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1. Bermuda (Cultures of the World)
2. A Strategic Profile of Bermuda,
3. Bermudian Culture: Architecture
4. Bermuda: Bermuda, History of Bermuda,
5. BERMUDA: An entry from Macmillan
6. Fruit culture in Bermuda
7. Bermuda onion culture in Texas
8. Bermuda onion culture in Missouri
9. In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda,
10. Bermuda in the age of exploration
11. The commercial and game fishing
12. Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black
13. Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle:
14. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social
15. Bermuda Recollections
16. Mysteries and Monsters of the

1. Bermuda (Cultures of the World)
by Tamra B. Orr
Library Binding: 144 Pages (2008-12)
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2. A Strategic Profile of Bermuda, 2000 edition (Strategic Planning Series)
by The Bermuda Research Group, The Bermuda Research Group
Ring-bound: 34 Pages (2000-04-25)
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Bermuda has recently come to the attention to global strategic planners.This report puts these executives on the fast track.Ten chapters provide: an overview of how to strategically access this important market, a discussion on economic fundamentals, marketing & distribution options, export and direct investment options, and full risk assessments (political, cultural, legal, human resources).Ample statistical benchmarks and comparative graphs are given. ... Read more

3. Bermudian Culture: Architecture of Bermuda, LGBT rights in Bermuda, Rum Swizzle, Culture of Bermuda, Public holidays in Bermuda
Paperback: 674 Pages (2010-10-18)
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Asin: 1156039215
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Chapters: Architecture of Bermuda, LGBT rights in Bermuda, Rum Swizzle, Culture of Bermuda, Public holidays in Bermuda, Bermudian architecture, Flag of Bermuda, Coat of arms of Bermuda, Bermuda kite, Gombey, Bermuda Day, Victoria Park, Hamilton,. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 68. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The architecture of Bermuda has developed over the past four centuries. The archipelago's isolation, environment and scarce resources have been key driving points, though inspiration from Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas is evident. Distinctive elements appeared with initial settlement in the early seventeenth century, and by the second half of that century features that remain common today began to appear. Pastel Bermuda cottages are often regarded as a hallmark of the island, along with pink beaches and Bermuda shorts; the style has even been described as the country's only indigenous art form. In addition to the local style, historical military buildings and forts and modern office buildings are highly visible. The historical architecture of Bermuda has received recognition from UNESCO, with the Town of St. George and some twenty-two forts and military facilities in St. George's Parish being declared World Heritage Sites. A typical residence, emphasis on the roof.The archetypical Bermuda house is a low, squared building with a stepped, white roof and pastel-painted walls, both of which are made out of stone. Between roof and wall are a series of eaves painted a third colour, which is also used on the wooden shutters of relatively small windows. Often built on a slope, there is a set of stairs, wider at the base than at the top, leading up to a porch or verandah around the front door. Rare embellishments include a brick pattern down the corners of the building, and na...http://booksllc.net/?id=6752348 ... Read more

4. Bermuda: Bermuda, History of Bermuda, Geography of Bermuda, Politics of Bermuda, Military of Bermuda, Economy of Bermuda, Culture of Bermuda, Bermudian dollar, Hamilton
Paperback: 116 Pages (2009-06-03)
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Bermuda.History of Bermuda, Geography of Bermuda,Politicsof Bermuda, Military of Bermuda, Economy of Bermuda,Cultureof Bermuda, Bermudian dollar, Hamilton, Bermuda, BermudaHundred,Virginia, Juniperus bermudiana, BermudaRegiment,Flora and fauna in Bermuda, Transport in Bermuda,BermudianEnglish, Bermuda sloop, L.F. Wade International Airport ... Read more

5. BERMUDA: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Countries and Their Cultures</i>
 Digital: 9 Pages (2001)
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This digital document is an article from Countries and Their Cultures, brought to you by Gale®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses.The length of the article is 1958 words.The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase.You can view it with any web browser.Covers the broad range of popular religious culture of the United States at the close of the twentieth century. Beliefs, practices, symbols, traditions, movements, organizations, and leaders from the many traditions in the pluralistic American community are represented. Also includes cults and phenomena that drew followers, such as Heaven's Gale and UFOs. ... Read more

