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Project Muse

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Works: 207 works in 208 publications in 1 language and 2,312 library holdings
Genres: Identification guides  History  Local history  Guidebooks  Naval history  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Miscellanea  Biography 
Classifications: SB193.3.N67, 581.74097
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Most widely held works by Project Muse
Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922-67 by Daniel Owen Spence( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a transnational and comparative analysis of official and subaltern sources, explores the indigenous naval forces that emerged in a period of British imperial prestige and international tension
Kansas baseball, 1858-1941 by Mark E Eberle( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A great power of attorney" : understanding the fiduciary constitution by Gary Lawson( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What kind of document is the United States Constitution and how does that characterization affect its meaning? Those questions are seemingly foundational for the entire enterprise of constitutional theory, but they are strangely under-examined. [The authors] propose that the Constitution, for purposes of interpretation, is a kind of fiduciary, or agency, instrument. The founding generation often spoke of the Constitution as a fiduciary document—or as a “great power of attorney,” in the words of founding-era legal giant James Iredell. Viewed against the background of fiduciary legal and political theory, which would have been familiar to the founding generation from both its education and its experience, the Constitution is best read as granting limited powers to the national government, as an agent, to manage some portion of the affairs of “We the People” and its “posterity.” What follows from this particular conception of the Constitution—and is of greater importance—is the question of whether, and how much and in what ways, the discretion of governmental agents in exercising those constitutionally granted powers is also limited by background norms of fiduciary obligation. Those norms, the authors remind us, include duties of loyalty, care, impartiality, and personal exercise. In the context of the Constitution, this has implications for everything from non-delegation to equal protection to so-called substantive due process, as well as for the scope of any implied powers claimed by the national government. In mapping out what these imperatives might mean—such as limited discretionary power, limited implied powers, a need to engage in fair dealing with all parties, and an obligation to serve at all times the interests of the Constitution’s beneficiaries—[the authors] offer a clearer picture of the original design for a limited government." -- Book jacket
The Jewish apocalyptic tradition and the shaping of New Testament thought( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary study of Jewish apocalypticism today recognizes the wealth and diversity of ancient traditions concerned with the "unveiling" of heavenly matters--understood to involve revealed wisdom, the revealed resolution of time, and revealed cosmology--in marked contrast to an earlier focus on eschatology as such. The shift in focus has had a more direct impact on the study of ancient "pseudepigraphic" literature, however, than in New Testament studies, where the narrower focus on eschatological expectation remains dominant. In this Companion, an international team of scholars draws out the implications of the newest scholarship for the variety of New Testament writings. Each entry presses the boundaries of current discussion regarding the nature of apocalypticism in application to a particular New Testament author. The cumulative effect is to reveal, as never before, early Christianity, its Christology, cosmology, and eschatology, as expressions of tendencies in Second Temple Judaism
North American wildland plants : a field guide by James L Stubbendieck( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"North American Wildland Plants is the sixth edition of North American Range Plants. This comprehensive reference contains the salient characteristics of the most important wildland plants of North America and will help individuals with limited botanical knowledge as well as natural resource professionals to identify wildland plants. The two hundred species of wildland plants in this book were selected because of their abundance, desirability, or poisonous properties. Each of the illustrations has been enhanced to maximize the use of this book as a field guide. Each plant description includes characteristics for identification, an illustration of the plant with enlarged parts, and a general distribution map for North America. Each species description includes nomenclature; life span; origin; season of growth; inflorescence, flower or spikelet, or other reproductive parts; vegetative parts; and growth characteristics. Brief notes are included on habitat; livestock losses; and historic, food, and medicincal uses."--Jacket
Limping but blessed : wrestling with God after the death of a child by Jason Jones( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the unexpected, accidental death of his three-year-old son, Jason Jones went on a long, painful journey to make sense of how God could have let this happen to his son and best friend, Jacob, and to their family. And he struggled intensely with his faith after everything he thought about God disintegrated on June 12, 2011. In Limping But Blessed, Jones explores struggling with faith and belief, dealing with his depression and grief, and searching for hope in a hopeless situation. The book includes tales of his darkest days, correspondence he had with Christian theologians, and what he's done to preserve his son's legacy. At some point in each of our lives, something goes terribly wrong, and our faith is shaken to the core. This book is the story of one man's journey through the darkest time of life searching for answers and a grueling attempt to find a sliver of hope to keep holding on
