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Bind Us Apart

Bind Us Apart

How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation

  • Author: Nicholas Guyatt
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192516620
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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The surprising and counterintuitive origins of America's racial crisis Why did the Founding Fathers fail to include blacks and Indians in their cherished proposition that "all men are created equal"? The usual answer is racism, but the reality is more complex and unsettling. In Bind Us Apart, historian Nicholas Guyatt argues that, from the Revolution through the Civil War, most white liberals believed in the unity of all human beings. But their philosophy faltered when it came to the practical work of forging a colour-blind society. Unable to convince others - and themselves - that racial mixing was viable, white reformers began instead to claim that people of colour could only thrive in separate republics: in Native states in the American West or in the West African colony of Liberia. Herein lie the origins of "separate but equal." Decades before Reconstruction, America's liberal elite was unable to imagine how people of colour could become citizens of the United States. Throughout the nineteenth century, Native Americans were pushed farther and farther westward, while four million slaves freed after the Civil War found themselves among a white population that had spent decades imagining that they would live somewhere else.

The Gods of Indian Country

The Gods of Indian Country

Religion and the Struggle for the American West

  • Author: Jennifer Graber
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190279613
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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During the nineteenth century, white Americans sought the cultural transformation and physical displacement of Native people. Though this process was certainly a clash of rival economic systems and racial ideologies, it was also a profound spiritual struggle. The fight over Indian Country sparked religious crises among both Natives and Americans. In The Gods of Indian Country, Jennifer Graber tells the story of the Kiowa Indians during Anglo-Americans' hundred-year effort to seize their homeland. Like Native people across the American West, Kiowas had known struggle and dislocation before. But the forces bearing down on them-soldiers, missionaries, and government officials-were unrelenting. With pressure mounting, Kiowas adapted their ritual practices in the hope that they could use sacred power to save their lands and community. Against the Kiowas stood Protestant and Catholic leaders, missionaries, and reformers who hoped to remake Indian Country. These activists saw themselves as the Indians' friends, teachers, and protectors. They also asserted the primacy of white Christian civilization and the need to transform the spiritual and material lives of Native people. When Kiowas and other Native people resisted their designs, these Christians supported policies that broke treaties and appropriated Indian lands. They argued that the gifts bestowed by Christianity and civilization outweighed the pains that accompanied the denial of freedoms, the destruction of communities, and the theft of resources. In order to secure Indian Country and control indigenous populations, Christian activists sanctified the economic and racial hierarchies of their day. The Gods of Indian Country tells a complex, fascinating-and ultimately heartbreaking-tale of the struggle for the American West.

The Complete Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry (his Unfinished Commentary Excepted)

The Complete Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry (his Unfinished Commentary Excepted)

Being a Collection of All His Treatises, Sermons, and Tracts, as Published by Himself : and a Memoir of His Life

  • Author: Matthew Henry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 630
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons Now First Printed from the Original Mss. : an Appendix on what Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry... : Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry : Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams

  • Author: Matthew Henry
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dissenters, Religious
  • Page: 1419
  • View: 1955
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City of Dreadful Night

City of Dreadful Night

A Tale of Horror and the Macabre in India

  • Author: Lee Siegel,Professor of Religion Lee Siegel
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226756882
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
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Visiting India to do research on Sanskrit horror literature, the narrator encounters Brahm Kathuwala, a storyteller who has had firsthand encounters with horror

Never Loved Before

Never Loved Before

Roman

  • Author: Monica Murphy
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641221978
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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Ich habe mein Leben für sie riskiert, darf mich aber nicht zu erkennen geben ... Vor langer Zeit, als ich fünfzehn und eine komplett andere Person war, habe ich einem Mädchen das Leben gerettet. Ich habe nur ein paar Stunden mit ihr verbracht, aber irgendwie entstand eine Verbindung – und seitdem war ich nicht mehr derselbe. Niemand versteht, was wir durchgemacht haben. Niemand weiß, was es bedeutet, wir zu sein. Wir haben überlebt, aber ich fühle mich nicht, als ob ich richtig leben würde – bis jetzt. Acht Jahre später habe ich sie gefunden. Ich will, dass sie zu mir gehört. Aber sie wird mich für immer hassen, wenn sie herausfindet, wer ich wirklich bin.

Enter His Gates

Enter His Gates

Fitting Worship Together

  • Author: Eleanor Kreider
  • Publisher: Herald Pr
  • ISBN: 9780836135299
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
  • View: 8017
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Many people long for more fulfillment through worship, but are not quite sure what it is they are missing or want to happen. The worship service may be poorly designed or structured, use of the Bible may be inadequate or antiquated, and meaningful connections with "real life" missing. Eleanor Kreider helps pastors and worship leaders identify key elements of worship and suggests ways to fit the pieces together to create an experience satisfying to both worshipers and God.

