Baltimore: Past and Present

With Biographical Sketches of Its Representative Men

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baltimore (Md.)

Page: 562

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Baltimore, a Living Renaissance

Author: Lenora Heilig Nast,Laurence N. Krause,Richard C. Monk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baltimore (Md.)

Page: 320

View: 2963


In Vintage Postcards

Author: Joe Russell,Kate Shelley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738502427

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6541

From the 1890s through the 1920s, the postcard was an extraordinarily popular means of communication, and many of the postcards produced during this "golden age" can today be considered works of art. Postcard photographers traveled the length and breadth of the nation snapping photographs of busy street scenes, documenting local landmarks, and assembling crowds of local children only too happy to pose for a picture. These images, printed as postcards and sold in general stores across the country, survive as telling reminders of an important era in America's history. This fascinating new history of Baltimore, Maryland, showcases more than two hundred of the best vintage postcards available.

Die Baltimore-Ohio-Eisenbahn über das Alleghany-Gebirg mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Steigungs- und Krümmungsverhältnisse untersucht von Carl Ghega auf seiner Reise in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika

mit einer Beschreibung und Berechnung über die Leistungsfähigkeit einiger nordamerikanischen Lokomotive, und einer vergleichenden Berechnung der Lokomotiv- und Pferdekraft bei verschiedenen Bahnsteigungen. Textband : mit einer Landkarte

Author: Carl von Ghega

Publisher: N.A



Page: 264

View: 2080

Ein Toter kam nach Baltimore: Krimi

Ein Roberto Tardelli Thriller #1

Author: A. F. Morland

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3739643625

Category: Fiction

Page: 93

View: 1506

Der Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 97 Taschenbuchseiten.Roberto Tardelli ist ein Mafiajäger. Sein neuer Auftrag kann für ihn sehr gefährlich werden. Dazu muss er die Identität des Killers Sonny Salozzi annehmen, der bei seiner Rückkehr in die Staaten nach acht Jahren bei einem Verkehrsunfall ums Leben kam. Tardellis Auftrag: Sammeln von Beweisen, die den Mafiaboss Vito Brassi hinter Gitter bringen. Zuerst läuft alles nach Plan. Doch dann erhält der Mafiaboss die Nachricht über den Tod seines Auftragkillers und erkennt, dass Roberto Tardelli ein Spion der Polizei in seinen Reihen ist.Wird Tardelli die ihm drohende Gefahr rechtzeitig erkennen und den Mafiaboss doch noch zur Strecke bringen können?

Baltimore Health News...

Monthly Bulletin

Author: Baltimore (Md.) Health Department

Publisher: N.A


Category: Public health

Page: N.A

View: 9397


Author: Philip J. Merrill,Uluaipou-O-Malo Aiono

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738501321

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4098

Throughout the years, the city of Baltimore has played host to many well-known figures, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and boxer Joe Louis; the city has been called home by Billie Holiday, Frederick Douglass, and Thurgood Marshall. But it is the local African-American community's members, working diligently to advance and empower themselves, who made history while they lived it.

Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3740

«Absolut unglaublich, ehrlich und herzzerreißend!» Angie Thomas, Autorin von «The Hate U Give» Justyce McAllister ist einer der Besten seiner Klasse, Captain des Debattierclubs und Anwärter auf einen Studienplatz in Yale – doch all das interessiert den Polizisten, der Justyce die Handschellen umlegt, nur wenig. Der Grund für seine Verhaftung: Justyce ist schwarz. Und er lebt in den USA im Jahr 2017. Mit Briefen an sein großes Vorbild Martin Luther King jr. versucht Justyce, dem alltäglichen Rassismus etwas entgegenzusetzen. Und dann ist da noch Sarah-Jane, seine kluge, schöne — und weiße – Debattierpartnerin. Als jedoch sein bester Freund Manny erschossen wird, scheint es, als ob selbst Martin Luther King jr. keine Antwort mehr für Justyce bereithält.

Industrial Baltimore

Author: Tom Liebel

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738542683

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 3762

Over the course of several centuries, Baltimore evolved from a Colonial-era port city to a thriving and dynamic city of nearly a million people at the conclusion of World War II. As the city grew, a wide variety of industries were established. Railroads, ports, manufacturing sites, and public infrastructure, such as power plants, fundamentally transformed large swaths of Baltimore's landscape. However, the second half of the 20th century saw a dramatic and often traumatic restructuring of the city's economy; individual businesses and entire industrial sectors downsized, relocated, or completely collapsed. Today many such areas of Baltimore have changed radically as abandoned manufacturing sites have been demolished or converted to new uses. Images of America: Industrial Baltimore documents a vital component of the city's working past through historic photographs of the people and sites that made the city an essential economic engine of the Industrial Revolution.