6. Fruit culture in Bermuda
by J. M Waterston
 Unknown Binding: 125 Pages (1944)

Asin: B0007JB9FY
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7. Bermuda onion culture in Texas (Circular / Texas Agricultural Experiment Station)
by L. R Hawthorn
 Unknown Binding: 14 Pages (1932)

Asin: B00087U3UC
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8. Bermuda onion culture in Missouri (Circular / University of Missouri, Agricultural Experiment Station)
by J. T Quinn
 Unknown Binding: 8 Pages (1926)

Asin: B0008ARD6G
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9. In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World,1680-1783 (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture)
by Michael Jarvis
Hardcover: 684 Pages (2010-04-01)
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In an exploration of the oceanic connections of the Atlantic world, Michael J. Jarvis recovers a mariner's view of early America as seen through the eyes of Bermuda's seafarers. The first social history of eighteenth-century Bermuda, this book profiles how one especially intensive maritime community capitalized on its position "in the eye of all trade."

Jarvis takes readers aboard small Bermudian sloops and follows white and enslaved sailors as they shuttled cargoes between ports, raked salt, harvested timber, salvaged shipwrecks, hunted whales, captured prizes, and smuggled contraband in an expansive maritime sphere spanning Great Britain's North American and Caribbean colonies. In doing so, he shows how humble sailors and seafaring slaves operating small family-owned vessels were significant but underappreciated agents of Atlantic integration.

The American Revolution starkly revealed the extent of British America's integration before 1775 as it shattered interregional links that Bermudians had helped to forge. Reliant on North America for food and customers, Bermudians faced disaster at the conflict's start. A bold act of treason enabled islanders to continue trade with their rebellious neighbors and helped them to survive and even prosper in an Atlantic world at war. Ultimately, however, the creation of the United States ended Bermuda's economic independence and doomed the island's maritime economy. ... Read more

10. Bermuda in the age of exploration and early settlement (Institute of Early American History and Culture colloquia)
by David B Quinn
 Unknown Binding: 33 Pages (1988)

Asin: B0007BUH28
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11. The commercial and game fishing industries of Bermuda,
by Louis S Mowbray
 Unknown Binding: 19 Pages (1949)

Asin: B0007IV1SU
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12. Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution (Gender and American Culture)
by Lois Brown
Hardcover: 704 Pages (2008-05-12)
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Born into an educated free black family in Portland, Maine, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859-1930) was a pioneering playwright, journalist, novelist, feminist, and public intellectual, best known for her 1900 novel Contending Forces: A Romance of Negro Life North and South. In this critical biography, Lois Brown documents for the first time Hopkins's early family life and her ancestral connections to eighteenth-century New England, the African slave trade, and twentieth-century race activism in the North.

Brown includes detailed descriptions of Hopkins's earliest known performances as a singer and actress; textual analysis of her major and minor literary works; information about her most influential mentors, colleagues, and professional affiliations; and details of her battles with Booker T. Washington, which ultimately led to her professional demise as a journalist.

Richly grounded in archival sources, Brown's work offers a definitive study that clarifies a number of inconsistencies in earlier writing about Hopkins. Brown re-creates the life of a remarkable woman in the context of her times, revealing Hopkins as the descendant of a family comprising many distinguished individuals, an active participant and supporter of the arts, a woman of stature among professional peers and clubwomen, and a gracious and outspoken crusader for African American rights. ... Read more

13. Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle: ...and Other Tales of Counterglobalization
by Brett Neilson
Paperback: 272 Pages (2003-12-18)
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Shangri-La, the Bermuda Triangle, Transylvania, the Golden Triangle-far-flung in popular conception, these anomalous places nonetheless occupy the same mysterious zone, a mythography of unruly cartographic practices. And because this mythography becomes associated with a particular area of the earth's surface, it may well suggest an alternative means of mapping the world, dissociated from the dominant geographical paradigms of nation-state, economic region, and the global/local marketing nexus.

