In this book, the professor shows how the Ramapo mountain people lived.
Author: David Steven Cohen
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
Northwest of Manhattan where the New York-New Jersey boundary crosses the tree-covered ridges and hollows ridges and hollows of the Ramapo Mountains there is a group of about 1,500 racially mixed people who have long been referred to by journalists and historians as the "Jackson Whites." In a study combining tee disciplines of anthropology, sociology, folklore, and history, David Cohen found that the old stories about these people were legends, not history. He found no reliable evidence that their ancestors were Tuscarora Indians, Hessian deserters from the British army, escaped slaves, and British and West Indian prostitutes imported by a sea captain named Jackson for the pleasure of British soldiers occupying Manhattan during the War for Independence. David Cohen lived among the Ramapo Mountain People for a year, conducting genealogical research into church records, deeds, wills, and inventories in county courthouses and libraries. He established that their ancestors included free black landowners in New York City and mulattoes with some Dutch ancestry who were among the first pioneers to settle in the Hackensack River Valley of New Jersey. In describing his findings and his experiences, Professor Cohen shows how their racially mixed ancestry, their special family and kinship system, and their intergroup attitudes and folkways distinguish and socially isolate these people as a separate racial group today, despite modern communications and transportation and their proximity to New York City.
Author: Howard Eugene JohnsonPublish On: 2014-04-01
among the Ramapo Mountain People, dating back to pre–Revolutionary War days. My mother's father was Frank McGinnis, a rough-hewn, heavydrinking Irishman, ...
Author: Howard Eugene Johnson
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Cotton Club dancer and Communist Party leader shares the story of his life in arts and activism from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights Era. Through his extraordinary life, Howard “Stretch” Johnson epitomized the generation of African Americans who broke through boundaries to make the United States more democratic. In this lively and engaging memoir, Johnson traces his path to becoming a dancer in Harlem’s historic Cotton Club, a communist youth leader and, later, a professor of Black studies. A Dancer in the Revolution is a powerful story of Black resilience and triumph, as well as a window into Harlem’s neighborhood life, culture, and politics from the 1930s to the 1970s. Johnson thrived as a leader in the Harlem Communist Party, using his connections as a dancer to forge alliances between the party and the Black community. But Johnson also exposes another—often ignored—aspect of Harlem life: the homoerotic tourism that flourished there in the 1930s. Johnson’s journey bears witness to critical times and events that shaped the Black condition and American society in the process. It also illustrates how political activism can be a powerful force, not only for social change, but also personal fulfillment.
the classical gesture of supportive interaction among displaced persons. ... Phyllis, like Elsie, is one of the Ramapo Mountain people (P 12), sharing what ...
Author: Donald Wellman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Expressivity in Modern Poetry examines the radical address to reality in twentieth-century modernism. This legacy is foundational for contemporary poetry. New constructions of subjectivity and a turn toward language now characterize both poetic composition and critical theory.
Elizabeth Eisler , who was born in Ramapo in 1740 , claimed that when she was seven - years - old , a group of Indians gathered near her father's house ...
Author: Linda Zimmermann
The author of "Rockland County, Century of History: 1900-2000" now takes a fascinating look at 300 years of Rockland County, New York history with an emphasis on American Indians, Dutch settlers, the Revolutionary War and the dramatic changes in the nineteenth century that shaped the present county. Written in a lively style, and illustrated with many original photographs.
THE MYSTERIOUS RAMAPO MOUNTAIN PEOPLE The Ramapo Mountains seemed to be home to the unusual and growing up in the shadows of this mystical mountain not only ...
Author: Sahvanna Arienta
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are You a Lightworker? A Lightworker is someone who has a rare gift: the ability to lend their healing energy to a planet that is now heavy with fear and negativity. But Lightworkers aren’t necessarily well-known spiritual gurus—they are also musicians and artists, shopkeepers, accountants, stay-at-home moms, and people you pass on the street. They share their gifts in many ways; by speaking out for those who have no voice, creating glorious works of art that uplift our planet, or perhaps writing music that elevates our spirits. But many Lightworkers have forgotten their divine purpose. They live among us, unaware of who they really are. And we can’t always recognize them or fully understand their special qualities. But one thing is certain: the Earth is more in need of them than ever before. Here, Sahvanna Arienta—long-time psychic medium and intuitive advisor with clientele from around the globe—shows how to: Discover the true origin of your soul Realize your unique gifts Learn how anxiety, depression, or addiction may actually be signs of a Lightworker's highly sensitive nature Transform you sensitivities into extrasensory perceptions And use these qualities as healing powers Sahvanna Arienta’s Lightworker will change the way you view yourself and your life’s challenges and to discover your true place in the world.
