The Jews of Charleston

By Charles Reznikoff

Original 12 months of publication: 1950

Publisher's description
The small crew of Jewish population of Charles city, within the Colony of South Carolina, met in 1750 to arrange themselves completely right into a non secular group. This ebook tells that community’s tale all the way down to the current day. It describes the method of adjustment either one of the Jews and their faith. It recounts the participation of the Jews within the fortunes of the broader Charleston neighborhood and within the occasions which represent the background of the South. It locations ahead of the reader a two-hundred-year list of loyalty to Jewish culture and repair to South Carolina as colony and state.

Of unique curiosity is the truth that Charleston’s used to be the 1st Jewish group within the usa to start experimenting with reform within the Jewish ritual. The authors increase the questions why non secular experimentation must have started there instead of in different towns and to what volume the yankee Reform circulate rose out of the yankee setting instead of in imitation of Reform in Europe. the next historical past of Judaism in Charleston is, in view of those early developments, both instructive for Jews and for all scholars of cultural survival. No less significant is the facts offered in the course of the quantity of the pleasant kinfolk that have received among the Jews of Charleston and their Christian neighbors.

The spirit of freedom and equality inherent within the American culture has made for the improvement of surprising participants whose actions have transcended their neighborhood. between such women and men hooked up with the Jews of Charleston have been: Moses Lindo, an early instance of the supersalesman; Francis Salvador, the innovative her who died all to quickly; Isaac Harby, who used to be born to quickly to be successful as a journalist; Penniah Moise, the blind poetess.

In the guidance of The Jews of Charleston, the Bicentennial Committee, for the party of the community’s two-hundredth anniversary, had the cooperation of a couple of awesome historians who shaped an article Board below the chairmanship of Professor Salo W. Baron. they chose males of identified skill within the box of ancient writing and examine and commissioned them to organize the quantity. Charles Reznikoff should be remembered for his novels, through The Waters of ny, and The Lionhearted, and for the poetry and essays which he has contributed to varied periodicals. His collaborator, Dr. Uriah Z. Engelman, is the writer of the increase of The Jew in Western global. He has performed loads of study in Jewish neighborhood lifestyles within the usa and was once a Director of the dept of study of the yank organization for Jewish schooling. the 2 authors, lower than the overall supervision of the Editorial Board, produced this readable and trustworthy historical past of 1 of the main attention-grabbing Jewish groups within the usa. it's a contribution to Jewish in addition to American heritage, to the examine of acculturation in addition to of the survival powers of Judaism. the student and the layman alike will locate it attention-grabbing and instructive.

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Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography

By Andrew Helfer

The age of multitasking wishes greater narrative heritage. It needs to be totally genuine, instantly available, clever, and brilliantly enjoyable. input Andrew Helfer, the award-winning graphic-novel editor in the back of Road to Perdition and The historical past of Violence, and welcome the release of a distinct line of picture biographies.

If an image is worthy 1000 phrases, those picture biographies qualify as tomes. but when you are one of the thousands who have not time for one more doorstop of a biography, those books are for you.
With the completely researched and passionately drawn Malcolm X, Helfer and award-winning artist Randy DuBurke trap Malcolm Little's outstanding transformation from a black formative years crushed down through Jim Crow the United States into Malcolm X, the charismatic, arguable, and doomed nationwide spokesman for the state of Islam.

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The Clinton Tapes: Conversations with a President, 1993 - 2001

By Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch’s groundbreaking ebook in regards to the sleek presidency, The Clinton Tapes, invitations readers into inner most discussion with a talented, tormented, resilient president. here's what President Clinton idea and felt yet couldn't say in public.

This e-book rests upon a mystery venture, initiated by way of Clinton, to maintain for destiny historians an unfiltered list of presidential event. in the course of his 8 years in workplace, among 1993 and 2001, Clinton spoke back questions and advised tales within the White apartment, frequently past due at evening. His good friend Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Taylor department recorded seventy-nine of those dialogues to collect a trove of uncooked information regarding a presidency because it occurred. Clinton drew upon the diary transcripts for his memoir in 2004.

Branch recorded his personal particular reminiscences instantly after each one consultation, masking not just the topics mentioned but in addition the appear and feel of every night with the president. The textual content engages Clinton from many angles. Readers listen candid tales, think buffeting pressures, and weigh brilliant descriptions of the White apartment settings.

