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The Leisler Papers, 1689-1691 - Files of the Provincial Secretary of New York Relating to the Administration of Lt. Governor... The Leisler Papers, 1689-1691 - Files of the Provincial Secretary of New York Relating to the Administration of Lt. Governor Jacob (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Peter R. Christoph
R2,243 Discovery Miles 22 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jacob Leisler has been more an icon in historical writing than a person. That the icon has served very different groups over the centuries only shows that is has had little to do with the real person. In his own century he was both the fanatical and villainous despot and the martyred hero. In later times he was a forerunner of American democracy, and a symbol of colonial rebelliousness. He has also been pilloried in the Catholic press, not without justification, although Catholics were not among those treated most harshly during his administration. To Marxist theoreticians he was a voice for the proletariat; to National Socialist propagandists he was a German martyr. In short, much that has been written about Leisler has had to do with the interests of various groups and causes, many of them unrelated, or only distantly related, to anything happening in Leisler's time. It is only today that articles and books are beginning to appear in which his career is examined dispassionately. Many of the untruths are so ingrained that one must almost begin by saying what is not true before going on to discuss what is true about Leisler. Suffice it to say that, despite a long tradition of popular writing that he was base-born, resentful of being outside the mainstream of colonial life and commerce, and failing in his enterprises, he none of these. For much of our enlightenment we are indebted to the research by David William Voorhees, who has assembled copies of several thousand documents from private institutions and government archives from throughout Europe and North America.

Norfolk - The First Four Centuries (Paperback, New edition): Thomas C. Parramore, Peter C. Stewart, Tommy L. Bogger Norfolk - The First Four Centuries (Paperback, New edition)
Thomas C. Parramore, Peter C. Stewart, Tommy L. Bogger
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first comprehensive history of Norfolk to appear since 1930, Norfolk: The First Four Centuries tells the story of America's largest maritime port from the first contact between a Spanish sailor and a Chiskiack man in 1561 to the city's late twentieth-century concerns, including pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, urban development, traffic in illegal guns, and racial tensions.

Extra Time - 10 Lessons for Living Longer Better (Paperback): Camilla Cavendish Extra Time - 10 Lessons for Living Longer Better (Paperback)
Camilla Cavendish 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'An inspirational call to arms' DAILY MAIL 'This book is so sensible, so substantially researched, so briskly written, so clear in its arguments, that one wishes Baroness Cavendish was still whispering into the prime ministerial ear' THE TIMES 'A thoughtful handbook to help societies age gracefully' FINANCIAL TIMES 'This bold, visionary book is a wake-up call to governments. It is a wake-up call to us all' SUNDAY TIMES From award-winning journalist, Camilla Cavendish, comes a profound analysis of one of the biggest challenges facing the human population today. The world is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and over will outnumber children aged five and under. But our systems are lagging woefully behind this new reality. In Extra Time, Camilla Cavendish embarks on a journey to understand how different countries are responding to these unprecedented challenges. Travelling across the world in a carefully researched and deeply human investigation, Cavendish contests many of the taboos around ageing. Interviewing leading scientists about breakthroughs that could soon transform the quality and extent of life, she sparks a debate about how governments, businesses, doctors, the media and each one of us should handle the second half of life. She argues that if we take a more positive approach, we should be able to reap the benefits of a prolonged life. But that will mean changing our attitudes and using technology, community, even anti-ageing pills, to bring about a revolution.

Can Democracy Work? - A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World (Paperback): James Miller Can Democracy Work? - A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World (Paperback)
James Miller 1
R245 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Democracy today is widely regarded as an ideal form of government. Yet in practice it sometimes seems a sham, a political puppet show in which hidden elites pull all the strings.

As trust in elected representatives around the world plunges, it is no wonder that democratic revolts have erupted – from Cairo to Kiev and beyond – in an effort to ‘take back control’.

In this urgent and lively history, James Miller reminds us that democracy has always generated tensions and contradictions. Through philosophical debates and violent uprisings, it has been contested, corrupted, and refined. In different times and different places – from ancient Athens to revolutionary France to post-war America – its meaning has shifted in surprising ways.

