Download E-books Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of Spanish Texas PDF

In Notable women and men of Spanish Texas, Donald Chipman and Harriett Joseph mixed dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and old history to bare the true people at the back of the mythical figures who came upon, explored, and settled Spanish Texas from 1528 to 1821. Drawing from their prior booklet and adapting the language and material to the analyzing point and pursuits of heart and highschool scholars, the authors the following current the lads and girls of Spanish Texas for younger grownup readers and their teachers.

These biographies reveal how a lot we've in universal with our early forebears. Profiled during this booklet are:

  • Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: Ragged Castaway
  • Francisco Vázquez de Coronado: Golden Conquistador
  • María de Agreda: girl in Blue
  • Alonso de León: Texas Pathfinder
  • Domingo Terán de los Ríos / Francisco Hidalgo: indignant Governor and guy with a Mission
  • Louis St. Denis / Manuela Sánchez: Cavalier and His Bride
  • Antonio Margil de Jesús: God's Donkey
  • Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo: fowl warfare Redeemer
  • Felipe de Rábago y Terán: Sinful Captain
  • José de Escandón y Elguera: Father of South Texas
  • Athanase de Mézières: afflicted Indian Agent
  • Domingo Cabello: Comanche Peacemaker
  • Marqués de Rubí / Antonio Gil Ibarvo: Harsh Inspector and Father of East Texas
  • Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara / Joaquín de Arredondo: insurgent Captain and Vengeful Royalist
  • Women in Colonial Texas: Pioneer Settlers
  • Women and the legislation: Rights and Responsibilities

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Download E-books Bygone Coastal Maine PDF

This can be the 3rd in Earl Brechlin's sequence of small books that includes colour reproductions of old postcards. Captions contrary every one historical card describe the pictures, so much of which date from 1900 to 1930. The postcards record numerous fascinating destinations, together with previous Orchard seashore, Portland, Pemaquid, Wiscasset, and several other lighthouses.

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Download E-books Fighting over Fidel: The New York Intellectuals and the Cuban Revolution PDF

New York within the Nineteen Sixties was once a hotbed for innovative explanations of each stripe, together with women's liberation, civil rights, competition to the Vietnam War--and the Cuban Revolution. Fighting over Fidel brings this turbulent cultural second to existence via telling the tale of the hot York intellectuals who championed and adversarial Castro's revolution.

Setting his narrative opposed to the backdrop of the ideological war of words of the chilly struggle and the breakdown of family members among Washington and Havana, Rafael Rojas examines the lives and writings of such figures as Waldo Frank, Carleton Beals, C. Wright generators, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer, Eldridge Cleaver, Stokely Carmichael, and Jose Yglesias. He describes how Castro's Cuba used to be hotly debated in courses akin to the New York Times, Village Voice, Monthly Review, and Dissent, and the way Cuban socialism turned a rallying cry for teams corresponding to the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the Hispanic Left.

Fighting over Fidel indicates how intellectuals in big apple interpreted and wrote concerning the Cuban adventure, and the way the Left's enthusiastic embody of Castro's revolution resulted in sour sadness by way of the shut of the explosive decade of the 1960s.

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Download E-books The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather, 1639-1723 PDF

By Michael G. Hall

Strong preacher, political negotiator for brand spanking new England within the halls of Parliament, president of Harvard, father of Cotton Mather, elevate Mather was once the epitome of the yank Puritan. He used to be an important spokesman of his new release for Congregationalism and have become the final American Puritan of final result because the 17th century ended. the tale starts in 1639 whilst Mather was once born within the Massachusetts village of Dorchester. He left domestic for Harvard collage while he used to be twelve and at twenty-two started to stir town of Boston from the pulpit of North Church. He had written 4 books by the point he used to be thirty-two.
Certain he was once God’s selected software and New England God’s selected humans, he disciplined brain and spirit in carrier to them either. Tempted to “Atheisme” and unbelief, stricken early by means of nightmares and depression, then via desire and pleasure, he was once a pioneer in spotting the buzz of the recent sciences and sought to reconcile them to theology.

This well-wrought biography, the 1st of bring up Mather in 40 years, attracts at the broad Mather diaries, that have been transcribed by means of Michael corridor.

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Download E-books Galveston Hurricane (GD) (Great Disasters: Reforms and Ramifications) PDF

By Kristine Brennan

-- many of the sleek world's such a lot devastating failures are profiled -- The reforms and enhancements that grew out of those tragedies are defined and installed viewpoint -- traditionally actual, compelling money owed -- chosen titles include prices from eyewitnesses learn the way this Texan urban has struggled to discover new how you can shield itself within the face of mom Nature.

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