Branch's firsthand narrative is confessional, unsparing, and private. the writer admits straying from time to time from his fundamental function -- to assemble uncooked fabric for destiny historians -- simply because his discussions with Clinton have been unpredictable and extreme. What should still an goal prompter say while the President of the us seeks suggestion, argues evidence, or resorts proceedings opposed to the clicking? The dynamic courting that emerges from those interviews is either affectionate and charged, with flashes of anger and humor. President Clinton drives the historical past, yet this tale can be approximately pals.

The Clinton Tapes highlights significant occasions of Clinton's phrases, together with wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, the failure of health and wellbeing care reform, peace tasks on 3 continents, the anti-deficit campaign, and great political struggles from Whitewater to American history's moment presidential impeachment trial. alongside the way in which, Clinton promises colourful pictures of numerous political figures and global leaders from Nelson Mandela to Pope John Paul II.

These unparalleled White condominium dialogues turns into a staple of presidential scholarship. Branch's masterly account opens a brand new window on a debatable period and invoice Clinton's eventual position between our leader executives.

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Tombstone: Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82 (Raid)

By Sean McLachlan

The Gunfight on the okay Corral on 26 October 1881 is likely one of the so much enduring tales of the outdated West. It ended in a sequence of violent incidents that culminated within the Vendetta journey, during which Wyatt Earp, document Holliday, and a number of other gunslingers went after their competitors the Cowboys.

Like so much stories of the Wild West, the evidence are buried less than layers of delusion, and the road among sturdy men and undesirable men is blurry. Wyatt Earp, chief of the so-called "good guys", used to be charged with stealing horses within the Indian Territory in 1870 and jumped bail. turning into a buffalo hunter and gambler, he obtained into numerous scrapes and earned a name as a gunfighter. a number of occasions he helped lawmen arrest outlaws, yet often his suggestions got here extra due to a private grudge opposed to the felony than any genuine appreciate for legislations and order. He even acquired fired from a police activity in Wichita for beating up a political rival.

So it was once in Tombstone. He settled there in 1879 alongside his 3 brothers and "Doc" Holliday. Virgil and Morgan Earp labored as lawmen. because the Earps turned an influence within the city, making an investment in a few companies and beginning others, they have been quickly at loggerheads with the Clanton Gang, the so-called "Cowboys." In that point and position, sincere cowboys known as themselves "ranchers" and the time period "cowboy" used to be reserved for rustlers and different unsavory characters.

The Tombstone Cowboys had Cochise County sheriff John Behan of their pocket and the fight among the Earps and Cowboys used to be partly a political competition. It was once additionally as the Earps had invested within the stagecoaches and the Cowboys cherished to rob them. there has been a component of lingering ameliorations over the Civil warfare besides, whatever universal in Wild West feuds. The Earps and acquaintances have been usually Republican Northerners, whereas the Cowboys have been typically Democrats and previous Confederates. This contrast wasn't transparent lower, although, as at the least one accomplice veteran rode with the Earps.

Brawls and threats among the 2 aspects turned extra widespread and culminated in a showdown close to the okay Corral. a number of Cowboys have been loitering round hoping to assault document Holliday, so the Earps and Holliday made up our minds to arrest them when you consider that they have been wearing guns on the town. within the shootout 3 Cowboys have been killed and Virgil and Morgan Earp wounded.

The Cowboys thirsted for revenge and shot Morgan Earp within the again 5 months later. Virgil was once crippled in a separate taking pictures. Taking Morgan's physique to Tucson, the surviving Earp brothers and Holliday noticed Frank Stillwell, one of many Cowboys suspected of murdering Morgan. They shot him down. a wide posse less than John Behan, together with many Cowboys, chased after the Earps yet by no means stuck them.

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Jewish San Francisco (CA) (Images of America)

In San Francisco, the "instant urban" of the gold rush days, Jews have been pioneers between pioneers. a few got here as immigrants at once from Europe, others as resettled adventurers from the East Coast, and nonetheless others as scions of southern Sephardic households. Out of this combined multitude emerged a group with synagogues and associations to take care of the needy and the ailing, besides a dignified social cloth. New immigrants following the Russian pogroms of 1883 have been absorbed, and the ashen ruins from the 1906 earthquake have been rebuilt. The city's cultural treasures and social wishes have been enriched, and the city's Jews have been nurtured by way of civic commitments. brand new 70,000 San Francisco Jews, status upon the shoulders of pioneering giants, proceed to construct and rebuild.

