Prudence Crandall’s Legacy

The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education

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Author: Donald E. Williams, Jr.

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574716

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

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Prudence Crandall was a schoolteacher who fought to integrate her school in Canterbury, Connecticut, and educate black women in the early nineteenth century. When Crandall accepted a black woman as a student, she unleashed a storm of controversy that catapulted her to national notoriety, and drew the attention of the most significant pro- and anti-slavery activists of the day. The Connecticut state legislature passed its infamous Black Law in an attempt to close down her school. Arrested and jailed, Crandall’s legal legacy had a lasting impact—Crandall v. State was the first full-throated civil rights case in U.S. history. The arguments by attorneys in Crandall played a role in two of the most fateful Supreme Court decisions, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. In Prudence Crandall’s Legacy, author and lawyer Donald E. Williams Jr. marshals a wealth of detail concerning the life and work of Prudence Crandall, her unique role in the fight for civil rights, and her influence on legal arguments for equality in America.

The Evolution Wars

A Guide to the Debates

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Author: Michael Ruse

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530369

Category: Science

Page: 326

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The Evolution Wars draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries. It focuses on the debates that have engaged, divided, and ultimately provoked scientists to ponder the origins of organisms—including humankind—paying regard to the nineteenth-century clash over the nature of classification and debates about the fossil record, genetics, and human nature. Much attention is paid to external factors and the underlying motives of scientists. In these pages you will meet Charles Darwin's ebullient grandfather Erasmus, the contentious Frenchmen Georges Cuvier and Etienne Geoffroy Stain-Hillaire, new creationist Phillip Johnson, the brilliant J. B. S. Haldane, outspoken Richard Dawkins, and many other stars of the debates. The Evolution Wars explores the ten greatest controversies surrounding evolution in world history, with emphasis on recent times, including the infamous Scopes trial of the 1920s: the search for human origins and speculation about the “missing link,” spurred by the discovery of “Lucy;” the debate surrounding the new theory of paleontology proposed by Stephen Jay Gould; and the rise of teaching “creation science” in public school as a subject on par with evolution. Although the author takes a strong stand on the side of evolution, he also shows respect for dissenting viewpoints. Thus, the book is intellectually rewarding not only for evolutionists but also for opponents of evolution theory, especially those who want to see how one of the great ideas of Western civilization resonates through time, both within and beyond the scientific community.

To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren

David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance

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Author: Peter P. Hinks

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271042749

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color

Poems

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Author: Elizabeth Alexander,Marilyn Nelson

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781590784563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson tell the story of Prudence Crandall's school for African American girls opened in 1833.

Wild Mares

My Lesbian Back-To-the-Land Life

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Author: Dianna Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517902667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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A wry memoir of growing up, coming out, and going back to the land as a lesbian feminist in the rural Midwest of the 1960s and 70s Dianna Hunter was a softball-loving, working-class tomboy in North Dakota, surviving the threat of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Mutually Assured Destruction in the shadow of a strategic air command base. Communists and antiwar hippies were the enemy, but lesbians were a threat, too: they were unhealthy, criminal, and downright insane. It took Dianna a while to figure out that she was one, a little longer to discover how she fit in with her new communities in the city and the countryside. This is her story--a frank account by turns comic and painful of a well-behaved Midwestern girl finding her way through polite denial and repression and running head-on into the eye-opening events of the 1960s and '70s before landing on a dairy farm. A bumpy route takes Dianna to the Twin Cities, then to rural Minnesota and Wisconsin as--by way of the antiwar movement, women's liberation, and a dose of lesbian feminism--she and her friends try to establish a rural utopia free of sexual oppression, violence, materialism, environmental degradation--and men. They dream big, love as they see fit, and make do until they don't. Dianna buys a dairy farm and, with it, a new set of problems thanks to the Reagan-era farm crisis. A firsthand account of the lesbian feminist movement at its inception, Wild Mares is a deeply personal, wryly wise, and always engaging view of identity politics lived and learned in real life and, literally, on the ground, flourishing in the fertile soil of a struggling dairy farm in the American heartland.

Men's Health and Wellness for the New Millennium

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Author: Valiere Alcena

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595900848

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Millions of men suffer from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and other ailments.Men's Health and Wellness for the New Millennium explains why these diseases occur, how to evaluate them, and how to treat them. Geared toward the medical professional but written in such a way that a layperson can understand its language and concepts, Dr. Valiere Alcena explains the best way to take a person's blood pressure, how hypertension affects different areas of the brain, the proper ways to treat various diseases in men, and much more. Dr. Alcena also delves into the risk factors for different age groups and races, explains the variations between assorted types of strokes, and offers suggestions to men and their doctors on how to reduce susceptibility to various illnesses. If you are a doctor trying to diagnose or treat an illness or if you are simply looking for recommendations on how to cope with or avoid an illness, Men's Health and Wellness for the New Millennium has the answers you seek.

The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

A Perry Mason Mystery #9

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Author: Erle Stanley Gardner

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781634250924

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Criminal lawyer and bestselling mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote nearly 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Now, the American Bar Association is bringing back his most famous and enduring novels featuring criminal defense lawyer and sleuth Perry Mason in striking trade paperback editions. Julia Branner was forced by her millionaire father-in-law to give up her baby for adoption. When a young woman surfaces years later claiming to be Julia s daughter, Julia insists she s a fraud after the family fortune, and enlists Bishop William Mallory to help expose the imposter. When Julia s father-in-law is found dead and Julia charged with his murder, the bishop promises to help but is a bishop who s delivered many sermons likely to stutter?"

Weird Indiana

Your Travel Guide to the Hoosier State's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Author: Mark Marimen,Troy Taylor,James A. Willis

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402754523

Category: Reference

Page: 253

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Discover the places in Indiana where tourists usually don't venture-- it's chock-full of oddball curiosities, ghostly places, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions.

