History

Buried in the Bitter Waters

The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America

Author: Elliot Jaspin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786721979

Category: History

Page: 416

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“Leave now, or die!” Those words-or ones just as ominous-have echoed through the past hundred years of American history, heralding a very unnatural disaster-a wave of racial cleansing that wiped out or drove away black populations from counties across the nation. While we have long known about horrific episodes of lynching in the South, this story of racial cleansing has remained almost entirely unknown. These expulsions, always swift and often violent, were extraordinarily widespread in the period between Reconstruction and the Depression era. In the heart of the Midwest and the Deep South, whites rose up in rage, fear, and resentment to lash out at local blacks. They burned and killed indiscriminately, sweeping entire counties clear of blacks to make them racially “pure.” Many of these counties remain virtually all-white to this day. In Buried in the Bitter Waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elliot Jaspin exposes a deeply shameful chapter in the nation's history-and one that continues to shape the geography of race in America.
Social Science

Documenting the Black Experience

Essays on African American History, Culture and Identity in Nonfiction Films

Author: Novotny Lawrence

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619638

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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History taught at the elementary, middle, high school and even college levels often excludes significant events from African American history, such as the murder of Emmett Till or the murder of four black girls by the Ku Klux Klan in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham. Such events are integral parts of history that continue to inform America’s racial politics. Their exclusion is a problem that this work addresses by bringing more visibility to documentary films focusing on the events. Books treating the history of documentary films follow a similar pattern, omitting the efforts of filmmakers who have continued to focus on African American history. This book works to make documentary discourse more complete, bringing attention to films that cover the African American experience in four areas—civil rights, sports, electronic media, and the contemporary black struggle—demonstrating how the issues continue to inform America’s racial politics.
History

American Pogrom

The East St. Louis Race Riot and Black Politics

Author: Charles L. Lumpkins

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821418033

Category: History

Page: 312

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On July 2 and 3, 1917, race riots rocked the small industrial city of East St. Louis, Illinois. American Pogrom takes the reader beyond that pivotal time in the city’s history to explore black people’s activism from the antebellum era to the eve of the post–World War II civil rights movement. Lumpkins asserts that the race riots were a pogrom—an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group—orchestrated by certain businessmen intent on preventing black residents from attaining political power and on turning the city into a “sundown” town permanently cleared of African Americans, he also demonstrates how the African American community survived. He situates the activities of the black citizens of East St. Louis in the context of the larger story of the African American quest for freedom, citizenship, and equality.
Fiction

Bitter Waters

Author: Brian Hurd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499066392

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 2799

You’ve never heard of the existence of angels and demons such as these. When a killer appears in 1936 Chicago, a realm beneath the earth emerges, where angels and demons exist and are able to beget children with humans. Among these entities, there is none more dangerous to the human race than the mad angel Wormwood. Shunned by both heaven and hell, he dreams a future for Earth to rival his greatest triumph: the Fall of Rome and the Dark Ages that followed. To achieve this, one man must die—the only one who can make a difference. Unable to intervene directly, Wormwood sends the best assassin to carry out the task, Mr. Tarragon. The hunt ensues when Tarragon procures the services of a private investigator, Harold Darnier. What follows is a discovery of the age-old discord between the ascended beings of Heaven and the alliance of the fallen and ancient demons, with humans caught right in the middle. When things go awry, Harold is soon forced to fight for his life against supernatural forces and creatures, only to be saved by two unlikely characters—a man named Crito and a pale, mysterious man in black. Bitter Waters is a compelling new read by Brian Hurd. Dark, imaginative, and thought-provoking, the story takes the reader to a world where supernatural entities coexist with humans to find power and dominance.
Historians

Program

Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historians

Page: N.A

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Fiction

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3277

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
Fiction

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142284

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3761

Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.
Science

The Elements of Botany

Author: Adrien de Jussieu,James Hewetson Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108037313

Category: Science

Page: 790

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Published in 1849, this English translation of de Jussieu's introduction to botany contains added information and an appendix on geology.
History

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 2127

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Religion

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of Exodus Volume 2

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0736360468

Category: Religion

Page: 131

View: 785

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the winter training held December 22-27, 2014, in Anaheim, California, on the “Crystallization-study of Exodus.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.
Bibles

NIV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401680135

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

View: 3403

The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at www.seegodswordinaction.com.
Fiction

Fallen Stars, Bitter Waters

A Novel

Author: Gilbert Morris

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1418556629

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 886

In The Beginning of Sorrows we saw the events leading up to the destruction of America. Now in the aftermath, the epic end-times struggle between good and evil continues. Widespread anarchy and chaos threaten Christians as they seek a hiding place for the resistance. The power of prayer is an invisible resistance to Count Tor vonEisenhalt's evil, so now he is more determined than ever to root out and annihilate every Christian on the planet. Fallen Stars, Bitter Waters is a rousing novel that will open new ways of thinking abut what the end-times will be like and what they will mean to believers. Note from Publisher: Due to the overall sales of the first two books in the Omega Trilogy, we regret to report that the third book, Seven Golden Vials, will not be releasing. However, we are happy to announce a new series from Gilbert Morris, debuting in the spring of 2003, tentatively titled "The Creoles." Look for the first book to hit bookshelves early next year.
Ocean

The Sea

Narratives of Adventure and Shipwreck, Tales and Sketches, Illustrative of Life on the Ocean

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ocean

Page: 144

View: 2080

Religion

The Christian in Complete Armour

Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare

Author: William Gurnall

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575676397

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 9423

The Christian in Complete Armour provides daily readings packed with tools for spiritual triumph. Written in the seventeenth century by Pastor William Gurnall and compiled into 365 readings by editor James S. Bell, Jr., this collection supplies Christians with a soul-searching and inspiring supplement to the Bible.'The best thought breeder in our library.' -Charles Spurgeon
Religion

A Christian Woman's Secret

A Modern-Day Journey to God

Author: Lilian Staveley

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316586

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5323

Presents an edited compilation of the author's anonymously published works that document her spiritual life and beliefs.