Some people advocated goals that would look less at material measurements such as the gross national product and more at measurements of the quality of life ...
Author: Justin Sweet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Technology & Engineering
The primary focus of this text is to provide a bridge for students between the academic world and the real world. This bridge is built through an understanding of what is law, how law is created, how law affects almost every activity of human conduct, and how legal institutions operate. Intended mainly for architectural and engineering students, but increasingly for those in business schools and law schools, this text features a clear, concise, and jargon-free presentation. It probes beneath the surface of legal rules and uncovers why these rules developed as they did, outlines arguments for and against these rules, and examines how they work in practice. Updated with the most recent developments in the legal aspects of architectural, engineering, and the construction processes, this text is also a valuable reference for practitioners that has been cited in over twenty-five court decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Sterling advertised that it needed 68 people just to run the furnace . ... After the Revolution , several other ironworks developed in the Ramapo district ...
Author: Don Rittner
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The New World, and especially New York, meant unparalleled opportunity for people in the 1600s with visions of expansion, colonization, and profit. Buying land from the Mohican tribe, the Dutch took control of much of the modern Empire State in the early part of this country's development. Under the patroonship of Kilian van Rensselaer, many pioneer farmers settled in the fertile land along the Hudson River. With each passing year, the number of Upstate settlers increased, and two villages emerged: Lansingburgh and Vanderheyden, soon to become Troy. Troy: A Collar City History chronicles the transformation of the city from an untamed wilderness inhabited by the early Mohican tribe into a vibrant, modern industrial metropolis. Troy's story is truly a complex drama, supported by a host of entrepreneurs, inventors, immigrant workers, labor leaders, scientists, athletes, and artists, against a changing backdrop of war, depression, industrial revolution, and prosperity. The city's most significant characters come alive within these pages, such as "Uncle Sam" Wilson, an early-nineteenth-century meat packager who served as the model for this nation's patriotic icon; Amos Eaton, the "father of geology" and founder of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Emma Willard, a pioneer in the field of female education; and Kate Mullaney, a leader in local female unionization. This unique volume explores the old cobblestone streets, the historic downtown district, and the many factories producing iron, stoves, paper boats, bells, and of course, detachable shirt collars.
The Lenape Indians told the early settlers of Boone Town (Boonton) that the ... are very much a part of the cultural heritage of the Ramapo Mountain People, ...
Author: Russell Roberts
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Did you know——that a New Jerseyan was the first president of the United States?—that New Jersey was the site of the first organized college football game?—that New Jersey was the location of one of the most devastating espionage attacks of World War I?—that the heroics of a New Jersey woman saved thousands of people from dying of yellow fever?—that one of the first American folk heroes lived in New Jersey—and jumped off waterfalls? These and other fascinating stories can be found in the newly updated Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, a treasury of New Jersey stories that celebrate the unique heritage and importance of the Garden State. Russell Roberts has scoured New Jersey, from High Point to Cape May, to bring readers a delightful potpourri of facts, essays, lists, photos, stories, and legends about New Jersey. Readers will learn how New Jersey used to be the center of the motion picture universe, the origin of the Jersey Devil and other popular tall tales, where Norman Mailer and Abbot & Costello were born, where Aaron Burr and Leo, the M-G-M lion, lie buried, and much more. Learn about the geology of New Jersey, find out about the state’s ever-changing weather, and how New Jersey was chosen for the famous (or infamous) War of the Worlds radio broadcast that panicked the nation. All this and more is in Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, the ultimate New Jersey book. This revised edition contains new sections on Lawnside, the Morris Canal, Albert Einstein in Princeton, The Bordentown Manual Training School, Rockefeller/Ocean County Park, the bicycle railroad, Morro Castle, Alice Paul, and more.
134] The quote from the Venerable Bede is found in Ecclesiastical History of the English People, edited by D. H. Farmer and Ronald Latham, translated by Leo ...
Author: Danusha Goska
Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing
A spiritual memoir and travelogue, God through Binoculars: A Hitchhiker at a Monastery is about where you go when you have nowhere left to go. After a difficult childhood and a series of tragedies and misfortunes, author Danusha Goska finds herself without hope for the future. Supported by her passion for travel and discovery, as well as her commitment to Catholicism, Goska decides on a retreat at a remote Cistercian monastery. What results is a story about family, friends, nature, and God; the Ivory Tower and the Catholic Church. God through Binoculars is utterly naked and, at times, politically incorrect. Some readers will be shocked. Others will be thrilled and refreshed by its candor, immediacy, and intimacy. Her previous, highly-rated book, Save Send Delete, was enormously well-received, and readers will find that Goska's ability to tell a masterful story with a powerful message continues in God through Binoculars.