The Dutch House

Author by : Ann Patchett
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Publisher by : Harper
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Description : New York Times Bestseller - A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick - A New York Times Book Review Notable Book - TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they're together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they've lost with humor and rage. But when at last they're forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.


Summary Of The Dutch House

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Description : The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett: Conversation Starters Bestselling author Ann Patchett offers another compelling read in The Dutch House, which takes readers into a man's fascinating journey from abandonment to maturity and eventual forgiveness. Danny Conroy looks back on his childhood with memories marred by the bitterness of his past. The only saving grace in the darkness of his recollections is the constant and comforting presence of his older sister, Maeve, who takes on the role of mother to Danny after their own mother walked out on them. The siblings' grandiose childhood home is a 1922 mansion in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia previously owned by a wealthy Dutch family. The Dutch house is both the witness and the object of Danny Conroy's childhood miseries. Described by The Washington Post as a "subtle mystery, psychological page-turner," Ann Patchett's latest offering promises to be as enthralling as her other best selling works. A Brief Look Inside: br> EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: -Foster a deeper understand of the book -Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups -Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately -Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer This book is an independent resource to supplement the original book and is not affiliated nor endorse by the original work in any way. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.


The Dutch House

Author by : Ann Patchett
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Lose yourself in the story of a lifetime – the unforgettable Sunday Times bestseller 'Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature' Guardian Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020 A STORY OF TWO SIBLINGS, THEIR CHILDHOOD HOME, AND A PAST THAT THEY CAN'T LET GO. Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost had been taken from us by the person who still lived inside. 'The best book I've read in years' Rosamund Lupton 'Her finest novel yet' Sunday Times 'The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something' John Boyne 'A masterpiece' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'Bliss' Nigella Lawson


Summary Of The Dutch House

Author by : Alexander Cooper
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Description : Summary of The Dutch House - A Comprehensive Summary The Dutch House is the eighth novel by Ann Patchett, an award-winning author of contemporary fiction. Published in 2019, the novel tells the story of what happens to Danny Conroy and his older sister Maeve Conroy when their stepmother, Andrea Smith, expels them from their sumptuous childhood home after the death of their father, Cyril Conroy. Set in the Dutch House—located in the outskirts of Philadelphia—and New York, the novel is literary fiction with fairy-tale elements. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.


The Dutch American Farm

Author by : David S. Cohen
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Publisher by : NYU Press
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The Dutch Diaspora

Author by : Howard J. Wiarda
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : The Dutch Diaspora is a comprehensive and personal study of the former colonial empire of the Netherlands. The Netherlands is considered one of the most successful societies and at one point was the world's largest empire_stretching from Japan to the United States. The author, Howard Wiarda, who grew up in western Michigan and is himself of Dutch descent, combines thorough scholarship with first-hand experience of travels to the far-flung former colonies. The study analyzes how colonies reacted to the ideological beliefs implanted by the Dutch settlers and how those colonies evolved in terms of cultural, religious, and political beliefs. For example, the Dutch in the seventeenth century brought Calvinism to South Africa and entrepreneurialism to New Amsterdam and Cura_ao and in the nineteenth century supported slave plantation systems in Indonesia and Suriname, but as time passed the evolution of the colonies was telling. The United States outgrew Great Britain in wealth and power, but while Calvinism declined in the Netherlands it remained vibrant and progressive in the American Midwest. In many ways, the former colonies adapted to modernization better than the mother country. The Dutch Diaspora is an insightful and accessible study of colonialism useful to upper-level undergraduates and all students and researchers of Dutch history.


The Dutch Collective Settlements Act And Private International Law

Author by : Hélène van Lith
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Publisher by : Maklu
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Description : This book analyzes the relationship between private international law and collective settlements concluded for the benefit of foreign-interested parties under the 2005 Dutch Collective Settlements Act, or WCAM. It examines aspects of international jurisdiction, cross-border notification, representation of foreign-interested parties, international recognition, and applicable law. The principal object of this study is to assess the suitability of existing private international law instruments at the national, European, and international levels, for the application of WCAM in transnational mass damage cases. The WCAM provides for collective redress in mass damages, on the basis of a settlement agreement concluded between one or more representative organizations and one or more allegedly liable parties, for the benefit of a group of affected persons to whom damage was allegedly caused. When a WCAM collective settlement is concluded by representative organizations for the benefit of foreign interested parties, various aspects of private international law come into play. These include aspects of international jurisdiction, cross-border notification, recognition, applicable law, and representation of foreign interested parties. The book analyzes all of these matters, but focuses on the applicability of WCAM settlements to transnational mass damage cases involving interested parties domiciled outside the Netherlands. It includes comparative observations in relation to jurisdictions, such as the US and Canada, that are familiar with collective or group actions based on an opt-out mechanism like the WCAM procedure.


