The government began to perceive the fundamental viciousness of a system that
ruined national industry and converted fertile fields into steppes, even if it
provided a source of temporary gains to the Treasury. However, the most
Author: Charles Issawi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is the first comprehensive history and economic analysis of the Fertile Crescent during the 19th century, a region currently encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and a small part of Turkey. Presenting 155 carefully selected documents--the majority drawn from British and French archives and here published for the first time, the balance translated from Arabic, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Italian, and Turkish sources--Issawi provides an in-depth treatment of the economic life of the region, with chapters on social life and organization, trade, transport, agriculture, industry, and public and private finance. Including extensive cross-references that pinpoint the connections between the subjects discussed, the book is an invaluable resource on a historically rich and dynamic region.
It is said by wistful men who work the flat and fertile fields of Lincolnshire that the
snowflakes that hurtle horizontally across the ploughed winter furrows began
their storm-swept and relentless journey on the Russian steppes. The seemingly
Author: Roger Cole
Publisher: Fighting High Publishing
When Second World War Spitfire pilot John Gillespie Magee penned his poem ‘High Flight’, little did he know that his words would inspire legions of aspiring aviators who had a similar wish to fly their ‘eager craft through footless halls of air’. Founded on years of detailed research, Roger Cole’s book High Flight tells John Magee’s extraordinary story, describing hitherto-unknown details of his short life, and providing insight into the inspiration for the poems that have found a unique place in history. Born of an English mother and American father in Nanking in China, Magee grew up and was educated in different parts of the world, proving to be a highly accomplished student. Through his experiences, he developed principles that made him determined to defend the rights of those he loved and respected. Exhilarated by flight and finding unique language in poetry, John was able to use words to express the emotions and sentiments of all who fly in a manner that is acknowledged and applauded throughout the world. The outbreak of war in Europe violated his beliefs, and, determined to fight for freedom, John left America and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, qualifying as a pilot and traveling to England to fight Nazism. Tragically, John would lose his life, aged 19 years, in an accident, so never know how his words would serve posterity. Roger Cole’s High Flight traces the path of John Magee’s achievement, revealing an incredible story of human endeavor, vision, determination and self-sacrifice.
The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole Martha Reinhard Smallwood Field Joan B.
McLaughlin, Jack McLaughlin ... With stretches all carpeted in the sober shades
of cow peas and yams, these fair and fertile fields of St. Mary roll away Westward
Author: Martha Reinhard Smallwood Field
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
When nature exudes in a swamp in Louisiana it is rich, tropical, juicy, dark, verminy, repellant and lovely all in one, wrote Catharine Cole in 1889. It is like a coffin crowned with flowers; a death trap baited with roses. Writing under the pseudonym Catharine Cole, Martha R. Field (1855-1898) became the first full-time newswoman for the New Orleans Daily Picayune in 1881. For more than a decade she was the woman's page editor and wrote a Sunday column, Catharine Cole's Letter, that established her as one of the most popular writers in the South. Cole wrote fiction, essays, editorials on women's issues, and travel pieces. But her accounts of journeys through Louisiana's rural parishes by rail, steamboat, carriage, buggy, and on foot brought her writing to the state's working men and women as well as its plantation aristocracy. Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole gathers these travel writings for the first time. Touring most of Louisiana's parishes, taking in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Morgan City, and Grand Isle, Cole revealed in her journalism much about an exotic, unspoiled Louisiana and the Gilded Age South as a whole. A punishing 1,800-mile buggy trip through forests, swamps, bayous, and along the Gulf Coast made her a celebrity writer who, according to her contemporaries, knew more about Louisiana than any other person alive. Joan B. McLaughlin is a retired associate professor of English at Clemson University. Her work has appeared in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Concerning Poetry, Arizona Quarterly, South Carolina Review, and other periodicals. Jack McLaughlin is a retired professor of English and humanities at Clemson University. He is the author of Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder and To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson: Letters to a President. Learn more about Catharine Cole at http: //www.catharinecole.com/
Then the desert will be like a fertile field and the fertile field like a forest. 16
Justice will be found even in the desert, and fairness will be found in the fertile
fields. 17 That fairness will bring peace, and it will bring calm and safety forever.
