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The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935

By: Anderson, James D.

Price: $48.17

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1988-09-09

Seller ID: 9780807842218


James Anderson critically reinterprets the history of southern black education from Reconstruction to the Great Depression. By placing black schooling within a political, cultural, and economic context, he offers fresh insights into black commitment to education, the peculiar significance of Tuskegee Institute, and the conflicting goals of various philanthropic groups, among other matters. Initially, ex-slaves attempted to create an educational system that would support ... View more info

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Necropolis: London and Its Dead

By: Arnold, Catharine

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK: 2007-06-04

Seller ID: 9781416502487


London is a city literally built upon its dead: the Houses of Parliament sit on the edge of a former plague pit, and subway tunnels were driven through forgotten catacombs thick with bones. Utilizing archaeology, anthropology, anecdote, and history, this gloriously macabre tour explores the presence of death in Londoners' lives and the changes in burial rites through two millennia of English history. The city's greatest disasters--including the Great Fire and the Black P... View more info

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Effective Communication Techniques for Child Care

By: Arnold, Mary E.

Price: $35.91

Publisher: Cengage Learning: 2004-07-22

Seller ID: 9781401856830


This text is an exemplary communication instruction manual for the entire spectrum of child care professionals, from directors and owners to teachers and other staff. Students will learn how to make the most of staff meetings and ensure that the lines of communication remain open between the center management and staff. The text also includes a step-by-step plan for designing family friendly newsletters, handouts and other forms of written communication--all aimed at imp... View more info

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Rendezvous Reader

By: Barclay, Donald A; Maguire, James H.; Wild, Peter

Price: $21.57

Publisher: University of Utah Press: 1997-06-18

Seller ID: 9780874805390


The early plans for Mount Rushmore called for blasting heroic likenesses of mountain men--Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, and John Colter---into the solid mountain granite of South Dakota. Readers of this colorful volume will see the heroics and the brutally rugged individualism that made these fur trappers candidates for legend and infamy. The accounts of the mountain men are spun from the experiences of a nation moving westward: a trapper returns from the dead; hunters... View more info

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Something to Declare: Essays on France and French Culture

By: Barnes, Julian

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Vintage: 2003-09-09

Seller ID: 9781400030873


Anyone who loves France (or just feels strongly about it), or has succumbed to the spell of Julian Barnes's previous books, will be enraptured by this collection of essays on the country and its culture. Barnes's appreciation extends from France's vanishing peasantry to its hyper-literate pop singers, from the gleeful iconoclasm of "nouvelle vague" cinema to the orgy of drugs and suffering that is the Tour de France. Above all, Barnes is an unparalleled connoisseur o... View more info

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Rape and Sexual Power in Early America

By: Block, Sharon

Price: $38.67

Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press: 2006-09-04

Seller ID: 9780807857618


In a comprehensive examination of rape and its prosecution in British America between 1700 and 1820, Sharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual power on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society was based.Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implications of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundreds more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources... View more info

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Story of the Acadians, The

By: Boudreau, Amy

Price: $3.93

Publisher: Pelican Publishing: 1971-01-31

Seller ID: 9780911116304


"The poem written by Miss Amy Boudreau is a timely and appropriate hommage to the French ancestors of the Acadian people of Louisiana." -Guy Guoniam de Schompre, Consul General of France This poem, originally written and published in 1955, and now in its seventh printing, tells the story of the Acadians who helped found the government and culture of Louisiana. It tells of the suffering the Acadians had to go through to forge an existence in Louisiana, and the unfailing c... View more info

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Everyday Opportunities for Extraordinary Parenting: Simple Ways to Make a Difference in Your Child's Life

By: Conner, Bobbi

Price: $18.92

Publisher: Sourcebooks: 2000-11-01

Seller ID: 9781570716256


Every parent can take advantage of everyday opportunities to help a child grow and thrive. Filled with thoughtful advice and easy-to-use ideas, Everyday Opportunities for Extraordinary Parenting gives parents practical tools and creative tips for guiding kids through a happy, healthy childhood. Nationally recognized parenting expert Bobbi Conner helps parents understand the emotional, intellectual, physical and social context of their children's actions, then offers ... View more info

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The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: A Historical Analysis of the Failure of Black Leadership (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Cruse, Harold; Crouch, Stanley [Introduction]

Price: $23.37

Publisher: NYRB Classics: 2005-06-30

Seller ID: 9781590171356


Published in 1967, as the early triumphs of the Civil Rights movement yielded to increasing frustration and violence, "The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual "electrified a generation of activists and intellectuals. The product of a lifetime of struggle and reflection, Cruse's book is a singular amalgam of cultural history, passionate disputation, and deeply considered analysis of the relationship between American blacks and American society. Reviewing black intellectual l... View more info

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British Chimney Sweeps: Five Centuries of Chimney Sweeping

