic historical events.
From the original introduction:
Here is the story that people have said would never be written in our time — the true history of events leading up to the Second World War, told by one who enjoyed the friendship and confidence of Mr. Neville Chamberlain during the critical months between Munich and September, 1939.< Less
How the Jews have survived thousands of years of persecution—and why the European West may not survive this century.
This remarkable work by a Professor of the Classics at the University of... More > Illinois, provides an in-depth study of the tactics which Jews have used to remain a cohesive group despite centuries of persecution and self-imposed isolation.
Professor Oliver points out the exact methods used, the weaknesses of their opponents, and the use of religion in this remarkable survival strategy.
“Passionate hatred of the Jews is almost certain to be futile, for violent emotions prevent rational thought.... The international race... by arduous, intelligent, and indefatigable work for more than twenty-five centuries, has, through its own efforts, made itself the major world power today.... History provides no parallel for that stupendous accomplishment. It must be regarded with respect, even awe." –Revilo P Oliver.< Less
The cover photo has appeared in a multitude of philo-Semtic books, usually with the caption “On the way to the Gas Chambers” (e.g. The Yellow Star, Gerhard Schoenberner, Corgi, 1978, p.... More > 144). It appears to be from a collection of semi-official photographs taken at Auschwitz, a collection which was later published as The Auschwitz Album (Random House, 1981); this photo appearing on page 96.
In Exiles from History, we explore why it is that Jews always assume the worst. The original Germans captions depicted Jewish internees being processed for admission to the Auschwitz combined labor and internment camp, The Germans made no mention of “gas chambers” whatsoever. Why is if that throughout history, Jewish have assumed or imagined that non-Jews wish to “Holocaust” them? Exiles from History offers a timely and controversial new thesis on this painful subject.< Less
This is the first completely up-to-date Hmong history book ever written by a member of the Hmong people. It describes the earliest civilizations of the Hmong and Miao in China, and why some of the... More > Hmong migrated into Southeast Asia in the early 19th century, particularly to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand; and how the Hmong of Laos were involved with the Lao civil war, especially the secret war from 1962 to 1975 that caused almost a hundred thousand Hmong to flee to Thailand and Western countries as political refugees after the Communists takeover. This book includes the forcible repatriation of the Lao-Hmong asylum seekers at Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand back to Laos in late 2009 and the arrest and discharge of former General Vang Pao by the U.S. authorities. "[It] is full of fascinating materials [and] a wonderful book. Congratulations," commented by Dr Nicholas C. T. Tapp, Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.< Less
Nhabee was born and raised in the jungle of Laos during the Secret War. He was old enough to remember the violence of the war at its peak, the persecution of family members who aided U.S. soldiers... More > and the details of the long trek to safety. His family escaped to Thailand and lived in the Nong Khai and Ban Vinai refugee camps for four years before arriving in Madison, Wisconsin on December 19, 1979. There, he started a new life in the U.S. along with thousands of other Hmong families. He currently lives with his wife and four grown children in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.< Less
The history of Archer Road, told here for the first time, is a long and interesting story spanning from the time of the first Native Amer-icans to the time this manuscript was written. It served as... More > a portage route for native Americans and explorers, an access road to monitor the building of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, a stagecoach route, and a host of other transportation purposes. Mr. Hamzik’s history will describe each of these uses in detail and enlighten the reader to the importance of this great transportation highway.< Less
Diane Hutchinson Parker's father kept a huge, cloth covered coal ledger filled, not with statements of profit and losses, but rather stuffed to over-flowing with local newspaper articles and pictures... More > that he found interesting: the scandals, obituaries, and gossip starting in 1864.
