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Alaska's Daughter

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ISBN: 9780874215915 Year:
Publisher: Utah State University, University Libraries
Subject: History
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Elizabeth B. Pinson shares with us her memories of Alaska's emergence into a new and modern era, bearing witness to history in the early twentieth century as she recalls it. She draws us into her world as a young girl of mixed ethnicity, with a mother whose Eskimo family had resided on the Seward Peninsula for generations and a father of German heritage. Growing up in and near the tiny village of Teller on the Bering Strait, Elizabeth at the age of six, despite a harrowing, long midwinter sled ride to rescue her, lost both her legs to frostbite when her grandparents, with whom she was spending the winter in their traditional Eskimo home, died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.Fitted with artificial legs financed by an eastern benefactor, Elizabeth kept journals of her struggles, triumphs, and adventures, recording her impressions of the changing world around her and experiences with the motley characters she met. These included Roald Amundsen, whose dirigible landed in Teller after crossing the Arctic Circle; the ill-fated 1921 British colonists of Wrangel Island in the Arctic; trading ship captains and crews; prospectors; doomed aviators; and native reindeer herders. Elizabeth moved on to boarding school, marriage, and the state of Washington, where she compiled her records into this memoir and where, now in her 90s, she lives.

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L'Alberta Autophage : Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l'Ouest canadien

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Book Series: Energy, Ecology, and the Environment ISSN: 1925-2935 ISBN: 9781552385777 Year: Pages: 450 Language: French
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History --- Business and Management
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Cet ouvrage présente une analyse discursive des récits identitaires albertains développés par rapport aux ressources pétrolières de l'Alberta, au fil de l'histoire moderne de la province. Par le biais des théories d'analyse du discours, on examine comment les médias canadiens et albertains ont présenté les phénomènes historiques des booms et busts pétroliers, et plus particulièrement comment l'industrie pétrolière canadienne a su récupérer les paramètres de l'identité albertaine pour suggérer une étroite association d'intérêt entre la communauté de l'Alberta et les divers groupes exploitant son pétrole. Pour ce faire, l'auteure établit des comparaisons entre les discours de l'énergie issus du Québec et ceux de l'Alberta, en faisant référence à la culture populaire et à la littérature classique.

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Along Navajo Trails: Recollections of a Trader, 1898-1948

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ISBN: 9780874216066 Year:
Publisher: Utah State University, University Libraries
Subject: History
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Will Evans's writings should find a special niche in the small but significant body of literature from and about traders to the Navajos. Evans was the proprietor of the Shiprock Trading Company. Probably more than most of his fellow traders, he had a strong interest in Navajo culture. The effort he made to record and share what he learned certainly was unusual. He published in the Farmington and New Mexico newspapers and other periodicals, compiling many of his pieces into a book manuscript. His subjects were Navajos he knew and traded with, their stories of historic events such as the Long Walk, and descriptions of their culture as he, an outsider without academic training, understood it. Evans's writings were colored by his fondness for, uncommon access to, and friendships with Navajos, and by who he was: a trader, folk artist, and Mormon. He accurately portrayed the operations of a trading post and knew both the material and artistic value of Navajo crafts. His art was mainly inspired by Navajo sandpainting. He appropriated and, no doubt, sometimes misappropriated that sacred art to paint surfaces and objects of all kinds. As a Mormon, he had particular views of who the Navajos were and what they believed and was representative of a large class of often-overlooked traders. Much of the Navajo trade in the Four Corners region and farther west was operated by Mormons. They had a significant historical role as intermediaries, or brokers, between Native and European American peoples in this part of the West. Well connected at the center of that world, Evans was a good spokesperson.Will Evans did not publish his book in his lifetime, but his granddaughter Susan Evans Woods reached that goal with the assistance of historian Robert McPherson, who has authored numerous books on Navajo and Four Corners history. Their edition is illustrated with an equally significant, rare selection of photos from the collections of Evans and his colleagues.

