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Appalachia - A History (Paperback, New edition): John Alexander Williams Appalachia - A History (Paperback, New edition)
John Alexander Williams
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, John Alexander Williams chronicles four and a half centuries of the Appalachian past. Along the way, he explores Appalachia's long-contested boundaries and the numerous, often contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart.

Williams begins his story in the colonial era and describes the half-century of bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia's Native American inhabitants. He depicts the evolution of a backwoods farm-and-forest society, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War, and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, towns, and extractive industries penetrated deeper and deeper into the mountains. Finally, he considers Appalachia's fate in the twentieth century, when it became the first American region to suffer widespread deindustrialization, and examines the partial renewal created by federal intervention and a small but significant wave of in-migration.

Throughout the book, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

Qasr Ibrim - The Ottoman Period (Hardcover): John Alexander, William Y. Adams Qasr Ibrim - The Ottoman Period (Hardcover)
John Alexander, William Y. Adams
R1,504 R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Save R136 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume completes the documentation of excavations at the Nubian site of Qasr Ibrim conducted by the Egypt Exploration Society, continuing the tradition of documenting the history and archaeology of the site phase-by-phase. Previous monographs dealt with the Ballana phase (c. AD 350-600), the earlier (c. 600-1172) and the later medieval period (c. 1172-1500). The present work carries the story forward to the final abandonment of the site in AD 1812, the period when Lower Nubia was annexed to the Ottoman Empire, and an Ottoman garrison was installed at Qasr Ibrim. Part I deals with the historical record of the site, based on archival sources, Part II presents the archaeological evidence, followed in Part III by brief summaries on the Ottoman period artefacts found at the site, in particular pottery (by William Y. Adams), basketry (by Boyce N. Driskell), and textiles (by Nettie K. Adams)

A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Paperback): John Alexander William Thomas A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Paperback)
John Alexander William Thomas
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Hardcover): John Alexander William Thomas A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Hardcover)
John Alexander William Thomas
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Select Poems from Wordsworth and Tennyson (Hardcover): William John Alexander, William Wordsworth Select Poems from Wordsworth and Tennyson (Hardcover)
William John Alexander, William Wordsworth; Created by Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families - Scholar's Choice Edition (Paperback):... A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families - Scholar's Choice Edition (Paperback)
John Alexander William Thomas
R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
West Virginia - A History (Paperback, New ed): John Alexander Williams West Virginia - A History (Paperback, New ed)
John Alexander Williams
R403 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In his clear, eminently readable style, Williams organizes the tangled strands of West Virginia's past around a few dramatic events the battle of Point Pleasant, John Brown's insurrection in Harper's Ferry, the Paint Creek labor movement, the Hawk's Nest and Buffalo Creek disasters, and more. Williams uses these pivotal events as introductions to the larger issues of statehood, Civil War, unionism, and industrialization. Along the way, Williams conveys a true feel for the lives of common West Virginians, the personalities of the state's memorable characters, and the powerful influence of the land itself on its own history."

Turning to Nature in Germany - Hiking, Nudism, and Conservation, 1900-1940 (Hardcover): John Alexander Williams Turning to Nature in Germany - Hiking, Nudism, and Conservation, 1900-1940 (Hardcover)
John Alexander Williams
R1,525 R1,271 Discovery Miles 12 710 Save R254 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Turning to Nature in Germany" is a study of mass movements that aimed to bring the German people into closer contact with nature. In the early twentieth century organized hikers, nudists, and conservationists all looked to nature for solutions to the nation's political crises. Following these movements over three political eras--the Second Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich--the book shows how manifestations of popular culture reflected the concerns and hopes of their time. Williams breaks with historians who have long seen nature movements as anti-modern and irrational by arguing that naturists were calling not for Germany to turn back the clock, but for the nation to find a way to navigate the treacherous waters of contemporary life and strive toward a brighter future.

A History of Marlboro County (Hardcover): John Alexander William Thomas A History of Marlboro County (Hardcover)
John Alexander William Thomas
R1,155 Discovery Miles 11 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It was the aim of Capt. Thomas, in writing this history of Marlboro County, South Carolina, to make it so full in the matters of tradition and genealogy as to leave no room for complaint, but in spite of his zeal, industrious inquiry and research, he was unable to procure from some families, facts and data, whilst some others were unable to give information sought, having preserved no family records, and having no traditions stored up in memory. The Rev. J. A. W. Thomas endeavored to write this piece of local history of a people loyal to the State, valorous in war, law abiding, industrious and thrifty in time of peace. The citizens of Marlboro should feel deeply indebted for the history of the people who have ever been true to themselves and their State in time of war, and who, in peace, by quiet industry and exemplary thrift have made Marlboro the garden spot of the State.

