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 Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871
Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871
Author: Ralph Lee Woodward Jr.
Rafael Carrera and the Emergence of the Republic of Guatemala, 1821-1871
University of Georgia Press
1993
Pages: 648
Format: PDF
Language : English
Size: 35 mb
Quality: Good

Rafael Carrera (1814-1865) ruled Guatemala from about 1839 until his death. Among Central America’s many political strongmen, he is unrivaled in the length of his domination and the depth of his popularity. This “life and times” biography explains the political, social, economic, and cultural circumstances that preceded and then facilitated Carrera’s ascendancy and shows how Carrera in turn fomented changes that persisted long after his death and far beyond the borders of Guatemala.

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 Chronology of American Indian History
Chronology of American Indian History
Author: Liz Sonneborn
Chronology of American Indian History
Facts on File
2007
472
Format: Pdf
Size: 21 MB
Language: English

A fascinating, in-depth timeline of American Indian history, "Chronology of American Indian History, Updated Edition", updated and expanded with current information, describes thousands of years of events that helped shape the lives and cultures of Native Americans, as well as American society as a whole - from their ancestors' arrival in North America to the present.00AmericanIndianHistory.rar

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 The A to Z of the French Revolution
The A to Z of the French Revolution
Author: Paul R. Hanson
The A to Z of the French Revolution (The A to Z Guide Series)
Scarecrow Press
2007
Format: epub
Size: 2.6 Mb
Language: English

The French Revolution remains the most examined event and period in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it changed the very meaning of the word revolution to its current connotation of a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past, moving the society in a forward or progressive direction. No revolution has occurred since 1789 without making reference to this first revolution, and most have been measured against it. When revolution shook the foundations of the Old Regime in France, shock waves reverberated throughout the western world.
The A to Z of the French Revolution examines the causes and origins; the roles of significant persons; crucial events and turning points; important institutions and organizations; and the economic, social, and intellectual factors involved in the event that gave birth to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, the introduction of universal manhood suffrage, and the Napoleonic Empire. An introductory essay, chronology, and comprehensive bibliography complement the more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, making this a great resource for students and history enthusiasts alike.

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 South Indian Images of Gods and Goddesses
South Indian Images of Gods and Goddesses
South Indian Images of Gods and Goddesses
Author: H. Krishna Sastri
Madras Govrnment Press
1916
Format: pdf
Pages: 316
Size : 46 Mb
Language: English
so on. Crowns and other rich and costly jewellery, set with gems and pearls (fig. 4), and often presented by Rajas and Chieftains or other rich devotees, are a special pride of the wealthier temples.The Brahmana priest is to purify himself by bath and prayers early morning, and then open the doors of the sanctum and
gently wake up the god, who is supposed to be sleeping, by chanting appropriate hymns in his praise. Then, after duly worshipping the guardian deities, he washes the feet of the chief deity, bathes the image, clothes it properly, decorates it with the usual jewellery, sandal and flowers, waving incense and lamps of diverse pattern (fig. 5) in front of the god and finally offering him the cooked food or naivedyam and the final betel leaf and nut. At stated intervals the god comes out in procession and perhaps sees to the comfort of his attendant deities.

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 The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students (4 Vol.set)
The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students (4 Vol.set)
Author: Paul F. Grendler
The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students (4 vol.set)
Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
2004
Format: PDF
Size: 39 Mb
Language: English

Charles Scribner’s Sons presents The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, a condensed version of ER written especially for students. Like ER, it covers people and events beginning in Italy about 1350, then broadens geographically to embrace the rest of Europe in the middle to late fifteenth century. The coverage ends around 1620, when Europe once again moved into a new age with different values and
events. Between these dates the encyclopedia discusses important political events, concepts, ideas, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements across Europe. It incorporates the most recent scholarship on these subjects. In particular, it addresses the three most important developments in the study of the Renaissance in the second half of the twentieth century: the numerous studies of humanism throughout Europe, the increased concentration on the social history of the Renaissance, and the study of the many roles of women. The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students provides comprehensive discussions of all aspects of the European Renaissance. Coverage of the rest of the world is limited to how Europeans influenced other continents, and discussion of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations is limited to the way they affected the Renaissance and vice versa.

