Release on 2020-03-03 | by Aaron J. Laatsch,Anne L. Trautner
The Making of a Village
Author: Aaron J. Laatsch,Anne L. Trautner
In May 2020, Kewaskum will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the village. In conjunction with this anniversary, the Kewaskum Historical Society is publishing this book documenting the village's history. This 320-page, hardcover, coffee-table style book includes detailed chapters with information about Chief Kewaskum, early settlers, area businesses, schools, churches, local government, civic groups, and more. Included throughout the book are memories from village residents, adding a personal touch to our already interesting village history. You will also find many historic photos, documents, maps, and other items related to Kewaskum. The book is being co-written and designed by Historical Society volunteers Aaron Laatsch and Anne Trautner.
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Author: Joseph P. McDermott
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Among the large caches of private documents discovered and collected in China, few rival the Huizhou sources for the insight they provide into Chinese local society and economy over the past millennium. Having spent decades researching these exceptionally rich sources, Joseph P. McDermott presents in two volumes his findings about the major social and economic changes in this important prefecture of south China from around 900 to 1700. In this first volume, we learn about village settlement, competition among village religious institutions, premodern agricultural production, the management of land and lineage, the rise of the lineage as the dominant institution, and its members' application of commercial practices to local forestry operations. This landmark study of religious life and economic activity, of lineage and land, and of rural residents and urban commercial practices provides a compelling new framework for understanding a distinctive path of economic and social development for premodern China and beyond.
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Author: Kenneth Pomeranz
Pubpsher: Univ of California Press
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