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The Burden

The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

  • Author: Rochelle Riley
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 0814345158
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 200
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Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

The Burden

The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

  • Author: Rochelle Riley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780814345146
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 178
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Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

The Burden of Black Religion

The Burden of Black Religion

  • Author: Curtis J. Evans
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199716548
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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Religion has always been a focal element in the long and tortured history of American ideas about race. In The Burden of Black Religion, Curtis Evans traces ideas about African American religion from the antebellum period to the middle of the twentieth century. Central to the story, he argues, was the deep-rooted notion that blacks were somehow "naturally" religious. At first, this assumed natural impulse toward religion served as a signal trait of black people's humanity -- potentially their unique contribution to American culture. Abolitionists seized on this point, linking black religion to the black capacity for freedom. Soon, however, these first halting steps toward a multiracial democracy were reversed. As Americans began to value reason, rationality, and science over religious piety, the idea of an innate black religiosity was used to justify preserving the inequalities of the status quo. Later, social scientists -- both black and white -- sought to reverse the damage caused by these racist ideas and in the process proved that blacks were in fact fully capable of incorporation into white American culture. This important work reveals how interpretations of black religion played a crucial role in shaping broader views of African Americans and had real consequences in their lives. In the process, Evans offers an intellectual and cultural history of race in a crucial period of American history.

Everything But the Burden

Everything But the Burden

What White People Are Taking from Black Culture

  • Author: Greg Tate
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780767911269
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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White kids from the ’burbs are throwing up gang signs. The 2001 Grammy winner for best rap artist was as white as rice. And blond-haired sorority sisters are sporting FUBU gear. What is going on in American culture that’s giving our nation a racial-identity crisis? Following the trail blazed by Norman Mailer’s controversial essay “The White Negro,” Everything but the Burden brings together voices from music, popular culture, the literary world, and the media speaking about how from Brooklyn to the Badlands white people are co-opting black styles of music, dance, dress, and slang. In this collection, the essayists examine how whites seem to be taking on, as editor Greg Tate’s mother used to tell him, “everything but the burden”–from fetishizing black athletes to spinning the ghetto lifestyle into a glamorous commodity. Is this a way of shaking off the fear of the unknown? A flattering indicator of appreciation? Or is it a more complicated cultural exchange? The pieces in Everything but the Burden explore the line between hero-worship and paternalism. Among the book’s twelve essays are Vernon Reid’s “Steely Dan Understood as the Apotheosis of ‘The White Negro,’” Carl Hancock Rux’s “The Beats: America’s First ‘Wiggas,’” and Greg Tate’s own introductory essay “Nigs ’R Us.” Other contributors include: Hilton Als, Beth Coleman, Tony Green, Robin Kelley, Arthur Jafa, Gary Dauphin, Michaela Angela Davis, dream hampton, and Manthia diAwara. From the Hardcover edition.

The Burden of Proof

The Burden of Proof

  • Author: Scott Turow
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1429957751
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Late one spring afternoon, Alejandro Stern, the brilliant defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home from a business trip to find that Clara, his wife of thirty years, has committed suicide. In this book, Turow probes the character of this fascinating and complex man as Stern tries to uncover the truth about his wife's life.

The Burden of Representation

The Burden of Representation

Essays on Photographies and Histories

  • Author: John Tagg
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816624058
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 242
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Photographs are used as documents, evidence, and records every day in courtrooms, hospitals, and police work, on passports, permits, and licenses. But how did such usages come to be established and accepted, and when? What kinds of photographs were seen seen as purely instrumental and able to function in this way? What sorts of agencies and institutions had the power to give them this status? And more generally, what conception of photographic representation did this involve, and what were its consequences?

The Burden of Proof in Comparative and International Human Rights Law

The Burden of Proof in Comparative and International Human Rights Law

Civil and Common Law Approaches With Special Reference to the American and German Legal Systems

  • Author: Juliane Kokott
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041105707
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 291
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Aa) A Civil Law Rule?.