Ambitious politicians : the implications of career ambition in representative democracy by Patrik Öhberg( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Research shows that we mistrust people who seem too nakedly ambitious for power. Indeed, Madison warned of the dangers from ambitious politicians. And yet, in the United States, with relatively weak parties, personal ambition for power is almost essential as candidates must create their own campaigns. In Europe many think that personal ambition tends to be subordinated to the goals of the party because political parties are much stronger and more disciplined. This is a study of the role of political ambition in Europe, comparing it to the United States. The author finds that personal ambition plays a different role in Europe but one that is changing. In the age of Donald Trump it is timely to ask whether countries are better served by politicians who seek higher office because of personal ambition or by those who subordinate their personal goals to the needs of the party or the country"--
The First Infantry Division and the U.s. Army Transformed Road to Victory in Desert Storm 1970-1991 by Gregory Fontenot( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fast-paced and compelling read closes a significant gap in the historiography of the late Cold War U.S. Army and is crucial for understanding the current situation in the Middle East. From the author's introduction: "My purpose is a narrative history of the 1st Infantry Division from 1970 through the Operation Desert Storm celebration held 4th of July 1991. This story is an account of the revolutionary changes in the late Cold War. The Army that overran Saddam Hussein's Legions in four days was the product of important changes stimulated both by social changes and institutional reform. The 1st Infantry Division reflected benefits of those changes, despite its low priority for troops and material. The Division was not an elite formation, but rather excelled in the context of the Army as an institution."
Health divided : public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state by Daniel Sledge( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States' health care system stands out for its strict division of policies dealing with public health and individual medicine. Seeking to explain how this division came to be, what alternative paths might have been taken, and how this shapes the contemporary landscape, Daniel Sledge offers nothing less than a reinterpretation of the making of modern American health policy in Health Divided. Where previous scholars have focused on failed attempts to adopt national health insurance, Sledge demonstrates that the development of health policy cannot be properly understood without considering the connections between public health policy and policies dealing with individual medicine. His work shows how the distinct politics of the formative years of health policy -- and the presence of debilitating diseases in the American South -- led to outcomes that have fundamentally shaped modern policies and disputes. Until the end of the nineteenth century, health care in the United States was seen as a local issue, with the sole exception being the government's role in providing care to seamen and immigrants. Then, as Health Divided reveals, the health problems that plagued the American South in the early twentieth century, from malaria to hookworm and pellagra, along with the political power of the southern Democrats during the New Deal, fueled the emergence of national intervention in public health work. At the same time, divisions among policymakers, as well as the resistance of the American Medical Association, led to federal inaction in the realm of individual medical services--setting the stage for the growth of employer-sponsored health insurance. The vision of those who built the institutions that became the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was, we see here, far more expansive and innovative than has previously been realized--and it came surprisingly close to succeeding. Exploring the history behind its failure, and tracing the inextricable links between public health and national health policy, this book provides a valuable new perspective on the origins of America's disjointed health care system."--
The Open University : a history by Daniel Weinbren( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical perspective on The Open University, founded in 1969, frames its ethos (to be open to people, places, methods and ideas) within the traditions of correspondence courses, commercial television, adult education, the post-war social democratic settlement and the Cold War. A critical assessment of its engagement with teaching, assessment and support for adult learners offers an understanding as to how it came to dominate the market for part-time studies. It also indicates how, as the funding and status of higher education shifted, it became a loved brand and a model for universities around the world. Drawing on previously ignored or unavailable records, personal testimony and recently digitised broadcast teaching materials, it recognises the importance of students to the maintenance of the university and places the development of learning and the uses of technology for education over the course of half a century within a wider social and economic perspective --Publisher
