The American Spirit United States History as Seen by Contemporaries

The American Spirit  United States History as Seen by Contemporaries Author David Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780495800019
Year 2009-08-17
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning

This detailed primary source reader focuses on political, diplomatic, and social history, presenting documents that include travel literature, religious sermons, newspaper articles, court testimony, and diary entries. An ideal companion for THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, the text can be used with any U.S. history survey text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Southern Spirits

Southern Spirits Author Robert F. Moss
ISBN-10 9781607748687
Year 2016-04-12
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press

A captivating narrative history that traces liquor, beer, and wine drinking in the American South, including 40 cocktail recipes. Ask almost anyone to name a uniquely Southern drink, and bourbon and mint juleps--perhaps moonshine--are about the only beverages that come up. But what about rye whiskey, Madeira wine, and fine imported Cognac? Or peach brandy, applejack, and lager beer? At various times in the past, these drinks were as likely to be found at the Southern bar as barrel-aged bourbon and raw corn likker. The image of genteel planters in white suits sipping mint juleps on the veranda is a myth that never was--the true picture is far more complex and fascinating. Southern Spirits is the first book to tell the full story of liquor, beer, and wine in the American South. This story is deeply intertwined with the region, from the period when British colonists found themselves stranded in a new world without their native beer, to the 21st century, when classic spirits and cocktails of the pre-Prohibition South have come back into vogue. Along the way, the book challenges the stereotypes of Southern drinking culture, including the ubiquity of bourbon and the geographic definition of the South itself, and reveals how that culture has shaped the South and America as a whole.

Early Chinese Religion Part One Shang Through Han 1250 BC 220 AD 2 Vols

Early Chinese Religion  Part One  Shang Through Han  1250 BC 220 AD   2 Vols Author John Lagerwey
ISBN-10 9789004168350
Year 2008-12-24
Pages 1
Language en
Publisher BRILL

Together, and for the first time in any language, the 24 essays gathered in these volumes provide a composite picture of the history of religion in ancient China from the emergence of writing ca. 1250 BC to the collapse of the first major imperial dynasty in 220 AD. It is a multi-faceted tale of changing gods and rituals that includes the emergence of a form of “secular humanism” that doubts the existence of the gods and the efficacy of ritual and of an imperial orthodoxy that founds its legitimacy on a distinction between licit and illicit sacrifices. Written by specialists in a variety of disciplines, the essays cover such subjects as divination and cosmology, exorcism and medicine, ethics and self-cultivation, mythology, taboos, sacrifice, shamanism, burial practices, iconography, and political philosophy. Produced under the aegis of the Centre de recherche sur les civilisations chinoise, japonaise et tibétaine (UMR 8155) and the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris).

Haunted Southern Nights Vol 2 the Haunted Backyard

Haunted Southern Nights Vol 2  the Haunted Backyard Author Deborah Collard
ISBN-10 9780615187709
Year 2008-01
Pages 172
Language en

Deborah takes you to her most secret haunted location "The Haunted Backyard". Mysteries of the paranormal beyond most human comprehension play hide and seek there, boggling the minds of the most experienced paranormal investigators. What hides in this domain called "The Haunted Backyard"? When you flip through the pages of this book you will see pictures that will linger in your mind for ages to come, your curiosity peaked as to how this could be.

Southern Spirits

Southern Spirits Author Angie Fox
ISBN-10 9781939661203
Year 2015-01-21
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Moose Island Books

