River With No Bridge

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River With No Bridge

Author : Sue Sumii
ISBN : 9781462903290
Genre : Literary Collections
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The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan’s largest minority group, the burakumin. Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations considered defiling. Spanning the years 1908 to 1924, the original six volumes of this novel trace the developing awareness of burakumin of their rights and dignity as human beings. Volume 1, translated into English for the first time in 1990, is a story about childhood in a burakumin village. It tells of young Koji Hatana’s questioning of the rigid social order and his growing sense of injustice as he meets prejudice from other children at school and from his teachers who try to instill in him their belief that since he was born defiled he should resign himself to his fate. Told against the backdrop of Japan’s struggle to shed its feudalistic past and enter the modern age, the novel is a courageous work and a compelling read.
Category: Literary Collections

Annual Report

Author : Massachusetts. Board of Harbor Commissioners
ISBN : UCAL:B3032454
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The Rebellion Record

Author : Frank Moore
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012314246
Genre : United States
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Annual Report Iowa State Commerce Commission

Author : Iowa State Commerce Commission
ISBN : OSU:32435063977425
Genre : Public utilities
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Fourth report is accompanied by "Map and profiles of Iowa railroads, 1881".
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The Federal Reporter

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103141453
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The Historical Magazine

Author : John Ward Dean
ISBN : PSU:000053232397
Genre : United States
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Lincoln S Greatest Case The River The Bridge And The Making Of America

Author : Brian McGinty
ISBN : 9780871407856
Genre : History
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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.
Category: History