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A House Dividing

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A House Dividing compares Virginia and Pennsylvania to answer a crucial question of American history: how did slavery undermine the development of the southern economy? Extensive archival research reveals that in the first decades of the nineteenth century, local residents in each state financed transportation improvements to raise land values and spur commercial growth. In the 1830s, however, Philadelphia capitalists began financing Pennsylvania's railroad network, eventually building integrated systems that reached deep within the Midwest. Virginia's railroads, still dependent upon local investment and funds from the state government, remained a collection of local lines without western connections. The lack of a great city that could provide capital and traffic for large-scale railroads was the Achilles' heel of Virginia's slave economy. The chains of slavery, Virginians learned to their dismay, also shackled the invisible hand of the market.


A House Of Gentlefolk

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A bright spring day was fading into evening. High overhead in the clear heavens small rosy clouds seemed hardly to move across the sky but to be sinking into its depths of blue. In a handsome house in one of the outlying streets of the government town of O-- (it was in the year 1842) two women were sitting at an open window; one was about fifty, the other an old lady of seventy.


Save Your House From Foreclosure!

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Maybe you're already facing foreclosure. Perhaps you've missed a few payments, but haven't yet heard from your lender. Maybe you've been told to sell-either a regular sale or by 'short' sale, but don't know the difference or implications of either. Perhaps you're just afraid of what you think may await you if you are foreclosed upon.You wonder just how badly your credit will be impacted. You think there's no way to avoid being foreclosed upon. But THERE IS! "How to Save Your Home from Foreclosure!" clearly explains your options to you. It will outline what steps you can take to avoid losing your home to foreclosure, and explain each of those steps and who to contact to proceed with each one of them.

Included are contact information and details of public interest and Government-backed organizations and plans designed specifically to assist anyone facing this terrible situation. Act Now! The home you save WILL be your own!


County Government

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Since the early 1900s, the manager form of municipal government has had enthusiastic support. Today, it is one of the most popular forms of municipal government and brought greater efficiency and accountability to municipal operations. However, as Coppa makes clear, this wave of reform has not fully impacted the counties. The commission form, widely criticized for its lack of accountability, remains the most popular form of county government. Coppa suggests greater accountability and efficiency can be achieved if the commission form is replaced with the "Union" plan and existing county administrators are given greater executive power. The manager plan in Union County can serve as a model for counties without an elected executive, much the same way the "Lakewood" plan in California symbolizes county and municipal cooperation. Although Coppa provides a guide to efficient and accountable county government, the book goes beyond its subtitle. It treats neglected topics, such as the legal status of counties, forms of county government, row officers, autonomous bodies, and the central role played by counties in reapportionment litigation. Supreme Court cases involving counties and critical issues such as free speech, elections, tax immunity, and the commerce clause are analyzed. Major issues such as the battle over ratables, revenue limits, and declining population are explored as well. Coppa examines the most critical issues faced by counties today--such as mandated expenditures--and raises the possibility of a constitutional amendment to treat unfunded federal mandates. Coppa recommends creative programs as well as an agenda for achieving efficient and accountable county government. To thisend, he examines charter revision and the noncharter route as approaches to achieving economical and responsible county government. This work is an important analysis for students, scholars, researchers, and policy makers involved with local and state government issues.


The Lighthouse Keeper & Other Stories

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Can a man be so lonely that he sees it fit to assemble his own family? The Lighthouse Keeper and other stories is a macabre collection that explores the darker side of humanity and the fact that more things change, the more they stay the same. Julie is a young woman who has to sacrifice her own being in order to survive. Follow a photographers journey of death and explore the act of giving up. During WWII Marian is faced with a difficult decision that we all are faced with in some manner. A 300 year old house tells the story of how it came into being and who passed through its doors. This Love finds Yolanda contemplating whether she should kill her husband while Marianna stands in front of a personal choice in The Mattress. 1993 is set in the Bosnian war and The Crossing looks at the fate of many refugees in the Gulf of Aden.



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