Download E-books Louisiana: A History PDF

By Light Townsend Cummins, Judith Kelleher Schafer, Edward F. Haas, Michael L. Kurtz

Masking the vigorous, even raucous, historical past of Louisiana from earlier than First touch in the course of the Elections of 2012, this 6th variation of the vintage Louisiana background survey presents an enticing and finished narrative of what's arguably America’s so much colourful state.

  • Since the looks of the 1st version of this vintage textual content in 1984, Louisiana: A History has remained the best-loved and so much very hot college-level survey of Louisiana at the market
  • Compiled via a few of the preferable specialists within the box of Louisiana background who mix their very own learn with contemporary historic discoveries
  • Includes whole insurance of the newest occasions in political and environmental background, together with the ongoing aftermath of Katrina and the 2010 BP oil spill
  • Considers the interrelationship among Louisiana historical past and that of the yankee South and the country as a whole
  • Written in an enticing and available sort complemented by means of greater than 100 pictures and maps

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Download E-books Billy Rose Presents . . . Casa Mañana (Chisholm Trail Series) PDF

By Jan Jones

In 1936 as Texas ready to have a good time its centennial—100 years after the conflict of San Jacinto—Dallas was once selected because the website of the reliable exhibition. Plans have been below approach for a modest Frontier Days party in castle Worth—until Star-Telegram writer and civic booster Amon G. Carter stepped in. Carter thought of the naming of Dallas because the authentic website a gross miscarriage of justice and was resolute to get even via mounting a exhibit that will at once rival the authentic event—and pull vacationer money into castle worthy. to place his social gathering jointly Carter employed flamboyant Broadway manufacturer Billy Rose. the end result used to be fortress Worth’s Frontier Centennial, a fantastic conglomeration of agricultural indicates, sideshow nudes, an old-time Wild West express, Rose’s musicalized circus Jumbo, and a parade of Broadway and vaudeville expertise led by means of characteristic artiste, stripper Sally Rand.

The centerpiece for this extravaganza was once the dinner theater, Casa Mañana, with the world's biggest revolving degree surrounded via a tank of water on which it appeared to waft, over twenty fountains, and geysers of water that shot into the air at strategic periods. The construction featured over thirty Spanish-style arches, was once 320 toes in size, and contained the world’s longest bar, a truth of which Rose was once inordinately proud.

But it was once the revue in this really good level that actually made theatrical historical past. On establishing evening, Paul Whiteman raised his baton and bands swung into the fanfare. there have been interpretations of the St. Louis World’s reasonable, the Paris Exposition of 1925, and Chicago’s 1933 Century of development Exposition. Texas “Sweetheart #1” wore a $5,000 gold-mesh costume, and Sally Rand wore just a large opaline balloon. On establishing evening whilst the orchestra performed “The Eyes of Texas,” the viewers rose to its toes making a song, whistling, and cheering. “Texans,” wrote one critic, “are now not given to well mannered applause.”

The Frontier Centennial and its sequel, the Frontier Fiesta, closed after simply short seasons (1936 and 1937), the second one season reduce brief by means of controversy and proceedings. Rose left fortress worthy less than a cloud, educated via urban fathers that his prone have been not wanted. Undaunted, he went directly to turn into a multimillionaire with virtually mythical prestige as a theatrical producer.

But citadel worthy was once by no means back an identical after the Frontier Centennial . . . and stories of that pageant linger this present day, even if the structures have been some time past razed.

Today an enduring theater-in-the-round, properly named Casa Mañana, is found at the centennial grounds. well-liked by castle Worthians, it may possibly purely echo the attractiveness of the original.

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Download E-books Men-at-Arms 398: The Texan Army 1835-46 PDF

By Stuart Reid

The volunteer military that fought the Mexican dictator Santa Anna from 1835 to 1836 was once immortalized within the epic conflict of the Alamo. Taking palms in the beginning to struggle for the recovery of the liberal Mexican structure of 1824, the volunteers have been finally scuffling with for outright Texan independence. This booklet describes and illustrates the crowd of guys who, regardless of the variety in their origins, apparatus, weaponry and get dressed, have been united in a standard reason that reached its end result within the victory of San Jacinto. The turbulent decade (1836–46) of Texan independence can be coated, and the little-studied military and military of the Republic of Texas tested.

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Download E-books From Lumber Hookers to the Hooligan Fleet: A Treasury of Chicago Maritime History PDF

Welcome to the Port of Chicago

Maritime historical past speaks of heroes and vagabonds, romance and trade, lighthouses and shipwrecks, industrialists and back-breaking hard work, wartime vigilance and peacetime relaxation, source extraction and sleek conservation. yet no longer unavoidably of the ocean! verified astride a major portage linking the good Lakes and the Mississippi River procedure, Chicago has an ignored maritime tale that includes all this and extra.