Presidential winners and losers

Presidential winners and losers

words of victory and concession

  • Author: John R. Vile
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
  • ISBN: 9781568027555
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 380
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Presidential scholar John Vile brings together a rich collection of speeches, statements, and related information that focus on a subject largely neglected by presidential studies: How successful and unsuccessful candidates for the highest office in the land deal with the outcome of the election. Vile has collected more than 500 speeches and other documents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, that relate to the outcome of elections. Many are actual candidate statements or speeches, while others are private letters, diary entries, interviews, and newspaper and journal articles. Vile shows how, collectively, they create a window to the thoughts of presidential candidates once the voters have made their choice. Never before has a scholar brought together in one place material about victory and concessions following races for the White House. Vile treats all presidential elections separately, each with commentary setting the context for the speeches and other material he presents for the victor and the vanquished. He begins the volume with a brilliant analytical essay that shows the evolution and development of victory and concession speeches. In it he draws parallels between concession and victory speeches and other types of presidential rhetoric, and illustrates how the words and tone of statements serve to heal the wounds of elections campaigns, to set the agenda for an administration, and to rally the partisans of both the winner and loser. In addition, the volume includes a lengthy bibliography, an appendix elections chart to help track election years, candidates, states, and parties and a complete index.

To Promote the General Welfare

To Promote the General Welfare

The Case for Big Government

  • Author: Steven Conn
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199986746
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Americans love to hate their government, and a long tradition of anti-government suspicion reaches back to debates among the founders of the nation. But the election of Barack Obama has created a backlash rivaled only by the anti-government hysteria that preceded the Civil War. Lost in all the Tea Party rage and rhetoric is this simple fact: the federal government plays a central role in making our society function, and it always has. Edited by Steven Conn and written by some of America's leading scholars, the essays in To Promote the General Welfare explore the many ways government programs have improved the quality of life in America. The essays cover everything from education, communication, and transportation to arts and culture, housing, finance, and public health. They explore how and why government programs originated, how they have worked and changed--and been challenged--since their inception, and why many of them are important to preserve. The book shows how the WPA provided vital, in some cases career-saving, assistance to artists and writers like Jackson Pollock, Dorothea Lange, Richard Wright, John Cheever, and scores of others; how millions of students from diverse backgrounds have benefited and continue to benefit from the G.I. Bill, Fulbright scholarships, and federally insured student loans; and how the federal government created an Interstate highway system unparalleled in the world, linking the entire nation. These are just a few examples of highly successful programs the book celebrates--and that anti-government critics typically ignore. For anyone wishing to explore the flip side of today's vehement attacks on American government, To Promote the General Welfare is the best place to start.

Missing Link

Missing Link

The Evolution of Metaphor and the Metaphor of Evolution

  • Author: Jeffery Donaldson
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773582118
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 494
  • View: 9469
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We look for missing links in the sciences and humanities, but the essential missing link - metaphor - is always in front of us. In Missing Link, Jeffery Donaldson unites literary criticism and evolutionary and cognitive science to show how metaphor has been with us since the beginning of time as a seed in the nature of things. With examples from centuries of poets, critics, philosophers, and scientists, he details how metaphor is a chemistry, an exchange of energies forming and dissolving, and an openness in the spaces between things. He considers the ways in which DNA learns how to liken things that have been, how mutation makes errors and then tries them on, and how evolution is hypothesis - nature's way of "thinking more." The mind is a matrix of relations: neural synapses cascade into ever-changing pathways and patterns. Metaphor is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It is the unbroken thread between matter and spirit. Whether offering analysis of a turn of phrase or chemical reaction, Missing Link presents a vision of literature that is also a vision of the cosmos, and vice versa. It enters the debate between evolution and religion, and challenges scientists, literary theorists, and religious advocates to rethink the relations between their disciplines.

Never Let You Go

Never Let You Go

Roman

  • Author: Monica Murphy
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641221986
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Kann die Liebe überleben, wenn Zweifel alles überschatten? Die Wahrheit tut weh, sagt man – und mein Schmerz geht tief. Ethan hatte ein riesiges Geheimnis, getarnt durch seine Lügen. Als ich herausfand, was er verbarg, erschütterte die Wahrheit meine Welt und drohte, uns für immer zu zerstören. Mich zu zerstören. Aber mir wurde schnell klar, dass das, was wir teilen, nicht ausgelöscht werden kann. Unsere Verbindung ist zu stark. Sie ist es immer gewesen. Ich kann ihn nicht mehr verleugnen. Und ich kann meine Wahrheit nicht mehr abstreiten: Ich bin in Ethan verliebt.

Tractatus de Societate or The Manifesto

Tractatus de Societate or The Manifesto

  • Author: Nathan Freeman
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781479703784
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 95
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The transition back to true human from robot, will be a strange and difficult task for us, one not without its unique dangers and excitements. When it does begin to occur on a broad scale, at first it will seem to the others that the world is being over-run by madmen. But this is the necessary birth pang before our humanity can again be renewed. This short book is a bold step toward the cultural renewal of society and the recapturing of what we, as humans, are meant to be.