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 America's Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes & Early Leaders with 21 Activities
America's Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes & Early Leaders with 21 Activities
Author: Nancy I. Sanders
America's Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes & Early Leaders with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
Chicago Review Press
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 17.66 Mb
Language: English

Age 9 and up
History books are replete with heroic stories of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, but what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? America’s Black Founders celebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation’s early African American leaders. Many know that the Revolutionary War’s first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was killed at the Boston Massacre. But far fewer know that the final conflict of the war, the Battle of Yorktown, was hastened to a conclusion by James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and spy who reported the battle plans of General Cornwallis to George Washington.
Author Nancy Sanders weaves the histories of dozens of men and women—soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leaders—who have earned proper recognition among the founders of the United States of America. To get a better sense of what these individuals accomplished and the times in which they lived, readers will celebrate Constitution Day, cook colonial foods, publish a newspaper, petition their government, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.

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 The Presentation Style Pipe Tomahawk of Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809)
The Presentation Style Pipe Tomahawk of Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809)
Author: Collective
The Presentation Style Pipe Tomahawk of Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809)
Cowans Auctions
2015
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 14
Size: 11 Mb
Language: English

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 The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815
The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815
The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815
Author: Le Bourhis Katell
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1989
Pages: 286
Format: PDF
Size: 51 Mb
Language: English

This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1989. However, it is more than simply an exhibition catalogue, and in fact there isn't even a full listing in the book of the items that were on display. However, what this book does do is explore the changes of costume in France and America that occurred during the years of Napoleon's rule in France from 1789 to 1815.

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 Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Chelsea House Publications
Legends of the Wild West
2010
ISBN: 1604135948
Pages: 101
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 3,4 MB

Born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, on the rural western border of Ohio, Annie Oakley began hunting at age 9 to support her siblings and widowed mother. She became so skilled at selling the hunted game that she was able to pay off the mortgage to her mother's farm when she was 15. In 1885, she joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show where she became one of the top acts, along with Sitting Bull. In fact, she even traveled to Europe and performed for Queen Victoria and other crowned heads of state. At the request of the Prince of Prussia, she shot the ashes off a cigarette.

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 Legends of American Indian Resistance
Legends of American Indian Resistance
Author: Edward J. Rielly
Legends of American Indian Resistance
Greenwood
2011
341
Format: Pdf
Size: 2 MB
Language: English


From the Indian Removal Act to the Battle of Little Bighorn to Geronimo's surrender in 1886, the story of how Europeans settled upon and eventually took over lands traditionally inhabited by American Indian peoples is long and troubling. This book discusses American Indian leaders over the course of four centuries, offering a chronological history of the Indian resistance effort.

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 The Curse of the Romanovs
The Curse of the Romanovs
Author:Angelo Solomon Rappoport
The Curse of the Romanovs: A Study of the Lives and the Reigns of Two Tsars Paul I and Alexander I of Russia: 1754-1825
Chatto & Windus
1907
Format: PDF
Size: 15.63 MB
Language:English

The eyes of Europe are directed towards Russia, the European China, where the scion of the house of Romanov is seated on his tottering throne, frightened at the phantom of an approaching Revolution. Convulsively he is clinging to the throne of his ancestors, reluctant to give up what he considers his right. But has Nicholas II a right to the Russian throne? Yes, the right of the usurper! Michael Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia by the voice of the nation, but Peter I, his grandson, was the son of an unknown parent. The Tsar himself knew that he was not the son of Alexis, and one day he asked Count Yaguzhinsky to tell him whether he was his father. The Count, however, replied that it was difficult to say, as the Tsaritza had so many lovers. Elizabeth may or may not have been the daughter of Peter the Great. She was in any case the daughter of Catherine I, a former Livonian servant. The legitimacy of Paul I is doubtful, and if one is to believe the confessions of Catherine 11 he was not a Romanov. For nearly three centuries these so-called Romanovs have ruled over Russia, but they have remained strangers to the people under the sway of their sceptre.

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 The Second Battle of Manassas
The Second Battle of Manassas
Author: Wilson Greene
The Second Battle of Manassas
Eastern National Park
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 56
Language: English
Size: 33.2 MB

The Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas was fought August 28–30, 1862 in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) fought in 1861 on the same ground.

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