The Carolina Housewife
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Carolina Housewife

Published in 1851 in Charleston, The Carolina Housewife by “A Lady of Charleston” was described by Time magazine as an “incomparable guide to Southern cuisine”. With over 600 recipes, this treasury of Southern fare acknowledges for the first time the contributions of African American and Native American cooks by including recipes such as Hoppin’ John, Potted Shrimp, Seminole Soup, and numerous rice dishes. Sarah Rutledge emphasized that The Carolina Housewife contained recipes that had been gathered from the community, tested in their own kitchens, and—a topic that still resonates today—appropriate for people of limited incomes. Other delicious recipes include Hominy Bread, Ric...

John & Edward Rutledge of South Carolina
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 385

John & Edward Rutledge of South Carolina

John Rutledge (1739-1800) was a wealthy planter and successful lawyer, a leader in South Carolina's colonial Commons House of Assembly, and a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. As chief executive of the state during most of the War for Independence, he was instrumental in its defense and recovery after the British conquest of 1780. One of the leading delegates to the United States constitutional convention in 1787, he served as chief justice of South Carolina, and briefly as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Children in Colonial America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Children in Colonial America

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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

With the recent explosion of high-profile court cases and staggering jury awards, America's justice system has moved to the forefront of our nation's consciousness. Yet while the average citizen is bombarded with information about a few sensational cases--such as the multi-million dollar damages awarded a woman who burned herself with McDonald's coffee-- most Americans are unaware of the truly dramatic transformation our courts and judicial system have undergone over the past three decades, and of the need to reform the system to adapt to that transformation. In Reforming the Civil Justice System, Larry Kramer has compiled a work that charts these revolutionary changes and offers solutions to the problems they present. Organized into three parts, the book investigates such topics as settlement incentives and joint tortfeasors, substance and form in the treatment of scientific evidence after Daubert v. Merrell Dow, and guiding jurors in valuing pain and suffering damages. Reforming the Civil Justice System offers feasible solutions that can realistically be adopted as our civil justice system continues to be refined and improved.

The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-01-11
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

A psychological analysis of the sixteenth president's sexuality explores a theory that he may have had homosexual tendencies, discussing such factors as a broken early engagement, his unromantic marriage, and his unusual male relationships.

Georgia Voices: Fiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 600

Georgia Voices: Fiction

Since the early 19th century, Georgia has produced an impressive number of distinguished fiction writers, from Joel Chandler Harris, Carson McCullers and Flannery O'Connor to such present-day voices as Alice Walker, Ferrol Sams and Pat Conroy. Contains 39 stories and excerpts from novels.

Liberty's Daughters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Liberty's Daughters

First published in 1980 and recently out of print, Liberty's Daughters is widely considered a landmark book on the history of American women and on the Revolution itself.

A Colonial Plantation Cookbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 157

A Colonial Plantation Cookbook

The daughter of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and wife of Daniel Horry lived at both Hampton Plantation and at their town house on the corner of Broad and Legare. Her receipt book offers glimpses of the eating and drinking habits of her time and place and also the lives of people of her class.

The Book of Chowder
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 135

The Book of Chowder

Best loved and little-known recipes, from Boston to San Francisco and in between.

The Protestant Temperament
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 431

The Protestant Temperament

Bringing together an extraordinary richness of evidence—from letters, diaries, and other intimate family records of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—Philip Greven explores the strikingly distinctive ways in which Protestant children were reared in America. In tracing the hidden continuities of religious experience, of attitudes toward God, children, the self, sexuality, pleasure, virtue, and achievement, Greven identifies three distinct Protestant temperaments prevailing among Americans at the time: the Evangelical, the Moderate, and the General. The Protestant Temperament is a powerful reassessment of the role of child-rearing and religion in early American life.

Parting with My Sex
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 347

Parting with My Sex

In this original and unusual work, Lucy Chesser explores the persistent recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life. Examples of cross-dressing are to be found in almost every area of Australian historical enquiry, including Aboriginal-European relations and conflict, convict societies, the goldrushes, bushranging, the 1890s and its nationalist fiction, and World War One. The book compares and contrasts sustained life-long impersonations where women lived, worked and sometimes married as men, with other forms of cross-dressing such as public masquerades, cross-dressing on the stage, and the prosecution of men who sought sexual encounters while disguised as women.