"As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knows troubled student Sean Williams needs someone to talk to, and Peter wants to help. Then he meets the boy's beautiful mother and he starts yearning to be the one she can rely on. Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, has no time for romance. She's determined to start over in Cimarron City, and she doesn't need Peter to do it. Yet somehow, despite her protests, Laura finds herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter's ranch, a refuge for abandoned animals. As Peter tries to show Laura she can still be strong and accept his help, he hopes she'll accept his love ... and unite them all as a family"--Publisher.
The book attempts to give homage to a largely forgotten or even unknown chapter in American History; the African-American Law Man in the old west. There are plenty of true stories about these Americans but mostly on obscure web pages and the untouched books in the local library. The Main Character is a fictionalcollection of several law man that ourhistory has over looked like Bass Reeves from the Oklahoma Territory and before him Willie Kennard from Colorado. As dedicated as Bat Masterson or Wyatt Earp and as quick on the draw as William Butler Hickock but never caught the eye of the dime store novelist; until now.
Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856
Author: Marcus P. Nevius
Pubpsher: University of Georgia Press
City of Refuge is a story of petit marronage, an informal slave’s economy, and the construction of internal improvements in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. The vast wetland was tough terrain that most white Virginians and North Carolinians considered uninhabitable. Perceived desolation notwithstanding, black slaves fled into the swamp’s remote sectors and engaged in petit marronage, a type of escape and fugitivity prevalent throughout the Atlantic world. An alternative to the dangers of flight by way of the Underground Railroad, maroon communities often neighbored slave-labor camps, the latter located on the swamp’s periphery and operated by the Dismal Swamp Land Company and other companies that employed slave labor to facilitate the extraction of the Dismal’s natural resources. Often with the tacit acceptance of white company agents, company slaves engaged in various exchanges of goods and provisions with maroons—networks that padded company accounts even as they helped to sustain maroon colonies and communities. In his examination of life, commerce, and social activity in the Great Dismal Swamp, Marcus P. Nevius engages the historiographies of slave resistance and abolitionism in the early American republic. City of Refuge uses a wide variety of primary sources—including runaway advertisements; planters’ and merchants’ records, inventories, letterbooks, and correspondence; abolitionist pamphlets and broadsides; county free black registries; and the records and inventories of private companies—to examine how American maroons, enslaved canal laborers, white company agents, and commission merchants shaped, and were shaped by, race and slavery in an important region in the history of the late Atlantic world.
The basis for the Academy Award-winning major motion picture starring Best Actor nominee Richard Dix and Best Actress nominee Irene Dunne. This vivid and sweeping tale of the Oklahoma Land Rush, from Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber, traces the stunning challenges of settling an untamed frontier. Staking claim to their new home in Osage, Yancey Cravat, a spellbinding criminal lawyer, and his wife, well-bred Sabra, work against seemingly overwhelming odds to create a prosperous life for themselves. And as they establish themselves in this lawless land, Sabra displays a brilliant business sense and makes a success of their local newspaper, the Oklahoma Wigwam, all amidst border and land disputes, outlaws, and the discovery of oil. Originally published in 1929, and twice made into a motion picture, Cimarron brings history alive, capturing the settling of the American West in vivid detail. With a new foreword by Julie Gilbert. Vintage Movie Classics spotlights classic films that have stood the test of time, now rediscovered through the publication of the novels on which they were based. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Cimarron Jordan Matt Braun On the western plains, they forged a friendship in courage...and ended it in blood. From Abilene to the Smoky Hill country, they fought and hunted side by side. And when they went their separate ways, each knew they would meet again. Cimarron Jordan built a town in Texas, carved a trail to Kansas, and battled the Comanche in the Staked Plains. Virge Hollister made his career with a badge and a gun. Now, on the streets of Dodge City, the two legends of the fierce plains would come face-to-face again-- as the deadliest of enemies.
Thirty-six Ecological Havens from California to Texas
Author: Dennis Wall
These national treasures -- often overlooked by travellers in favour of government-managed national parks -- offer nature lovers, eco-tourists, birders and travellers alike an undiscovered haven of natural beauty. This guide is packed with four-season observances, information on hiking trails, and notes on migratory bird patterns, flora and fauna. Information on natural wonders, directions, activities and nearby creature comforts for each park are included.