Painted By A Distant Hand – Mimbres Pottery of the American Southwest
This volume takes stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of archaeology of the American Southwest. Themed chapters on method and theory are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of all major cultural traditions in the region, from the Paleoindians, to Chaco Canyon, to the onset of Euro-American imperialism.
The traditional way of making pottery has a very important role in the life of the Ethiopian society. This book tries to explain the traditional way of making pottery as well as the "new way" mechanized way of making pottery. A very detailed investigation has been done to understand the entire process of making pottery using both techniques. Hopefully this book will help our understanding of pottery work and the imagination behind it.
Dan Martensen's Photographs from the American Southwest is a body of work made between 2001 and 2011. In 2001Dan began taking road trips. Drawn to its vast lonely landscape, the raw conditions of both the environment and the life, and the beautiful decay of the desert, he immediately fell under the spell of the Southwest United States. During these years Dan began spending time documenting everything he saw as he passed through the landscape from West Texas to the California desert. The road tells the story, as the photographs in this series are evidence of the state of the country as seen by the lens of a voyeur passing through. Shuttered doors on main street, Jesus Christ billboards, foreclosures, big box stores, gas guzzling cars, and the reality of the American dream, all preserved in time by the dry desert air. All of which, forgotten places, their beauty unnoticed if not for an interested passerby.
A Methodist minister gone astray, a trout bum gone fishing with his father's ashes, an artist overwhelmed by embodied beauty-these are among the uncommon heroes and exquisite narratives in this first collection of stories by the American poet and essayist, Thomas Lynch. Set in Michigan's north woods, Ohio's interior, on islands, in casinos and distant cities, these fictions are linked by the gone and not forgotten: former spouses, dead parents, and missing children. In pursuit of love and its redemptions, Lynch's characters are haunted by memory, dogged by desire, made radiant by romance and its denouements. With the elegant prose known to the readers of his earlier work, Lynch masterfully creates a world where mirage and apparition are commonplace, where people searching for safe harbour, reconnection and old comforts find them both near at hand and oddly out of reach.
It has been a more than ninety years since the Doughboys of the American Expeditionary force (AEF) swept across France. Much of what they accomplished has been forgotten. Much of their contribution to American identity has been obscured by later contributions seen to be as more important. Some of those forgotten Doughboys were Texans and former students of Southwest Texas State Normal School who served with the AEF and helped change the trajectory of history in the late summer and early fall of 1918.
Portrait of a Giving Community – Philanthropy by the Pakistani–American Diaspora
Explore ghosts and mysteries across the American Southwest. Learn about the traveling rocks of Devils Racetrack in Death Valley. Experience the spirits of criminals in the Yuma Territorial Prison, and find out the strange way one prisoner escaped. Stay the night in the St. James Hotel and encounter spirits that mingled with the likes of Jesse James and Black Jack Ketchum. Take a journey to Elizabethtown where the resident ghost was a serial killer in life, and possibly in death. Enjoy a drink in Virginia City where the dusty miner sitting next to you may just be a ghost. Find out why you may want to avoid driving on Route 491, at least when youre alone. The Southwest has haunts for you, from an old ghost town to the local corner store.
In this engaging social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant explores the railroad’s "golden age" of 1830–1930. To capture the essence of the nation’s railroad experience, Grant looks at four fundamental topics—trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America—illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals. He discusses the important role railroads played for towns and cities across America, not only for the access they provided to distant places and distant markets but also for the depots that were a focus of community life. Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians.