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Palmetto-leaves

Palmetto-leaves

  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Florida
  • Page: 321
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Largely descriptive of the St. John's river region of Florida.

Palmetto-Leaves (Classic Reprint)

Palmetto-Leaves (Classic Reprint)

  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780266549468
  • Category:
  • Page: 330
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Excerpt from Palmetto-Leaves But here comes the dog, now slowly droop ing from one to another, - the most woe-begone and dejected of all possible dogs. Not a bad looking dog, either; not without signs about him Of good dog blood. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

South Carolina Facts and Symbols

South Carolina Facts and Symbols

  • Author: Bill McAuliffe
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780736822718
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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Presents information about the state of South Carolina, its nickname, flag, motto, and emblems.

Liquid Landscape

Liquid Landscape

Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America

  • Author: Michele Currie Navakas
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812294424
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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In Liquid Landscape, Michele Currie Navakas analyzes the history of Florida's incorporation alongside the development of new ideas of personhood, possession, and political identity within American letters, from early American novels, travel accounts, and geography textbooks, to settlers' guides, maps, natural histories, and land surveys.

Signal Corps (Paperbound)

Signal Corps (Paperbound)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160867163
  • Category:
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Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

  • Author: Kevin M. McCarthy
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561642088
  • Category: History
  • Page: 159
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Florida has its own special way of celebrating the holiday.

Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor

Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor

  • Author: Ted Kautzky
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486456978
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 92
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This volume presents advice on watercolor painting of landscape components such as plant life, puddles, rain, and fog. Includes composition, value arrangement, balance, rhythm, pattern, and the structure of trees.

A Voyage to Georgia

A Voyage to Georgia

Begun in the Year 1735. Containing, an Account of the Settling the Town of Frederica, ... With the Rules and Orders ... for that Settlement; ... By Francis Moore, ...

  • Author: Francis Moore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 108
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The Seminole

The Seminole

The First People of Florida

  • Author: Mary Englar
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780736813587
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Seminole people of Florida and Oklahoma, covering their customs and beliefs, government, and more.

The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home

The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home

  • Author: Jim Harrison
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 1611171954
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 88
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With its fanlike evergreen fronds, soft trunk, and strong root system, the palmetto is a wind-adapted palm that can bend with strong sea breezes without breaking or being uprooted. Emblematic of survival against opposition, the palmetto tree has captured the imaginations of South Carolinians for generations, appearing on the state seal since the American Revolution and on the state flag since 1861. The palmetto was named South Carolina's official state tree by Governor Burnet R. Maybank in 1939, and in 1974 Governor John C. West commissioned acclaimed South Carolina artist Jim Harrison to paint the official palmetto tree portrait for the State of South Carolina, an image that adorns the State House to this day. The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home showcases the timeless, natural beauty of the state tree in marshland and coastal landscapes in the popular Harrison style. Appearing on glassware, stationery, jewelry, and many other decorative and functional objects, the palmetto tree is an omnipresent symbol in South Carolina culture. For Harrison the palmetto remains foremost an icon of the wondrous Carolina coastal habitats. Sweeping images of the coast have been part of Harrison's art since the beginning of his career, and he continues to illustrate his love of the South Carolina coast by capturing the beauty of the state tree amid the many stunning and enchanting scenes included here. The Palmetto and Its South Carolina Home also explores the historical background of the tree and its many ties to South Carolina's heritage as a symbol of strength and beauty worthy of this artistic celebration.

Faithful Bodies

Faithful Bodies

Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

  • Author: Heather Miyano Kopelson
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479852341
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions of bodies and competing practices of faith in the puritan Atlantic, demonstrating how the categories of “white,” “black,” and “Indian” developed alongside religious boundaries between “Christian” and “heathen” and between “Catholic” and “Protestant.” Faithful Bodies focuses on three communities of Protestant dissent in the Atlantic World: Bermuda, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In this “puritan Atlantic,” religion determined insider and outsider status: at times Africans and Natives could belong as long as they embraced the Protestant faith, while Irish Catholics and English Quakers remained suspect. Colonists’ interactions with indigenous peoples of the Americas and with West Central Africans shaped their understandings of human difference and its acceptable boundaries. Prayer, religious instruction, sexual behavior, and other public and private acts became markers of whether or not blacks and Indians were sinning Christians or godless heathens. As slavery became law, transgressing people of color counted less and less as sinners in English puritans’ eyes, even as some of them made Christianity an integral part of their communities. As Kopelson shows, this transformation proceeded unevenly but inexorably during the long seventeenth century.

1877

1877

America's Year of Living Violently

  • Author: Michael Bellesiles
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 159558594X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876, white supremacist mobs swept across the South, killing and driving out the last of the Reconstruction state governments. A strike involving millions of railroad workers turned violent as it spread from coast-to-coast, and for a moment seemed close to toppling the nation’s economic structure. In 1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles reveals that the fires of that fated year also fueled a hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. Bellesiles relates the story of 1877 not just through dramatic events, but also through the lives of famous and little-known Americans.

The Age of Zeus

The Age of Zeus

  • Author: James Lovegrove
  • Publisher: Solaris
  • ISBN: 1849971706
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 688
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The Olympians appeared a decade ago, living incarnations of the Ancient Greek gods on a mission to bring permanent order and stability to the world. Resistance has proved futile, and now humankind is under the jackboot of divine oppression. Until former London police officer Sam Akehurst receives an invitation too tempting to turn down: the chance to join a small band of guerrilla rebels armed with high-tech weapons and battlesuits. Calling themselves the Titans, they square off against the Olympians and their ferocious mythological monsters in a war of attrition which some will not survive.

