By Rebecca Sharpless
By Rebecca Sharpless
By Craig Pittman
Loveable or loathed? Poster baby for conservation efforts or obstacle to improvement? Nuisance or wanting security? For the previous twenty years, the quiet manatee has been a flash element of common environmental debates.
Included at the first actual endangered species record issued in 1967, the docile creatures have stirred interest and passions for greater than 100 years. they're Florida's most renowned endangered species, in addition to its so much debatable. Manatees look on 1000's of license plates, allure hordes of holiday makers, and reveal the uneasy relationships among technology and the legislation and among freedom and accountability like no different animal.
As passions have flared and resentments have grown, the conflict over manatee safety has developed right into a warfare, and no reporter has the tale extra heavily than Craig Pittman. He’s flown with scientists attempting to count number manatees from overhead. He’s been at the water with the chief of the largest pro-boater staff. he is saw biologists dissecting the animals and politicians discussing their fate.
Manatee Insanity presents the 1st in-depth historical past of the makes an attempt to supply felony safeguard for the manatee. alongside the best way, Pittman takes a detailed examine the key and minor avid gamers within the dispute, from Jacques-Yves Cousteau to Jeb Bush, from Jimmy Buffett to O. J. Simpson, from a favored kid's e-book writer to a federal lawman who wearing a gorilla go well with for the final word undercover assignment.
By Richard F. Selcer
By Robert Jones
This ebook tells the tale of either Sherman's Atlanta crusade and his March to the ocean, in the course of the mechanism of what continues to be this present day (monuments, constructions, trenches, etc.) at websites linked to these events.
This variation comprises seventy five colour images and lithographs, in addition to a couple of black and white engravings.
By Roberta Morey
By Gail Ives
By Bruce E. Stewart
Homemade liquor has performed a popular position within the Appalachian economic system for almost centuries. The quarter persevered profound variations in the course of the severe prohibition routine of the 19th century, whilst the producing and sale of alcohol -- a vital part of everyday life for lots of Appalachians -- used to be banned.
In Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The conflict over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Bruce E. Stewart chronicles the social tensions that followed the region's early transition from a rural to an urban-industrial financial system. Stewart analyzes the dynamic courting of the bootleggers and competitors of liquor revenues in western North Carolina, in addition to clash pushed by way of social and financial improvement that manifested in political discord. Stewart additionally explores the lifetime of the moonshiner and the various myths that constructed round hillbilly stereotypes.
A welcome boost to the recent instructions in Southern heritage sequence, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists addresses significant monetary, social, and cultural questions which are necessary to the knowledge of Appalachian history.
By David Beach
By Angela Vietto
By Bruce A. Glasrud,Merline Pitre
Black girls in Texas History attracts jointly a multi-author narrative of the reports and impression of black American girls from the time of slavery till the hot prior. each one bankruptcy, written by means of a professional at the period, offers a readable survey and evaluate of the lives and roles of black Texas ladies in the course of that interval. every one presents cautious documentation, which, besides the thorough bibliography compiled by means of the quantity editors, will supply a kick off point for others eager to construct in this very important subject.
The authors deal with major questions on inhabitants demographics, employment styles, relations and social dimensions, felony and political rights, and person accomplishments. they appear not just at how African American ladies were formed by way of the bigger tradition but in addition at how those girls have, in flip, affected the tradition and historical past of Texas. This paintings situates African American girls in the context in their instances and provides a due appreciation and research in their lives and accomplishments.
Black ladies in Texas History is a vital addition to background and sociology curriculums in addition to black experiences and women’s reports courses. it is going to offer for scholars, students, and common readers a accomplished survey of the an important function those girls performed in shaping the background of the Lone celebrity State.