Promised Land State Park

Promised Land State Park

YE OLD RANGERS INN , PROMISEDLAND LAKE , GREENTOWN , PA . STAR delne When the park was created , there were two large privately owned tracts within it . These parcels , separate from each other , make up the majority of the village of ...

Author: Peter Osborne

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738538655

Category: History

Page: 128

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Located in the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania is a beautiful state park with the compelling name of Promised Land. It is visited by thousands annually, and many of those visitors have been coming to the park for generations. Promised Land State Park features more than 200 images that have been preserved by the state park, state agencies, historical organizations, and individuals. Through these unique images, many published here for the first time, the fascinating history of one of Pennsylvania's most popular parks is documented.
Categories: History

Peasants in the Promised Land

Peasants in the Promised Land

First he dealt with the railways and the huge tracts of land that had been set aside for them . The railway companies had delayed selecting their land not ... Third , immigration work would be carried on 20 Peasants in the Promised Land.

Author: Jaroslav Petryshyn

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 0888629257

Category: History

Page: 265

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For many years after Confederation, Canadian governments wrestled with a sorry fact: until the West was settled, Canada was an illogical country. The great nation-building policies of John A. Macdonald's National Policy and the transcontinetal railway could not succeed without a living farm population on the prairies. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Austrian crown lands of Bukovyna and Galicia - part of present-day Ukraine - were overpopulated with "redundant" peasants. Their precarious existence triggered the forces of emigration. More than 170 000 of them sailed for Canada. Life in the promised land was hard. To begin with, Canadians seemed to think that the only good immigrants were British. Some went so far as to suggest that the Ukrainian newcomers were less than human. Editorialists wondered how "beings bearing the human form could have sunk to such a bestial level." But on the harsh and remote prairies, the Ukrainians triumphed over the toil and isolation of homesteading. Those who turned to wage work withstood the wretched conditions reserved for the labour of the emerging Canadian industrial system. As the question of education rights split the West on religious lines in the early years of the century, the Ukrainians were caught in the crossfire between French Catholics and English Protestants. Despite all this, the peasants put down roots and prospered. Peasants in the Promised Land is the first book to focus on the formative period of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Drawing on exhaustive research, including rich Ukrainian-language archival sources, Jaroslav Petryshyn brings history to life with extracts from memoirs, letters and newspapers of the period. His text is illustrated with maps and historical photographs.
Categories: History

Promised Land

Promised Land

At least in her persona, in The Promised Land, as “Mary Antin,” she seems delighted by whatever befalls her. Most crucially, she falls in love with the English language. “It seeins to me that in any other language happiness is not so ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385528412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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In this lively exploration of America’s intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche. Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters—including Walden, Huckleberry Finn, The Souls of Black Folk, and On the Road—Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. An immensely readable and vibrant work of cultural history, Promised Land exposes the rich literary foundation of our culture, and is sure to appeal to all book lovers and students of the American character alike.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Promised Land

Promised Land

... love them and rock them and tell them the old stories of his youth in the Russian homeland and how they came to the “Promise Land. ... Milly promised Carl and she very deliberately did, despite his and Mother Hallvarson's concern.

Author: G. D. Benneke

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460266021

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Two of the Promised Land story, Home and Family, follows the Buechlers as their homesteaded land, "bellies out with life." There is now law and order, co-operation, community, and caring, all of which seems to have appeared with the Buechlers. The family grows and prospers as the land gives them all that they've ever wanted and needed; prosperous farms and businesses, happy homes, intelligent, hard-working children, and herds of healthy livestock. Yet natural disasters, human greed, hate, and power politics continually threaten to destroy all that they've worked so hard to achieve. Is this truly a Promised Land and will it be better for their children? In vivid, evocative prose supported by painstaking research, Promised Land - Home and Family brings history to vibrant, heart-pounding life. It will immerse readers in the courage and ingenuity of the turn-of-the-century pioneers who took on the challenge to carve out hearth and home from the forbidding landscapes of the western Canadian prairies....
Categories: Fiction

Promised Land

Promised Land

THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS An imprint of St. Martin's Press PROMISEDLAND. Copyright © 2018 by Martin Fletcher. All rights reserved. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010. www.thomasdunnebooks.com ...

