Author: Melton Alonza McLaurin,Anne Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615637242

Category: Arson

Page: 258

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The Wayward Girls of Samarcand is the true story of the sensational 1931 Arson Trial in North Carolina. Sixteen poor white teenage girls faced the death penalty for burning down two dormitories at the State Reform School for Girls. Crusading journalist, socialite, and attorney Nell Battle Lewis defended her clients by exposing sadistic treatment, deplorable conditions, and forced sterilization presided over by Samarcand superintendent Agnes B. MacNaughton. In this her first and last trial, Lewis saved the defendants from the electric chair.
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Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944

Author: Annette Louise Bickford

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663537

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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From the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century juvenile reformatories served as citizen-building institutions and a political tool of state racism in post-emancipation America. New South advocates cemented their regional affiliation by using these reformatories to showcase mercies which were racialized, gendered, and linked to sexuality. Southern Mercy uses four historical examples of juvenile reformatories in North Carolina to explore how spectacles of mercy have influenced Southern modernity. Working through archival material pertaining to race and moral uplift, including rare photos from the private archives of Samarcand Manor (the State Home and Industrial Manor for Girls) and restricted archival records of reformatory racial policies, Annette Bickford examines the limits of emancipation, and the exclusions inherent in liberal humanism that distinguish racism in the contemporary "post-race" era.
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The 1931 Reform School Fire and Its Aftermath

Author: Barbara Bennett

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611178614

Category: History

Page: 136

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In 1931 sixteen poor, white girls—all teenaged inmates at Samarcand Manor, officially named the State Home and Industrial School for Girls, in Samarcand, North Carolina—were accused of burning down two campus buildings in protest against living conditions. Barbara Bennett offers not only a dramatic retelling of this historic case in Smoke Signals from Samarcand, but also reveals a case study of the misguided social engineering schemes—fraught with racism, classism, and sexual stereotypes—that churned through North Carolina and other southern states during this time. The girls, who became known as the “Samarcand Sixteen,” were described by administrators and the media as incorrigible and troublesome. Bennett additionally reveals their grim backgrounds and details the harsh disciplinary methods, including savage whippings, that were dispensed at Samarcand and other reform schools in the early twentieth century. Arson was a capital offense in North Carolina at the time, and the girls were put on trial for their lives. The sensational trial took place in the midst of a strong eugenics movement that was sweeping the state and the South. The girls’ newly minted lawyer, Nell Battle Lewis, argued that the treatment the girls endured at Samarcand had forced them to take drastic action and therefore should result in lenient sentences. Instead the state of North Carolina used bogus “scientific” theories—such as “bad blood genetics”—to create legal policy and criminal justice practices that were heavily prejudiced against powerless people, particularly girls and women. In the end the girls received sentences of eighteen months to five years in the state penitentiary, although the trial and its publicity did lead to improvements in the physical conditions and disciplinary methods at Samarcand and other juvenile facilities in North Carolina.
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Supplementband : enthaltend die wesentlichern Berichtigungen und Zusätze der dritten Auflage des Originalwerks / bearbeitet von Adolf Wolf ; mit einer Vorrede von Ferdinand Wolf

Author: George Ticknor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Spanish literature

Page: 264

View: 8426

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West-oestlicher Divan

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 233

View: 7113

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A History of North Carolina Court Cases

Author: John Wertheimer

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173310

Category: Law

Page: 282

View: 8622

Law and Society in the South reconstructs eight pivotal legal disputes heard in North Carolina courts between the 1830s and the 1970s and examines some of the most controversial issues of southern history, including white supremacy and race relations, the teaching of evolution in public schools, and Prohibition. Finally, the book explores the various ways in which law and society interacted in the South during the civil rights era. The voices of racial minorities-some urging integration, others opposing it-grew more audible within the legal system during this time. Law and Society in the South divulges the true nature of the courts: as the unpredictable venues of intense battles between southerners as they endured dramatic changes in their governing values.
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Diversity and Difference in the U.S. South, Reconstruction to Present

Author: Pippa Holloway

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820329840

Category: History

Page: 451

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Other Souths collects fifteen innovative essays that place issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality at the center of the narrative of southern history. Using a range of methodologies and approaches, contributing historians provide a fresh perspective to key events and move long-overlooked episodes into prominence. Pippa Holloway edited the volume using a chronological and event-driven framework with which many students and teachers will be familiar. The book covers well-recognized topics in American history: wars, reform efforts, social movements, and political milestones. Cultural topics are considered as well, including the development of consumer capitalism, the history of rock and roll, and the history of sport. The focus and organization of the essays underscore the value of southern history to the larger national narrative. Other Souths reveals the history of what may strike some as a surprisingly dynamic and nuanced region--a region better understood by paying closer and more careful attention to its diversity.
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Author: Eva Rice

