By Mark Kurlansky
A pleasant romp via heritage with all its fiscal forces laid naked, Cod is the biography of a unmarried species of fish, however it may well besides be a global heritage with this humble fish as its habitual major personality. Cod, it seems, is the explanation Europeans set sail around the Atlantic, and it's the purely cause they can. What did the Vikings consume in icy Greenland and at the 5 expeditions to the USA recorded within the Icelandic sagas? Cod--frozen and dried within the frosty air, then damaged into items and eaten like hardtack. What was once the staple of the medieval vitamin? Cod back, bought salted via the Basques, an enigmatic individuals with a mysterious, limitless provide of cod. As we make our manner in the course of the centuries of cod heritage, we additionally discover a scrumptious legacy of recipes, and the tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing shares the place as soon as their numbers have been te destiny of the universe. Here--for scientist and layperson alike, for thinker, science-fiction reader, biologist, and machine expert--is a startlingly entire and rational synthesis of disciplines, and a brand new, positive message approximately existence.
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Stephen Douglas was the nominee of the northern wing. Southern Democrats had split away to nominate Senator John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky. To further complicate things, the tattered remnant of the old Whig party nominated John Bell of Tennessee, his only platform, “the Constitution,” whatever that might mean to an agitated electorate. The Republicans saw their chance, and chose as their nominee the former congressman of moderate antislavery views who had lost the Senate race to Douglas just two years earlier, Abraham Lincoln.
Lovejoy, had already been driven out of St. Louis, just across the river, for his violent denunciations of slavery. Three times mobs had seized his presses and hurled them into the Mississippi, and Lovejoy and a small group of supporters were now determined not to let it happen again. The crowd shouted for the editor to surrender. Rocks shattered the upstairs windows. Several men in the crush waved guns. Lovejoy had one, too. He, or one of his allies, took aim and fired out the window. One man fell, and was lifted above the heads of his friends out of harm’s way.
The old Whig party disintegrated. Douglas complained that his way home to Illinois that spring was lit by the light of his own burning effigies. On July 4, William Lloyd Garrison held up a copy of the Federal Constitution before a large crowd at Framingham, Massachusetts, branded it “a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell” and set it afire, exclaiming, “So perish all compromises with tyranny! And let all the people say. ” The crowd roared its assent as the flames rose. “The spirit of Seventy-Six and the spirit of Nebraska are utter antagonists …” said former Congressman Lincoln.
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky