The Country Practitioner

Author: Sandra M. a
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456850008
Size: 19.20 MB
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The Country Practitioner is the story of a short-lived but lively medical journal published in New Jersey between 1879 and 1881. Today, copies of this long-forgotten journal are found in only a handful of archival collections. It's editor, Ellis P. Townsend, M.D., of Beverly, N.J., created a publication for general practitioners in villages across America, who, in his view, were underserved by the urban medical journals of the day. Townsend brought his own strong opinions on topics such as bloodletting, obstetrics, and diphtheria to the Country Practitioner. He also editorialized, often tartly, on the tribulations of general practice and the woes of medical editors. Townsend's personal odyssey included service in a Gettysburg military hospital, a post as medical officer for an ill-fated engineering expedition in the deep Amazon, and his death in Montana following frostbite while on a medical call.

The Negro

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Book Jungle
ISBN: 1438519060
Size: 10.97 MB
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The Negro was written by W E B Du Bois in 1915. This is one of the earliest histories of African people written by a leading African American scholar. Du Bois covers the devastation caused by European colonization to the lives of blacks in the early 20th century. This is an excellent companion piece for students studying American history particularly that of the African American

Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547750330
Size: 12.65 MB
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

A People S History Of The United States

Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317325307
Size: 13.26 MB
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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The Red Network

Author: Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Dilling
Publisher:
ISBN: 1332423663
Size: 11.33 MB
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Excerpt from The Red Network: A Who's Who and Handbook of Radicalism for Patriots About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.

The Irish Civil War And Society

Author: G. Foster
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137425706
Size: 17.30 MB
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The Irish Civil War and Society sheds new light on the social currents shaping the Irish Civil War, from the 'politics of respectability' behind animosities and discourses; to the intersection of social conflicts with political violence; to the social dimensions of the war's messy aftermath.

Liberty S Refuge

Author: John D. Inazu
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300173154
Size: 13.14 MB
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This original and provocative book looks at an important constitutional freedom that today is largely forgotten: the right of assembly. While this right lay at the heart of some of the most important social movements in American history—abolitionism, women's suffrage, the labor and civil rights movements—courts now prefer to speak about the freedoms of association and speech. But the right of “expressive association' undermines protections for groups whose purposes are demonstrable not by speech or expression but through ways of being. John D. Inazu demonstrates that the forgetting of assembly and the embrace of association lose sight of important dimensions of our constitutional tradition.