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A Rage for Order

A Rage for Order

The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

  • Author: Robert F. Worth
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374710716
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord.

A Rage for Order

A Rage for Order

Black-White Relations in the American South Since Emancipation

  • Author: Joel Williamson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198021087
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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The Crucible of Race, a major reinterpretation of black-white relations in the South, was widely acclaimed on publication and compared favorably to two of the seminal books on Southern history: Wilbur J. Cash's The Mind of Jim Crow. Representing 20 years of research and writing on the history of the South, The Crucible of Race explores the large topic of Southern race relations for a span of a century and a half. Oxford is pleased to make available an abridgement of this parent volume: A Rage for Order preserves all the theme lines that were advanced in the original volume and many of the individual stories. As in Crucible of Race, Williamson here confronts the awful irony that the war to free blacks from slavery also freed racism. He examines the shift in the power base of Southern white leadership after 1850 and recounts the terrible violence done to blacks in the name of self-protection. This condensation of one of the most important interpretations of Southern history is offered as a means by which a large audience can grasp the essentials of black-white relations--a problem that persists to this day and one with which we all must contend--North and South, black and white.

A Rage for Order

A Rage for Order

Black-White Relations in the American South Since Emancipation

  • Author: Joel Williamson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195040244
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
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Traces the history of race relations, examines changing public attitudes, and tells the stories of those involved in Civil Rights movement

Rage for Order

Rage for Order

  • Author: Lauren Benton,Lisa Ford
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674972805
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 264
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Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford find the origins of international law in empires, especially in the British Empire’s sprawling efforts to refashion the imperial constitution and reorder the world. These attempts touched on all the issues of the early nineteenth century, from slavery to revolution, and changed the way we think about the empire’s legacy.

Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight

Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight

Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles

  • Author: Eric Avila
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520939714
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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Los Angeles pulsed with economic vitality and demographic growth in the decades following World War II. This vividly detailed cultural history of L.A. from 1940 to 1970 traces the rise of a new suburban consciousness adopted by a generation of migrants who abandoned older American cities for Southern California's booming urban region. Eric Avila explores expressions of this new "white identity" in popular culture with provocative discussions of Hollywood and film noir, Dodger Stadium, Disneyland, and L.A.'s renowned freeways. These institutions not only mirrored this new culture of suburban whiteness and helped shape it, but also, as Avila argues, reveal the profound relationship between the increasingly fragmented urban landscape of Los Angeles and the rise of a new political outlook that rejected the tenets of New Deal liberalism and anticipated the emergence of the New Right. Avila examines disparate manifestations of popular culture in architecture, art, music, and more to illustrate the unfolding urban dynamics of postwar Los Angeles. He also synthesizes important currents of new research in urban history, cultural studies, and critical race theory, weaving a textured narrative about the interplay of space, cultural representation, and identity amid the westward shift of capital and culture in postwar America.

A Rage for Justice

A Rage for Justice

The Passion and Politics of Phillip Burton

  • Author: John Jacobs
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520204119
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 578
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"A Rage for Justice" tells the riveting story of Phillip Burton (1926-1983), one of the most brilliant, driven, and productive legislators in Californian and American politics. A ruthless and unabashed progressive, Burton played a pivotal role in championing welfare and civil rights, labor legislation, environmentalism, and congressional reform. 20 photos.

A Rage for Glory

A Rage for Glory

The Life of Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN

  • Author: James Tertius de Kay
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439119297
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Stephen Decatur was one of the most awe-inspiring officers of the entire Age of Fighting Sail. A real-life American naval hero in the early nineteenth century, he led an astonishing life, and his remarkable acts of courage in combat made him one of the most celebrated figures of his era. Decatur's dazzling exploits in the Barbary Wars propelled him to national prominence at the age of twenty-five. His dramatic capture of HMS Macedonian in the War of 1812, and his subsequent naval and diplomatic triumphs in the Mediterranean, secured his permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen. Handsome, dashing, and fearless, his crews worshipped him, presidents lionized him, and an adoring public heaped fresh honors on him with each new achievement. James Tertius de Kay is one of our foremost naval historians. In A Rage for Glory, the first new biography of Decatur in almost seventy years, he recounts Decatur's life in vivid colors. Drawing on material unavailable to previous biographers, he traces the origins of Decatur's fierce patriotism ("My country...right or wrong!"), chronicles Decatur's passionate love affair with Susan Wheeler, and provides new details of Decatur's tragic death in a senseless duel of honor, secretly instigated by the backroom machinations of jealous fellow officers determined to ruin him. His death left official Washington in such shock that his funeral became a state occasion, attended by friends who included former President James Madison, current President James Monroe, Chief Justice John Marshall, and ten thousand more. Decatur's short but crowded life was an astonishing epic of hubris, romance, and high achievement. Only a handful of Americans since his time have ever come close to matching his extraordinary glamour and brilliance.

Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

  • Author: John Douglas Canfield,J. Paul Hunter
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874133745
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 200
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This collection of essays on the rhetorics of order in English neoclassical literature includes Rose A. Zimbardo's investigation of generic slippage between drama and novel in works by Dryden and Behn; Maynard Mack's analysis of Pope's enduring rhetorics of presentation; and Patricia Meyer Spacks's examination of the heroines of Clarissa and the Italian.

English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order

English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order

  • Author: George Crabb
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 713
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The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

A Romance of the South

  • Author: Thomas Dixon
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813138035
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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" Today, Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still-controversial film The Birth of a Nation. It was The Sins of the Father, however, that Dixon regarded as the most aesthetically satisfying child of his Ku Klux Klan saga. In this novel he telescopes the trilogy's sprawling historical canvas into one tightly scripted narrative. A best-seller in 1912, the novel's themes of interracial sex and incest outraged many upon its publication. Nearly a century later, Dixon's work is undergoing a critical reevaluation. A new introduction by Steven Weisenburger lends a valuable historical and critical perspective to this important and divisive classic of American literature. Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He is also the author of The Clansman and The Flaming Sword. Steven Weisenburger, Mossiker Chair in Humanities at Southern Methodist University, is the author of several books, including Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child- murder from the Old South.