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The Anguish of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West

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ISBN: 9780874214758 Year:
Publisher: Utah State University, University Libraries
Subject: History
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After a career of working and living with Native Americans and studying their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping study of Native American folklore in the West. Within a framework of performance theory, cultural worldview, and collaborative research, he examines Native American visual arts, dance, oral tradition (story and song), humor, and patterns of thinking and discovery to demonstrate what can be gleaned from Indian traditions by Natives and non-Natives alike. In the process he considers popular distortions of Indian beliefs, demystifies many traditions by showing how they can be comprehended within their cultural contexts, considers why some aspects of Native American life are not meant to be understood by or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how much can be learned through sensitivity to and awareness of cultural values.

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Anonimo Mexicano

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ISBN: 9780874216230 Year:
Publisher: Utah State University, University Libraries
Subject: History
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Transcribed from the original Nahuatl manuscript (written circa 1600) and translated into English for the first time, this epic chronicle tells the preconquest history of the Tlaxcalteca, who migrated into central Mexico from the northern frontier of the Toltec empire at its fall. By the time of Cort

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Archivos universitarios e historia de las universidades

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 1886-0710 ISBN: 8481556416 Year: Volume: 9 Pages: 345 Language: spa
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Diplomatics. Archives. Seals --- History
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Esta obra es resultado de las jornadas sobre Archivos e Historia de las Universidades organizadas en 2002 por el Instituto Antonio de Nebrija de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, en la que se dieron cita representantes de los distintos colectivos profesionales que centran sus actividades en el ámbito de los archivos universitarios y de las historia de las universidades. Se trata de dos grupos profesionales: archiveros e investigadores, reunidos por primera vez para establecer las líneas respectivas de acción y el ámbito científico de confluencia. En el texto se trata con carácter novedoso el estado de la gestión de los documentos, en especial de las universidades de reciente factura, lo que constituye la base para lo que en la actualidad y en el futuro serán las fuentes para el estudio de las universidades contemporáneas. También se analizan las últimas tendencias en la materia y de manera señalada cabe reseñar la presentación de los proyectos llevados a cabo por la Conferencia de Archiveros de Universidades orientados al servicio de los investigadores, y el análisis sobre el derecho de acceso y las implicaciones legales que comporta el uso de documentos contemporáneos. Todo ello, caracterizado por la relevancia científica, el relieve internacional y la acreditada experiencia profesional de los ponentes, que ofrecen lo mejor de su conocimiento y que, en buena medida, queda reflejado en estas páginas.

La autonomía universitaria en Madrid (1919-1922). Estudio histórico-jurídico

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 1886-0710 ISBN: 9788499829272 Year: Volume: 27 Pages: 549 Language: spa
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History
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El modelo de universidad diseñado en la primera mitad del siglo XIX se ajustaba a criterios de centralidad: era un instrumento al servicio del Estado, y estaba controlado y sostenido íntegramente por éste. Las universidades carecían de recursos propios y era patente el desinterés general del Estado por el ámbito de la cultura. Esta situación prolongada en el tiempo llevó a una esclerotización de las universidades españolas a finales del siglo XIX. Entre los diversos intentos de regenerar el país, se pensó que las universidades debían convertirse en instrumentos óptimos de renovación cultural y de modernización de España. Por ello, frente al rígido centralismo que regía buena parte del gobierno de la Administración, se promovieron distintas formas de autonomía que permitieran una más dinámica gestión de lo público. Se habló mucho de autonomía política y, en el ámbito de las universidades, se promovió la búsqueda de la autonomía universitaria. Entre los numerosos intentos de lograrla, este libro estudia el más ambicioso de todos: la conocida como Reforma Silió, emprendida por el ministro de Instrucción Pública y Bellas Artes César Silió, entre 1919 y 1922. El autor estudia la situación de la universidad española en 1919, la gestación de aquella reforma y su acogida en la Universidad Central; los trabajos preparatorios de la comisión del estatuto y más tarde los del claustro, que sirvieron para preparar el primer estatuto de autonomía de la Universidad; y, más adelante, el desarrollo legislativo de la reforma y la aprobación de los estatutos en la segunda etapa del ministerio de Silió. A partir de abundante documentación de archivo de aquella Universidad, se estudian todos los pasos que se dieron en la Universidad Central para constituirla en universidad autónoma. Y la obra concluye con el estudio de la suspensión de aquella autonomía, decidida por el ministro de Instrucción Pública Tomás Montejo. En un apéndice documental se recoge una valiosa relación de documentos relacionados con la Reforma Silió y con su intento de implantación en la Universidad Central.

