Which Side Are You On?

An Inside History of the Folk Music Revival in America

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Author: Dick Weissman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826419149

Category: Music

Page: 296

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A history, with a personal touch, of the American folk music revival is penned by a recording artist, songwriter, and former member of the Journeymen.

Which Side are You On?

The Harlan County Coal Miners, 1931-39

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Author: John W. Hevener

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Detailing the dimensions of unionization and the balance of power spawned by New Deal labor policy after government intervention, this book is the definitive analysis of Harlan's bloody decade.

Which Side are You On?

The Brookside Mine Strike in Harlan County, Kentucky, 1973-1974

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Author: Lynda Ann Ewen

Publisher: Vanguard Books (IL)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Brookside Mine Strike

Page: 139

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Which Side Are You On?

Trying to Be for Labor When It's Flat on Its Back (Large Print 16pt)

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Author: Thomas Geoghegan

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459604687

Category:

Page: 532

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The comic, poignant, one-of-a-kind book that ''reads like an enthralling novel'' (Studs Terkel). When it first appeared in hardcover, Which Side Are You On? received widespread critical accolades, and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. In this new paperback edition, Thomas Geoghegan has updated his eloquent plea for the relevance of organized labor in America with an afterword covering the labor movement through the 1990s. A funny, sharp, unsentimental career memoir, Which Side Are You On? pairs a compelling history of the rise and near-fall of labor in the United States with an idealist''s disgruntled exercise in self-evaluation. Writing with the honesty of an embattled veteran still hoping for the best, Geoghegan offers an entertaining, accessible, and literary introduction to the labor movement, as well as an indispensable touchstone for anyone whose hopes have run up against the unaccommodating facts on the ground. Wry and inspiring, Which Side Are You On? is the ideal book for anyone who has ever woken up and realized, ''You must change your life.''

Which Side are You On?

An Introduction to Politics

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Author: Stephen Rosskamm Shalom

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: 9780205280889

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

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Aiming to put the “politics” back in political science, this new text emphasizes issues and debates in the context of the major ideologies, demonstrating the connection between political science and the issues that matter in our lives. Because politics–the political issues of the day–are what draw most people to the study of political science, Shalom's new text emphasizes the key issues and ideas in the political world to capture student interest and to help them think like political scientists. Which Side Are You On? was written with the belief that learning about politics is not a matter of being told the “truth” by a text or a scholar, but rather involves examining conflicting points of view. The text, therefore, presents each topic in the introductory course in terms of different perspectives and various ideologies, and asks students to think through these views. Which Side Are You On? begins with an exposition of the major political ideologies, with separate chapters devoted to conservatism, liberalism and democratic socialism. These ideologies then form the framework for the rest of the book: as each topic is addressed–from civil liberties to welfare policy to globalization–the reader is given the necessary factual information and then shown how these topics are contestable and are embedded in conflicting world views.

European Culture Wars and the Italian Case

Which side are you on?

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Author: Luca Ozzano,Alberta Giorgi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131736547X

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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This book aims to understand the European political debate about contentious issues, framed in terms of religious values by religious and/or secular actors in 21st century. It specifically focuses on the Italian case, which, due to its peculiar history and contemporary political landscape, is a paradigmatic case for the study of the relationships between religion and politics. In recent years, a number of controversies related to religious issues have characterised the European public debate at both the EU and the national level. The ‘affaire du foulard’ in France, the referendum on abortion in Portugal, the recognition of same-sex marriages in many Western European States, the debate over bioethics and the regulation of euthanasia are only a few examples of contentious issues involving religion. This book aims to shed light on the interrelation between these different debates, as well as their broader meaning, through the analysis of the paradigmatic case of Italy. Italy summarizes and sometimes exasperates wider European trends, both because of the peculiar role traditionally played by the Vatican in Italian politics and for the rise, since the 1990s, of new political entrepreneurs eager to exploit ethical and civilizational issues. This work will be of great interest to scholars and students of a number of fields within the disciplines of political science, sociology and law, and will be useful for courses on religion and politics, political parties, social movements and civil society.

Which Side are You On?

Ken Loach and His Films

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Author: Anthony Hayward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780747574125

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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This biography is about radical filmmaker Ken Loach.

Which Side Are You On?

20th Century American History in 100 Protest Songs

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Author: James Sullivan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190660309

Category: History

Page: 264

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When he emerged from the nightclubs of Greenwich Village, Bob Dylan was often identified as a "protest" singer. As early as 1962, however, Dylan was already protesting the label: "I don't write no protest songs," he told his audience on the night he debuted "Blowin' in the Wind." "Protest" music is largely perceived as an unsubtle art form, a topical brand of songwriting that preaches to the converted. But popular music of all types has long given listeners food for thought. Fifty years before Vietnam, before the United States entered World War I, some of the most popular sheet music in the country featured anti-war tunes. The labor movement of the early decades of the century was fueled by its communal "songbook." The Civil Rights movement was soundtracked not just by the gorgeous melodies of "Strange Fruit" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," but hundreds of other gospel-tinged ballads and blues. In Which Side Are You On, author James Sullivan delivers a lively anecdotal history of the progressive movements that have shaped the growth of the United States, and the songs that have accompanied and defined them. Covering one hundred years of social conflict and progress across the twentieth century and into the early years of the twenty-first, this book reveals how protest songs have given voice to the needs and challenges of a nation and asked its citizens to take a stand--asking the question "Which side are you on?"

