Closer to Freedom

Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South: Easyread Edition

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Author: Stephanie M. H. Camp

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442995130

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in the Old South, Stephanie M.H. Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, especially, enslaved women. In her investigation of the movement of bodies, objects, and information, she extends our recognition of slave resistance into new arenas and reveals an important and hidden culture of opposition. Camp discusses the multiple dimensions to acts of resistance that might otherwise appear to be little more than fits of temper. She brings new depth to our understanding of the lives of enslaved women, whose bodies and homes were inevitably political arenas. Through Camp's insight, truancy becomes an act of pursuing personal privacy. Illegal parties (''frolics'') become an expression of bodily freedom. And bondwomen who acquired printed abolitionist materials and posted them on the walls of their slave cabins (even if they could not read them) become the subtle agitators who inspire more overt acts. The culture of opposition created by enslaved women's everyday resistance helped foment and sustain the more visible resistance of men in the individual act of running away and in the collective action of slave revolts. Ultimately, Camp argues, the Civil War years saw revolutionary change that had been in the making for decades. ''Sensitive, bold, and imaginative, Closer to Freedom is the first book to place black women at the center of everyday resistance to bondage.'' DOUGLES R. EGERTON Le Moyne College ''This book skillfully brings into view clandestine pocketsephemeral but resilientin which enslaved women, in particular, struggled to sustain a rival geography' in which powers of mastery could be held at bay.

The Peninsula Campaign and the Necessity of Emancipation

African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

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Author: Glenn David Brasher

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807882526

Category: History

Page: 296

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In the Peninsula Campaign of spring 1862, Union general George B. McClellan failed in his plan to capture the Confederate capital and bring a quick end to the conflict. But the campaign saw something new in the war--the participation of African Americans in ways that were critical to the Union offensive. Ultimately, that participation influenced Lincoln's decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation at the end of that year. Glenn David Brasher's unique narrative history delves into African American involvement in this pivotal military event, demonstrating that blacks contributed essential manpower and provided intelligence that shaped the campaign's military tactics and strategy and that their activities helped to convince many Northerners that emancipation was a military necessity. Drawing on the voices of Northern soldiers, civilians, politicians, and abolitionists as well as Southern soldiers, slaveholders, and the enslaved, Brasher focuses on the slaves themselves, whose actions showed that they understood from the outset that the war was about their freedom. As Brasher convincingly shows, the Peninsula Campaign was more important in affecting the decision for emancipation than the Battle of Antietam.

Doctoring Freedom

The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

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Author: Gretchen Long

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837393

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before emancipation, African Americans recognized that control of their bodies was a critical battleground in their struggle for autonomy, and they devised strategies to retain at least some of that control. In Doctoring Freedom, Gretchen Long tells the stories of African Americans who fought for access to both medical care and medical education, showing the important relationship between medical practice and political identity. Working closely with antebellum medical journals, planters' diaries, agricultural publications, letters from wounded African American soldiers, WPA narratives, and military and Freedmen's Bureau reports, Long traces African Americans' political acts to secure medical care: their organizing mutual-aid societies, their petitions to the federal government, and, as a last resort, their founding of their own medical schools, hospitals, and professional organizations. She also illuminates work of the earliest generation of black physicians, whose adult lives spanned both slavery and freedom. For African Americans, Long argues, claiming rights as both patients and practitioners was a political and highly charged act in both slavery and emancipation.

Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas

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Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883076

Category: History

Page: 864

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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

Sick from Freedom

African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

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Author: Jim Downs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911541

Category: History

Page: 280

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Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of freed people. In Sick from Freedom, Downs recovers the untold story of one of the bitterest ironies in American history--that the emancipation of the slaves, seen as one of the great turning points in U.S. history, had devastating consequences for innumerable freed people. Drawing on massive new research into the records of the Medical Division of the Freedmen's Bureau-a nascent national health system that cared for more than one million freed slaves-he shows how the collapse of the plantation economy released a plague of lethal diseases. With emancipation, African Americans seized the chance to move, migrating as never before. But in their journey to freedom, they also encountered yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, and exposure. To address this crisis, the Medical Division hired more than 120 physicians, establishing some forty underfinanced and understaffed hospitals scattered throughout the South, largely in response to medical emergencies. Downs shows that the goal of the Medical Division was to promote a healthy workforce, an aim which often excluded a wide range of freedpeople, including women, the elderly, the physically disabled, and children. Downs concludes by tracing how the Reconstruction policy was then implemented in the American West, where it was disastrously applied to Native Americans. The widespread medical calamity sparked by emancipation is an overlooked episode of the Civil War and its aftermath, poignantly revealed in Sick from Freedom.

Going Full Circle

My Fight Against Guillain Barre Syndrome

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Author: Phillip Taylor

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425125409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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An-ex-soldier, turned carer and very capable... two days later totally incapable and having to be cared for. My frank and honest story of the rare and devastating neurological condition that is known as Guillain Barre Syndrome.

Ella's Book

The Blessed Quest

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Author: Ella June Whittaker Wolf

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479736295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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A five-year-old Meckling, South Dakota, farm girl climbs up on the chair next to her mother. The church organ is playing a hymn and she begins to sing at the top of her lungs. Heads started turning and smiles broke out all around. This young girl grew up listening to great music and wonderful singing. She also loved to watch and listen to the birds sing their special songs. A dream was born to her to sing beautiful music also. This dream revealed her on-stage, singing the lead role in an opera with full orchestral accompaniment and costumes. This spectacle was surely unusual for one, who had never seen an opera performed. Young Ella June embarked on a blessed quest to reach her dream of singing opera in New York City. Ellas Book: The Blessed Quest describes her journey under Gods faithful blessing to be with us through it all.

Wheeler's Choice

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Author: Jerry Buck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590773373

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Ben Wheeler learned his law in a Yankee prison, but he learned to be a gunman on the Chisholm Trail. In prison he met the lovely Quaker nurse Abigail Carter, who agrees to become Wheeler’s bride when he is paroled after the Confederate surrender. At the urging of his mentor, Angus Finlay, the couple moves to San Miguel, Texas, and stake out a small claim. But then a blaze of bullets takes away his bride in a bank holdup, and Wheeler vows to find her killers. He signs on as a trail hand on Finlay’s cattle drive up the Chisholm Trail, pursuing justice frontier-style.

African Girl

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Author: R. R. Pravin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434395812

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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The vampire Viktor Savage has been acquitted of murder, but that hasn't stopped him from taking revenge against the two men responsible for his incarceration... Brady Rizzatto and Jake Donovan. In an attempt to escape the crosshairs, Station 12's finest choose to bring the fight to Savage. However, tracking the vampire doesn't prove easy, as danger lurks at every turn. Brady and Jake are forced into a game of cat-and-mouse with Savage's cohorts, and in a stunning turn of events, Brady is brought face to face with his deadliest enemy.

Freedom on My Mind, Volume 2

A History of African Americans, with Documents

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Author: Deborah Gray White,Mia Bay,Waldo E. Martin

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 592

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Award-winning scholars and veteran teachers Deborah Gray White, Mia Bay, and Waldo E. Martin Jr. have collaborated to create a fresh, innovative new African American history textbook that weaves together narrative and a wealth of carefully selected primary sources. The narrative focuses on the diversity of black experience and culture and the impact of African Americans on the nation as a whole. Every chapter contains two themed sets of written documents and a visual source essay, guiding students through the process of analyzing sources and offering the convenience and value of a "two-in-one" textbook and reader.

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy

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Author: A. Kioupkiolis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029625

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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An exploration of the contemporary re-conception of freedom after the critique of objective truths and ideas of an unchanging human nature, in which modern self-determination was grounded. This book focuses on the radical theorist Cornelius Castoriadis and the new paradigm of 'agonistic autonomy' is contrasted with Marxian and liberal approaches.

