This is a collection of essays about events that occurred on Hoopers Island, Maryland, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some concern newsworthy events. Others describe the cultural life of the Island or its connection to America's military history. The final essays are memories of the author's life on Hoopers Island.
The figure of an old man poling a skiff toward shore against the evening light engaged Susan Brait to learn about Chesapeake Bay, and it is that image which opens this her book on the oystermen of the Bay and the sapping of their traditional life, and even the bounty of the Bay itself, by the demands of American society. With directness and poetic economy Brait takes the reader into the life of the Bay and into the complex relationships that affect oysters and those who make their living from them. Her account weaves easily from the daily work of oystermen to the natural forces that have shaped the Bay, from the experimental culture of oysters by marine biologists to the plans of businessmen who expect to grow and harvest the mollusks on privately owned reefs, from efforts to legislate control of the Bay and its resources to the upper reaches of the Susquehanna River where increasing pollution of the Bay originates from agricultural practices of the Amish and other farmers. These and other disparate elements are gracefully woven into a seamless web that represents the complex wholeness of the Bay itself. Chesapeake Gold is a sensitive portrayal of people and their place, but it is also more. The oystermen and their efforts to maintain their traditional life become a figure for our society's struggle to find an ethic that will serve both man and the natural world that man is apart from and a part of.
One of the oldest settlements in Maryland is a small tidewater community on the Eastern Shore named Hoopers Island. Land was patented there in 1659, and families who owned the original plantations have continued to reside there for generations. Economic changes in the 18th century contributed to both isolation and a unique style of life. By the late 19th century, farmers had turned to the sea to make their living, and the community became known for its seafood. Island watermen continue to harvest the products of the Chesapeake, and local factories deliver seafood daily thoruoghout the region., Hoopers Island today, however, has a different look than it did even 50 years ago. The high school has been transformed into a fine restaurant, and an old marine railway has become a modern boatyard and marina. While the native population has declined, others have retired to the area, and the island is becoming a vacation destination.
Enjoy Celebrated Recipes from Top Hotels and Restaurants of Their Era Discover amazing signature recipes lost to time from the most fashionable hotels and restaurants of bygone times. Part vintage nostalgia, part history tour, but all great food, the recipes—often inseparable from their legendary haunts—were meticulously researched and reconstructed by author Jaya Saxena for this unique cookbook. Now you can experience the legendary institutions of the American restaurant landscape from coast to coast, including the M&L Chopped Liver at New York’s Moskowitz & Lupowitz and the Baked Cannelloni at Paoli’s in San Francisco. Find delight in the Blintzes from Ashkenaz’s Deli in Chicago or the Fried Fish Cakes and Famous Baked Beans at Horn & Hardart Automat in Philadelphia. Bring the glamour, elegance and taste home with this beautiful collection of historic recipes.
Talk about Trouble presents 61 Writers' Project life histories that depict Virginia men and women, both blacks and whites, and offer a cross-section of ages, occupations, experiences, and cultural and class backgrounds. Headnotes set the context for each life history and introduce people and themes that link individual events and experiences.
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) by Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Slow economic growth has characterised Mexico’s economic performance for much of the past decade. Taking office in December 2012, the government of Enrique Peña Nieto set out to boost Mexico’s competitiveness with a package of structural reforms affecting a number of sectors, including energy, telecommunications, tax, labour and education. The package’s most eye-catching component was a constitutional reform designed to end decades of state monopoly in the oil and gas sector and attract investment from major international oil companies. Though low oil prices and a degree of nervousness over the potential effects of monetary tightening in the US have dampened initial investor and market enthusiasm over the reforms, the outlook for the Mexican economy remains stable, with demand from the US expected to support Mexican activity, despite low domestic demand and business confidence.
This is the first book that documents the development and history of racing activity on the bay. It focuses on the limited, inboard racing classes of the American Power Boat Association (APBA) because those craft have been the racing segment most avidly followed in the region. The drama of racing and the personalities of those involved are conveyed through the author's first-hand experiences gathered during close to thirty years of following Chesapeake Bay regattas. Particular tribute is paid to the owners, drivers, and mechanics who have risked their money, and sometimes their lives, to undertake the exciting and dangerous sport of powerboat racing, and, in so doing, to entertain the enthusiasts who follow their activities. An appendix listing of boat names, owners, and classes will surely be of interest to any racing fan.
This brand-new book is perfect for lighthouse enthusiasts, dolphin lovers, history buffs, art admirers, bargain shoppers—everyone! Want to hunt shipwrecks for treasure? Explore War of 1812 sites? How about visiting a waterfront village to enjoy great seafood? Or birding in a bird-watching mecca? Backroads & Byways of Chesapeake Bay devotes itineraries to each of these and many more, all accompanied by color photos and maps. All the ideas and information you need for a few days or a few weeks here are covered. Award-winning author Leslie Atkins also recommends comfortable accommodations and delightful restaurants to help ensure that your stay all around the Bay will be memorable.
Despite ongoing efforts to find alternatives, oil is still one of the most critical—and valuable—commodities on earth. This two-volume set provides extensive background information on key topics relating to oil, profiles countries that are major producers and consumers of oil, and examines relevant political issues. • Offers a complete resource that covers basic concepts relating to the oil industry as well as major incidents such as various oil spills and the specifics of the oil industry in key countries • Includes sidebars throughout the encyclopedia that present interesting information to supplement the main text as well as images, maps, and charts that provide additional meaning and context • Serves as an essential reference for students of social studies, geography, current events, political science, and environmental science
Geology by Geological Society of Nevada. Symposium