Lost Baltimore

A Portfolio of Vanished Buildings

Author: Carleton Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801856372

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 4368

"This record of shortsighted destruction may help save the city's remaining wood, stone, and brick treasures."-- Baltimore Magazine They fell victim to fire and time, road builders and city planners, the schemes of short-sighted developers, and their owners' neglect. From the red-brick shops and taverns of colonial times to the monumental banks and theaters of the early twentieth century, the lost buildings of old Baltimore represent an irreplaceable part of the city's heritage. Now, in this revised and beautifully redesigned edition of Carleton Jones's popular retrospective, the vanished structures of Baltimore's past are made accessible to a new generation of readers. Each of the more than one hundred entries includes a photograph, the building's exact location, the years it was built and razed, and a paragraph describing its architectural and historical significance. Also included are lively and informative essays giving an overview of Baltimore's colonial, Federal, antebellum, Victorian, and "golden city" periods of architecture. Churches and saloons, temples and courthouses, public buildings, townhouses, office buildings, and country mansions--the structures of Lost Baltimore have lost none of their power to stir the imagination. " Lost Baltimore is valuable for its collection and presentation of buildings we can know now only through pictures and text. The book is likely to hold its interest over the long term."-- Maryland Historical Magazine

Lost Baltimore

Author: Gregory J. Alexander,Paul Kelsey Williams

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781909108431

Category: Architecture

Page: 142

View: 3438

Profiles places in Baltimore that have been destroyed, altered, or demolished during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with photographs of the original structures, background information, and stories about memorable individuals.

Untersuchungen zu Miltons Paradise Lost

Interpretation der beiden Schlussbücher

Author: Berta Moritz-Siebeck

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111381706

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 4357

Annals of Baltimore

Author: Thomas Waters Griffith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Baltimore (Md.)

Page: 293

View: 4801

Paradise Lost

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349192295

Category:

Page: 96

View: 3021

The Mystical Design of Paradise Lost

Author: Galbraith Miller Crump

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838715192

Category: Poetry

Page: 194

View: 1445

Identifies and discusses the thematic and structural aspects of the circular pattern underlying Milton's epic poem to elucidate its mystical meanings.

Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause

Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase

Author: Roger G. Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195176073

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 5913

Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system, particularly with the Louisiana Purchase, squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger G. Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of the gap between Jefferson's stated aspirations and what actually happened. Kennedy reveals how the Louisiana Purchase had a major impact on land use and the growth of slavery. He examines the great financial interests (such as the powerful land companies that speculated in new territories and the British textile interests) that beat down slavery's many opponents in the South itself (Native Americans, African Americans, Appalachian farmers, and conscientious opponents of slavery). He describes how slaveholders' cash crops--first tobacco, then cotton--sickened the soil and how the planters moved from one desolated tract to the next. Soon the dominant culture of the entire region--from Maryland to Florida, from Carolina to Texas--was that of owners and slaves producing staple crops for international markets. The earth itself was impoverished, in many places beyond redemption. None of this, Kennedy argues, was inevitable. He focuses on the character, ideas, and ambitions of Thomas Jefferson to show how he and other Southerners struggled with the moral dilemmas presented by the presence of Indian farmers on land they coveted, by the enslavement of their workforce, by the betrayal of their stated hopes, and by the manifest damage being done to the earth itself. Jefferson emerges as a tragic figure in a tragic period. Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2003.

Lost Chester River Steamboats

From Chestertown to Baltimore

Author: Jack Shaum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625855443

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 2289

In the golden age of the steamer, the rich bounty of the Eastern Shore was transported down the Chester River and across the Chesapeake Bay to the port of Baltimore. For over one hundred years, vessels like the Maryland, the Chester and the B.S. Ford traversed these winding waters laden with fruit, grains, crabs and oysters. For a dollar, passengers could enjoy the novelty of a ride and the slow panorama of the shoreline. Through freeze and fog, skilled captains plied the waterways until the last of the steamers—the Bay Belle—made its final passage in the 1950s. Author and historian Jack Shaum journeys back to the bygone days of the Chester River’s steamboats.

Milton’s Inward Liberty

A Reading of Christian Liberty from the Prose to Paradise Lost

Author: Filippo Falcone

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 4852

What is true liberty? Milton labors to provide an answer, and his answer becomes the ruling principle behind both prose works and poetry. The scholarly community has largely read liberty in Milton retrospectively through the spectacles of liberalism. In so doing, it has failed to emphasize that the Christian paradigm of liberty speaks of an inward microcosm, a place of freedom whose precincts are defined by man's fellowship with God. All other forms of freedom relate to the outer world, be they freedom to choose the good, absence of external constraint and oppression, or freedom of alternatives. None of these is true liberty, but they are pursued by Milton in concert with true liberty. Milton's Inward Liberty attempts to address the bearing of true liberty in Milton's work through the magnifying glass of seventeenth-century theology.

