Freedom's Child

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Author: Jax Miller

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644542716

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Niemand weiß, dass sie noch lebt. Nicht mal ihre Kinder. Doch die sind nun in höchster Gefahr. Sie raucht, sie flucht, sie trinkt. Und lässt sich von niemandem was sagen. Jeder in der Stadt schätzt – oder fürchtet – Freedom Oliver. Keiner kennt ihren wahren Namen, ihr altes Leben: ausgelöscht. Das Leben, in dem sie ihren Mann erschoss, den Schwager ans Messer lieferte und ihre Kinder verlor. Das Leben, das sie für das Zeugenschutzprogramm hinter sich ließ. Nur spät in der Nacht verfolgt Freedom per Facebook, wie Mason und Rebekah erwachsen werden. Und dann kommt der Tag. Der Tag, an dem ihre Feinde Rache schwören. An dem Rebekah verschwindet. Und Freedom weiß: Sie kann sich nicht länger verstecken, sie muss handeln ... Eine Heldin wie keine andere. Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Rache, Schuld und Tod.

Freedom's Child

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Author: Jax Miller

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644542716

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6360

Niemand weiß, dass sie noch lebt. Nicht mal ihre Kinder. Doch die sind nun in höchster Gefahr. Sie raucht, sie flucht, sie trinkt. Und lässt sich von niemandem was sagen. Jeder in der Stadt schätzt – oder fürchtet – Freedom Oliver. Keiner kennt ihren wahren Namen, ihr altes Leben: ausgelöscht. Das Leben, in dem sie ihren Mann erschoss, den Schwager ans Messer lieferte und ihre Kinder verlor. Das Leben, das sie für das Zeugenschutzprogramm hinter sich ließ. Nur spät in der Nacht verfolgt Freedom per Facebook, wie Mason und Rebekah erwachsen werden. Und dann kommt der Tag. Der Tag, an dem ihre Feinde Rache schwören. An dem Rebekah verschwindet. Und Freedom weiß: Sie kann sich nicht länger verstecken, sie muss handeln ... Eine Heldin wie keine andere. Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Rache, Schuld und Tod.

Raising Freedom's Child

Black Children and Visions of the Future After Slavery

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Author: Mary Niall Mitchell

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814796338

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Pacific Northwest is known for its diverse, unusual politics. There are thriving gay and lesbian communities and populations of staunchly conservative Christians. Both groups wield political power out of proportion to their numbers and yet both feel beleaguered. How do members of these groups—both community leaders and everyday citizens—perceive the political climates that surround them This book tells a tale of two Northwestern cities: Seattle, well known nationally for its liberalism, and Spokane, its conservative cousin to the east. Weathering Change characterizes the ways these liberal and conservative environments translate into hostility and hospitality for the Christian conservatives, gay men, and lesbians who live within them. Linneman gives us a firsthand account of how people from both groups think about social change in relation to the media, the public, the government, their communities, and their opposition. Indeed, we gain much needed insight into why Christian conservatives view the progress of the gay and lesbian movement as such a threat.

Freedom's Child

Growing Up During Satyagraha

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Author: Chandralekha Mehta

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184759665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Freedom was then a far vision, and no one really expected to see a free India in his or her lifetime. The hundreds and thousands of men, women and teenagers, whose stamina and sacrifices led to our independence, were the real heroes of the Non cooperation movement. For people like them, Anand Bhawan was a symbol of the struggle.' Writing about her growing up years, author Chandralekha Mehta, Pandit Nehru's niece, gives us a peek into the momentous years of the freedom struggle. This was the age of Satyagraha, when the country was awakening to new realities, trying to shape her own destiny and inching her way to freedom, all brought about by the vision of one man Mahatma Gandhi. The author and her family, the Nehrus in Allahabad, were prominent participants in the extraordinary and historical events of the time.

