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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 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.

Sharing the Burden?

Sharing the Burden?

NATO and its Second-Tier Powers

  • Author: Benjamin Zyla
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442615591
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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Benjamin Zyla rejects the claim that countries like Canada have shirked their responsibilities within NATO since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Assuming the Burden

Assuming the Burden

Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam

  • Author: Mark Atwood Lawrence
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520243156
  • Category: History
  • Page: 358
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That decision, he argues, marked America's first definitive step toward embroilment in Indochina, the start of a long series of moves that would lead the Johnson administration to commit U.S. combat forces a decade and a half later."--Jacket.

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.

The Burden of Prophecy

The Burden of Prophecy

Poetic Utterance in the Prophets of the Old Testament

  • Author: Albert Spaulding Cook
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809320837
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 163
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Albert Cook examines the fusion of poetic with scriptural thinking in the prophets and wisdom writers of the Old Testament, focusing on the details of their thematic concentrations and on the posture they assume to orient themselves in their prophecies. Most poetry looks toward the past. Keats, Li Po, and Pindar, for example, all offer the profundity of a stocktaking. The poetry of the Hebrew prophet, however, is oriented toward the future. At worst, the prophet's perception and his intent can lead to an informed readiness for the future; at best, they can lead to a restoration of the people's covenant with God; but in any case, they will lead to a future whose features are compassed in the articulated vision. The Burden of Prophecy explores the implications of these conditions, balancing poetic, religious, and anthropological questions as it examines the Old Testament books of the prophets and their successors: Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Daniel, Psalms, and Ecclesiastes.

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

A Family Saga

  • Author: N. E. David
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782799370
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 339
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Frank is a reformed alcoholic. He lives at home with his mother, Elisabeth – at least, he did until she went into a nursing home suffering from dementia. He is devoted to her and conversely hates his estranged father, Geoffrey. So when elder sister Pat calls to tell him Dad is dying and wants to meet him, Frank is forced to face up to his demons. But what are they? And how did he acquire them? Every family has its secrets and Frank's is no exception. As much as he tries to forget, something happened a long time ago that has coloured his life ever since - and he can't live in peace until he confronts it. Seen from the perspective of four separate family members, The Burden examines an individual's contrasting relationships and the different emotions they inspire.

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 Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness

The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness

  • Author: Wole Soyinka
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190285435
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Nobel Laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka considers all of Africa--indeed, all the world--as he poses this question: once repression stops, is reconciliation between oppressor and victim possible? In the face of centuries-long devastation wrought on the African continent and her Diaspora by slavery, colonialism, Apartheid, and the manifold faces of racism, what form of recompense could possibly suffice? In a voice as eloquent and humane as it is forceful, Soyinka boldly challenges in these pages the notions of simple forgiveness, confession, and absolution as strategies for social healing. Ultimately, he turns to art--poetry, music, painting, etc.--as the one source that can nourish the seed of reconciliation: art is the generous vessel that can hold together the burden of memory and the hope of forgiveness. Based on Soyinka's Stewart-McMillan lectures delivered at the DuBois Institute at Harvard, The Burden of Memory speaks not only to those concerned specifically with African politics, but also to anyone seeking the path to social justice through some of history's most inhospitable terrain.