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Black Mosaic

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Editor: NYU Press
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Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of “African American” as well as who can self-identity as Black is becoming more ambiguous. Should we expect African Americans’ shared sense of group identity and high sense of group consciousness to endure as ethnic diversity among the population increases? In Black Mosaic, Candis Watts Smith addresses the effects of this dynamic demographic change on Black identity and Black politics. Smith explores the numerous ways in which the expanding and rapidly changing demographics of Black communities in the United States call into question the very foundations of political identity that has united African Americans for generations. African Americans’ political attitudes and behaviors have evolved due to their historical experiences with American Politics and American racism. Will Black newcomers recognize the inconsistencies between the American creed and American reality in the same way as those who have been in the U.S. for several generations? If so, how might this recognition influence Black immigrants’ political attitudes and behaviors? Will race be a site of coalition between Black immigrants and African Americans? In addition to face-to-face interviews with African Americans and Black immigrants, Smith employs nationally representative survey data to examine these shifts in the attitudes of Black Americans. Filling a significant gap in the political science literature to date, Black Mosaic is a groundbreaking study about the state of race, identity, and politics in an ever-changing America.

Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume Four)

Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume Four) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S.T. Joshi
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1783295740
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Through his collaborations with today’s most talented and acclaimed practitioners of Lovecraftian fiction, editor S. T. Joshi has made the Black Wings of Cthulhu series essential for every library of horror and the macabre. Volume four offers up seventeen new masterpieces, each exploring the roots of fear employed so famously by the master himself, H. P. Lovecraft. Between these covers there lies a who’s who of the supernatural, including Fred Chappell, Jason V Brock, Gary Fry, Richard Gavin, Cody Goodfellow, Lois H. Gresh, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Charles Lovecraft, Will Murray, John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey, W. H. Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Simon Strantzas, Melanie Tem, Jonathan Thomas, Donald Tyson, and Stephen Woodworth.

Cycles of Therran

Cycles of Therran Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zakk Duffy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514483645
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The war with the tainted god, Groth, is led by the master swordsman, Moreck Bladeblade, and the sorcerer Duntari. The first of the three harbingers has been destroyed, and the next one is not expected to manifest for another six months. Moreck sets out on a simple task of traveling to the Elven Forest and checking to see if the wielder of the dague relic has been chosen. The young warrior Brannon and Azbella, a priestess of the goddess Aideth, accompany him. After arriving, he faces controversy and conflict. Imyria, the elf that befriended him on his last and only visit to the elven lands, is being hunted for treason for proclaiming that a false wielder has been chosen. He learns that the sacred tree of wisdom and source of elven magic is dying. Moreck also discovers that the dark power of the tainted god, Groth has, extended into the elven nation. His simple task turns into a struggle for survival. Due to a letter his deceased mother had left him, Duntari chooses to go on a solitary quest to find and visit the mysterious Oracle. If he can pass through the trials set before him, he hopes to receive answers that can assist in being successful in the campaign and war with the tainted god. Duntari learns of another quest his mother had started and must find a way to summon her from the spirit world in order to complete it. On his heels is the evil group of sorcerers, the Pentad, that have found a way to eliminate his use of magic. The unfortunate encounter with the leader of her faith leaves the high priestess Seleena no choice but to join her in the journey to Thurak, where a sacred ritual is to be performed. Her intended trek to meet up with her future mate, Moreck, has to wait. She had never left her secluded village before. She is not familiar with the people or life outside of it, though a few random strangers had come across its hidden location throughout her time span. In Thurak, she falls prey to betrayal and captivity. Her captor is determined to learn the secrets that Seleena has safeguarded and kept concealed from the outside world. Volume Two: Beckoning of Darkness continues the riveting saga of the land of Therran, which captivates the mind and richly brings to life the stirring characters of that world.

Shades of Difference

Shades of Difference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Rees
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742568539
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Shades of Difference introduces new perspectives on the definition of 'whiteness' in America, and makes an original contribution to the larger discussion of race through a detailed account of ethnicity's original meaning and its revaluation when later appropriated by the discourse of Black Nationalism in the 1960s and 70s.

