The Assyrian Star is the longest running Assyrian publication in the United States. The first issue appeared in January 1952 under the editorship of Joseph P. Durna. Although today it is an official... More > publication of the Assyrian American National Federation, it was originally published by the Assyrian Star Association which was incorporated in December 1956. At that time, Durna became president of the Assyrian Star, Inc. and was succeeded as editor by Joseph P. Sargis. The magazine was published from Yonkers, N.Y. until 1962 when Malcolm L. Karam became editor. The Assyrian Star was conceived as “An independent publication of, by and for Assyrians” pledged to avoid “prejudice, bias, clannishness, sectarianism and unwholesome and destructive criticism”. It focused on news of Assyrians both in the U.S. and other parts of the world and was a model of cooperation between Assyrians from all religious and geographic backgrounds. Part I contains the complete collection of issues from the years 1952 and 1953.< Less
At the BLC field school, we explore urban neighborhoods. We discover their complexity. Neighborhoods are physical locations, material artifacts of everyday life, centers of symbolic action and... More > domestic activities, and community spaces of interaction and social life. This is a monograph documenting the work done at the 2013 BLC field school at the Historic Water Tower neighborhood in Milwaukee.< Less
English translation of original Latin facsimile by Charles de L'ecluse (February 19, 1526–Leiden April 4, 1609). Charles de L`ecluse's 1582 book, or Carolus Clusius, as his friends called him,... More > is the earliest written description surrounding Francis Drake’s circumnavigation (1577-1580); preceding the 1586 "Anonymous Narrative" published by the Richard Hakluyt.
Reverend Martin Pollard, O.S.B. of Mount Angel Abbey at St. Benedict, Oregon translates this 16th century Latin botanical document to present day English.
Poor Xeroxing and poor health caused the translation delay until late 1992.
Although the facsimiles contained in this production may not be up to some standards, never the less, this work is deemed necessary for the scholar of 16th century plants and Drake. The process of translating from one language to another is not exact therefore; there may be some variance from word to word of the translated pages.< Less
Joe Bott started collecting Japanese swords in the early 1950’s and was a founding member of the Japanese Sword Society of Southern California (Nanka Token Kai). This book contains his thoughts... More > on how to start collecting Japanese swords along with the information needed to understand the basic concepts and terminology used in more advanced reference materials. This kind of information is often not available to readers who do not have access to instructors, collector associations or more experienced sword collectors. This book will attempt to bridge at least part of that gap. The book contains materials on: • Important topics required to be successful in collecting Japanese swords. • Graphics detailing basic terminology and the most seen features in swords. • Charts for translating signatures, provinces, dates, periods and titles. • Basic knowledge that is required to use more advanced references. • A sword collectors thoughts on what is important for sword collecting.< Less
Joe Bott started collecting Japanese swords in the early 1950’s and was a founding member of the Japanese Sword Society of Southern California (Nanka Token Kai). This book contains his... More > thoughts on how to start collecting Japanese swords along with the information needed to understand the basic concepts and terminology used in more advanced reference materials. This kind of information is often not available to readers who do not have access to instructors, collector associations or more experienced sword collectors. This book will attempt to bridge at least part of that gap. The book contains materials on:
• Important topics required to be successful in collecting Japanese swords.
• Graphics detailing basic terminology and the most seen features in swords.
• Charts for translating signatures, provinces, dates, periods and titles.
• Basic knowledge that is required to use more advanced references.
• A sword collectors thoughts on what is important for sword collecting.< Less
This is Volume I of a three volume series titled “Colbourne Family History”. It tells
the story of fifteen generations of Colbournes who lived in various counties of England from the... More > fourteenth to the twentieth century. It is a detailed record of several decades of research carried out in England and Canada. These are the English ancestors and cousins of the Twillingate, Newfoundland Colbournes described in Volume II, published in 2012. The story begins with William Colbourne born in Warwickshire circa 1305 and traces the Colbourne families as they spread to the other English counties of Stafford, Somerset, Suffolk, Dorset, Cambridge, Salop (Shropshire), Norfolk and Hampshire.The spelling of the Colbourne name has many variants even within a common document.< Less
Imagine, the conversion of a Jewish man into Christianity. Now, imagine that same Jewish man converting to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons!
