Including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, and Ellington. By Henry R. Stiles. 1,012 pp. 100+ maps, photos, sketches, signatures of early settlers, indexes. Three centuries of history are brought to vibrant life in this volume, the work of one of the best known and most respected Connecticut historians. The histories of all the usual institutions (schools, churches, local government, military units, etc.) are given in depth, together with lists and biographies of the early physicians, ministers, merchants, lawyers and town officials. Verbatim transcripts of some of the earliest church and tombstone records are included as well, making this volume much, much more than simply the historical volume of Stiles' monumental two-volume wor.
An updated, lively and informative guide offers tourists, residents and architecture aficionados alike insights into more than 400 of Washington, D.C.'s, most important landmarks, noting each's location, architects, designers and date of completion. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.
America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it. George S. McGovern—a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training—offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.
The decision to build a new army camp in the small market town of Colchester in 1856 was well received and helped to stimulate the local economy after a prolonged period of economic stagnation. Before long the Colchester garrison was one of the largest in the country and the town experienced an economic upturn as well as benefiting from the many social events organized by officers. But there was a downside: some of the soldiers' behavior was highly disruptive and, since very few private soldiers were allowed to marry, prostitution flourished. Having compiled a database of nearly 350 of Colchester's nineteenth-century prostitutes, the authors examine how they lived and operated and who their customers were.
The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association
Since its first publication in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary has been the most comprehensive, reliable and readable single-volume dictionary available. This eighth edition has been extensively updated and includes more than 18,000 entries, of which over 600 are new. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it gives unrivalled coverage of all areas of human achievement, including sport, the arts, music, film, politics and literature.
The Washington Post
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)