New Day in Babylon

New Day in Babylon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William L. Van Deburg
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022617235X
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The most comprehensive account available of the rise and fall of the Black Power Movement and of its dramatic transformation of both African-American and larger American culture. With a gift for storytelling and an ear for street talk, William Van Deburg chronicles a decade of deep change, from the armed struggles of the Black Panther party to the cultural nationalism of artists and writers creating a new aesthetic. Van Deburg contends that although its tactical gains were sometimes short-lived, the Black Power movement did succeed in making a revolution—one in culture and consciousness—that has changed the context of race in America. "New Day in Babylon is an extremely intelligent synthesis, a densely textured evocation of one of American history's most revolutionary transformations in ethnic group consciousness."—Bob Blauner, New York Times Winner of the Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, 1993

Shakespeare and the Resistance

Shakespeare and the Resistance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clare Asquith
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1568588119
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Shakespeare's largely misunderstood narrative poems contain within them an explosive commentary on the political storms convulsing his country The 1590s were bleak years for England. The queen was old, the succession unclear, and the treasury empty after decades of war. Amid the rising tension, William Shakespeare published a pair of poems dedicated to the young Earl of Southampton: Venus and Adonis in 1593 and The Rape of Lucrece a year later. Although wildly popular during Shakespeare's lifetime, to modern readers both works are almost impenetrable. But in her enthralling new book, the Shakespearean scholar Clare Asquith reveals their hidden contents: two politically charged allegories of Tudor tyranny that justified-and even urged-direct action against an unpopular regime. The poems were Shakespeare's bestselling works in his lifetime, evidence that they spoke clearly to England's wounded populace and disaffected nobility, and especially to their champion, the Earl of Essex. Shakespeare and the Resistance unearths Shakespeare's own analysis of a political and religious crisis which would shortly erupt in armed rebellion on the streets of London. Using the latest historical research, it resurrects the story of a bold bid for freedom of conscience and an end to corruption that was erased from history by the men who suppressed it. This compelling reading situates Shakespeare at the heart of the resistance movement.


Hattiesburg Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Sturkey
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674240677
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Winner of the 2020 Zócalo Public Square Book Prize “Clear-eyed and meticulous...While depicting the terrors of Jim Crow, [Sturkey] also shows how Hattiesburg’s black residents, forced to forge their own communal institutions, laid the organizational groundwork for the civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s.” —New York Times “Sturkey’s magnificent portrait reminds us that Mississippi is no anachronism. It is the dark heart of American modernity.” —Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk If you really want to understand Jim Crow—what it was and how African Americans rose up to defeat it—you should start by visiting Mobile Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the heart of the historic black downtown. There you can see remnants of the shops and churches where, amid the violence and humiliation of segregation, men and women gathered to build a remarkable community. William Sturkey introduces us to both old-timers and newcomers who arrived in search of economic opportunities promised by the railroads, sawmills, and factories of the New South. And he takes us across town into the homes of white Hattiesburgers to show how their lives were shaped by the changing fortunes of the Jim Crow South.

(Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom

(Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Venus E. Evans Winters,Magaela C. Bethune
Editor: Springer
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(Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom by Venus E. Evans Winters,Magaela C. Bethune Summary

The authors bring you in this edited volume a collection of essays that address the relationship between racial violence, media, the criminal justice system, and education. This book is unique in that it brings together the perspectives of university professors, artists, poets, community activists, classroom teachers, and legal experts. With the Trayvon Martin murder and legal proceedings at the center of reflection and analysis, authors poignantly provide insight into how racial violence is institutionalized and consumed by the mass public. Authors borrow from educational theory, history, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, the arts, legal scholarship, and personal reflection to begin the dialogue on how to move toward education for racial and social justice. The book is recommended for secondary educators, community organizers, undergraduate and graduate social science and education courses.

A Third Point of View in Poetry

A Third Point of View in Poetry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Danielle Joy Golding
Editor: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 1849914958
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Unequal Freedom

Unequal Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evelyn Nakano GLENN
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674037649
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The inequalities that persist in America have deep historical roots. Evelyn Nakano Glenn untangles this complex history in a unique comparative regional study from the end of Reconstruction to the eve of World War II. During this era the country experienced enormous social and economic changes with the abolition of slavery, rapid territorial expansion, and massive immigration, and struggled over the meaning of free labor and the essence of citizenship as people who previously had been excluded sought the promise of economic freedom and full political rights. After a lucid overview of the concepts of the free worker and the independent citizen at the national level, Glenn vividly details how race and gender issues framed the struggle over labor and citizenship rights at the local level between blacks and whites in the South, Mexicans and Anglos in the Southwest, and Asians and haoles (the white planter class) in Hawaii. She illuminates the complex interplay of local and national forces in American society and provides a dynamic view of how labor and citizenship were defined, enforced, and contested in a formative era for white-nonwhite relations in America.

Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works

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Editor: OUP
ISBN: 9780198185697
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Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) - 'our other Shakespeare' - is the only other Renaissance playwright who created lasting masterpieces of both comedy and tragedy; he also wrote the greatest box-office hit of early modern London (the unique history play A Game at Chess). His range extends beyond these traditional genres to tragicomedies, masques, pageants, pamphlets, epigrams, and Biblical and political commentaries, written alone or in collaboration with Shakespeare, Webster, Dekker, Ford, Heywood, Rowley, and others. Compared by critics to Aristophanes and Ibsen, Racine and Joe Orton, he has influenced writers as diverse as Aphra Behn and T. S. Eliot. Though repeatedly censored in his own time, he has since come to be particularly admired for his representations of the intertwined pursuits of sex, money, power, and God. The Oxford Middleton, prepared by more than sixty scholars from a dozen countries, follows the precedent of The Oxford Shakespeare in being published in two volumes, an innovative but accessible Collected Works and a comprehensive scholarly Companion. Though closely connected, each volume can be used independently of the other. The Collected Works brings together for the first time in a single volume all the works currently attributed to Middleton. It is the first edition of Middleton's works since 1886. The texts are printed in modern spelling and punctuation, with critical introductions and foot-of-the-page commentaries; they are arranged in chronological order, with a special section of Juvenilia. The volume is introduced by essays on Middleton's life and reputation, on early modern London, and on the varied theatres of the English Renaissance. Extensively illustrated, it incorporates much new information on Middleton's life, canon, texts, and contexts. A self-consciously 'federal edition', The Collected Works applies contemporary theories about the nature of literature and the history of the book to editorial practice.

Legacy of the Sword

Legacy of the Sword Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Roberson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101651091
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The third book in the Chronicles of the Cheysuli continues a tale of magical warriors and shapeshifters as they battle the sorcerers that threaten their existence For decades, the magical race of shapeshifters called the Cheysuli have been feared and hated exiles in their own land, a land they rightfully should rule. Victims of a vengeful monarch's war of annihilation and a usurper king's tyrannical reign, the Cheysuli clans have nearly vanished from the world. Now, in the aftermath of the revolution which overthrew the hated tyrant, Prince Donal is being trained as the first Cheysuli in generations to assume the throne. But will he be able to overcome the prejudice of a populace afraid of his special magic and succeed in uniting the realm in its life and death battle against enemy armies and evil magicians?

Of the Nature of Things

Of the Nature of Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T.L. Carus
Editor: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5875464577
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Rebirth: God Master of Myriad Realms

Rebirth: God Master of Myriad Realms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jiang NanQiYin
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1649352018
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Wang Zheng, as the most unremarkable diaosi among the diaosi, was instantly smashed by the Myriad Realm Emperor Spirit System into becoming a demon possessing the Myriad Realm Divine Spark. You have money, don't you? Acting cool is it? Your father's God of Fortune has taken control of the fortunes of a country, seizing the fortunes of all eighteen generations of your ancestors. Stealing a national goddess from me? Yue Lao had tied several tens of thousands of red strings, while the First Lady had come to buy me tea. An expert from a pirate country had come to provoke him? Possess the body of a wargod until you cry for your father and calling for your mother. With the activation of the Celestial Emperor Divine Spark, every single God would support it!

Beer Lover's Colorado

Beer Lover's Colorado Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Williams
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762792418
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Beer Lover's Colorado by Lee Williams Summary

The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts--their cities have to offer. With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive guides cover the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes- brewpubs and beer bars- events and festivals- food and brew-your-own beer recipes - city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps- regional food and beer pairings

Young and Hungry

Young and Hungry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ms. Michel Moore,Marlon P.S. White
Editor: Urban Books
ISBN: 1622868560
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Trapped growing up in poverty, best friends Tyrone and Tameka are young and hungry, craving a better way of life. Willing to do whatever it takes to break free of the strong-handed grip of the crime-infested streets of Detroit, the desperate pair devises a win-all/lose-all plan to come up by any means necessary. Nothing will stop their grind or get in the way of turning their childhood dreams into grown-up realities; not family, not friends and definitely not the threat of the law. It’s gonna be Tyrone and Tameka’s way, or no damn way at all!