Author: Lola Stradford Richey
What is the Holy Spirit? Many di?ering names and interpretations surround this frequently misunderstood subject. Even Christians who go to church every Sunday cannot seem to agree on what the Holy Spirit means to them. Through concise study of biblical passages that clearly teach about the Holy Spirits identity and purpose, Understanding the Holy Spirit throws light on misplaced notions of the Holy Spirit, exposing its true meaning as the power of God. Youll walk away knowing what importance the Holy Spirit holds in your everyday life; why the Holy Spirit doesnt pertain to just one Christian denomination; and how a clear understanding of the Holy Spirit can improve your spiritual health. Discover how the Holy Spirit relates to God the Father and the Son and how the Holy Spirit reveals Gods presence. Whether you are a new Christian, a lifelong believer, or someone who simply wants to learn more about the qualities of the Holy Spirit, Understanding the Holy Spirit serves as a guide for biblical knowledge and spiritual wellness.
Reid commented, “Negro soldiers were now doing duty on the landing whence
cotton had been shipped,” and “runaway niggers” were tilling Davis's fertile fields,
only now “on their own account” and not as slaves for the profit of another.39 ...
Author: Christopher M. Span
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In the years immediately following the Civil War--the formative years for an emerging society of freed African Americans in Mississippi--there was much debate over the general purpose of black schools and who would control them. From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse is the first comprehensive examination of Mississippi's politics and policies of postwar racial education. The primary debate centered on whether schools for African Americans (mostly freedpeople) should seek to develop blacks as citizens, train them to be free but subordinate laborers, or produce some other outcome. African Americans envisioned schools established by and for themselves as a primary means of achieving independence, equality, political empowerment, and some degree of social and economic mobility--in essence, full citizenship. Most northerners assisting freedpeople regarded such expectations as unrealistic and expected African Americans to labor under contract for those who had previously enslaved them and their families. Meanwhile, many white Mississippians objected to any educational opportunities for the former slaves. Christopher Span finds that newly freed slaves made heroic efforts to participate in their own education, but too often the schooling was used to control and redirect the aspirations of the newly freed.
... were uprooted from the homes and farms which had belonged to their families
for many years . By the tens of thousands these victims of depression , drought ,
and dust headed west to seek a better life in the fertile fields of California .
Author: Lee Cusick
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
REA's MAXnotes for John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
“The land's still fertile.” Cullinane argued. “But if you conceive of Israel as being
merely passive, the arable fields over which people walked on their way to other
arable fields, your thought remains passive. You miss the dynamism of our
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Source “Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”—The New York Times “A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”—San Francisco Call Bulletin
Yes, weep and grieve until the Spirit is poured 32.15-20 down on us from above
And the badlands desert grows crops and the fertile fields become forests.
Justice will move into the badlands desert. Right will build a home in the fertile
Publisher: Tyndale House
Aha moments await you. Open up the REMIX and find them for yourself. The Message//REMIX presents the Bible in stirring clarity, bringing its deep truths into focus for first-time and long-time readers alike. Unlike any other Bible, the //REMIX’s unique design reveals that what’s inside is something special. Surprising readers with its vivid language, The Message compels readers to pause, reflect, and recognize their own lives from a new perspective—God’s perspective. Don’t let your Scripture reading settle into a sleepy routine. Experience the power of God’s voice in the language of today. Come and delight in the passion and personality that fill God’s Word.
delight the wizard agreed, but as payment for the right to use the rich fields and to
irrigate using the five springs, one-quarter of the ... All of this was made possible
by the consistently bountiful harvests from the fertile fields around Wizardmont.
Author: Michael W. Lowe
When Emory of Amur decides to apply for an apprenticeship with Abath the Wizard, he has no idea of the ordeal to come. He assumes that mastering the spirits and powers that move out of sight of his untrained eye will be a challenge, but he never expects to be caught in a desperate quest to preserve the freedom of his homeland. When the sorcerer Tolrak launches a war of conquest, Abath is forced to cut short the apprenticeships of Emory, his friend Tostan, and the enigmatic Asurane. Surprising events and unexpected twists of fate then leave Emory and Tostan standing alone against the sorcerer. Emory and Tostan must summon every skill and tool at their command-magic, intellect, skills with the sword, and the speed of their horses-to overcome the might of the sorcerer and his army. Wizardmont will sweep you along as Emory embarks on a journey filled with magic, adventure, and battles of the sword, heart, and mind.
Our budget decreed pasta, pizza, and gelato, no low-carb diet. The day we were
to arrive at the castle, we took two trains to Perugia, a city in the center of the
Italian peninsula. We looked out at the tall stone houses, the fertile fields of the
Author: Pat Mora
Publisher: Corwin Press
Cultivate your own creativity and the creative potential of all your students! Inventive teaching is an art form that enriches lives and transforms teachers and students. This beautifully written guide offers seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness. For each practice, author Pat Mora proposes a symbol and presents parallel exercises for teachers and students. Evocatively written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book: Helps educators access their creative selves and, in the process, become better teachers Nurtures students in expressing themselves through writing and other creative pursuits Includes activities at the end of each chapter