Berlin Since the Wall's End - Shaping Society and Memory in the German Metropolis since 1989 (Hardcover, Unabridged... Berlin Since the Wall's End - Shaping Society and Memory in the German Metropolis since 1989 (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
John Alexander Williams
R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Out of stock

In the nearly nineteen years since the destruction of the Wall that divided East from West Berlin, Germans have struggled with the challenges of reunification. The task has been daunting-unifying two countries with a common language but mutually hostile political and economic systems. Contrary to the optimistic predictions of 1989/1990, reunification has aggravated many of Germany's problems within the larger context of globalization. Berlin, divided epicenter of the Cold War, Germany's largest city and the capital since 1999, has been forced to confront the challenges of reunification with particular urgency. This book presents the work of six scholars who met at Bradley University's annual Berlin seminar in June, 2006 to discuss the recent past and the future prospects of the German metropolis. Two broad concerns--society and historical memory--emerged during the seminar and are reflected in these scholars' writings. The first section of the book assesses how Berliners have reunified the city through urban planning and social, economic and cultural policies. These chapters also speak to pressing contemporary issues of immigration, citizenship and cultural diversity. The essays in the book's second part trace how historical memory has been shaped and politically contested in German culture, both in the divided nation and since 1989. Berlin Since the Wall's End casts light on a metropolis that has been scarred, but not destroyed, by the upheavals of recent history.

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - Surgical Management (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993):... Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - Surgical Management (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993)
Devinder Kumar; Contributions by R. N Allan; John Alexander Williams
R2,315 Discovery Miles 23 150 Out of stock

A gem among surgical manuals, this comprehensive guide to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is an excellent source for all surgeons looking specifically for technical details about the surgical management of these two diseases. Its authors - both involved in multi-center international trials, working parties and symposia - capture in print the improved techniques that have brought about revolutionary developments in the field. The extremely practical approach makes it easy for surgeons to review the indications for surgical interventions and the surgical options available for each clinical problem. Step-by-step operative instructions with practical tips born of long experience are given. The authors point out what results one should expect following the surgical intervention; these include zero mortality and minimal morbidity. They also list all the steps that should be taken to minimize the risk of late complications or recurrence. The clear instructions in this manual will also be of great value to non-surgical physicians who wish to know the indications for surgical treatment and what results they should expect from their surgical colleagues.

A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Paperback): John Alexander William Thomas A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Paperback)
John Alexander William Thomas
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Hardcover): John Alexander William Thomas A History of Marlboro County - With Traditions and Sketches of Numerous Families (Hardcover)
John Alexander William Thomas
R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Sinking Columbus - Contested History, Cultural Politics and Mythmaking During the Quincentenary (Hardcover): Stephen J.... Sinking Columbus - Contested History, Cultural Politics and Mythmaking During the Quincentenary (Hardcover)
Stephen J. Summerhill, John Alexander Williams
R1,818 Discovery Miles 18 180 Out of stock

"An excellent book, lively and well written, and likely to appeal to a wider audience than the typical academic monograph."--William D. Phillips, Jr., author of "The Worlds of Christopher Columbus"

S"inking Columbus" describes and analyzes the failure of the 1992 commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's voyage from Spain to the New World, once "universally" hailed as the "discovery of America." Despite this failure, the book recognizes the Quincentenary as an important and illuminating event in the recent political and cultural history of the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

The authors draw upon their personal experiences as both organizers and observers of the celebration to explain how and why, in a few short years, the Columbian myth was transformed from a romantic, Eurocentric tradition into a postmodern, multicultural critique of New World history.

The book reviews the U.S. Jubilee Commission, the failed Chicago World's Fair, ethnic controversies in the United States, and various international efforts (especially in Spain, Italy, and Latin America) to commemorate an anniversary whose meaning changed drastically from the time initial planning began until the year it finally took place.

Chronologically, the book ranges over the cultural history of the past century as well as the past decade. Geographically it focuses on the United States, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Ultimately, an underlying theme emerges--that the failure of the official Quincentenary is offset by the fact that the anniversary provoked and encouraged a healthy, widespread discussion of major issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, diversity, and the place of indigenous peoples in contemporary societies.


Stephen J. Summerhill, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University, has written scholarly articles on Miguel de Unamuno, Maria Zambrano, Luis Cernuda, and other Spanish authors.

John Alexander Williams, director of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission from 1986 to 1988, is professor of history at Appalachian State University. This is his fourth book.

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