For over two thousand years, the world has experimented with democracy. But can it really work – especially in complex modern societies?

Disorder in the Court - Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover): George Robb, Nancy Erber Disorder in the Court - Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century (Hardcover)
George Robb, Nancy Erber
R2,417 Discovery Miles 24 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the turn of the century, a spate of sensational trials kept French and English readers spellbound and ignited bitter tugs of war over marriage and divorce laws, women's rights, temperance, gay prostitution, and lesbian literature.

The chapters in Disorder in the Court each focus on a specific high-profile trial, and the public debates surrounding it, in order to address the role of the state in regulating sexual morality. The authors draw on police archives, records of coroners' inquests, magistrates' courts, and news coverage to bring to life social conflicts sparked by differing ideologies of class, gender, and sexuality. Also explored is the role of the police and 'scientific' methods of criminology in an era when working class marital conflicts were resolved by an axe blow, unwanted middle class spouses were dispatched with an arsenic diet, and government agents scanned sensational novels or loitered in Paris urinals in search of vice.

The Empire of Death - A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses (Hardcover): Paul Koudounaris The Empire of Death - A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses (Hardcover)
Paul Koudounaris
R1,036 R780 Discovery Miles 7 800 Save R256 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is sometimes said that death is the last taboo, but it was not always so. For centuries, religious establishments constructed decorated ossuaries and charnel houses that stand as masterpieces of art created from human bone. These unique structures have been pushed into the footnotes of history; they were part of a dialogue with death that is now silent. The sites in this specially photographed and brilliantly original study range from the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Palermo, where the living would visit mummified or skeletal remains and lovingly dress them; to the Paris catacombs; to fantastic bone-encrusted creations in Austria, Cambodia, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Paul Koudounaris photographed more than seventy sites for this book. He analyzes the role of these remarkable memorials within the cultures that created them, as well as the mythology and folklore that developed around them, and skillfully traces a remarkable human endeavor.

Life in the 1970s (Paperback): Carol Harris Life in the 1970s (Paperback)
Carol Harris
R171 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R42 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1970s are noted as the decade of strikes, the winter of discontent and the three-day week. But is this the full story; what was it really like for ordinary British people? In this book, Carol Harris looks at the stories and people who made the headlines - from Thatcher and David Bowie to Barbie and Ken - but also how ordinary people really lived at the time; how we worked and played, how we shopped, what we ate, wore, drove, watched and listened to. Britain went decimal and was introduced to the VHS player and the microwave, Gary Glitter and Elton John entertained us and fashion gave us punks, hippies and glam rockers all at once. This book will bring back memories for those who were there, and, for those who were not yet born, it will give them an idea of what the 70s were really like.

White Magic - The Age of Paper (Paperback): Lothar Muller White Magic - The Age of Paper (Paperback)
Lothar Muller
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paper is older than the printing press, and even in its unprinted state it was the great network medium behind the emergence of modern civilization. In the shape of bills, banknotes and accounting books it was indispensible to the economy. As forms and files it was essential to bureaucracy. As letters it became the setting for the invention of the modern soul, and as newsprint it became a stage for politics. In this brilliant new book Lothar Muller describes how paper made its way from China through the Arab world to Europe, where it permeated everyday life in a variety of formats from the thirteenth century onwards, and how the paper technology revolution of the nineteenth century paved the way for the creation of the modern daily press. His key witnesses are the works of Rabelais and Grimmelshausen, Balzac and Herman Melville, James Joyce and Paul Valery. Muller writes not only about books, however: he also writes about pamphlets, playing cards, papercutting and legal pads. We think we understand the ?Gutenberg era?, but we can understand it better when we explore the world that underpinned it: the paper age. Today, with the proliferation of digital devices, paper may seem to be a residue of the past, but Muller shows that the humble technology of paper is in many ways the most fundamental medium of the modern world.