Unbeatable Resumes

America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired

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Author: Tony Beshara

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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What does Tony Beshara do that most r'sum' "experts" don't? While the experts write r'sum's all day, Tony-the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show-actually uses them to get people jobs. With Unbeatable R'sum's, Tony dissects and discusses real-life r'sum's for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more. The book shows readers how to build a powerful r'sum', utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their r'sum's with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals) with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets r'sum's read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: * The critical components of well-written r'sum' * How to ensure their r'sum' actually gets read... by the right people * What employers look for, and what turns them off * How to customize a r'sum' for a particular job * The truth about video r'sum's, job-search websites, and social networking sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn, andMySpace * And much more Unbeatable R'sum's shows job seekers of all types how to present themselves in the best possible light...for the best possible position.

Removing the Masks That Bind Us

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Author: John Randolph Price

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140193272X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 143

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Based on intensive research, bestselling author John Randolph Price reveals how we create our own experiences by the masks we choose to wear - masks such as the Victim, Tyrant, Manipulator, Fanatic, Worrier, and Deceiver. We put on these absurd false faces - sometimes unconsciously - to get our way, or to defend ourselves against the external forces that seem to be preying on us. The challenges of life seem to be magnified because the universe always reflects back the disguises we are wearing, replaying all of our misconceptions and vulnerabilities in the physical world.

White Bread

A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf

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Author: Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807044687

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet gurus who believed that getting people to eat certain food could restore the nation's decaying physical, moral, and social fabric will sound very familiar. White Bread teaches us that when Americans debate what one should eat, they are also wrestling with larger questions of race, class, immigration, and gender. As Bobrow-Strain traces the story of bread, from the first factory loaf to the latest gourmet pain au levain, he shows how efforts to champion "good food" reflect dreams of a better society--even as they reinforce stark social hierarchies. In the early twentieth century, the factory-baked loaf heralded a new future, a world away from the hot, dusty, "dirty" bakeries run by immigrants. This bread, the original "superfood," was fortified with vitamins and marketed as patriotic. However, sixties counterculture made white bread an icon of all that was wrong with America. Today, the alternative food movement favors foods deemed ethical and environmentally correct to eat. In a time when open disdain for "unhealthy" eaters and discrimination on the basis of eating habits grow increasingly acceptable, White Bread is a timely and important examination of what we talk about when we talk about food.

Prudence Crandall

Woman of Courage

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Author: Elizabeth Yates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563979781

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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First published in 1955, this widely acclaimed novel by Newbery Award-winning author Elizabeth Yates tells the inspiring true story of a young Quaker teacher name Prudence Crandall. The year is 1833, and Prudence Crandall opens a school for African American women in her town of Canterbury, Connecticut. That event creates a firestorm. Accused of defying the laws of God, Prudence Crandall is subjected to trials and imprisonment. But she will not yield in her belief that we are all equal in the eyes of God.

Guerrilla Marketing During Tough Times

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Author: Jay Conrad Levinson

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1933596112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Jay has the knowledge and the experience to help your business. Chances are, your business could use some help about now. Let's face it, we all could. I'll admit it ... now will you? Once you do admit it, you will realize how much you will benefit from Guerrilla Marketing During Tough Times. That's because this treasure-trove of marketing tactics will help you weather the toughest times. It tells you exactly how to position your business so that you can propel to new heights that you never dreamt were possible. Each of the 12 chapters in Guerrilla Marketing During Tough Times includes action steps that you can use, and an exercise to help you focus your energy on the areas of your business you must change. It's real-life advice from a real marketing expert.

Patterns of Home

The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design

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Author: Max Jacobson,Murray Silverstein,Barbara Winslow

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561585335

Category: House & Home

Page: 282

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Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Thomas Crapper

Lavatory Legend

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Author: Robert Hume

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954990930

Category: Sanitary engineers

Page: 125

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Revolution and Reaction

Europe 1789-1849

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Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567343

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. In many ways the period 1789-1849 saw the birth of the modern world, as the people of Europe grappled with the impact of the new political and social ideas, rapid population growth and the acceleration of the industrialisation. The clash between the forces of change and of conservatism provoked crisis, war, revolution and reaction. Andrew Matthews provides a lively and intelligent account. In chapters that focus on the French Revolution, Napoleon, Restoration France, Metternich's Europe and the 1848 revolutions, he considers the key individuals, groups and political, social and economic pressures that produced so much revolution, repression and war.

Every Home a Distillery

Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake

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Author: Sarah H. Meacham

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801897912

Category: History

Page: 208

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American historians will find this study both enlightening and surprising.

Feeding the World

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Author: Brenda Walpole

Publisher: Sea to Sea Publications

ISBN: 9781597710640

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Looks at farming around the world and at the global problem of providing food for all of the people without destroying the planet.

Zentangle Untangled

Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing

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Author: Kass Hall

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440318269

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Unwind, Tangle and Relax! In Zentangle Untangled, Kass Hall introduces you to the fun and relaxing "doodling" process of Zentangle©--an engaging art form that uses repetitive patterns to create striking works of art that anyone can achieve regardless of age or artistic ability. Following an explanation of the Zentangle© process, inside you will find 12 step-by-step demonstrations showing you how to create enticing tangle patterns, followed by several examples of how to add eye-popping color to your pieces, as well as fun ways to use tangles in your art journals. Captivating pieces from Kass and a slew of other artists will further satisfy your craving for inspiration! Inside you will find: 12 step-by-step demonstrations of tangle patterns to make getting started easy! Different ways to introduce color, a variety of art materials, photography, and much more to your pieces. How to take your pen-and-ink tangles to the next step by enhancing them digitally!