Creole Noise

Creole Noise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Belinda Edmondson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192670824
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Creole Noise is a history of Creole, or 'dialect', literature and performance in the English-speaking Caribbean, from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. By emphasizing multiracial origins, transnational influences, and musical performance alongside often violent historical events of the nineteenth century - slavery, Emancipation, the Morant Bay Rebellion, the era of blackface minstrelsy, indentureship and immigration - it revises the common view that literary dialect in the Caribbean was a relatively modern, twentieth-century phenomenon, associated with regional anti-colonial or black-affirming nationalist projects. It explores both the lives and the literary texts of a number of early progenitors, among these a number of pro-slavery white creoles as well as the first black author of literary dialect in the English-speaking Caribbean. Creole Noise features a number of fascinating historical characters, among these Henry Garland Murray, a black Jamaican journalist and lecturer; Michael McTurk, the white magistrate from British Guiana who, as 'Quow', authored one of the earliest books of dialect literature; as well as blackface comedian and calypsonian Sam Manning, who along with Marcus Garvey's ex-wife, Amy Ashwood Garvey, wrote a popular dialect play that traveled across the United States. In so doing it reconstructs an earlier period of dialect literature, usually isolated or dismissed from the cultural narrative as racist mimicry or merely political, not part of a continuum of artistic production in the Caribbean.

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chloë N. Duckworth,Anne E. Sassin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351682962
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Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art by Chloë N. Duckworth,Anne E. Sassin Summary

The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and emerging scholars including art historians, archaeologists, and conservators, who address the variety of human experience of these sensory phenomena. In today’s world it is the norm for humans to be surrounded by strong, artificial colours, and even to see colour as perhaps an inessential or surface property of the objects around us. Similarly, electric lighting has provided the power and ability to illuminate and manipulate environments in increasingly unprecedented ways. In the context of such a saturated experience, it becomes difficult to identify what is universal, and what is culturally specific about the human experience of light and colour. Failing to do so, however, hinders the capacity to approach how they were experienced by people of centuries past. By means of case studies spanning a broad historical and geographical context and covering such diverse themes as architecture, cave art, the invention of metallurgy, and medieval manuscript illumination, the contributors to this volume provide an up-to-date discussion of these themes from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. The papers range in scope from the meaning of colour in European prehistoric art to the technical art of the glazed tiles of the Shah mosque in Isfahan. Their aim is to explore a multifarious range of evidence and to evaluate and illuminate what is a truly enigmatic topic in the history of art and visual culture.

Brothers Gonna Work It Out

Brothers Gonna Work It Out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charise Cheney
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814772404
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Brothers Gonna Work It Out considers the political expression of rap artists within the historical tradition of black nationalism. Interweaving songs and personal interviews with hip-hop artists and activists including Chuck D of Public Enemy, KRS-One, Rosa Clemente, manager of dead prez, and Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers, Cheney links late twentieth-century hip-hop nationalists with their nineteenth-century spiritual forebears. Cheney examines Black nationalism as an ideology historically inspired by a crisis of masculinity. Challenging simplistic notions of hip-hop culture as simply sexist or misogynistic, she pays particular attention to Black nationalists’ historicizing of slavery and their visualization of male empowerment through violent resistance. She charts the recent rejection of Christianity in the lyrics of rap nationalist music due to the perception that it is too conciliatory, and the increasing popularity of Black Muslim rap artists. Cheney situates rap nationalism in the 1980s and 90s within a long tradition of Black nationalist political thought which extends beyond its more obvious influences in the mid-to-late twentieth century like the Nation of Islam or the Black Power Movement, and demonstrates its power as a voice for disenfranchised and disillusioned youth all over the world.


Ellumacence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Hardy
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468955519
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As Amacus Vile continues to revel in his sick ambition, Lewis and the others travel across vast lands to locate the last of Legend, to end what evil is manifesting – but can they prevent their own extinction and save Ellumacence? *Advisory* This book may contain mild or strong language and fantasy violence. It is recommended for ages 15 and up.


Repair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine Franke
Editor: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608466264
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Renewed attention today to a demand for reparations for Black people in this country invites us to turn our attention to the historical context from which that demand originates. Repair takes up that invitation, offering a detailed account of the circumstances that surrounded the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in two unique contexts, the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Davis Bend, Jefferson Davis’ former plantation outside Vicksburg, Mississippi. Repair makes the case for racial reparations in the United States by returning to a time at the end of slavery when many formerly enslaved people were provided land explicitly as a form of reparation, yet after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated that land was stolen back from freed people and given to former slave owners. Thus begins a complicated and volatile fight for justice for Black Americans who have had to demand retribution for the crime of slavery in the US.

Awah So?

