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We Ain't what We Ought to be

We Ain't what We Ought to be

The Black Freedom Struggle from Emancipation to Obama

  • Author: Stephen G. N. Tuck
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674036260
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 494
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Chronicles the struggles for African American freedoms and equality from the end of the Civil War to the current day, focusing on the achievements of grassroots activists and national leaders alike.

Book of African-American Quotations

Book of African-American Quotations

  • Author: Joslyn Pine
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486475891
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 203
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This collection cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life. Twentieth-century notables include Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, and Ralph Ellison, in addition to earlier figures such as George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass, plus anonymous sources. Arranged alphabetically by author, the quotations cover a wide variety of subjects.

King

King

A Biography

  • Author: David Levering Lewis
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252094786
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 504
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Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation.

King

King

A Biography

  • Author: David L. Lewis
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252006807
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 468
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An updated assessment of the political career of Dr. King and of his significance as a political leader.

God's Tapestry

God's Tapestry

Understanding and Celebrating Differences

  • Author: William M. Kondrath
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1566995353
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 285
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Our differences are our greatest blessings and our greatest challenges, maintains William Kondrath, Episcopal priest and seminary professor. Theologically and ecologically, differences foster life and growth, but discord within denominations and congregations frequently have to do with the inability of individuals and groups to deeply understand and value differences. In God's Tapestry, Kondrath shows us how to embrace our multiculturalism--our differences of race, culture, gender, age, theology, language, sexual identity, and so forth. He does this by exploring differences on four levels--personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural. He also demonstrates a threefold process for becoming multicultural: recognizing our differences, understanding those differences and their significance and consequences, and valuing or celebrating those differences. While ministry is the work of the faith community, not only ordained or professional staff, it is critical that leaders learn the art and skill of recognizing, understanding, and valuing differences. Then the congregations and agencies they serve, having learned and practiced the art and skill of celebrating differences, can be the yeast that brings this awareness of God's diverse blessings to the wider world.

Lone Star Rising

Lone Star Rising

The Texas Rangers Trilogy

  • Author: Elmer Kelton
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1429912758
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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In 1999, with Forge's publication of The Buckskin Line, Elmer Kelton launched a series of novels on the formative years of the Texas Rangers. In Texas Justice, the first three of these critically acclaimed books are now brought together in a single volume. In The Buckskin Line, Kelton introduces the red-haired boy captured by a Comanche war party after the massacre of his family. Rescued by Mike Shannon, a member of a Texas "ranging company" protecting settlers from Indian raids, the boy known as Rusty is adopted by the Shannon family. In 1861, Mike Shannon is ambushed and killed, and Rusty follows in his footsteps and joins the Rangers. In the throes of the coming War Between the States, Rusty searches for the Confederates who lynched his adoptive father and awaits meeting the Comanche warrior who killed his family two decades past. At the end of the Civil War, Rusty Shannon is thrown adrift when the Rangers are disbanded, and makes his way to his home on the Red River, where he hopes to marry the girl he left behind, Geneva Monahan. But as Badger Boy, the second novel of the saga, unfolds, Geneva has married another man in Rusty's absence. Faced with this betrayal, he must contend with the hate-filled Confederate and Union soldiers infesting Texas and with the continuing Indian raids against innocent settlers. Rusty's own childhood captivity returns to haunt him when he rescues Andy, a white child called Badger Boy by his Comanche captors. In The Way of the Coyote, Andy rides with Rusty Shannon as the Rangers are re-formed in postwar turmoil. With Texas overrun with outlaws, disenfranchised Confederate veterans, nightriders, and marauding Comanche bands, Rusty tries to resume his pre-war life. When his friend Shanty, a freed slave, is burned out of his home by Ku Klux Klan and Rusty's own homestead is confiscated by a murderous band of thugs, he must follow perilous trails before he can put the war and its aftermath behind him. Texas Justice is not only a masterful re-creation of the early years of the Texas Rangers, it is vintage Elmer Kelton, the undisputed master of the Western story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

My Life Is My Poem

My Life Is My Poem

  • Author: Elaine Mitchell
  • Publisher: Sunday Morning
  • ISBN: 1427618763
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A Companion to Ronald Reagan

A Companion to Ronald Reagan

  • Author: Andrew L. Johns
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118607929
  • Category: History
  • Page: 696
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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the UnitedStates based on new documentary evidence and engagementwith the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign anddomestic policy, with topics integrated thematically andchronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically andpersonally with Reagan

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

  • Author: David Calcutt
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 9780174325543
  • Category: Bullying
  • Page: 82
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Opens discussion on the moral issues and prejudices surrounding bullying in schools.

Badger Boy

Badger Boy

A Story of the Texas Rangers

  • Author: Elmer Kelton
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1429912707
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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The Texas Frontier, 1865 The Civil War is over and Texas is reluctantly yielding to the Union soldiers spreading across the state, even into the dangerous Comanche country. David "Rusty" Shannon, proud member of a "ranging company" attempting to protect Texas settlers from Indian depredations, finds that the rangers are being disbanded. He makes his way home to his land on the Red River, hoping to take up the life of a farmer and the hand of the beloved girl he left behind, Geneva Monahan. But Geneva has married in Rusty's long absence and the country is filled with hostiles—not just Indians, but hate-filled Confederates, overbearing Union soldiers, and army renegades. Rusty's youth as a captive of the Comanches returns to haunt him when, in pursuit of Indian raiders, he takes as prisoner Badger Boy, a white child taken from his murdered parents by a Comanche warrior. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.