The Dutch Golden Age

Author by : Hans Goedkoop
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Publisher by : Amsterdam University Press
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Description : The Netherlands in the Golden Age was almost unrecognisable compared with today, and yet, in some ways, it was not. Refugees sought a safe haven there, migrants did the heavy work and youngsters created a youth culture. Consumers wanted the latest fashions, investors bought shares and large shareholders made risky speculations. The story of the seventeenth century is and remains a miracle. A hotchpotch of provinces revolted against the Spanish king and then, in a series of ups and downs, built a new state that developed into an experiment unlike anything the world had ever seen before. A society emerged that was ruled by its citizens, a society of unprecedented freedoms and myriad religions, ships that sailed the world over and trading posts from Indonesia to Brazil. Scientists unravelled the mysteries of nature and painters presented a new vision of reality. So how should we regard such a miracle? The Dutch Golden Age sees the Dutch seventeenth century, the Golden Age, as a gateway to today's modern times, a period in which the Netherlands, and Holland and Amsterdam in particular, became a laboratory that the world used for experimental research on globalisation, migration, tolerance, consumerism, investment and media hypes, and many other modern trends.


The Dutch Language In Britain 1550 1702

Author by : Christopher Joby
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : In this volume, Chris Joby offers a detailed account of the knowledge and use of Dutch in a range of social domains in early modern Britain.


Measuring And Explaining House Price Developments

Author by : Paul de Vries
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Publisher by : IOS Press
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Description : This study discusses ways of measuring and explaining the development of house prices. The goal of the research underpinning this dissertation was to develop a methodological framework for studying these developments. This framework relates, first, to correcting for changes in the composition of dwellings and, second, to the fundamentals of the price development. Using the weighted repeat sales method and sale price appraisal ratio (SPAR) method, house price indexes were developed for the Netherlands. Both the Dutch land registry office and Statistics Netherlands publish the SPAR based house price index monthly. To explain and predict changes in prices, a house price model is presented. As suggested in literature on western housing markets, the Dutch house price developments can be explained by demand-oriented short-run term variables and a long-run term variable.


Craft Community And The Material Culture Of Place And Politics 19th 20th Century

Author by : Janice Helland
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Craft practice has a rich history and remains vibrant, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures within local or international contexts. More than two centuries of industrialization have not extinguished handmade goods; rather, the broader force of industrialization has redefined and continues to define the context of creation, deployment and use of craft objects. With object study at the core, this book brings together a collection of essays that address the past and present of craft production, its use and meaning within a range of community settings from the Huron Wendat of colonial Quebec to the Girls? Friendly Society of twentieth-century England. The making of handcrafted objects has and continues to flourish despite the powerful juggernaut of global industrialization, whether inspired by a calculated refutation of industrial sameness, an essential means to sustain a cultural community under threat, or a rejection of the imposed definitions by a dominant culture. The broader effects of urbanizing, imperial and globalizing projects shape the multiple contexts of interaction and resistance that can define craft ventures through place and time. By attending to the political histories of craft objects and their makers, over the last few centuries, these essays reveal the creative persistence of various hand mediums and the material debates they represented.