The Long Exile - A True Story of Deception and Survival Amongst the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic (Paperback, New Ed): Melanie... The Long Exile - A True Story of Deception and Survival Amongst the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic (Paperback, New Ed)
Melanie McGrath 2
R308 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R85 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A chilling true story of deception and survival set amidst the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic. In 1922 the Irish-American explorer Robert Flaherty made a film called 'Nanook of the North' which captured the world's imagination. Soon afterwards, he quit the Arctic for good, leaving behind his bastard son, Joseph, to grow up Eskimo. Thirty years later a young, inexperienced policeman, Ross Gibson, was asked by the Canadian government to draw up a list of Inuit who were to be resettled in the uninhabited polar Arctic and left to fend as best they could. Joseph Flaherty and his family were on that list. They were told they were going to an Arctic Eden of spring flowers and polar bears. But it didn't turn out that way, and this, Joseph Flaherty's story, tells how it did.

Ancient Egyptian Magic (Paperback, 1st ed): Bob Brier Ancient Egyptian Magic (Paperback, 1st ed)
Bob Brier
R447 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ancient Egyptian Magic is the first authoritative modern work on the occult practices that pervaded all aspects of life in ancient Egypt. Based on fascinating archaeological discoveries, it includes everything from how to write your name in hieroglyphs to the proper way to bury a king, as well as:

  • Tools and training of magicians

  • Interpreting dreams

  • Ancient remedies for headaches, cataracts, and indigestion

  • Wrapping a mummy

  • Recipes for magic potions and beauty creams

  • Explanations of amulets and pyramid power

  • A spell to entice a lover

  • A fortune-telling calendar

These subjects and many more will appeal to everyone interested in Egyptology, magic, parapsychology, and the occult; or ancient religions and mythology.

Philistines at the Hedgerow - Passion and Property in the Hamptons (Paperback, 1st Back Bay Books ed): Steven Gaines Philistines at the Hedgerow - Passion and Property in the Hamptons (Paperback, 1st Back Bay Books ed)
Steven Gaines
R427 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R28 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From its opening moments of Hamptons real estate broker Allan Schneider's choking on a piece of rare steak to its final scene of Lauren Bacall's singing 'God Bless America' while watching the fireworks over East Hampton's Main Beach, Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons is a spellbinding chronicle of one of the most unusual communities in the world. Steven Gaines skillfully weaves together the stories of the Hamptons' mansions and millionaires, as told through the extraordinary lives of the people who have lived there, into a rich, gossipy tapestry. Both a contemporary portrait of the Hamptons and a historical narrative, Philistines at the Hedgerow is filled with tales of pirate treasure, a witch-hunt, and the many beguiling eccentricities of the Hamptons today.

Masterfully told by bestselling author and Hamptons insider Steven Gaines, Philistines at the Hedgerow is also a story of real estate. Gaines reveals how thirty miles of once inaccessible oceanfront farmland became the playground to the super rich, the nexus of Nouvelle Society, and the obsession of the most creative and powerful personalities in the corporate, entertainment, and media worlds. Investigating the telling relationship between property and personality, Gaines shows how land in the Hamptons has become the showcase of self-worth--be it castles, indoor lagoons, or mere acreage--the greater the ego, the more fantastic the manor.

This is an engaging examination of the historical legacy of the East End of Long Island, from the original Indian tribes who hunted and fished the land to the polo players who ride it today. Ultimately, Philistines at the Hedgerow is an insider's depiction of a unique cultural phenomenon: the rapturous embodiment of the American dream in a magical place.

Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons is the first-ever social history of the most exclusive and unusual enclave in America. Steven Gaines gets inside the world behind the walled estates and rolling dunes, in a mesmerizing story of money, celebrity, property, and eccentric characters.