"Daddy's Ledger" details those meticulously saved stories and is the springboard from whence pictorials blossom, spanning generations. These tales hold tidbits for everyone: from castles and love stories; from murder and the beginnings of a coal business; from the ruins of a family fortune to the discovery that the love of family prevails over all struggles.< Less
A Place we can call Our Home is a collection of articles that gives the reader a general understanding of the early Black settlers and the development of a Black community in... More > Evanston, Illinois. Originally published in the mid 1990s, it fast became a favorite publication within the area school district. This new edittion includes updated information, expanded resources and a new image gallery. A Place we can call Our Home is the perfect publication for the classroom.< Less
This landmark publication explores the history and material world of the Muhlenberg family, one of the most influential German-American families of all time. Beginning with the immigration of Henry... More > Melchior Muhlenberg to Pennsylvania in 1742, the Muhlenbergs figure prominently in American history. A native of Germany, Henry Muhlenberg served as a Lutheran minister in Pennsylvania from 1742 until his death in 1787, earning him the title patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America. He married Anna Maria Weiser, daughter of Conrad Weiser, and they had eleven children. Three of their sons went on to achieve significant renown: Peter as a Revolutionary War general; Frederick as first Speaker of the United States House; and Henry Jr. as a renowned botanist. This publication brings together for the first time many rare and unique artifacts to help contextualize the Muhlenbergs and bring their legacy to life.< Less
This wide-ranging study of the small but importantly-situated British colony of Bermuda during the Second World War includes such things as the Battle of the Atlantic, the creation of the US naval... More > and military bases, the important Imperial Censorship station, as well as the myriad practical issues that confronted British, Bermudian and American officials as they sought to survive and win the war against Hitler's Germany. From international diplomacy and intelligence-warfare to local politics, from U-boats to unions, there is much here to interest both students of the Second World War and those with a specific interest in the beautiful Atlantic island of Bermuda.< Less
Although this is an historical novel, it is based on a factual family and branches of that family with different racial identities. Since this is such a well known family in the South and it had a... More > record of racial mixing during slavery and a shared concern for the Union and racial justice, there are mixed venues in which to examine particular racial attitudes within the family. I have used dialogue to interpret what might have been the discussions within the family but have added Editor's Notes in order to distinguish facts and a Bibliography to identify my sources. There is also a Teaching Supplement available to use in schools or as home study, of interpretive racial history. This method is particularly designed to assist African American children to use the interpretation of history within this family for understanding Justice and to gain greater self awareness and identity. This book is part of the Sauratown Project-Understanding the Flow of Ancestry.< Less
Through interviews with local residents, students from Warren New Tech High School in Warrenton, North Carolina, have painted a picture of this region's history, as remembered by those who lived it.... More > This book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lake Gaston.< Less
Twenty three men killed in Williamson County and the streets of Herrin, Illinois over a two day killing spree on June 21st and 22nd, 1922. The largest mass murder of non-union labor in the history of... More > America. The event would become known around the world as The Herrin Massacre. Read about the toughest (deadliest) little city in America and the modern day hunt for the massacre victim's lost graves in the potter's field of the Herrin city cemetery. Written by Scott Doody, this four year adventure uncovers the ugly secret of what happens when a town buries their past so deep, it changes their future.< Less
Starting with Jacob Bauer (and his parents) in 1765 and following his descendants through 2013. Most, if not all, of the sources are listed by individual, making this THE book to have on the Bauer... More > family. The book is divided into three main sections: the genealogy (descendants of Jacob Bauer; notes, information and source citations; and, the name index. 504 pages.< Less
Letters, photos, and stories from five generations living in Western Canada, 1800-1900. Explorers, Chief Factors, Educators, and Politicians.
Beginning this project, the goal was to find an obituary... More > or a wedding announcement for our, Green Family Cookbook, long over due for an up-date. There was no expectation of uncovering anything since the history section seemed complete.
The names, countries, lineages, coincidences and famous names, you've never-heard-of-before, are beyond surprising, and inspiring. This story transforms all that you've been lead to believe about Western Canadian history. This is a family line traversing the globe, crushing aristocrats, establishing a country, bridging diversity, surviving the Riel Rebellion, and a tornado, all the while creating a legacy.< Less
For decades, the gleaming silver trailers of Navajo Freight Lines traveled America’s highways, including Route 66, bearing the striking image of a blue-eyed Indian. Starting humbly in 1934, in... More > Wichita, Kansas, Navajo expanded during the postwar years, reaching, at its height, a fleet of 5,000 vehicles, 67 terminals, and 3,000 employees. They called themselves the tribe and advertised using now-questionable imagery, such as “Squeezable Squaw” pinup girls. But changes in long-haul trucking in the 1970s retired the Blue-Eyed Indian just before deregulation struck. James E. Wilmarth’s research on Navajo Freightlines has been published in Wheels of Time and other periodicals. John and Kris Murphey write about historic highways and heritage travel, with articles published in American Road Magazine, SCA Journal, and others.< Less