In 1673, the French-Canadian voyageur Louis Jolliet was once the 1st to note the capability application of where that used to be to develop into Chicago while he paddled in the course of the sector on his manner domestic to Montreal towards the tip of his voyage of discovery with Jacques Marquette. the yank Indian countries who had inhabited the world, the Illiniwek and Wea, in addition to the Potawatomi, who have been quickly to reside there, knew where as a canoe portage among the Mississippi and St. Lawrence rivers' watersheds, yet they thought of Checagou too marshy for everlasting settlements. Neither team had any means of understanding that inside of centuries, the gradual Chicago River might develop into one of many busiest ports on the earth and the town that arose on its banks might turn into one of many greatest at the continent--the transportation heart of the North American inside.

enable contributors of The Chicago Maritime Society take you into this vigorous international and advisor you thru the passages of Chicago s waterway historical past with this choice of their most sensible writings, photographs, and artifacts.

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Download E-books Whistle in the Piney Woods: Paul Bremond and the Houston, East and West Texas Railway PDF

From its starting in 1875, the Houston, East and West Texas Railway was once Paul Bremond’s individualistic and private firm. the various railroads within the kingdom have been outfitted by way of area people of constrained capacity and event. Small autonomous businesses, with out major monetary assets and with out association with the massive trunk traces, often sought to construct into remoted rural components, to open new sections to advertisement chance, and to hyperlink inland cities with the bigger port towns. any such guy was once Paul Bremond, who equipped his railroad during the Piney Woods of East Texas and opened that quarter to the skin global. Whistle within the Piney Woods is the tale of the railroad’s symbiotic dating with the lumber and its position within the improvement of East Texas. the guy and his railroad offer an important case research of the advance of brief strains within the usa. the tale is a useful addition to the background of yank railroads in addition to to the heritage of the East Texas region.

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Download E-books On Any Given Sunday: A Life of Bert Bell PDF

Bert Bell, a local of Philadelphia, has been known as the main strong govt determine within the background soccer. He was once chargeable for supporting to remodel the sport from a circus sideshow into what has turn into the preferred spectator activity in the United States. In On Any Given Sunday, the 1st biography of this crucial activities determine, historian Robert Lyons recounts the extraordinary tale of ways de Benneville OC BertOCO Bell rejected the gentility of a excessive society way of life in prefer of the harder gridiron, and rose to develop into the founding father of the Philadelphia Eagles and Commissioner of the nationwide soccer League.
Bell, who arguably stored the league from financial ruin by means of conceiving the belief for the yearly participant draft, later made the ancient determination to introduce OC surprising deathOCO overtimeOCoa circulate that propelled specialist soccer into the nationwide awareness. He coined the word OC on any given sundayOCO and negotiated the leagueOCOs first nationwide television agreement. Lyons additionally describes in interesting aspect BellOCOs relationships with top figures starting from such Philadelphia icons as Walter Annenberg and John B. Kelly to nationwide celebrities and U.S. Presidents. He additionally presents perception into BellOCOs colourful own lifeOCoincluding his hell-raising early years and his mystery marriage to Frances Upton, a golden identify in convey enterprise.
On Any Given Sunday is being released at the fiftieth anniversary of BellOCOs death."

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Download E-books Restless Visionaries: The Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan PDF

By John W. Quist

Many years earlier than the Civil warfare, quite a few americans had enthusiasm to numerous social reform activities. such a lot experiences by means of students have thought of this enthusiasm to be purely within the Northeast. John W. Quist explores reform events in person counties-one within the previous Northwest and the opposite within the Deep South-and unearths many similarities among the pursuits regardless of their alterations in destinations.

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Download E-books Give Your Heart to the Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain Men PDF

By Win Blevins

Stunningly portrayed through Leonardo DiCaprio within the Golden Globe Award-winning and twelve-time Academy Award nominated movie The Revenant, mountain guy Hugh Glass’s harrowing trip three hundred miles to civilization after being mauled by way of a grizzly undergo and left for useless is only one of the very good adventures Spur Award profitable writer Win Blevins explores in Give Your center to the Hawks.
In addition to the eye-catching tale of Hugh Glass, Win Blevins offers a poetic tribute to those dauntless "first Westerners" who explored the nice American West from the time of Lewis and Clark into the 1840s. As trappers in a opposed, trackless land, their exploits opened the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers who them. the following, between many, are the captivating tales of:

* John Colter, who, in 1808, bare and with no guns or meals, escaped captivity by way of the Blackfeet and ran and walked 250 miles to citadel Lisa on the mouth of the Yellowstone River;
* equipment Carson, who ran clear of domestic at age 17, grew to become a mythical mountain guy in his 20s and served as scout and advisor for John C. Fremont's westward explorations of the 1840s;
* Jedediah Smith, a tall, gaunt, Bible-reading New Yorker whose trapping expeditions ranged from the Rockies to California and who was once killed by way of Comanches at the Cimarron in 1831.

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Download E-books Chronology of the American West: From 23,000 B.C.E. through the Twentieth Century PDF

By Scott C. Zeman

This four-part chronology provides the unfolding of the yank West from 23,000 B.C.E. to A.D. 2001

• provided in 4 elements: The local West (23,000 B.C.E.–A.D.1500); The Imperial West (1500–1840); The included West (1841–1932); and The Contested West (1932–2001)

• Sidebars provide in-depth therapy of chosen topics

• Generously illustrated

• every one part opens with an outline of significant occasions and old traits of the period

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