The Benefit and The Burden

The Benefit and The Burden

Tax Reform-Why We Need It and What It Will Take

  • Author: Bruce Bartlett
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451646267
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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A thoughtful and surprising argument for American tax reform, arguably the most overdue political debate facing the nation, from one of the most respected political and economic thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time. THE UNITED STATES TAX CODE HAS UNDERGONE NO SERIOUS REFORM SINCE 1986. Since then, loopholes, exemptions, credits, and deductions have distorted its clarity, increased its inequity, and frustrated our ability to govern ourselves. By tracing the history of our own tax system and assessing the way other countries have solved similar problems, Bruce Bartlett explores the surprising answers to all these issues, giving a sense of the tax code’s many benefits—and its inevitable burdens. From one of the most respected political and economic thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time, The Benefit and the Burden is a thoughtful and surprising argument for American tax reform.

The Burden of Power

The Burden of Power

Countdown to Iraq - The Alastair Campbell Diaries

  • Author: Alastair Campbell
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 140904968X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 768
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The Burden of Power is the fourth volume of Alastair Campbell's diaries, and perhaps the most eagerly awaited given the ground it covers. It begins on September 11, 2001, a day which immediately wrote itself into the history books, and it ends on the day Campbell leaves Downing Street. In between there are two wars: first Afghanistan, and then, even more controversially, Iraq. It was the most difficult decision of Tony Blair's premiership, and almost certainly the most unpopular. Campbell describes in detail the discussions with President Bush and other world leaders as the steps to war are taken, and delivers a unique account of Blair as war leader. He records the enormous political difficulties at home, and the sense of crisis that engulfed the government after the suicide of weapons inspector David Kelly. And all the while, Blair continues to struggle with two issues that ran throughout his time in government - fighting for peace in Northern Ireland, and trying to make peace with Gordon Brown. And Campbell continues to struggle balancing the needs of his family with one of the most pressurised roles in politics. Riveting and revelatory, The Burden of Power is as raw and intimate a portrayal of political life as you are ever likely to read.

The Burden of Modernity

The Burden of Modernity

The Rhetoric of Cultural Discourse in Spanish America

  • Author: Carlos J. Alonso
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195353358
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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This book offers a provocative interpretation of cultural discourse in Spanish America. Alonso argues that Spanish American cultural production constituted itself through commitment to what he calls the "narrative of futurity," that is, the uncompromising adoption of modernity. This commitment fueled a rhetorical crisis that followed the embracing of discourses regarded as "modern" in historical and economic circumstance that are themselves the negation of modernity. Through fresh readings of texts by Sarmiento, Mansilla, Quiroga, Vargos Llosa, Garcia Marquez, and others, Alonso tracks this textual dynamic in works from the nineteenth century to the present.

The Burden of Sympathy

The Burden of Sympathy

How Families Cope with Mental Illness

  • Author: David A. Karp
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195152449
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 319
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In this vivid and thoughtful study, David Karp chronicles the experiences of the family members of the mentally ill, and how they draw "boundaries of sympathy" to avoid being engulfed by the day-to-day suffering of a loved one. Working from sixty extensive interviews, the author reveals striking similarities in the experiences of caregivers: the feelings of shame, fear, guilt and powerlessness in the face of a socially stigmatized illness; the frustration of navigating the complex network of bureaucracies that govern the mental health system; and most of all, the difficulty negotiating an "appropriate" level of involvement with the mentally ill loved one while maintaining enough distance for personal health. Throughout, Karp sensitively explores the overarching question of how people strike equilibrium between reason and emotion, between head and heart, when caring for a catastrophically ill person. The book concludes with a critical look at what it means to be a moral and caring person at the turn of the century in America, when powerful cultural messages spell out two contradictory imperatives: pursue personal fulfillment at any cost and care for the family at any cost. An insightful, deeply caring look at mental illness and at the larger picture of contemporary values, The Burden of Sympathy is required reading for caregivers of all kinds, and for anyone seeking broader understanding of human responsibility in the postmodern world.

The Russian Tragedy: The Burden of History

The Russian Tragedy: The Burden of History

The Burden of History

  • Author: Hugh Ragsdale
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315480794
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 322
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This work provides an interpretive history of Russia from earliest times to today, recounting the story of Russia's past. It discusses Russia's strengths and weaknesses as a civilization, and the challenges posed by the contemporary effort to remake Russia.

