Fur Tales from the Freedom Train and Beyond

Fur Tales from the Freedom Train and Beyond
Author: Rhonda Sims
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN: 0578055767
Category: Animal rescue
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fur Tales from the Freedom Train and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Fur Tales will allow readers an in-depth and personal look into the world of animal rescue and transports, as experienced by Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports founder Rhonda Sims. Sims shares the often misunderstood motivations, and emotional highs and lows of her involvement in animal rescue and transport. Be prepared to experience a plethora of emotions as you read the incredible stories of the people and animals featured in this book. Sims' stories are real and as such contain stories of animals that have been saved from shelters and neglectful/abusive situations. Rest assured that for every painful first impression, there are wonderful end results as each of the animals featured in this book has found lasting love and permanent homes. The main purpose of this book is to raise awareness of the problems facing our society in regards to animal welfare. Sims hopes to motivate people to reconsider such things as spaying/neutering and chaining of animals, and to consider becoming part of the solution.

Report of the Temporary Commission for the New York State Freedom Train March 30 1948 March 15 1949

Report of the Temporary Commission for the New York State Freedom Train  March 30  1948 March 15  1949
Author: New York (State). Temporary Commission for the New York State Freedom Train
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 25
Release: 1949
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York State Freedom Train
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Temporary Commission for the New York State Freedom Train March 30 1948 March 15 1949 Book Excerpt:

Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities

Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities
Author: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 553
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities Book Excerpt:

Inventing the American Way

Inventing the  American Way
Author: Wendy L. Wall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-09-03
ISBN: 9780199736829
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing the American Way Book Excerpt:

In the wake of World War II, Americans developed an unusually deep and all-encompassing national unity, as postwar affluence and the Cold War combined to naturally produce a remarkable level of agreement about the nation's core values. Or so the story has long been told. Inventing the "American Way" challenges this vision of inevitable consensus. Americans, as Wendy Wall argues in this innovative book, were united, not so much by identical beliefs, as by a shared conviction that a distinctive "American Way" existed and that the affirmation of such common ground was essential to the future of the nation. Moreover, the roots of consensus politics lie not in the Cold War era, but in the turbulent decade that preceded U.S. entry into World War II. The social and economic chaos of the Depression years alarmed a diverse array of groups, as did the rise of two "alien" ideologies: fascism and communism. In this context, Americans of divergent backgrounds and beliefs seized on the notion of a unifying "American Way" and sought to convince their fellow citizens of its merits. Wall traces the competing efforts of business groups, politicians, leftist intellectuals, interfaith proponents, civil rights activists, and many others over nearly three decades to shape public understandings of the "American Way." Along the way, she explores the politics behind cultural productions ranging from The Adventures of Superman to the Freedom Train that circled the nation in the late 1940s. She highlights the intense debate that erupted over the term "democracy" after World War II, and identifies the origins of phrases such as "free enterprise" and the "Judeo-Christian tradition" that remain central to American political life. By uncovering the culture wars of the mid-twentieth century, this book sheds new light on a period that proved pivotal for American national identity and that remains the unspoken backdrop for debates over multiculturalism, national unity, and public values today.

Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities Jan 1975

Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities  Jan  1975
Author: American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 646
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Official Master Register of Bicentennial Activities Jan 1975 Book Excerpt:

Inside Stories

Inside Stories
Author: Janice Montgomery
Publsiher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781593630782
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Stories Book Excerpt:

Educational title for gifted and advanced learners.

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Author: Langston Hughes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-10-26
ISBN: 0307949400
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes Book Excerpt:

Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in Black writing in America—the poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent stunning work from his entire career. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror—and the marrow of the bone of life." The collection includes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.