At Home on this Earth

At Home on this Earth

Two Centuries of U.S. Women's Nature Writing

  • Author: Lorraine Anderson,Thomas S. Edwards
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781584651932
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 404
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The canon of U.S. nature writing, like the literary canon in general, has long been male-centered. But as this anthology shows, women’s voices have been there since the early Republic. At Home on This Earth features the most readable and accomplished pieces of nature writing by more than 50 U.S. women authors, from the early 19th century to the present. Spanning a range of genres including memoir, story, journal entry, sketch, and essay, it brings together pieces long out of print by such forgotten authors as Elizabeth C. Wright and Edith Thomas with selections by such well-known and acclaimed authors as Rachel Carson and Alice Walker. Moving far beyond the customary association of nature writing with New England and its Yankee progenitors, the book offers work from across the United States by Jewish, Asian, Hispanic, African American, and Native American women. With its rich diversity in voices, attitudes, and styles, this anthology expands the definition of nature writing, recognizes the specific contribution of women to this genre, and shows their unique relation to the natural world. Designed for undergraduate courses as well as for general readers, the book includes a short biography of the author preceding each selection. A bibliography and list of further reading is included, as well as an index of authors and titles. Lorraine Anderson’s introduction traces for the first time a distinct tradition of women’s nature writing in the United States. Contributors — Mary Hunter Austin, Marilou Awiakta, Florence Merriam Bailey, Fabiola Cabeza de Vaca, Sally Carrighar, Rachel Carson, Denise Chávez, Anna Botsford Comstock, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Terri de la Peña, Annie Dillard, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Gretel Ehrlich, Virginia Eifert, Louise Erdrich, Margaret Fuller, Susan Griffin, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Linda Hasselstrom, Julia Butterfly Hill, Linda Hogan, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pam Houston, Sue Hubbell, Florence Page Jaques, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josephine Johnson, Diana Kappel-Smith, Caroline Kirkland, Maxine Kumin, Anne LaBastille, Ursula K. Le Guin, Meridel Le Sueur, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Ellen Meloy, Olive Thorne Miller, Brenda Peterson, Gene Stratton Porter, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Sharman Apt Russell, Leslie Marmon Silko, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Celia Laighton Thaxter, Edith M. Thomas, Alice Walker, Evelyn C. White, Terry Tempest Williams, Elizabeth C. Wright, Mabel Osgood Wright, Ann Zwinger

Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds

Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds

Decorating with Texas Naturals

  • Author: Quentin Steitz
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 1477306625
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 132
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Purple three-awn. Tree of heaven. Alamo vine. Narrowleaf cattail. These exotic and fanciful names conjure up visions of lush foliage, colorful grasses, and dense plant life. They are, in fact, names of native and naturalized Texas plants—grasses, pods, vines, and weeds. Lovely and all-too-often overlooked in nature, they become ornamental delights when used imaginatively and decoratively. Grasses, Pods, Vines, Weeds introduces 44 of Texas' most common and important naturals. Quentin Steitz shows how to recognize them and discover their aesthetic wealth. By taking the reader through all of the steps involved in utilizing naturals—from harvest to design—her book becomes an important tool for floral and landscape designers, decorators, horticulturalists, home gardeners, botanists: all those people who enjoy hands-on experience with Texas' vast array of native and naturalized plants. The book presents clear and concise descriptions of many Texas naturals, accompanied by approximately 150 full-color photographs showing each in one or more stages of growth and also in a design. The reader can see the plant as it looks not only in the wild but also in an arrangement. The author offers techniques on how the species can be prepared for display, discussing drying and arranging. And a chapter on cultivation and conservation suggests to outdoor enthusiasts species they can grow for decorative natural materials as well as conserve and appreciate in the wild. Grasses, Pods, Vines,Weeds is enhanced by flora selected, collected, prepared, and dried by the author. These hand-culled materials have been used in designs contributed by some nineteen notable floral designers as well as the author. The text and designs combine to reveal the fresh, creative applications of Texas' decorative naturals and to increase our pleasure in the wonders of natural Texas.

Liberty and Freedom

Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

  • Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199883076
  • Category: History
  • Page: 864
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

History of the Indian Archipelago

History of the Indian Archipelago

Containing an Account of the Manners, Art, Languages, Religions, Institutions, and Commerce of Its Inhabitants

  • Author: John Crawfurd
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108056148
  • Category: History
  • Page: 558
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Published in 1820, this acclaimed three-volume work offers insight into the peoples and cultures of the Indonesian islands, principally Java.

The World Displayed; Or, a Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels

The World Displayed; Or, a Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: America
  • Page: N.A
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Directions for Bringing Over Seeds and Plants from the East-Indies and Other Distant Countries ... to which is Added the Figur and Botanical Description of a New Sensitive Plant, Called Dionaea Muscipula

Directions for Bringing Over Seeds and Plants from the East-Indies and Other Distant Countries ... to which is Added the Figur and Botanical Description of a New Sensitive Plant, Called Dionaea Muscipula

  • Author: John I Ellis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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