The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

Author: Matt Scheff
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1617839124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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They�re the best the NFL has ever seen! This title introduces the NFL�s biggest stars, past and present. Readers of all levels will be drawn in by easy-to-read stories, quick-hit sidebars and high-impact photos that tell each player�s story. With spotlight stats, info boxes, a glossary, additional resources, and more, this series is jam-packed with information fit for any football fan. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Author: Michael Thomason
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An in-depth study of Mobile, Alabama, commemorates the city's tricentennial as it discusses Mobile's founding in 1702, its evolution into a successful and prosperous river port, its shipbuilding boom during World War II, and the social, cultural, and economic diversity of the present day.

Controversies in White Collar Crime

Author: Gary Potter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317523695
Format: PDF, ePub
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Original writings explore the issue of white-collar crime and the controversies that surround it, focusing on the vastness of state-corporate and white-collar crime, the victimization that results, and the ways these crimes affect society environmentally, politically, economically and personally.

Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord

Author: Larry E. Rivers
Publisher: Orange Groove Books
ISBN: 9781616101329
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"Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord is church history without the halo. Yet, it is respectful of the nuances peculiar to the AMEC fellowship. It is church history in painstaking detail, but not in isolation to the social, economic, and political dynamics of the period. This is good writing, good research, and good scholarship."--Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., 19th Episcopal District, AME Church, Johannesburg, South Africa "This study of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of African American, Florida, and Southern History. It treats far more than just religion -- it illuminates the entire post-Civil War era in Florida."--Joe M. Richardson, Florida State University "A brilliant and lively work that brings alive black Methodism in the late 19th century. This is an extremely important and original contribution to the history of Reconstruction in Florida, filled with fresh insights." -- Stephen W. Angell, Florida A&M University "Describes the complicated relationship between black church development and black political participation during the Reconstruction era and its aftermath. The authors persuasively demonstrate how black religion extended its protection to freedmen in both sacred and secular settings." -- Dennis C. Dickerson, Vanderbilt University Written by two eminent historians, Laborers in the Vineyard of the Lord examines the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida from the beginning of Reconstruction to the institution of Jim Crow segregation, a period when the AME Church played a crucial role in the religious, cultural, and political lives of black Floridians. The book begins with an overview of slave religion and the first stirrings of African Methodism before 1865 and culminates with the formidable challenges that faced the church by 1895. Not only did the AME Church save lives for Christ, it emerged as a force to be reckoned with in politics. Men such as Charles H. Pearce and Robert Meacham became powerhouses in state and local affairs as well as in the church. They and their fellow ministers fought for the participation of blacks in the governing process and promoted education and employment for all blacks and poor whites. Numerous others staunchly supported the growing national phenomenon of the temperance movement. Drawing on primary sources such as church newspapers and previously overlooked records, the authors also relate the gripping drama of the inner dynamics of AME church life and examine the impact of personality interactions on its leadership. This case study of an independent church that produced broad religious and civil freedoms for African Americans offers a detailed account of the successes and failures of one of the largest and most effective institutions in post-Civil War and late-19th-century Florida. Larry Eugene Rivers is Distinguished Professor of History at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, and the author of Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation (UPF, 2000). His work has been recognized with the Florida Historical Society's Arthur W. Thompson Prize and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History's Carter G. Woodson Prize. Canter Brown, Jr., is the author of many works on Florida history, including Florida's Peace River Frontier (UPF, 1991); Ossian Bingley Hart, Florida's Loyalist Reconstruction Governor; and Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924. He has received the Florida Historical Society's Rembert W. Patrick Book Award and the American Association for State and Local History's Certificate of Commendation. He has taught at Florida A&M University.

The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

Author: Shibu Jose
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387306870
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This book unites a wealth of current information on the ecology, silviculture and restoration of the Longleaf Pine ecosystem. The book includes a discussion of the significant historical, social and political aspects of ecosystem management, making it a valuable resource for students, land managers, ecologists, private landowners, government agencies, consultants and the forest products industry.

Archaeology of Precolumbian Florida

Author: Jerald T. Milanich
ISBN: 9780813012728
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a richly illustrated book that will appeal to professional and avocational archaeologists, scholars, tourists, and local history buffs, Milanich introduces the material heritage of the first Floridians through the interpretation of artifacts and archaeological sites.

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

Author: Richard A. Gould
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139498169
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Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers. It embraces maritime history and analyses changes in shipbuilding, navigation and seamanship and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field that includes dramatic new findings arising from improved undersea technologies. This second edition of Archaeology and the Social History of Ships has been updated throughout to reflect new findings and new interpretations of old sites. The new edition explores advances in undersea technology in archaeology, especially remotely operated vehicles. The book reviews many of the major recent shipwreck findings, including the Vasa in Stockholm, the Viking wrecks at Roskilde Fjord and the Titanic.