Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Captivating archive images depicting 100 years of history

Becoming Portsmouth

Becoming Portsmouth

Becoming Portsmouth

At midcentury, two federal urban renewal projects in the gritty, blue-collar navy town of Portsmouth decimated two neighborhoods. But in the 1970s and '80s--thanks to an influx of artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs--the Port City emerged as a beacon of arts, culinary excellence and preservation. Iconoclast Jay Smith opened the Press Room, the celebrated music club. A group of concerned citizens saved the Music Hall, the last of Portsmouth's vaudeville theaters. And a Dutch family opened the Euro-style Café Petronella next to a biker bar. Author and historian Laura Pope edits a collection of essays detailing the changes in the last half of the past century that made Portsmouth a lauded arts- and food-lovers' hub and, finally, a diverse tourist destination.

Korea a Century of Change

Korea  a Century of Change

Korea a Century of Change

This book provides an evenhanded coverage of Korea's turbulent history during the last one hundred years, from seclusion to division. It focuses particularly on the development of the two different and antagonistic states on the peninsula since 1945. The author sees both countries through the windows of their possibilities and interests. He supplements his narrative, which makes use of rich source material, with observations he has made in South Korea, where he spent more than ten years from the 1970s to the 1990s, and where he had access to politicians and opinion leaders.The book starts by describing how the Hermit Kingdom was exposed to the greed of foreign powers at the end of the 19th century and how it became the victim of imperialistic Japan, then account is given of the country's division and the hardening of that division through the Korean War. The rule of the military and the final triumph of civilian democrats in South Korea are analyzed in much detail. One chapter is devoted to the rise and intermittent decline of the South Korean economy. The history of North Korea under Kim II Sung and under his son is told, before the foreign relations of both Koreas are explained. A chapter on the so far overwhelmingly antagonistic South-North relations concludes the book.

Becoming Portsmouth Voices from a Half Century of Change

Becoming Portsmouth  Voices from a Half Century of Change

Becoming Portsmouth Voices from a Half Century of Change

At midcentury, two federal urban renewal projects in the gritty, blue-collar navy town of Portsmouth decimated two neighborhoods. But in the 1970s and '80s--thanks to an influx of artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs--the Port City emerged as a beacon of arts, culinary excellence and preservation. Iconoclast Jay Smith opened the Press Room, the celebrated music club. A group of concerned citizens saved the Music Hall, the last of Portsmouth's vaudeville theaters. And a Dutch family opened the Euro-style Caf� Petronella next to a biker bar. Author and historian Laura Pope edits a collection of essays detailing the changes in the last half of the past century that made Portsmouth a lauded arts- and food-lovers' hub and, finally, a diverse tourist destination.

Home of the Fleet

Home of the Fleet

Home of the Fleet

During the past century, the Royal Navy and its support services at Portsmouth dockyard have experienced a pace of change not seen since the fifteenth century. This book examines the impact of that change on the ships, buildings and personnel of the naval base. The dockyard has evolved continually as a support service, reinventing itself in response to changing social, economic and political circumstances. The authors look at the dockyard's role in times of conflict, from the First World War to the 1991 Gulf War, and consider the effects of privatisation and cutbacks. Portsmouth is now ready to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century when it will be the Royal Navy's premier base. Richly illustrated with photographs from the Royal Naval Museum and Historic Dockyard collections and exclusive, newly-commissioned photographs, Home of the Fleet will appeal to anyone who is interested in Britain's naval heritage.

Portsmouth Furniture

Portsmouth Furniture

Portsmouth Furniture

This important book, the result of discoveries made during an exhaustive survey of Portsmouth furniture at more than 210 sites throughout the country, places the furniture makers of Portsmouth alongside those of Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York as creators of some of the finest early American furniture. The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA), a regional museum with more than forty properties, owns seven historic houses in the Portsmouth area. The objects in these houses constitute the largest collection of Portsmouth furniture anywhere. The present volume results from intensive study of SPNEA's Portsmouth holdings, surviving documents, and objects in both private and public collections. The research has uncovered much about the mercantile aristocracy that purchased and used the furniture and about the community of craftsmen who adapted English designs to satisfy their customers' tastes. With essays on the social history of Portsmouth, furniture production in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and entries for 117 objects, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the defining characteristics of Portsmouth furniture from 1670 to 1840.

Building Portsmouth

Building Portsmouth

Building Portsmouth