Large-scale nonnational geographical spaces that find their genesis in popular feeling, mystery, and belief, these four sites provide Brett Neilson with the basis not only for rethinking the current global reorganization of space and time but also for questioning the dominant narrative by which globalization marks the victory of capitalism. Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle moves between analysis of popular fantasies and engagement with on-the-ground realities, weaving together topics as diverse as airplane disasters off the U.S. Atlantic coast, the global drug trade, vampire culture in postsocialist Europe, and the search for utopia in Chinese-occupied Tibet.

The study of globalization is largely a solemn affair, occupied with increasing economic polarities, environmental degradation, and global insecurity. Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle maintains a critical focus on these sobering issues but at the same time asks how popular pleasure and enjoyment can create viable alternatives to the current global order. Neilson takes seriously the proposition that capitalism must be contested at its own level of generality, finding provisional grounds for resistance in nonlocal transnational spaces that embody quotidian hopes, desires, and anxieties. By studying the real and imagined dimensions of these popular geographies, his book seeks resources for social betterment in the fallen mythologies of the contemporary postutopian world.

Brett Neilson is lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Western Sydney, where he is also a member of the Centre for Cultural Research. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Space is out of joint...
In its general lines, _Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle_ inherits the classical deconstructive schema whereby the inside of any system is both constituted and perpetually undermined by its outside (Freud's return of the repressed, Derrida's différance, etc.) The careful choice of the word "counterglobalization" in the subtitle signals the book's main thrust, since Neilson questions certain presuppositions of the "antiglobalization" movement and its attendant rhetoric, detecting within it a utopian desire that ultimately equates the possibility of resistance only with the small and the local. Breaking with the implicit nostalgia and melancholy of this vision, Neilson suggests that the grey areas, black holes and internal contradictions of contemporary capitalism be engaged from the inside in order to explore their disruptive power. Our culture's current exaltation of change, risk and diversity, he seems to be saying, faithfully mirrors the instability and fragility of the system itself. To couch it in seismic terms, what is important is to locate and probe the fissures in the tectonic plate and the earthquake may well occur from within.

While many authors have exposed the fantasy of a global capitalism investing every particle of space and time in an inevitable forward march (in lock-step with "democracy") that will somehow lead to the emergence of a friction-free economic order, this book's originality lies in the way that it shows how certain stumbling blocks on the way to this totalizing vision can actually be mapped on to the earth's surface via what Neilson calls "real-imaginary" spaces. The four examples he chooses - the Bermuda Triangle, Transylvania, The Golden Triangle and Shangri-La - all subvert classical cartography and in the mismatch between their labile borders and the stringent confines of the nation-state, Neilson situates the various challenges to political and economic orthodoxy. To paraphrase Hamlet, "space is out of joint" here, and in this disjointedness popular culture intervenes with its books, movies and websites trafficking in vampires, the paranormal, illicit drugs and New Age fantasies. While many of these popular productions are specious from a rational and even ethical point of view, Neilson prefers to note how each of them fundamentally betrays a resistance to or disenchantment with the notion of a hegemonic global capitalism and at the same time affords pleasure or enjoyment to their practitioners. Each example here functions in essence like one of Roland Barthes' "mythologies" but whereas Barthes was consrained by a brief, journalistic format, Neilson gives full rein to a cultural analysis that dissects each of these rebel cartographies with the tools of a wide-ranging critical theory.

_Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle_ is an important addition to the (anti)globalization debate and one that has the virtue of establishing a ground of argument for further economic and spatial studies. On the economic level, it made me think about all those modes of exchange that somehow escape "legitimate" capitalist activity:barter, piracy, counterfeiting, fraud, the underground economy, gambling and betting...At the spatial level, Neilson's insights might well be applied to the "imaginary-real" topographies of cyberspace and of popular computer games such as SimCity, the most populated metropolis in the world (it is also unique in that seven out of every ten inhabitants are purportedly women). French writer Chloé Delaume recently became the first person ever - but surely not the last - to demand asylum in SimCity. Let's see what the future has "in store".
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14. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture
by Jack P. Greene
Paperback: 301 Pages (1988-10-30)
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In this book, Jack Greene reinterprets the meaning of American social development.Synthesizing literature of the previous two decades on the process of social development and the formation of American culture, he challenges the central assumptions that have traditionally been used to analyze colonial British American history.

