The sturdy, independent men who first settled the craggy islands and salt marsh harbors of northern New England were a very different breed from their Puritan brethren to the south—they came to fish and trade, not to pray. Clark depicts their early brawling and lawless settlements, and their later taming by a morality imported from Massachusetts Bay. He demonstrates that to a large extent almost constant warfare molded the history of the region, but even more potent formative influences were the absorption of territory and the imposition of an alien culture by the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay.
Dealing with urban dwellers, pioneers, villagers and country farmers, merchants and fisherman, clergymen and woodsmen, Clark traces the gradual shift from fishing and lumbering to farming; the development of a sophisticated merchant aristocracy; the surveying and laying out of towns in the inland wilds and the rise of manufacturing along rivers and streams; the emotional catharsis of the Great Awakening; and the crusade against France and Catholicism, culminating in the siege of Louisbourg.
Throughout, this absorbing and colorful example of regional history at its best sheds new light on the process of making life work on the nation’s oldest frontier.
The New High Protein Diet works. It is medically based and scientifically proven, and once you've tried the diet you'll want this brilliant recipe book to help you keep to your healthy new lifestyle. This cookbook is packed with ideas, ranging from breakfast on the run to quick and easy dinners to Sunday lunch. Bread and biscuits will no longer prove your downfall and you'll continue to feel full of energy and vitality as you keep to your low-carb lifestyle. It's easy once you realise how many choices and variations there are available. The low-carb recipes make use of delicious fresh ingredients, and are also very easy to follow. And the great news is that even though these low-carb meals are part of a diet, none will be cordon bleu size portions. The book includes:
--The New High Protein Diet principles
--Good carbs and bad carbs
Getting older may be inevitable, but your body doesn't have to show the signs of age. This revolutionary health book from bestselling author Dr Charles Clark, reveals how you can slow - or even reverse - the process of ageing.
Using medically proven techniques for progamming your body to work for you, rather than against you, he neutralises every age-related health concern.
Improve your health and reduce requirement for medication
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure
Protect yourself from arthritis, cardiovascular disease and heart disease
Control or reverse diabetes
Look younger, prevent premature ageing and feel energised
Based on his many years of experience in this area, Professor Clark's hugely successful method addresses the key psychological and physical issues in a way that works for men. Practical, goal-orientated and frank, this man-friendly programme will yield quick results in such areas as stress, weight (a crucial factor for this age group) cholesterol and blood pressure.
This health/body makeover for men doesn't involve obscure supplements, exercising to extremes or a fad diet (it even allows some alcohol!) and as well as appealing to male buyers, will be attractive to women who want to improve their partners' health.
The old social contract flounders and cannot be revived.
Forces of reaction assert themselves.
In dark times, opportunity appears.
Such is our time. It is time to debate and define the next social contract, to articulate its political aims and action plan. It is time to change the world.
In Digging Out: Global Crisis and the Search for a New Social Contract, two brothers from the social and environmental justice movements engage this debate with a revolutionary proposal rooted in the power dynamics of the worlds rising service-based economy. They provide a theoretical framework to reinterpret and address festering world problems through local and global initiatives. They urge cultural reinvigoration to deploy our social skills and innovation in service of others. Their proposal confirms the leading role of civil society, and it calls for a worldwide commercial transaction fee to curb financial speculation while adequately and permanently funding a sustainable future.
Digging Out proposes a new social contract to advance economic security, social justice, and ecological restoration worldwide. It is a clarion call, urging us to unite and demand the changes necessary for a better tomorrow.