The Path To The Greater Freer Truer World

Author: Lindsey R. Swindall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813049922
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The Path To The Greater Freer Truer World from the Author: Lindsey R. Swindall. Swindall closely examines the work of two organizations, the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1949) and the Council on African Affairs (1937-1955), which employed a global, Pan-African perspective and were part of the mid-twentieth century efforts to address race and labor issues from a leftist view.

Documentary History Of The Modern Civil Rights Movement

Author: Peter B. Levy
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN:
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Documentary History Of The Modern Civil Rights Movement from the Author: Peter B. Levy. This book traces the story of the civil rights movement through the written and spoken words of those who participated in it. It includes both classic texts, such as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and lesser-known gems, such as Robert Moses' "Letter from a Mississippi Jail Cell" and James Lawson's address to SNCC's 1960 founding meeting. Drawing on research by recent scholars, the volume emphasizes the role that ordinary people played in the struggle for freedom and equality and also displays the breadth of the civil rights movement. It contains documents written by members of all the well-known civil rights organizations: SCLC, NAACP, SNCC, CORE, and the Black Panther Party. It includes pieces written by independent and relatively unknown figures, such as Jo Ann Gibson Robinson and Sheyann Webb. In addition, it includes documents demonstrating the ferocity of white resistance to black equality, such as George Wallace's 1963 "Inaugural Address." The book fills a void, providing a balanced single-volume reader on the civil rights movement. It will be valuable to all those interested in Afro-American history, race relations, the 1960s, and recent United States history.

Faith Path Workbook

Author: Mark Mittelberg
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 143476513X
Size: 22.17 MB
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Faith Path Workbook from the Author: Mark Mittelberg. Based on Mark Mittelberg's book Choosing Your Faith, this eight-lesson workbook and DVD will revolutionize the way Christians engage others in spiritual conversations. Many Christians cringe at the thought of talking with non-Christians about faith. But one important thing any Christian can do is understand their friends listen to them and consider how they think. Then it becomes possible to truly communicate God's truth. The eight-lesson Faith Pathworkbook is designed to be used in a group with the Faith PathDVD, and builds on Mittelberg's sensible, evenhanded approach to evangelism. DVD segments include teaching from Mittelberg, as well as short interviews with fascinating people talking about the faith paths they were on before they came to Christ. Approaches such as relativism, traditionalism, mysticism, authoritarianism, and others are explored. Interviews seen on the DVD are then discussed in a thought-provoking, enjoyable group format, as well as in workbook entries.

Britain Southeast Asia And The Impact Of The Korean War

Author: Nicholas Tarling
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971693152
Size: 39.79 MB
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Britain Southeast Asia And The Impact Of The Korean War from the Author: Nicholas Tarling. A sequel to the author's Britain, Southeast Asia and the Onset of the Pacific War (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Britain, Southeast Asia and the Onset of the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 1998), this book discusses Britain's policy towards Southeast Asia in the period 1950-55, when it was crucially affected by the struggle in Korea. The phases in that struggle - briefly described and placed in a world context - provide a context for discussing Britain's relations with Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, and Indochina. Covering the dispute over West New Guinea and the Chinese Nationalist incursion into Burma, the book gives a full account of the Geneva conference 50 years ago, which reached a settlement in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and of the creation of the SEATO alliance. The focus of the work is on British policy, and it is largely based on a study of British official records.

Some Write To The Future

Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822312697
Size: 54.30 MB
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Some Write To The Future from the Author: Ariel Dorfman. Formerly exiled Chilean author Ariel Dorfman, one of Latin America's greatest writers and a major literary figure of the twentieth century, is known for such critically acclaimed works as the novel Widows and the play Death and the Maiden. A master of various literary forms, this collection draws together Dorfman's critical essays on contemporary Latin American writing. Spanning more than twenty years and arranged in chronological order, each essay is devoted to a single author—Miguel Angel Asturias, Jorge Luis Borges, José Maria Arguedas, Alejo Carpentier, Gabrial Garcia Márquez, Roa Bastos—and one final essay looks at the "testimonial" or concentration camp literature from Chile. Praise for Ariel Dorfman “One of the most important voices coming out of Latin America.”—Salman Rushdie “A remarkable writer . . . writing out of a very different cultural perspective from comfortable American readers.”—Digby Diehl, Los Angeles Herald Examiner “One of the six greatest Latin American novelists.”—Jacobo Timmerman, Newsweek

John Maynard Keynes

Author: Vincent Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415567696
Size: 61.18 MB
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John Maynard Keynes from the Author: Vincent Barnett. John Maynard Keynes is arguably the most important and influential economist of the twentieth century, and stands alongside Adam Smith and Karl Marx as one of the most famous economic thinkers of all time. Keynesâe(tm)s radical reassessment of the accepted principles of economics led to new ways of thinking about how to deal with financial crises and economic depressions, and encouraged governments to increase levels of state investment to create economic growth. This historical biography shows how Keynes was more than an academic theorist and how his policy proposals had a significant impact on the economic and financial architecture of many Western countries from the 1920s onward, and on the post-war international financial system. It also tells the story of his colourful private life - Keynes was an active member of the Bloomsbury group of artists and intellectuals, he entertained various âe~secretâe(tm) male lovers in his youth, he married a famous Russian ballerina in 1925 and he was also an astute collector of fine art and antiquarian books. Vincent Barnett emphasizes the relationship between the personal and professional by presenting the book chapters in pairs, examining first the central features of Keynesâe(tm)s life, personal development and policy ideas over the period in question, and then the theoretical content of his major writings from the same period. Barnett argues controversially that allowing psychology a much greater role within economics was a main but often-neglected feature of The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, and that Keynesâe(tm)s policy writings were more concerned with the Britainâe(tm)s national interest than is sometimes recognised. The result is a concise new biography that is both intellectually rigorous and easily accessible to students and anyone else seeking to understand the life and work of Englandâe~s foremost economist.