The Southern Heart of Missouri  a Feasibility Study for the Little Dixie National Heritage Area

The Southern Heart of Missouri a Feasibility Study for the Little Dixie National Heritage Area


  • Release: 2018
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  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: OCLC:1076944250
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The counties along the Missouri and Mississippi River Valleys have come to be known as Missouri's Little Dixie. These counties had a high slave population prior to the Civil War due to the settlers coming from the Upland Southern slave states of North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee; bring their slave with them. Today the African-American population in these counties has significantly decreased yet this community had a large impact on the area that can be seen in the resources left behind. This region has a unique history that is important to the National story. In this thesis a Feasibility Study for a National Heritage Area is conducted in order to determine if Missouri's Little Dixie meets the qualifications set out by the National Park Service for designation.

Managing Cover Crops Profitably  3rd Ed

Managing Cover Crops Profitably 3rd Ed


  • Release: 2008-07
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9781437903799
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Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control many pests and bring a host of other benefits to your farm. At the same time, they can reduce costs, increase profits and even create new sources of income. You┬┐ll reap dividends on your cover crop investments for years, since their benefits accumulate over the long term. This book will help you find which ones are right for you. Captures farmer and other research results from the past ten years. The authors verified the info. from the 2nd ed., added new results and updated farmer profiles and research data, and added 2 chap. Includes maps and charts, detailed narratives about individual cover crop species, and chap. about aspects of cover cropping.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture


  • Release: 2014-02-01
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 456 page
  • ISBN: 9781469616742
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Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.

The Gullah People and Their African Heritage

The Gullah People and Their African Heritage


  • Release: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 298 page
  • ISBN: 0820327832
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The Gullah people are one of our most distinctive cultural groups. Isolated off the South Carolina-Georgia coast for nearly three centuries, the native black population of the Sea Islands has developed a vibrant way of life that remains, in many ways, as African as it is American. This landmark volume tells a multifaceted story of this venerable society, emphasizing its roots in Africa, its unique imprint on America, and current threats to its survival. With a keen sense of the limits to establishing origins and tracing adaptations, William S. Pollitzer discusses such aspects of Gullah history and culture as language, religion, family and social relationships, music, folklore, trades and skills, and arts and crafts. Readers will learn of the indigo- and rice-growing skills that slaves taught to their masters, the echoes of an African past that are woven into baskets and stitched into quilts, the forms and phrasings that identify Gullah speech, and much more. Pollitzer also presents a wealth of data on blood composition, bone structure, disease, and other biological factors. This research not only underscores ongoing health challenges to the Gullah people but also helps to highlight their complex ties to various African peoples. Drawing on fields from archaeology and anthropology to linguistics and medicine, The Gullah People and Their African Heritage celebrates a remarkable people and calls on us to help protect their irreplaceable culture.

The Kentucky

The Kentucky


  • Release: 2015-01-13
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780813159423
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From its origins in the Cumberland Mountains to its entry into the Ohio, the Kentucky River flows through two areas that have made Kentucky known throughout the world -- the mountains in the eastern part of the state and the Bluegrass in its center. In The Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark paints a rich panorama of history and life along the river, peopled with the famous and infamous, ordinary folk and legendary characters. It is a canvas distinctly emblematic of the American experience. The Kentucky was first published in 1942 as part of the "Rivers of America" series and has long been out of print. Reissued in this new enlarged edition, it brings back to life a distinguished contribution to Kentuckiana and is itself a historical document. In his new conclusion for this edition, Dr. Clark discusses some of the tremendous changes that have taken place since the book's initial publication.

Forgotten Grasslands of the South

Forgotten Grasslands of the South


  • Release: 2012-12-03
  • Publisher: Island Press
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  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781610912259
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Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and persisted over time and addresses questions that are fundamental for conserving these vital yet poorly understood ecosystems. The author examines: the natural history of southern grasslands their origin and history (geologic, vegetation, and human) biological hotspots and endangered ecosystems physical determinants of grassland distribution, including ecology, soils, landform, and hydrology fire, herbivores, and ecological interactions. The final chapter presents a general conservation strategy for southern grasslands, including prioritization, protection, restoration, and management. Also included are examples of ongoing restoration projects, along with a prognosis for the future. In addition to offering fascinating new information about these little-studied ecosystems, Noss demonstrates how natural history is central to the practice of conservation. Natural history has been on a declining trajectory for decades, as theory and experimentation have dominated the field of ecology. Ecologists are coming to realize that these divergent approaches are in fact complementary, and that pursuing them together can bring greater knowledge and understanding of how the natural world works and how we can best conserve it. Forgotten Grasslands of the South explores the overarching importance of ecological processes in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and is the first book of its kind to apply natural history, in a modern, comprehensive sense, to the conservation of biodiversity across a broad region. It sets a new standard for scientific literature and is essential reading not only for those who study and work to conserve the grasslands of the South but also for everyone who is fascinated by the natural world.

Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave

Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave


  • Release: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Shortfuse Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 95 page
  • ISBN: 0966794710
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Covers areas around Newberry Springs, Baker, Turquoise Mountain, Shoshone-Tecopa, Valley Wells and Mountain Pass. Over 200 photographs and 50 sites to explore. GPS coordinates and access vehicle recommendations for all sites.

Creating a Confederate Kentucky

Creating a Confederate Kentucky


  • Release: 2010-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 0807899364
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In Creating a Confederate Kentucky, Anne E. Marshall traces the development of a Confederate identity in Kentucky between 1865 and 1925, belying the fact that Kentucky never left the Union. After the Civil War, the people of Kentucky appeared to forget their Union loyalties and embraced the Democratic politics, racial violence, and Jim Crow laws associated with former Confederate states. Marshall looks beyond postwar political and economic factors to the longer-term commemorations of the Civil War by which Kentuckians fixed the state's remembrance of the conflict for the following sixty years.

Black Feminist Thought

Black Feminist Thought


  • Release: 2002-06-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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  • File: PDF, 283 page
  • ISBN: 9781135960131
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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.

REDD  Forest Governance and Rural Livelihoods

REDD Forest Governance and Rural Livelihoods


  • Release: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: CIFOR
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 279 page
  • ISBN: 9786028693158
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Experiences from incentive-based forest management are examined for their effects on the livelihoods of local communities. In the second section, country case studies provide a snapshot of REDD developments to date and identify design features for REDD that would support benefits for forest communities.