The Ramapo Mountain People

The Ramapo Mountain People

In this book, the professor shows how the Ramapo mountain people lived.

Author: David Steven Cohen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081351195X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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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.
Categories: Social Science

HUD Challenge

HUD Challenge

The Ramapo , New York ; Boca Registration and the land development industry . ... Ultimately we must be that people are not generally harmed by crowding .

Author: United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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ISBN: MSU:31293017244322

Category: Housing

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Categories: Housing

Soil and Water Conservation News

Soil and Water Conservation News

As a result of the floods of 1984 , many people in the northeastern part of New ... In the community of Pompton Lakes , the Ramapo River scoured its 12 ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210006925943

Category: Soil conservation

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Categories: Soil conservation

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ramapo Mountain people UF Jackson Whites [ Former heading ] Mountain people ... ( State ) Indians of North America - Mixed descent Racially mixed people — New ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435067538074

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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Categories: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Operating Banking Offices

Operating Banking Offices

... Cherry Hill ) --branch SM The Bank of New Jersey ( Camden ) --5 branches NM Citizens State Bank -- head office and 2 branches N Peoples National Bank of ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112059742251

Category: Banks and banking

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Categories: Banks and banking

Married Men Exemption

Married Men Exemption

If our people are willing to place the responsibility on a fellow citizen to select ... The Ramapo board has jurisdiction in Ramapo Township , covering the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00186829554

Category: Draft

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Categories: Draft

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Kelly Scheuer police are allowed to kill black people and Evins , Tenn . Farbstein Kluczynski Shipley Prior to his service in the House , Mr. call it ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293011645235

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Employment Service News

Employment Service News

The people most apt to as often exist in cities where the older offices call ... residents use our office . of the Ramapo foothills to college graduates .

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ISBN: OSU:32435066942418

Category: Employment agencies

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Categories: Employment agencies

Employment Security Review

Employment Security Review

The people most apt to as often exist in cities where the older offices call ... residents use our office . of the Ramapo foothills to college graduates .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924064510971

Category: Employment agencies

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Categories: Employment agencies

Ramapo River Oakland Flood Protection

Ramapo River  Oakland Flood Protection

WASTEWATER TREATMENT The Ramapo River drains a land area of 160 square miles . Approximately 46,000 people live within this basin in New York State .

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ISBN: NWU:35556030993265

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Weird N J

Weird N J

The tales tell of a group , inbred to the point of mutation , descended from renegade Indians , The Ramapo Indians sometimes visited the settleescaped ...

Author: Mark Moran

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402766858

Category: Travel

Page: 271

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Explores haunted places, local legends, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions found in New Jersey.
Categories: Travel

A Dancer in the Revolution

A Dancer in the Revolution

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

ISBN: 9780823256556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Expressivity in Modern Poetry

Expressivity in Modern Poetry

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

ISBN: 9781683931195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rockland County Scrapbook

Rockland County Scrapbook

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 0971232652

Category: History

Page: 136

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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.
Categories: History

Lightworker

Lightworker

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

ISBN: 9781601636386

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Legal Aspects of Architecture Engineering the Construction Process

Legal Aspects of Architecture  Engineering   the Construction Process

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

ISBN: 9781111803582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 769

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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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Troy

Troy

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

ISBN: 0738523682

Category: History

Page: 160

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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.
Categories: History

National Priorities List Sites

National Priorities List Sites

Although the landfill is legally closed , the Town of Ramapo still disposes ... Approximately 50,000 people reside within 3 miles of the site , while only ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433060086711

Category: Hazardous waste sites

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Categories: Hazardous waste sites

Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey

Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey

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

ISBN: 9780813569468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

God through Binoculars

God through Binoculars

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

ISBN: 9781947067622

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Religion