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Negotiating For The Environment: Lbj’S Contributions To The Environmental Movement, Nancy M. Germano Apr 2017

Negotiating For The Environment: Lbj’S Contributions To The Environmental Movement, Nancy M. Germano

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No abstract provided.


Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom Jul 2015

Searching For Their Real Home: Dependent Black Children In Indianapolis, 1910-1940, John D. Ramsbottom

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Concerns about the future for young people, reflected in contemporary headlines, were equally prominent in Indianapolis a hundred years ago. Then, as now, children whose parents neglected or abandoned them posed a special problem. In the midst of rapid social change that seemed to threaten traditional family stability, a small corps of professionals and volunteers worked to provide a nurturing environment.


History: The Birth Of "America" In 1882, Robert H.I. Dale Jan 2008

History: The Birth Of "America" In 1882, Robert H.I. Dale

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This article concerns a New York Times story about the birth of the female Asian elephant calf, named America, at the winter headquarters of the "Greatest Show on Earth" in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 2, 1882. Phineas T. Barnum, one of the owners of the show, and one prone to self-aggrandizing bluster, claimed that America was the second elephant ever born in captivity. America was born only to months before the arrival in New York of the most famous circus elephant of all time, Jumbo, on Easter Sunday, 1882, and only two years before the origin of a small wagon ...


Federal Justice And Moral Reform In The United States District Court In Indiana, 1816-1869, George W. Geib, Donald B. Kite Jan 2004

Federal Justice And Moral Reform In The United States District Court In Indiana, 1816-1869, George W. Geib, Donald B. Kite

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In November 1840, William Martin, an Indiana mail stage driver found himself standing in United States District Court, convicted of stealing a letter containing bank notes from the mail.^1 District Judge Jesse Lynch Holman reviewed the evidence that convinced the jury, and then lectured the defendant upon his future prospects:

The prospect before you is truly dark and dreary; yet there is a distant ray of hope that may enlighten your path You may do much by a patient submission to the law—by a reformation of life and an upright line of conduct ... to some extent, to regain ...


Development And Preservation, George W. Geib Jan 1999

Development And Preservation, George W. Geib

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Details the history of two Marion County Courthouses.


The Diary Of Calvin Fletcher And The Historians, George W. Geib Jan 1998

The Diary Of Calvin Fletcher And The Historians, George W. Geib

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While we all make New Year's resolutions, few of us ever keep them with the tenacity that Calvin Fletcher kept the one he apparently made on this day. The diary that he had begun in fragmentary fashion in 1817 and continued intermittently to 1829, he maintained religiously thereafter. In so doing, he provided us with an extraordinary record of his life and times. Published in nine volumes by the Indiana Historical Society from 1972 to 1983, The Diary of Calvin Fletcher represents perhaps the single most important printed source for understanding Indiana's history. In commemoration of Fletcher's ...


Benjamin Harrison, George W. Geib Jan 1996

Benjamin Harrison, George W. Geib

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An account of Benjamin Harrison's rise to the presidency beginning with his successful career during the Civil War.


Religious Society And The Family In Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1630 To 1740, Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom May 1987

Religious Society And The Family In Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1630 To 1740, Mary Macmanus Ramsbottom

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By the early seventeenth century, English dissenters had developed a vital tradition of voluntary religious exercise operating within the shadow of the established church. Those who immigrated faced a new world of possibilities for public expression of religious commitment. How three generations of New Englanders altered and adapted these habits of religious sociability is the subject of this study.

The dissertation examines religious culture in Charlestown, Massachusetts through the history of three institutions: the family, the private devotional society, and the local church. The focus throughout is on lay religiosity and the interrelation of "private" and "public" religious activities. Church ...


The Power Of The Purse, George W. Geib Jan 1975

The Power Of The Purse, George W. Geib

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The Army finance office was born two centuries ago in the midst of the American Revolution. From the golden orle insignia that legend reports was first authorized by George Washington, to the outline of its modern functions and limitations that emerged during the war, the service took form in the critical years of the struggle for independence.


The Essex Bridge: Transportation And Politics In The Early Republic, George W. Geib Jan 1972

The Essex Bridge: Transportation And Politics In The Early Republic, George W. Geib

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THE years that followed the War for Independence are commonly viewed as a period of rapid economic expansion. Deriving from such elements as a growing population, new foreign markets, increased capital resources, and a confident public spirit, this expansion is known to include a variety of new business ventures, notably in manufacturing and in transportation. Such new ventures are normally pictured in their business context, showing few political overtones apart from sporadic opposition by rural legislators.1 This latter emphasis may be mistaken, however, because many of these early innovative business ventures faced challenges in the form of local political ...


The Restoration Of The Port Of Philadelphia, 1783-1789, George W. Geib Jan 1972

The Restoration Of The Port Of Philadelphia, 1783-1789, George W. Geib

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George W. Geib's contribution to American Neptune, Vol. 32, No. 4.