The Long Shadow of the Past

Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, and Culture

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Author: Katya Krylova

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1571139397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Examines key contemporary Austrian literary texts, films, and memorials that treat Nazism and the Holocaust for what they reveal about the country's contemporary politics of memory.

Legacy of Secrecy

The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

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Author: Lamar Waldron,Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582439508

Category: Political Science

Page: 941

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From the authors of Ultimate Sacrifice—”Explosive new material, based mainly on government documents from the National Archives” (Vanity Fair). John F. Kennedy’s assassination launched a frantic search to find his killers. It also launched a flurry of covert actions by Lyndon Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, and other top officials to hide the fact that in November 1963, the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba as part of a JFK-authorized coup. The coup plan’s exposure could have led to a nuclear confrontation with Russia, but the cover-up prevented a full investigation into Kennedy’s assassination, a legacy of secrecy that would impact American politics and foreign policy for the next forty-five years. It also allowed two men who confessed their roles in JFK’s murder to be involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968. Exclusive interviews and newly declassified files from the National Archives document in chilling detail how three mob bosses were able to prevent the truth from coming to light until now. “They’ve done a service by digging up the deepest, darkest, most disturbing archival evidence to support their Mob hit theory.” —Ron Rosenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Explaining Hitler “A riveting take on the assassination itself and the devastating results of government secrets, this account proves the continuing relevancy and importance of seeking the truth behind one of the US’s most personal tragedies.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Long Shadow of Sexual Abuse

Developmental Effects across the Life Cycle

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Author: Calvin A. Colarusso

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765707680

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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This book describes the profound interferences with normal developmental processes that occur throughout the life cycle as a result of chronic child sexual abuse. This conviction is supported by the presentation of detailed case histories of individuals ranging in age from five to sixty three.

The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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Author: Jared Peatman

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809333104

Category: History

Page: 244

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When Abraham Lincoln addressed the crowd at the new national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, he intended his speech to be his most eloquent statement on the inextricable link between equality and democracy. However, unwilling to commit to equality at that time, the nation stood ill-prepared to accept the full message of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In the ensuing century, groups wishing to advance a particular position hijacked Lincoln’s words for their own ends, highlighting the specific parts of the speech that echoed their stance while ignoring the rest. Only as the nation slowly moved toward equality did those invoking Lincoln’s speech come closer to recovering his true purpose. In this incisive work, Jared Peatman seeks to understand Lincoln’s intentions at Gettysburg and how his words were received, invoked, and interpreted over time, providing a timely and insightful analysis of one of America’s most legendary orations. After reviewing the events leading up to November 19, 1863, Peatman examines immediate responses to the ceremony in New York, Gettysburg itself, Confederate Richmond, and London, showing how parochial concerns and political affiliations shaped initial coverage of the day and led to the censoring of Lincoln’s words in some locales. He then traces how, over time, proponents of certain ideals invoked the particular parts of the address that suited their message, from reunification early in the twentieth century to American democracy and patriotism during the world wars and, finally, to Lincoln’s full intended message of equality during the Civil War centennial commemorations and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Peatman also explores foreign invocations of the Gettysburg Address and its influence on both the Chinese constitution of 1912 and the current French constitution. An epilogue highlights recent and even current applications of the Gettysburg Address and hints at ways the speech might be used in the future. By tracing the evolution of Lincoln’s brief words at a cemetery dedication into a revered document essential to American national identity, this revealing work provides fresh insight into the enduring legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address on American history and culture.

The Long Shadow of Antiquity

What Have the Greeks and Romans Done for Us?

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Author: Gregory S. Aldrete,Alicia Aldrete

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441189815

Category: History

Page: 384

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Democracy? Mathematics? The Calendar? Hospitals? This book is an enlightening look at the myriad ways that the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have fundamentally influenced and shaped our modern world. Familiar institutions, rituals, and aspects of everyday modern life are examined to reveal their often surprising classical roots, while the authors explore a selection of the innovations of ancient Greek and Roman civilization to trace how these have developed through history and still affect the world of the twenty-first century. The style is fast-paced and, while drawing on authoritative and current scholarship, the factual information is enlivened with anecdotal details. This book will open the reader's eyes to a new understanding of the world that we live in today.