Freedom's Children

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Author: Helen Wilkinson,Geoff Mulgan

Publisher: Demos

ISBN: 1898309272

Category: Great Britain

Page: 160

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Freedom's Children

The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica

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Author: Colin A. Palmer

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611694

Category: History

Page: 419

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This is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. The rebellion produced two rival leaders who dominated the political life of the colony through the achievement of independence in 1962. Alexander Bustamante, a moneylender, founded the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and its progeny, the Jamaica Labour Party. Norman Manley, an eminent barrister, led the struggle for self-government and with others established the People's National Party. Palmer sheds new light on the nature of Bustamante's collaboration with the imperial regime, the rise of the trade-union movement, the struggle for constitutional change, and the emergence of party politics in a modernizing Jamaica.

Freedom's Child

The Life of a Confederate General's Black Daughter

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Author: Carrie Allen McCray

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140282528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Tells the life story of the author's mother, the illegitimate daughter of a Confederate general from Virginia and a former slave, who became a leader in the founding of the NAACP

The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada

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Author: Katherine Covell,R. Brian Howe

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889208565

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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Canada signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child over a decade ago, yet there is still a lack of awareness about and provision for children’s rights. What are Canada’s obligations to children? How has Canada fallen short? Why is it so important to the future of Canadian society that children’s rights be met? Prompted by the gap between the promise of children’s rights and the reality of their continuing denial, Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe call for changes to existing laws, policies and practices. Using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as their framework, the authors examine the continuing problems of child poverty, child care, child protection, youth justice and the suppression of children’s voices. They challenge us to move from seeing children as parental property to seeing children as independent bearers of rights. In The Challenge of Children’s Rights for Canada, Canada’s obligations and the rights of children are examined from the perspectives of research and development in the fields of developmental psychology, developmental neuroscience, law and family policy. This timely and accessible book will be of interest to academics, policy-makers and anyone who cares about children and about taking children’s rights seriously.

Sexual Mutilations

A Human Tragedy

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Author: George C. Denniston,Marilyn Fayre Milos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475726791

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Sexual mutilation is a global problem that affects 15. 3 million children and young adults annually. In terms of gender, 13. 3 million boys and 2 million girls are involuntarily subjected to sexual mutilation every year. While it is tempting to quantify and compare the amount of tissue removed from either gender, no ethical justification can be made for removing any amount of flesh from the body of another person. The violation of human rights implicit in sexual mutilation is identical for any gender. The violation occurs with the first cut into another person 's body. Although mutilation is a strong term, it precisely and accurately describes a condi tion denoting "any disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body. " While such terms as "circumcision" and "genital cutting" are less threatening to our sensitivities, they ultimately do a disservice by masking the fact of what is actually being done to babies and children. Although the courageous example of the survivors of sexual mutilation indicates that humans can certainly live and even re produce without all of their external sexualorgans, this biological phenomenon does not, however, justify subjecting a person to sexual mutilation. The remarkable resilience of the human body is a testament to the importance nature places on reproduction rather than a vindication for surgical practices that compromise this function.

Child Street Life

An Inside View of Hazards and Expectations of Street Children in Peru

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Author: G.K. Lieten,Talinay Strehl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331911722X

Category: Social Science

Page: 59

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This brief studies the phenomenon of street children in two cities in Peru. It looks at some of the conceptual issues and, after analysing why children are in the street and what behaviour and which aspirations they exhibit, deals with the policy issues and lessons to be learned. This brief investigates when and why the transition from children on the street (street-working children) to children of the street (street living children) takes place and elucidates how they survive. It explains the fluidity and the risks involved in any type of child street life.

Lost Freedom

The Landscape of the Child and the British Post-War Settlement

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Author: Mathew Thomson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199677484

Category: History

Page: 272

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Lost Freedom addresses the widespread feeling that there has been a fundamental change in the social life of children in recent decades: the loss of childhood freedom, and in particular, the loss of freedom to roam beyond the safety of home. Mathew Thomson explores this phenomenon, concentrating on the period from the Second World War until the 1970s, and considering the roles of psychological theory, traffic, safety consciousness, anxiety about sexual danger, and television in the erosion of freedom. Thomson argues that the Second World War has an important place in this story, with war-borne anxieties encouraging an emphasis on the central importance of a landscape of home. War also encouraged the development of specially designed spaces for the cultivation of the child, including the adventure playground, and the virtual landscape of children's television. However, before the 1970s, British children still had much more physical freedom than they do today. Lost Freedom explores why this situation has changed. The volume pays particular attention to the 1970s as a period of transition, and one which saw radical visions of child liberation, but with anxieties about child protection also escalating in response. This is strikingly demonstrated in the story of how the paedophile emerged as a figure of major public concern. Thomson argues that this crisis of concern over child freedom is indicative of some of the broader problems of the social settlements that had been forged out of the Second World War.

