Antiques & Collectibles

Arkansas Made

Arkansas Made

Author: Swannee Bennett

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781682261446

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 528

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"The second edition of Arkansas Made focuses on decorative, mechanical, and fine arts, continuing the Historic Arkansas Museum's mission to document, interpret and preserve the state's creative legacy. The Arkansas Made publications are part and parcel of this mission and of the museuem's exhaustive investigation into the history of the state's material culture past"--
Art

Arkansas Made: Furniture, quilts, silver, pottery, firearms

Arkansas Made: Furniture, quilts, silver, pottery, firearms

Author: Swannee Bennett

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557281386

Category: Art

Page: 226

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A photographic record of Arkansas's rich material heritage. This first volume covers the introduction and establishment of such artisan traditions as furniture making and silversmithing, notes the materials and special techniques used by potters, gunsmiths, and jewelers, and illustrates the delicate craftsmanship with about 400 photographs. The sec
Photography

Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide

Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide

Author: Peter E. Palmquist

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804740577

Category: Photography

Page: 742

View: 799

This biographical dictionary of some 3,000 photographers (and workers in related trades), active in a vast area of North America before 1866, is based on extensive research and enhanced by some 240 illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time. The territory covered extends from central Canada through Mexico and includes the United States from the Mississippi River west to, but not including, the Rocky Mountain states. Together, this volume and its predecessor, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865, comprise an exhaustive survey of early photographers in North America and Central America, excluding the eastern United States and eastern Canada. This work is distinguished by the large number of entries, by the appealing narratives that cover both professional and private lives of the subjects, and by the painstaking documentation. It will be an essential reference work for historians, libraries, and museums, as well as for collectors of and dealers in early American photography. In addition to photographers, the book includes photographic printers, retouchers, and colorists, and manufacturers and sellers of photographic apparatus and stock. Because creators of moving panoramas and optical amusements such as dioramas and magic lantern performances often fashioned their works after photographs, the people behind those exhibitions are also discussed.
Land use

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Arkansas Planning Unit

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Arkansas Planning Unit

Author: United States. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Region

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015506432

Category: Land use

Page:

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Libraries

Arkansas Libraries

Arkansas Libraries

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000099613709

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Engineering

Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets in the Library of the School of Mines of Columbia College, July 1st, 1875

Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets in the Library of the School of Mines of Columbia College, July 1st, 1875

Author: Columbia College (New York, N.Y.). School of Mines. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433057513883

Category: Engineering

Page: 399

View: 642

Engineering

Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets in the Library of the School of Mines of Columbia College, July 1st, 1875

Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets in the Library of the School of Mines of Columbia College, July 1st, 1875

Author: Columbia University. School of Mines. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOMDLP:aez8242:0001.001

Category: Engineering

Page: 399

View: 495

History

A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2

A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2

Author: Brooks Blevins

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252051593

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 107

The Ozarks of the mid-1800s was a land of divisions. The uplands and its people inhabited a geographic and cultural borderland straddling Midwest and west, North and South, frontier and civilization, and secessionist and Unionist. As civil war raged across the region, neighbor turned against neighbor, unleashing a generation of animus and violence that lasted long after 1865.The second volume of Brooks Blevins's history begins with the region's distinctive relationship to slavery. Largely unsuitable for plantation farming, the Ozarks used enslaved persons on a smaller scale or, in some places, not at all. Blevins moves on to the devastating Civil War years where the dehumanizing, personal nature of Ozark conflict was made uglier by the predations of marching armies and criminal gangs. Blending personal stories with a wide narrative scope, he examines how civilians and soldiers alike experienced the war, from brutal partisan warfare to ill-advised refugee policies to women's struggles to safeguard farms and stay alive in an atmosphere of constant danger. The war stunted the region's growth, delaying the development of Ozarks society and the processes of physical, economic, and social reconstruction. More and more, striving uplanders dedicated to modernization fought an image of the Ozarks as a land of mountaineers and hillbillies hostile to the idea of progress. Yet the dawn of the twentieth century saw the uplands emerge as an increasingly uniform culture forged, for better and worse, in the tumult of a conflicted era.
History

They Were Her Property

They Were Her Property

Author: Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300251838

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 471

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy “Compelling.”—Renee Graham, Boston Globe “Stunning.”—Rebecca Onion, Slate “Makes a vital contribution to our understanding of our past and present.”—Parul Sehgal, New York Times Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave‑owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave‑owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave‑owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America.
Law

Catalogue of the Pennsylvania State Library, January 1, 1978

Catalogue of the Pennsylvania State Library, January 1, 1978

Author: Pennsylvania State Library

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000001560596

Category: Law

Page: 1074

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Presidents

The American Nation

The American Nation

Author: James Harrison Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097893267

Category: Presidents

Page: 684

View: 447