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Biography The Log of a Forty-Niner by Carolyn Hale Russ Carolyn Hale Russ uses the diary and personal accounts of her father, Richard L. Hale, to discuss California exploration by settlers from 1849 to 1854. Russ highlights the land and ship excursions her father undertook in order to find adventure and gold. Boston Unitarianism 1820-1850: A Study of the Life and Work of Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham by Octavius Brooks Frothingham Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham (23 July 1793 – 3 April 1870) was an American Unitarian minister and pastor of the First Church of Boston from 1815 to 1850. Frothingham was opposed to Theodore Parker and the interjection of transcendentalism into the church. He also wrote sermons, hymns, and poetry. Memoirs of a Poor Relation: Being the Story of a Post-War Southern Girl and Her Battle with Destiny by Marietta Minnigerode Andrews Born in Richmond, Virginia, Marietta Minnigerode Andrews (1869-1931) was the oldest of ten children in a family prominent in the Confederacy but reduced to poverty by the Civil War. She became an art teacher, stained glass artist, and author. The Autobiography of Theophilus Waldemeier: Ten Years’ Life in Abyssinia & Sixteen in Syria Theophilus Waldmeier (1832-1915) was a Swiss Quaker who first attracted international attention when he was imprisoned by King Theodore of Ethiopia and rescued by British forces at the battle of Magdala in 1859. Observations of a Bahai Traveler by Charles Mason Remey Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974) became president of the Bahai international council and when Shoghi Effendi, the supreme leader or Guardian of the faith died in 1957, Remey asserted that he was the new Guardian. Most did not accept this claim and his own followers subsequently split in different groups. Mexico: The Wonderland of the South Authored by W. E. Carson William English Carson (1870-1940) was a controversial writer about social issues but when his book about Mexico first appeared in 1910, critics were enthused. Yet, a century later crtiics find this work full of outrageous over-generalizations. While readers may not agree with Carson’s views, the volume remains a classic depiction of Mexico in an era of turmoil. 27