Closer Than Close

Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ

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Author: Dave Hickman

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631464094

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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How many times have you heard someone say, “I want to be close to God,” or “I feel far from Jesus?” For many of us, we have been led to believe that our relationship with Jesus is based on proximity—a sliding scale of “near” or “far” based on the faithfulness of our spiritual devotion. But what if being “close” to you isn’t good enough for Jesus? What if he wants to be closer than close? Instead of simply having a “personal relationship” with you, what if Jesus longs to be “perfectly one” with you instead? In this achingly bold and beautiful book, pastor, scholar, friend, and now author, Dave Hickman, invites you into his personal journey from striving to abiding, anxiety to peace, weariness to rest; from having a relationship with Jesus to awakening to the freedom of his union with Christ. Through careful attention to Scripture, personal stories, and everyday examples, join Dave as he guides you into the depths of the mystery of your personal and corporate union with Christ. In doing so, you, too, can awaken to the wonder and freedom that is already yours in Christ.

DARKNET

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Author: Daniel Suarez

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644442916

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Die Welt ist nur ein Spiel – das Überleben der Menschheit der Preis. Ein DAEMON hat die digitale Welt erobert, und wer das Internet beherrscht, beherrscht auch den Planeten. Die Menschen, die sich ihm unterordnen, erleben die Realität wie ein Computerspiel und werden mit ungeheuren Kräften ausgestattet. Nach und nach gewinnt der DAEMON immer mehr Macht jenseits der Datenströme. Und staunend erkennt die Menschheit: Vielleicht ist das die Rettung der Zivilisation. Doch diejenigen, die bisher das Sagen hatten, wollen sich nicht kampflos entthronen lassen. So treten die Söldnerarmeen des Global Business an gegen den DAEMON. Und bald herrscht Terror in allen Ländern, brennen Städte und Dörfer, rüsten sich zwei Heere zur letzten Schlacht. «Diese beiden Romane bilden zusammen den Cyberthriller, an dem sich in Zukunft alle anderen messen lassen müssen.» (Publishers Weekly über DAEMON und DARKNET)

The Political Thought of Hannah Arendt

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Author: Michael G. Gottsegen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791417294

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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It explicates Arendt's major works - The Human Condition, Between Past and Future, On Revolution, The Life of the Mind, and Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy - and explores her contributions to democratic theory and to contemporary postmodern and neo-Kantian political philosophy.

Freedom Facts and Firsts

400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

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Author: Jessie Carney Smith,Linda T Wynn

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592607

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

A Theory of Freedom

Feminism and the Social Contract

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Author: S. Welch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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This book offers a liberatory conception of individual freedom that uniquely responds to the problems of social oppression and demands of the interrelatedness insofar as it pertains specifically to the social domain of activity.

The Crosswinds of Freedom, 1932–1988

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Author: James MacGregor Burns

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453245200

Category: History

Page: 870

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A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “immensely readable” history of the United States from FDR’s election to the final days of the Cold War (Publishers Weekly). The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the rapid pace of technological change, and the distinct visions of nine presidents. Spanning fifty-six years and touching on many corners of the nation’s complex cultural tapestry, Burns’s work is a remarkable look at the forces that gave rise to the “American Century.”

Freedom, Rights And Pornography

A Collection of Papers by Fred R. Berger

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Author: Bruce Russell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401133344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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In the essays that follow, Fred Berger argues for freedom of expression, civil disobedience, affirmative action and what he calls liberal judicial activism and against sex-role stereotyping, paternalism and the censorship of pornography. Underlying his liberalism is a unified theory. That theory consists of a conception of rights, a theory of value and a theory of government. The conception of a right that Berger defends derives from J ohn Stuart Mill and is captured by what he calls "the rights formula": to have a right is to have important interests that society ought to protect as a matter of general rule (pp. 2, 7, 17-18, 19, 95). Since rights are to be protected by general rule, case-by-case consideration of consequences is ruled out (pp. 3, 18, 96) and neither modest increases in the general welfare, nor majority opinion, can justify the violation of a right (pp. 14-15; 17-18). Berger combines this view of the nature of a right with an objective theory of value according to which the important interests that ought to be protected are ones that people have "whether they know them or not, whether they desire that in which they have an interest or not" (p.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.