Released on 2018-02-06Categories Biography & Autobiography

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, 1902, Vol. 92 (Classic Reprint)

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, 1902, Vol. 92 (Classic Reprint)


Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 026790309X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 880

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Excerpt from The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, 1902, Vol. 92 Factory Acts, the Case for the, 271 Fiction, 20, 53, 84, 115, 147, 179, 212, 245, 277, 307. 372. 403. 434. 466, 562. 395. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.
Released on 1989Categories Fiction

Death of a Man

Death of a Man

Author: Kay Boyle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811210898

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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The vigorous, athletic pro-Nazi Dr. Prochaska enters into a passionate relationship with the pampered, neurotic American woman, Pendennis, amid divided political loyalties
Released on 2015-01-09Categories History

Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography

Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography

Author: John Grady

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618081

Category: History

Page: 264

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In becoming “a useful man” on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain’s admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated Southern rights in a troubled union, and preached Manifest Destiny from the Arctic to Cape Horn. And he revolutionized warfare in perfecting electronically detonated mines. Maury’s eagerness to go to the public on the questions of the day riled powerful men in business and politics, and the U.S., Confederate and Royal navies. He more than once ran afoul of Jefferson Davis and Stephen R. Mallory, secretary of the Confederate States Navy. But through the political, social and scientific struggles of his time, Maury had his share of powerful allies, like President John Tyler.
Released on 2020-02-26Categories History

A People's History of Classics

A People's History of Classics

Author: Edith Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315446585

Category: History

Page: 586

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A People’s History of Classics explores the influence of the classical past on the lives of working-class people, whose voices have been almost completely excluded from previous histories of classical scholarship and pedagogy, in Britain and Ireland from the late 17th to the early 20th century. This volume challenges the prevailing scholarly and public assumption that the intimate link between the exclusive intellectual culture of British elites and the study of the ancient Greeks and Romans and their languages meant that working-class culture was a ‘Classics-Free Zone’. Making use of diverse sources of information, both published and unpublished, in archives, museums and libraries across the United Kingdom and Ireland, Hall and Stead examine the working-class experience of classical culture from the Bill of Rights in 1689 to the outbreak of World War II. They analyse a huge volume of data, from individuals, groups, regions and activities, in a huge range of sources including memoirs, autobiographies, Trade Union collections, poetry, factory archives, artefacts and documents in regional museums. This allows a deeper understanding not only of the many examples of interaction with the Classics, but also what these cultural interactions signified to the working poor: from the promise of social advancement, to propaganda exploited by the elites, to covert and overt class war. A People’s History of Classics offers a fascinating and insightful exploration of the many and varied engagements with Greece and Rome among the working classes in Britain and Ireland, and is a must-read not only for classicists, but also for students of British and Irish social, intellectual and political history in this period. Further, it brings new historical depth and perspectives to public debates around the future of classical education, and should be read by anyone with an interest in educational policy in Britain today.
Released on 1995Categories History

Texts of Power

Texts of Power

Author: Partha Chatterjee

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816626871

Category: History

Page: 236

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Scholars from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences in Calcutta explore t genealogy of India's contemporary intellectual modernity, concentrating on Bengal the first modern province. The topics include colonial and nationalist literature, art, politics, child rearing, historical memory, and th
Released on 2014-01-23Categories History

Education, Travel and the 'Civilisation' of the Victorian Working Classes

Education, Travel and the 'Civilisation' of the Victorian Working Classes

Author: Michele M. Strong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137338082

Category: History

Page: 243

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Examining four major institutions, Michele Strong considers the experiences of working men and women, particularly artisans, but also young apprentices and clerks, who travelled abroad as participants in an educational reform movement spearheaded by middle-class liberals.
Released on 2007-06-27Categories Photography

Scissors, Paper, Stone

Scissors, Paper, Stone

Author: Martha Langford

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773576865

Category: Photography

Page: 368

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Finalist: Raymond Klibansky Book Prize Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada (2008) Making a connection between photography and memory is almost automatic. Should it be? In Scissors, Paper, Stone Martha Langford explores the nature of memory and art. She challenges the conventional emphasis on the camera as a tool of perception by arguing that photographic works are products of the mind - picturing memory is, first and foremost, the expression of a mental process. Langford organizes the book around the conceit of the child's game scissors, paper, stone, using it to ground her discussion of the tensions between remembering and forgetting, the intersection of memory and imagination, and the relationship between memory and history. Scissors, Paper, Stone explores the great variety of photographic art produced by Canadian artists as expressions of memory. Their work, including images by Carl Beam, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Donigan Cumming, Stan Denniston, Robert Houle, Robert Minden, Michael Snow, Diana Thorneycroft, Jeff Wall, and Jin-me Yoon, is presented as part of a rich interdisciplinary study of contemporary photography and how it has shaped modern memory.
Released on 2020-04-14Categories Art

Alexander Von Humboldt and the United States

Alexander Von Humboldt and the United States

Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691200804

Category: Art

Page: 445

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The enduring influence of naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt on American art, culture, and politics Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was one of the most influential scientists and thinkers of his age. A Prussian-born geographer, naturalist, explorer, and illustrator, he was a prolific writer whose books graced the shelves of American artists, scientists, philosophers, and politicians. Humboldt visited the United States for six weeks in 1804, engaging in a lively exchange of ideas with such figures as Thomas Jefferson and the painter Charles Willson Peale. It was perhaps the most consequential visit by a European traveler in the young nation's history, one that helped to shape an emerging American identity grounded in the natural world. In this beautifully illustrated book, Eleanor Jones Harvey examines how Humboldt left a lasting impression on American visual arts, sciences, literature, and politics. She shows how he inspired a network of like-minded individuals who would go on to embrace the spirit of exploration, decry slavery, advocate for the welfare of Native Americans, and extol America's wilderness as a signature component of the nation's sense of self. Harvey traces how Humboldt's ideas influenced the transcendentalists and the landscape painters of the Hudson River School, and laid the foundations for the Smithsonian Institution, the Sierra Club, and the National Park Service. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States looks at paintings, sculptures, maps, and artifacts, and features works by leading American artists such as Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Frederic Church, and Samuel F. B. Morse. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC Exhibition Schedule Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC September 18, 2020–January 3, 2021