The Great Machines

The Great Machines
Author: Robert Hedin
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780877455509
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Machines Book Excerpt:

Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedin's anthology allows all readers, from the most avid railroad buff to anyone who has fond memories of train travel, to enjoy the romance of trains.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes The poems 1921 1940

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes  The poems  1921 1940
Author: Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Leslie Catherine Sanders,Donna Sullivan Harper,Steven Carl Tracy,Christopher C. De Santis,Joseph McLaren,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780826213396
Category: African American authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes The poems 1921 1940 Book Excerpt:

The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes Gospel plays operas and later dramatic works

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes  Gospel plays  operas  and later dramatic works
Author: Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 734
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780826214775
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes Gospel plays operas and later dramatic works Book Excerpt:

The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Author: Milton C. Sernett
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2007-11-05
ISBN: 9780822340737
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harriet Tubman Book Excerpt:

DIVAn exploration of the way history, meaning, and memory have interacted in the process of transforming Harriet Tubman into an American icon and a figure of inspiration like Abraham Lincoln or Fredrick Douglass./div

Reference Information Paper

Reference Information Paper
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archives
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Information Paper Book Excerpt:

Records Relating to North American Railroads

Records Relating to North American Railroads
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Records Relating to North American Railroads Book Excerpt:

The Latino Body

The Latino Body
Author: Lazaro Lima
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0814752144
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Latino Body Book Excerpt:

The Latino Body tells the story of the United States Latino body politic and its relation to the state: how the state configures Latino subjects and how Latino subjects have in turn altered the state. Lázaro Lima charts the interrelated groups that define themselves as Latinos and examines how these groups have responded to calls for unity and nationally shared conceptions of American cultural identity. He contends that their responses, in times of cultural or political crisis, have given rise to profound cultural transformations, enabling the so-called “Latino subject“ to emerge. Analyzing a variety of cultural, literary, artistic, and popular texts from the nineteenth century to the present, Lima dissects the ways in which the Latino body has been imagined, dismembered, and reimagined anew, providing one of the first comprehensive accounts of the construction of Latino cultural identity in the United States.

Miracle in Birmingham

Miracle in Birmingham
Author: W. Edward Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780963886477
Category: Civil rights movements
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miracle in Birmingham Book Excerpt:

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

Prologue

Prologue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 610
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archives
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prologue Book Excerpt:

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion
Author: Nicholas John Cull,David Holbrook Culbert,David Welch
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 1576078205
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion Book Excerpt:

Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

Supreme Court Justice Tom C Clark

Supreme Court Justice Tom C  Clark
Author: Mimi Clark Gronlund
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0292779143
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supreme Court Justice Tom C Clark Book Excerpt:

An associate justice on the renowned Warren Court whose landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education overturned racial segregation in schools and other public facilities, Tom C. Clark was a crusader for justice throughout his long legal career. Among many tributes Clark received, Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger opined that "no man in the past thirty years has contributed more to the improvement of justice than Tom Clark." Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark is the first biography of this important American jurist. Written by his daughter, Mimi Clark Gronlund, and based on interviews with many of Clark's judicial associates, friends, and family, as well as archival research, it offers a well-rounded portrait of a lawyer and judge who dealt with issues that remain in contention today—civil rights, the rights of the accused, school prayer, and censorship/pornography, among them. Gronlund explores the factors in her father's upbringing and education that helped form his judicial philosophy, then describes how that philosophy shaped his decisions on key issues and cases, including the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the investigation of war fraud, the Truman administration's loyalty program (an anti-communist effort), the Brown decision, Mapp v. Ohio (protections against unreasonable search and seizure), and Abington v. Schempp (which overturned a state law that required reading from the Bible each day in public schools).

Ersatz America

Ersatz America
Author: Rebecca Mark
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 0813936276
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ersatz America Book Excerpt:

From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America’s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz America, Rebecca Mark shows how this four-hundred-year-old obsession with false history has wounded democracy by creating language that is severed from material reality. Without the mediating touchstones of body and nature, creative representations of our history have been allowed to spin into dangerous abstraction. Other scholars have addressed the artificial qualities of the collective American memory, but what distinguishes Ersatz America is that it does more than simply deconstruct--it provides a map for regeneration. Mark contends that throughout American history, citizen artists have responded to the deadly memorialization of the past with artistic expressions and visual artifacts that exist outside the realm of official language, creating a counter narrative. These examples of what she calls visceral graphism are embodied in and connected to the human experience of indigenous peoples, enslaved Africans, and silenced women, giving form to the unspeakable. We must learn, Mark suggests, to read the markings of these works against the iconic national myths. In doing so, we can shift from being mesmerized by the monumentalism of this national mirage to embracing the regeneration and recovery of our human history.