The Cocalico Valley Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley ,
Date of Publication
96 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Issued as: Journal of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley, 31 (2006)
This issue of the journal commemorates the 125 year history of the Ephrata National Bank, and includes brief biographical sketches of the bank's seven presidents and a list of the bank's directors since 1881.
Journal of the HIstorical Society of the Cocalico Valley ; 36
This issue traces the history of the Cocalico Valley incorporating national events that either directly or indirectly impacted its history. Included are brief historical sketches of many of the Valley's communities.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361).
Examines how the spiritual beliefs and vision of America's founders shaped the country's history and culture and assesses the influence of the spiritual traditions of African slaves, Native Americans, and early mystical communities on colonial America.
"An eclectic mixture of autobiography, U.S. intellectual history, philosophical inquiry, and spiritual wonderment, this extended meditative essay examines "America as an Idea" by uncovering the latent wisdom of many of its shining lights: Benjamin Franklin, William Penn, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman. Needleman, a philosophy professor and author of Money and the Meaning of Life, reinterprets the lives of each of these leaders in the context of their strong spiritual beliefs and their contributions to unifying a deeply divided body politic. The author liberally quotes classical philosophers, historians, biographers, and the subjects themselves, and he often interjects his own life experiences and spiritual beliefs into his loosely structured narrative. Needleman also tackles what he considers to be America's two most grievous historical blemishes: the murder of Native American culture and slavery and suggests how America should confront these wrongs." [from the "Library Journal"]