Constant Turmoil

The Politics of Industrial Life in Nineteenth-century New England


Author: Mary H. Blewett

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558492394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

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PART NARRATIVE, part analysis, this book reconstructs the complex history of the southeastern New England textile industry during the nineteenth century. Mary H. Blewett takes a fresh look at the process of industrialization from the point of view of management as well as labor and reinterprets the struggle between the two in terms of class, culture, and power. Highlighting the role of contingency and human agency in the shaping of historical events, she traces the efforts of the legendary Borden family and their allies not only to build their own private empire but to dominate the national market in print cloth. At the same time, she examines the shifting fortunes of a labor force striving to accommodate newly arrived immigrants, adapt to new technologies, and contest the control of the mill owners. Blewett has been a pioneer in analyzing the role of gender in industrialization, and this book carries that work forward. She shows how changing meanings of manhood and womanhood, nationality and race altered the course of American labor politics, as immigrant workers from Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Quebec brought their own political and cultural traditions into the New England mills. What emerges is a richly textured tale involving business scoundrels, high-minded reformers, radical agitators, sober-minded accommodationists, and assertive women activists -- all engaged in a dynamic political struggle to control the destiny of an industry that would not survive the next century.

The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650–2000


Author: Els Hiemstra-Kuperus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044282

Category: History

Page: 860

View: 8590

This impressive collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from pre-industrial times through to the twentieth century. After an introduction, the first part of the book is divided into twenty national studies on textile production over the period 1650-2000. To make them useful tools for international comparisons, each national overview is based on a consistent framework that defines the topics and issues to be treated in each chapter. The countries described have been selected to included the major historic producers of woollen and cotton fabrics, and the diversity of global experience, and include not only European nations, but also Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Uruguay and the USA. The second part of the book consists of ten comparative papers on topics including globalization and trade, organization of production, space, identity, workplace, institutions, production relations, gender, ethnicity and the textile firm. These are based on the national overviews and additional literature, and will help apply current interdisciplinary and cultural concerns to a subject traditionally viewed largely through a social and economic history lens. Whilst offering a unique reference source for anyone interested in the history of a particular country's textile industry, the true strength of this project lies in its capacity of international comparison. By providing global comparative studies of key textile industries and workers, both geographically and thematically, this book provides a comprehensive and contemporary analysis of a major element of the world's economy. This allows historians to challenge many of the received ideas about globalization, for instance, highlighting how global competition for lower production costs is by no means a uniquely modern issue, and has b

Sailor's Psychology:

A Methodology on Self-Discovery Through the Tale of a Semite in the Squall


Author: Chester Litvin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475905595

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 1190

Our identity is an indication of how we feel about ourselves and how others feel about us; it is an important part of our existence. Our psyche is like a mirror trying to re?ect the world around us, but what we are seeing in our mirror is not an exact replica of our surroundings. In Sailors Psychology, author Dr. Chester Litvin explores a host of issues relating to human psychology and existence. Drawing on cultural insight, Litvin, a psychotherapist, uses a sailors analogy to discuss the human voyage to ?nd the selfto know who we are and accept it. Sailors Psychology examines the human spirit through a thorough discussion of splitting from the self; splitting in the child; looking for meeting; meetings with the self; meetings with fragments; and meetings after restructurings. In Sailors Psychology, Litvin shows that when our psyche becomes whole we are ready for dialogs and real meetings, which are the true goals of our life.

Transcending Turmoil

Survivors of Dysfunctional Families


Author: Donna F. LaMar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 148995970X

Category: Psychology

Page: 299

View: 4935

English Ethnicity and Culture in North America


Author: David T. Gleeson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611177871

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 5706

To many, English immigrants contributed nothing substantial to the varied palette of ethnicity in North America. While there is wide recognition of German American, French American, African American, and Native American cultures, discussion of English Americans as a distinct ethnic group is rare. Yet the historians writing in English Ethnicity and Culture in North America show that the English were clearly immigrants too in a strange land, adding their own hues to the American and Canadian characters. In this collection, editor David T. Gleeson and other contributors explore some of the continued links between England, its people, and its culture with North America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These essays challenge the established view of the English having no “ethnicity,” highlighting the vibrancy of the English and their culture in North America. The selections also challenge the prevailing notion of the English as “invisible immigrants.” Recognizing the English as a distinct ethnic group, similar to the Irish, Scots, and Germans, also has implications for understanding American identity by providing a clearer picture of how Americans often have defined themselves in the context of Old World cultural traditions. Several contributors to English Ethnicity and Culture in North America track the English in North America from Episcopal pulpits to cricket fields and dance floors. For example Donald M. MacRaild and Tanja Bueltmann explore the role of St. George societies before and after the American Revolution in asserting a separate English identity across class boundaries. In addition Kathryn Lamontagne looks at English ethnicity in the working-class culture and labor union activities of workers in Fall River, Massachusetts. Ultimately all the work included here challenges the idea of a coherent, comfortable Anglo-cultural mainstream and indicates the fluid and adaptable nature of what it meant and means to be English in North America.

