Better Day Coming

Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684162

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1917

From the end of postwar Reconstruction in the South to an analysis of the rise and fall of Black Power, acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough presents a straightforward synthesis of the century-long struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in the United States. Beginning with Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching in the 1890s, Fairclough chronicles the tradition of protest that led to the formation of the NAACP, Booker T. Washington and the strategy of accommodation, Marcus Garvey and the push for black nationalism, through to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and beyond. Throughout, Fairclough presents a judicious interpretation of historical events that balances the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement against the persistence of racial and economic inequalities.

Better Day Coming

Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142001295

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7064

Traces the efforts of African Americans to achieve equality in the era following the collapse of Reconstruction to the present day, examining the key leaders, movements, and strategies.

Better Day Coming

Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 6129

Traces the efforts of African Americans to achieve equality in the era following the collapse of Reconstruction to the present day, examining the key leaders, movements, and strategies.

A Better Day Is Coming

Author: Barton Aaron Porter

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619967715

Category: Bibles

Page: 288

View: 1577

The Book of Revelation, also known as "the Apocalypse" is the most important prophetic Bible book of them all. In this particular book we find the conclusion of all things: the end of the world as we know it, the return of the Son of God, and the future of mankind as a whole. Its message prepares us for the coming storm of the Great Tribulation when the Antichrist will rule and reign for 3 years. However, the future empire of the Messiah is the most exciting part of this book where we the Redeemed will enjoy life eternally in a world without an end. So therefore, I have put together this chapter by chapter, verse by verse study of the Book of Revelation to help those who want to get the full understanding of its message. It is vital that we not only read and understand the Book of Revelation, but that we also put into practice the things we're instructed to do. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself warns us by saying: "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." (Revelation 1:3).

Better Never to Have Been

The Harm of Coming Into Existence

Author: David Benatar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199549265

Category: Philosophy

Page: 237

View: 3753

Better Never to Have Been argues for a number of related, highly provocative, views: (1) Coming into existence is always a serious harm. (2) It is always wrong to have children. (3) It is wrong not to abort foetuses at the earlier stages of gestation. (4) It would be better if, as a result of there being no new people, humanity became extinct. These views may sound unbelievable - but anyone who reads Benatar will be obliged to take them seriously.

Koba the Dread

Laughter and the Twenty Million

Author: Martin Amis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101910267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6950

A brilliant weave of personal involvement, vivid biography and political insight, Koba the Dread is the successor to Martin Amis’s award-winning memoir, Experience. Koba the Dread captures the appeal of one of the most powerful belief systems of the 20th century — one that spread through the world, both captivating it and staining it red. It addresses itself to the central lacuna of 20th-century thought: the indulgence of Communism by the intellectuals of the West. In between the personal beginnings and the personal ending, Amis gives us perhaps the best one-hundred pages ever written about Stalin: Koba the Dread, Iosif the Terrible. The author’s father, Kingsley Amis, though later reactionary in tendency, was a “Comintern dogsbody” (as he would come to put it) from 1941 to 1956. His second-closest, and then his closest friend (after the death of the poet Philip Larkin), was Robert Conquest, our leading Sovietologist whose book of 1968, The Great Terror, was second only to Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago in undermining the USSR. The present memoir explores these connections. Stalin said that the death of one person was tragic, the death of a million a mere “statistic.” Koba the Dread, during whose course the author absorbs a particular, a familial death, is a rebuttal of Stalin’s aphorism.

The Secret History of MI6

1909-1949

Author: Keith Jeffery

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443464

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 6341

The authorized history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service, drawing extensively on hitherto secret documents Britain's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only the oldest and most storied foreign intelligence unit in the world - it is also the only one to open its archives to an outside researcher. The result, in this authorized history, is an unprecedented and revelatory look at an organization that essentially created, over the course of two world wars, the modern craft of spying. Here are the true stories that inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond's novels and John le Carré George Smiley novels. Examining innovations from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking history is as engrossing as any thriller - and much more revealing. "Perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." -The Washington Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

Up from History

The Life of Booker T. Washington

Author: Robert Jefferson Norrell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674032118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

View: 3220

Focuses on Washington's efforts to help black people in the segregated South by promoting economic independence and moral character in order to integrate blacks into an American life free of exploitation and discrimination.

