By David Traxel
In 1898: The delivery of the yankee Century, David Traxel tells the tale of a watershed 12 months, a yr of international clash, extravagant event, and breakneck social switch that cast a brand new America—a unexpected empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new participant upon the worldwide stage.
At the guts of this bright, anecdotal historical past is a masterly account of the Spanish-American conflict, the "splendid little war" that garnered the state Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's tough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, here's the lightning-swift army episode that remodeled the US right into a global energy. right here too are many tales now not so frequently told—the bloody first successes of the recent United Mine employees, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor corporation, the million-dollar release of the Uneeda Biscuit—each in its means as vital because the harbinger of the yank century. Compulsively readable, often funny, completely interesting in its each aspect, 1898 is renowned heritage at its most interesting.
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In 1898: The start of the yank Century, David Traxel tells the tale of a watershed 12 months, a yr of international clash, extravagant event, and breakneck social swap that solid a brand new America—a unexpected empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new participant upon the worldwide stage.
At the center of this vibrant, anecdotal historical past is a masterly account of the Spanish-American battle, the "splendid little war" that garnered the country Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. From the sinking of the Maine in waters off Havana to Teddy Roosevelt's tough riders and the triumph of Admiral Dewey, this is the lightning-swift army episode that remodeled the United States right into a global energy. the following too are many tales now not so usually told—the bloody first successes of the recent United Mine staff, the tentative beginnings of the Ford Motor corporation, the million-dollar release of the Uneeda Biscuit—each in its manner as very important because the harbinger of the yankee century. Compulsively readable, often funny, totally interesting in its each element, 1898 is renowned historical past at its most interesting.
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The Haida have a legend of Raven-finned Killer Whale, a whale chief who carries a raven perched on top of his tall dorsal fin, and there are legends of two-, three- and even five-finned killer whales. These legends could have originated from the sight of a cluster of dorsal fins where whales surfaced together, as often happens. Whales are prolific in the art of the Northwest Coast peoples and are a frequent motif with print makers. The distinguishing features are clearly defined, and two or more are always present no matter how minimal the portrayal.
As a result, portrayals of this powerful bird are to be found painted and carved on many museum items, and it has been a source of inspiration to many of today's native print makers and designers. Eagle's beak is considerably shorter than that of Raven, and terminates in a strong downward curve; the tongue is generally evident also, as are the U-form "ears" which convey the crestlike look of the bird's head. It would be easy to confuse the Eagle with Thunderbird, except that Eagle never has curled appendages extending from the top of its head, and its beak is not strongly recurved like Thunderbird's.
Tlingit) 45 Filling every part of the rectangle, Raven Stealing the Moon by Robert Davidson includes all elements of the legend, fitted into one mosaic-like design. (Haida) 46 Robert Davidson arranged the elements of this Dogfish design to fit the slender vertical format. (Haida) 37 47 48 47 Killer Whale by Roy Vickers is an easily recognized portrayal of a whale broaching, and carries all the identifying features for this crest. (TCsan) 48 Freda Diesing's version of Haida Whale shows modification to fit a rectangle.
1898: The Birth of the American Century by David Traxel