Awah So? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Canute B. White; BSc (Hon), MSc (Psy), MSc (Org. Stud.)
Editor: Canute B. White, BSc (Hon), MSc (Psy), MSc (Org. Stud.)
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Awah So? by Canute B. White; BSc (Hon), MSc (Psy), MSc (Org. Stud.) Summary

The elders in Jamaica sometimes use phrases or sentences they believe reflect a situation, or serve to caution the younger generation or old, unaware individuals. Many of these phrases or sentences may be used as words of inspiration and often allow for introspection and generate changes through behavioral modification. These are adages inherently uttered in the Jamaican dialect, some of which have been included and translated here into standard English by the author. This ensures a sense of clarity for non-Jamaicans and Jamaicans who aren’t as familiar to the indigenous dialect. The author’s main aim is to reach persons who are not Jamaicans, who would love to understand the meaning of words uttered in the Jamaican dialect, patois. The author also aims to facilitate inspiration, “social cautions,” and self-evaluation through each page of this book, with images included that somewhat reflect the message of each proverb. As such, the English version of each proverb is included, along with the proverb’s meaning. The images included should enhance clarity, especially for non-Jamaicans. The lyrics of the Jamaican National Anthem and Pledge have also been included to extend an understanding of the Jamaican culture and indicate what may be considered Jamaicanism. As a Jamaican, the author would like to operationally define Jamaicanism as the total quality management (TQM) of the Jamaican culture to present the best—as there is only the best—to the outside world, wrapped in the reality of diversity “out of many one people” (the Jamaican motto). The author’s interaction with people from other cultures exposed the sincere interest that others have in the language and subsequent accent of the Jamaican people. This fact is one of the inspirations for this book, as people from other cultures often prompt continuous utterance of the Jamaican dialect to indulge their ears in the melody of the English language in Jamaican tone. In addition, it is important for these proverbs to be used as empowerment, as cautionary sayings, and guiding tools for readers. With that in mind, a blank page is provided after each proverb to facilitate personal reflection and empowerment. The author would like readers to take away the message of caution and become empowered through proverbs and expressions of the elders. The book’s main idea is to convey the linguistic cultural awareness of the Jamaican people to the rest of the world and offer the elements of this awareness as empowerment, caution, and therapy to the Jamaican people and others around the world. It is suggested that this book would be an excellent gift for friends, employees, family, and associates outside Jamaica, or citizens and residents of other nations who are living in Jamaica. It is also a book for all Jamaicans, as it can impact morals and ensure cautions for life. It is important to use these proverbs in a therapeutic way, as they have benefits beyond semantics

Right Here on Our Stage Tonight!

Right Here on Our Stage Tonight! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerald Nachman
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520944860
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Before the advent of cable and its hundreds of channels, before iPods and the Internet, three television networks ruled America's evenings. And for twenty-three years, Ed Sullivan, the Broadway gossip columnist turned awkward emcee, ruled Sunday nights. It was Sullivan's genius to take a worn-out stage genre-vaudeville-and transform it into the TV variety show, a format that was to dominate for decades. Right Here on Our Stage Tonight! tells the complete saga of The Ed Sullivan Show and, through the voices of some 60 stars interviewed for the book, brings to life the most beloved, diverse, multi-cultural, and influential variety hour ever to air. Gerald Nachman takes us through those years, from the earliest dog acts and jugglers to Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and beyond. Sullivan was the first TV impresario to feature black performers on a regular basis-including Nat King Cole, Pearl Bailey, James Brown, and Richard Pryor-challenging his conservative audience and his own traditional tastes, and changing the face of American popular culture along the way. No other TV show ever cut such a broad swath through our national life or cast such a long shadow, nor has there ever been another show like it. Nachman's compulsively readable history, illustrated with classic photographs and chocked with colorful anecdotes, reanimates The Ed Sullivan Show for a new generation.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.M. Snyder
Editor: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 145240271X
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The rivalry between hard rock bands Tainted Black and Hazard is legendary in Richmond’s local rock scene. A fight between the drummers at Catch-22’s third annual Battle of the Bands is a sure way to get both bands eliminated from the competition, but the lead singers settle things in a very different -- but explosive -- manner.

Hero or Villain?

Hero or Villain? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abigail G. Scheg,Tamara Girardi
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476630526
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One dimensional television characters are a thing of the past—today's popular shows feature intricate storylines and well developed characters. From the brooding Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries to the tough-minded Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, protagonists are not categorically good, antagonists often have relatable good sides, and heroes may act as antiheroes from one episode to the next. This collection of new essays examines the complex characters in Orange Is the New Black, Homeland, Key & Peele, Oz, Empire, Breaking Bad, House, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Miljana Radivojević,Benjamin Roberts,Miroslav Marić,Julka Kuzmanović-Cvetković,Thilo Rehren
Editor: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1803270438
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The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia by Miljana Radivojević,Benjamin Roberts,Miroslav Marić,Julka Kuzmanović-Cvetković,Thilo Rehren Summary

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia is a landmark study in the evolution of early metallurgy in the Balkans. It demonstrates that far from being a rare and elite practice, the earliest metallurgy in the world was a common and communal craft activity.