Global Housing Markets

Author by : Ashok Bardhan
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A global look at the reasons behind the recent economiccollapse, and the responses to it The speculative bubble in the housing market began to burst inthe United States in 2007, and has been followed by ruptures invirtually every asset market in almost every country in the world.Each country proposed a range of policy initiatives to deal withits crisis. Policies that focused upon stabilizing the housingmarket formed the cornerstone of many of these proposals. Thisinternationally focused book evaluates the genesis of the housingmarket bubble, the global viral contagion of the crisis, and thepolicy initiatives undertaken in some of the major economies of theworld to counteract its disastrous affects. Unlike other books on the global crisis, this guide deals withthe housing sector in addition to the financial sector ofindividual economies. Countries in many parts of the world wereplayers in either the financial bubble or the housing bubble, orboth, but the degree of impact, outcome, and responses variedwidely. This is an appropriate time to pull together the lessonsfrom these various experiences. Reveals the housing crisis in the United States as the core ofthe meltdown Describes the evolution of housing markets and policies in therun-up to the crisis, their impacts, and the responses in Europeanand Asian countries Compares experiences and linkages across countries and pointsto policy implications and research lessons drawn from theseexperiences Filled with the insights of well-known contributors with strongcontacts in practice and academia, this timely guide discusses thehistory and evolution of the recent crisis as local to eachcontributor's part of the world, and examines its distinctive andcommon features with that of the U.S., the trajectory of itsevolution, and the similarities and differences in policyresponse.


Policy Analysis In The Netherlands

Author by : van Nispen, Frans
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Publisher by : Policy Press
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Description : This comprehensive study, part of the International Library of Policy Analysis, edited by Iris Geva-May and Michael Howlett, brings together for the first time a systemic overview of policy analysis activities in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is internationally regarded as one of the front-runners of policy analysis and evaluation in Europe. This book provides a much-needed overview of developments in policy analysis in both academia and practice at various levels of governance. It brings together contributions from key scholars as well as from professionals in the field. The book captures the diversity of modes of policy analysis which have evolved since the 1970s. Above all, it provides an overview of the current state of affairs and is, as such, suitable for anyone who is interested in governance and performance. Features of the ILPA series include: • a systematic study of policy analysis systems by government and non-governmental actors • a history of the country’s policy analysis, empirical case studies and a comparative overview • a key reference collection for research and teaching in comparative policy analysis and policy studies


Kingdom Of Netherlands

Author by : International Monetary Fund
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Publisher by : International Monetary Fund
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Description : Important issues of the Netherlands are discussed. Openness to trade has benefited the Netherlands before the crisis and has supported the recent recovery process. However, both financial openness and trade linkages have also been a transmission channel for the financial crisis. Synchronized fiscal tightening across Europe has important spillover effects for GDP growth. The improvement on the supply side of credit has contributed to a normalization of the credit market. However, the recent increase in the financial stress index indicates that the situation is still fragile.


Design Quality In New Housing

Author by : Matthew Cousins
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book addresses the need for an in-depth study into design quality in new housing. The wider implications of policy and design are examined through a series of case studies of new housing projects in the UK and the Netherlands. Dutch interdisciplinary design and modern methods of construction are widely considered to be of the highest quality from which much can be learned and understood. This new guide offers architects the best practice for the design, policy and construction of new homes. The author considers proposals for the Thames Gateway and government incentives to create better quality housing, including the £60,000 house and design reviews. The wider implications of skills and training of architects, planners, design professionals and those parties involved in housing are also addressed.


The Best Of Beautiful Netherlands For Tourists And Dutch For Beginners

Author by : Getaway Guides
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : Travel Guide Box Set #7: The Best of Beautiful Netherlands For Tourists (The Ultimate Guide for Netherlands Top Sites, Restaurants, Shopping, and Beaches for Tourists!) + Dutch for Beginners (The Best Handbook for Learning to Speak Dutch!)NETHERLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE! PERFECT HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLING WITH REFERENCE TO DUTCH LANGUAGE!Netherlands: The Netherlands has always been a haven for tourists from around the world. In fact, there is a yearly increase in the number of tourists who visit the country. World renowned for its Delft pottery, windmills, and tulips, the Netherlands is also famous for its free-spirited capital, Amsterdam. Found in the northwestern part of Europe, the small country boasts of the Frisian Islands, canals and bridges, farmlands, beautiful villages, and highly populated cities. Amsterdam is the most popular city in the country because of the party scene, red light district, the Anne Frank House, art museums, medieval architecture, and scenic canals. Tourists can start from this city and take advantage of different day tours to check out different places around the country. The Hague is known as the Dutch royal family's home as well as the seat of government. Zaanse Schans and Volendam are popular for their customs, windmills, costumes, and traditional Dutch houses. The town of Lisse is a popular tourist spot during spring for its flowers. The town of Alkmaar is a great place to visit for its cheese market. For tourists going to The Netherlands, they have to ensure that their passports have enough unused pages and are valid for at least 3 months after departure from the country. Tourists may require securing a visa before traveling to the country. However, US citizens are not required to have a visa if they only plan to stay in the country for a maximum of 3 months. Here Is Whats Inside... Tourism In The Netherlands Tourism In Various Regions Of The Netherlands Top Tourist Sites In The Netherlands Top Restaurants In The Netherlands Top Shopping Sites In The Netherlands Top Beaches In The Netherlands Arts And Culture In The Netherlands Much, much more! Learn Dutch: Some people are intimidated by the Dutch language because they think that it is a hard to learn. Although it is harder than other languages such as Spanish or English, Dutch is still easier to learn than many languages especially those that have their own unique characters such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. It is still considered one of the easiest languages to learn by native and non-native English speakers. It is important for you to know some practical tips and information that will make it easier for you to learn the Dutch language. This book will provide you with some useful tips and information about learning the Dutch language that will be useful for beginners like you. Dutch The Benefits of Learning How to Speak Dutch Understanding the Dutch Language Basic Lessons in Dutch Language Tips and Techniques to Gain Fluency Common Mistakes to Avoid Much, much more! Purchase your copy today!


