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Cultivating Victory

Cultivating Victory

The Women's Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement

A compelling study of the sea change brought about in politics, society, and gender roles during World Wars I and II by campaigns to recruit Women’s Land Armies in Great Britain and the United States to cultivate victory gardens. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant compares and contrasts the outcomes of war in both nations as seen through women’s ties to labor, agriculture, the home, and the environment. She sheds new light on the cultural legacies left by the Women’s Land Armies and their major role in shaping national and personal identities.

Irish Presbyterians and the Shaping of Western Pennsylvania, 1770-1830

Irish Presbyterians and the Shaping of Western Pennsylvania, 1770-1830

A Fascinating Study of One of the Earliest and Most Influential Groups to Settle Western Pennsylvania

Early Western Pennsylvania Politics

Early Western Pennsylvania Politics

Ferguson profiles the major politicians and political events in the region from Revolutionary War times until the 1820s, as a battle between loyalists of Jeffersonianism and Hamiltonianism.

Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Its Growth, Procedure, and Significance

Roscoe Pound (1870-1964) is acknowledged as the founder of sociological jurisprudence-an interdisciplinary approach to legal concepts in which the law is recognized as a dynamic system that is influenced by social conditions and that, in turn, influences society as a whole. His lectures draw direct connections between the abstract fundamentals of philosophy, using the works of Kant, Hegel, Spencer, Comte, and others, and the trends and problems of legal principles and rules.

Troy and Her Legend

Troy and Her Legend

Young provides a “biography” of the greatest of the classical legends, the story of the fall of Troy. Young’s text is beautifully illustrated with examples of art inspired by the legend, from literature, painting, ceramics, tapestry, sculpture, and the opera, with fresh interpretations of their meaning. In deepening our knowledge of classic texts and their changing interpretations over time, Young argues, we enhance our understanding both of the classics and of the successive civilizations they have influenced.

John McMillan

John McMillan

The Apostle of Presbyterianism in the West, 1752-1833

The first full biography of John McMillan, dubbed “the apostle of Presbyterianism in the Western Country.”, this book also offers a detailed account of early civilization and settlement beyond the Alleghenies.

George Mercer Papers

George Mercer Papers

Relating to the Ohio Company of Virginia
Edited By Lois Mulkearn

George Mercer was a captain of the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, a land surveyor, and an agent for the Ohio Company in England.Lois Mulkearn interprets George Mercer’s documents on the activities of the Ohio Company, including early plans for town settlement, Indian treaties, and elightrning the reader on colonial history and the western frontier.

A Traveler’s Guide to Historic Western Pennsylvania

A Traveler’s Guide to Historic Western Pennsylvania

A comprehensive twenty-seven county guide to historic landmarks in western Pennsylvania, with background information on each, and how to reach them.

George Washington in the Ohio Valley

George Washington in the Ohio Valley

A chronicle of Washington’s excursions to the Ohio Valley frontier, as a soldier and private citizen.

The Fiction and Criticism of Katherine Anne Porter

The Fiction and Criticism of Katherine Anne Porter

One of the earliest, and still one of the most perceptive analyses of Katherine Anne Porter, it gives careful interpretation of the style and intent of Porter’s work from 1935 through the publication and critical reception of Ship of Fools.

Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin

Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat

The definitive biography of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), recounting sixty years that the Swiss-born diplomat served his adopted country as a congressional leader, Secretary of the Treasury, financier, and ambassador.

Legend Builders of the West

Legend Builders of the West

Classical mythology came west from Greece, bearing the thoughts, feelings, and distilled experiences of ancient peoples that have, in turn, been formed by the skilled hands of artists into tangible creations of beauty and significance. Young examines nine legends-Perseus and Andromeda; Demeter and Persephone; Pyramus and Thisbe; Pygmalion and Galatea; Daedalus and Icarus; Atlanta and Hippomenes; Philemon and Baucis; Echo and Narcissus; and Pomona and Vertumnus-explaining the legends themselves and tracing their dissemination through centuries and civilizations and across various art forms.

Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers

A Study in Inhumanism

In addition to discussing Robinson Jeffers’ life and philosophy, Monjian analyzes the form and style of his poetry and philosophy of inhumanism.

A Book that Shook the World

A Book that Shook the World

Essays on Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species

Five essays from noted theologians, philosophers and biologists discuss the impact of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on their respective fields.

Samuel Pepys in the Diary

Samuel Pepys in the Diary

In this work, the reader experiences the life of Samuel Pepys and his freinds, great and small, in seventeenth-century London. We see great men of war, business and letters, enhanced by Percival Hunt’s comprehensive bibliography.

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