Closer to Freedom

Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition


Author: Stephanie M. H. Camp


ISBN: 1442995378

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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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


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.

Freedom Facts and Firsts

400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience


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.

Doctoring Freedom

The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation


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.

Going Full Circle

My Fight Against Guillain Barre Syndrome


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.

Wheeler's Choice


Author: Jerry Buck

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590773373

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8603

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.

Ella's Book

The Blessed Quest


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.

Sick from Freedom

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


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.

This Book Is Not Required

An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students


Author: Inge Bell,Bernard McGrane,John Gunderson,Terri L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321150

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 2653

This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.

Journey to Freedom


Author: Klaudia Zec Djuranic

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465306145

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 434

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KLAUDIA DJURANIC born January 30th, 1944 in Crneloza, Pula, Croatia. Parents Ivan and Fumica Zec. Her siblings Marija, Dema, Nada, Nevija still living, reside in Croatia and two brothers Luciano and August living in Canada.Klaudias husband Josip predeceased in 1981 at the age of 41 yrs old, leaving Klaudia with 3 children Robert, Roger and Carolyn. Struggling to manage a career and raise children, Klaudia had to overcome various medical conditions throughout her life, but through adversity and strong will, beat all odds living to the age of 62. She managed to get her R.N and worked as a nurse at the Holy Cross hospital (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) for 15 yrs into which she had to take early retirement due to going on oxygen, klaudia did not sit idol for one moment. She started to write a fi ctional Biography about a young womens journey from Croatia to Canada to make a better life for herself. Klaudia is a true example of a strong willed and compassionate woman who fought through trials and tribulation to set a path for other young women to challenge themselves to choose their own destiny for the freedom of speech, independence, and self worth.

Civic Republicanism


Author: Iseult Honohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134616104

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Civic Republicanism is a valuable critical introduction to one of the most important topics in political philosophy. In this book, Iseult Honohan presents an authoritative and accessible account of civic republicanism, its origins and its problems. The book examines all the central themes of this political theory. In the first part of the book, Honohan explores the notion of historical tradition, which is a defining aspect of civic republicanism, its value and whether a continued tradition is sustainable. She also discusses the central concepts of republicanism, how they have evolved, in what circumstances civic republicanism can be applied and its patterns of re-emergence. In the second part of the book, contemporary interpretation of republican political theory is explored and question of civic virtue and participation are raised. What is the nature of the common good? What does it mean to put public before private interests and what does freedom mean in a republican state? Honohan explores these as well as other questions about the sustainability of republican thought in the kind of diverse societies we live in today. Civic Republicanism will be essential reading for students of politics and philosophy.

Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas


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.

Walk to Freedom

The Hand of Freedom


Author: Carolyn Merrimon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 144901352X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 9647

"This is an autobiography of my life story. I was previously confined at Ft. Leavenworth United States Disciplinary Barracks located in Fort Leavenworth, KS. This is a Military Confinement Facility where military men and women, who have been court-martialed, are confined together. I was one of 13 females to make history, by being among the last females confined at Ft. Leavenworth United States Disciplinary Barracks, when the military established a military prison for females "only." at Miramar Naval Brig., in San Diego, Ca. I committed the crime of Larceny of one half million dollars hoping it would buy me the love I so desired from a man to fill the empty void in my life. I committed my crime not out of a need for money but out of the need to be loved and desired by a man. My ex-lover as well as co-conspirator in my crime was the key witness against me at my court-martial, of which I was sentenced to eight years confinement." -- Back cover.

Witness to Freedom

The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis


Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429966866

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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Witness to Freedom is the fifth and final volume in the extraordinary correspondence of "one of the most original and challenging minds of the mid-twentieth century" (John Tracy Ellis, The New York Times Book Review). Dramatic and revealing, these letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Thomas Merton's life and vocation, giving readers, in his own words, the details and behind-the-scene facts of his personal struggles as well as his lifelong commitment to peace. This remarkable collection includes the unpublished "Cold War Letters" (as well as a complete list of the series), with Merton's original preface, which confirms their continuing relevance in the cause of peace. There are letters to ecologist Rachel Carson; artist and type designer Victor Hammer; Merton's friend and agent Naomi Burton Stone; his teacher Mark Van Doren; the Canadian philosopher Leslie Dewart; the French Arabic scholar Louis Massignon; and other famous as well as unknown correspondents. There is a courageous open letter to the American hierarchy on the issue of war. Witness to Freedom shows Merton as a living witness against war, perhaps one of the greatest of our century.

Journey to Freedom

Your Start to a Lifetime of Hope, Health, and Happiness


Author: Scott Reall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418552550

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Do you long for change? Are you tired of going through life feeling defeated and stuck? Do you want to discover your potential and realize your purpose in life? If so then Journey to Freedom is for you. This guide helps you to change the things in your life that keep you from fulfilling your purpose. It offers tools along with an inspiring, practical, and hope-filled vision for permanently changing your spirit, mind, and body. Written by Scott Reall--founder of RESTORE, a life-changing ministry of the YMCA.

Road to Freedom


Author: Alfred Lenarciak

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496955552

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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This page turner is the story of a young man from Communist Poland preparing his escape to the free world. It took him many years of struggling to prepare his plan. The unbelievable trip from Poland, passing through the Iron Curtain and risking his life to Paris, when he discovered, that escaping from Communist oppression doesn’t mean being welcomed by the free world. Surviving almost a year, hunted by French police and facing deportation back to Poland, he finally prevailed finding freedom in North America.

The Path to Freedom


Author: Skybird Lacey

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496917723

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Soar with Evan Englewood Eaglet over the western United States as he grows to discover the true meaning of life. Evan has many struggles as he grows, and he is able to overcome them all with the help of the Great Eagle.M

A Theory of Freedom

Feminism and the Social Contract


Author: S. Welch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295023

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

View: 4040

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.

Trinity, Freedom and Love

An Engagement with the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel


Author: Piotr Malysz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567128830

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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By critically engaging Eberhard Jüngel's doctrine of the Trinity, this volume makes a broader, constructive contribution to contemporary trinitarian thought.The argument centers on the question - posed by the inconsistencies uncovered in Jüngel's doctrine of God - of how one can assert both divine freedom and the inter-subjectivity of God's trinitarian self-determination. Can one maintain God's freedom in the interest of divine spontaneity and creativity, while remaining committed to inter-subjective vulnerability which the Cross entails as an event of divine love? Malysz suggests that a resolution to this problem lies in a logic of divine freedom, which, next to the trinitarian logic of love, constitutes a different and simultaneous mode of trinitarian relationality. To develop this logic, Malysz draws on Jüngel's understanding of human freedom as rooted in the "elemental interruption" of the self-securing subject. Malysz thus not only brings Jüngel's view of divine freedom into correspondence with the anthropological effects that Jüngel ascribes to it, but, above all, offers an imaginative, new way of closely integrating the doctrine of God and theological anthropology.

Deliberative Freedom

Deliberative Democracy as Critical Theory


Author: Christian F. Rostboll

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079147822X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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The first sustained look at the relationship between deliberative democratic theory and the topic of freedom.