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History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 3 (Biographical)

History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 3 (Biographical) – Jürgen Beck (Hrsg.)

Long before this work, here in an edition containing three volumes, two of them of biographical nature, was first published, the authors cherished the hope that it could be a genuine narrative history of the county and wanted to be personally instrumental in achieving so important a result. Their attention was especially directed to the matter by their observations during their connection with the schools, from which they became convinced of the extremely elementary character of the general knowledge of this county’s history, even in relation to the Revolution, whereof, indeed, anything like a well-coordinated understanding is most exceptional among the people, and quite incapable of being … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 2 (Biographical)

History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 2 (Biographical) – Jürgen Beck (Hrsg.)

Long before this work, here in an edition containing three volumes, two of them of biographical nature, was first published, the authors cherished the hope that it could be a genuine narrative history of the county and wanted to be personally instrumental in achieving so important a result. Their attention was especially directed to the matter by their observations during their connection with the schools, from which they became convinced of the extremely elementary character of the general knowledge of this county’s history, even in relation to the Revolution, whereof, indeed, anything like a well-coordinated understanding is most exceptional among the people, and quite incapable of being … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 1

History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 1 – Frederic Shonnard, W. W. Spooner

Long before this work, here in an edition containing three volumes, two of them of biographical nature, was first published, the authors cherished the hope that it could be a genuine narrative history of the county and wanted to be personally instrumental in achieving so important a result. Their attention was especially directed to the matter by their observations during their connection with the schools, from which they became convinced of the extremely elementary character of the general knowledge of this county’s history, even in relation to the Revolution, whereof, indeed, anything like a well-coordinated understanding is most exceptional among the people, and quite incapable of … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Western Maryland, Vol. 6: Allegany & Garrett Counties

History of Western Maryland, Vol. 6: Allegany & Garrett Counties – J. Thomas Scharf

The preparation of “History of Western Maryland”, one of the most voluminous works on the history of that part of the United States, imposed a vast responsibility and an immense amount of labor. In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The author has carefully examined every source of information open to him, and has availed himself of every fact that could throw new light upon, or impart additional interest to, the subject under consideration. Besides consulting the most reliable records and authorities, over fifteen thousand communications were addressed to persons supposed to be in possession of facts or information calculated … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Western Maryland, Vol. 5: Washington County (Contd.) & Hagerstown

History of Western Maryland, Vol. 5: Washington County (Contd.) & Hagerstown – J. Thomas Scharf

The preparation of “History of Western Maryland”, one of the most voluminous works on the history of that part of the United States, imposed a vast responsibility and an immense amount of labor. In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The author has carefully examined every source of information open to him, and has availed himself of every fact that could throw new light upon, or impart additional interest to, the subject under consideration. Besides consulting the most reliable records and authorities, over fifteen thousand communications were addressed to persons supposed to be in possession of facts or information … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Western Maryland, Vol. 4: Carroll & Washington Counties

History of Western Maryland, Vol. 4: Carroll & Washington Counties – J. Thomas Scharf

The preparation of “History of Western Maryland”, one of the most voluminous works on the history of that part of the United States, imposed a vast responsibility and an immense amount of labor. In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The author has carefully examined every source of information open to him, and has availed himself of every fact that could throw new light upon, or impart additional interest to, the subject under consideration. Besides consulting the most reliable records and authorities, over fifteen thousand communications were addressed to persons supposed to be in possession of facts or information calculated … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Western Maryland, Vol. 3: Frederick County (Contd.), D.C., Montgomery County

History of Western Maryland, Vol. 3: Frederick County (Contd.), D.C., Montgomery County – J. Thomas Scharf

The preparation of “History of Western Maryland”, one of the most voluminous works on the history of that part of the United States, imposed a vast responsibility and an immense amount of labor. In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The author has carefully examined every source of information open to him, and has availed himself of every fact that could throw new light upon, or impart additional interest to, the subject under consideration. Besides consulting the most reliable records and authorities, over fifteen thousand communications were addressed to persons supposed to be in possession of facts or … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Western Maryland, Vol. 2: The Civil War, Frederick County

History of Western Maryland, Vol. 2: The Civil War, Frederick County – J. Thomas Scharf

The preparation of “History of Western Maryland”, one of the most voluminous works on the history of that part of the United States, imposed a vast responsibility and an immense amount of labor. In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The author has carefully examined every source of information open to him, and has availed himself of every fact that could throw new light upon, or impart additional interest to, the subject under consideration. Besides consulting the most reliable records and authorities, over fifteen thousand communications were addressed to persons supposed to be in possession of facts or information … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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History of Western Maryland, Vol. 1: From the early settlers to the Civil War

History of Western Maryland, Vol. 1: From the early settlers to the Civil War – J. Thomas Scharf

The preparation of “History of Western Maryland”, one of the most voluminous works on the history of that part of the United States, imposed a vast responsibility and an immense amount of labor. In the compilation of this history no authority of importance has been overlooked. The author has carefully examined every source of information open to him, and has availed himself of every fact that could throw new light upon, or impart additional interest to, the subject under consideration. Besides consulting the most reliable records and authorities, over fifteen thousand communications were addressed to persons supposed to be in possession of … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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Atlanta And Its Builders, Vol. 2 – A Comprehensive History Of The Gate City Of The South

Atlanta And Its Builders, Vol. 2 – A Comprehensive History Of The Gate City Of The South – Thomas H. Martin

Conscious of possible deficiencies, the editor presents this result of his labors to all readers interested in the history of this beautiful town. Although the work is largely a compilation of facts and figures touching the history of Georgia’s metropolis from its founding to the first years of the 20th century and no special merit of originality is claimed for it, the reader will find much in these pages as is not elsewhere easily accessible in printed form – matter authentic and valuable for reference. Particularly is this true of the war history recorded with great fidelity and no … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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