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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
Cape Breton University - The Thermometer
Cape Breton University - Semi-Weekly Express
Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
Cape Breton University - The Daily Advocate
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Advocate
Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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A treatise concerning the Lord's Supper : with three dialogues for the more full information of the weak, in the nature and use of this sacrament
This book is a description of Christian religious beliefs, as well as an account of the Last Supper of Jesus. Chapters include three dialogues that describe in detail the religious implications of the Last Supper. Information on the sacraments of the Catholic Church are also included, as well as instructions on how to receive them. Several examples of scripture can be found within this text.
A treatise on coal and coal-mining
'A Treatise on Coal and Coal-Mining' discusses the use of coal, the coalfields of the North, Central, and West of England, as well as coal in North America. The sinking of shafts, driving levels and cutting coal, drainage and pumping, and ventilation are all examined as well. The section on North American coal resources briefly discusses the abundance of coal in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A number of illustrations are also included with this text.
A treatise on domestic pigeons : comprehending all the different species known in England ... carefully compiled from the best authors ; to which is added, a most ample description of that celebrated and beautiful pigeon called the almond tumbler ..
This book is a collection of information on all the different species of pigeons known to live in England. Chapters detail the building of a pigeon loft, perfections and inperfections of each species, methods of breeding, and observations and remarks on their diet. Other sections include a discussion of fraudulent sales of bad pigeons, a description of the progress of an egg, and a lengthy discussion of the Almond Tumbler pigeon. Several illustrations accompany this text.
A treatise on the art of breeding and managing tame, domesticated, and fancy pigeons : carefully compiled from the best authors, with observations, containing all that is necessary to be known of tame, domesticated, and fancy pigeons
This book describes the breeding and housing of tame pigeons. Chapters discuss building a suitable loft, information on pairing pigeons and breeding the Almond Tumbler species, and the usefulness of pigeons. One section of the book discusses several different species of pigeon, from the Columba Tibicen to the Jacobine Pigeon. Other chapters deal with hatching, moulting, and nesting areas for domesticated pigeons.
A view of South America and Mexico : comprising their history, the political condition, geography, agriculture, commerce, &c. of the republics of Mexico, Guatemala, Columbia, Peru, the United provinces of South America and Chili, with a complete history of the revolution in each of these independent states
This book documents the revolutions in the former Spanish colonies in South America during the early 19th century, and the histories of Mexico, Peru, and Columbia. The discovery of the Americas by Columbus, and the expeditions of Cortez and Montezuma in Mexico are examined, as well as the uprisings that followed. There is information on the actions of Pizarro and Gonsalo Gasca in Peru, including the mistreatment of the native populations, and a history of the revolution in Peru. Columbia is also discussed in some detail, including a history of the country, its culture, and the revolution of the Columbian people in the early 19th century.
A view of the constitution of the British colonies, in North-America and the West Indies, at the time the civil war broke out on the continent of America
This text is a description of the British constitution at the time of the American War of Independence. Chapters discuss the history of British colonies in North America, American and British regulation of commerce, the independence of the Thirteen States of America, the naming of government in America, and the establishment of a courts system. Some information on the situation of blacks living in America during this time is also included. One section includes descriptions of the orders from the King regarding trade with the new American State.
A voyage into the Levant : Perform'd by command of the late French King; containing the antient and modern state of the islands of the archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor
These volumes recount the author's travels throughout areas of Greece and Turkey. Although they focus mainly on botanical research in these areas, there is also much information on the social, religious, and cultural aspects of these countries. Chapters include much biographical information on the author, as well as his opinions of the state of the Greek Orthodox Church in the 18th century. Geographical and cultural information is included on many of the Greek islands, as well as on the cities of Constantinople and Gallipoli. The second volume deals predominantly on areas in Turkey, as well as the manners, religions, and customs of the Turks. Chapters include geographical information on the Black Sea, Mount Ararat, Georgia, and Armenia. Several illustrations and maps are included in both volumes.
Acadia : a lost chapter in American history
This book discusses the history of the Acadian people in North America, with emphasis on Nova Scotia. Chapters include information on the early settlements, such as Louisbourg, Villebon, and Menneval. It also discusses the French resistance to the English in these areas, and documents the capture of the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton. Other sections deal with the French population in areas of the United States, specifically Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as the expulsion of the French neutrals from these areas. A number of illustrations are also included in this book.
Acadia : missing links of a lost chapter in American history
These volumes contain a brief history of Acadia, from its discovery in 1604 until its cession to England in 1710. The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 is also discussed, along with the English attempt to force the Acadians into taking the oath of loyalty. Several biographies of important Acadian men are included, as well as a description of the war of 1744 to 1748. Other chapters discuss the unfair policies towards Acadians created by the English, leading eventually to their expulsion. Several maps and illustrations are included.
Acadie and the Acadians
This book contains a history of Nova Scotia based mainly around the Acadian experience. Other sections include information on the the Micmac culture, such as their religious and cultural beliefs, the period of English colonization at Halifax and in other areas, and information on the French and Acadian peoples. Several chapters deal with religion and how the Lutheran church flourished in Nova Scotia. The invasion of Lunenburg is also discussed. There are several biographies of important ministers, including Schmeisser, Cosseman, and Temme.