Ezekiel

Ezekiel

  • Author: Iain M. Duguid
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310866103
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 576
  • View: 2505
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Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

We Are, Therefore We Need To Think

We Are, Therefore We Need To Think

Questions That Can Begin to Define Our Existence

  • Author: Monalisa
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595449921
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 92
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Were you an 'accident'-an undesired outcome of your parents' physical journey? Or were you 'planned'? Planned for what? To make your parents' life complete, or to justify their normal existence in this society? To carry on the family name, or to prevent the extinction of the human race? So, how are you doing? Or does it matter? You were probably brought into existence to enhance somebody else's. So, how does it matter how you have been doing? Does anybody even care whether you would have wanted to be here and now, if you had a choice? But now that you do exist, it is up to you to discover your true self and make the most of your existence; for this, you need to think! This book challenges you to think, think why you want to have that baby, why you want to get married, what is the real meaning of love, education, religion, and similar other aspects of your being. It questions various stereotypes and stresses on the need for people to realize their potential to think independently in order to create choices for themselves. This small collection is a simple and direct approach to open up minds and make everyone think about life in ways never done before.So, pick it up, start thinking, and think yourself to discovering the real you, and find your own path of peace and happiness.

Identität

Identität

Wie der Verlust der Würde unsere Demokratie gefährdet

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
  • ISBN: 3455005292
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 6511
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In den letzten zehn Jahren ist die Anzahl der demokratischen Staaten weltweit erschreckend schnell zurückgegangen. Erleben wir gerade das Ende der liberalen Demokratie? Der US-amerikanische Politikwissenschaftler Francis Fukuyama, Autor des Weltbestsellers Das Ende der Geschichte, sucht in seinem neuen Buch nach den Gründen, warum sich immer mehr Menschen antidemokratischen Strömungen zuwenden und den Liberalismus ablehnen. Er zeigt, warum die Politik der Stunde geprägt ist von Nationalismus und Wut, welche Rolle linke und recht Parteien bei dieser Entwicklung spielen, und was wir tun können, um unsere gesellschaftliche Identität und damit die liberale Demokratie wieder zu beleben. »Intelligent und klar – wir brauchen mehr Denker, die so weise sind wie Fukuyama.« THE NEW YORK TIMES »Einer der bedeutendsten Politikwissenschaftler der westlichen Welt.« DIE WELT

Eschatology: The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Eschatology: The Revelation of Jesus Christ

  • Author: Oj Hernandez
  • Publisher: New Worship Vision Ministries
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 333
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This book is about the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the end of times, the Antichrist and The Beast, prophecy and identity of God and our enemy Satan.

Knowing without Thinking

Knowing without Thinking

Mind, Action, Cognition and the Phenomenon of the Background

  • Author: Z. Radman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230368069
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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A volume devoted explicitly to the subtle and multidimensional phenomenon of background knowing that has to be recognized as an important element of the triad mind-body-world. The essays are inspired by seminal works on the topic by Searle and Dreyfus, but also make significant contribution in bringing the discussion beyond the classical confines.

Wir Glücklichen

Wir Glücklichen

Roman

  • Author: Amy Bloom
  • Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
  • ISBN: 3455170501
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9310
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"Mögen die Scharniere unserer Freundschaft niemals rosten", sagte Iris. - "Recht so", sagte ich, und wir hakten uns unter und kippten den Gin. Mit zwölf wird Eva kurzerhand vor der Tür ihres Vaters abgesetzt und lebt von da an mit ihrer Halbschwester Iris unter einem Dach. Iris weiß genau, was sie will: Filmstar werden in Hollywood. Tatsächlich erreicht sie ihr Ziel, doch ihr Stern sinkt so schnell wie er aufgestiegen ist. Die jüngere Eva bleibt treu an Iris’ Seite. Gemeinsam gehen sie nach New York, wo sie bei reichen Italienern in Long Island unterkommen. Iris schauspielert auf zweifelhaften Bühnen, pflegt verbotene Liebeleien und setzt gnadenlos ihre eigenen Interessen durch, während Eva den Alltag organisiert. "Wir Glücklichen" erzählt von großen Träumen, Skandalen und Betrügereien und von unvergesslichen Charakteren im Amerika der vierziger Jahre.

THE JUST FRIENDS SYNDROME

THE JUST FRIENDS SYNDROME

Memoirs of a shy guy's search for true love

  • Author: Johnny Williams
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595810470
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2841
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If I had been alone, I may have kept up my hopes after what she said. She did say a lot of nice things about me. She said she liked being with me, said how sweet I was, said she liked that I was so patient with her. But he shook me back into reality. He said that while he was sure she meant all those things, she was just letting me down gently. Fact was, I'd heard it all before. History was repeating itself. It was, as Yogi Berra put it so eloquently, 'dèjá vu all over again'. Rarely has a book explored so intimately the deep feelings and emotions experienced by a guy looking for love. Based on a true story, this serious comedy highlights the author's Charlie Brown-like experiences with life and relationships. Through his interactions with nine different girls-eight of whom give him the dreaded "just friends" speech-Williams learns the ups and downs of love. Visit www.thejustfriendssyndrome.com for more information and links to buy this book.