The Long Shadow of the British Empire

The Ongoing Legacies of Race and Class in Zambia

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Author: Juliette Bridgette Milner-Thornton

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230340180

Category: History

Page: 304

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The Long Shadow of the British Empire explores the lived experiences of formerly colonized people in the privacy of their homes, communities, workplaces, and classrooms, and the associations they created from these social interactions and the enduring legacies of their relationships. It examines the centrality of gender and social identity in the formation of non-western people in the British Empire more generally and Northern Rhodesia specifically. Combining anthropological and autoethnographical historical methods, it describes the social, economic, political, and educational disadvantages Eurafricans-more commonly known as 'Coloured' in Zambia-were subjected to on account of their mixed heritage and the legacies of these racist practices in their present-day lives.

The Long Shadow of the Civil War

Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

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Author: Victoria E. Bynum

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807833819

Category: History

Page: 221

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In The Long Shadow of the Civil War, Victoria Bynum relates uncommon narratives about common Southern folks who fought not with the Confederacy, but against it. Focusing on regions in three Southern states--North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas

The Long Shadow of 9/11

America's Response to Terrorism

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Author: Brian Michael Jenkins,John Godges

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083305838X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 222

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This book provides a multifaceted array of answers to the question, In the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, how has America responded? In a series of essays, RAND authors lend a farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11's legacy. The essays assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11. Part One of the book addresses the lessons learned from America's accomplishments and mistakes in its responses to the 9/11 attacks and the ongoing terrorist threat. Part Two explores reactions to the extreme ideologies of the terrorists and to the fears they have generated. Part Three presents the dilemmas of asymmetrical warfare and suggests ways to resolve them. Part Four cautions against sacrificing a long-term strategy by imposing short-term solutions, particularly with respect to air passenger security and counterterrorism intelligence. Finally, Part Five looks at the effects of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. public health system, at the potential role of compensation policy for losses incurred by terrorism, and at the possible long-term effects of terrorism and counterterrorism on American values, laws, and society.--Publisher description.

The Long Shadow of Temperament

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Author: Jerome Kagan,Nancy Snidman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674039261

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 304

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We have seen these children--the shy and the sociable, the cautious and the daring--and wondered what makes one avoid new experience and another avidly pursue it. At the crux of the issue surrounding the contribution of nature to development is the study that Jerome Kagan and his colleagues have been conducting for more than two decades. In The Long Shadow of Temperament, Kagan and Nancy Snidman summarize the results of this unique inquiry into human temperaments, one of the best-known longitudinal studies in developmental psychology. These results reveal how deeply certain fundamental temperamental biases can be preserved over development. Identifying two extreme temperamental types--inhibited and uninhibited in childhood, and high-reactive and low-reactive in very young babies--Kagan and his colleagues returned to these children as adolescents. Surprisingly, one of the temperaments revealed in infancy predicted a cautious, fearful personality in early childhood and a dour mood in adolescence. The other bias predicted a bold childhood personality and an exuberant, sanguine mood in adolescence. These personalities were matched by different biological properties. In a masterly summary of their wide-ranging exploration, Kagan and Snidman conclude that these two temperaments are the result of inherited biologies probably rooted in the differential excitability of particular brain structures. Though the authors appreciate that temperamental tendencies can be modified by experience, this compelling work--an empirical and conceptual tour-de-force--shows how long the shadow of temperament is cast over psychological development.

International Cooperation

The Extents and Limits of Multilateralism

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Author: I. William Zartman,Saadia Touval

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521138655

Category: Law

Page: 274

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Considers multilateralism and other approaches to international cooperation, identifying further areas for research into the issues of international relations.

