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The Better Angels of our Nature : Freemasonry in the by Michael A. Halleran

The Better Angels of our Nature : Freemasonry in the by Michael A. Halleran

By Michael A. Halleran

The 1st in-depth research of the Freemasons in the course of the Civil War

One of the iconic but little tested topics in Civil warfare lore is the frequent trust that at the box of conflict and in a while, individuals of Masonic inns might provide reduction and luxury to wounded or captured enemy Masons, usually at nice own sacrifice and possibility. This paintings is a deeply researched exam of the recorded, functional results of Freemasonry between Civil battle individuals on either sides.

From first-person debts culled from regimental histories, diaries, and letters, Michael A. Halleran has built an outline of 19th-century American freemasonry mostly and Masonry within the armies of either North and South particularly, and supplied telling examples of ways Masonic brotherhood labored in perform. Halleran information the reaction of the fraternity to the drawback of secession and struggle, and examines acts of tips to enemies at the battlefield and in POW camps.

The writer examines rigorously the foremost Masonic tales from the Civil warfare, particularly the parable that accomplice Lewis A. Armistead made the Masonic signal of misery as he lay death on the high-water mark of Pickett’s cost at Gettysburg.

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Unlikely heroes by Jack Bass

Unlikely heroes by Jack Bass

By Jack Bass

A shiny account of the implementation of the Brown determination within the South by means of southern federal judges dedicated to the rule of thumb of law.

Bass's not going heroes are the federal judges-primarily these at the U.S. 5th Circuit courtroom of Appeals-who vigorously and assuredly carried out Brown v. Board of schooling in six southern states. the wealthy profiles exhibit the nature of the lads who gave up filthy rich lives, recognition, and associates to work out that the constitutional rights of all electorate have been safe.

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American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference by Jan Harold Brunvand

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference by Jan Harold Brunvand

By Jan Harold Brunvand

Comprises over 500 articlesRanging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and laptop lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight folks literature, song, and crafts activities and vacations tall stories and mythical figures genres and kinds scholarly ways and theories areas and ethnic teams performers and creditors writers and students non secular ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries range from concise definitions to special surveys, each one followed by way of a short, up to date bibliography.

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Governing the hearth : law and the family in by Michael Grossberg

Governing the hearth : law and the family in by Michael Grossberg

By Michael Grossberg

Proposing a brand new framework for figuring out the advanced yet important dating among felony background and the relatives, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of felony rules on such concerns as universal legislations marriage, adoption, and rights for illegitimate little ones. He exhibits how felony adjustments decreased male authority, elevated women's and kid's rights, and glued extra basically the state's obligations in family members affairs. Grossberg extra illustrates why many easy ideas of this particular and strong new physique of law--antiabortion and maternal biases in baby custody--remained in influence good into the 20 th century.

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Transnationals and Governments: Recent Policies in Japan, by David Bailey, George Harte, Robert Sugden

Transnationals and Governments: Recent Policies in Japan, by David Bailey, George Harte, Robert Sugden

By David Bailey, George Harte, Robert Sugden

The aptitude ease with which transnational organisations can relocate their actions supplies them nice leverage over person governments. The authors define some of the rules that the world's significant economies have followed to deal with the original matters created via transnationals. They demonstrate that there was a marked distinction within the point of shock approximately transnationals' actions around the international locations studied, and that this has led to considerably assorted techniques in the direction of transnationals.

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Great Seal of the United States by Paul Foster Case

Great Seal of the United States by Paul Foster Case

By Paul Foster Case

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could actually comprise imperfections corresponding to marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, retaining, and selling the world's literature in cheap, prime quality, sleek variants which are precise to the unique paintings.

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