• A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Cornelius L. Bynum

    By Cornelius L. Bynum

    A. Philip Randolph's occupation as a alternate unionist and civil rights activist essentially formed the process black protest within the mid-twentieth century. status along W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and others on the heart of the cultural renaissance and political radicalism that formed groups comparable to Harlem within the Twenties and into the Nineteen Thirties, Randolph formed an knowing of social justice that mirrored a deep information of the way race advanced classification matters, particularly between black employees. reading Randolph's paintings in lobbying for the Brotherhood of drowsing vehicle Porters, threatening to steer a march on Washington in 1941, and setting up the reasonable Employment perform Committee, Cornelius L. Bynum exhibits that Randolph's push for African American equality came about inside of a broader revolutionary application of commercial reform. Bynum interweaves biographical info with information on how Randolph steadily shifted his wondering race and sophistication, complete citizenship...

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  • The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South by Eli N. Evans

    By Eli N. Evans

    During this vintage portrait of Jews within the South, Eli N. Evans takes readers contained in the nexus of southern and Jewish histories, from the earliest immigrants to the current day. Evoking the rhythms and heartbeat of Jewish lifestyles within the Bible belt, Evans weaves jointly chapters of reminiscences from his adolescence and early years in North Carolina with chapters that discover the reviews of Jews in towns and small cities around the South. He provides the tales of groups, contributors, and occasions during this integral American panorama that demonstrate the deeply intertwined strands of what he calls a distinct "Southern Jewish consciousness." First released in 1973 and up to date in 1997, The Provincials was once the 1st e-book to take readers on a trip into the soul of the Jewish South, utilizing autobiography, storytelling, and interpretive heritage to create an entire portrait of Jewish contributions to the heritage of the zone. No different e-book in this topic combines components of either memoir and heritage in this sort of compelling approach. This re-creation incorporates a gallery of greater than dozen family members and ancient photos in addition to a brand new advent by means of the writer.

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  • Men May Come and Men May Go ... But I've Still Got My Little by Gigi Anders

    By Gigi Anders

    From one very impressive and elusive little red raincoat (to woo one commitment-phobe) to a couple of very persuasive peach panties (a reward from a stunning doc), Gigi Anders relates her obsessions with garments and males via a chain of fantastically crafted vignettes. Side-splitting and sharply saw, those real tales chronicle ten classically glamorous and hard-to-find goods (from garments to add-ons to makeup), the corresponding hard-to-pin-down boyfriends—and the search to nail them either. Anders can provide a delectable, uplifting, and common meditation at the issues we crave and the lengths we will visit get them. girls far and wide will realize themselves during this booklet.

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  • Getting ahead: a Swedish immigrant's reminiscences, by Charles J. Hoflund

    By Charles J. Hoflund

    In 1913, the yr earlier than he died, Charles J. Hoflund dictated his existence tale to his grandson, Stanley Hoflund excessive. That tale is gifted the following for the 1st time in its entirety via H. Arnold Barton.Hoflund was once born in Djursdala Parish, Sweden, in 1834, and emigrated to the US along with his family members in 1850. His existence is very consultant of these of so much Swedish immigrants throughout the earliest part in their nice exodus to the US. in contrast to different immigrants who recorded their memories, Hoflund presents a wealth of attention-grabbing element approximately lifestyles in his domestic parish ahead of he departed for America.He provides a vibrant account of the lengthy, harrowing trip to the US through the crusing send period and describes the early days within the unique Swedish "core" settlements round Andover in Henry County, Illinois. possibilities got here quickly at the frontier—the day after the family’s arrival at Andover, Charles used to be employed to paintings for a close-by Yankee farmer, permitting him to earn his maintain and give a contribution to his family’s depleted resources. Hoflund sought chance at any place he may locate it. He tells of slicing trees within the Wisconsin barren region, rafting down the Mississippi, matching wits with sharp-dealers, farming at the Illinois prairie, operating for political workplace, and finally looking new probabilities in Nebraska.

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  • The Works of Philo: Complete and Unabridged, New Updated by Philo of Alexandria

    By Philo of Alexandria

    Whereas it is going to now not be right to assert that Philo's works were "lost"?—scholars have regularly identified and used Philo?—they have basically been "misplaced" so far as the typical scholar of the Bible is worried. Now the interpretation of the eminent classicist C. D. Yonge comes in a reasonable, easy-to-read version, with a brand new foreword and newly translated passages, and containing meant fragments of Philo's writings from historic authors corresponding to John of Damascus. The identify and association of the writings were standardized based on scholarly conventions.A modern of Paul and Jesus, Philo Judaeus, of Alexandria, Egypt, is definitely one of the most vital writers for historians and scholars of Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity. even supposing Philo doesn't explicitly point out Jesus, or Paul, or any of the fans of Jesus, Philo lived of their international. it really is from Philo, for instance, that we find out about how, just like the Gospel of John, Jews (and Greeks) within the Greco-Roman global pointed out the inventive strength of God as God's trademarks. Philo, too, employs interpretive recommendations that parallel these of the writer of Hebrews. such a lot students might agree that Philo and the writer of Hebrews are drawing from a similar, or no less than comparable, traditions of Hellenistic Judaism. With a majority of these connections to the area of Judaism and early Christianity, Philo can't be overlooked.

