Описание: This thoroughly documented, authoritative, and highly readable book not only details the weapons used during the settlement and westward expansion of America but also describes their use by fur traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans. The result is a lively historical examination of the momentous events that were strongly influenced by the gun trade. The text is augmented and enriched throughout with clearly identified illustrations of everything from antique muskets, flintlocks, repeating rifles, and howitzers to bullet molds, powder horns, and other firearm accessories. An outstanding contribution to firearms literature. It sets its own standard. " The New York Times. " For collectors, museum curators, archaeologist-historians, this book is in its field an essential contribution. "Kirkus." A Glossary of Gun Terms, ample footnotes most skillfully arranged, and illustrations complement the text which achieves the miracle of scholarship without tedium. "San Francisco Chronicle.""
Автор: Earle Alice Название: Child Life in Colonial Times ISBN: 0486471918 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486471914 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1833 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: What was it like to be a child in 17th- and 18th-century America? A pioneering historian chronicles the eye-opening details of everyday colonial life in this engaging classic. Meticulously researched, it paints a vivid picture of infancy, toys and games, manners, discipline, schools, religious training, and much more. Features 128 illustrations.
Описание: In need of a presidential portrait? They're in here--starting with George Washington. John Adams is present, too, along with wife, Abigail. How about some social activists and drum-beaters? There's temperance agitator Carry Nation and Socialist Emma Goldman. Of course, a few villains are included -- John Wilkes Booth is high on the list. Hundreds of pictures portray important Americans who greatly influenced this nation's way of life prior to 1900. Captions provide concise biographical information on writers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, scholars, entertainers, business people, and other public figures. Among those included are Clara Barton, James Fenimore Cooper, Mathew Brady, Phillis Wheatley, Sitting Bull, Herman Melville, Eli Whitney, Robert E. Lee, Osceola Brigham Young, Jacob Riis, Thomas Eakins, and many others. This book includes a CD-ROM containing more than 450 royalty-free images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF) System requirements: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 XP OR Macintosh, all versions; CD-ROM drive.
"An intimate glimpse into the lives of Jewish immigrants in the early 1900's." -- Jefferson State Community College Ten tales by a Jewish-American author of the early twentieth century offer timeless depictions of immigrants' struggles and dreams. Set in New York City's teeming Lower East Side, this lost masterpiece provides rich psychological portraits of mothers, daughters, and sisters as they attempt to find places in the New World. During her early childhood, Anzia Yezierska (c. 1880-1970) emigrated from Poland to New York City, where she worked in sweatshops by day and studied English at night. She drew upon her own experiences to write these stories as well as novels and screenplays focusing on issues of acculturation and assimilation. Hungry Hearts, which originally appeared in 1920, inspired a popular film and holds the historic distinction of being the first publication by a Jewish-American woman writer.
Автор: Copeland Peter Название: Life in Colonial America ISBN: 0486418618 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486418612 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 574 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Forty-four detailed, ready-to-color illustrations depict the stirring drama of American life before the Revolution. Images include arrival from Europe, encounters with Native Americans, the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, the deck of a slave ship, a frontier fort, a colonial kitchen, and much more. Descriptive captions provide brief history lessons.
Автор: Colonial Dames of America, Название: Herbs and Herb Lore of Colonial America ISBN: 0486285294 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486285290 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 799 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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