National Geographic 125 Years

Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries that Changed the World

Author: Mark Collins Jenkins

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426209576

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 6988

Depicts the last 125 years of history through the unforgettable images that appeared in National Geographic, from the organization's beginning as a scientific club to it's growth into other disciplines inlcuding space exploration, climatology and archaeology.

It Gets Better

Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

Author: Dan Savage,Terry Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101513408

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 8994

Every story can change a life. Watch a video Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves. After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere. It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.

Coming of Age in Mississippi

The Classic Autobiography of Growing Up Poor and Black in the Rural South

Author: Anne Moody

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307803589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3294

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties—and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidily reveals the soul of a black girl who had the courage to challenge it. The result is a touchstone work: an accurate, authoritative portrait of black family life in the rural South and a moving account of a woman's indomitable heart.

Better Days are Coming

Surviving Breast Cancer

Author: Marcy Browning

Publisher: Tips Technical Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781890586638

Category: Breast

Page: N.A

View: 9016

Marcy Browning, a single mother and a nurse, had donated, walked, and cared for women with breast cancer, but joining their ranks with an advanced diagnosis was a shock. Marcy draws on her public journal, her social media, and her private emails to illustrate the world of a patient, a mother, a friend - and ultimately a survivor. From the medical mazes and the undimming humor, to the hidden frustrations and the healing honesty between friends, Marcy's communications and reflections bring you along a life-changing journey with her. Those fighting cancer, as well as their loved ones, can relate to, learn from, and be inspired by Better Days Are Coming.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 3390

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

There's a Better Day A-Comin'

How to Find the Upside During the Down Times

Author: Ronda Rich

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762447524

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8434

In a time when all the news seems bad, people are searching for a little dose of hope. For those in the thick of troubling times, Ronda Rich offers heaping helpings of comfort and sound advice in There's A Better Day A-Comin'. Here Rich shares stories of courage, spunk, and perseverance that she has either witnessed or (as in the case of Paula Deen and race car champion Dale Earnhardt), learned in conversation with them as they personally told their stories of dark times that turned brighter than their wildest imaginations. Rich knows that there is incredible power in stories, especially those that are true and have strong, wise lessons to impart. Incorporating her Southern storytelling style and vernacular, There's A Better Day A-Comin' is a collection of Rich's feel-good true stories that folks can use for inspiration and encouragement.

Listening Is an Act of Love

A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3941

As heard on NPR, a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps' collection, creating a moving portrait of American life. The voices here connect us to real people and their lives--to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage, and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and misdeeds. To read this book is to be reminded of how rich and varied the American storybook truly is, how resistant to easy categorization or stereotype. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth. Dave Isay's newest book, Callings, is now available from Penguin Press.

The Eyes on the Prize

Civil Rights Reader : Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990

Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505403

Category: Political Science

Page: 764

View: 428

Examines the background of the Civil Rights movement

We Ain't what We Ought to be

The Black Freedom Struggle from Emancipation to Obama

Author: Stephen G. N. Tuck

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036260

Category: Political Science

Page: 494

View: 8529

Chronicles the struggles for African American freedoms and equality from the end of the Civil War to the current day, focusing on the achievements of grassroots activists and national leaders alike.

American Sphinx

Author: Joseph J. Ellis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375727467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 769

Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.

Better Ethics Now

How to Avoid the Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming

Author: Christopher Bauer

Publisher: Aab-Hill Business Books

ISBN: 9780976586326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 4184

This book will help managers, executives and front-line workers reduce their risk of ethics violations by providing real-world tools to prevent ethics problems.

The Quest

Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Author: Daniel Yergin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101563702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 6738

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.