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  • Francis Ysidro Edgeworth: A Portrait With Family and Friends by Lluis Barbe, Mary C. Black

    By Lluis Barbe, Mary C. Black

    Lluis Barbe has recreated the history and lifetime of Francis Ysidro Edgeworth via a desirable reconstruction that succeeds in shaping the 1st exact biography ever released of this significant economist and statistician. Originating from formerly unexplored letters and files saved in files and registers in eire, England and Catalonia, Edgeworth's relationships together with his educational fellows - together with Sully, Jevons, Marshall, Galton, Pearson, Walras, Pantaleoni, Fisher, Pareto, Keynes - are meticulously depicted. Stemming from undiscovered fundamental resources, this publication additionally finds a close perception into the educational international of the interval 1875-1925 within the fields of economics and records. With a descriptive survey of Edgeworth's paintings, this e-book will end up a charming learn for lecturers and postgraduate scholars in financial research, the background of financial notion and the heritage of facts. an individual with an curiosity in Francis Ysidro Edgeworth's existence also needs to learn this ebook.

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  • Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav by Dr. Arthur Green

    By Dr. Arthur Green

    “A significant contribution to the figuring out of Hasidic knowledge and idea; it brings the reader toward Hasidism’s maximum teller of tales.”
    ―Elie Wiesel

    The look for non secular which means drives nice leaders in all religions. This vintage paintings explores the character and non secular quest of Nahman of Bratslav (1772–1810), one among Hasidism’s significant figures. It unlocks the nice topics of non secular looking that make him a determine of common spiritual significance.

    In this significant biography, Dr. Arthur Green―teacher, student, and religious seeker―explores the good own conflicts and internal torments that lay on the resource of Nahman’s teachings. He finds Nahman to were marked at an early age by way of an exaggerated feel of sin and morbidity that later characterised his lifestyles and proposal. whereas topic to quick temper swings and even paranoia, Nahman is a version of religious and private fight who speaks to all generations. Green’s research of this bothered character offers a tremendous key to Nahman’s well-known stories, making his teachings available for individuals of all faiths, all backgrounds.

    “If there's any unmarried function approximately Nahman’s stories, and certainly approximately Nahman’s lifestyles besides, that makes them distinct within the historical past of Judaism, it's only this: their crucial motif is one in all quest. Nahman, either as teller and as hero of those stories, is Nahman the seeker. He has already instructed us, open air the stories, of his refusal ever to face on anybody rung, of his demand consistent development, of his have to open himself as much as ever-new and extra not easy demanding situations to his religion. The stories now verify this unending quest…”
    ―from Excursus II. The stories

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  • Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean by Colin A. Palmer

    By Colin A. Palmer

    Born in Trinidad, Eric Williams (1911-81) based the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first sleek political occasion in 1956, led the rustic to independence from the British culminating in 1962, and have become the nation's first best minister. earlier than coming into politics, he was once a professor at Howard collage and wrote a number of books, together with the vintage Capitalism and Slavery. within the first scholarly biography of Williams, Colin Palmer presents insights into Williams's character that light up his existence as a pupil and flesh presser and his great impression at the historiography and politics of the Caribbean. Palmer focuses totally on the fourteen-year interval of struggles for independence within the Anglophone Caribbean. From 1956, whilst Williams turned the executive minister of Trinidad and Tobago, to 1970, whilst the Black Power-inspired February Revolution introduced his management nose to nose with a more youthful new release intellectually indebted to his innovative inspiration, Williams was once on the heart of many of the conflicts and demanding situations that outlined the zone. He used to be so much competitive in advocating the production of a West Indies federation to aid the quarter assert itself in foreign political and financial arenas. the guidelines of Williams in addition to these of his Caribbean and African friends, Palmer demonstrates how the advance of the fashionable Caribbean used to be inextricably intertwined with the evolution of a neighborhood anticolonial recognition.

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  • Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley by Christopher John Farley

    By Christopher John Farley

    Bob Marley used to be a reggae megastar, a musical prophet who introduced the sound of the 3rd global to the total globe. ahead of the Legend: the increase of Bob Marley is going past the parable of Marley to carry you the personal facet of a guy few humans ever particularly knew. Drawing from unique interviews with the folks closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita, his mom, Cedella, his bandmate and early life pal, Bunny Wailer, his manufacturer Chris Blackwell, and lots of others—Legend paints a wholly clean photo of 1 of the main enduring musical artists of our instances. it is a portrait of an artist as a tender guy, from his delivery within the tiny city of 9 Miles within the hills of Jamaica, to the making of his debut overseas list, "Catch a Fire." We see Marley at the tricky streets of Trench city sooner than he chanced on stardom, suffering to discover his method in tune, in love and in existence, and we take the wild trip with him to around the globe recognition and adoration. From the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, the writer of the bestselling AALIYAH and the reporter who broke the tale on Dave Chappelle's retreat to South Africa, Legend is bursting with clean insights into Marley and Jamaica, and is the definitive tale of Marley's early days.

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