By: Cullingford, Benita

Price: $16.20

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books: 2001-04-17

Seller ID: 9781566633451


Our picture of a chimney sweep is often Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. This meticulously researched examination shows a different side to this hazardous trade. The art and science of chimney sweeping are examined in detail for the first time in this lively and fascinating book. From the development of chimneys in the twelfth century, replacing the open cooking fire in a smoke-filled room with a plain hole in the roof, to the patenting of mechanical devices in the late ni... View more info

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A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry (The Middle Ages Series)

By: de Charny, Geoffroi; Kennedy, Elspeth [Translator]; Kaeuper, Richard W. [Introduction];

Price: $26.10

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press: 2005-05-12

Seller ID: 9780812219098


On the great influence of a valiant lord: "The companions, who see that good warriors are honored by the great lords for their prowess, become more determined to attain this level of prowess."On the lady who sees her knight honored: "All of this makes the noble lady rejoice greatly within herself at the fact that she has set her mind and heart on loving and helping to make such a good knight or good man-at-arms."On the worthiest amusements: "The best pastime of all is... View more info

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Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Price: $18.93

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks: 2007-12-26

Seller ID: 9780805057249


"Fascinating . . . An admirably lucid, level-headed history of outbreaks of joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead."--Terry Eagleton, "The Nation""" Widely praised as "impressive" (The Washington Post Book World), "ambitious" (The Wall Street Journal), and "alluring" (The Los Angeles Times), Dancing in the Streets explores a human impulse that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in reve... View more info

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This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

By: Elizabeth Warren

Price: $15.99

Publisher: USA, Metropolitan Books: 2017

Seller ID: 9781250120618


The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book tha... View more info

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Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (The Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

By: Faust, Drew Gilpin

Price: $45.02

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 2004-10-25

Seller ID: 9780807855737


When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain. Faust chronicles the clash of th... View more info

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Organised Crime in Europe: Concepts, Patterns and Control Policies in the European Union and Beyond (Studies of Organized Crime)

By: Fijnaut, Cyrille [Editor]; Paoli, Letizia [Editor];

Price: $804.24

Publisher: Springer: 2005-08-08

Seller ID: 9781402026157


At the beginning of the 21st century organised crime has become a hot topic in public debate and on political agendas throughout Europe. To control organised crime, far-reaching legal and institutional reforms have been passed in all European states and ad hoc instruments have been adopted by all major international organisations. Despite its great media success and the flurry of national and international initiatives on the subject, comparative research has so far be... View more info

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Diverse Teams at Work: Capitalizing on the Power of Diversity

By: Gardenswartz, Lee; Rowe, Anita

Price: $53.75

Publisher: Society For Human Resource Management: 2003-04-01

Seller ID: 9781586440367


Strategies for making differences in work teams an asset, not a liability are provided in this practical guide. Team members are helped to understand and make the most of their differences and to overcome barriers to achievement that are sometimes the result of diversity. More than 50 worksheets provide teams, team leaders, trainers, and consultants with processes, guidance, and tools to learn how to diversify groups while building relationships. An appendix provides an ... View more info

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By: Gladwell, Malcolm; Author [Reader]

Price: $21.75

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 2005-01-01

Seller ID: 9781586217457


This celebrated New York Times bestseller -- now poised to reach an even wider audience in paperback -- is a book that is changing the way Americans think about selling products and disseminating ideas. View more info

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Navajo Coyote Tales: The Curly Tó Aheedlíinii Version (American Tribal Religions)

By: Haile O. F. M., Father Berard; Luckert, Karl W. [Editor]; Luckert, Karl W. [Introduction];

Price: $14.42

Publisher: Bison Books: 1984-11-01

Seller ID: 9780803272224


Coyote is easily the most popular character in the stories of Indian tribes from Canada to Mexico. This volume contains seventeen coyote tales collected and translated by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M., more than half a century ago. The original Navajo transcriptions are included, along with notes. The tales show Coyote as a warrior, a shaman, a trickster; a lecher, a thief; a sacrificial victim, and always as the indomitable force of life. He is the paradoxical hero and sc... View more info

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A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia Audio CD

By: Hannes Wessels,Jack Chekijian

Price: $29.69

Publisher: USA, Tantor Audio: 2017

Seller ID: 9781541410145


It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbri... View more info

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The Secret Order of Assassins: The Struggle of the Early Nizari Ismai'lis Against the Islamic World

By: Hodgson, Marshall G. S.

Price: $35.60

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press: 2005-03-08

Seller ID: 9780812219166


The sect known as "the Assassins," a corruption of an Arabic word that means hashish smoker, is familiar to the West as a mystical cult of killers led by the "Man in the Mountain" encountered by the Crusaders. But it was not defeat at the hands of Christians that ended more than a century of Assassin rule; it was the massive and brutal invasion of Mongols from the East who conquered Assassin strong points and mountain fortifications one by one, crushing nearly all tra... View more info