Autonomía y reformas en la Universidad de Valencia (1900-1922)

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 1886-0710 ISBN: 8481558214 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 334 Language: spa
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History
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Los años que transcurren entre 1900 y 1922 definen la parábola de la cuestión de la autonomía en la universidad española. Una primera realidad fue la creación en 1900 del ministerio de instrucción pública y la elaboración por su ministro García Alix de un decreto de autonomía universitaria. Sin embargo el camino de ésta no iba a ser fácil, su sucesor el conde de Romanones hizo malograr la reforma. A pesar de ello los partidarios del cambio no perdieron la esperanza y en las asambleas de catedráticos de 1902 y 1905 continuaron reclamando la tan ansiada autonomía. Finalmente fue Silió en 1919 quien consiguió incoar una efímera experiencia de autonomía. Daniel Comas cuenta todo esto desde la atalaya de la Universidad de Valencia, una institución que durante esos años se encontró en la vanguardia de la reforma. Para ello ha rastreado la prensa local, el archivo universitario, las publicaciones de la universidad… y de esa manera ha reproducido cómo se vivió la cuestión de la autonomía en esa ciudad. Fue un enfrentamiento entre distintas ideologías —conservadores y liberales, monárquicos y republicanos— que se desarrolló en los distintos cuerpos de la universidad —estudiantes y profesores— y que en ocasiones consiguió cruzar el umbral del recinto universitario para interesar a otros actores de la sociedad. En este entramado afloran la alternativa de Giner, las asambleas de catedráticos, los movimientos de estudiantes, etc.

Babylon: Wissenskultur in Orient und Okzident

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Book Series: Topoi ISBN: 9783110222128 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: XXII;379 Language: German; English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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In this collection of interdisciplinary papers, for the first time well-known scholars of Ancient Near Eastern Studies discuss Babylon from the point of view of the ""culture of knowledge"". The volume is the result of a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition Babylon ? Truth and Myth in Berlin. For the contemporary cultures of the Ancient World, Babylon was the epitome of learned scholarship. Yet in the processes of transformation of Late and post-Antiquity, to the same extent to which this culture of knowledge was forgotten after the collapse of the old oriental empires, Babylon became symbolic for the occult, for magic and esoteric knowledge. As the first joint pilot project by Topoi and the publisher De Gruyter for the simultaneous publication in print and open access, this volume will, on publication, also be available via www.reference-global.de as an eBook ""open access"".; Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Freie Universit

Behind the Scenes: The politics of planning Adelaide

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ISBN: 9781922064417 Year: Pages: 400 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: History
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Behind the Scenes examines planning in the City of Adelaide from 1972 until 1993 within the historical framework of City/State relations from 1836 when the Province of South Australia was founded. During this 21-year period, the City had its own planning and development control legislation separate from the rest of the State. Dr Llewellyn-Smith examines why this situation came about, why it continued for this particular period and why it ceased in 1993 when the separate legislation was repealed and the City became part of the State system under the new Development Act 1993. Behind the Scenes includes original interviews with many of the key individuals in the City and State who played influential roles during this period. Dr Llewellyn-Smith himself was the City Planner from 1974 until 1981 and then the Town Clerk/Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide City Council from 1982 until 1993: this book, then, is both a work of scholarship and an insider’s account.

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