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The Mammoth Book of the West: The Making of the American West

By Jon E. Lewis

The lore and the legends, the lawmen and the undesirable males, the increase of the farm animals barons and the tragic dying of the Plains Indians, the pioneers and the forty-niners, Little tremendous Horn and the Alamo, Calamity Jane and loopy Horse -- from the Alleghenies to the Rockies the occasions that formed the West and the folks who tamed it are featured during this brilliant anecdotal background, which attracts upon firsthand testimony and modern files to supply a compelling and complete account of a land because it turned a state.

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Etowah County, Volume 2 (Images of America)

By Mike Goodson, Bob Scarboro


Etowah County quantity II lines the heritage of daily voters during this Alabama community.

Largely derived from the collections of neighborhood photographers Bob Scarboro and Hugh corridor, the photographs during this quantity depict the county's championship activities groups, the drive-in theaters and eating places of the post-World battle II period, and the mansions that when coated Forrest Avenue.

Also integrated are infrequent and seldom-seen photographs—the outdated dummy engine of the streetcar line that ran from Gadsden to Attalla, and the wood dance pavilion situated underneath Noccalula Falls on the flip of the century.

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Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas

The statement of Independence

Carl L. Becker's very important learn is an research of the options expressed within the assertion. here's a lucid rationalization of what the assertion relatively is, what perspectives it units forth, the place these perspectives arose, and the way they've been approved or converted through succeeding generations. A booklet that each American should still learn.

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The Civil War: The Final Year Told By Those Who Lived It (Library of America, Volume 250)

Additional contributors: John H. Stringfellow, Henry Highland Garnet, Emma LeConte, Luther Rice turbines, Frederick Douglass, Charles Sumner, Frances Johnson, Clarissa Burdett, Sallie Brock, William Gordon McCabe, Thomas Morris Chester, Elizabeth Keckly, Sarah Morgan, Jefferson Davis, Stephen Minot Weld, Gordon Granger

This ultimate installment of the hugely acclaimed four-volume sequence strains occasions from March 1864 to June 1865. It offers an incomparable portrait of a kingdom at conflict with itself, whereas illuminating the army and political occasions that introduced the Union to ultimate victory, and slavery and secession to their final destruction. listed here are greater than one hundred fifty letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by way of over 100 members and observers, either recognized and unsung, together with Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. supply, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Adams, Elizabeth Keckly, and George Templeton robust, in addition to Union and accomplice squaddies; girls diarists from North and South; and freed slaves. the choices contain brilliant and haunting firsthand bills of mythical battles and campaigns— the barren region, Spotsylvania, chilly Harbor, the Atlanta crusade, the Crater, Franklin, Sherman’s march via Georgia and the Carolinas—as good as of the determined stipulations inside of Andersonville legal; the sinking of the accomplice raider Alabama; the passage of the 13th modification; and the struggles of either black and white civilians to outlive the tough and violent downfall of the Confederacy.

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Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America's Heritage

By Michael Milne, Larissa Milne

Winner of a 2015 Book-of-the-Year award from the Society of yankee commute Writers jap Chapter.

Experience the founding of the US within the urban the place all of it begun by way of walking the newly created Philadelphia Liberty Trail. This advisor takes a clean method of the historical district; going past such well known attractions because the Liberty Bell and Independence corridor, highlighting points of interest and precise spots neglected through different guidebooks. Philadelphia Liberty Trail presents the colourful background of every sight in addition to sensible trip details. ancient tidbits sprinkled all through interact viewers of all ages:

• examine the surprising tale of Benjamin Franklin’s electrical turkey experiment.

• travel the sight of the 1st financial institution theft in the USA in 1798, and find out how the hapless legal was once captured whilst he deposited the pilfered money again into the exact same financial institution.

• examine the unsung Quaker girl who kept George Washington's military from destruction.

Easy to stick to maps holiday the path into segments. additionally it is advised facet journeys to sector sights equivalent to Valley Forge and castle Mifflin. whole with accommodation, eating, family-friendly strategies, and useful commute details, Philadelphia Liberty Trail immerses viewers in heritage correct the place it occurred.

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