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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Cape Breton University - MacDermaid Music and Stories
Cape Breton University - Micmac News-The complete run from 1965-1991
Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
Material Culture Review
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton News
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Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
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A history of the Highlands and of the Highland clans
This book describes the history of the Highlands of Scotland, with a large portion devoted to the Jacobite uprisings and the battles fought by Prince Charles Stuart. Chapters describe the warlike attitudes of Britain and France, the departure of Prince Charles from Edinburgh the Battle of Preston, the Seige of Carlisle, and the resignation of Lord George Murray. A large section of these volumes document the Scottish retreat, and the final Battle of Culloden, in which many of the Clans were decimated by the English forces. The acts against Scottish culture and dress in the Highlands, enacted by the British Parliament, are also discussed, along with the Highland clearances of the 19th century.
A journey from Aleppo to Damascus : with a description of those two capital cities, and the neighboring parts of Syria; to which is added, an account of the Maronites inhabiting Mount Libanus, &c., also, the surprising adventures and tragical end of Mostafa, a Turk
This book is a description of the author's journey from Aleppo to the city of Damascus, including descriptions of remarkable places along the way, specifically Marrah, Hama, and Hems. Information on Damascus and the surrounding area is also included, such as descriptions of the walls of the city, the plains of Persia, the springs of Jordan, and the tomb of Muhammed. Other chapters include a discussion of the Maronite nation inhabiting Mount Libanus. The Maronite religion is discussed, as well as its relation to the Catholic church, and comparisons to the religion of the Jacobites. A map of Damascus as well as parts of Syria is also included.
A key to the prophecies : or, A concise view of the predicitions contained in the Old and New Testaments, which have been fulfilled, are now fulfilling, or are yet to be fulfilled in the latter ages of the world
A religious text studying the different prophecies of the Christian faith. A large section of this text is devoted to discussing the Book of Revelation as well as biblical miracles and prophecies. Some biographical information on the author, Rev. D. Simpson, is also included.
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains
This book is composed of a collection of letters, written by the author during her travels through the Rocky Mountains. Chapters include the beginnings of her journey in San Francisco, encounters with grizzly bears, encouters with Indians and puritans, celebrations in Colorado, as well as the dangers faced while travelling by horse. Also included within this text is a discussion of the lifestyle of many people who choose to work in the Rocky Mountains, such as the trappers and hunters with whom the author travels. Several illustrations are included.
A manual of elementary geology : or, The ancient changes of the Earth and its inhabitants as illustrated by geological monuments
This book is a geological research text discussing changes in the earth's crust, metamorphic and aqueas rocks, and mineral and limestone deposits around the world, in order to understand ancient changes in the earth. Chapters discuss the movement of fossil rocks in strata, the chronological classification of rocks, geology in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, mineral veins, and the different ages of metamorphic rock. Discussion on tectonic plates and continental drift is also included in this book, as well as the importance of these factors to sea-life and forms of shellfish. Several chapters deal specifically with fossilised remains unearthed in regions that are now underwater, for example a mastodon skull found by Mr. Wigham of Norwich. Several illustrations and charts accompany this text.
A manual of the history of the political system of Europe and its colonies : from its formation at the close of the fifteenth century, to its re-establishment upon the fall of Napoleon
This book contains a political history of Europe from the close of the 15th until the 19th centuries. This book divides the centuries into periods, with the first detailing the reign of Louis XIV, the second discussing the Reformation and the rivalry between France and Spain, the third including the origin of the Netherlands and colonial affairs, and the fourth discussing Swedish-Polish seccession in the 17th century. Other chapters discuss the origins of the Northern European States system, the politics of Polish kings, and war in Turkey. Each section includes information on the rulers of each separate State during the period discussed.
A military tour in European Turkey, the Crimea, and on the eastern shores of the Black Sea ; including routes across the Balkan into Bulgaria, and excursions in the Turkish, Russian, and Persian provinces of the Caucasian range : with strategical observations on the probable scene of the operations of the allied expeditionary force
These volumes document the military capabilities of Turkey, as well as defensive fortifications and structures in many different areas of the country. Chapters include information on the Dardanelles, the fortifications of Varna, as well as descriptions of the famed Turkish calvalry and infantry forces. Several castles and forts throughout Turkey are also discussed in detail, as well as geographical descriptions of these areas. Several maps and sketches are included."
A narrative of the voyages round the world performed by Captain James Cook : with an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods
This book contains information on all three voyages made by Captain James Cook. It also includes some biographical information about Cook, as well as brief accounts written by him. Areas in the South Pacific are also described in great detail, such as New Zealand, Tahiti, and Australia. The book describes the respect paid to Cook's family after his death, as well as the testimonies of sailors who knew him personally.
A pilgrimage to the land of my fathers
These books are a series of letters from the author to various political and Christian religious figures. They document the author's travels throughout Europe and the Middle East, and include several chapters on the condition of Jews in France during this time, as well as some information regarding the religion of Islam.
