Around Liverpool

Author: Dorianne Elitharp Gutierrez and Joyce M. Mills
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467123528
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Liverpool, on the shore of Onondaga Lake, was settled by John Danforth and his family due to the natural brine springs near the lakeshore. The population of salt boilers quickly grew. The Oswego Canal opened in 1828, and the village was incorporated in 1830. German immigrants brought willow weaving to the village in the mid-1850s, and by the 1890s, Liverpool willow products were being shipped all over the nation. In the 20th century, as more lucrative work became available and the automobile ruled, the basket weavers gave way to factory workers, nurses, teachers, and engineers. Around Liverpool takes you on a tour of the unique history of Liverpool, with images of its salt boilers, weavers, firefighters, schoolchildren, churchgoers, ice boaters--the people and places that made the community.

Dark Days

Author: Gary Cornell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781517586263
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True stories of crime and disaster that occurred in East Liverpool, Ohio and the surrounding area.

Visualising Slavery

Author: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781384290
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The purpose of this book is to excavate and recover a wealth of under-examined artworks and research materials directly to interrogate, debate and analyse the tangled skeins undergirding visual representations of transatlantic slavery across the Black diaspora. Living and working on both sides of the Atlantic, as these scholars, curators and practitioners demonstrate, African diasporic artists adopt radical and revisionist practices by which to confront the difficult aesthetic and political realities surrounding the social and cultural legacies let alone national and mythical memories of Transatlantic Slavery and the international Slave Trade. Adopting a comparative perspective, this book investigates the diverse body of works produced by black artists as these contributors come to grips with the ways in which their neglected and repeatedly unexamined similarities and differences bear witness to the existence of an African diasporic visual arts tradition. As in-depth investigations into the diverse resistance strategies at work within these artists' vast bodies of work testify, theirs is an ongoing fight for the right to art for art's sake as they challenge mainstream tendencies towards examining their works solely for their sociological and political dimensions. This book adopts a cross- cultural perspective to draw together artists, curators, academics, and public researchers in order to provide an interdisciplinary examination into the eclectic and experimental oeuvre produced by black artists working within the United States, the United Kingdom and across the African diaspora. The overall aim of this book is to re-examine complex yet under-researched theoretical paradigms vis-à-vis the patterns of influence and cross-cultural exchange across both America and a black diasporic visual arts tradition, a vastly neglected field of study.

Once Upon a Time in Liverpool

Author: Judith Kristen
Publisher: Aquinas & Krone Publishing
ISBN: 9780984950522
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Four lads from a small town called Liverpool changed the face of Rock and Roll - forever. But their story is far more than one of music, it's about having dreams and making them come true, it's about the power of genuine friendship, it's about believing in yourself - and others - and living a life filled with heart, tenacity, and passion. John, Paul, George, and Ringo gave the musical world its 'Happily Ever After' and for this a billion fans are eternally grateful. But, maybe even more than that, The Beatles' story is a heartfelt reminder to each and every one of us that it's not where you start that counts...it's how you finish.

Pictures and Power Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818 2018

Author: Celeste-Marie Bernier
Publisher: Liverpool Studies in Internati
ISBN: 9781786940575
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Pictures and Power: Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818-2018 is the result of decades of collaborations and conversations among academics, artists, and activists living and working in the UK and the US. For the first time, contributors map Douglass' eclectic and experimental visual archive across an array of aesthetic, social, political, cultural, historical, ideological, and philosophical contexts. While Douglass the activist, diplomat, statesman, politician, autobiographer, orator, essayist, historian, memoirist, correspondent, and philosopher have been the focus of a scholarly industry over the decades, Douglass the art historian and the subject of photographs, paintings, prints, and sculpture let alone mass visual culture has only begun to be explored. Across this volume, scholars share their groundbreaking research investigating Douglass' significance as the subject of visual culture and as himself a self-reflexive image-maker and radical theorist. Pictures and Power has come to life from a conviction endorsed by Douglass himself: the battleground against slavery and the fight for equal rights had many staging grounds and was by no means restricted to the plantation, the antislavery podium, the legal court, the stump circuit, the campaign trail, or even the educational institution but rather bled through every arena of imaginative, political and artistic life.

