Border Life

Autore: Elizabeth A. Perkins
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807847039
Grandezza: 43,23 MB
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Richly detailed, BORDER LIFE captures the intimate universe of those who colonized Kentucky and southern Ohio during the Revolutionary era. In reconstructing the mental world of border inhabitants, Elizabeth Perkins draws on the records of an Ohio clergyman who conducted hundreds of interviews with survivors in the 1840s to provide a vivid portrait of pioneer life in the words of the settlers themselves. 10 illustrations.

The Vermont Quebec Border

Autore: Matthew Farfan
Editore: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738565149
Grandezza: 47,97 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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The Vermont-Quebec Border: Life on the Line is a visual record of life in the villages, towns, and countryside in this unique and special part of the world. In recent years, issues relating to the border have been thrust to the forefront as never before. This is due not only to growing security concerns but also to an increasing scrutiny in the media of border issues and of how heightened security is impacting life in communities all along the border. The border has played an important role in the history and everyday lives of the people living along its length, both in Vermont and Quebec, and it will undoubtedly continue to shape these communities in the years to come.

Western Border Life Or What Fanny Hunter Saw And Heard In Kanzas Sic And Missouri

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Grandezza: 23,88 MB
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Western Characters Or Types Of Border Life In The Western States

Autore: John Ludlum McConnel
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Grandezza: 73,83 MB
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Six Nights In A Block House Or Sketches Of Border Life

Autore: Henry Clay Watson
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Grandezza: 56,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9137
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Western Border Life Or What Fanny Hunter Was And Heard In Kansas And Missouri

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Western Border Life Or What Fanny Hunter Saw And Heard In Kanzas Sic And Missouri

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Mirror Of Olden Time Border Life

Autore: Joseph Pritts
Editore: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333920586
Grandezza: 61,50 MB
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Excerpt from Mirror of Olden Time Border Life: Embracing a History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements With the Indians, in New England Savaur. Years since, the compiler of this work was In company, in a sage coach, with two gentlemen of the clerical profession, on our way to Philadelphia. In the course of the journey, the conversation happening to turn upon the early history of the region of country through which we were passing, one of our companions was very naturally led to touch upon some of those remarkable and stirring incidents of border life, to which the almost constant state of hostility between the white settlers and aboriginal inhabitants, so abundantly gave rise. The other of our commuions - a gentleman distinguished for his piety, learning, and rarely surpassed pow ers of oratory - became so much interested in the subject of discourse, that he enquired with some earnestness of manner where he should be able to procure a work from which he might become more intimate with the de tails of those frontier events. To this it was replied, that it was to be re gretted that the written history of these times was so very meagre; and that even what little has found a record in the detached and homely nar relives of some participators in these frontier adventures, or in the equally unpretending and fragmentary chronicles of other, but contemporary wri ters of their deeds, had almost passed from the reach of the general rea tier - books of this kind having become extremely scarce. The result of the conversation was an expression of an increased desire on the part of the clergyman to obtain a particular work devoted to the subject, and of a de termination ou our part to collect as many of the printed fragments of that part of our country's history as a dilligent research might enable us to pro cure; and from the collection, and such additional resources as might fall within our reach, to compile a volume embracing whatever might seem interesting and suitable to the design and scope of the desired work. Though years elapsed without putting us in possession of the sought for materials as fully as we wished, we atter ourselves that we have at length succeeded in bringing together such a collection of narratives, and detail of adventures, as seem sufficiently copious, authentic, and interesting to jus tify committing them to the press and the judgment of the reading public. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Borderlife

Autore: Dorit Rabinyan
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830445894
Grandezza: 73,37 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5085
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«L’odio non ci salverà. L’odio genera solo odio, mentre l’amore ha la capacità di annullare i confini. Io sto con Dorit Rabinyan.» Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Letteratura 2015 «Una storia d'amore più forte dell'eterno conflitto fra due popoli. Un libro magnifico.» Amos Oz «Questo libro va riconosciuto per il suo alto valore.» Abraham Yehoshua Quali sono i confini degli uomini? E quali quelli del cuore? È autunno, a New York. Il secondo senza le Torri. Liat ha appena conosciuto Hilmi e gli cammina accanto nel pomeriggio che imbrunisce, mentre pensa: Non hai già abbastanza guai? Fermati, finché puoi! Ma fermarsi non può, perché, nonostante le ferite, la magia della Grande Mela è ancora intatta, e Hilmi ha gli occhi dolci e grandi, color cannella, riccioli neri e un sorriso infantile che spezza il cuore. Lei è di Tel Aviv, fa la traduttrice e si trova negli USA grazie a una borsa di studio. Ha servito nell’esercito e ama la sua famiglia (Che cosa penserebbero, se lo sapessero?). Lui vive a Brooklyn e fa il pittore, e nei suoi quadri c’è sempre un bimbo che dorme e sogna il mare, quel mare di cui da ragazzo poteva cogliere appena un lembo, da lassù, al nono piano di un palazzo di Ramallah. Che questo amore sia un’isola nel tempo, si dice lei. Un amore a cronometro, un amore a scadenza, la stessa indicata sul visto, la stessa impressa sul biglietto del volo di ritorno per Israele, verso la vita reale. Finché, mentre oscillano tra l’ebbrezza della libertà e il senso di colpa, scoprendosi accomunati dalla nostalgia per quello stesso sole e quello stesso cielo, la vita reale non bussa davvero alla loro porta... Bandito dal ministero dell’Istruzione israeliano in quanto «minaccia all’identità ebraica», Borderlife, una grande storia d’amore impossibile fra un’ebrea e un palestinese, ha unito i lettori di un Paese diviso, guidandoli verso quei territori dell’anima che nessuno potrà mai occupare.