Greene argues that the New England declension model traditionally employed by historians is inappropriate for describing social change in all the other early modern British colonies.The settler societies established in Ireland, the Atlantic island colonies of Bermuda and the Bahamas, the West Indies, the Middle Colonies, and the Lower South followed instead a pattern first exhibited in America in the Chesapeake.That pattern involved a process in which these new societies slowly developed into more elaborate cultural entities, each of which had its own distinctive features.

Greene also stresses the social and cultural convergence between New England and the other regions of colonial British America after 1710 and argues that by the eve of the American Revolution Britain's North American colonies were both more alike and more like the parent society than ever before.He contends as well that the salient features of an emerging American culture during these years are to be found not primarily in New England puritanism but in widely manifest configurations of sociocultural behavior exhibited throughout British North America, including New England, and he emphasized the centrality of slavery to that culture. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Virginia, not New England, is the appropriate Developmental Model
In erudite and responsible fashion, Greene establishes his thesis by first laying out the nature of the Chesapeake and New England colonies. Virginia, he states, was the result of profit-driven members of The Virginia Company, and therefore a commercial colony from the beginning. It furthermore was an individualist colony and only accepted the idea of a community after realizing it otherwise would not succeed. By contrast, New England was a religious colony wholly devoted to the community, where not until later was any individualism expressed. Having laid that foundation, he then proceeds to criticize the declension model of New England and to propose a developmental model for the Chesapeake.

His criticism of the declension model rests principally in that it assumes a deterioration of New England culture and quality of life. As such, it cannot properly address the demographic and economic changes occurring in those colonies beginning around 1660. Having thus assessed the validity of the declension model, he then proposes his own developmental model for the Chesapeake region. That model states, in essence, that permanent civilization grew out of temporary colonies by virtue of the change from strictly individual, go-it-alone pursuits to the much more practical individual-within-a-greater-community approach. That latter phenomenon, he demonstrates, is a reflection of life and the socioeconomic situation in Great Britain itself, thereby proving that not only does the declension model fail to hold for the Chesapeake colonies, it was never representative of the Old World either.

He then goes on to describe the socioeconomic nature of the colonies in Ireland, the Middle Colonies around New York along with the Lower Southern colonies beneath the Chesapeake, and the island colonies in the Atlantic and Caribbean. In each case, he ultimately asserts their strong similarity to the Chesapeake colonies and the legitimacy of his developmental model theory. In his final chapter, he brings all the colonies together to explain the creation and development of an American society, and the colonial move from separate and distinct colonies to united and similar states.

The style of Greene's argument is very satisfactory; he makes no assumptions, or at least pretends not to, and fully and somewhat repetitively explains how each colony is similar to the Chesapeake and dissimilar to New England. It is constructed, therefore, so the scholarly reader can jump to the colonies of interest to him/her, skip over the others, and still fully understand the argument.

The argument itself is highly intriguing, and well grounded within the evidence he presents. One cannot help but see the merit to what he writes. That said, there are a few points of caution for the academic reader. First, Greene pays no attention whatsoever to Indians, and less attention than he should to slaves. On Indians, he acknowledges as much in his introduction; however, with the exception of Ireland, settler-Indian relations were pivotal to colonial development. What does he have to say of Bacon's Rebellion, for example, or any of a number of such conflicts? What about the fact that the settlers initially survived on Indian-grown corn, later established a considerable trading system, and even acquired land from them? One might also ask about the social development of the Indians themselves. How did colonization affect them? Greene ignores that entirely. Perhaps he considers Indians' happiness irrelevant to the overall American pursuit of happiness. Perhaps it was simply an oversight, or maybe historiography has not progressed so far as to include the Indians. Does that issue or any settler-Indian issues weaken Greene's model? Perhaps not enough to invalidate it (or to enhance it, for that matter), but enough to have merited discussion.

