Sam Patch the Famous Jumper

Sam Patch  the Famous Jumper
Author: Paul E. Johnson
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2004-06-16
ISBN: 9780809083886
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827 he repeated the stunt in Paterson, New Jersey, another mill town, an even larger audience gathered to cheer on the daredevil they would call the "Jersey Jumper." Inevitably, he went to Niagara Falls, where in 1829 he jumped not once but twice in front of thousands who had paid for a good view. The distinguished social historian Paul E. Johnson gives this deceptively simple story all its deserved richness, revealing in its characters and social settings a virtual microcosm of Jacksonian America. He also relates the real jumper to the mythic Sam Patch who turned up as a daring moral hero in the works of Hawthorne and Melville, in London plays and pantomimes, and in the spotlight with Davy Crockett-a Sam Patch who became the namesake of Andrew Jackson's favorite horse. In his shrewd and powerful analysis, Johnson casts new light on aspects of American society that we may have overlooked or underestimated. This is innovative American history at its best.

Sam Patch the Famous Jumper

Sam Patch  the Famous Jumper
Author: Paul E. Johnson
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-06-16
ISBN: 9781429931953
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sam Patch the Famous Jumper Book Excerpt:

The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827 he repeated the stunt in Paterson, New Jersey, another mill town, an even larger audience gathered to cheer on the daredevil they would call the "Jersey Jumper." Inevitably, he went to Niagara Falls, where in 1829 he jumped not once but twice in front of thousands who had paid for a good view. The distinguished social historian Paul E. Johnson gives this deceptively simple story all its deserved richness, revealing in its characters and social settings a virtual microcosm of Jacksonian America. He also relates the real jumper to the mythic Sam Patch who turned up as a daring moral hero in the works of Hawthorne and Melville, in London plays and pantomimes, and in the spotlight with Davy Crockett—a Sam Patch who became the namesake of Andrew Jackson's favorite horse. In his shrewd and powerful analysis, Johnson casts new light on aspects of American society that we may have overlooked or underestimated. This is innovative American history at its best.

Stunts of Late Nineteenth Century New York

Stunts of Late Nineteenth Century New York
Author: Kirstin Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-08-19
ISBN: 0429632274
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stunts of Late Nineteenth- Century New York: Aestheticised Precarity, Endangered Liveness examines the emergence of stunts in the media, politics, sport and art of New York at the turn of the twentieth century. This book investigates stunts in sport, media and politics, demonstrating how these risky performances tapped into anxieties and fantasies concerning work, freedom, gendered/ raced/ classed bodies and the commodifi cation of human life. Its case studies examine bridge jumping, extreme walking contests, stunt journalists such as Nellie Bly, and cycling feats including Annie Londonderry’s round- the- world venture. Supported by extensive archival research and Performance Studies theorisations of precarity, liveness and surrogation, Smith theorises an under- examined form which is still prevalent in art, politics and commerce, to show what stunts reveal about value, risk and human life. Suitable for scholars and practitioners across a range of subjects, from Performance Studies to gender studies, to media studies, Stunts of Late Nineteenth- Century New York explores how stunts turned everyday precarity into a spectacle.

The Life and Adventures of Prof Robert Emmet Odlum

The Life and Adventures of Prof  Robert Emmet Odlum
Author: Catherine Odlum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Swimming
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Random Recollections

Random Recollections
Author: Henry Brewster Stanton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Connecticut
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tourist s Guide Through the Empire State

The Tourist s Guide Through the Empire State
Author: S. S. Colt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New York State Illustrated Or the Tourist s Guide Through the Empire State

New York State Illustrated  Or  the Tourist s Guide Through the Empire State
Author: Mrs. S. S. Colt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Michigan School Moderator

Michigan School Moderator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rochester

Rochester
Author: Jenny Marsh Parker
Publsiher: Rochester, N.Y. : Scrantom, Wetmore
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art museums
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American History

American History
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An American Glossary

An American Glossary
Author: Richard Hapwood Thornton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Americanisms
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Braille Books

Braille Books
Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blind
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An American Glossary

An American Glossary
Author: Richard Hopwood Thornton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1931
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Americanisms
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dialect Notes

Dialect Notes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 796
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Consuming Identities

Consuming Identities
Author: Amy Katherine D. Lippert
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1496
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New York Times Index

The New York Times Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2256
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indexes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cultural Turn in U S History

The Cultural Turn in U  S  History
Author: James W. Cook,Lawrence B. Glickman,Michael O'Malley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An account of one of the most dominant trends in recent historical writing, this book takes stock of the field even as it showcases exemplars of its practice. Taken together, the essays present a broad picture of the state of American cultural-historical scholarship.

Labor

Labor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Braille Book Review

Braille Book Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blind
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women Families and Communities

Women  Families  and Communities
Author: Kirsten Delegard
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Approaching women's history through case studies, this reader explores the connections between the private, personal experiences of American women, and the larger political, economic, intellectual, and social factors that shaped their lives. Suitable as a main text for women's history courses, or as the perfect supplement to any U.S. history survey course, the articles in each volume address a broad spectrum of families and communities, including various racial, ethnic and class groups in different regions of the country.