Mrs. Stanton's Bible

Author: Kathi Kern

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501731513

Category: History

Page: 304

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Stanton came to believe that political enfranchisement was meaningless without the systematic dismantling of the church's stifling authority over women's lives.".

Excavations at the Devil's Quoits, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, 1972-3 and 1988

Author: Alistair Barclay,Margaret Gray,George Lambrick

Publisher: Oxford Archaeological Unit

ISBN: 9780947816841

Category: History

Page: 138

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This report describes three seasons of excavation conducted in advance of gravel extraction in 1972, 1973 and 1988 on the Devil's Quoits circle-henge monument near Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire. Evidence has been recovered for the total plan, including the extent of the ditches and the positions of the standing stones, while the probable area and character of the external bank are known from the excavations of W. F. Grimes in 1940. Sections were cut through the ditch to establish its stratigraphy in 1972 and 1973. In 1988 a further study was made of the interior, including stoneholes which had been inaccessible in the earlier excavations. Finds contemporary with the use of the monument include struck flint and animal bone but very little pottery. Iron Age, Roman and medieval material was recovered from later deposits. The sediments and soils in the henge ditch are analysed. The character and the interpretation of the monument, including its possible manner of construction are discussed, as is the available environmental evidence. The destruction of the stone circle, the erosion of the bank and the silting of the henge ditch are described. The monument is placed in its immediate setting by the inclusion of a gazetteer and review of local pre-Iron Age sites. The importance of this monument as a ceremonial complex within the Upper Thames Region as well as nationally, and proposals for its preservation and partial reconstruction as a cultural amenity are also discussed.


Lincoln's War Secretary

Author: Walter Stahr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739323

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

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New York Times bestselling author Walter Stahr tells the story of Edwin Stanton, who served as Secretary of War in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. “This exhaustively researched, well-paced book should take its place as the new, standard biography of the ill-tempered man who helped to save the Union. It is fair, judicious, authoritative, and comprehensive” (The Wall Street Journal). Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814–1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He directed military movements. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for “war crimes,” such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln’s assassination. He was a stubborn genius who was both reviled and revered in his time. Stanton was a Democrat before the war and a prominent trial lawyer. He opposed slavery, but only in private. He served briefly as President Buchanan’s Attorney General and then as Lincoln’s aggressive Secretary of War. On the night of April 14, 1865, Stanton rushed to Lincoln’s deathbed and took over the government since Secretary of State William Seward had been critically wounded the same evening. He informed the nation of the President’s death, summoned General Grant to protect the Capitol, and started collecting the evidence from those who had been with the Lincolns at the theater in order to prepare a murder trial. Now Walter Stahr’s “highly recommended” (Library Journal, starred review) essential book is the first major account of Stanton in fifty years, restoring this underexplored figure to his proper place in American history. “A lively, lucid, and opinionated history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

An Awful Hush, 1895 to 1906

Author: Ann D. Gordon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553458

Category: History

Page: 668

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The “hush” of the title comes suddenly, when first Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies on October 26, 1902, and three years later Susan B. Anthony dies on March 13, 1906. It is sudden because Stanton, despite near blindness and immobility, wrote so intently right to the end that editors had supplies of her articles on hand to publish several months after her death. It is sudden because Anthony, at the age of eighty-five, set off for one more transcontinental trip, telling a friend on the Pacific Coast, “it will be just as well if I come to the end on the cars, or anywhere, as to be at home.” Volume VI of this extraordinary series of selected papers is inescapably about endings, death, and silence. But death happens here to women still in the fight. An Awful Hush is about reformers trained “in the school of anti-slavery” trying to practice their craft in the age of Jim Crow and a new American Empire. It recounts new challenges to “an aristocracy of sex,” whether among the bishops of the Episcopal church, the voters of California, or the trustees of the University of Rochester. And it sends last messages about woman suffrage. As Stanton wrote to Theodore Roosevelt on the day before she died, “Surely there is no greater monopoly than that of all men, in denying to all women a voice in the laws they are compelled to obey.” With the publication of Volume VI, this series is now complete.

The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Against an aristocracy of sex, 1866 to 1873

Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Ann Dexter Gordon,Susan Brownell Anthony

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813523187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 728

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The second volume in the six-volume series documenting the accomplishments of the two most famous American suffragists. Featured in Ken Burns's new documentary Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Gravelly Guy, Stanton Harcourt

The Development of a Prehistoric and Romano-British Community

Author: George Lambrick,T. G. Allen

Publisher: Oxford Univ School of Archaeology

ISBN: 9780947816667

Category: Architecture

Page: 520

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Excavations conducted between 1981 and 1986 in advance of gravel extraction in Gravelly Guy field, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, revealed archaeological evidence spanning from the Neolithic through to the Saxon period. Neolithic and early Bronze Age activity is represented by pit scatters and a series of ring ditches with associated burials. The Iron Age and early Roman periods witnessed the continuous development of a linear settlement, consisting of a dense area of pits, gullies, circular structures, four-posters and boundary ditches in the mid to late Iron Age phase and a series of rectilinear enclosures and unusual 'ramped hollows' and wells in the late Iron Age/early Roman period. Excavation of a section at the junction of the floodplain and the gravel terrace has also provided information regarding the changing land use and contemporary environment in the vicinity of the site. Gravelly Guy remains one of the most thoroughly excavated sites of this period in the Thames Valley. As well as the vast amount of structural evidence, the considerable quantities of artefacts and environmental information recovered, together with a series of ten radiocarbon dates, have resulted in a detailed study of the site, its position in the landscape and relationship to the contemporary archaeology of the surrounding area.


Author: Michael J. Etzel,Bruce J. Walker,William J. Stanton

Publisher: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780072526509

Category: Marketing

Page: 650

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Etzel, Walker, Stanton's Marketing, 12th Edition will continue to be a low-cost alternative in a paperback format, now including free access to PowerWeb. It incorporates technology throughout; in-text and boxed examples, chapter opening cases, and part-ending cases. This book was the first to incorporate WWW addresses and in this edition the authors go well beyond that with an in-depth look at how companies are making technology an important part of their successful marketing strategies. The authors have also made it a priority to integrate other important and current themes such as global marketing, customer relationships, small business and entrepreneurship. In this edition, the global marketing chapter was moved to the first part of the book (chapter 3) to introduce its importance early. Global examples and coverage are then integrated throughout. This edition offers a completely new design, a revised supplements package, a new interactive web page and a special package with Annual Edition online.