383 research outputs found

    Voices from the Past: Slave Narratives

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    Openly licensed anthology focused on the theme of slave narratives. Contains: Life of Isaac Mason as a Slave by Isaac Mason; The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom by Wilbur H. Siebert; Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman by Austin Steward; Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave by William Wells Brown; The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave by Mary Prince; Our Nig; Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-story White House by Harriet E. Wilson; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet A. Jacobs; Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington; The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano; Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley; Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglas

    Carpetbagger's Crusade

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    Originally published in 1965. The Supreme Court's momentous school desegregation decision of 1954 was a postmortem victory for Albion Tourgée. Just fifty-eight years earlier this once-famous carpetbagger's attack on segregation was crushed in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. His legal defeat in 1896 typified his frustrated but prophetic career. Tourgée was an idealistic Union veteran who ventured south in 1865. As an advocate of civil rights, political equality, free schools, and penal reform, he was elected to North Carolina's Constitutional Convention of 1868. Olsen records both the fierce struggles and the impressive accomplishments that filled Tourgée's fourteen years in the South. With the collapse of the Southern experiment, Tourgée was inspired to turn to fiction to express his convictions. A Fool's Errand by One of the Fools and Bricks without Straw were classics of their day, providing absorbing accounts and defenses of radical Reconstruction. In 1879 Tourgée went north, where he renewed and extended his crusade for Negro equality by writing, lecturing, and lobbying. For many years he was the most militant and persistent advocate of racial equality in the nation. He was also a vigorous critic of the industrial age, demanding the utilization of federal power in behalf of equality, democracy, and economic justice

    1939 Journal of the Uniting Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Methodist Protestant Church

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    https://place.asburyseminary.edu/journalkyconf/1017/thumbnail.jp

    Ordered steps, or, The Wards of India : a biograpy of the lives of Ernest Fremont Ward and Phebe Elizabeth Cox Ward, missionaries to India, 1880-1927

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    https://place.asburyseminary.edu/firstfruitsheritagematerial/1173/thumbnail.jp

    1898 - History of California, Volume 4, Theodore Henry Hittell

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    Author Hittell wrote about the lives and times during the tenures of the California governors during the second half of the eighteen hundreds including: Peter H. Burnett; John McDougal; John Bigler; John Neely Johnson; John B.. Weller; Milton S. Latham; John G. Downey; Leland Stanford; Frederick F. Low; Henry Huntly Haight; Newton Booth; Romualdo Pacheco; William Irwin; George Clement Perkins; George Stoneman; Washington Bartlett; Robert W. Waterman; Henry Markham; and James Budd. Hittell also wrote about the Pacific Railroads and Second Constitutional Convention. The book also contains an index (141 pages) that includes the contents of Volumes 1-4 of the History of California.https://digitalcommons.csumb.edu/hornbeck_usa_3_d/1098/thumbnail.jp

    The Papers of Andrew Jackson, Volume XI, 1833

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    This volume presents full annotated text of five hundred documents from Andrew Jackson’s fifth presidential year. They include his private memoranda, intimate family letters, presidential message drafts, and correspondence with government and military officers, diplomats, Indian leaders, political friends and foes, and citizens throughout the country. The year 1833 began with a crisis in South Carolina, where a state convention had declared the federal tariff law null and void and pledged resistance by armed force if necessary. Jackson countered by rallying public opinion against the nullifiers, quietly positioning troops and warships, and procuring a “force bill” from Congress to compel collection of customs duties. The episode ended peaceably after South Carolina accepted a compromise tariff devised by Jackson’s arch-rival Henry Clay. But Clay’s surprise cooperation with South Carolina’s John C. Calhoun foretold a new opposition coalition against Jackson. With nullification checked, Jackson embarked in June on a triumphal tour to cement his newfound popularity in the North. Ecstatic crowds greeted him in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, and Harvard awarded him a degree. But Jackson’s fragile health broke under the strain, forcing him to cut the tour short. Meanwhile Jackson pursued his campaign against the Bank of the United States, whose recharter he had vetoed in 1832. Charging the Bank with political meddling and corruption, Jackson determined to cripple it by removing federal deposits to state banks. But Treasury secretary William John Duane refused either to give the necessary order or resign. In September Jackson dismissed him and installed Roger Taney to implement the removal. Jackson’s bold assumption of authority energized supporters but outraged opponents, prompting Clay to introduce a Senate resolution of censure. The year closed with Jackson girding for further battle over the Bank, pursuing schemes to pry the province of Texas loose from Mexico, and trying to stem rampant land frauds that his own Indian removal policy had unleashed against Creek Indians in Alabama. Unfolding these stories and many more, this volume offers an incomparable window into Andrew Jackson, his presidency, and America itself in 1833.https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_jackson/1010/thumbnail.jp

    Geospatial Computing: Architectures and Algorithms for Mapping Applications

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    Beginning with the MapTube website (1), which was launched in 2007 for crowd-sourcing maps, this project investigates approaches to exploratory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using web-based mapping, or ‘web GIS’. Users can log in to upload their own maps and overlay different layers of GIS data sets. This work looks into the theory behind how web-based mapping systems function and whether their performance can be modelled and predicted. One of the important questions when dealing with different geospatial data sets is how they relate to one another. Internet data stores provide another source of information, which can be exploited if more generic geospatial data mining techniques are developed. The identification of similarities between thousands of maps is a GIS technique that can give structure to the overall fabric of the data, once the problems of scalability and comparisons between different geographies are solved. After running MapTube for nine years to crowd-source data, this would mark a natural progression from visualisation of individual maps to wider questions about what additional knowledge can be discovered from the data collected. In the new ‘data science’ age, the introduction of real-time data sets introduces a new challenge for web-based mapping applications. The mapping of real-time geospatial systems is technically challenging, but has the potential to show inter-dependencies as they emerge in the time series. Combined geospatial and temporal data mining of realtime sources can provide archives of transport and environmental data from which to accurately model the systems under investigation. By using techniques from machine learning, the models can be built directly from the real-time data stream. These models can then be used for analysis and experimentation, being derived directly from city data. This then leads to an analysis of the behaviours of the interacting systems. (1) The MapTube website: http://www.maptube.org

    1956 Proceedings of the Ninth World Methodist Conference

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    https://place.asburyseminary.edu/wmcproceedings/1013/thumbnail.jp

    1911 Proceedings of the Fourth Ecumenical Methodist Conference

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    https://place.asburyseminary.edu/wmcproceedings/1008/thumbnail.jp

    1891 Proceedings of the Second Ecumenical Methodist Conference

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    https://place.asburyseminary.edu/wmcproceedings/1000/thumbnail.jp
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