The Magic Maker: A Portrait of John Langstaff, Creator of the Christmas Revels

Author: Susan Cooper

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763656577

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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On Christmas Eve in 1920, John Meredith Langstaff was born into a music-filled home where a rousing, wassailing carol party was the peak of his family’s year. Half a century later, his inspired Christmas Revels was born, a theatrical weaving of traditional song, folkdance, and drama that has become a beloved institution across the country. Now award-winning author Susan Cooper, a friend and writer for the Revels, traces its roots through the rhythms of Jack Langstaff’s life—from star choirboy (and notorious troublemaker) to his early career as a noted recital singer; from a daunting World War II injury to his work as recording artist, TV performer, teacher, and children’s author. Along the way, his passion for music, ritual, and community fused to spark the incomparable Revels, a participatory celebration that promises to draw children of all ages for generations to come.

Salmagundi

Or, The Whim-whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others ...

Author: Washington Irving,James Kirke Paulding,William Irving

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 540

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Civil War Surgeon - Biography of James Langstaff Dunn, MD

Author: Paul B. Kerr MD

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468559818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 738

This book is a Biography of James Langstaff Dunn, MD, Civil War Surgeon and unwavering Patriot, from Medical Student 1846 to War End 1865. A modern doctor, Paul B Kerr, MD, obtained 140 letters Dunn wrote to his dear wife, Temperance, and children, from his College and War years. Dr Kerr interprets the letters as relates to surgery, diseases, tent life, prisons, hospitals and logistics in the light of life and medicine today, and his own experiences in Army Medicine in WW II and Korea. Dr Kerr also discusses the knowledge of anesthesia in the 1800s, and how it evolved during 40 years of his own practice of anesthesia. Dunn was the Surgeon of the 109th PA Volunteers of Infantry for three years, a Batallion that carried many central assignments and battles. Fighting for 1 1/2 years with the Army of the Potomac, his unit did a second 1 1/2 years with the Army of the Tennessee. Dunn describes first-hand the Battles for Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Atlanta and the occupancy of Savannah. You won't forget his exhausting personal help for women and babies in the fiery destruction of Columbia, South Carolina. Nor will his description of first entry into Atlanta be forgotten. Dunn personally names Clara Barton "The Angel of the Battlefield." He witnesses the amazing assault on Lookout Mountain, visits relatives in Cincinnati and Nashville. In Washington, he observes President Lincoln and the huge tent city with thousands of marching men there. We have from him a dateline Washington, DC on the very day Lincoln was shot. We meet his boss and friend, General John Geary, who from Mayor of San Francisco and Governor of Kansas, becomes his Commandant, and, after the War, Governor of Pennsylvania. We learn first hand about drunkenness, "Hospital Gangrene;" and Dunn's encounters with slaves, the aristocracy of Virginia and the primitive whites of the Tennessee Mountains. Throughout, Dr Dunn keeps his morals, his devotion to the Union and his disgust with pacifists at home in Pennsylvania and in Congress. He discusses the Conscription Laws and means of substitution. His letters are full of Military Information that in other wars were subject to censorship. His 140 letters are as a "War Correspondent."

Langstaff

A Nineteenth-Century Medical Life

Author: Jacalyn Duffin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487589581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5835

A unique and readable microhistory of an ordinary physician and his community during a period of revolutionary medical change. Duffin bases her insights on a detailed computer-assisted analysis of 40 years of extant daybooks of James Langstaff (1825-1889).

Over in the Meadow

Author: John Langstaff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544129504

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3931

The old animal counting song. “Numbers for knee highs couldn’t be more fun. . . . Also has music for the song at the end. . . . Feodor Rojankovsky’s charming illustrations are in full color and black and white.”—Kirkus Reviews This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read-Aloud Poetry).

What a morning!

the Christmas story in Black spirituals

Author: John M. Langstaff,John Andrew Ross

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780689504228

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2736

Includes five illustrated spirituals dealing with the birth of Christ, with printed music for voice and piano

Talking About Race

Alleviating the Fear

Author: Steven Grineski,Julie Landsman,Robert Simmons III

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579225624

Category: Education

Page: 340

View: 9959

What is it that gives many of us White people a visceral fear about discussing race? Do you realize that being able to not think about or talk about it is a uniquely White experience? Do you warn your children about how people might react to them; find store staff following or watching you; get stopped by the police for no reason? The students of color in your classroom experience discrimination every day, in small and large ways. They don’t often see themselves represented in their textbooks, and encounter hostility in school, and outside. For them race is a constant reality, and an issue they need, and want, to discuss. Failure to do so can inhibit their academic performance. Failure to discuss race prevents White students from getting a real, critical and deep understanding of our society and their place in it. It is essential for the well-being of all students that they learn to have constructive conversations about the history of race in this country, the impact of racism on different ethnic communities, and how those communities and cultures contribute to society. The need to model for our students how to talk openly and comfortably about race is critical in America today, but it is still an issue that is difficult to tackle. To overcome the common fear of discussing race, of saying “something wrong”, this book brings together over thirty contributions by teachers and students of different ethnicities and races who offer their experiences, ideas, and advice. With passion and sensitivity they: cover such topics as the development of racial consciousness and identity in children; admit their failures and continuing struggles; write about creating safe spaces and the climate that promotes thoughtful discussion; model self-reflection; demonstrate the importance of giving voice to students; recount how they responded to racial incidents and used current affairs to discuss oppression; describe courses and strategies they have developed; explain the “n” word; present exercises; and pose questions. For any teacher grappling with addressing race in the classroom, and for pre-service teachers confronting their anxieties about race, this book offers a rich resource of insights, approaches and guidance that will allay fears, and provide the reflective practitioner with the confidence to initiate and respond to discussion of race, from the pre-school and elementary classroom through high school.

Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. To the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates" ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066 to the Year 1803. Comprising the period from the eleventh of February 1780, to the twenty-fifth of March 1781

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 16

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Making Music

From Tambourines to Rainsticks to Dandelion Trumpets, Walnut Castanets to Shepherd's Pipes to an Abundance of Homemade Drums, Here Is a Joyful, Quirky Assortment of Good Sounds from Found Objects

Author: John Langstaff,Ann Sayre Wiseman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612127274

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 9798

Tune up a milk carton guitar and get ready for a kitchen concerto in the key of utensils major! Ann Sayre Wiseman and John Langstaff offer dozens of ideas that encourage children to unlock their musical creativity using everyday objects. Kids will be inspired as they turn a shower hose into a trumpet or pair zippers and Velcro to make their own percussion ensemble. With ideas for creating and playing more than 70 basic rhythm, string, wind, and keyboard instruments, the musical possibilities are endless.