The People s Network

The People s Network
Author: Robert MacDougall
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-01-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 0812245695

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The Bell System dominated telecommunications in the United States and Canada for most of the twentieth century, but its monopoly was not inevitable. In the decades around 1900, ordinary citizens—farmers, doctors, small-town entrepreneurs—established tens of thousands of independent telephone systems, stringing their own wires to bring this new technology to the people. Managed by opportunists and idealists alike, these small businesses were motivated not only by profit but also by the promise of open communication as a weapon against monopoly capital and for protection of regional autonomy. As the Bell empire grew, independents fought fiercely to retain control of their local networks and companies—a struggle with an emerging corporate giant that has been almost entirely forgotten. The People's Network reconstructs the story of the telephone's contentious beginnings, exploring the interplay of political economy, business strategy, and social practice in the creation of modern North American telecommunications. Drawing from government documents in the United States and Canada, independent telephone journals and publications, and the archives of regional Bell operating companies and their rivals, Robert MacDougall locates the national debates over the meaning, use, and organization of the telephone industry as a turning point in the history of information networks. The competing businesses represented dueling political philosophies: regional versus national identity and local versus centralized power. Although independent telephone companies did not win their fight with big business, they fundamentally changed the way telecommunications were conceived.

Heartbeat of the People

Heartbeat of the People
Author: Tara Browner
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2004-03-17
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780252071867

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The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner focuses on the Northern pow-wow of the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes to investigate the underlying tribal and regional frameworks that reinforce personal tribal affiliations. Interviews with dancers and her own participation in pow-wow events and community provide fascinating on-the-ground accounts and provide detail to a rare ethnomusicological analysis of Northern music and dance.

Politics with the People

Politics with the People
Author: Michael A. Neblo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2018-09-06
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1107117267

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Ideal for scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students of democratic theory and political behavior, while engaging for policy makers and concerned citizens. Politics with the People develops and tests a new model of politics - 'directly representative democracy' - connecting citizens and officials to improve representative government.

The People of Rose Hill

The People of Rose Hill
Author: Lucy Maddox
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-09-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 1421440962

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What was antebellum life like for the two communities of people—one white and one black—who lived and worked on a plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland? Thomas Marsh Forman was in his early twenties when he returned from the Revolutionary War to take over the proprietorship of Rose Hill plantation from his father. The estate lay alongside the Sassafras River in Cecil County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Rose Hill was a product of its historical moment, a moment in which men like Forman acted on their belief that the future prospects of the country required a continuation not only of their energy, their skills, and their desire to improve the lives of Americans but also of the slave economy they had done so much to shape. A focused study of this one plantation, The People of Rose Hill illuminates the workings of the entire plantation system in the border region between the end of the Revolution and the approach of the Civil War. Lucy Maddox looks closely at the public and private lives of the people of Rose Hill, who labored together in a profitable agricultural enterprise while maintaining relationships with one another that were cautious, distant, sometimes secretive, and often explosive. Making extensive use of the letters of wife, Martha Ogle Forman, Maddox places the experiences of Rose Hill's inhabitants (enslaved and free) within the context of the cultural, economic, and political history of the state. Piecing together the scattered information in these documents, she offers readers fascinating insights into life and labor on the plantation, from grueling daily work schedules to menus for elaborate dinners and teas. Her account includes comparative analyses of family structures and social practices within the Forman family and in the community of enslaved workers. Individual sections profile thirty-eight of the fifty enslaved people at Rose Hill, identifying, as far as possible, that person's primary work responsibilities, family connections, and history at the plantation, thus giving each a recognized place in the larger history of plantation slavery in the Upper South. Maddox's discussion of Rose Hill extends to the places around it where the slave culture of the plantation found confirmation and support: churches, law courts, social gatherings, agricultural fairs and societies, the parlors and sitting rooms of the Eastern Shore elite. The People of Rose Hill is a fascinating look at the intersection of the constricted world of the plantation with the larger world of early America.

The People Of The Mist

The People Of The Mist
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publsiher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2011-05-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN:

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The People s Medical Journal and Family Physician

The People s Medical Journal  and Family Physician
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 708
Release: 1850
Genre:
ISBN:

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The People s League To the People of London and Its Vicinity

The People s League  To the People of London and Its Vicinity
Author: People's League (England)
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1846
Genre:
ISBN:

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The People s Journal

The People s Journal
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages:
Release: 1849
Genre:
ISBN:

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Gazetteer of the People s Republic of China

Gazetteer of the People s Republic of China
Author: United States. Defense Mapping Agency
Publsiher: Washington, D.C. : Defense Mapping Agency
Total Pages: 1020
Release: 1979
Genre: China
ISBN:

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Lexical Changes in Modern Standard Chinese in the People s Republic of China Since 1949

Lexical Changes in Modern Standard Chinese in the People s Republic of China Since 1949
Author: James H. Y. Tai
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1976
Genre: Chinese language
ISBN:

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The People s Republic of China 1949 1979 1949 1957 From liberation to crisis

The People s Republic of China  1949 1979  1949 1957  From liberation to crisis
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 680
Release: 1980
Genre: China
ISBN:

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Government Against the People

Government Against the People
Author: Rodney Atkinson
Publsiher: Hyperion Books
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1986
Genre: Authoritarianism
ISBN:

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The People s King George V

The People s King  George V
Author: John Buchan
Publsiher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1935
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN:

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Serve the People

Serve the People
Author: Victor W. Sidel
Publsiher: Beacon Press (MA)
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1974
Genre: Social Science
ISBN:

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The People s Peace

The People s Peace
Author: Kenneth O. Morgan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 611
Release: 1999
Genre: History
ISBN:

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This comprehensive and widely acclaimed study of British history since 1945 has now been fully updated and expanded for this new edition to include a chapter on the rise of New Labour.

France To day and the People s Front

France To day and the People s Front
Author: Maurice Thorez
Publsiher: New York : International Publishers
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1936
Genre: Communism
ISBN:

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The People s Law

The People s Law
Author: Grenada
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1980
Genre: Law
ISBN:

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