History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Author: John F. Stover

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557530660

Category: Transportation

Page: 419

View: 3857

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad in America. As an economic historian, Stover tells the history of the B & O from its beginnings in 1928, and through the dark times of this country's economic growth and downswings. He examines the programs undertaken by the company throughout its history to improve its lines, equipment, and service.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Baltimore Region (Md.)

Page: N.A

View: 5306

The Baltimore Afro-American, 1892-1950

Author: Hayward Farrar

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305177

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 8318

Examines the Baltimore Afro-American from its founding in 1892 to the dawn of the Civil Rights Era in 1950.


A Political History

Author: Matthew A. Crenson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421422077

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 2172

Charm City or Mobtown? People from Baltimore glory in its eccentric charm, small-town character, and North-cum-South culture. But for much of the nineteenth century, violence and disorder plagued the city. More recently, the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody has prompted Baltimoreans—and the entire nation—to focus critically on the rich and tangled narrative of black–white relations in Baltimore, where slavery once existed alongside the largest community of free blacks in the United States. Matthew A. Crenson, a distinguished political scientist and Baltimore native, examines the role of politics and race throughout Baltimore’s history. From its founding in 1729 up through the recent past, Crenson follows Baltimore’s political evolution from an empty expanse of marsh and hills to a complicated city with distinct ways of doing business. Revealing how residents at large engage (and disengage) with one another across an expansive agenda of issues and conflicts, Crenson shows how politics helped form this complex city’s personality. Crenson provocatively argues that Baltimore’s many quirks are likely symptoms of urban underdevelopment. The city’s longtime domination by the general assembly—and the corresponding weakness of its municipal authority—forced residents to adopt the private and extra-governmental institutions that shaped early Baltimore. On the one hand, Baltimore was resolutely parochial, split by curious political quarrels over issues as minor as loose pigs. On the other, it was keenly attuned to national politics: during the Revolution, for instance, Baltimoreans were known for their comparative radicalism. Crenson describes how, as Baltimore and the nation grew, whites competed with blacks, slave and free, for menial and low-skill work. He also explores how the urban elite thrived by avoiding, wherever possible, questions of slavery vs. freedom—just as, long after the Civil War and emancipation, wealthier Baltimoreans preferred to sidestep racial controversy. Peering into the city’s 300-odd neighborhoods, this fascinating account holds up a mirror to Baltimore, asking whites in particular to re-examine the past and accept due responsibility for future racial progress.

Small Town Baltimore

An Album of Memories

Author: Gilbert Sandler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801870699

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 2806

"This "album of memories" introduces the reader to the people and places - neighborhoods, restaurants, department stores, parks, hotels, night clubs, racetracks, and theaters - that once put the charm in Charm City."--BOOK JACKET.


A Not Too Serious History

Author: Letitia Stockett

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801856709

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 4229

A teacher of English and English History at the Friends School in Baltimore, Letitia Stockett was inspired to write her whimsical history of the city when a friend told her that nothing much had been done in the way of a history of Baltimore since J. Thomas Scharf's The Chronicles of Baltimore (1874). Rising to the challenge, she spent all of her spare time on the book, telling curious friends and family merely that she "had work to do." Baltimore: A Not Too Serious History was the result, a charming and anecdotal account of the city's history that is as fresh today as it was when first published in 1928. "Would you know Baltimore? Then put deliberately out of your mind the fact that the town makes more straw hats than any other city in the world. Aesthetically speaking, that is a fearsome thought. Forget, too, that Baltimore is the centre of the oyster packing industry. Worse, far worse than a straw hat is a packed oyster; Baltimoreans ought to know better. In truth they do; they export the tinned bivalve to the unsuspecting, unsophisticated Westerner. These two enterprises are worthy and profitable, but a knowledge of these facts will not help you understand this city any more truly than the study of those long lists of products once diligently conned in school gave you an inkling of Tunis, Singapore and Wilkes-Barre."—from Baltimore: A Not too Serious History