Liverpool in the 1950s

Author: Robert F. Edwards
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752487885
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The 1950s was a time of great change in Britain – especially after the immediate post-war austerity years. In Liverpool, massive slum clearance programs started to change the face of the city, television began to infiltrate people’s lives, and the consumer society was born, along with the teenager, Teddy Boys, and rock ‘n’ roll. In the city centre, war-damaged buildings were being repaired and new developments were springing up. Richly illustrated with 200 archive photographs, Liverpool in the 1950s recalls the unique fashions of the decade, the changing modes of transport, the shops and businesses that were around at this time, as well as the developments that took place in the city during this exciting decade, when anything seemed possible. Accompanied by detailed captions, this book is sure to awaken memories for all who remember Liverpool in the 1950s.

Liverpool Then and Now

Author: Mike Royden
Publisher: B.T. Batsford
ISBN: 9781849940412
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Liverpool Then and Now takes the reader on a journey through a city once considered the ‘second city of empire’. So great was the volume of commerce flowing through the port of Liverpool in the nineteenth century that it sometimes eclipsed London. This wealth produced many fine buildings, giving rise to a second Bank of England building, the classical architecture of St George’s Hall— today the Walker Art Gallery—and Liverpool's ‘three graces’; the Liver, the Cunard and the Port of Liverpool buildings. Some 70 historic photographs of Liverpool’s past are paired with specially commissioned contemporary views taken from the same vantage point. You can see the same streets and buildings as they were 'then' and as they are 'now'. It includes Lord Street, Albert Dock, Speke Airport, Goodison, Aintree, Lime Street Station, the Mersey Tunnel, plus the ferry across the Mersey and the place where it was famously celebrated in song, The Cavern. There are also some of Liverpool’s closest neighbours, Birkenhead, New Brighton, Port Sunlight and the glorious Victorian promenades of Southport. Part of the bestselling 'Then and Now' series, this charming contrast of old and new photographs highlights the stunning changes – and the equally amazing similarities – of one of the most loved cities in Britain, its well-known places but also some of its hidden gems.

The Beatles Landmarks in Liverpool

Author: Daniel K. Longman
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144565234X
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This fascinating collection of photographs and stories traces the ways in which The Beatles' home town has changed over the past 50 years.

Other Voices Hidden Histories of Liverpool s Popular Music Scenes 1930s 1970s

Author: Michael Brocken
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317084888
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At times it appears that a whole industry exists to perpetuate the myth of origin of the Beatles. There certainly exists a popular music (or perhaps 'rock') origin myth concerning this group and the city of Liverpool and this draws in devotees, as if on a pilgrimage, to Liverpool itself. Once 'within' the city, local businesses exist primarily to escort these pilgrims around several almost iconic spaces and places associated with the group. At times it all almost seems 'spiritual'. One might argue however that, like any function myth, the music history of the Liverpool in which the Beatles grew and then departed is not fully represented. Beatles historians and businessmen-alike have seized upon myriad musical experiences and reworked them into a discourse that homogenizes not only the diverse collective articulations that initially put them into place, but also the receptive practices of those travellers willing to listen to a somewhat linear, exclusive narrative. Other Voices therefore exists as a history of the disparate and now partially hidden musical strands that contributed to Liverpool's musical countenance. It is also a critique of Beatles-related institutionalized popular music mythology. Via a critical historical investigation of several thus far partially hidden popular music activities in pre- and post-Second World War Liverpool, Michael Brocken reveals different yet intrinsic musical and socio-cultural processes from within the city of Liverpool. By addressing such 'scenes' as those involving dance bands, traditional jazz, folk music, country and western, and rhythm and blues, together with a consideration of partially hidden key places and individuals, and Liverpool's first 'real' record label, an assemblage of 'other voices' bears witness to an 'other', seldom discussed, Liverpool. By doing so, Brocken - born and raised in Liverpool - asks questions about not only the historicity of the Beatles-Liverpool narrative, but also about the absence o

The Beatles in Liverpool

Author: Spencer Leigh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781783057566
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A companion title to The Beatles in Hamburg, this is the first definitive, fully illustrated account of the formative years of the world's most influential rock 'n' roll band.Features exclusive interviews with Pete Best (Beatles drummer), Cynthia Lennon (John Lennon's first wife), Julian Lennon (John Lennon's son), as well as fellow musicians, promoters, club managers, audience members, fans, friends and family.Includes numerous anecdotes about the Beatles, many of them told here for the first time as well as fresh stories about their time in the Cavern. Contains a map of the city centre and outlying areas.Includes many photographs - some from Spencer Leigh's own collection - many previously unseen and specially commissioned photographs of items of memorabilia.