The rebel in the red jeep : Ken Hechler's life in West Virginia politics by Carter Taylor Seaton( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography recounts a century of accomplishments, from Hechler's introduction of innovative teaching methods at major universities, to his work as a speechwriter and researcher for President Harry Truman, and finally to his time representing West Virginia in the United States House of Representatives and as the secretary of state. In West Virginia, where he resisted mainstream political ideology, Hechler was the principal architect behind the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and constantly battled big coal, strip mining, and fellow politicians alike. He and his signature red jeep remain a fixture in West Virginia. Since 2004, Hechler has campaigned against mountaintop removal mining. He was arrested for trespassing during a protest in 2009 at the age of 94."--Provided by publisher
Ornament by Anna Lena Phillips Bell( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driving across Kansas : a guide to I-70 by Ted T Cable( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his introduction to Dan Dancer's The Four Seasons of Kansas, bestselling author William Least Heat-Moon reflects upon the Great Kansas Passage of those who race their cars westward across Interstate 70 without trying to understand the truth of the place. Ted Cable and Wayne Maley come to the rescue of those travelers with a new guide that will expand and enrich their understanding of a state whose history, in Heat-Moon's words, is 'a tumbling of guns, torches, hatchets, and knives.' Guided by Cable and Maley, the historical landscapes of I-70 come back to life, recalling landmarks and legacies relating to pioneer movements and Indian dispossession, army outposts and great bison hunts, cowboys and cattle trails, the struggles over slavery and women's rights, and the emergence of major wheat, beef, oil, and water industries. Their guide parcels out information, mile-marker by mile-marker (in boldface), in a way that's equally accessible to westbound and eastbound users alike. In this second edition the authors have updated the information throughout, including new sites and new stories. Driving across Kansas, 2nd edition, will reward the observant traveler with a treasure trove of details sure to increase his or her appreciation for the great Sunflower State"--Provided by publisher
Violence in the films of Alfred Hitchcock : a study in mimesis by David Humbert( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma : allies at war, 1943-1944 by Jonathan Templin Ritter( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire, migration and identity in the British world by Kent Fedorowich( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together established scholars with a new generation of migration and transnational historians. Their work weaves together the 'new' imperial and the 'new' migration histories, and explores the interplay of migration within and between the local, regional, imperial, and transnational arenas
Lucretia Mott speaks: the essential speeches and sermons by Lucretia Mott( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Committed abolitionist, controversial Quaker minister, tireless pacifist, fiery crusader for women's rights--Lucretia Mott was one of the great reformers in America history. Her sixty years of sermons and speeches reached untold thousands of people. Yet Mott eschewed prepared lectures in favor of an extemporaneous speaking style inspired by the inner light at the core of her Quaker faith. It was left to stenographers, journalists, Friends, and colleagues to record her words for posterity. Drawing on widely scattered archives, newspaper accounts, and other sources, Lucretia Mott Speaks unearths the essential speeches and remarks from Mott's remarkable career. The editors have chosen selections representing important themes and events in her public life. Extensive annotations provide vibrant context and show Mott's engagement with allies and opponents. The speeches illuminate her passionate belief that her many causes were all intertwined. The result is an authoritative resource, one that enriches our understanding of Mott's views, rhetorical strategies, and still-powerful influence on American society." -- Publisher's description
Handbook of Catholic social teaching : a guide for Christians in the world today( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An introductory summary to Catholic social teaching on topics like morality, economics, politics, and society, presented in question and answer format. Chapters and special topics are written by varied contributors; each quotes copiously from papal and other Church documents. Includes bibliography and index"--
Fugitive saints : Catholicism and the politics of slavery by Katie Walker Grimes( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should the Catholic church remember the sins of its saints? This question proves particularly urgent in the case of those saints who were canonized due to their relation to black slavery. Today, many of their racial virtues seem like racial vices. In this way, the church celebrates Peter Claver, a seventeenth-century Spanish missionary to Colombia, as "the saint of the slave trade," and extols Mart{acute}in de Porres as the patron saint of mixed race people. But in truth, their sainthoods have upheld anti-blackness much more than they have undermined it. Habituated by anti-blackness, the church has struggled to perceive racial holiness accurately. In the ongoing cause to canonize Pierre Toussaint, a Haitian-born former slave, the church continues to enact these bad racial habits. This book proposes black fugitivity, as both a historical practice and an interpretive principle, to be a strategy by which the church can build new hagiographical habits. Rather than searching inside itself for racial heroes, the church should learn to celebrate those black fugitives who sought refuge outside of it
Reporting on the Kennedy assassination by Willem L Oltmans( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onderzoek van een journalist naar de moord op president John Kennedy (1917-1963)
 
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