**USA TODAY Bestselling Series!** From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Angie Fox, the first book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains the ability see spirits. It leads to an offer she can’t refuse from the town’s bad boy, the brother of her ex and the last man she should ever partner with. Ellis Wydell is in possession of a stunning historic property haunted by some of Sugarland Tennessee’s finest former citizens. Only some of them are growing restless—and destructive. He hires Verity to put an end to the disturbances. But soon, Verity learns there’s more to the mysterious estate than floating specters, secret passageways, and hidden rooms. There’s a modern day mystery afoot, one that hinges on a decades-old murder. Verity isn't above questioning the living, or the dead. But can she discover the truth before the killer finds her? ALSO BY ANGIE FOX: THE SOUTHERN GHOST HUNTER MYSTERIES Southern Spirits A Ghostly Gift (Novella) The Skeleton in the Closet The Haunted Heist Untitled next book - coming fall 2016* *To receive an email alert when this book releases, sign up for new release updates at BIKER WITCHES SERIES: The Accidental Demon Slayer (Book #1) The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers (Book #2) A Tale of Two Demon Slayers (Book #3) The Last of the Demon Slayers (Book #4) I Brake for Biker Witches (Novella) My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding (Book #5) Beverly Hills Demon Slayer (Book #6) Night of the Living Demon Slayer (Book #7) Date with a Demon Slayer (Novella) THE MONSTER MASH TRILOGY: Immortally Yours Immortally Embraced Immortally Ever After Find Angie Fox online: Facebook: Twitter: **Keep track of Angie’s new book releases by receiving an email on release day. It’s fast and easy. Sign up at

Ethnic Groups of Laos Vol 1

Ethnic Groups of Laos Vol 1 Author Joachim Schliesinger
ISBN-10 9781633232310
Year 2015-01-11
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Booksmango

Ethnic Groups of Laos – Introduction and Overview contains reports of early French encounters with ethnic groups as well as more recent studies by professional anthropologists and linguists. The development of national classifications of ethnic groups by the Lao government is presented up to the latest census of 1995. All major ethnic groups are listed according to their languages. Finally, a short introduction to the history of the region as well as an overview about the environment, agricultural economy, customs and practices of the diverse ethnic composition is outlined. Their traditions and customs are portrayed by 169 color illustrations.

Ghostly Communion

Ghostly Communion Author John J. Kucich
ISBN-10 9781611686913
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Dartmouth College Press

In this exceptional book, Kucich reveals through his readings of literary and historical accounts that spiritualism helped shape the terms by which Native American, European, and African cultures interacted in America from the earliest days of contact through the present. Beginning his study with a provocative juxtaposition of the Pueblo Indian Revolt and the Salem Witchcraft trials of the seventeenth century, Kucich examin[e]s how both events forged "contact zones" - spaces of intense cultural conflict and negotiation - mediated by spiritualism. Kucich goes on to chronicle how a diverse group of writers used spiritualism to reshape a range of such contact zones. These include Rochester, New York, where Harriet Jacobs adapted the spirit rappings of the Fox Sisters and the abolitionist writings of Frederick Douglass as she crafted her own story of escape from slavery; mid-century periodicals from the Atlantic Monthly to the Cherokee Advocate to the Anglo-African Magazine; post-bellum representations of the afterlife by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Mark Twain and the Native Americans who developed the Ghost Dance; turn-of-the-century local color fiction by writers like Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt and Maria Cristina Mena; and the New England reformist circles traced in Henry James's The Bostonians and Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood. Kucich's conclusion looks briefly at New Age spiritualism, then considers the implications of a cross-cultural scholarship that draws on a variety of critical methodologies, from border and ethnic studies to feminism to post-colonialism and the public sphere. The implications of this study, which brings well-known, canonical writers and lesser-known writers into conversation with one another, are broadly relevant to the resurgent interest in religious studies and American cultural studies in general.

The Spirit 1

The Spirit 1 Author Quality Comics
ISBN-10 1519392257
Year 2015-11-18
Pages 54
Language en

Wanted Dead or AliveThe complete 1944 issue in original full color! WANTED FOR MURDER TONY ZACCO - PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1 DRESSED TO KILL A CLOCK STOPS THE EYES HAVE IT MANHUNT Will Eisner's classic hero! The rare and expensive golden age comics reprinted by Escamilla Comics (2015)Created and illustrated by Will Eisner in the forties, The Spirit is a masked crime fighter who, like Batman, fights with the backing of the City's chief of police. Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the best titles from the golden age of comics. Yojimbo Press has lovingly remastered these timeless classics with vivid color correction, image restoration and has also added an enhanced reading experience with Kindle Panel View.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author Carol Crown
ISBN-10 9781469607993
Year 2013-06-03
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.