The Lobster Coast

Author : Colin Woodard
ISBN : 9781101078075
Genre : History
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“A thorough and engaging history of Maine’s rocky coast and its tough-minded people.”—Boston Herald “[A] well-researched and well-written cultural and ecological history of stubborn perseverance.”—USA Today For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of Maine. Today’s independent, self-sufficient lobstermen belong to the communities imbued with a European sense of ties between land and people, but threatened by the forces of homogenization spreading up the eastern seaboard. In the tradition of William Warner’s Beautiful Swimmers, veteran journalist Colin Woodard (author of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good) traces the history of the rugged fishing communities that dot the coast of Maine and the prized crustacean that has long provided their livelihood. Through forgotten wars and rebellions, and with a deep tradition of resistance to interference by people “from away,” Maine’s lobstermen have defended an earlier vision of America while defying the “tragedy of the commons”—the notion that people always overexploit their shared property. Instead, these icons of American individualism represent a rare example of true communal values and collaboration through grit, courage, and hard-won wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

Explorer S Guide Coastal Maine 1st Edition Explorer S Complete

Author : Christina Tree
ISBN : 9781581575712
Genre : Travel
File Size : 89.61 MB
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Explore one of America’s most magnificent coastlines Measuring 7,000 miles, Maine and its islands have more shore than the rest of the East Coast combined. This essential Explorer’s Guide points you to the best lobster pounds, fine restaurants, theaters, festivals, and museums scattered along Maine’s bountiful shores. Find out how to savor the salty air and serene harbors of Maine’s stunning coastlines on a daylong excursion or relax in one of the many world-class B&Bs. Feeling nostalgic? Take in a 3-mile excursion in an old-fashioned train car. Those seeking adventure can explore Maine’s waters on the deck of a windjammer or cross the soaring half-mile Deer Isle Bridge suspended in a cloud of sea fog. Take the knowledge of two renowned travel experts with you as you journey across New England’s most spectacular coastline. As with all Explorer’s Guides, you’ll discover fascinating history, important contact information, up-to-date maps, and more to help you make the most of your journey.
Category: Travel

The Sea Mark

Author : Russell M. Lawson
ISBN : 9781611687170
Genre : History
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The first complete narrative history of Captain John Smith's exploration of the New England coast
Category: History

Die Macht Der Geographie

Author : Tim Marshall
ISBN : 9783423428569
Genre : History
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Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik, denn alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Wasser, Sand und Eis setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. In 10 Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall knapp, anschaulich und pointiert, wie Geographie Geschichte macht und gemacht hat: in Russland, China, den USA, in Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, dem Nahen Osten, der Arktis und in Grönland: Regierungen kommen und gehen, der Hindukusch bleibt.
Category: History

The Republic Of Pirates

Author : Colin Woodard
ISBN : 9780547415758
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, glorious period the Republic was a success.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Economist

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ISBN : UVA:X006165311
Genre : Commerce
File Size : 28.89 MB
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Category: Commerce

American Studies

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106018034865
Genre : United States
File Size : 22.66 MB
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Category: United States

Down East

Author :
ISBN : WISC:89082310293
Genre : Maine
File Size : 64.17 MB
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Category: Maine

Nature Conservancy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123101995
Genre : Nature conservation
File Size : 45.50 MB
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Category: Nature conservation