Isle of Canes is the epic account of an African-American family in Louisiana that, over four generations and more than 150 years, rose from the chains of slavery to rule the Isle of Canes. Historically accurate and genealogically significant, this first novel by eminent genealogist Elizabeth Shown Mills is a gripping tale of racial bias, human conflict, and economic ruin told against the backdrop of colonial Louisiana. This novel is the result of more than thirty years of research. To fuel the story, as well as to maintain historical accuracy, the author found and referenced actual family history documents such as baptism records, manumission papers, probate records, land records, book extracts, and more to reconstruct the lives and times of Francois, Fanny, Coincoin, Augustin, and countless other unforgettable characters. But it takes more than documents on paper and microfilm to bring such an epic story to life. Mills' engaging prose puts flesh on the bones and pulls you into the lives and lifestyle of long-ago Louisiana. ""
The island communities of Deer Isle and Stonington lie in Penobscot Bay, a region known and loved by sailors the world over. Deer Isle and Stonington portrays life on the island from the age of ferries and steamships, to the building of the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge, through World War II. These vintage photographs allow the reader to watch as the island's main streets grow and change. Represented are landmarks such as the Mark and Pumpkin Island lighthouses, the Stonington Opera House, and the oldest buildings on the island. The vital industries of seafaring, sail making, commercial fishing, granite quarrying, and yachting are pictured here alongside images of everyday life-celebrations and ceremonies, shopping and picnics, education and worship, work and play.
Of the many brass bands that have flourished in Britain and Ireland over the last 200 years very few have documented records covering their history. This directory is an attempt to collect together information about such bands and make it available to all. Over 19,600 bands are recorded here, with some 10,600 additional cross references for alternative or previous names. This volume supersedes the earlier “British Brass Bands – a Historical Directory” (2016) and includes some 1,400 bands from the island of Ireland. A separate work is in preparation covering brass bands beyond the British Isles. A separate appendix lists the brass bands in each county
Author: David Fairer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
Currently the definitive text in the field and now available inan expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetrypresents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 inauthoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation. Balanced to reflect current interests and“favorites” (including prominent poets like Finch,Swift, Pope, Montagu, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Cowper) as wellas less familiar material, offering a variety of voices andnew directions for research and learning Includes 46 new poems with more texts by women poets and theinclusion of four additional poets (Mary Barber, MehetabelWright, Anna Seward, and Mary Robinson); poems reflecting newecological approaches to 18th-century literature; and poems on theart of writing Accessible and user-friendly, with generous head notes, fullfoot-of-page annotations, an expanded thematic index, and avisually appealing text design