Back Roads

Back Roads Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tawni O'Dell
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101209275
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Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell Summary

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Funny and heartbreaking, this New York Times bestselling debut perfectly captures the maddening confusion of adolescence and the prickly nature of family with irony and unerring honesty. Harley Altmyer should be in college having the time of his life. He should be free from the backwards Pennsylvania coal town he calls home, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he’s constantly reminded of just how messed up everything is... Harley’s mother is in prison for killing his father, so he’s in charge of bringing up his younger sisters and working two jobs to pay the bills—and that doesn’t leave a lot of time for distractions. But lately, he’s getting more and more sidetracked by lusting after Callie Mercer, his middle-aged neighbor. As he struggles to keep it together, things begin to spin out of control. Soon Harley finds that as shattered as his family is, there are still more crushing surprises in store. “In Harley, O’Dell has created a hero who’s heartbreakingly believable; like Holden Caulfield, he uses caustic humor to hide his pain. Readers will care very much about him and his future, if indeed he has one.”—St. Petersburg Times

Precarious Infatuations

Precarious Infatuations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Hulse
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326229443
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Three people from dissimilar backgrounds are destined to meet under unusual circumstances. A serial killer, a seller of computers and a young Muslim girl’s lives are connected by a series of tragic events. DC Rosie Probert investigates the gangland shooting of a Brixton man, but could his brother really be responsible for a number of vigilante reprisals? A story of coincidence, murder, terrorism, and vengeance, Precarious Infatuations will thrill, frighten, and enthral you.

What Gifts She Carried

What Gifts She Carried Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lindsey R. Loucks
Editor: Evershade Publishing
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What Gifts She Carried by Lindsey R. Loucks Summary

Book 2 of a Spine-Chilling YA Paranormal Romance Series Leigh Baxton just wants to pick up the pieces of her life-if you could call it that--but someone keeps resurrecting the dead. These new zombies have a knack for spilling Leigh's precious blood, something she was once warned about by a certain pair of undead sorceresses. Desperate to find out why they're here so she can put the nightmares behind her, Leigh must learn more about the gifts she carries. With Tram's training and clues from her mom's past, Leigh begins to piece together what she's capable of. Too bad there isn't a Cliff's Notes version to saving the world. The zombies have teamed up with the followers of the darkest sorceress who ever lived. They'll play a wicked game until they see their leader freed. When the battle to the death begins, Leigh must rely on friends, crushes, and even her enemies to win the war, but not the grave.

Bloodlines: The First Boxed Set

Bloodlines: The First Boxed Set Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzan Harden
Editor: Angry Sheep Publishing
ISBN: 1938745906
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Bloodlines: The First Boxed Set by Suzan Harden Summary

It’s not the family you’re born to. It’s the Family you join. Kick back and enjoy the adventures of Bebe, Sam, and the rest of the Augustine crew as they battle power-hungry vampires, mad scientists, and zombies while finding love and purpose in their messed up lives. And deaths. This set includes the first three Bloodlines novels Blood Magick, Zombie Love, and Zombie Wedding.

Film Genre for the Screenwriter

Film Genre for the Screenwriter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jule Selbo
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695682
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Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres are received and appreciated by film-going audiences, and how the student and professional screenwriter alike can use the knowledge of film genre components in the ideation and execution of a screenplay. Explaining the defining elements, characteristics and tropes of genres from romantic comedy to slasher horror, and using examples from classic films like Casablanca alongside recent blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Selbo offers a compelling and readable analysis of film genre in its written form. The book also offers case studies, talking points and exercises to make its content approachable and applicable to readers and writers across the creative field.

The Spitting Post

The Spitting Post Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason R. Barden
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 150921819X
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The Spitting Post by Jason R. Barden Summary

Vincent Carpenter’s life is a wreck. He has given up his dreams. He has lost his job after an economic disaster. His ten-year marriage is crumbling. Then he awakens in a maniacal land of frighteningly vivid realism with skull trees, glowing forests, ravenous beasts, and other psychologically haunting adversity. While traveling through this demented unearthly world, he has a chance encounter with a beautiful maiden dressed in green; before he can start a conversation, she disappears into the unknown. Vincent must try to find her at a fantastical place known as the Spitting Post. But first he must overcome many macabre misfortunes and face nightmares that question his sanity. Will he reach her? What will the Spitting Post reveal? Will he suffer more disappointment and tragedy? Or will he find peace at last?