The Life And Death Of Krishnamurti


Author: Mary Lutyens

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146453

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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J Krishnamurti (1896-1986) was one of the most important spiritual leaders of his time. Discovered by the Theosophist as a boy in India, he was groomed by them as the new Messiah, a role he rejected when he set out independently on his own spiritual quest. Travelling the world, lecturing and teaching, he acquired an enormous following, including many eminent statesmen and intellectuals. As one of Krishnamurti’s closest friends and devotees, Mary Lutyens is uniquely qualified to write his biography. Indeed, she has written three previous volumes on him, but only after his death in 1986 did she feel able to produce this book, bringing the life and philosophy of this fascinating and complex man into true perspective.


A Baseball Odyssey


Author: Bo Durkac

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595211690

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8069

2001: A Baseball Odyssey began as an informative look at a season of professional baseball in Taiwan for Bo Durkac, a seven-year veteran of professional baseball. Although brief, his stint in the Orient offers a cross-cultural tale of the many differences—both on the field and off—he experienced in his search for the financial compensation unavailable to him in the USA. The author’s return to the minor leagues in California came to represent a soul-searching, and, at times, comical, look at the daily life of his new team, the Sonoma County Crushers. As his squad struggled against big hitting teams, he and a small core of experienced players held together a less-than-talented group of younger athletes which then challenged the top teams to compete for the playoffs of the independent Western Baseball League. Told in journal form, the book tells of the bus rides into the night, the intrasquad humor and squabbles, and the constant revolving door of players brought in and players moved out. Furthermore, as a microcosm of the increased “internationalization” of professional baseball, he includes a number of humorous exchanges with a former Japanese Major League All-Star, a 34-year-old Colombian pitcher, and two recently defected Cuban ballplayers. Ultimately, Durkac goes to Long Island, NY, to close out the summer with the Long Island Ducks of the high-profile Atlantic League and attempts to resolve his own internal conflict over his future while his batting average plummets in the face of superior competition. It is worth noting that the terrorist attacks of September 11, perhaps the ultimate metaphor of Durkac’s career, occurred during his stay with the Long Island Ducks. Whether you are an up-and-coming ballplayer with professional aspirations, someone who loves reading about our national pastime, or someone who simply loves a good story, 2001: A Baseball Odyssey is a must-have.

Essays on the Sociology of Perception


Author: Mary Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134557507

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 6237

First published in 1982, this is one of Mary Douglas' favourite books. It is based on her meetings with friends in which they attempt to apply the grip/group analysis from Natural Symbols. The essays have been important texts for preparing grid/group exercises ever since. She is still trying to improve the argument of Natural Symbols and is always hoping to find better applications to illustrate the power of the two dimensions used for accurate comparison.

A Map of Home


Author: Randa Jarrar

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590513274

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7119

Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), and her family's last flight to Texas. Nidali mixes humor with a sharp, loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class family, and this perspective keeps her buoyant through the hardships she encounters: the humiliation of going through a checkpoint on a visit to her father's home in the West Bank; the fights with her father, who wants her to become a famous professor and stay away from boys; the end of her childhood as Iraq invades Kuwait on her thirteenth birthday; and the scare she gives her family when she runs away from home. Funny, charming, and heartbreaking, A Map of Home is the kind of book Tristram Shandy or Huck Finn would have narrated had they been born Egyptian-Palestinian and female in the 1970s. From the Hardcover edition.

From Wall Street to Main Street

Why America Is Being Destroyed from Within


Author: Reginald F. Davis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870595

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 5160

From Wall Street to Main Street, the moral toxicity in our country is alarming. There are frightening signs that America is on the same path to destruction as the Roman Empire was before its fall. Since America has embraced secular progressivism and redefined its traditional spiritual values, our nation has greatly declined. History points to the judgment of God that came upon nations for their moral toxicity. Unless America repents, returns to God, reorders its priorities, and sets its financial house in order, future generations will ask, Why has the mighty fallen? America needs to heed Abraham Lincoln, who said, America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves from within. From Wall Street to Main Street is a trumpet blast not only to alert Americans to our spiritual and moral decline but also to encourage our citizens to save this great republic. Our struggle is not merely social, economic, and political--it is spiritual. There is hope, and this hope is in the struggle to make God, justice, and morality central in our nation once again.


Reagan and the PATCO Crash


Author: Michael Round

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317733819

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6236

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Music Industries

From Conception to Consumption


Author: M. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027061

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 8719

The music industry is undergoing immense change. This book argues that the transformations occurring across the various music industries - recording, live performance, publishing - can be characterised as much by continuity as by change, raising complex questions about the value of music commodities.