As to slavery, Robert Olwell writes in Masters, Slaves, and Subjects that slaves too had a social structure that changed over time. Yet, Greene says nothing about it. He discusses slavery only as far as it influenced white settlers' social development. Furthermore, the descendents of these slaves still make up a relevant percentage of the American population; thus, one cannot discuss the "formation of American culture" without addressing the slaves. Again, perhaps the social development of blacks would have had no impact on the relevancy of his model; all the same, he still should have considered it.

A second point of caution is his assertion that the wretched civilization in the Chesapeake ultimately brought about the republican virtues inherent in American government. Perhaps, but as New England scholars have long demonstrated, republicanism was intrinsic to Puritan social philosophy, and declension or no, was well-established a full century and a half before the Chesapeake adopted it.

A last point concerns the central argument Stephen Innes makes in his book, Creating the Commonwealth: The Economic Culture of Puritan New England; namely, that Puritan philosophy ushered in capitalism. Whereas the Chesapeake adopted repressive measures to stifle the overall economy in favor of elite wealth, New England largely allowed its economy to grow unhindered. Having titled his book "Pursuits of Happiness," Greene utterly fails to discuss the capitalistic nature of the foundation of that happiness: American culture, economy, and government.

Greene tackles an enormous subject and gives it a specific label - his developmental model - that by its very size is certain to have a few holes, most notably the cautions described above. Despite these three points of caution, however, Pursuits of Happiness is an extremely worthwhile book. It lends itself well to discussion of New England declension and colonial development, and certainly, Jack Greene is a historian of established and deserved repute. One may not agree with any or all of the points of his thesis, but even the most devoted student of Bernard Bailyn would do well to consider them.

