The Underground Railroad in Bucks County, Pa.: An Address Delivered Before the Bucks County Historical Society, January 18,1898
Author: Edward Hicks Magill,Bucks County Historical Society
Publisher: Andesite Press
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The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover
Author: Linda Wolfe
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: True Crime
From acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe, a spellbinding true tale of nineteenth-century sex, scandal, and cold-blooded murder In 1831 Lucretia Winslow Chapman was a wife and mother of five who had founded one of Philadelphia’s first boarding schools for girls. But her comfortable life and marriage to prominent local scientist William Chapman changed forever the night Lino Espos y Mina appeared at their door, requesting lodging. It wasn’t long before the Cuban con artist had entrenched himself in the Chapman home and begun an illicit affair with Lucretia. A little over a month later, William Chapman was dead from a lethal dose of poison. Lino and Lucretia were eventually arrested and charged with murder—and the double trial of the century began. Wolfe skillfully weaves court transcripts, love letters, and period recollections into an edge-of-your-seat historical thriller about the crime that rocked pre–Civil War America. With its shocking verdicts that raised troubling questions about sexism and racism, this mesmerizing true-crime tale still resonates nearly two hundred years later.
Author: Creation Liberty Evangelism,Christopher J.E. Johnson
Publisher: Creation Liberty Evangelism
Helping Christians understand a Biblical work ethic.
Author: Anastasia Shmaryan
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Flora Whitmore, a beautiful intelligent Connecticut university student, who lives with her family in New Haven. She seems to have it all: a promising medical career and a bright future. She meets a co-student, Mbeki, and falls in love with him. Despite the Whitmore are against her relationship with him, Flora has married Mbeki. A new husband who takes her to his native Africa to start a new life. Without warning, the man of her dreams turns into the worst nightmare - he sells her as a slave to settle a family debt. Beaten and raped by a new, brutal master Meneliki - Flora is traded on the slave market, and ends up on a ship - captured by the Somali pirates. Flora fights for her freedom against Abdullahi and those pirates with the help of a fellow captive, a French doctor Jean-Luc Cartier, with whom she discovers true love as they struggle to stay alive.
The Many Reasons to Uplift and Celebrate Our Uniqueness in the Universe
Author: Mr. Michael; Ms. C
Category: Social Science
In the beginning, when God created the black man, He gave all his wisdom to his first creations without boundaries and fears. Unfortunately, for far too long, black men have been portrayed negatively in our society and by the daily rhetoric that surrounds us. In their comprehensive study compiled with facts, stories, and historical experiences, husband and wife team Mr. Michael and Ms. C illustrate to all black men that they should no longer feel degraded, but instead be bursting with pride about their heritage. Beginning with essays on life in Africa and the movement of the black man to the United States, Mr. Michael and Ms. C transition into issues concerning the contemporary African American community, providing a glimpse into the truth they hope will help black men gain a clearer vision of their race, others, and our planet. By encouraging black men to face racial hatred and demand respect, Mr. Michael and Ms. C lay a foundation intended to help all black men find the purpose of their existence. Also included are biographies of famous black men who overcame obstacles and changed the world. Why I Am So Proud to Be a Black Man shares the knowledge that can open the eyes, minds, and hearts of the African American community, enabling all to embrace God’s first, primal purpose.
The Making of Modern Immaturity
Author: Gary Cross
Publisher: Columbia University Press
When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He argues that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, and he concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood.
Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Read about St. Patrick's Day history, traditions, and celebrations"--
Author: Hanif Zaveri
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
This Is The Rags To Riches Story Of Bollywood`S Superstar Comedian.
Author: Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.,Deleso A. Alford
Category: Social Science
This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works
Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
Author: Catherine Adams,Elizabeth H. Pleck
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
They baked New England's Thanksgiving pies, preached their faith to crowds of worshippers, spied for the patriots during the Revolution, wrote that human bondage was a sin, and demanded reparations for slavery. Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions. Hidden behind the banner of achieving freedom was the assumption that freedom meant affirming black manhood The struggle for freedom in New England was different for men than for women. Black men in colonial and revolutionary New England were struggling for freedom from slavery and for the right to patriarchal control of their own families. Women had more complicated desires, seeking protection and support in a male headed household while also wanting personal liberty. Eventually women who were former slaves began to fight for dignity and respect for womanhood and access to schooling for black children.
Author: Aaron Shepard
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
Paul Rasmussen is a young ethnographer and academic recovering from prostate cancer. Broken, he retreats to the remote forests and towns of the Immitoin Valley. As an outsider, he discovers how difficult it is to know a place, let alone become a part of it. Then, a drowned man and a series of encounters with the locals force him to confront the valley�â��s troubled past and his own uncertain future. As Paul turns his attention to the families displaced forty years earlier by the flooding of the valley to create a hydroelectric dam, his desire to reinvent himself runs up against the bitter emotions and mysterious connections that linger in the community in the aftermath of the flood. An original debut novel that is meditative, raw, and exuberant in tone, Aaron Shepard�â��s When is a Man offers a fresh perspective on landscape and masculinity.
Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
Author: Henry Wiencek
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?
Personal Narratives from a Swahili Village
Author: Pat Caplan
Category: Social Science
African Voices, African Lives explores the world of 'Mohammed', a swahili peasant living on Mafia Island, Tanzania. Through his own words - some written, some spoken - and those of his relatives, including his ex-wife and one of his daughters, he enables us to see the world through his eyes, including the invisisble world of spirits which plays a significant role in his life. This information is gathered by Pat Caplan, the anthropologist, over almost three decades of talking and writing to each other. She acts not only as translator and editor, but also as interpreter, bringing in her own knowledge gathered from field data as well as comparative material from other anthropological work. By utilising a mixture of styles - narrative and life history, ethnographic observation, and the diary kept by Mohammed at the anthropologist's bequest, African Voices African Lives will make an important contribution to current debates in anthropology by grappling with issues raised by 'personal narratives', authorial authority, and with refexivity.