'This book is valuable in many areas. It is a good sourcebook for the Harlem Renaissance period. It is excellent for teaching purposes because of the extensive notes and bibliography.' -American Literature
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013, held in Istanbul Turkey, in October 2013. The 73 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes, 9 invited papers and four doctoral papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on overview and research; policies and strategies; theoretical framework; related concepts; citizenship and digital divide; disadvantaged groups; information literacy for the workplace and daily life; information literacy in Europe; different approaches to information literacy; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy instruction; assessment of information literacy; information literacy and K-12; information literacy and higher education; information literacy skills of LIS students; librarians, libraries and ethics.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Industrial Electronics Society,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,University of the Americas. Electronics Dept,Universidad de las Américas. Electronics Engineering Department (Puebla, México).
Author: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Industrial Electronics Society,Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,University of the Americas. Electronics Dept,Universidad de las Américas. Electronics Engineering Department (Puebla, México).
For Sarah Hawke, daughter of an impoverished miner, life offered little beyond the grime of Glasgow in the 1890s and the eternal drudgery of back-breaking work. Until a mysterious stranger entered her life. A stranger who turned out to be her real father - and the owner of a vast and prosperous shipping empire. Catapulted into a world of luxury, of servants and stately homes, Sarah begins a new and glittering life. As sole heiress to a fortune, she has much to gain - and everything to lose. For she takes over the business, and with it the risks and rivalry, deceit and intrigue - and the prospect of undying love . . . From Scotland to Paris, from Jamaica to South Africa, Sarah charms - and fights - her way to success against all odds. For she is dealing in a man's world, where the only way to succeed is to be a most determined woman. Praise for Emma Blair: 'An engaging novel and the characters are endearing - a good holiday read' Historical Novels Review 'All the tragedy and passion you could hope for . . . Brilliant' The Bookseller 'Romantic fiction pure and simple and the best sort - direct, warm and hugely readable. Women's fiction at an excellent level' Publishing News 'Emma Blair explores the complex and difficult nature of human emotions in this passionately written novel' Edinburgh Evening News 'Entertaining romantic fiction' Historical Novels Review '[Emma Blair] is well worth recommending' The Bookseller
Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature
Author: Ayesha K. Hardison
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Writing through Jane Crow, Ayesha Hardison examines African American literature and its representation of black women during the pivotal but frequently overlooked decades of the 1940s and 1950s. At the height of Jim Crow racial segregation—a time of transition between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movement and between World War II and the modern civil rights movement—black writers also addressed the effects of "Jane Crow," the interconnected racial, gender, and sexual oppression that black women experienced. Hardison maps the contours of this literary moment with the understudied works of well-known writers like Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, Ann Petry, and Richard Wright as well as the writings of neglected figures like Curtis Lucas, Pauli Murray, and Era Bell Thompson. By shifting her focus from the canonical works of male writers who dominated the period, the author recovers the work of black women writers. Hardison shows how their texts anticipated the renaissance of black women’s writing in later decades and initiates new conversations on the representation of women in texts by black male writers. She draws on a rich collection of memoirs, music, etiquette guides, and comics to further reveal the texture and tensions of the era. A 2014 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
Based on a true story from the authors family history, Jarrettsville begins in 1869, just after Martha Jane Cairnes has shot and killed her fiance, Nicholas McComas, in front of his Union cavalry militia as they were celebrating the anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. To find out why she murdered him, the story steps back to 1865, six days after the surrender, when President Lincoln has just been killed by John Wilkes Booth. Booth belongs to the same Rebel militia as Marthas hot-headed brother Richard, who has gone missing along with Booth. Martha is loyal to her brother but in love with Nicholas McComas, a local hero of the Union cause, and their affair is fraught with echoes of the bloody conflict just ended. The story is set in Northern Maryland, six miles below the Mason-Dixon line, where brothers literally fought on opposing sides, and former slave-owners live next door to abolitionists and freed men. Such tension proves key to Marthas motives in killing the man she loves, and why — astonishingly — she is soon acquitted by a jury of her peers, despite more than fifty eyewitnesses to the crime.
