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They Can T Kill Us All

Author : Wesley Lowery
ISBN : 9780316312509
Genre : Political Science
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LA Times winner for The Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose A New York Times bestseller A New York Times Editors' Choice A Featured Title in The New York Times Book Review's "Paperback Row" A Bustle "17 Books About Race Every White Person Should Read" "Essential reading."--Junot Diaz " well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart."--Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Top Ten Book of 2016" "I'd recommend everyone to read this book because it's not just statistics, it's not just the information, but it's the connective tissue that shows the human story behind it." -- Trevor Noah, The Daily Show A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the magnitude of the repose to Michael Brown's death and understand the scale of the problem police violence represents, Lowery speaks to Brown's family and the families of other victims other victims' families as well as local activists. By posing the question, "What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?" Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Studded with moments of joy, and tragedy, They Can't Kill Us All offers a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. As Lowery brings vividly to life, the protests against police killings are also about the black community's long history on the receiving end of perceived and actual acts of injustice and discrimination. They Can't Kill Us All grapples with a persistent if also largely unexamined aspect of the otherwise transformative presidency of Barack Obama: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to those Americans most in need of both.
Category: Political Science

They Can T Kill Us Until They Kill Us

Author : Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
ISBN : 1937512657
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Willis-Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others--along with original, previously unreleased essays--Willis-Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Progressive Labor

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ISBN : UOM:39015073782735
Genre : Socialism
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Category: Socialism

American Working Class Literature

Author : Nicholas Coles
ISBN : UCSC:32106017805810
Genre : Literary Criticism
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American Working-Class Literature is an edited collection containing over 300 oieces of literature by, about, and in the interests of the working class in America. Organized in a broadly historical fashion, with texts are grouped around key historical and cultural developments in working-class life, this volume records the literature of the working classes from the early laborers of the 1600 up until the present.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Conservator

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ISBN : WISC:89002311595
Genre : Social problems
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Category: Social problems


Author : Timothy Valentin
ISBN : 9781479794775
Genre : Fiction
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A young man by the name of Timothy Valentin lives a rough life and abusive, empty life. The story is mainly told through his eyes but occasionally jumps perspectives to another character. One particularly rough night after horrible incident the boy finds himself in an extraordinary circumstance. With new powers, servants and armies at his disposal the boy becomes god like. But he soon learns that with this new opportunity and power comes an exceptional amount of danger and trouble and sets off on a quest to slay his primordial father who is out to destroy him. Through out his journey he is plunged in to a world of magic and mystery. Along the way he encounters many hardships that hed never had thought possible to over come and discovers the true nature of the universe and all its secrets. Even with his new god like self he is just faced with problems even a god can not solve alone. But above all else, with his new powers the boy must determine is he force for good and order. Or force for evil and chaos.
Category: Fiction

Faulkner In America

Author : Ann J. Abadie
ISBN : 1617035556
Genre : Literature and history
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Category: Literature and history

William Faulkner

Author : Panthea Reid Broughton
ISBN : 0807124567
Genre : Literary Criticism
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William Faulkner was one of the few major writers of the period following World War I to retain a sense of the place of abstractions in life and in art. Faulkner saw life as a process of flux and change and abstractions as a means of either denying actuality or of coping with change and providing a solid touchstone in the flux. William Faulkner: The Abstract and the Actual is the first critical study of Faulkner to examine in depth the theme of evasion and distortion of existence through abstractions—a theme that can be found to a greater or lesser degree in every Faulkner novel. The book covers the entire seventeen-novel canon and includes discussions of a significant number of short stories. Its thematic organization points out the unity and continuity of Faulkner’s work. Examining the interrelationships between Faulkner’s fiction and modern thinking, Panthea Broughton shows the insight Faulkner had into the philosophical problem of the abstract versus the actual. She concludes that the central dilemma in Faulkner’s fiction—resistance to flux or change—is also one of the salient problems of the modern world.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Richard Perrill Adams
ISBN : 9781400874521
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Faulkner said that "Life is motion" and that "The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life." The author's purpose is, in the light of these statements, to define Faulkner’s intentions as a novelist and to analyze the more important technical devices used to carry them out. Because the poems and prose sketches Faulkner wrote before Soldiers’ Pay contain many clues that help to explain what he did in his later and more artistically successful fiction, they are treated more thoroughly than usual. Professor Adams considers the functional relation of the intentions, structures, and texture of Faulkner’s work, and shows how the style, imagery, and symbolism support the strategy of making the motion of life visible by stopping it. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Literary Criticism