Britain S Royal Heritage

Author by : Marc Alexander
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Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : This book is more than a biography of kings and queens; it is an encyclopaedic work on every aspect of monarchy in Britain from semi-legendary times to the present day. Arranged in an A-Z format, it includes mini biographies on each of the forty-two kings and queens who have ruled since the Norman Conquest, details of the royal lines in Scotland before the Act of Union, the background to the royal houses of Britain and the consorts – largely foreign – who have married into the monarchy. Royal scandals, wars, ceremonies, households, tombs and insignia make fascinating reading, and this book is the ideal reference work for all those who want to know more about individual monarchs and the impressive legacy of myths, traditions, beliefs and practices that have grown up around the institution of the monarchy.


Stakeholder Engagement For Inclusive Water Governance

Author by : Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
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Publisher by : IWA Publishing
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Description : This report assesses the current trends, drivers, obstacles, mechanisms, impacts, costs and benefits of stakeholder engagement in the water sector. It builds on empirical data collected through an extensive survey across 215 stakeholders, within and outside the water sector, and 69 case studies collected worldwide. It highlights the increasing importance of stakeholder engagement in the water sector as a principle of good governance and the need for better understanding of the pressing and emerging issues related to stakeholder engagement. These include: the shift of power across stakeholders; the arrival of new entrants that ought to be considered; the external and internal drivers that have triggered engagement processes; innovative tools that have emerged to manage the interface between multiple players, and types of costs and benefits incurred by engagement at policy and project levels. This report provides pragmatic policy guidance to decision makers and practitioners in the form of key principles and a Checklist for Public Action with indicators, international references and self-assessment questions, which together can help policy makers to set up the appropriate framework conditions needed to yield the short and long-term benefits of stakeholder engagement.


The London Encyclopaedia 3rd Edition

Author by : Christopher Hibbert
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Publisher by : Pan Macmillan
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Description : ‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ Illustrated London News The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organised alphabetically, cross-referenced and supported by two large indexes – one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general – and is illustrated with over 500 drawings, prints and photographs. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented in this phenomenal book. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. ‘Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes...a monumental achievement written with real love’ Financial Times


Build A Classic Timber Framed House

Author by : Jack A. Sobon
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Publisher by : Storey Publishing
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Description : Build a classic, enduring, and affordable home. With Jack A. Sobon’s careful guidance, you can construct your own timber-framed house in the traditional hall-and-parlor style. From felling trees to cutting timbers, and frame construction to door selection, you’ll find Sobon’s professional advice and hand-drawn illustrations invaluable. Whether you’re a first-time builder or a seasoned contractor looking to expand your repertoire, you’ll find answers to all your timber-frame questions. Open the front door and walk into the home of your dreams.


