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Washington Black

Author : Esi Edugyan
ISBN : 9780525521433
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 61.10 MB
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• TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Boston Globe, NPR, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle • WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE, THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE "Enthralling" --Boston Globe "Extraordinary" --Seattle Times "A rip-roaring tale" --Washington Post A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world. George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning--and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?
Category: Fiction

Washington Black Book

Author : Marina Newmyer
ISBN : UOM:39015051303744
Genre : Mass media
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An invaluable tool for everyone who deals with the media in the nation's capital, The Washington Black Book provides the most comprehensive, practically organized information on Washington journalists and press officers available today. Edited and annotated by Washington media specialist Marina Newmyer Ein, here is the inside track into who directs, reports and comments in Washington for the newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcast outlets and foreign news bureaus. More than just a journalistic "who's who," The Washington Black Book delves into how bureaus work from top to bottom: who owns the publications, how the bureaus interpret their mandate, and the specialized "beats" of their reporters. This vital "tool of the trade" also offers exclusive pointers on how to place stories with specific publicationsowhom to query about story ideas and to whom to address press releases. The new updated 1990 Washington Black Book features an exclusive section on telephone direct dials to White House press "booths" for all major prints and electronic bureaus. A complete guide to Congressional press officials is included, as well as FAX numbers for all major media with bureaus in Washington. A Madison Book."
Category: Mass media

Summary Esi Edugyan S Washington Black A Novel Discussion Prompts

Author : Sarah Fields
ISBN : 0368426521
Genre : Reference
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The critically-acclaimed novel Washington Black is hailed as one of the best books of the year by major publications. Esi Edugyan's novel is about George Washington Black, or "Wash." He is an eleven-year-old field slave who served on a sugar plantation in Barbados. He is terrified when he was chosen by his master's brother to be his manservant. To his big surprise, the man was the eccentric Christopher Wilde. He turned out to be an explorer, a naturalist, an inventor, and an abolitionist. Soon, young Wash was initiated into the world of many possibilities. A flying machine can carry a full-grown man across the sky. And even a slave boy who was born in chains can embrace a life of meaning and dignity. This is a world where two people can begin to see each other as humans even when they are separated by an impossible divide. However, when a man was killed, the bounty was placed on Wash's head. He and Christopher must abandon everything. What brought the two men together will also tear them apart from each other. Esi Edugyan's novel Washington Black is a story about love, friendship, redemption, self-invention, betrayal, and freedom. In this comprehensive look into Washington Black: A Novel by Esi Edugyan, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Washington Black: A Novel by Esi Edugyan not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.
Category: Reference

Diary Of Thoughts

Author : Summary Express
ISBN : 1081743786
Genre :
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Diary of Thoughts: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.
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Black Leadership

Author : Manning Marable
ISBN : 0231500297
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73.76 MB
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The history of the black struggle for civil rights and political and economic equality in America is tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. Marable examines different models of black leadership and the figures who embody them: integration (Booker T. Washington, Harold Washington), nationalist separatism (Louis Farrakhan), and democratic transformation (W.E.B. Du Bois).
Category: Social Science

Changing White Attitudes Toward Black Political Leadership

Author : Zoltan L. Hajnal
ISBN : 9781139462426
Genre : Political Science
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Despite the hopes of the civil rights movement, researchers have found that the election of African Americans to office has not greatly improved the well-being of the black community. By shifting the focus to the white community, this book shows that black representation can have a profound impact. Utilizing national public opinion surveys, data on voting patterns in large American cities, and in-depth studies of Los Angeles and Chicago, Zoltan Hajnal demonstrates that under most black mayors there is real, positive change in the white vote and in the racial attitudes of white residents. This change occurs because black incumbency provides concrete information that disproves the fears and expectations of many white residents. These findings not only highlight the importance of black representation; they also demonstrate the critical role that information can play in racial politics to the point where black representation can profoundly alter white views and white votes.
Category: Political Science

Prohibition In Washington D C

Author : Garrett Peck
ISBN : 9781614230892
Genre : History
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Even in the city where the Eighteenth Amendment was passed, the party went on—a history of bootleggers and speakeasies in the nation’s capital. Despite the passage of the Volstead Act, it was estimated that in 1929, bootleggers brought twenty-two thousand gallons of whiskey, moonshine, and other spirits into Washington, DC’s speakeasies—every week. The bathtub gin-swilling capital dwellers made the most of Prohibition. This rollicking history brims with stories of vice—topped off with vintage cocktail recipes and garnished with a walking tour of former speakeasies. Discover an underground city ruled not by organized crime but by amateur bootleggers, where publicly teetotaling congressmen could get a stiff drink behind House office doors and the African American community of U Street was humming with a new sound called jazz. Includes photos!
Category: History

The Little Black Book Of Washington Dc 2012 Edition

Author : Harriet Edleson
ISBN : 9781441306616
Genre : Travel
File Size : 40.41 MB
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2012 Edition. From the National Mall to the Zoo, Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom and beyond, make your way around America's capital with this indispensable pocket city guide! User-friendly foldout maps and insider tips help you to explore the best Washington, DC, has to offer. Here's all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in this city of living history! Washington, DC correspondent for Travel Agent magazine and news editor at Travel Trade Publications, author Harriet Edleson has written for the Washington Post and Fodor's travel publications. Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color neighborhood maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Notes pages. Portable size and sleek, non-touristy, award-winning ''Black Book'' format. Full-color spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use fold-out maps, including maps of Washington, DC neighborhoods, suburbs, and a Metro System Map. Elastic band place holder marks your spot. 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high. Concealed wire-o binding, book lies flat for ease of use. 240 pages.
Category: Travel

Little Black Book Of Washington Dc 2010 Edition

Author : Harriet Edleson
ISBN : 9781441305176
Genre : Travel
File Size : 41.19 MB
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2010 Edition. From the National Mall to the Zoo, Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom and beyond, make your way around America's capital with this indispensable pocket city guide! User-friendly foldout maps and insider tips help you to explore the best Washington, DC, has to offer. Here's all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in this city of living history! Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color neighborhood maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use maps, including maps of Washington DC neighborhoods, suburbs, and a Metro System Map.
Category: Travel