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Milwaukee's Soldiers Home
As the country sought healing and peace after the Civil War, Wisconsin citizens took up Pres. Abraham Lincoln’s challenge “to care for him who shall have borne the battle.” Their efforts paved the way for the establishment in Milwaukee of one of the original three branches of ...
Piedmont Soldiers and their Families: North Carolina
North Carolina
As centuries turn and decades pass, many wars and major historical events fade into the national memory as bold-face words in our history textbooks. However, the Civil War is unique, in that it still remains a heavily discussed, published, and debated topic in today’s society....
The Dwelling Houses of Charleston, South Carolina
South Carolina
A famous, classic volume on the architecture of Charleston's houses and neighborhoods, with a new introduction and foreword by architectural historian Gene Waddell. Features a collection of twenty rare sketches by Alice R. Huger Smith from her portfolio on the Miles Brewton Ho...
Civil War Soldiers of Greater Cleveland: Letters Home to Cuyahoga County
The Civil War interrupted the area around Cleveland, Ohio, in the middle of its great leap into prosperity, redirecting its men into military camps and its industrial strength into munitions and provisions. Dale Thomas roots his story in the letters that kept the ordinary sold...
Carroll County: A Place to Call Home
When pioneer families from the East moved into Ohio around the turn of the nineteenth century, one of the first lands of promise they discovered was the area that would become Carroll County. The region grew into a major farming center that witnessed the march of time from Nat...
A Local Habitation: Poems from Old & New Worlds
South Carolina
A Local Habitation explores the impact of place, history and blood on a sensibility painfully aware that it stands almost alone in the twilight of a great tradition. Embracing the rhyme and long-established forms from past eras, poet Seabrook Wilkinson plumbs the depths of pe...
Montpelier and the Madisons: House, Home and American Heritage
A stately plantation in picturesque Orange County, Virginia, Montpelier has been home to many owners, but the period in which the Madison family occupied it remains the most intriguing. Historian Matthew G. Hyland traces the development of the plantation as it evolved and chan...
Southside Place
In 1924, Edward Lilo Crain platted Southside Place, a 329-lot subdivision on the soggy prairie just west of bustling downtown Houston. Ahead of his time, Crain combined the roles of real estate investor, developer, and builder, establishing Southside Place with prefabricated c...
Sesame Place
Since opening in 1980, Sesame Place® theme park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has been the Northeast’s premiere destination for fun, learning, and entertainment for children and adults alike. This wonderful playland has seen immense change and growth from opening day, ever adapt...
Miller Place
New York
Situated on top of the bluffs facing Long Island Sound, Miller Place is a treasure trove of Long Island history. With the arrival of the railroad in the late 1800s, the beaches became a popular holiday and summer camp destination. Initially boardinghouses served vacationers un...
University Place
A community located just south and west of Tacoma, University Place has always been noted for its excellent school system—but where is the “university?” In the 1890s, long before University Place became a suburban bedroom community, it was chosen as the future site for Puget S...
The Blaine House
The Blaine House in Augusta is one of Maine’s most notable homes. In 1862, three decades after the house was built by Capt. James Hall in the early 1830s, James and Harriet Blaine moved in. The home became the setting for one of the most meteoric careers in American politics, ...
The House of David
In 1903, Benjamin Purnell, a long-haired, bearded itinerant preacher, arrived in Benton Harbor. He and his wife, Mary, stepped out of their covered preacher’s wagon, and gazing across a thriving summer resort, they saw their long-awaited paradise. Acquiring this paradise, they...
For generations, Chicagoans played in the nursery school, debated political issues, learned folk dancing, or attended citizenship classes at the city’s world-famous Hull-House. From its founding as a settlement house in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, Hull-House off...
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The Landis Family: A Pennsylvania German Family Album
The Landis family of Landis Valley was ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. Its members were typical Pennsylvania Germans of their era, focused on farming and family, yet they also traveled, edited magazines, and became the founders of the Landis Valley Museum. The Lan...
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