Such was the case and amazing... More > story of Alexander Neibaur. The Hebrew journeyed from Prussia, to England, and after joing the LDS Church, took his journey over oceans, and eventually the plains of America to the Salt Lake Valley.
Friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith, defender of the Prophet and his faith, Alexander took his young family into the desert valley that would become his home and the beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.
Studying the German bible with Joseph Smith, working on the building of the Nauvoo temple, defending the city, writing poetry and hymns,crossing the wilderness plains of America, becoming the first pioneer dentist of Utah and making Brigham Young's dentures, are only a small part of the fascinating journey, of Alexander Neibaur.< Less
The authorized English translation of the 3rd edition of "Die Amerika-Wanderung der Burgenländer," the definitive history of emigration of Burgenländers to the Americas by the... More > leading authority on the subject, Hofrat Dr. Walter Dujmovits, president of the Burgenländische Gemeinschaft. The third (German) edition, published in 2012, is the culmination of more than fifty years of research. Chapters include: Emigration from Burgenland as Part of European Emigration; Socio-Economic Reasons for Emigration; Periods of Emigration; Emigration from Burgenland by Region; Burgenländer Colonies in America; Biographies of Immigrants from Burgenland; A Who’s Who of Prominent Emigrants from Burgenland; Burgenländer Organizations in America; and Building Bridges between Burgenland and America. Includes extensive Statistics and Appendices (first emigrants by village, emigration milestones, index of referenced villages, and a large collection of supporting illustrations, documents and photographs).< Less
This book describes the various diversity and history of Fort Worth beginning with its origins. It details the various species and important landscapes that can be found throughout Fort Worth and how... More > they contribute to the overall quality and sanctity of the city.< Less
This masterpiece represents the results of nearly twenty years the author invested in demystifying the convoluted genealogy of Karate. The central theme of this work is the search for causal triggers... More > of a holistic system of unarmed and armed martial traditions. By analysing the origin and transformation of the military and security organization of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, the author identified the superordinate security related royal government organizations and functions responsible. In this way describing the enigmatic parameters of the Ryūkyū Kingdom’s ancient fighting arts, or KARATE 1.0, a common historical basis of the countless fragmentary traditions of modern Karate and Kobudō were discovered.
“KARATE 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art” should be embraced by the international Budō community and enjoy the recognition and success it so richly deserves.< Less
The Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA), the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), and The PAST Foundation are pleased to present the 2013 ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings... More > from the 46th Annual on Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology held in Leicester, UK.< Less
This is the first effort to compile a Perspectives volume that represents published articles from both the SHA journal, Historical Archaeology and the ACUA Under- water Archaeology Proceedings. This... More > volume represents a comprehensive look at the field of underwater archaeology from the society’s earliest conferences to present. Because this volume is compiled from a compilation of sources produced over the years, there are a range of publication styles, printers, and layouts resulting in a number of inconsistencies that can not be helped even in today’s technologically advanced world of printing. Many of the articles only exist as print copies and today are very difficult to find. Thus, a number of the articles are facsimiles of the original paper publications. For a complete Table of Contents, please view http://pastfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TOC-PNG-1-copy.png or visit the publication’s homepage and click “preview” beneath the image of the cover.< Less
In the hollows of Lewis County, Tennessee, Mormon missionaries baptized nearly fifty members of a large extended family. But their initial success was marred by false accusations of salacious... More > behavior. A few influential citizens were disturbed by the rumors and by the missionaries' apparent popularity. On August 10th 1884, tensions erupted into violence and bloodshed. Two of the Utah missionaries, two young Tennessean converts, and one vigilante were shot dead. At least one other member of the congregation was wounded and never fully recovered. Much has been written about the two missionaries killed, but the real story is much deeper. Step into the lives of these proud Tennesseans, the earnest converts, the fearsome gunmen, and those stuck in between. See how their families intertwined in the years before and after the shooting. Its a snapshot of post-bellum rural Tennessee you won't soon forget.< Less
Back to the Future focuses on the planning and development of transportation infrastructure in Seattle and the Puget Sound region in the years since World War II. Because this subject is so vast,... More > Back to the Future focuses on six individual topics; The Construction of Interstate 5: Downtown Seattle through the University District by Kassandra Leingang; An Historical GIS Examination of the Interstate-5 Corridor by Scott Beckstrom; Seattle Bus Tunnel by Oran Viriyincy, Sounder Commuter Rail by Brian Mann; Central Link Light Rail: Planning and Performance by John Murphy, and The Waterfront Line: A History of Streetcars in Seattle and on its Central Waterfront by Andreas Piller. Compilation, research support, final editing and formatting is by Michelle Whitfield.