1970s Scrapbook (Hardcover): Robert Opie 1970s Scrapbook (Hardcover)
Robert Opie 2
R465 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Full of pop, punk and personalities, The 1970s Scrapbook sways through this energetic era on platform shoes to the beat of glam rock and disco mania. Teenyboppers screamed for their idols, whether David Cassidy, David Essex, The Osmonds, Bay City Rollers or Abba. Colour television brought it all to life, with a mixture of comedy from The Good Life to Fawlty Towers . Much of the TV action came from the USA featuring Kojak, Starsky and Hutch and the stunt riding of Evel Knievel. For children, animals came to life with the Muppet Show and the Wombles, while in space new horizons were beamed up with Star Trek and Star Wars on the big screen. Amongst all this fervour, Britain had been set the mathematical challenge of decimalisation in 1971, and then in 1977 came the celebrations for the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Syracuse University, Vol. V - The Corbally and Eggers Years, 1969-1991 (Hardcover, New ed.): John Robert Greene Syracuse University, Vol. V - The Corbally and Eggers Years, 1969-1991 (Hardcover, New ed.)
John Robert Greene
R717 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The legacy of William Tolley cuts a wide swath in the history of both Syracuse University and the community. He was one of several 'giant', to borrow Clark Kerr's phrase, who made significant changes to the landscape of higher education.

Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Paperback): Mary Spongberg Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Paperback)
Mary Spongberg
R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"An interesting book for anyone who is interested in the history of venereal disease. It provides some interesting facts to consider about women and venereal disease and makes the reader aware that women have taken a bad rap for many centuries and that bad rap is slowly being transferred to the gays in this age of AIDS. Recommended for all academic and medical libraries."
"--AIDS Book Review Journal"

In 1497 the local council of a small town in Scotland issued an order that all light women--women suspected of prostitution-- be branded with a hot iron on their face. In late eighteenth- century England, the body of the prostitute became almost synonymous with venereal disease as doctors drew up detailed descriptions of the abnormal and degenerate traits of fallen women. Throughout much of history, popular and medical knowledge has held women, especially promiscuous women, as the source of venereal disease. In Feminizing Venereal Disease, Mary Spongberg provides a critical examination of this practice by examining the construction of venereal disease in 19th century Britain.

Spongberg argues that despite the efforts of doctors to treat medicine as a pure science, medical knowledge was greatly influenced by cultural assumptions and social and moral codes. By revealing the symbolic importance of the prostitute as the source of social disease in Victorian England, Spongberg presents a forceful argument about the gendering of nineteenth- century medicine. In a fascinating use of history to enlighten contemporary discourse, the book concludes with a compelling discussion of the impact of Victorian notions of the body on current discussions of HIV/AIDS, arguing that AIDS, likesyphilis in the nineteenth century, has become a feminized disease.

The Betrayal of the Duchess - The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern (Hardcover): Maurice Samuels The Betrayal of the Duchess - The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern (Hardcover)
Maurice Samuels 1
R757 R597 Discovery Miles 5 970 Save R160 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lost Trails of the Cimarron (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Harry E. Chrisman Lost Trails of the Cimarron (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Harry E. Chrisman
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Lost Trails of the Cimarron" is Harry Chrisman's folk history of nineteenth-century Cimarron country - southwestern Kansas, southeastern Colorado, and the neutral strip of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Buffalo hunters entered the area in violation of the Medicine Lodge Treaty, followed by cowboys and settlers who formed a vast economy based on grass and beef, the beginnings of prominent cattle ranches such as Westmoreland-Hitch Outfit. Chrisman details the history of the outlaws and ruffians of "No Man's Land" and trail drives to Dodge City and beyond. Numerous illustrations accompany the anecdotes and stories of various frontier personalities.

Sports and American Jew (Paperback, New): Steven A. Riess Sports and American Jew (Paperback, New)
Steven A. Riess
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book debunks the conventional stereotype that Jews and sports are somehow anathema and clearly demonstrates that sports have long been a significant institution in Jewish American life. Jews were among the very first professional baseball players and the most outstanding early American track stars. In the 1920s and 1930s they dominated inner-city sports such as basketball and boxing and produced star athletes in virtually all sports. Many Jews were also prominent in the business, communication, and literary aspects of sport. These essays, written by leading contemporary sports historians, examine the contributions of Jewish men and women to American sports. Steven A. Riess's article on this topic is the most comprehensive overview ever written and will doubtless become a standard reference for years to come.

