The Cold Of May Day Monday

Author: Robert Anthony Welch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019968684X
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The Cold Of May Day Monday from the Author: Robert Anthony Welch. The Cold of May Day Monday is an account of one of the most interesting literary histories in the world, offering insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.

The Ritual Of May Day In Western Europe

Author: Abby Peterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317017358
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The Ritual Of May Day In Western Europe from the Author: Abby Peterson. Eric Hobsbawm claimed that the international May Day, which dates back to a proclamation in 1889 by the Second International, 'is perhaps the most ambitious of labour rituals'. The first international May Day demonstrations in 1890 were widely celebrated across Europe and became the one day each year when organized labour could present its goals to the public, an eight-hour workday being the first concrete demand, shortly followed by those for improved working conditions, universal suffrage, peace among nations, and international solidarity. The May Day ritual celebration was the self-assertion and self-definition of the new labour class through class organization. Thus, it was trade unions and social democratic and socialist parties throughout Europe which took the initiative and have sustained May Day as a labour ritual to this day. Part I of this theoretically-informed volume explores how May Day demonstrations have evolved and taken different trajectories in different political contexts. Part II focuses on May Day rituals today. By comparing demonstration level data of over 2000 questionnaires from six countries, including Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, the reader is able to gain a thorough understanding of how participants are bestowing meaning on May Day rituals. By concluding with reflections on the future of the May Day ritual in Western Europe, this ground-breaking book provides a detailed analysis of its evolution as a protest event.

El Sueno De Oro The Dream Of Gold

Author: Phillip Micheal Coffee
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412047056
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El Sueno De Oro The Dream Of Gold from the Author: Phillip Micheal Coffee. El SueƱo de Oro is a day-by-day account of an expedition for gold in Alaska from August of 1897 to August of 1899. The "log" was created by the leader of the expedition, William Mills Coffee, then of Santa Cruz, California. The log entries create a flowing story of the El SueƱo expedition from San Francisco to the Bering Sea and up the Yukon River in Alaska. The El SueƱo party searched for gold by dog sled, boat and on foot during the harsh winters of Alaska, where the temperatures were recorded as low as -80 degrees. During the two years there were mutinies, deaths, marriages, amputations, shipwrecks and various accounts of the Alaskan wilderness. The book is an historical account of one man's search for gold, very well documented with photos, maps of probable gold locations and claims, and financial records of the expedition. The Master Carpenter Certificates of the two ships involved with the expedition, "Bessie K" and "El SueƱo", are included.

In Cold Blood

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781588361653
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In Cold Blood from the Author: Truman Capote. National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

Catskill Weather

Author: Jerome Simon Thaler
Publisher: Purple Mountain PressLtd
ISBN: 9780935796797
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Catskill Weather from the Author: Jerome Simon Thaler.