In the Shadow of Catastrophe

German Intellectuals Between Apocalypse and Enlightenment

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Author: Anson Rabinbach

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207448

Category: History

Page: 263

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"The quality of Rabinbach's intellectual history and his ability to write about highly complex texts in an accessible way are unassailable. His conviction that this German tradition of thought still exerts a strong intellectual and even political influence today makes "In the Shadow of Catastrophe" a direct and powerful intervention in current debates. This book is a gem!"--Andreas Huyssen, author of "Twilight Memories"

The Season of the Long Shadow

The End of Separation

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Author: James T. King,Patrick E. Quirk

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595263828

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The Season of the Long Shadow, the second book in the "Messenger Series" of Redpath novels, refers to an ancient Native American prophecy that is already passing over this land and warns of events which will affect everyone. It speaks of strange times ahead and the ultimate decision we will be asked to make. Which path will we follow? What will we need to choose our path wisely?This book provides indepth information on lessons to end Separation, steps to heal our spirit from within, and the Seven Warnings leading to the Season of the Long Shadow.

In the Shadow of the Generals

Foreign Policy Making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

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Author: Martin Mullins

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754647362

Category: Political Science

Page: 169

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Martin Mullins provides an in-depth study of the construction of foreign policy in developing countries by taking an original line of both a post-positivist methodology and an acceptance of the importance of the realism in foreign policy formation in the Southern Cone countries from the early 1980s to the present day. Highlighting the case of Chilean foreign policy in the 1990s this book examines the adoption of realism in its policy formation, in contrast to the strong historical narratives of Argentina and Brazil. This carefully constructed work examines the nuances of foreign policy making through a comprehensive study of political culture that underlines the linkages between domestic and foreign policy sets in the region.

The Domestic Politics of Foreign Aid

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Author: Erik Lundsgaarde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415656958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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In spite of shared rhetorical commitments to tackling poverty worldwide, donors have varied considerably in their use of aid as an instrument for global poverty reduction. This book explains varied donor priorities by examining how societal actors, governmental actors, and the institutions that regulate their interactions influence development policy choices. The Domestic Politics of Foreign Aid challenges explanations for donor generosity that identify humanitarian values, partisan politics, and welfare state institutions as key determinants of aid-giving patterns. It explains how the preferences of diverse sets of actors are amalgamated in the domestic political arena to shape national preferences for international redistribution. Drawing on interview research conducted with a variety of stakeholders in four donor countries (Denmark, France, Switzerland and the United States) and an extensive review of primary and secondary sources on aid politics in the countries studied, the book offers both a static overview of the characteristics of aid policymaking systems and a historical treatment of policymaking dynamics over a 25-year period (1980-2005). Applying a common theoretical framework to the four case studies and using development NGO advocacy as a starting point for examining the politics of aid, this book provides a synthesis of several strands of theoretical work dealing with interest group politics and political institutions to inform the analysis of the societal and governmental determinants of aid choices.

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century

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Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088634

Category: History

Page: 514

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A critically acclaimed historian describes the first World War in terms of its lasting impact on politics, diplomacy and economics as well as art and literature across the 20th century and not just as a precursor to World War II. 20,000 first printing.

The Thanks of the Fatherland

German Veterans After the Second World War

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Author: James M. Diehl

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807861030

Category: History

Page: 360

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An account of the problems facing German veterans after WWII and the ways in which they were addressed in the decade following Germany's defeat. The primary focus is on the major pieces of veterans' legislation passed in the early years of the German Federal Republic. Historical context is provided by the first two chapters and the conclusion, which compares and contrasts the fate of veterans and their sociopolitical impact on German society following the two world wars. Originally published in 1993. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Generation of Postmemory

Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust

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Author: Marianne Hirsch

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152627X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Can we remember other people's memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories multiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and affects passed down within the family and the culture at large. In these new and revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust and other, related sites of memory, Marianne Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory. The book's chapters, two of which were written collaboratively with the historian Leo Spitzer, engage the work of postgeneration artists and writers such as Art Spiegelman, W.G. Sebald, Eva Hoffman, Tatana Kellner, Muriel Hasbun, Anne Karpff, Lily Brett, Lorie Novak, David Levinthal, Nancy Spero and Susan Meiselas. Grappling with the ethics of empathy and identification, these artists attempt to forge a creative postmemorial aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. In her analyses of their fractured texts, Hirsch locates the roots of the familial and affiliative practices of postmemory in feminism and other movements for social change. Using feminist critical strategies to connect past and present, words and images, and memory and gender, she brings the entangled strands of disparate traumatic histories into more intimate contact. With more than fifty illustrations, her text enables a multifaceted encounter with foundational and cutting edge theories in memory, trauma, gender, and visual culture, eliciting a new understanding of history and our place in it.

The Longest Shadow

In the Aftermath of the Holocaust

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Author: Geoffrey H. Hartman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253330338

Category: History

Page: 179

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""A virtue of The Longest Shadow is that, despite the familiarity of many of its pieces, it feels more initiatory than recapitulative..."" -- Modern Jewish Studies ""The Longest Shadow illuminates the dangers inherent in representations of the Holocaust and of the obverse, the denial, of that unique part of our history."" -- Judaism: Quarterly Journal ""The Longest Shadow, a collection of essays on the cultural 'aftermath' of the Holocaust by the literary critic Geoffrey Hartman, epitomizes this conflicted legacy of silence and speech, of numbness and feeling -- and of withdrawal and desire for connection. If Hartman's essays confront the inadequacy of language in the bewildering, alienating wake of the Holocaust, they also resonate with a sense of loneliness that makes silence and isolation unbearable.""A -- Joanne Jacobson, The Nation ""The personal narratives that frame the book also contain by far its richest pages, both emotionally and in the theoretical speculations to which they give rise."" -- Times Literary Supplement Distinguished literary scholar Geoffrey H. Hartman, himself forced to leave Germany at age nine, collects his essays, both scholarly and personal, that focus on the Holocaust. Hartman contends that although progress has been made, we are only beginning to understand the horrendous events of 1933 to 1945.

In the Shadow of Slavery

African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

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Author: Leslie M. Harris

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226317757

Category: History

Page: 387

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"The black experience in the antebellum South has been thoroughly documented. But histories set in the North are few. In the Shadow of Slavery, then, is a big and ambitious book, one in which insights about race and class in New York City abound. Leslie Harris has masterfully brought more than two centuries of African American history back to life in this illuminating new work."—David Roediger, author of The Wages of Whiteness In 1991 in lower Manhattan, a team of construction workers made an astonishing discovery. Just two blocks from City Hall, under twenty feet of asphalt, concrete, and rubble, lay the remains of an eighteenth-century "Negro Burial Ground." Closed in 1790 and covered over by roads and buildings throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the site turned out to be the largest such find in North America, containing the remains of as many as 20,000 African Americans. The graves revealed to New Yorkers and the nation an aspect of American history long hidden: the vast number of enslaved blacks who labored to create our nation's largest city. In the Shadow of Slavery lays bare this history of African Americans in New York City, starting with the arrival of the first slaves in 1626, moving through the turbulent years before emancipation in 1827, and culminating in one of the most terrifying displays of racism in U.S. history, the New York City Draft Riots of 1863. Drawing on extensive travel accounts, autobiographies, newspapers, literature, and organizational records, Leslie M. Harris extends beyond prior studies of racial discrimination by tracing the undeniable impact of African Americans on class, politics, and community formation and by offering vivid portraits of the lives and aspirations of countless black New Yorkers. Written with clarity and grace, In the Shadow of Slavery is an ambitious new work that will prove indispensable to historians of the African American experience, as well as anyone interested in the history of New York City.