Peasant Dreams and Market Politics - Labor Migration and the Russian Village, 1861-1905 (Paperback): Jeffrey Burds Peasant Dreams and Market Politics - Labor Migration and the Russian Village, 1861-1905 (Paperback)
Jeffrey Burds
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume examines how peasant labour migration between village and town transformed rural life in the two generations before the Bolshevik revolution. He reconstructs the Russian village milieu to demonstrate the ways in which peasants exploited and suborned Russian institutions.

A New Century (Paperback): Lynette C. Ross A New Century (Paperback)
Lynette C. Ross
R237 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nellie and Martha were friends for as long as they could remember. Then Nellie went away to college, and Martha stayed home in their New England village. They kept in touch by writing letters. This book contains excerpts from what they wore in the years 1897-1899. As the story begins, in the fall of 1897, women were still 'pioneering' when they went to college. Some people feared that intellectual pursuits were too hard on the 'delicate sex'. Women who went to college were preparing themselves for their role in society as wives and mothers, or if necessary, to fill the need for secondary school teachers. Women had few ways to earn a livingteaching, nursing, factory jobs, domestic work. A very few became writers or doctors. Most young women looked forward to a happy marriage.

Syracuse China (Hardcover, New): Cleota Reed Syracuse China (Hardcover, New)
Cleota Reed
R1,415 R1,083 Discovery Miles 10 830 Save R332 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Of great importance to scholars, collectors, dealers, and others interested in the history of ceramics, the decorative arts, and industrial culture, Syracuse China examines the birth, growth, and remarkable resilience over more than a century of one of America's major manufacturers of ceramic tableware. Drawing on the company's archives and historical collection of ware, the authors explore not only the history of its products but also the people who designed, made, decorated, sold, and used them.

Syracuse China was the pioneer manufacturer of a distinctively American type of vitrified fine china, as well as the first American "rolled edge" shapes which revolutionized hotel and restaurant dining. The company was also a great leader in labor relations and marketing within its industry.

Cleota Reed and Stan Skoczen's lively account of this fascinating chapter in the history of American material culture spans the Victorian age to the present. Collectors and enthusiasts will find the following features invaluable:
-- 30 color plates
-- 128 black-and-white photographs
-- A comprehensive visual listing of Syracuse China's back stamps
-- An appendix that enables the reader to identify Syracuse China shapes and patterns.

To Keep the Land for My Children's Children - Documents of Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai Indian History,... To Keep the Land for My Children's Children - Documents of Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai Indian History, 1890-1899 (Paperback)
Robert Bigart, Joseph McDonald
R718 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

To Keep the Land for My Children's Children is a collection of primary documents about the Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana between 1890 and 1899. The 1890s witnessed the heartbreaking climax of the struggle of Chief Charlo and the Salish Indians to develop a self-supporting community in the Bitterroot Valley. The period also saw the doleful impact of a biased white-controlled justice system and predatory economic interests in western Montana. Four Indians were hung for murder in Missoula in 1890, but whites who murdered Indians escaped punishment. In the 1890s tribal leaders labored to hold the agency-controlled Indian police and Indian court accountable. Serious crimes were tried in off-reservation courts with varying degrees of justice. In the early part of the decade government agent Peter Ronan and Kootenai leaders tried and failed to protect Kootenai farmers just north of the reservation boundary. A predacious Missoula County government developed new and novel legal theories to justify collecting county taxes from the "mixed blood" people on the reservations. Duncan McDonald and Charles Allard Sr. ran a hotel and a stage line on the reserve. Sources describe a community that actively looked out for its interests and fought to protect tribal independence and assets.

A Coffee Frontier - Land, Society, and Politics in Duaca, Venezuela, 1830-1936 (Paperback): Douglas Yarrington A Coffee Frontier - Land, Society, and Politics in Duaca, Venezuela, 1830-1936 (Paperback)
Douglas Yarrington
R820 Discovery Miles 8 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This study views the economic transformation of Duaca, Venezuela into a major coffee export center in the late nineteenth century. Yarrington examines the rise of the peasantry to prosperity, yet they later lost their stature as the local elite allied itself with the state to restructure society and coffee production on its own terms in the twentieth-century. The book is a pioneering study on peasant studies, export-led development, the relationship of state and society, and the consolidation of nation-states in Latin America.

Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Hardcover, New): Mary... Feminizing Venereal Disease - The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century Medical Discourse (Hardcover, New)
Mary Spongberg
R2,411 Discovery Miles 24 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1497 the local council of a small town in Scotland issued an order that all light women--women suspected of prostitution-- be branded with a hot iron on their face. In late eighteenth- century England, the body of the prostitute became almost synonymous with venereal disease as doctors drew up detailed descriptions of the abnormal and degenerate traits of fallen women. Throughout much of history, popular and medical knowledge has held women, especially promiscuous women, as the source of venereal disease. In Feminizing Venereal Disease, Mary Spongberg provides a critical examination of this practice by examining the construction of venereal disease in 19th century Britain.

Spongberg argues that despite the efforts of doctors to treat medicine as a pure science, medical knowledge was greatly influenced by cultural assumptions and social and moral codes. By revealing the symbolic importance of the prostitute as the source of social disease in Victorian England, Spongberg presents a forceful argument about the gendering of nineteenth- century medicine. In a fascinating use of history to enlighten contemporary discourse, the book concludes with a compelling discussion of the impact of Victorian notions of the body on current discussions of HIV/AIDS, arguing that AIDS, like syphilis in the nineteenth century, has become a feminized disease.

Revolting New York - How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City (Paperback): Neil Smith, Don... Revolting New York - How 400 Years of Riot, Rebellion, Uprising, and Revolution Shaped a City (Paperback)
Neil Smith, Don Mitchell
R740 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Occupy Wall Street did not come from nowhere. It was part of a long history of riot, revolt, uprising, and sometimes even revolution that has shaped New York City. From the earliest European colonization to the present, New Yorkers have been revolting. Hard hitting, revealing, and insightful, Revolting New York tells the story of New York's evolution through revolution, a story of near-continuous popular (and sometimes not-so-popular) uprising. Richly illustrated with more than ninety historical and contemporary images, historical maps, and maps drawn especially for the book, Revolting New York provides the first comprehensive account of the historical geography of revolt in New York, from the earliest uprisings of the Munsee against the Dutch occupation of Manhattan in the seventeenth century to the Black Lives Matter movement and the unrest of the Trump era. Through this rich narrative, editors Neil Smith and Don Mitchell reveal a continuous, if varied and punctuated, history of rebellion in New York that is as vital as the more standard histories of formal politics, planning, economic growth, and restructuring that largely define our consciousness of New York's story.

Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (Paperback, Syracuse Univ PR ed.): Estelle F. Sinclaire Complete Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning (Paperback, Syracuse Univ PR ed.)
Estelle F. Sinclaire
R764 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R149 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The well-illustrated volume (over 750 illustrations, including some previously unpublished catalog material from the Corning archives) provides a history of the Corning glass industry from 1868 to the present. The contribution to American glass of Corning has been significant. (This book) is a careful and well-merited record of that achievement". -- The Antiques Journal

"(Recommended by) Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen.... A classic consulted by curators everywhere". -- House Beautiful

"A treasure hunter's find.... The authors provide exhaustive detail in relating the history of Coming during the period which led to its reputation as the Crystal City". -- New York Pennsylvania Collector

Invaluable for the collector, curator, and dealer alike, this classic edition brings to the field of glass collecting a rich store-house of detailed information of unpublished original catalog material from the Corning archives, including long-lost pattern identification.

A priceless aid to anyone trying to identify pieces of cut or engraved glass, the book is an in-depth account of Corning's history -- including craftsmen and technique -- and its unparalleled prestige as the country's largest producer of cut glass at the turn of the century. This book has been updated to reflect the present-day locations (museum or private residences) where the pieces are currently displayed. The Afterword describes the Corning Glass works and its activities of the last twenty years.

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