Did Lincoln and the Republican Party Create the Civil War?

An Argument

Author: Robert P. Broadwater

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786433612

Category: History

Page: 247

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The author seeks to challenge the long-held perceptions of the politics of the American Civil War. He argues that the war was fought not to preserve the Union or free the slaves but rather to establish the political power of the Republican Party within the federal government. The author argues further that Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party manipulated events to bring about the Civil War in the first place and used the war as a pretext for the establishment of the modern central government.
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Sacred Water

The Spiritual Source of Life

Author: Nathaniel Altman

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587680130

Category: Religion

Page: 295

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Drawing from a variety of religious teachings, anthropological evidence, and myths and legends of the world's cultures and religions, the author shows the vital role water plays in all aspects of our spiritual lives, as an element of sustenance, cleansing, initiation, healing, gaining wisdom, and enchantment, inviting readers to reclaim their inner connection to the sacredness of water, and inspiring them to appreciate, honor, and protect the waters of the world.
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A Tale of Two Passes

An Inquiry Into Certain Alpine Literature

Author: William L. Putnam

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781891824661

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 219

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A Tale of Two Passes, An Inquiry into Certain Alpine Literature, Light Technology Publishing's newest title, is devoted to treasuring the history of Mont Cenis and the Great Saint Bernard passages. Both of these passes were prominently and frequently used by the Romans in establishing and maintaining their empire. It is surmised that Hannibal and his troops found elephant-friendly passages through the Mont Cenis corridor. Both passes were adorned with hospices/shelters near their crest and both now have been by passed by modern tunnels. Despite these similarities, their historic prominence derives from distinctly different events and factors.
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Principles of Deglutition

A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders

Author: Reza Shaker,Peter C. Belafsky,Gregory N. Postma,Caryn Easterling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461437938

Category: Medical

Page: 1017

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Principles of Deglutition is the first in class comprehensive multidisciplinary textbook to encompass the entire field of normal and disordered deglutition. It is designed as the definitive text for all those who desire to further their knowledge of the dynamic and expanding field of deglutology. The text is created to serve as a treasured reference for clinicians, educators and trainees from such diverse backgrounds as gastroenterology, speech language pathology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation medicine, radiology and others. Principles of Deglutition brings together the state-of-knowledge from 12 disciplines involved in dysphagia through contributions of over one hundred thought leaders and master clinicians for the benefit of patients and providers alike. It concisely organizes the wealth of knowledge that exists in each of the contributing disciplines into one comprehensive information platform. Principles of Deglutition provides a one-stop destination for members of all specialties to obtain state-of-the-art and critically reviewed information regarding deglutition physiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. It delivers a comprehensive and in depth review of deglutition related cerebral cortical, brainstem, peripheral nerves, and neuromuscular mechanisms, advanced diagnostic modalities and standard of care and cutting edge medical, rehabilitative and surgical treatments. It is an essential reference for all deglutologists.
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Pico della Mirandola

New Essays

Author: M. V. Dougherty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465724

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This volume provides a comprehensive presentation of the philosophical work of the fifteenth-century Renaissance thinker Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. In essays specially commissioned for this book, a distinguished group of scholars presents the central topics and texts of Pico's literary output. Best known as the author of the celebrated 'Oration on the Dignity of Man', Pico also wrote several other prominent works. They include an influential diatribe against astrology, an ambitious metaphysical treatise attempting to reconcile Platonic and Aristotelian metaphysical views, and writings on a range of subjects such as magic, Kabbalah, the Church, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of knowledge. The first volume of its kind in English, this collection of essays will be of value not only to advanced students and specialists of late medieval and Renaissance thought, but also to those interested in Italian humanism and Renaissance Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism.
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Courts and Lawyers of New York

A History, 1609-1925

Author: Alden Chester,Edwin Melvin Williams

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 158477424X

Category: History

Page: 1421

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Chester, Alden, in Collaboration with E. Melvin Williams. Courts and Lawyers of New York: A History, 1609-1925. New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925. 3 volumes. Reprint available September 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-424-X. Cloth. $295. * This massive history contains a great deal of information that is not available elsewhere. Contents: Part I-Dutch Period: The Bases of American Law, The Dutch Legal System, The Patrons and Their Courts, Burgher Government, Dutch Magistrates. Part II-English Period: The Conflicting Land Titles, The Duke of York's Laws, The Leisler Case. Part III-American Period: Constitutional History, The Courts of Last Resort, The Supreme Court, The Court of Chancery. Part IV: Judicial Distracts and Associations of the Bar, Law Libraries and Law Schools.
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The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 15 Of 30

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention (Classic Reprint)

Author: Werner Company

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781390904345

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Page: 884

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Excerpt from The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. 15 of 30: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention Loo (formerly called Lanrmoo), a round game of ands. Loo may be played b any number of per sons; from five to seven makes the hast game. Three card loo is the game usually played. A peek of required. The players being seated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 19 of 30: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, His

Author: Spencer Baynes

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396738746

Category: Social Science

Page: 932

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Excerpt from The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 19 of 30: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention It follows from these propositions that the expres sion of emotion is for the most part not under the con trol of the will, and that those striped muscles are the most expressive which are the least voluntary. The philoso y of physiognomy may be formulated upon this d nite theoretic basis. (l) The actions we look upon as expressive of emotions are such as at some time were serviceable in relieving or gratifying the desires or sensations accompan ng the emotion. 2) Such actions become habitual y associated with t e mental condition and continue even where their utility is lost. (3) Certain muscles which produce these actions become from habitual action strengthened, and, when the skin diminishes in fulness and elasticity with advancing age, the action of the muscle produws furrows or wrinkles in the skin at right an les to the course of the fibres of the muscle. (4) As t e mental dis 'tiou and proneness to action are inherited by chi dreu from parents, so the facility and proneness to expression are similarly developed under the law of heredity. (5) To some extent habitual muscular ac tion and the habitual flow of nerve-force in certain directions may alter the contour of such bones and car tilages as are thereby acted upon by the muscles of ex pression. Illustrations of these theoretic propositions are to be found in the works of Bell, Duchenue, and Darwin, to which the student may be referred for further information. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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