Scottsboro, Alabama

A Story in Linoleum Cuts

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Author: Lin Shi Khan,Tony Perez,Andrew H. Lee

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814751776

Category: Art

Page: 147

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Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) assured his place in history when, in his lone ship the Golden Hind, he sailed the Pacific to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake the man, however, is an enigma and relatively little is known about his personal life. Historians today have struggled to reconcile the heroic legend with the facts, which show that Drake achieved his status almost exclusively through acts of theft, piracy, and aggression. Drake, who championed England's Protestant queen, used courage and seamanship to gain wealth and fame, and in doing so helped establish England's maritime empire. Yet, after his Armada success, the accomplished lone privateer rarely functioned effectively as part of a larger force, and he fell from royal favor, ending his days feeling cursed.In this new biography, Peter Whitfield, a leading expert in exploration and map history, examines this dilemma to shed light on Drake the man and the legend. Illustrated throughout with original documents, maps and portraits, this biography offers an accessible and highly readable account of one of the greatest explorers of all time.

Imagery of Lynching

Black Men, White Women, and the Mob

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Author: Dora Apel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534596

Category: Art

Page: 259

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An analysis of over one hundred artistic representations of lynching addresses issues of race and racial violence throughout American history.

Modern Print Activism in the United States

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Author: Rachel Schreiber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131709462X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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The explosion of print culture that occurred in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century activated the widespread use of print media to promote social and political activism. Exploring this phenomenon, the essays in Modern Print Activism in the United States focus on specific groups, individuals, and causes that relied on print as a vehicle for activism. They also take up the variety of print forms in which calls for activism have appeared, including fiction, editorials, letters to the editor, graphic satire, and non-periodical media such as pamphlets and calendars. As the contributors show, activists have used print media in a range of ways, not only in expected applications such as calls for boycotts and protests, but also for less expected aims such as the creation of networks among readers and to the legitimization of their causes. At a time when the golden age of print appears to be ending, Modern Print Activism in the United States argues that print activism should be studied as a specifically modernist phenomenon and poses questions related to the efficacy of print as a vehicle for social and political change.

The Scottsboro Boys Trial

A Primary Source Account

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Author: Lita Sorensen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823939756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Looks at the case of nine black teenagers who were tried and convicted of raping two young white women in Alabama in 1931, a crime that never occurred and an accusation which engendered a controversy that swept the country.

Scottsboro and Its Legacy

The Cases that Challenged American Legal and Social Justice

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Author: James R. Acker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990831

Category: History

Page: 258

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A vivid account of the Scottsboro Boys case-the alleged crimes, their legal aftermath, and their immediate and enduring social significance.

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

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Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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MultiCultural review

dedicated to a better understanding of ethnic, racial, and religious diversity

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Great Events from History

The 20th century, 1901-1940

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Author: Robert F. Gorman

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 3453

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Presents essays arranged in chronological order on key world events that occurred in such areas as politics, science, medicine, communications, literature, music, philosophy, and international affairs during the first forty years of the twentieth century.

ARTnews

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide

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Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210861

Category: Best books

Page: 1456

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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact

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Author: Neil Schlager

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558625600

Category: Labor movement

Page: 654

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Confidential fact sheet describing the book: the 'St. James encyclopedia of labor history worldwide' is designed to fill the gap that exists for a scholarly, encyclopedic treatment of the labor movement. This 2-volume set offers in-depth coverage and analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last two hundred years. With articles written by scholars in the field of labor history this work focuses on the relationship of these events to the labor movement as a whole and to societal change and development worldwide. This encyclopedia will be extremely useful to college students in history, political science, and American studies courses, as well as high school students researching history and interested public library patrons.