A plan for establishing and disciplining a national militia in Great Britain, Ireland, and in all the British dominions of America
This book discusses the importance of creating a trained militia in every county under the British Crown. Martin puts forward a plan to create and discipline such a force. Chapters include information on how to establish such a militia, and how to deal with its upkeep.
A practical guide for tourists, miners, and investors, and all persons interested in the development of the gold fields of Nova Scotia
This book is a guide to the gold fields of Nova Scotia. It contains a brief history of Nova Scotia, and the early discovery of gold in areas such as Tangier Harbor, Lawrencetown, Oldham, Wagamatcoock, and Uniacke. It also contains lists of surveyed and proclaimed districts, along with unsurveyed and unproclaimed districts. Other chapters deal with the importance of foreign support in the mining of gold, as well as statistics on the gross yield and average yield of gold. An appendix that portrays the statistical chart for 1860-1866, and a list of organised companies, is also included.
A practical treatise on breeding, rearing, and fattening, all kinds of domestic poultry, pheasants, pigeons, and rabbits : including an interesting account of the Egyptian method of hatching eggs by artificial heat, and the author's experiments thereon. Also the management of swine, milch cows, and bees, and instructions for the private brewery
Most of this book deals with the subject of poultry keeping, with chapters dedicated to getting the tastiest flesh, cockfighting and game poultry, breeding and rearing chickens, and the quality control of the breeding stock. Other chapters include sections on disease and egg hatching, as well as rearing young chickens. One section, however, deals with swine, cows, and beekeeping, as well as privately brewing malt liquor or beer.
A remonstrance of the state of the kingdome. Die Mercurii 15 Decemb. 1641 : It is this day resolv'd upon the question, by the House of Commons, that order shall be now given for the printing of this Remonstrance of the state of the kingdome
This book was written and debated in British Parliament in order to outline the powers of Parliament and the powers of the King. The laws of Britain are also discussed in this book, as well as how they affect members of different Christian religions in England during the 17th century.
A report containing an essay for the amendment of the silver coins
This book was written as a report to the British Government concerning the devaluation of silver coinage. This text also includes information on British economics in the 1600's as well as ideas on how to combat the over-valuation of gold as opposed to silver coinage.
A sermon preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts : at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary-le-Bow, on Friday, February 24, 1758
This book is a sermon that was preached to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in 1758. Chapters in this book include discussions on Christian missions and churches set up in areas such as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, as well as areas in the United States, such as Georgia, New York, and North Carolina. A list of bishops who have preached before the Society is also included in this work.
A short abridgment of Christian doctrine
Written and published in Nova Scotia, this book describes the doctrine of the Catholic faith and the steps which one must take to be a good Christian. Written in question and answer format, this book discusses topics such as the Apostles Creed, the immortal soul, and the importance of the Lord's Prayer.
A sketch of the political history of ancient Greece
This book is a political history of ancient Greece. It includes information on the beginnings of Greek society, as well as geographical information on the nation of Greece. There are chapters on Greek religion, immigration, and lifesyle. The Trojan War and the Persian War are also described at length. Poetry and the arts are discussed, as well as their effects on the governance of Greece. This book finishes with a discussion of the many factors which may have lead to the fall of Greece.
A state of the expedition from Canada : as laid before the House of Commons, by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, and verified by evidence : with a collection of authentic documents, and an addition of many circumstances which were prevented from appearing before the House by the prorogation of Parliament
This book is a description of Lieutenant General Burgoyne's invasion of the United States during the Revolutionary War and his subsequent capture. Several battles are described, such as Hubbarton and Fort Anne, as well as a number of interviews with officers serving under Burgoyne describing his command. Several documents that were to be brought before Parliament are also contained within this text. A review of the evidence, as well as a number of maps detailing the route of the British forces are also included.
A study of the bronze age pottery of Great Britain & Ireland and its associated grave-goods
These volumes are a historical examination of Bronze Age pottery excavated from areas in Britain and Ireland. Chapters discuss British ceramics, ethnographic and historical information, ornamentation, and food vessels. Volume two deals specifically with cinerary urns, pygmy vessels, and other Bronze Age pottery. A discussion of the brachycephalic invaders is also included, along with their contributions to British archaeological finds. A number of photographs are included.
A supplement to a book entitled Travels, or Observations, &c. : wherein some objections, lately made against it, are fully considered and answered : with several additional remarks and dissertations
This book was written to supplement a prior book written by Thomas Shaw entitled 'Travels, or Observations &c.' The previous work had received much criticism, thus this book was written as a response. This text includes additions to the original work, such as more information on the travels of the author through Egypt and much of Northern Africa. The cities and cultures along the Nile River are discussed at length, as well as the zoology of the area, along with descriptions of several different species of animals.
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