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Abby Guy : Race and Slavery on Trial in an 1855 Southern Court Russell Mahan
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ISBN: 9780999396209
Abby Guy was an illiterate slave woman, but bold and audacious, who took the slave establishment to court and put race and slavery on trial before a jury. She lived three decades as a slave and then ten years as a free woman, wife, widow and mother. In December of 1854 she and her four children were kidnapped by her former owner, William Daniel, and re-enslaved. Abby filed a Petition for Freedom in the Circuit Court in Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, claiming that she was wrongfully enslaved and should be freed because she and her children were white. Her owner denied it, saying that she was born a slave and was still a slave. This is the true story of an audacious woman with an unconq ...
Harold Washington and the Civil Rights Legacy Christopher Chandler
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An insider's account of the campaigns and mayoral administrations of Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor. "A gripping account by Chris Chandler of Washington's historic campaign, his tumultuous time as mayor, the civil rights movement that preceded him, and the transformation which followed... Chris Chandler adds to our understanding of the Washington movement and the broader struggle for transformation. He provides us a front row seat from which to see from the inside this pivotal time in our history." Dick Simpson Professor of Political Science The University of Illinois at Chicago "Chandler takes us on a Press Secretary's first-person description of the ...
Not ALL Conservatives Are Constitutionalists Thomas Niewulis
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“Not ALL Conservatives Are Constitutionalist” is a progression through a litany of definitions for Conservatism and a simplified single historical perspective of Constitutionalism. Tom looks at these two, not necessarily the same ideas in governance, from his personal thirty-year journey in politics. During the 2010 election cycle, the Constitutional Grass Roots stepped up and into their rightful role in the electoral decision process. This had instantaneously ignited the questions: 'What does it mean to be a Conservative candidate compared to a Constitutional candidate?' 'Doesn't a Conservative follow the Constitution in governing?' This work was originally published in 201 ...
Return to Redemption Ridge GEORGE BELCHER
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Return to Redemption Ridge by George Eugene Belcher is a novel of love, spirituality, history and mystery with a twist of the paranormal. Trapped by a blizzard,in the Massachusetts Berkshires, at a remote, two-century-old farm, Jonathan Dunquin's skepticism regarding reincarnation and spirituality is tested. Can a deceased woman be controlling Jonathan's destiny? Is the ominous, towering Redemption Ridge haunted? Are star-crossed lovers, separated by death given another chance?
Self Evident: A Study of American Conservatism Todd Perry
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ISBN: 9781467502801
The Drug Story Remarkable Books
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Standard Oil was created by John D. Rockefeller in 1870. In less than 11 years it owned and controlled nearly all oil production and refining in America. While publicly renowned as a fearless and ruthless businessman, privately his political and financial influence extended into all levels of governments. But when Standard's monopoly was broken in 1911, this all came to a stop. So Rockefeller switched gears. He created the Rockefeller Trust, which bought controlling interests in pharmaceutical companies, and today controls all “legal” drug manufacturing and sales world wide. This book is Morris A. Bealle's detailed warning of how the trust and its operatives accomplish their plunder o ...
The Sixties: Reviewing the Decade that Rocked the World Mike and Laurence Peters
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The book is a set of essays that examines the cultural and political meaning of the sixties through some key iconic events such as Dylan's decision to leave folk music behind and go electric, Mick Jagger's flirtation with radical politics through his involvement in the Grosvenor Square riots, Ellsberg's decision to leak the Pentagon papers and many other key episodes. Award winning writer Sherill Tippins comments, "With precision and insight, Mike and Laurence Peters demonstrate that it takes both individuals and coalitions to make a revolution. From Bob Dylan’s lightning bolt, “Like a Rolling Stone,” to the Freedom Riders’ painstakingly-planned symbolic protest, to American intellectual ...
When Poets Influenced the World Randy Goss
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A backwards look "into" the beginnings of poetry, the introduction of the gods and the influence of poetry over some time. A historical overview of the value of poetry in governments, cultures and life. An often missed concept of the use of the historical value of the poet given to depth and relationship rather than only emotion and social justice. When poetry influenced from an eternal perspective more than a current one. How poets were, as Shelley said, "the unacknowledged legislators of the world" with reference to John F. Kennedy stating the need for poets to versed also in politics to add value. This version is best for readers of ebooks. The paperback has the same cover but more te ...