A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado California

Author: Keli Gwyn
Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781616265830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When widow Elenora Watkins moves to El Dorado to start her own business, she winds up falling in love with her main competitor, a widower who tries to court her and force her out of business at the same time.

The Robin Hood of El Dorado

Author: Walter Noble Burns
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826352162
Format: PDF
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First published in 1932 and never reprinted since, this historical drama re-creates the life and adventures of Joaquin Murrieta, a Hispanic social rebel in California during the tumultuous Gold Rush. Published during the Great Depression, at a time of mass deportations of Hispanos to Mexico, this sympathetic portrait of Murrieta and Mexican Americans was a unique voice of social protest. The author romanticizes the pastoral society of Mexican California into which Murrieta was born and introduces the protagonist as a quiet, honest, unpretentious, and reserved resident of Saw Mill Flat, California. But the rape and murder of his wife, Rosita, by racist Anglo miners unleashes his vengeful rage. Picking up his pistols, Murrieta tracks and kills Rosita's murderers and defends Hispanos against violence and dispossession by rampaging gold rush miners. Richard Griswold del Castillo discusses the significance of Murrieta to twentieth-century Mexican Americans and Chicanos and of Burns's history to contemporary understanding of the mysterious social bandit.

America

Author: Mary S. Sheridan
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819187758
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is an anthology of readings, intended for introductory American studies classes. The readings cover the following eras in American history; the Colonial period, the Revolution, the expansion of democracy (early 19th Century), the Civil War (with a range of materials on slavery), expansion into the frontier, the early 20th Century, and the mid-20th Century to the present. Each of these eras is subdivided into themes: land, government, people, non-mainstream perceptions, and international issues of perceptions. America presents a range of influential thinkers, thoughts, and issues in American life.

The Vintage Book Of Historical Feminism

Author: Miriam Schneir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448139651
Format: PDF
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Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of the works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of obscurity and into the light of contemporary analysis and criticism. Included are more than forty selections, covering 150 years of writing on women's struggle for freedom - from Mary Wollstonecraft and George Sand to Emma Goldman and Clara Zetkiln.

Time Out Las Vegas

Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1846703530
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Time Out Las Vegas is the only crib sheet travelers need to the world's most outlandish city. Whether going for a short or extended visit, this guide is an invaluable companion through the neon maze that awaits in Las Vegas. With the lowdown on all the hotels and casinos, money-saving tips, extensive restaurant reviews, hints on the hottest nightlife, and a full guide to gambling, it leaves nothing to chance. This seventh edition proves that there is more to Sin City than just sequins and slots — the dramatic expansion in hotel accommodations, fine dining, and shopping is attracting tourists from every economic strata, not just those with gambling as their sole agenda. The guide contains a detailed explanation of what games are available in the casinos, as well as tips on how to play them. There is also a chapter on suggested side trips to Hoover Dam, as well as other sights in Nevada and Arizona.