Set In Stone

Author by : Kenneth Shefsiek
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture. In 1678, seven French-speaking Protestant families established the village of New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Life on the edge of European settlement presented many challenges, but a particular challenge for these ethnic Walloon families, originally from the southern Spanish Netherlands, was that they lived in a Dutch cultural region in an English colony. In Set in Stone, Kenneth Shefsiek explores how the founders and their descendants reacted to and perpetuated this multiethnic cultural environment for generations. As the founding families controlled their town economically and politically, they creatively and selectively blended the cultures available to them. They allowed their Walloon culture to slip away early in the village’s history, but they continued to combine Dutch and English cultures for more than 150 years. When they finally abandoned the last vestiges of Dutch culture in the early nineteenth century, they did so just as descendants of English colonists began to claim that the national commitment to liberty and freedom was grounded in the nation’s English heritage. Not willing to be marginalized, descendants of the New Paltz Walloons constructed an alternative national narrative, placing their ancestors at the very center of the American story. “Kenneth Shefsiek demonstrates that he has a keen eye for detail, and this careful attention to the small things helps bring New Paltz’s past to life. The book paints a surprising picture of one of the most intriguing communities in early America.” — Andrew Lipman, author of The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast


Roots Of Home

Author by : Russell Versaci
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Publisher by : Taunton Press
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Description : Traces the evolution of modern-day traditional-inspired homes from the earliest colonial period, showcasing classic homes designed in such styles as New England Colonial, Pennsylvania Dutch, French Creole, and Spanish Mission, in more than three hundred full-color photographs and drawings.


Misadventures In Archaeology

Author by : Carolyn D. Dillian
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Publisher by : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Description : A comprehensive portrait of the controversial self-taught archaeologist C. C. Abbott. In the late nineteenth century, Charles Conrad Abbott, a medical doctor and self-taught archaeologist, gained notoriety for his theories on early humans. He believed in an American Paleolithic, represented by an early Ice Age occupation of the New World that paralleled that of Europe, a popular scientific topic at the time. He attempted to prove that the Trenton gravels—glacial outwash deposits near the Delaware River—contained evidence of an early, primitive population that pre-dated Native Americans. His theories were ultimately overturned in acrimonious public debate with government scientists, most notably William Henry Holmes of the Smithsonian Institution. His experience—and the rise and fall of his scientific reputation—paralleled a major shift in the field toward an increasing professionalization of archaeology (and science as a whole). This is the first biography of Charles Conrad Abbott to address his archaeological research beyond the Paleolithic debate, including his early attempts at historical archaeology on Burlington Island in the Delaware River, and prehistoric Middle Woodland collections made throughout his lifetime at Three Beeches in New Jersey, now the Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark. It also delves into his modestly successful career as a nature writer. As an archaeologist, he held a position with the Peabody Museum at Harvard University and was the first curator of the American Section at the Penn Museum. He also attempted to create a museum of American archaeology at Princeton University. Through various sources including archival letters and diaries, this book provides the most complete picture of the quirky and curmudgeonly, C. C. Abbott.


The People Place And Space Reader

Author by : Jen Jack Gieseking
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars, designers, and activists from a variety of fields to make sense of the makings and meanings of the world we inhabit. They help us to understand the relationships between people and the environment at all scales, and to consider the active roles individuals, groups, and social structures play in creating the environments in which people live, work, and play. These readings highlight the ways in which space and place are produced through large- and small-scale social, political, and economic practices, and offer new ways to think about how people engage the environment in multiple and diverse ways. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, sociology and many other areas, this book brings together important but, till now, widely dispersed writings across many inter-related disciplines. Introductions from the editors precede each section; introducing the texts, demonstrating their significance, and outlining the key issues surrounding the topic. A companion website, PeoplePlaceSpace.org, extends the work even further by providing an on-going series of additional reading lists that cover issues ranging from food security to foreclosure, psychiatric spaces to the environments of predator animals.


This Is Our House

Author by : Hillegonda C. Rietveld
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Originally published in 1998. House music has had a considerable influence in shaping the sound of pop music from the late 1980s onwards. From underground dance events to the pop charts, traces of this aesthetic can be found in many guises. This book traces a genealogy of house and maps some of the power structures that are at play in its production and consumptoin. Places like Chicago, New York, London, Manchester, Amsterdam and Rotterdam have been visited, providing the material to discuss such subjects as contemporary dance culture, DJs and the roles of musical technologies. The author, Hillegonda Rietveld, was already steeped in dance club culture before she decided to write this loving piece of academic prose about house. Taking critical culture studies as its aesthetic fuel, she ram-raids boundaries of academic disciplines, fusing ideas like a meticulous DJing curator.