Then there were R. E. Shepherd, president of the American Falls Reservoir District, and W. F. Howard, president, and Guy Flenner, of the Idaho Reclamation ... The event, he declared, "marks the beginning 156 THE SAGA OF AMERICAN FALLS DAM.
Third, the actual estimates of how many Americans fall below the poverty line are derived from the Census Bureau's Annual Demographic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, which consists of between approximately 50,000 and 60,000 ...
The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. Available in both digital and print formats, this carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: Approximately 600 articles, richly illustrated with historical photographs and color photos in the digital edition, provide historical context for students. A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index. The Social History of the American Family is an ideal reference for students and researchers who want to explore political and social debates about the importance of the family and its evolving constructions.
The Middle States a Handbook for Travellers
Release on 1875 | by Moses Foster Sweetser
American shore by the steamer Caroline . ... is on the mainland , by the side of the American Fall . ... pedestrians ) is 6-800 ft . below the Falls , of which it gives a grand panoramic * view “ from the beginning of the American Fall ...
The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918 1919
Release on 1920-01-01 | by Joel Roscoe Moore
The flying column of Americans up the Pinega River in late fall we remember retired to Pinega in face of a surprisingly large force. The commander of the Bolshevik Northern Army had determined to make use of the winter roads across the ...
Release on 1997 | by Franz Anton Ritter von Gerstner
Here begins a railroad that leads to the scene of that grandest and most sublime of all natural wonders , the falls of the Niagara . So many descriptions of these falls are already available that this is hardly the place for another .
The first English translation of the most comprehensive and detailed work on the development, construction, finance, and operation of early American railroads and canals.
West Point History of the American Revolution
Release on 2017-11-21 | by The United States Military Academy
He hoped to capture that position on Long Island, and thereby to force Washington to retreat, with the minimum possible loss of either British or Rebel lives—since, as he put it shortly the battle, “when an American falls England feels ...
Warfare in colonial North America: paths to revolution / Samuel J. Watson -- The origins of the American Revolution and the opening moves / Edward G. Lengel -- From defeat to victory in the north: 1777-1778 / Edward G. Lengel -- The war in Georgia and the Carolinas / Stephen Conway -- Yorktown, the peace, and why the British failed / Stephen Conway -- To the Constitution and beyond: creating a national state / Samuel J. Watson
Rethinking the History of American Education
Release on 2007-12-25 | by W. Reese
See also Frederick Rudolph, Curriculum: A History of the American Undergraduate Course of Study ... Education in the United States,” History of Education Quarterly 15 (Fall 1975): 273–79; Jurgen Herbst, From Crisis to Crisis: American ...
This collection of original essays examines the history of American education as it has developed as a field since the 1970s and moves into a post-revisionist era and looks forward to possible new directions for the future. Contributors take a comprehensive approach, beginning with colonial education and spanning to modern day, while also looking at various aspects of education, from higher education, to curriculum, to the manifestation of social inequality in education. The essays speak to historians, educational researchers, policy makers and others seeking fresh perspectives on questions related to the historical development of schooling in the United States.
A Short History of the American Revolutionary War
Release on 2013-04-12 | by Stephen Conway
When news of the fall of Charleston reached London, the pressure on Lord North's beleaguered government noticeably slackened. Over the preceding months calls for reform had been mounting, and North himself had, in March, been obliged to ...
The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.
Release on 1883 | by J. David Williams
A connected image of the origin and progress of the cataract is easily obtained . Walking northward from the village of Niagara Falls by the side of the river , we have to our left the deep and comparatively narrow gorge through which ...
Liberty Equality Power A History of the American People
Release on 2015-01-01 | by John M. Murrin
These waterfalls prevented oceangoing ships from sailing further inland and thus made the fall line a significant early barrier. Land between the falls and the ocean was called the tidewater. Land above the falls but below the mountains ...
A highly respected, balanced, and thoroughly modern approach to U.S. history, LIBERTY, EQUALITY, POWER: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, Seventh Edition, uses these three themes to show how the United States was transformed from hunter-gatherer and agricultural Native American societies into the most powerful industrial nation on Earth. This approach helps students understand the impact of the notions of liberty and equality, which are often associated with the American story and recognize how dominant and subordinate groups have affected and been affected by the ever-shifting balance of power. The text integrates the best of recent social and cultural scholarship-including fun material on movies and other forms of popular culture-into a political story, offering a comprehensive and complete understanding of American history. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Planet 8, a prosperous world with intelligent, vital inhabitants, is transformed by an Ice Age, a change that causes a critical variation in lifestyle and a drastic reappraisal of the meaning and value of life