Understanding Islam in its various forms is essential in our current political context. Dr. Charles Kimball is an expert analyst of the Middle East, Islam, Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, and the intersection of religion and politics in the U.S. In an age of uninformed name-calling and blaming, Dr. Kimball will address head-on the controversial issues related to the place of Islam in the world and in the US.
During the 90s, Kimball taught six years at Furman where he also held the post of Director for International Education. You can find the following works by Dr. Kimball in the library:
Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species.
These early conservationists called for the first laws restricting the commercial slaughter of wildlife. They urged sustainable use of fish and game, created hunting and fishing licenses, and lobbied for taxes on sporting equipment to provide funds for state conservation agencies. These actions were the foundation of the North American wildlife conservation model, a science-based, user-pay system that would foster the most dramatic conservation successes of all time.
Populations of white-tailed deer, elk, antelope, wild turkey, wood ducks and many other species began to recover from decades of unregulated exploitation. During the next half-century, in addition to the funds they contributed for conservation and their diligent watch over the returning health of America’s outdoors, sportsmen worked countless hours to protect and improve millions of acres of vital habitat—lands and waters for the use and enjoyment of everyone.
National Hunting and Fishing Day, traditionally celebrated on the fourth Saturday in September, began in 1971 to celebrate conservation successes of hunters and anglers across the country. Forty-five years later it serves as a perfect opportunity to introduce youth and newcomers to the outdoor sports and the vital role they play in wildlife conservation efforts. In South Carolina we celebrate our more than 595,000 hunters and anglers annually on National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Carolina sports by land and water : including incidents of devil-fishing, wild-cat, deer and bear hunting, etc.
When British troops began to advance toward the United States’ new capital of Washington in the summer of 1814, it was clear that government leaders had not prepared an adequate defense for the city and its government buildings. Upon seeing the British advancing toward Washington, Secretary of State James Monroe, dispatched a note to President James Madison. It said that the British were pushing toward the capital, American troops were retreating – and they were outnumbered. “The enemy are in full march for Washington. Have the materials prepared to destroy the bridges,” Monroe wrote. And in a significant postscript, he added: “You had better remove the records.”
Monroe’s message set off a scramble among government officials to round up all the records they could. The British surely would burn them if they reached the capital. And so clerks packed such things as the books and papers of the State Department; unpublished secret journals of Congress; George Washington’s commission and correspondence; the Articles of Confederation; papers of the Continental Congress; and all the treaties, laws, and correspondence dating back to 1789. Along with these early records, the clerks also bagged up the Charters of Freedom – the collective term for the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. And so these three documents began a long journey as the War of 1812 raged. The journey would not end until 1952, when all three were placed together, side by side, in special encasements in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.
From: Kratz, Jessie. “P.S.: You Had Better Remove the Records: Early Federal Archives and the Burning of Washington during the War of 1812.” Prologue 46.2 (2014)36-44. Continue reading Jessie Kratz’s article in Prologue magazine about the numerous and perilous relocations of the Charters of Freedom. Print issues of Prologue magazine can be found in the Government Documents Collection on the bottom floor of the James B. Duke Library.
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.
There are hundreds of books relating to the subject of the Constitution which you may borrow from the library. Many electronic books and streaming videos are included in the online catalog as well. Listed below are just a few of the titles to be found:
The Constitution of the United States : with index and the Declaration of Independence / printed under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing
Liberty, order, and justice : an introduction to the constitutional principles of American government / James McClellan
The genius of America : how the Constitution saved our country–and why it can again / Eric Lane and Michael Oreskes
The essential Bill of Rights : original arguments and fundamental documents / edited by Gordon Lloyd, Margie Lloyd
A brilliant solution: inventing the American Constitution/Carol Berkin
Forgotten founder : the life and times of Charles Pinckney / Marty D. Matthews
The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the Constitution / David O. Stewart
The Constitution in 2020 / edited by Jack M. Balkin, Reva B. Siegel
The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence / edited by Jack N. Rakove
The Furman University Libraries mark the passing of a South Carolina daughter, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, on September 3, 2016. The writer, actress, and longtime NPR contributor lived to age 79. NPR’s All Things Considered honored Vertamae in two broadcasts airing on September 4 and September 5.
Visit the Circulation Desk to see a display featuring the works of Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, along with a few items on Gullah culture.
Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl
Daughters of the dust