Publisher: Feelings

ISBN: 3426450216

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

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Ein charmanter Roman um eine junge Engländerin aus aristokratischem Hause im London der Fünfzigerjahre, die ihr Herz an einen exzentrischen Zauberer in spe verliert. Ein überaus liebenswertes, altmodisches und ein bisschen verrücktes Buch, in das man sich einfach verlieben muss! Die junge Penelope Wallace, Tochter aus verarmtem aristokratischen Hause, führt ein behütetes Leben, das von Teepartys, Schwärmereien für Johnny Ray und der Suche nach der großen Liebe bestimmt ist. Doch als sie eines Tages im Taxi von einem wildfremden Mädchen mit meergrünem Mantel zum Tee eingeladen wird, sagt Penelope gegen alle Konventionen einfach zu – ein Entschluss, der ihr Leben mit einem Schlag vollkommen verändert. Denn nicht nur wird die eigensinnige Charlotte augenblicklich ihre beste Freundin. Penelope ist auch fasziniert von deren Cousin Harry, einem exzentrischen jungen Herrn, der allen Ernstes Zauberer werden möchte. Doch gerade als Penelope im Begriff ist, sich in den künftigen Magier zu verlieben, bittet er sie um einen ganz und gar nicht netten Freundschaftsdienst in Liebesdingen ... »Die verlorene Kunst, Liebschaften zu pflegen« von Eva Rice ist ein eBook von feelings*emotional eBooks. Mehr von uns ausgewählte erotische, romantische, prickelnde, herzbeglückende eBooks findest Du auf unserer Facebook-Seite. Genieße jede Woche eine neue Geschichte - wir freuen uns auf Dich!
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Female Identity and Language in Lee Smith's Fiction

Author: Carmen Rueda Ramos

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437084040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Este libro analiza la manera con la que Lee Smith ha dado voz a todos los aspectos de su experiencia tanto como mujer-artista que vive en la América contemporánea como nativa de la Appalachia, una región sureña que todavía conserva un fuerte sentimiento de la tradición oral y de vínculos con la comunidad. Smith revisa y altera el lenguaje y los mitos que han condicionado sus búsquedas de la identidad y han silenciado sus voces. Al realizarlo, explora la relación entre el heroísmo femenino y la creatividad de las mujeres como algo distinto a la de los hombres. En su lucha, las heroínas de Smith reflejan el desarrollo personal y artístico de la escritora. La relación conflictiva de sus personajes femeninos con la auto-afirmación y con el mundo de la Appalachia revela los propios sentimientos ambivalentes de Smith hacia el concepto de individualidad y hacia sus raíces culturales.
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Author: Robyn Donald

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3862958051

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Ein Tanz zum Verlieben! Seit der umschwärmte Millionär Hawke Kennedy die hübsche Melissa, Prinzessin von Illyria, auf einer Party in seinen Armen gehalten hat, träumt sie heimlich von ihm. Jetzt kreuzen sich ihre Wege in Neuseeland erneut, und in einer zärtlichen Nacht vergisst Melissa den Hof, die Etikette und jede Vorsicht: Sie lässt sich von ihrem Traumprinzen ins Königreich der Leidenschaft entführen. Doch kaum glaubt sie an das große Glück, erscheint überraschend die bildschöne Jacoba - mit der Hawke angeblich eine stürmische Affäre hat ...
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Zweiter Roman der THONGOR-Saga

Author: Lin Carter

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743821435

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 1469

Tausend Jahre lang hatte Xothun in der Verlorenen Stadt Omm regiert – ein Beherrscher geheimnisvoller Kräfte, doch selbst beherrscht von seiner Gier nach dem Blut der Menschen! Die Bewohner jener Verlorenen Stadt dienten allein dem Zweck, Xothun zu ernähren...Bis ein Abenteurer und Krieger aus dem fernen Land der Barbaren nach Omm kam: Thongor, der Schwertkämpfer – bereit, die Menschen zu befreien, eine Prinzessin zu erlösen und für sich selbst unsterblichen Ruhm zu erlangen...Dies ist nun Thongors schwerste Prüfung: Ihr Ausgang mochte ein ganzes Volk aus der Sklaverei retten – oder aber ihn selbst vernichten...THONGOR UND DIE STADT DER DRACHEN, der zweite Band der von Christian Dörge neu übersetzten Ausgabe der legendären THONGOR-Saga von Lin Carter, einem Klassiker der Fantasy-Literatur.
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Southern girls in a troubling age

Author: Susan K. Cahn

Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780674024526

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

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Sexual Reckonings is the fascinating tale of adolescent girls coming of age in the South during the most explosive decades for the region. Focusing on the period from 1920 to 1960, Susan Cahn reveals how both the life of the South and the meaning of adolescence underwent enormous political, economic, and social shifts. Those years witnessed the birth of a modern awareness of adolescence and female sexuality that clashed mightily with the white supremacist and patriarchal legacies of the old South. As youth staked its claim, the bodies and beliefs of southern girls became the battlefield for a transformed South, which was, like them, experiencing growing pains. Cahn reveals how young women, both white and black, were seen as the South's greatest hope and its greatest threat. Viewed as critical actors in every regional crisis, from the economic recession and urban migrations of the 1920s to the racial conflicts precipitated by school desegregation in the 1950s, female teenagers became the conspicuous subjects of social policy and regional imagination. All the while, these adolescents pursued their own desires and discovered their own meanings, creating cracks in the twin pillars of the Jim Crow South--"racial purity" and white male dominance--that would soon be toppled by the student-led civil rights movement. Sexual Reckonings is an amazingly intimate look at a time of deep personal exploration and profound cultural change for southern girls and for the society they inhabited, a powerful account of the clash between a society's fears and the daily lives and aspirations of its most prized, and unpredictable, population.
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Author: University of North Carolina (1793-1962). North Carolina Club

Publisher: N.A


Category: North Carolina

Page: N.A

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