Description : The apartheid state employed many weapons against its opponents: imprisonment, banning, detention, assassination - and banishment. In a practice reminiscent of Tsarist and Soviet Russia, a large number of 'enemies of the state' were banished to remote areas, far from their homes, communities and followers. Here their existence became 'a slow torture of the soul', a kind of social death. This is the first study of an important but hitherto neglected group of opponents of apartheid, set in a global, historical and comparative perspective. It looks at the reasons why people were banished, their lives in banishment and the efforts of a remarkable group of activists, led by Helen Joseph, to assist them. Book jacket.
Description : The Forgotten People takes place in present day and is about what could happen. It is based upon actual events of our history from Biblical times to present day, mostly regarding Bigfoot and aliens that would eventually be revealed to the world along with a major government conspiracy. Once unveiled to the world, our way of life may change unimaginably.
Description : "The best sort of introductory study... packed with enlightening information." —The Times Literary Supplement Poor whites have been isolated from mainstream white Southern culture and have been in turn stereotyped as rednecks and Holy Rollers, discriminated against, and misunderstood. In their isolation, they have developed a unique subculture and defended it with a tenacity and pride that puzzles and confuses the larger society. Written 25 years ago, this book was one scholar's attempt to understand these people and their culture. For this new edition, Wayne Flynt has provided a new retrospective introduction and an up-to-date bibliography.
Description : In Forgotten People Gerben Nooteboom describes and analyses the livelihoods and social security of peasants and migrant Madurese. It offers a new way to categorise and analyse livelihood security of marginal people in Indonesia by using the concept of style.
Description : Eponymous, adj. Giving one's name to a person, place, or thing. Anonymous, adj. Anonymous. Anonyponymous, adj. Anonymous and eponymous. The Earl of Sandwich, fond of salted beef and paired slices of toast, found a novel way to eat them all together. Etienne de Silhouette, a former French finance minister, was so notoriously cheap that his name became a byword for chintzy practices-such as substituting a darkened outline for a proper painted portrait. Both bequeathed their names to the language, but neither man is remembered. In this clever and funny book, John Bemelmans Marciano illuminates the lives of these anonyponymous persons. A kind of encyclopedia of linguistic biographies, the book is arranged alphabetically, giving the stories of everyone from Abu "algorithm" Al-Khwarizmi to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Along with them you'll find the likes of Harry Shrapnel, Joseph-Ignace Guillotine, and many other people whose vernacular legacies have long outlived their memory. Accented by amusing line portraits and short etymological essays on subjects like "superhero eponyms," Anonyponymous is both a compendium of trivia and a window into the fascinating world of etymology. Carefully curated and unfailingly witty, this book is both a fantastic gift for language lovers and a true pleasure to read.
Description : Let us not forget those who served. We were called to duty and we went to war. These are the stories of a few of those brave young men and women who fought in America’s most unpopular war. These are stories of times, events, and places that should never be forgotten. In war, the brain encircles and captures thoughts, sights, smells and sounds you can never get rid of. After the battle, the mind can shut down, and thoughts begin to smother the brain. If a veteran speaks, listen with open ears and an open mind. They all have something to say. If you are a brother or sister from Vietnam talk to someone, write down your thoughts, contact a brother or sister. If you can, don’t hesitate, Go To The Wall. These things have made me cry but they have brought back the smile that was once forgotten for so many years. Welcome home my brothers and sisters.
Description : About the Book FORGOTTEN MOMENTS A small book of true stories about the forgotten people from a very unpopular war. No one saw the tears shed by those who lived through the hell of this war, and the hell we came home to. The Brotherhood we talk about is deeper than love. Those brothers on The Long Black Wall gave their lives for this Brotherhood. Those that shed their blood with me will always be my brother. To all of you who served welcome home my Brothers. If you havent been there go to The Wall.
Description : A collection of original narratives by missionaries and conquistadors of little-known Mayan peoples, the Manché Chol.
Description : Discover the fascinating stories that historians have neglected to tell us over the years. Caroline Princess of Wales was the wife of King George IV of England, a man who neglected her womanly needs. Deciding that what was good for the gander was good for the goose, she is often said to be the first woman of the Women's Liberation. This collection includes many other largely unknown historic people and events. Read the story of American patriot Nathaniel Wheatley, brother of Negro slave poet and singer, Phillis Wheatley, whose death is still a mystery. Unearth the truths of the Holsworthy Connection, a tale of the three most important women in the history of early Australia and illuminates the religious connection to the founding of Sydney. Encounter other important men and woman whose stories have yet to be told, until now.