Collectively the chapters offer insights into the history of some of the most important transportation projects in the region. They show how decisions were made and how initial proposals changed as they came to fruition.< Less
This book is the second volume of a compilation of stories from conflicts in the Middle East written by alumni and faculty of the American Community School at Beirut.
Stories from WWI, WWII, 1958,... More > the Six Day War, the '73 war, the Lebanese Civil War, the Gulf War and more - by Maria Bashshur Abunnasr ('84), Bill Allen ('64), Esther Allen (Fac '73 -'75), Catherine Bashshur et.al., T. Robert Bassett (Faculty 52-'56), El. Huntington Bliss ('21), Scott Brunger ('64), Ivy Cleo (Gorkiewicz) Compton-Bishop ('35), Harry G. Dorman Jr. ('22), James Downing ('68), Carol Haeussner ('59), George Herrmann ('63), Julie Johns ('71), Phyllis Glessner Leach ('48), Patricia Falconer Roland (’75), Jim Mandaville ('53), Sherry Brown Schmidt ('58), Susan Meade Sindelar ('69), Ivar Walde ('64), Allen West ('48), Jeanne Comings Majdalany (Fac 44-47).< Less
Northampton County Mill and Ferry Records contains a very nice collection of mill petitions. It covers from 1786 to 1855. In addition this county has a fair collection of Ferry records spanning from... More > 1791 to 1867. Also in the ferry records is a complaint about Gen Baker confiscating a ferry operators boats during the Civil War. The operator then stated, the boats were destroyed! *Updated June 2012*< Less
A compilation by Christopher C. Fennell including articles from Historical Archaeology. Topics include Methods and Cartographies of Analysis, Terrains Shaped by Economics, Class, and Social... More > Identities, Configuring Landscapes of Geometry, Ideology, and Surveillance, and Geographies of Racism and Inequality. For a complete Table of Contents, please view http://pastfoundation.org/lulu/oazxwk.jpg, or visit the publication's homepage and click "preview" beneath the large image of the cover, which will display the first few pages of the book.< Less
The epitome of grace, beauty and design, the Supermarine Spitfire was one of the most deadly fighters of WWII. The Spitfire prototype, designed by Supermarine’s Chief Designer R.J. Mitchell,... More > first flew in 1936. By the time the Battle of Britain began in earnest, nineteen Spitfire squadrons were available to the RAF. Their pilots were most often tasked with engaging Luftwaffe fighters, including the Bf-109. With its superior maneuverability, it proved more than a match. This pilot’s flight operating handbook, for the Model IIa and IIb, was originally produced by the Royal Air Force during World War II. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
The Assyrian Star is the longest running Assyrian publication in the United States. The first issue appeared in January 1952. The Assyrian Star was conceived as “An independent publication of,... More > by and for Assyrians” pledged to avoid “prejudice, bias, clannishness, sectarianism and unwholesome and destructive criticism”. It focused on news of Assyrian communities both in the United States and the rest of the world and was a model of cooperation between Assyrians from all religious and geographic backgrounds. Part II contains the complete collection of issues from the years 1954 and 1955.< Less
Now pull up a chair and listen to the impressive true story of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS, DE-413, as told by Robert W. Copeland, Commanding Officer.
Copeland describes how he and his hard-hitting... More > crew, and a little ship that could, assembled together and fought in the greatest sea battle of all time, the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf.
All net proceeds go to keeping alive the memory of the the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) and her crew. Survivors Association found online at http://de413.org.< Less
Rays of Light or Zahrire d’Bahra was the first Assyrian language periodical and the first periodical published by any community in Iran. The paper was started by the American Mission in 1849... More > and continued to be published until the closing of the mission in Urmia in 1918. “Excerpts from Rays of Light” was published by the American Mission in Urmia in 1895. The book provides selections from the periodical from the beginning until 1890. The editors of this collection were Shamasha Khnanisho Auraham and Rabi Shmouel Badal.< Less