Red Summer

Author : Cameron McWhirter
ISBN : 9781429972932
Genre : History
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A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months. From April to November of 1919, the racial unrest rolled across the South into the North and the Midwest, even to the nation's capital. Millions of lives were disrupted, and hundreds of lives were lost. Blacks responded by fighting back with an intensity and determination never seen before. Red Summer is the first narrative history written about this epic encounter. Focusing on the worst riots and lynchings—including those in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charleston, Omaha and Knoxville—Cameron McWhirter chronicles the mayhem, while also exploring the first stirrings of a civil rights movement that would transform American society forty years later.
Category: History

Winesburg Ohio

Author : Sherwood Anderson
ISBN : 3895612324
Genre : City and town life
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Category: City and town life

White Rage

Author : Carol Anderson
ISBN : 9781632864147
Genre : History
File Size : 56.49 MB
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America. As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as "black rage,†? historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames," she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling." Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America's first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.
Category: History

Pursuing Trayvon Martin

Author : George Yancy
ISBN : 9780739178829
Genre : Political Science
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Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George Zimmerman, in 2012. The book telescopes various themes that are important to a broad market, including race, masculinity, racial profiling, racist stereotyping, black youth and police violence, and racism.
Category: Political Science

Richard E Norman And Race Filmmaking

Author : Barbara Tepa Lupack
ISBN : 9780253010728
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the early 1900s, so-called race filmmakers set out to produce black-oriented pictures to counteract the racist caricatures that had dominated cinema from its inception. Richard E. Norman, a southern-born white filmmaker, was one such pioneer. From humble beginnings as a roving "home talent" filmmaker, recreating photoplays that starred local citizens, Norman would go on to produce high-quality feature-length race pictures. Together with his better-known contemporaries Oscar Micheaux and Noble and George Johnson, Richard E. Norman helped to define early race filmmaking. Making use of unique archival resources, including Norman's personal and professional correspondence, detailed distribution records, and newly discovered original shooting scripts, this book offers a vibrant portrait of race in early cinema.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tagebuch Eines Vampirs R Ckkehr Bei Nacht

Author : Lisa J. Smith
ISBN : 9783641038946
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Band 5 der packenden Vampirtagebücher! Elena hat es geschafft, der Schattenwelt zu entkommen. Doch niemand außer ihren engsten Freunden darf von ihrer Rückkehr erfahren – denn in Fell’s Church lauert bereits eine höllische Gefahr, gegen die noch nicht einmal Damon gefeit ist. Der Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse nimmt eine völlig neue Dimension an. Und Elena ist die Einzige, die der blutrünstigen Übermacht entgegentreten kann. Doch dann verschwindet Stefano plötzlich spurlos ...
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Sula

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 3499144875
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Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft von zwei farbigen Frauen, die schließlich an den unterschiedlichen Lebensauffassungen zerbricht.
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Postcolonial Sociology

Author : Julian Go
ISBN : 1781906033
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 65.78 MB
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This volume explores the elusive concept of "postcolonial sociology." It investigates the relationship between knowledge and colonial power; the sociology of race; hybridity; and the implications of postcolonial theory for global sociology. Included are brand new readings of canonical thinkers Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim and Robert Park.
Category: Political Science

Dubliner

Author : James Joyce
ISBN : 9783423409780
Genre : Fiction
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Fünfzehn Kurzgeschichten Die fünfzehn in diesem Band versammelten Kurzgeschichten sind das erste Prosawerk des weltberühmten Schriftstellers. Mit seinen realistisch-psychologischen Miniaturen wirft er einen kritischen, gleichwohl nie denunziatorischen Blick auf seine Heimatstadt Dublin. Die kleinen Meisterwerke bilden einen Episodenzyklus, der von der Beengtheit des Lebens und der Sehnsucht nach der großen weiten Welt zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts erzählt.
Category: Fiction

Der Englische Spion

Author : Daniel Silva
ISBN : 9783959676045
Genre : Fiction
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Der aufregende und mitreißende neue Silva! Das Volk verehrt sie. Doch ihr Exmann und seine Mutter, die Königin von England, verachten sie. Als eine Bombe sie in den Tod reißt, setzt die britische Regierung alles daran, den Täter zu finden. Dafür benötigt sie die Hilfe eines Mannes: Gabriel Allon, legendärer Agent des israelischen Geheimdienstes. Zusammen mit dem ehemaligen SAS-Offizier Christopher Keller macht er sich daran, die blutige Fährte des verantwortlichen Topterroristen zu verfolgen. Eine Fährte, die Gabriel an den dunkelsten Ort seiner Vergangenheit führt ... Daniel Silvas "Der englische Spion" ist so gut wie erwartet - wenn nicht besser!" The Huffington Post
Category: Fiction