How the Sun Lost Its Shine

A Newsroom Memoir

Author: Elaine Tassy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761850015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 2553

This book is award-winning journalist Elaine Tassy's no-holds-barred account of her four years working as a reporter at The Baltimore Sun. As one of few black female staff writers, she noticed and spoke out about race, class and gender-based decisions made in the workplace.

North Baltimore and Its Neighbors

Author: Thomas W. Boltz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439636591

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 7162

Located 25 miles south of Toledo, North Baltimore and its neighboring communities have seen dramatic changes since being settled in the 1830s. Pioneers labored to establish small farms and villages in the midst of what was then the Black Swamp, gradually achieving modest but precarious success. Then, in the 1880s, oil was discovered. The area flourished, attracting speculators, turning farmers into millionaires, and transforming quiet villages into rough-and-tumble boomtowns. It was a colorful period that also brought large homes, imposing commercial buildings, and grand town halls. However, by 1915, the oil field was depleted, and North Baltimore and its neighbors returned to their existence as quiet towns. Since then, many of the beautiful old buildings have disappeared, obscuring evidence of the area’s dynamic history. With over 200 pictures, many from private collections, North Baltimore and Its Neighbors helps ensure that this history will not be forgotten.

The Sailor's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Merchant mariners

Page: N.A

View: 1000

Urban Finance Under Siege

Author: Thomas R. Swartz,Frank J. Bonello

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563242250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 8509

An account of the later years of Tsarism. Witte presents portraits of the statesmen around him, explains the problem of bringing the economy to a level commensurate with Russia's putative position as the greatest land power in the world and the effort to create a constitutional monarchy.

Hirelings

African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Author: Jennifer Hull Dorsey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461156

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 305

In Hirelings, Jennifer Dorsey recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. She follows a generation of manumitted African Americans and their freeborn children and grandchildren through the process of inventing new identities, associations, and communities in the early nineteenth century. Free Africans and their descendants had lived in Maryland since the seventeenth century, but before the American Revolution they were always few in number and lacking in economic resources or political leverage. By contrast, manumitted and freeborn African Americans in the early republic refashioned the Eastern Shore's economy and society, earning their livings as wage laborers while establishing thriving African American communities. As free workers in a slave society, these African Americans contested the legitimacy of the slave system even while they remained dependent laborers. They limited white planters' authority over their time and labor by reuniting their families in autonomous households, settling into free black neighborhoods, negotiating labor contracts that suited the needs of their households, and worshipping in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Some moved to the cities, but many others migrated between employers as a strategy for meeting their needs and thwarting employers' control. They demonstrated that independent and free African American communities could thrive on their own terms. In all of these actions the free black workers of the Eastern Shore played a pivotal role in ongoing debates about the merits of a free labor system.

Derek Jeter's Ultimate Baseball Guide 2015

Author: Larry Dobrow,Derek Jeter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481423185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 341

A children's guide to baseball provides facts about the game, profiles each major league team, and includes trivia about teams, players, and statistics.

Pennsylvania, 2000

Population and housing unit counts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 334

Lost Chester River Steamboats: From Chestertown to Baltimore

Author: Jack Shaum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467117595

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 5604

In the golden age of the steamer, the rich bounty of the Eastern Shore was transported down the Chester River and across the Chesapeake Bay to the port of Baltimore. For over one hundred years, vessels like the Maryland, the Chester and the B.S. Ford traversed these winding waters laden with fruit, grains, crabs and oysters. For a dollar, passengers could enjoy the novelty of a ride and the slow panorama of the shoreline. Through freeze and fog, skilled captains plied the waterways until the last of the steamers--the Bay Belle--made its final passage in the 1950s. Author and historian Jack Shaum journeys back to the bygone days of the Chester River's steamboats.

100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Author: Dan Connolly

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 163319194X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 3767

This guide to all things Baltimore Oriole covers the team's history as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, including the incredible legacy of Cal Ripken, Jr., memories from Memorial Stadium, and how singing "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch has become a fan-favorite tradition. Author Dan Connolly has collected every essential piece of Orioles knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, providing an entertaining and enlightening read for any Oriole fan.