Freedom's Child

A Courageous Teenager's Story of Fleeing His Parents and the Soviet Union to Live in America

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Author: Walter Polovchak,Kevin Kose

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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The true story of Walter Polovchak, the Ukrainian boy who refused to return with her parents from America to the Soviet Union, reveals his battles to remain free and the secret maneuverings of well-known politicians

In the Middle of a Journey

Readings in Unitarian Universalist Faith Development

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Author: Richard S. Gilbert

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475985401

Category: Religion

Page: 395

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The role of religious education/faith development among Unitarian Universalists marks the uniqueness of this religious movement. Without dependence on dogma or creed, it is essential that a religious community be free to develop its own distinctive identity. The centrality of religious education was evident in the very beginnings of this liberal denomination. Rev. Richard Gilbert collects many of the most influential statements of religious education philosophy in the anthology In the Middle of a Journey. From William Ellery Channing's eloquent "Sunday School Address" to the writings of stalwarts Sophia Lyon Fahs and Angus H. MacLean, these carefully selected essays trace the evolution of faith development from a Christian catechism to a broadly based faith-based quest for values, meanings and convictions. In an age that tends to belittle the past, it is refreshing to realize that if we are to chart where we are going, it is wise to know where we have been. The Unitarian Universalist movement has been in some interesting places, and eagerly seeks an adventurous future.

Healthy Steps for Young Children

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Author: Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788176623

Category: Medical

Page: 147

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Contains detailed abstracts of 41 articles that describe and evaluate intervention programs for families with young children. The interventions described here represent a wide variety of programs designed to promote positive child development (in terms of health and safety) and cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development. For each article, the specific intervention is described, the target population is identified, the method of evaluation is outlined, and the results are presented. In addition, there is a brief discussion of interpretations of the results, their implications for policy and research, and other comments.

The International Law on the Rights of the Child

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Author: Geraldine Van Bueren

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041110916

Category: Law

Page: 435

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This volume draws upon the author's own experience to highlight the complexities behind the global violations of children's rights. Analysis and description are interwoven to provide a coherent study of the international status of children and the rights which attach to this status, both for those familiar and unfamiliar with international law. The author demonstrates the potential of international law in protecting the rights of children, even in states which are restructuring their economies. To be effective, international law cannot be used in isolation and the text seeks to place the rights of the child in their cultural and historical contexts. All royalties from "The International Law on the Rights of the Child" are being donated to the International Save the Children Alliance to assist them in their work with children.

Children and War

A Historical Anthology

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Author: James Marten

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814756669

Category: History

Page: 313

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How did a sleepy New England fishing village become a gay mecca? In this dynamic history, Karen Christel Krahulik explains why Provincetown, Massachusetts--alternately known as “Land's End,” “Cape-tip,” “Cape-end,” and, to some, “Queersville, U.S.A”--has meant many things to many people. Provincetown tells the story of this beguiling coastal town, from its early history as a mid-nineteenth century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination. It details the many cultures and groups—Yankee artists, Portuguese fishermen, tourists—that have comprised and influenced Provincetown, and explains how all of them, in conjunction with larger economic and political forces, come together to create a gay and lesbian mecca. Through personal stories and historical accounts, Provincetown reveals the fascinating features that have made Provincetown such a textured and colorful destination: its fame as the landfall of the Mayflower Pilgrims, charm as an eccentric artists’ colony, and allure as a Dionysian playground. It also hints at one of Provincetown’s most dramatic economic changes: its turn from fishing village to resort town. From a history of fishing economies to a history of tourism, Provincetown, in the end, is as eclectic and vibrant as the city itself.