How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men After the First World War
Author: Virginia Nicholson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Almost three-quarters of a million British soldiers lost their lives during the First World War, and many more were incapacitated by their wounds, leaving behind a generation of women who, raised to see marriage as "the crown and joy of woman's life," suddenly discovered that they were left without an escort to life's great feast. Drawing upon a wealth of moving memoirs, Singled Out tells the inspiring stories of these women: the student weeping for a lost world as the Armistice bells pealed, the socialite who dedicated her life to resurrecting the ancient past after her soldier love was killed, the Bradford mill girl whose campaign to better the lot of the "War spinsters" was to make her a public figure--and many others who, deprived of their traditional roles, reinvented themselves into something better. Tracing their fates, Nicholson shows that these women did indeed harbor secret sadness, and many of them yearned for the comforts forever denied them--physical intimacy, the closeness of a loving relationship, and children. Some just endured, but others challenged the conventions, fought the system, and found fulfillment outside of marriage. From the mill-girl turned activist to the debutante turned archeologist, from the first woman stockbroker to the "business girls" and the Miss Jean Brodies, this book memorializes a generation of young women who were forced, by four of the bloodiest years in human history, to stop depending on men for their income, their identity, and their future happiness. Indeed, Singled Out pays homage to this remarkable generation of women who, changed by war, in turn would change society.
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society,Politechnika Warszawska,IEEE Power Electronics Society
proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw University of Technology, June 17-20, 1996
Author: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society,Politechnika Warszawska,IEEE Power Electronics Society
Category: Technology & Engineering
For engineers and managers interested in learning more about the electric power environment that computers operate in and how to harden them against voltage sags and short power interruptions; the leading causes for shutdown. You will learn how to take the sensitive out of the phrase sensitive electronic equipment. Publications such as the IEEE Emerald Book along with FIPS Publication 94 explain what happens to sensitive electronic equipment following power quality variations and what to do about it. What they do not cover is an explanation of WHY the equipment reacts as it does. This is a common failing of power quality courses offered today, but not with this course.
This is an affectionate and humorous look at the life of the small North-East farmer through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is full of folk wisdom and anecdotes from the people who made that farming community the prosperous thing it became from Nature's rather meagre bounty. Part social history, part family biography, we trace the history of the farm and it's farmers from 1837, when the author's great, great grandfather arrived, through six generations to the present day. It is the story of a time forgotten, of an evolution in farming techniques and attitudes and of a family living and growing through it all.
Author: W. Clay Richardson,Donald Avondolio,Joe Vitale,Peter Len,Kevin T. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
What is this book about? Open source technology enables you to build customizedenterprise portal frameworks with more flexibility and fewerlimitations. This book explains the fundamentals of a powerful setof open source tools and shows you how to use them. An outstanding team of authors provides a complete tutorial andreference guide to Java Portlet API, Lucene, James, and Slide,taking you step-by-step through constructing and deploying portalapplications. You trace the anatomy of a search engine andunderstand the Lucene query syntax, set up Apache Jamesconfiguration for a variety of servers, explore object torelational mapping concepts with Jakarta OJB, and acquire manyother skills necessary to create J2EE portals uniquely suited tothe needs of your organization. Loaded with code-intensive examples of portal applications, thisbook offers you the know-how to free your development process fromthe restrictions of pre-packaged solutions. What does this book cover? Here's what you will learn in this book: How to evaluate business requirements and plan the portal How to develop an effective browser environment How to provide a search engine, messaging, database inquiry,and content management services in an integrated portalapplication How to develop Web services for the portal How to monitor, test, and administer the portal How to create portlet applications compliant with the JavaPortlet API How to reduce the possibility of errors while managing theportal to accommodate change How to plan for the next generation application portal Who is this book for? This book is for professional Java developers who have someexperience in portal development and want to take advantage of theoptions offered by open source tools.
Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, UDLA, December 4-8, 2000, Universidad de Las Américas-Puebla, Cholula, Puebla, México
Publisher: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
Category: Technology & Engineering
These papers are the proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2000. They explore: computational intelligence power electronics, mechatronics, signal processing and system control, factory automation, and emerging technology.
CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Configuration and Troubleshooting Practice Labs Bundle presents you with three full configuration lab scenarios and two full troubleshooting lab scenarios in exam style format to echo the real CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 lab exam. This publication gives you the opportunity to put into practice your own extensive theoretical knowledge of subjects to find out how they interact with each other on a larger complex scale. ¿ An "Ask the Proctor" section list of questions for each section helps provide clarity and maintain direction to ensure that you do not give up and check the answers directly if you find a task too challenging. After each lab, this eBook lets you compare configurations and routing tables with the required answers. You also can run through a lab debrief, view configurations, and cut and paste configs into your own lab equipment for testing and verification. The point scoring for each question lets you know whether you passed or failed each lab. ¿ This extensive set of practice labs that sells for hundreds of dollars elsewhere helps you make sure you are fully prepared for the grueling CCIE Routing and Switching lab exam experience. ¿ This ebook 'bundle' contains the complete text of two ebooks - Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Configuration Practice Labs and Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Troubleshooting Practice Labs.