A Day Yet to Come

A Day Yet to Come Pdf/ePub eBook Author: JT Adeline
Editor: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books
ISBN: 1680465414
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A Day Yet to Come by JT Adeline Summary

A FINAL PROPHECY Before a day without a night, one will shift over to take on the fight. He will hide his plan from those he loves to take one on, to fight alone. The sisters three must combine as one, to secure the gateway and make it sound. One that sees, and one that binds, the last to protect the one who must hide. A wish, a prayer, a truth to know. Accept these things, a family once more. ONE FIGHTS ALONE Rove Gustavo has a new power and swears his girlfriend to secrecy so he can save his brother from the evil clutches of the Sorceress Kya. Will his family understand or will Shayne Adams return home when blame is thrust upon her? AN ENCHANTED REALM Powers grow, love soars and enemies turn friend. Will those who were chosen before they were born protect a magical realm and keep magic alive, or will they die trying to protect something they never knew existed?

Inner Demons Outer Angels

Inner Demons Outer Angels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joshua 'Porter' Gagnier
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450078389
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25% of profit from book sales will be donated To The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. http://www.gnof.org/gulf-coast-oil-spill-fund/disaster-on-the-gulf-coast// Intense, thoughtful, and passionate, all these and more sentiments in one compelling poetry anthology as poet-author Joshua "Porter" Gagnier (pronounced Gahn-yea) releases his newly published book, inner DEMONS outer ANGELS. He invites readers to experience the power of poetry through reading these and writing their own. To the Reader As you read the pages of this book You will get a glimpse of a look A look into my heart, mind, and soul To shed light on my shadow is my goal We all go through trials and strife This helps us appreciate the sweeter things in life There are some dark rhymes Having been written in darker times There are others still with a brighter tune Poetry is my vent my boon I don't always know from where they come They are more than just my sum I hope as you read beyond this page You might understand my love, my fear, my rage We are all more that what meets the eye We are more than what we do we are why Take a look at the cover art Of the first poem it is part The other part is the name Take a look they are the same They are meant to show No matter what we do no matter where we go We cannot defeat our demons alone We all feel it, but it's not widely known We need an Outer Angel's aid I hope through this art, this is portrayed Alone I never could have won To my Outer Angel: Thank you for all you have done

Mandodari’s Ravanayana

Mandodari’s Ravanayana Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sundari Haran
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 1948372304
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In eternal dusk a ravaged Mandodari sits waiting... sitting there, alone a thousand years… scarred and naked without a shred of clothing, no defense against the elements, animal or man - questioning fate - challenging the ultimate. Her body filled with scars stand testimony to her suffering. Her desolate surroundings echo death and destruction. What were the sins committed by her to warrant such a punishment? Was it the hand of God or man? Would her silence reveal the answer? For the first time, after a thousand years Mandodari breaks her silence… She opens up with the secrets of her life. Was it a regular childhood she had? An ordinary husband? Was an ordinary life possible with Ravana, the great Lord of Lankapuri as her husband? Oh! Ravana – the name that brings loath and fear. Who was he? Did he really have ten heads? Was he the jealous, lustful and selfish one as history says? Is Ravana really an evil demon as he is being portrayed? Was Ravana a loser, just because he didn’t win the war? Was it an ethical war? Why was he murdered? Was it fair dragging Mandodari naked and molesting her in front of the whole army? Who was to blame, Rama or Ravana? Or was it her karma? Who decides karma? Is it always right? It is only Mandodari, who can explain… Enough! The questions of a thousand years will be answered now. History will be re-written. This story is not Ramayana. It is Ravanayana . . . Yes, it is Mandodari’s Ravanayana. . .

Of Gods and Kings Part 1

Of Gods and Kings Part 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Logan Shelby
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1662424256
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Of Gods and Kings Part 1 by Logan Shelby Summary

Northern Europe, AD 1107 Aela, the brave and beautiful teen set on joining the ranks of the Valkyries. Ivar, a young and innocent teen, tried and punished for doing what he thought was right. Once both inseparable in their small warrior village of Vassa. Now they are only memories to each other as Ivar runs away to find a better life for himself in a world he doesn’t know or understand. All the while, Aela remains behind to achieve her dreams as a shield-maiden. But as the threat of the cruel and mysterious western king draws ever nearer, both of their worlds will change. As Aela’s world seems to fall apart at the hands of a village she thought she knew, Ivar will come face-to-face with dangerous encounter after dangerous encounter in a deadly new environment. Can they find the strength to overcome these obstacles? Will Aela learn that winning a fight doesn’t make you righteous? Will Ivar hold on to the innocent young man or succumb to a world where injustice seems to thrive? Will Aela ever see her once best friend again, or will he merely be a memory to hold on to? Will Ivar die as the runaway orphan, or will he become something more? This story spans a continent in the early stages of war. It will see characters change and die as mistakes are made and lessons are learned. A story that will see cities rise and kingdoms fall. A story of a young wolf and a brave Valkyrie who will change the world around them.

