Drawing the Line

Drawing the Line
Author: Edwin Danson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1119141826
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing the Line Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America updates Edwin Danson’s definitive history of the creation of the Mason - Dixon Line to reflect new research and archival documents that have come to light in recent years. Features numerous updates and revisions reflecting new information that has come to light on surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon Reveals the true origin of the survey’s starting point and the actual location of the surveyors’ observatory in Embreeville Offers expanded information on Mason and Dixon’s transit of Venus adventures, which would be an important influence on their future work, and on Mason’s final years pursuing a share of the fabulous Longitude prize, and his death in Philadelphia Includes a new, more comprehensive appendix describing the surveying methods utilized to establish the Mason-Dixon Line

Drawing the Line

Drawing the Line
Author: Edwin Danson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1119141877
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing the Line Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Drawing the Line: How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America updates Edwin Danson’s definitive history of the creation of the Mason - Dixon Line to reflect new research and archival documents that have come to light in recent years. Features numerous updates and revisions reflecting new information that has come to light on surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon Reveals the true origin of the survey’s starting point and the actual location of the surveyors’ observatory in Embreeville Offers expanded information on Mason and Dixon’s transit of Venus adventures, which would be an important influence on their future work, and on Mason’s final years pursuing a share of the fabulous Longitude prize, and his death in Philadelphia Includes a new, more comprehensive appendix describing the surveying methods utilized to establish the Mason-Dixon Line

The Edge of the Plain

The Edge of the Plain
Author: James Crawford
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 1838852042
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of the Plain Book Excerpt:

Today, there are more borders in the world than ever before in human history. In this book James Crawford argues that our enduring obsession with borders has brought us to a crisis point: that we are entering the endgame of a process that began thousands of years ago, when we first started dividing up the earth. Beginning with the earliest known marker which denoted the end of one land and the beginning of the next, James follows the story of borders into our fragile and uncertain future – towards the virtual frontiers of the internet, and the shifting geography of a world beset by climate change. In the process, he travels to many borders old and new: from a melting border high in the glacial landscapes of the Austrian-Italian Alps to the only place on land where Europe and Africa meet; from the artist Banksy’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in the conflict-torn West Bank to the Sonoran Desert and the fault lines of the US/Mexico border. Combining history, travel and reportage, The Edge of the Plain explores how borders have grown and evolved to take control of our landscapes, our memories, our identities and our destinies. As nationalism, climate change, globalisation, technology and mass migration all collide with ever-hardening borders, something has to give. Can we let go of the lines that separate us? Or are we fated to repeat the mistakes of the past, as our angry, warming and segregated planet lurches towards catastrophe?

Drawing the Line

Drawing the Line
Author: Carrol Clarkson
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 0823254178
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing the Line Book Excerpt:

Drawing the Line examines the ways in which cultural, political, and legal lines are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa—through literary texts, artworks, and other forms of cultural production. Under the rubric of a philosophy of the limit, and with reference to a range of signifying acts and events, this book asks what it takes to recalibrate a sociopolitical scene, shifting perceptions of what counts and what matters, of what can be seen and heard, of what can be valued or regarded as meaningful. The book thus argues for an aesthetics of transitional justice and makes an appeal for a postapartheid aesthetic inquiry, as opposed to simply a political or a legal one. Each chapter brings a South African artwork, text, speech, building, or social encounter into conversation with debates in critical theory and continental philosophy, asking: What challenge do these South African acts of signification and resignification pose to current literary-philosophical debates?

Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter with the African American Great Migration

Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter with the African American Great Migration
Author: Jennifer T. Kaalund
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 0567679977
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Hebrews and 1 Peter with the African American Great Migration Book Excerpt:

Kaalund examines the constructed and contested Christian-Jewish identities in Hebrews and 1 Peter through the lens of the “New Negro,” a diasporic identity similarly constructed and contested during the Great Migration in the early 20th century. Like the identity “Christian,” the New Negro emerged in a context marked by instability, creativity, and the need for a sense of permanence in a hostile political environment. Upon examination, both identities also show complex internal diversity and debate that disrupts any simple articulation as purely resistant (or accommodating) to its hegemonic and oppressive environment. Kaalund's investigation into the construction of the New Negro highlights this multiplicity and contends that the rhetoric of place, race, and gender were integral to these processes of inventing a way of being in the world that was seemingly not reliant on one's physical space. Putting these issues into dialogue with 1 Peter and Hebrews allows for a reading of the formation of Christian identity as similarly engaging the rhetoric of place and race in constructive and contested ways.

The Mason Dixon Line

The Mason Dixon Line
Author: John Davenport
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0791078302
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mason Dixon Line Book Excerpt:

Looks at the history of the boundary which served as the barrier between the North and the South and represented the tensions over slavery.

Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon
Author: Simon Malpas,Andrew Taylor
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 1784992399
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Pynchon Book Excerpt:

Now available in paperback, this is a comprehensive study of the most influential figure in postwar American literature. Over a writing career spanning more than fifty years, Thomas Pynchon has been at the forefront of America’s engagement with postmodern literary possibilities. In chapters that address the full range of Pynchon’s career, from his earliest short stories and first novel, V., to his most recent work, this book offers highly accessible and detailed readings of a writer whose work is indispensable to understanding how the American novel has met the challenges of postmodernity. The authors discuss Pynchon’s relationship to literary history, his engagement with discourses of science and utopianism, his interrogation of imperialism and his preoccupation with the paranoid sensibility. Invaluable to Pynchon scholars and to everyone working in the field of contemporary American fiction, this study explores how Pynchon’s complex narratives work both as exuberant examples of formal experimentation and as serious interventions in the political health of the nation.

American National Biography

American National Biography
Author: John A. Garraty,Mark C. Carnes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2005-05-12
ISBN: 0199771499
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American National Biography Book Excerpt:

American National Biography is the first new comprehensive biographical dicionary focused on American history to be published in seventy years. Produced under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, the ANB contains over 17,500 profiles on historical figures written by an expert in the field and completed with a bibliography. The scope of the work is enormous--from the earlest recorded European explorations to the very recent past.

Books on Early American History and Culture 2001 2005 An Annotated Bibliography

Books on Early American History and Culture  2001   2005  An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Raymond D. Irwin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN: 1440829225
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books on Early American History and Culture 2001 2005 An Annotated Bibliography Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a complete listing and description of books published on early America between 2001 and 2005. • The book is organized thematically to facilitate research • Extensive author indexes and guides to important works for the time period are provided • The most important books in each subject (e.g., gender, politics) are enumerated based on frequency of citation

The Power of Objects in Eighteenth Century British America

The Power of Objects in Eighteenth Century British America
Author: Jennifer Van Horn
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1469629577
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Objects in Eighteenth Century British America Book Excerpt:

Over the course of the eighteenth century, Anglo-Americans purchased an unprecedented number and array of goods. The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America investigates these diverse artifacts—from portraits and city views to gravestones, dressing furniture, and prosthetic devices—to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. In this interdisciplinary transatlantic study, artifacts emerge as key players in the formation of Anglo-American communities and eventually of American citizenship. Deftly interweaving analysis of images with furniture, architecture, clothing, and literary works, Van Horn reconstructs the networks of goods that bound together consumers in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston. Moving beyond emulation and the desire for social status as the primary motivators for consumption, Van Horn shows that Anglo-Americans' material choices were intimately bound up with their efforts to distance themselves from Native Americans and African Americans. She also traces women's contested place in forging provincial culture. As encountered through a woman's application of makeup at her dressing table or an amputee's donning of a wooden leg after the Revolutionary War, material artifacts were far from passive markers of rank or political identification. They made Anglo-American society.

Weighing the World

Weighing the World
Author: Edwin Danson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN: 0199725098
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weighing the World Book Excerpt:

At the start of the 18th century there were no maps, anywhere in the world. No one knew, with any certainty, the shape of the earth or what lay beneath its surface. Was it hollow or solid? Were the Andes the highest mountains on the Earth or was it the peak of Tenerife? Was the Earth a perfect sphere or slightly squashed as Sir Isaac Newton prophesized? In Weighing the World, master-surveyor and bestselling author Edwin Danson presents the stories of the scientists and scholars who cut their way through jungles, crossed the artic tundra, and braved the world's highest mountains to discover the truth about our Earth. Danson also recounts the extraordinary experiment, conducted on a desolate Scottish peak by Astromer Royal Neville Maskelyne, to understand the so-called "attraction of mountains," the curious capability mountians have to bend gravity, without which it would be impossible to accurately map Earth's surface. A spell-binding scientific adventure story, Weighing the World will intrigue anyone curious about the shape of our planet and how we have come to know it.

Boundaries

Boundaries
Author: Sally M. Walker
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 0763670367
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boundaries Book Excerpt:

The Mason-Dixon Line’s history, replete with property disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts, traverses our country’s history from its founding to today. We live in a world of boundaries — geographic, scientific, cultural, and religious. One of America’s most enduring boundaries is the Mason-Dixon Line, most associated with the divide between the North and the South and the right to freedom for all people. Sibert Medal–winning author Sally M. Walker traces the tale of the Mason-Dixon Line through family feuds, brave exploration, scientific excellence, and the struggle to define a cohesive country. But above all, this remarkable story of surveying, marking, and respecting lines of demarcation will alert young history buffs to their guaranteed right and responsibility to explore, challenge, change, and defend the boundaries that define them.