2-0 out of 5 stars Acclaimed, but not for me.
In Pursuits of Happiness, Jack Greene's objective is to examine the social development and economic change in Great Britain's colonies from 1660 to 1760, and to observe the development of American culture emerging at the end of the American Revolution.He uses an overarching, macro-historical framework in which he looks at the British colonies in the Caribbean, mainland North America and Ireland and classifies each in to one of two models: a developmental pattern represented most clearly by the Chesapeake region, and a declension pattern, exemplified exclusively by the New England colonies "around which much British colonial history has been organized." (xi)Greene's developmental model is one in which settlements move from loosely organized, primitive ventures to economically highly elaborated, institutionally stable and socially mature provinces; in other words, they become "more settled, cohesive, and coherent." (81)He focuses almost exclusively upon refuting the conviction that New England was representative of British pre-Revolutionary colonization attempts, and maintains instead that the Chesapeake region was not only far more similar to early modern Britain than was New England, but that every other colony (including Ireland) mirrored the Chesapeake settlements.Although he offers a concluding chapter in which he describes the various mainland settlements as "becoming increasingly alike" (170) as the American Revolution approached, for the most part, Greene's New England is emphatically anomalous in the overall picture of Britain's colonies.To paint this historiographical portrait, however, Greene chooses a selective definition and application of "declension," ignores contradictory evidence, and reaches his foreordained conclusions based on what are obviously rigidly held assumptions. Perhaps it is Greene's relentless determination to debunk the traditional interpretation of early America in which New England is held to be "normative" (5) of Britain's colonial settlement that leads one to question his approach to this question and to cast some doubt as to the credibility of his argument.As one reviewer notes, Greene "resents the central position that New England has held" over the years in colonial historiography and "never relents in his quest for an alternative explanation." While it is of course perfectly legitimate and appropriate to search for such an alternative, Greene's decision to ignore some evidence and patterns that do not fit his model is to a large extent disingenuous.His selective handling of facts, woven into a conclusion so at odds with prior interpretations and so neatly packaged summon forth Professor Robert Berkhofer's admonition: "You should examine the author's main points, how they went about explicating them and the sets of assumptions that made for their works being exactly the way they are." This is not to object to Greene's refusal to conclude that colonial New England is the model for social development and that the Chesapeake is a deviant example of British colonization.Rather, we can look deeper in to Pursuits of Happiness and learn much from what we read and what we do not read, and consider Greene's assumptions and main points as Berkhofer recommends that we do.Greene's desire to see order, stability, and social maturation in the colonies he describes allows him to minimize and dehumanize slavery, and much else that is unpleasant, disorganized or objectionable in Britain's colonial provinces.Institutions and structures to him are aesthetically desirable, meaningful and define a modern society.He looks from the top down.Greene's use of this approach is why we do not "see" people in the book-slaves in particular are missing, but so too are New England farmers, women, American Indians, and others.This lack of human subjects is somewhat ironic, in that Greene's goal was to "formulate a model of social development." (xi, italics mine)Pursuits of Happiness is fundamentally a reactionary survey, aimed squarely at refuting those studies that have emphasized the typicality of the New England experience.Greene assumed preemptively that the Chesapeake was more reflective of early modern Britain, and more typical of her colonies.By emphasizing declension in New England and defining it in his own terms, Greene of course found what he was looking for: a Chesapeake model more modern and developed than New England, one that all other British colonies resembled.Only by ignoring contradictory experiences and discontinuities, as Cronon holds that all narratives do, does Greene succeed in finding his settled, cohesive, and coherent colonies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pursuit of a New Paradigm
Greene is on a mission to show that the South (especially the Chesapeake) represents the "normative" model of American development-not the New England model.To do so, he decries the standard "declension" model, based on the history of Puritan New England, and produces a"developmental" model that he proves was normative for allBritish New World colonies--here New England represents the exception, notthe rule.He seeks to analyze three points.First, to analyze theassumptions that have emphasized the preeminence or normative character ofthe Orthodox Puritan colonies of New England in the early modern socialdevelopment and formation of American culture.Second, to evaluate andcompare among the experiences of other societies in the early modernBritish Empire and to formulate a model of colonial social development thatmade be more broadly applicable than the heretofore used declension modelof British colonial history.Finally, to delineate the process by whichthe general American culture began to emerge out of several regionalcultures during the century after 1660 and identifying the most importantelements in that emerging culture.Colonial historians have used thedeclension model to explain the early experiences of the Orthodox Europeancolonies of Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut.Greene proposes adevelopmental model which looks at historical change in new societies as amovement from the simple to the complex.The Chesapeake, being the oldestsettle the region, experienced this model first and the others followed -except the New England region, which was atypical from all other Britishcolonies.Green does not discuss Native Americans, and only superficiallycovers slaves.However, he admits to pursuing his argument with threeassumptions: 1) the focus of the book is upon social development andreligious, political, and economic developments are considered only as faras their social dimensions are concerned; 2) focus is upon European andAfrican immigrants and their descendants - excludes Native Americans; and3) attempts to avoid the "idol of origins" which assumes how an areaappeared later in time was equivalent to how it began (concerns the subjectspecially of slavery in the South). An excellent book for any student ofAmerican history, it is well written and thoroughly researched.Itdiscusses the major historians and arguments concerning colonial Americanhistory. ... Read more

15. Bermuda Recollections
Paperback: Pages (1993)

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16. Mysteries and Monsters of the Sea
by Fate Magazine Editors
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2001-05-15)
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From the editors of FATE magazine comes this collection of unusual true stories about the oceans' depths, including water monsters, ghostly vessels, shipwrecks and other oddities. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars a below-average treatise on random ocean mysteries
this book was a disappointment.it would have been much more interesting had it concentrated on cryptozoological aspects ot ocean mysteries...with most of the planet's ocean depths averaging two miles, much remains to be discovered and i think this book could have capitalized on this theme instead of including sensational and unbelievable accounts of ghost ships and the bermuda triangle, subjects that have been convincingly debunked for a long time.the middle chapters are worth the nine dollars you'll spend on this book but, while original, the material covered is sadly not studied in more depth and the lack of a bibliography makes it difficult to find further reading (especially on the giant jellyfish that could exist).the editing and grammar are second rate and the book reads at a second grade level.given the tantalizing information (i.e. the giant salmon of lake hanan in a chinese province)included, it's a shame that the editor doesn't feature photos of some of the purported creatures, such as the claim that clear pictures of the above-mentioned salmon were taken by field biologists.it was just enough to leave one frustrated and wondering from what issue of The Globe this story and probably most in this book were sourced from. ... Read more

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