The Martin House

The Martin House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trina Ward
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611606519
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The Martin House by Trina Ward Summary

Just learning how to channel his visions, Brice wasn't prepared for what he came face to face with during a paranormal investigation at the Martin House. His visions of what was there were so vivid he could smell the stench of the thing's rotting flesh as it decayed off of its bones. There were eight others depending on him to come up with answers. And not just for their psychology thesis paper. Their lives hung in the balance, even as Brice began to have trouble differentiating between reality and his visions. Was he losing his mind? He had to find a way to save the group, but the entity dwelling within the house wasn't going down without a fight. As he prepared for the possibility of death he also prepared for the battle of his life.

The ‘T’ Anomaly

The ‘T’ Anomaly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher R. Lau
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504955005
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When a pharmaceutical corporation loses control of a weaponized pathogen, the resulting anarchy transforms the average mid-Western city of Red Mesa into a quarantined battleground. Overrun with roving bands of mercenary death squads, nightmarish creatures, and countless undead, the stage is set for all-out chaos. Missing the initial outbreak and oblivious to the danger, Laura, a young pharmaceutical engineer with a promising future, wakes to find her world changed. After exposure to the deadly virus, she fatefully crosses paths with a mysterious drifter named Andrewa man in ruin because of his past. The unlikely pair is forced to undertake a harrowing journey that will change their lives. Laura and Andrews search for a vaccine leads them into an unpredictable mire of danger, secrets, and conspiracy at the genetic level. Without rule of law, anything can happen, and those who wish to survive are quick to adopt the mantra, Kill before someone kills me. Two mismatched heroes must decide if the deadly virus strain is the key to their survival or a force that will destroy them from the inside out.


Mystic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Giddy
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452510571
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Mystic by Scott Giddy Summary

The Guardians—beings with immense and diverse powers over earthly elements such as wind, fire and lightning, and abilities of the mind. For over a millennia, the Guardians’ sole purpose has been to protect the world from disasters and those who would cause strife, prevailing in many wars and succeeding in peace. When a wayward Guardian Mez, angry at the world and his family, returns home, he decides to take vengeance on those who sought to protect him and evict the Guardians from their homes and the land of Amara Belle. As dim and dreary as the situation would seem, three young Guardians, Dynasty, Blaze, and Lynxus; all return to the mighty palace to rid their home of the intruder. As the battle between the homeless Guardians and the rage-driven Mez continues, loyalties will become tested and cities fall from the might of their powers. And as the final dawn approaches, the true aftermath and devastation becomes very evident.

The Woodlands Series Boxed Set

The Woodlands Series Boxed Set Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Editor: Clean Teen Publishing
ISBN: 1634222725
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The Woodlands Series Boxed Set by Lauren Nicolle Taylor Summary

Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands, where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness—the only habitable land left on the planet. The Superiors are ruthless in their control of the concrete cities, striving to create a 'raceless' society where everyone is the same. But Rosa has always been different—and that makes her a liability. She finds her counterpoint in Joseph and as the two grow closer, it becomes clear that if they want to be together, they will have to escape the tightly controlled Woodlands—and leave behind the only life they've ever known. A dystopian page-turner with over 1,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads, The Woodlands Series is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth, and The Jewel Series by Amy Ewing. Readers can purchase this boxed set at a significant discount over the cost to purchase each novel individually. This is a complete-series boxed set. The Woodlands is an Award-Winning Finalist in the "Fiction: Young Adult" category of the USA Best Book Awards, as well as a Semifinalist in The Kindle Book Awards by the Kindle Book Review. "Lauren Taylor's writing is powerfully descriptive; she is a master of words and similes." Author Erica Kiefer "It seems so rare these days to find a dystopian with an original vein in it. The Woodlands Succeeds." Author Pauline Creeden "I went into this story with my own ideas, but they were obliterated by what I found instead. I was so happy to be wrong because this story touched my heart deeply in a way that I never expected." Reviewer Amber Douglas Mcallister "This book was fantastic! Spectacular! It had everything I look for in a book: Action, Adventure, and even romance!" Reviewer Jocelyn Sanchez "Great storyline. Love the characters. I started with the first in the series then slammed through all 4. I couldn't put it down." Amazon Reviewer

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