Author: Martin Fletcher

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 9781250118844

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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"Martin Fletcher, who headed up NBC TV’s Tel Aviv News Bureau, knows his territory and it shows on every page. Promised Land is a great sweeping epic, reminiscent of Leon Uris’ Exodus; a moving story of triumph and tragedy, new love and historic hate, expertly told by a cast of unforgettable characters. Fletcher’s writing is superb and rises to the level of importance that this story demands and deserves. Historical novels don’t get much better than Promised Land." —Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cuban Affair Promised Land is the sweeping saga of two brothers and the woman they love, a devastating love triangle set against the tumultuous founding of Israel. The story begins when fourteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother Arie and their entire family are sent east to the death camps. Only Arie survives. The brothers reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel while Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother builds Israel, the other protects it. But they also fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. And over the next two decades, as their new homeland faces extraordinary obstacles that could destroy it, the brothers’ intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their new lives apart. Promised Land is at once the gripping tale of a struggling family and an epic about a struggling nation.
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Promised Land

Promised Land

Houston chose frontier lands for the contracts, placing settlers in a position to impede Mexicans and natives, ... Wisps of financial promise, Sam Houston embraces them and offers them a partnership in the fragile INTRODUCTION ° XIII.

Author: Jefferson Morgenthaler

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603443586

Category: Electronic book

Page: 225

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In 1842, Sam Houston, president of the new Texas Republic, wanted four things: peace with Mexico, peace with the native population, financing from Europe, and productive settlers for his vast, new country. He issued colonization contracts in an effort to meet all these objectives, but only two of President Houston?s contracts actually resulted in permanent settlement. Promised Land provides a close examination of the circumstances surrounding the colonization contract issued to Henri Castro of France and the contract assumed by Germany?s Adelsverein.--Amazon.com.
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The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Readers will also recognize that the language of a Promised Land, even one in which the promise remains largely unrealized, is both metaphor and reality. This understanding reaches far back in the history of slavery and freedom.

Author: Boulou Ebanda de B’béri

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442615335

Category: History

Page: 234

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Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.
Categories: History

Promised Land

Promised Land

He kept all your letters by his bedside, in the drawer. Promise there'll be no more fighting between the twoof you.' 'Of course! I'd better go tosee him. Will you come to the hospital with me, Ella? I don't wantto face himon myown.

Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446437308

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Inheritance changes everything, as Ella Kennedy soon discovers when her father dies and the hundred-acre farm she has grown up on and run for years in the Wexford countryside is no longer hers. Hurt and angry following a fight with her brother, Ella leaves her home and people she cares for and joins her wild cousin Kitty in Dublin. Exiled in the city, Ella is forced to make a new life for herself like the other country girls. She tries to forget the farm, pushing all thoughts of Sean Flanagan, the neighbour she had loved, from her mind. In time she hopes to return to the home she left and find true happiness with a man who wants her for herself, and not what she will bring him.
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Beyond the Promised Land

Beyond the Promised Land

otherworldliness of theNew Jerusalem, theearly church historianEusebius of Caesarea (c.264–340) likened Constantine both to Abraham, to whom thepromise wasgiven, and toMoses, wholed theIsraelites tothe promised land, ...

Author: David F. Noble

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 9781897071786

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Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.
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Bound For the Promised Land

Bound For the Promised Land

With the luster of the Promised Land worn off by brutal realities of the struggle for survival in the city , many migrants looked for a Black Moses , someone to lead them to a more tangible heaven . The renowned African American ...

Author: Milton C. Sernett

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822319934

Category: History

Page: 345

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DIVDiscusses the migration of African-Americans from the south to the north after WWI through the 1940s and the effect this had on African-American churches and religions./div
Categories: History