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The Encyclopedia Of Indianapolis

Author : David J. Bodenhamer
ISBN : 0253112494
Genre : History
File Size : 51. 30 MB
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"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History "... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana "... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.

Indianapolis Italians

Author : James J. Divita
ISBN : 0738540951
Genre : History
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In 1910, Indianapolis had the smallest foreign stock population of any city north of the Ohio River, and city historians merely ignored the presence of the ethnic communities. In the 1920s, the Hoosier capital supposedly lacked a cosmopolitan character, and the Ku Klux Klan gloried in the slogan "100% American." However, the size of a community does not indicate its significance in municipal life. Rather, immigrants and their descendants make a difference because of their talents and available local opportunities. Residents of Italian origin have contributed mightily to Indianapolis's economy, culture, and professional and religious life. The first to arrive were the Sicilians who developed the city's fruit and vegetable trade and the Friulani who engaged in terrazzo-mosaic tile work. Early immigrants became grocers, shoemakers, tailors, and barbers. Later, primarily after World War II, many American-born of Italian descent moved into Indianapolis, excelling in business and professional fields, including law, medicine, and education. The community has continued to grow, adding to its numbers the Italian-born but married to American military or engaged in skilled labor in carpentry, tailoring, salesmanship, and food preparation.

The Encyclopedia Americana

Author : Frederick Converse Beach
ISBN : UOM:39015068387268
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Indianapolis Then And Now

Author : Nelson Price
ISBN : IND:30000096412790
Genre : Science
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Explore Indianapolis, the vibrant heartland home of 790,000 people, with this visual journey through the past and present of America s 12th largest city. In 1820, Indiana statesmen gathered to plan a new state capital to be built on centrally located undeveloped lowland. Historic photographs placed side-by-side with current views of the same locations provide a visual tour of the beautiful city that began to flourish in the late 18th century. Included are perspectives on historic landmarks as well as modern sites such as Monon Trail and Circle Centre. Some of the historic sites pictured are the Indiana Statehouse, the Sailors and Soldiers Monument, Lockerbie Square, and the Federal Building. Lifelong Indianapolis native, Nelson Price, provides the lively and informative text."

The Encyclopedia Of Chicago

Author : James R. Grossman
ISBN : 0226310159
Genre : History
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A comprehensive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago encompasses more than 1,400 entries on such topics as neighborhoods, ethnic groups, cultural institutions, and business history, and furnishes interpretive essays on the literary images of Chicago, the built environment, and the city's sports culture.

The Encyclopedia Of Guilty Pleasures

Author : Sam Stall
ISBN : 1931686548
Genre : Humor
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For anyone who wants to know the history of their secret pleasures, here is real, informative data in hilarious text. Covering four decades of guilty pleasures-from lava lamps and Cool Whip to Patrick Swayze movies and reality TV-this illustrated gift book will appeal to pop culture fans.

A Shared Heritage

Author : William Edward Taylor
ISBN : 0936260629
Genre : Art
File Size : 76. 67 MB
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"... highly recommended... " —Choice This handsomely illustrated catalog presents the work of four African American artists with shared Indiana roots—John Wesley Hardrick, William Majors, William Edouard Scott, and Hale Aspacio Woodruff. Their art, ranging from impressionism and social realism to cubism and abstract expressionism, spans the major trends in 20th-century American art, while reflecting the artists’ experiences as blacks in America.

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