Acadiensia nova (1598-1779) : new and unpublished documents and other data relating to Acadia (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, etc.); the actors, Sir William Alexander, Jacques de Meuelles Gargas, Vincent de Saccardy, Marquis de la Roche, Delabat and J. F. W. des Barres
These volumes are a history of the Acadian areas in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Maine, with a special attention on Nova Scotia. They contain accounts of the voyage of Monsieur de Meuilles to Acadie in 1685, as well as an original and previously unpublished census of Acadie. Other chapters include biographical information and letters of persons of importance in the Acadian area, such as Richard Denys, Peiras, Perrot, and Delabat. Several maps of areas in Nova Scotia, such as Sable Island and the Annapolis Valley, are included.
Acadiensis is a quarterly journal devoted to the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Several sections deal specifically with Acadian culture and the deportation, as well as letters from soldiers, poems, local families, the economy of the Maritime Provinces, and several historical investigations. A number of photographs are also included throughout the collection.
Accidents in mines in the North Staffordshire coalfield arising from falls of roof and sides : their causes, and the means of diminishing their frequency ; with detailed sections of the workable seams and an account of the system of timbering in vogue at that coalfield and applicable elsewhere
This book discusses the causes and problems associated with roof and side collapses in the North Staffordshire coalfield. Chapters discuss faults and joints, methods of working, methods of roof support, and examples of mine collapses. Several sections include theories on how companies might strengthen the shafts, so that these accidents become fewer. The effects of gas pressure on the strength of the mine shafts are also discussed, and several diagrams are included.
Across the continent : a summer's journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific states, with Speaker Colfax
This book is a collection of letters written by the author during his travels throughout several Midwestern and Pacific States in America. Chapters include information on relationships with Indian tribes, the Rocky Mountains and the prosperity of gold mining in those regions, the Mormon religion and practices, the city of San Francisco, and the Pacific Railway. Several chapters discussing the Mormons include the author's opinions on polygamist relationships as well as Mormon social life. A primary theme throughout this book is the climate and scenery of the regions through which he travels, and these are depicted in great detail. Several maps and illustrations accompany this text.
Across widest America, Newfoundland to Alaska : with the impressions of two years' sojourn on the Bering coast, profusely illustrated
This book is a description of the author's journey across Canada, from Newfoundland to Alaska. Chapters detail the begnnings of his trip in Newfoundland, through Manitoba and the wheat fields, the western Prairies, the Rockies in British Columbia, and finally Alaska. Information is provided on Russian influence in Alaska, and eventually the transfer of the territory to the United States. An account of the author's long winter spent in Alaska is also included, as well as searching for gold, and meeting with Eskimos. Several illustrations are provided throughout this text.
Advice from a lady of quality, in the last stage of a lingering illness
This book was written as an instruction to the author's children on how to behave after her death. It contains sections on the author's life, the importance of true patriotism, social duty, ambition, and generosity. The second volume deals with subjects such as acceptable female conduct, religion, and the love of truth."
Agricultural writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young, 1200-1800 : Reproductions in facsimile and extracts from their actual writings, enlarged and revised from articles which have appeared in The Field from 1903-1907. To which is added an exhaustive bibliography
This book contains a collection of the writings by various authors regarding the state of agriculture in Great Britain. Chapters discuss crop rotation, animal husbandry, tillage, planting and grafting. Authors sampled in this text include Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Richarde Benese, Samuel Hatlib, and Sir John Pettus. A number of illustrations accompany the text.
American antiquities, and discoveries in the West : being an exhibition of the evidence that an ancient population of partiallly civilized nations, differing entirely from those of the present Indians, peopled America many centuries before its discovery by Columbus, and inquiries into their origin, with a copious description of many of their stupendous works, now in ruins ; with conjectures concerning what may have become of them ; compiled from travels, authentic sources, and the researches of antiquarian societies
This book is a discussion of the antiquities of America from before the time of Columbus. It includes chapters on ancient ruins found in Ohio, native rock engravings, mosiac artifacts found among the Aztecs, as well as the practice of cannibalism among early groups in the Americas. The possibility of ancient cities along the Mississippi River is also discussed, as well as possible links between many different native groups in the Americas. A map is included within this book.
Among the An-ko-me-nums or Flathead tribes of Indians of the Pacific coast
This book documents the author's time living among the Flathead native tribe in British Columbia. Several chapters deal with the culture of this Indian tribe, with depictions of their religious practices, marriage customs, and manner of raising children. The main perspective of this book is missionary in nature; the author was attempting to introduce Christianity to this native group, therefore several of the chapters include discussions of how the tribe reacted to Bible readings and the introduction of other Christan values. Problems within the native community are also included within this text however, as it discusses the introduction of alcohol into their community and the problems that resulted.
Among the Druzes of Lebanon and Bashan
This book is a discussion of the Druze religion in Lebanon. Chapters include information on the tiny villages where this religion is common, beliefs and customs of the Druze religion, and their effects on the community as a whole. There is some information on the education these people receive, as well as their attitudes towards conventional medicine. Several photographs are included, as well as illustrated maps of Lebanon.
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