The Burden of Confederate Diplomacy

The Burden of Confederate Diplomacy

  • Author: Charles M. Hubbard
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9781572330924
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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"Thoroughly researched . . . [Hubbard's] interpretation is solid, well supported, and touches all of the major aspects of Confederate diplomacy."--American Historical Review "As the first examination of the topic since King Cotton Diplomacy (1931), this work deserves widespread attention. Hubbard offers a convincingly bleak portrayal of the limited skills and myopic vision of Rebel diplomacy at home and abroad."--Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Of the many factors that contributed to the South's loss of the Civil War, one of the most decisive was the failure of Southern diplomacy. In this penetrating work, Charles M. Hubbard reassesses the diplomatic efforts made by the Confederacy in its struggle to become an independent nation. Hubbard focuses both on the Confederacy's attempts to negotiate a peaceful separation from the Union and Southern diplomats' increasingly desperate pursuit of state recognition from the major European powers. Drawing on a large body of sources, Hubbard offers an important reinterpretation of the problems facing Confederate diplomats. He demonstrates how the strategies and objectives of the South's diplomatic program--themselves often poorly conceived--were then placed in the hands of inexperienced envoys who were ill-equipped to succeed in their roles as negotiators. The Author: Charles M. Hubbard is associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University and executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Museum in Harrogate, Tennessee.

The Burden Is Light

The Burden Is Light

A Spiritual Autobiography

  • Author: Eugenia Price
  • Publisher: Main Street Books
  • ISBN: 0307515591
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 188
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The successful novelist and writer recounts the events that led her to become a born again Christian, and describes the ways her faith has sustained her.

The Burden of the Flesh

The Burden of the Flesh

Fasting and Sexuality in Early Christianity

  • Author: Teresa M. Shaw
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451418880
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 298
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Shaw's rich and fascinating work provides a startling look at early Christian notions of the body - diet, sexuality, the passions, and especially the ideal of virginity - and sheds important light on the growth of Christian ideals that remain powerful cultural forces even today.

The Burden of the Balkans

The Burden of the Balkans

  • Author: Mary Edith Durham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Balkan Peninsula
  • Page: 331
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Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

  • Author: Alan D. Chalmers
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874135541
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 175
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"Alan Chalmers's Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future explores Swift's temporal apprehension in the context of the pertinent seventeenth- and eighteenth-century religious, scientific, and cultural debates. It also compares Swift's imaginative understanding of time with that of such other writers as Juvenal, Rabelais, Milton, Pope, Gray, and Whitman."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Burden Is Light

The Burden Is Light

Liberating Your Life from the Tyranny of Performance and Success

  • Author: Jon Tyson
  • Publisher: Multnomah
  • ISBN: 0735290687
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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A NYC pastor and global influencer inspires readers to find their most meaningful and purposeful life. Surprising to many, this life is not measured by success, comparison, or accolades. Rather, free and joyful living stems from a God-centered celebration of our union with Christ and the lives of those around us. Jon Tyson's exploration of the reverse economy of the kingdom frees his readers from merit-based living...not just in terms of salvation, but daily, earthly value. Life is not meant to be a series of competitions or a survival of the fittest rat race. Yet so many of the messages around us, so many of the voices bombarding our hearts and minds tie up our value and package it with our accolades. This book gives another way forward. It shows readers how to value their individual lives based on what God says about them, rather than how they measure themselves against the world. This is a must read for each and every person trying to find their voice and purpose in a loud and frenetic world.

The Burden of History

The Burden of History

Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadian Community

  • Author: Elizabeth Furniss
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774842180
  • Category: History
  • Page: 237
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This book is an ethnography of the cultural politics of Native/non-Native relations in a small interior BC city -- Williams Lake -- at the height of land claims conflicts and tensions. Furniss analyses contemporary colonial relations in settler societies, arguing that 'ordinary' rural Euro- Canadians exercise power in maintaining the subordination of aboriginal people through 'common sense' assumptions and assertions about history, society, and identity, and that these cultural activities are forces in an ongoing, contemporary system of colonial domination. She traces the main features of the regional Euro-Canadian culture and shows how this cultural complex is thematically integrated through the idea of the frontier. Key facets of this frontier complex are expressed in diverse settings: casual conversations among Euro-Canadians; popular histories; museum displays; political discourse; public debates about aboriginal land claims; and ritual celebrations of the city's heritage.

The Burden

The Burden

fifty years of clinical and experimental neuroscience at the Burden Neurological Institute

  • Author: Ray Cooper,Jonathan Bird
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 100
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