A History of Baltimore County

Author: Neal A. Brooks
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a comprehensive narrative of the history and development of Baltimore County from its origins through the twentieth century. The authors describe major events and analyze their impact. The book also addresses the activities of women and blacks, whose contributions have often been neglected in the past, and describes occasions of city-county cooperation and differences.

The Scotch Irish

Author: James G. Leyburn
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807888915
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Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action of their residence in that region upon their outlook on life; and their successive migrations to America, where they settled especially in the back-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and then after the Revolutionary War were in the van of pioneers to the west.

The Taming of Chance

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521388849
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This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

Challenging Authority

Author: Frances Fax Piven
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742563405
Format: PDF
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Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics. Drawing on critical episodes in U.S. history, Piven shows that it is in fact precisely at those seismic moments when people act outside of political norms that they become empowered to their full democratic potential.

Anne Arundel Gentry

Author: Harry Wright Newman
ISBN: 9781680341232
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A documented genealogical history of some of the earliest families in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Families include the Beale family, the Dorsey family, the Edwards family, the Howard family, the Stockett family, the Waters family, the Wells family, and the Yate family.