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Polly Farmer

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Australian football Legend Graham 'Polly' Farmer, one of the 12 inaugural Legends to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996. As a young boy growing up in a home for Aboriginal children, Polly Farmer set himself the goal of reaching the highest echelons of Australia's most popular home grown sport.

Australian National Bibliography

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Essays in Ecclesiastical Biography

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The New Zealand Official Year book

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Miscellaneous Works The new Timon St Stephan s and The lost tales of Miletus

Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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New York Times Book Review and Magazine

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The Dawn of Detroit

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2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Co-Winner 2018 John Hope Franklin Prize Finalist 2018 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) Winner 2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalist 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection “If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over.” —New York Times Book Review The prizewinning, nationally celebrated account of the slave origins of a major northern city A brilliant paradigm-shifting book that “transports the reader back to the eighteenth century and brings to life a multiracial community that began in slavery” (The New York Times), The Dawn of Detroit reveals for the first time that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest’s iconic city. Hailed by Publishers Weekly in a starred review as “a necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship,” The Dawn of Detroit meticulously uncovers the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Tiya Miles has skillfully assembled fragments of a distant historical record, introducing new historical figures and unearthing struggles that remained hidden from view until now. “In her eloquent account,” the Washington Post declared, “Miles conjures up a city of stark disparity and lives quashed.” A message from the past for our troubled present, The Dawn of Detroit is “an outstanding contribution that seeks to integrate the entirety of U.S. history, admirable and ugly, to offer a more holistic understanding of the country” (Booklist, starred review).

All American Anarchist

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All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the end of the nineteenth century. This engaging biography follows Labadie's colorful career from a childhood among a Pottawatomi tribe in the Michigan woods through his local and national involvement in a maze of late nineteenth-century labor and reform activities, including participation in the Socialist Labor party, Knights of Labor, Greenback movement, trades councils, typographical union, eight-hour-day campaigns, and the rise of the American Federation of Labor. Although he received almost no formal education, Labadie was a critical thinker and writer, contributing a column titled "Cranky Notions" to Benjamin Tucker's Liberty, the most important journal of American anarchism. He interacted with such influential rebels and reformers as Eugene V. Debs, Emma Goldman, Henry George, Samuel Gompers, and Terence V. Powderly, and was also a poet of both protest and sentiment, composing more than five hundred poems between 1900 and 1920. Affectionately known as Detroit's "Gentle Anarchist," Labadie's flamboyant and amiable personality counteracted his caustic writings, making him one of the city's most popular figures throughout his long life despite his dissident ideas. His individualist anarchist philosophy was also balanced by his conventional personal life—he was married to a devout Catholic and even worked for the city's water commission to make ends meet. In writing this biography of her grandfather, Carlotta R. Anderson consulted the renowned Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan, a unique collection of protest literature which extensively documents pivotal times in American labor history and radical history. She also had available a large collection of family scrapbooks, letters, photographs, and Labadie's personal account book. Including passages from Labadie's vast writings, poems, and letters, All-American Anarchist traces America's recurring anti-anarchist and anti-radical frenzy and repression, from the 1886 Haymarket bombing backlash to the Red Scares of the twentieth century.

Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon Historical Painter from His Autobiography and Journals 3

Author : Benjamin Robert Haydon
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Author : Francess G. Halpenny
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These biographies of Canadians are arranged chronologically by date of death. Entries in each volume are listed alphabetically, with bibliographies of source material and an index to names.

Current Biography Yearbook

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The life of Benjamin Robert Haydon from his autobiography and journals ed and compiled by T Taylor

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The bookseller s advertiser and monthly register of new publications

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Literary Remains of Henry Fynes Clinton Consisting of an autobiography and literary journal and brief essays on theological subjects Edited by C J Fynes Clinton

Author : Henry Fynes CLINTON
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The English Catalogue of Books

Author : Sampson Low
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A List of Illustrated Books Suitable for Christmas Presents New Year s Gifts School Prizes c c on Sale by James Bain No 1 Haymarket

Author : James Bain (fl. 1817-1839.)
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Bookseller

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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.

Freedom s Sword

Author : Gilbert Jonas
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Freedom's Sword is the first history to detail the remarkable, lasting achievements of the NAACP's first sixty years. From its pivotal role in overturning the Jim Crow laws in the South to its twenty-year court campaign that culminated with Brown v. the Board of Education, the NAACP has been at the forefront of the struggle against American racism. Gilbert Jonas, a fifty-year veteran of the organization, tracks America's political and social landscape period by period, as the NAACP grows to 400,000 members and is recognized by both blacks and whites as the leading force for social justice. Jonas recounts the historic combined efforts of ordinary citizens and black leaders such as W.E.B. Dubois, James Weldon Johnson, and Thurgood Marshall to root out white-only political primaries, separate schools, and segregated city buses. Freedom's Sword is a vivid and passionately written account of the single most influential secular organization in black America.

The Edinburgh magazine and literary miscellany a new series of The Scots magazine

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New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

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