Author: Cheryl H. White, PhD, and W. Ryan Smith, MAPublish On: 2017-09-25
Malone and Malone, Louisiana Plantation Homes, 40; Sexton, Vestiges of Grandeur, 21. 20. Levatino, Past Masters, 7. 21. Ibid., 7, 12. Until the Seventeenth
Amendment in 1913, U.S. senators were elected by state legislatures. 22. Pascoe
Author: Cheryl H. White, PhD, and W. Ryan Smith, MA
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Louisiana plantations evoke images of grandeur and elegance. Beyond the facade of stately homes are stories of hope and subjugation, tragedy and suffering, shame and perseverance and war and conquest. After sixteen workers axed most of the Houmas House's ancient oak trees, referred to as "the Gentlemen," eight of the surviving trees eerily twisted overnight in grief over the losses wrought by a great Mississippi River flood. An illegal duel to reclaim lost honor left the grounds of Natchez's Cherokee Plantation bloodstained, but the victim's spirit may still wander there today. A mutilated slave girl named Chloe still haunts the halls of the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville. Cheryl H. White and W. Ryan Smith reveal the dark history, folklore and lasting human cost of Louisiana plantation life.
Time had worn away at the edges, but had not quite eroded the last vestiges of grandeur from Darien's weathered face. The man's wealth and power were
reinforced by the dark opulence of the room, the heavy wooden furniture, the
Author: Vickie Britton
Publisher: Untreed Reads
When world-famous author Darien Port invites budding writer Roan Gage for drinks at his elegant New England mansion, he has an ulterior motive. Suffering from writer’s block, what he really wants is for Roan to ghost his new manuscript. Though the offer is tempting, Roan is determined to spend the summer in a secluded cabin working on his own fledgling novel. But that's before he meets the enigmatic Leisha, a seductive beauty who shares Darien’s mansion. Roan soon finds that getting entangled with Darien Port and his mistress is the mistake of a lifetime, and that the stakes involved may be a familiar muse--his eternal soul. A short story.
... 1560–1860 (1983); Italo William Ricciuti, New Orleans and Its Environs: The
Domestic Architecture, 1727– 1870 (1938); Richard Sexton, Vestiges of Grandeur: The Plantations of Louisiana's River Road (1990); Samuel Wilson Jr.,
Author: Judith H. Bonner
Publisher: UNC Press Books
From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.
Decayed temples, colonnades, and amphitheatres show the former grandeur and
opulence of those cities, when they were the seats of Hindu-Arabian commerce.
They are believed, however, to belong to a later period than the Antonines.
... contradicted as to the reality or importance of his phantasy ; he must be
gradually lured around to the humiliating swamp of his own ignorance , whence
arose the misty grandeur of the illusion . In other words you must not argue but
She is very attractive – much more than I recall, but perhaps it's the house: its grandeur can have that affect on people and their perception of others – or is it
that she suits the building? Perhaps not, or not yet, for she enters my abode with
Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation . ... But neither its interest nor its grandeur would of themselves claim our notice , in this Journal , were not the
science of Physiology called in to play an important part in the elaboration of the
Author: John M. Lynch
Publisher: A&C Black
'Robert Chambers's Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was the most important pre-Darwinian work of evolutionary thought published in Victorian Britain. It caused huge controversy and was undoubtedly a major factor in preparing the way, both positively and negatively, for On the Origin of Species. To this point, essential documents surrounding the work - the reviews, the commentaries, the expositions, and more - have been incredibly difficult to obtain and truly available only to the most privileged scholar. Now with the publication of the Thoemmes Press collection on Vestiges, essential material will be readily available to all. The editor, John M. Lynch, and the Press are to be congratulated and thanked for making this possible.' - Michael Ruse Vestiges and the Debate Before Darwin centres on Robert Chambers's Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation and reprints all the key documents in the controversy that surrounded its publication. Vestiges was first published in 1844. Chambers, one of the most successful publishers in Britain, managed to keep his authorship a secret throughout the ten editions published in his lifetime. The work reached a huge popular audience and was widely read by the social and intellectual elite. Despite initially favourable reviews, its publication sent shockwaves through the world of British science. Chambers suggested that the whole of nature, including mankind, could be explained by the action of a single universal evolutionary law--a law that suggested that not only did change happen in the past, but that it would continue into the future. Such a statement enflamed both religious conservatives (Sedgwick referred to the 'inner deformity and foulness' of the work and its 'gross and filthy views of physiology') and scientists (T. H. Huxley said that the author was 'one of those who--indulge in science at second-hand and dispense totally with logic', and physicist Sir David Brewster warned that Vestiges 'stood a fair chance of poisoning the fountains of religion'). Understanding the upheaval that Vestiges caused in 'polite' British society is key to understanding Darwin's later argument and the reaction to his work by the same public. Reprinted here is the rare tenth edition of Vestiges (1853), written in response to this widespread criticism, plus Chambers's 'sequel', Explanations, written largely as a reply to Sedgwick's highly critical review of Vestiges. Periodical reviews and other important book-length refutations are also incorporated, including rare editions of works by Adam Sedgwick, William Whewell and Hugh Miller. With introductory essays by John M. Lynch of Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins, this important set will appeal to both historians of evolutionary thought and philosophers of science alike. -collection of rare primary sources on the evolution debate before Darwin -selects the best editions, added to which are extensive introductory essays -gathers numerous critical reviews tracing the debate over ten years -intriguing case study of Victorian scientific controversy
With a Notice of the Author's "Explanations:" A Sequel to the Vestiges S. Laing.