To Be Human


Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825536

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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To Be Human presents Krishnamurti's radical vision of life in a new way. At the heart of this extraordinary collection are passages from the great teacher's talks that amplify and clarify the nature of truth and those obstacles that often prevent us from seeing it. Most of these core teachings have not been available in print until now. Besides presenting the core of Krishnamurti's message, the book alerts the reader to his innovative use of language, the ways in which he would use "old words with new interpretations," then gives practical examples, showing that we can clarify our understanding of life itself—and act on this new understanding. The splendid introduction by David Skitt discusses Krishnamurti's philosophy as a guide to knowledge and experience, the roles knowledge and experience should play in our lives, and the times when it is best to cast them aside and "look and act anew." The book's source notes will aid the inquisitive reader who wishes a deeper understanding of this great teacher's message.

Dear Diary – Just Thinking


Author: Bettie Jo Walker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469179636

Category: Religion

Page: 163

View: 8777

A Hope for All I wish you love, peace, joy and healings. Love God, love others, and love yourself with your whole heart. Make a difference for the better by sharing your love and God-given talents as you encourage those around you. Others will not have to guess that you truly care when you let them know by what you say and how you say itWhat you do and how you do it. When others think of you, let them get a good feeling and Smile!

The Saxon Shore


Author: Jack Whyte

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466822201

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2900

Merlyn Britannicus and Uther Pendragon---the Silver Bear and the Red Dragon---are the leaders of the Colony, lifeblood to the community from which will come the fabled Camulod. But soon their tranquility is in ruins, Uther lies dead from treachery, and all that is left of the dream is the orphaned babe Arthur. Heir to the Colony of Camulod, born with Roman heritage as well as the blood of the Hibernians and the Celts, Arthur is the living incarnation of the sacred dream of his ancestors: independent survival in Britain amidst the ruins of the Roman Empire. When Arthur is adopted by Merlyn Britannicus, an enormous responsibility is placed on Merlyn's shoulders. Now he must prepare young Arthur to unify the clans of Britain and guard the mighty sword Excalibur. And, above all, Merlyn must see that Arthur survives to achieve the rest of his ancestors' dreams, in spite of the deadly threats rumbling from the Saxon Shore. "Of the scores of novels based on Arthurian legend, Whyte's Camulod series is distinctive, particularly in the rendering of its leading players and the residual Roman influences that survived in Britain during the Dark Ages."--The Washington Post At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Politics of Antipolitics

The Military in Latin America


Author: Brian Loveman,Thomas M. Davies

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842026116

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 6303

Latin America is moving toward democracy. The region's countries hold elections, choose leaders, and form new governments. But is the civilian government firmly in power? Or is the military still influencing policy and holding the elected politicians in check under the guise of guarding against corruption, instability, economic uncertainty, and other excesses of democracy? The editors of this work, Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies, Jr., argue that with or without direct military rule, antipolitics persists as a foundation of Latin American politics. This study examines the origins of antipolitics, traces its nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, and focuses on the years from 1965 to 1995 to emphasize the somewhat illusory transitions to democracy. This third edition of The Politics of Antipolitics has been revised and updated to focus on the post-Cold War era. With the demise of the Soviet state and international Marxism, the Latin American military has appropriated new threats including narcoterrorism, environmental exploitation, technology transfer, and even AIDS to redefine and relegitimate its role in social, economic, and political policy. The editors also address why and how the military rulers acceded to the return of civilian-elected governments and the military's defense against accusations of human rights abuses.

A Believer's Journey


Author: Anita M. Tucker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469118955

Category: Religion

Page: 273

View: 7186

Speak life! What we think determines what we say and this refl ects who we really are for we are exposed by the fruit of our mouths. We must be able to see Gods kingdom and this is a spiritual endeavor. The kingdom begins in the spirit and is then made manifest in the natural realm. We lost sight when Adam abdicated the throne to Satan. A fundamental disconnect occurred when we exited the Garden of Eden. Revelation provides the inner sight that Jesus came to restore for he opened blinded eyes.

The Next Mile


Author: Mike Malkemes

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604771860

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 6425

"The Next Mile" challenges readers to grow in Christ and to stretch their faith, making decisions that will allow God to change their lives for eternity. (Christian)

Island Girl


Author: Patricia Virgo L,L. Patricia Virgo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434326985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 2985

Island Girl is the first portion of the autobiography of a nave young lady who was born on an island in the Caribbean. Her life was full of happiness and her ignorance was bliss until she moved to a first world country. This culture was very different. She withdrew from reality in an effort to keep her sanity in this world that she found so difficult to understand. This is a story of happiness, sadness, extreme loneliness and lessons in life.