How the States Got Their Shapes Too

How the States Got Their Shapes Too
Author: Mark Stein
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN: 1588343154
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the States Got Their Shapes Too Book Excerpt:

Was Roger Williams too pure for the Puritans, and what does that have to do with Rhode Island? Why did Augustine Herman take ten years to complete the map that established Delaware? How did Rocky Mountain rogues help create the state of Colorado? All this and more is explained in Mark Stein's new book. How the States Got Their Shapes Too follows How the States Got Their Shapes looks at American history through the lens of its borders, but, while How The States Got Their Shapes told us why, this book tells us who. This personal element in the boundary stories reveals how we today are like those who came before us, and how we differ, and most significantly: how their collective stories reveal not only an historical arc but, as importantly, the often overlooked human dimension in that arc that leads to the nation we are today. The people featured in How the States Got Their Shapes Too lived from the colonial era right up to the present. They include African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, women, and of course, white men. Some are famous, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster. Some are not, such as Bernard Berry, Clarina Nichols, and Robert Steele. And some are names many of us know but don't really know exactly what they did, such as Ethan Allen (who never made furniture, though he burned a good deal of it). In addition, How the States Got Their Shapes Too tells of individuals involved in the Almost States of America, places we sought to include but ultimately did not: Canada, the rest of Mexico (we did get half), Cuba, and, still an issue, Puerto Rico. Each chapter is largely driven by voices from the time, in the form of excerpts from congressional debates, newspapers, magazines, personal letters, and diaries. Told in Mark Stein's humorous voice, How the States Got Their Shapes Too is a historical journey unlike any other you've taken. The strangers you meet here had more on their minds than simple state lines, and this book makes for a great new way of seeing and understanding the United States.

The Original Survey

The Original Survey
Author: Donald A. Wilson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 1000465314
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Original Survey Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive treatment of key elements of original surveys, and the research required to find them, which is an important issue in retracement surveys that has never been fully explored. It will help surveyors become familiar with the proper identification and requirements and find the appropriate evidence using proper procedures. The most comprehensive treatment of key elements of original surveys and the research required to find original surveys, is an important issue in retracement surveys that has never been fully explored. It emphasizes the importance and the necessity of determining the creation of the title and its sources along with its accompanying survey or location. The case studies included in the book discuss the consequences when investigators do not follow complete research procedures, and act upon less information, even though the law requires otherwise. This is a practical guide for surveyors to become familiar with the proper identification and requirements and find the appropriate evidence using the right procedures. This book is intended for the practicing surveyor and will be useful to the legal profession, historical researchers, federal land departments, and others interested in surveys. Features This is the first book that focuses on identifying original surveys, written by one of the top consultants in the United States, who brings real case examples of both successes and failures Explains land separation techniques when more than one has been used previously. Includes numerous case examples providing context for surveyors and attorneys Discusses the relation between title creation and their transfer Addresses federal versus private surveys, their differences, and similarities

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky
Author: Paul A. Tenkotte,James C. Claypool
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 1072
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 0813159962
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card

Abysmal

Abysmal
Author: Gunnar Olsson
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN: 0226629325
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abysmal Book Excerpt:

People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple observation, renowned geographer Gunnar Olsson offers in Abysmal an astonishingly erudite critique of the way human thought and action have become deeply immersed in the rhetoric of cartography and how this cartographic reasoning allows the powerful to map out other people’s lives. A spectacular reading of Western philosophy, religion, and mythology that draws on early maps and atlases, Plato, Kant, and Wittgenstein, Thomas Pynchon, Gilgamesh, and Marcel Duchamp, Abysmal is itself a minimalist guide to the terrain of Western culture. Olsson roams widely but always returns to the problems inherent in reason, to question the outdated assumptions and fixed ideas that thinking cartographically entails. A work of ambition, scope, and sharp wit, Abysmal will appeal to an eclectic audience—to geographers and cartographers, but also to anyone interested in the history of ideas, culture, and art.

American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past

American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past
Author: T. Savvas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2011-10-24
ISBN: 0230307787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Postmodernist Fiction and the Past Book Excerpt:

Through a close-reading of the work of five prominent American postmodernist writers, this book re-evaluates the role of the past in recent American fiction, outlines the development of the postmodernist historical novel and considers the waning influence of postmodernism in contemporary American literature.

Drawing the Line

Drawing the Line
Author: Mark S. Monmonier
Publsiher: Mark Monmonier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780805025811
Category: Cartography.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing the Line Book Excerpt:

Argues that maps can be manipulated to distort the truth, and shows how they have been used for propaganda in international affairs, political districting, and finding toxic dump sites

ACSM Bulletin

ACSM Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cartography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ACSM Bulletin Book Excerpt:

Maryland

Maryland
Author: Jonatha A. Brown
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2005-12-15
ISBN: 9780836846683
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maryland Book Excerpt:

Provides an in-depth and comprehensive portrait of the state of Maryland, including its history, people, land, economy, and government.