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The Outskirts Of Hope

Author : Jo Ivester
ISBN : 9781631529658
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester’s father but her mother—a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South—who made the most enduring mark on the town. In The Outskirts of Hope, Ivester uses journals left by her mother, as well as writings of her own, to paint a vivid, moving, and inspiring portrait of her family’s experiences living and working in an all-black town during the height of the civil rights movement.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Hope Is Built

Author : Erol Channer
ISBN : 9781469161013
Genre : Religion
File Size : 36.17 MB
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The journey in life that we all take moves along different paths but there is a familiar tone to each travellers experience. No one can claim that life is an uninterrupted journey without frequent stops and starts. The reason for stopping or even slowing down, the length of time we stop vary but the consensus is that something will happen to force us off the course we would rather stay on. Because we are individuals and different, the weight that bears down on us from these incidents differs and none of us can make a judgement call on the other person that a load is too easy or hard to bear. We endure our load alone but with help from God or his agents (friends, family and a good book). The book My Hope is Built is an encouraging and pleasant reminder that there is a link between whatever you are going through and Gods purpose for your life.
Category: Religion

Wit And Wisdom Of The American Presidents

Author : Joslyn Pine
ISBN : 9780486414270
Genre : Political Science
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Over 400 memorable quotes: Coolidge's "The chief business of America is business," Carter's "Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread," Bush's "Read my lips: no new taxes," many more.
Category: Political Science

Caring For America

Author : Eileen Boris
ISBN : 9780199939053
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.76 MB
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In this sweeping narrative history from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the Great Recession of today, Caring for America rethinks both the history of the American welfare state from the perspective of care work and chronicles how home care workers eventually became one of the most vibrant forces in the American labor movement. Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein demonstrate the ways in which law and social policy made home care a low-waged job that was stigmatized as welfare and relegated to the bottom of the medical hierarchy. For decades, these front-line caregivers labored in the shadows of a welfare state that shaped the conditions of the occupation. Disparate, often chaotic programs for home care, which allowed needy, elderly, and disabled people to avoid institutionalization, historically paid poverty wages to the African American and immigrant women who constituted the majority of the labor force. Yet policymakers and welfare administrators linked discourses of dependence and independence-claiming that such jobs would end clients' and workers' "dependence" on the state and provide a ticket to economic independence. The history of home care illuminates the fractured evolution of the modern American welfare state since the New Deal and its race, gender, and class fissures. It reveals why there is no adequate long-term care in America. Caring for America is much more than a history of social policy, however; it is also about a powerful contemporary social movement. At the front and center of the narrative are the workers-poor women of color-who have challenged the racial, social, and economic stigmas embedded in the system. Caring for America traces the intertwined, sometimes conflicting search of care providers and receivers for dignity, self-determination, and security. It highlights the senior citizen and independent living movements; the civil rights organizing of women on welfare and domestic workers; the battles of public sector unions; and the unionization of health and service workers. It rethinks the strategies of the U.S. labor movement in terms of a growing care work economy. Finally, it makes a powerful argument that care is a basic right for all and that care work merits a living wage.
Category: Social Science

Say It Loud

Author : Catherine Ellis
ISBN : 9781595586278
Genre : Literary Collections
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Following Say It Plain, a collection of speeches that provides “a sweeping perspective on evolving issues of black identity in the struggle for equality” (Booklist). In “full-throated public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul”, Say It Plain collected and transcribed speeches by some of the twentieth century’s leading African American cultural, literary, and political figures. Many of the speeches were never before available in printed form (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Following the success of that groundbreaking volume, the Say It Loud! book adds new depth to the history of the modern struggle for racial equality and civil rights—focusing directly on the pivotal questions black America grappled with during the past four decades of resistance. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, Say It Loud! includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James H. Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others. Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, Say It Loud! illuminates the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement.
Category: Literary Collections

Blood Of Iron Eyes

Author : Rory Black
ISBN : 9780709098027
Genre : Fiction
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In the lawless wilds of Arizona Territory, infamous bounty hunter Iron Eyes dishes out his own brand of justice and adds another outlaw to his tally. Heading towards the nearest town of Hope to collect the reward money, he discovers the outlaw worked for Brewster Fontaine, who owns everything and everyone in the town - including the bank. But, Fontaine has no intention of paying out bounty money for having one of his own men killed. Summoning his hire guns back into town, he orders them to kill Iron Eyes if he tries to enter the bank. Unknown to Fontaine, this man is no ordinary bounty hunter who can be frightened like regular folk. Here, instead, is a man who will wage war no matter how many guns he must face.
Category: Fiction

On The Outskirts

Author : Chris Annis
ISBN : 9781524528447
Genre : Poetry
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The paths we are on seem to be guided by the good we want out of life, but all too often, we forget about our own struggles and the struggles of others. This journey that I bring you on is a brief look inside my personal struggles with things such as acceptance, depression, vulnerability, and much more. However, I have lived a life where being strong was the only option not only physically and mentally, but also because society places stigmas upon us all. "On the Outskirts" was written to help people understand that struggling is OK because it's natural, but we must never lose track of where our path is heading and do our best to keep a vision. The poetry in this book was written to help me understand situations in my life, but also to help others who struggle as well. This book will help you see that motivation and leadership is everywhere and comes from all aspects of life. At the same time, it will help you see things from a different perspective as I have sought understanding from avenues I never expected.
Category: Poetry