Whether this will be the ... Unlike earthly greatnesses, she loses no power—no grandeur—no fascination—no prestige, by familiarity. The greatest philosophers
Author: S. Laing
Publisher: Good Press
"An Expository Outline of the "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation"" by S. Laing. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
I do not see here the richness of Egypt, its perfumes and its children, neither the grandeur of its monuments nor the profundity of its thought.... What a profanation
– Cairo reduced to this ignoble market, this damp street corner, silvery and ...
Author: R. Aldrich
This book offers the first comprehensive study of 'sites of memory' in France connected to the history of French imperialism and colonialism, and the ways that the French have remembered or forgotten their colonial past. Through a study of monuments, memorials, museum collections and other 'sites of memory' in France connected with France's overseas empire this book analyzes the way in which French authorities marked the Paris and provincial landscapes with these reminders of France's colonial 'mission' during the period of imperial expansion, and the fate of these sites in the post-colonial period and what that evolution reveals about French memory and amnesia of the colonial epoch.
The evidence for it is sketched in the Vestiges : it is exhibited with greater
clearness , and in elegant and impressive ... Appealing to our imagination by
their grandeur , and to our reason by the severe principles on which they rest ,
the mind ...
... things are essentially progressive : there would be no end to perplexity and
misjudg . ment if we were to take each up at its maturity , and hold it as made
ridiculous by the consideration of what it was in its earlier stages — the grandeur
of the ...
... things are essentially progressive : there would be no end to perplexity and
misjudgment , if we were to take each up at its maturity , and hold it as made
ridiculous by the consideration of what it was in its earlier stages : - the grandeur
of the ...
... since they provide an awe-inspiring background. As Fred Botting intimates, "
sublimity offered intimations of a great, if not divine, power. [...] Gothic romances
and poetry, which drew on the wildness and grandeur of nature for their
... and hold it as made ridiculous by the consideration of what it was in its earlier
stages : —the grandeur of the oak , for instance , lost in the idea of its once
having been an acorn ; the nobleness of a Washington , or the intense
intellectual force ...
Under him , a great part of the edifice appears to have been erected , of which
few vestiges remain . The part particularly ascribed to his foundation , was that
which occupied the west side of the great quadrangle , anciently known as " the ...
Ce n'est pas sans un sentiment très - réel d'humilité que l'on considère ces vestiges de la grandeur romaine en Afrique Cependant il y a aussi quelque
chose qui doit élever l'âme et faire naitre des espérances , dans le spectacle de
ce qui a ...
The churches are not very remarkable for without inconvenience , all the
circumstances of the their architecture , but like many others in Venice , Amidst
the vestiges of departed grandeur they are curious for the interesting specimens
of were ...
WESTERING ANGLO-AMERICANS IN the nineteenth century took note of the
Southwest's windblown ruins and other vestiges of past grandeur; they liked to
speak of “vanished races” and “lost civilizations.” Many of them had read William
Author: William deBuys
Publisher: Oxford University Press
With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe. In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages, rising temperatures, wildfires, and a host of other environmental challenges, is poised to bear the heaviest consequences of global environmental change in the United States. Examining interrelated factors such as vanishing wildlife, forest die backs, and the over-allocation of the already stressed Colorado River--upon which nearly 30 million people depend--the author narrates the landscape's history--and future. He tells the inspiring stories of the climatologists and others who are helping untangle the complex, interlocking causes and effects of global warming. And while the fate of this region may seem at first blush to be of merely local interest, what happens in the Southwest, deBuys suggests, will provide a glimpse of what other mid-latitude arid lands worldwide--the Mediterranean Basin, southern Africa, and the Middle East--will experience in the coming years. Written with an elegance that recalls the prose of John McPhee and Wallace Stegner, A Great Aridness offers an unflinching look at the dramatic effects of climate change occurring right now in our own backyard.
... -notwithstanding the general destruction of the vestiges of Roman grandeur ,
by the Saxons who succeeded them . What traces still remain , amongst us , of
the architecture and sculpture of these Saxons themselves are , however , rude