Neustart im Kopf

Wie sich unser Gehirn selbst repariert

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Author: Norman Doidge

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593508397

Category: Science

Page: 382

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Die erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten unseres Gehirns Unser Gehirn ist nicht - wie lange angenommen - eine unveränderliche Hardware. Es kann sich vielmehr auf verblüffende Weise umgestalten und sogar selbst reparieren - und das bis ins hohe Alter. Diese Erkenntnis ist die wohl sensationellste Entdeckung der Neurowissenschaften. "Dr. Doidge, ein hervorragender Psychiater und Forscher, erkundet die Neuroplastizität in Begegnungen mit Pionieren der Forschung und mit Patienten, die von den neuen Möglichkeiten der Rehabilitation profitiert haben. ... Das Buch ist ein absolut außergewöhnliches und hoffnungsvolles Zeugnis der Möglichkeiten des menschlichen Gehirns." Oliver Sacks "...ein faszinierender Abriss der jüngsten Revolution in den Neurowissenschaften!" The New York Times "Das Gehirn ist kein fertig verdrahteter Denkapparat, der im Laufe des Lebens immer weiter verschleißt. Es kann sich umorganisieren, umformen und manchmal kann es sogar wachsen. Der Psychologe Norman Doidge erklärt neueste Ergebnisse der Hirnforschung: Durch einfühlsam geschilderte Beispiele macht er sie für jedermann verständlich und nachvollziehbar." Deutschlandfunk

Nur eine Ohrfeige

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Author: Christos Tsiolkas

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608103058

Category: Fiction

Page: 510

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Aus einer scheinbar banalen Begebenheit entwickelt sich eine packende Erzählung über Liebe, Sex und die verschiedenen Auffassungen von Ehe, Erziehung und Freundschaft. Die Ohrfeige zwingt alle Beteiligten dazu, ihr eigenes Familienleben, all ihre Erwartungen, Überzeugungen und Wünsche infrage zu stellen. Aus acht Perspektiven schildert Tsiolkas eindrücklich das innere Erleben der Gäste. Ein großer Gesellschaftsroman - ein Roman über die moderne Familie. - Monatelang auf den Bestsellerlisten in Großbritannien und Australien - Ausgezeichnet mit dem »Commonwealth Writers’ Prize« - Nominiert für den »Man Booker Prize« - Verfilmt als Fernsehserie

Friend or Foe

1916: Which side are you on?

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Author: Brian Gallagher

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847177557

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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It’s time to choose: friendship, family or loyalty to the cause. When Emer Davey saves her neighbour Jack Madigan from drowning, it seems that they will be friends forever. But eight months later, they find themselves on opposite sides in a life-or-death struggle, as Dublin is torn apart by the Easter Rising. Emer’s father is an officer in the Irish Volunteers who believes that armed rebellion is the only way to gain independence from Britain. His daughter has inherited his passion and is determined to help the rebels in any way she can. Jack’s dad is a sergeant in the Dublin Metropolitan Police. They share a deep respect for the law and are sure that Home Rule can be achieved through peaceful politics and helping with the war effort. These two young friends find their loyalties challenged as the terrifying reality of war sets in – and the Rising hits closer to home than either could have imagined. 'Beautiful writing' Sunday Independent on Stormclouds

Which Side Are You On?

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Author: George Ella Lyon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941026069

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Tells the story of a song which was written amid a rain of bullets in 1931 by Florence Reece, whose miner husband Sam tried to organize a union strike for better pay, safer working conditions, and health care.

BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

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Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

Whose Side Are You On?

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Author: Alan Gibbons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444003887

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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An exciting and very topical story about racism and bullying in the classroom with a plea to stand up for what you believe in.

Whose Side Are You On?

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Author: Teddy Jamieson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409028895

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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From the late 1960s, Northern Ireland has been mired in violence. Yet it has had seen more than its fair share of sporting heroes - from footballer George Best, through snooker champion Alex Higgins, to boxer Barry McGuigan. Life was tough for these working-class lads, but they could shine on the football field or find refuge at the town boxing club. For other kids, like the young Teddy Jamieson, a knockabout in the back-lanes was as good as it got, but at least they had their heroes. Watching McGuigan on telly, Teddy could feel proud to be Northern Irish. But sport - like everything else in Northern Ireland - could quickly turn nasty when politics were involved. This extraordinary journey through sport and the Troubles has it all: from Olympic gold-medals to Gaelic football; from death threats to reconciliations. Then there is Teddy's own story, as we learn how the age-old playground question 'Whose side are you on?' doesn't always have an easy answer.