Abandoned in the Heartland

Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis


Author: Jennifer Hamer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950178

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America. Nowhere is this more evident than in East St. Louis, Illinois. Once a thriving manufacturing and transportation center, East St. Louis is now known for its unemployment, crime, and collapsing infrastructure. Abandoned in the Heartland takes us into the lives of East St. Louis’s predominantly African American residents to find out what has happened since industry abandoned the city, and jobs, quality schools, and city services disappeared, leaving people isolated and imperiled. Jennifer Hamer introduces men who search for meaning and opportunity in dead-end jobs, women who often take on caretaking responsibilities until well into old age, and parents who have the impossible task of protecting their children in this dangerous, and literally toxic, environment. Illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs showing how the city has changed over time, this book, full of stories of courage and fortitude, offers a powerful vision of the transformed circumstances of life in one American suburb.

A Psychic in the Heartland

The Extraordinary Experiences of a Small-Town Doctor


Author: Bettilu Stein Faulkner

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781609258078

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 225

View: 8623

The true story of a small-town doctor destined to live his life along two paths: one as a successful physician, the other as a psychic with ever more interesting adventures. Experiencing a wide range of spiritual phenomena, Dr. Riblet Hout learned about the connection between the healer and the healed, our individual missions on earth, free will, and our relationship with God. He also paints a vivid picture of life on the "other side" as well as the moment of transition from physical life to "afterlife."



Author: Peter Zindler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595808816

Category: Self-Help

Page: 75

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Whatever your circumstances are, wherever you find yourself in this life, don't ever think that your Father in heaven has shortchanged you. You have been created in His image and He has thoughtfully and purposely deposited in your heart the talents for true greatness in this life and the life to come. Decide today, that this day, you will do something out of pure kindness for someone else without seeking any reward. Seeds of Greatness will open the door of our heart to the gifts and abilities that God planted when He formed you in your mothers' wombs. It will further define what greatness truly is-and it isn't spiking a football in the end zone and then signing the goal post with a marker. Author Peter Zindler offers heartwarming examples of the greatness of God in an ordinary man's life, a man who has dared to go against the world's opinion and will follow God wherever He leads him. As you read Seeds of Greatness, you'll step into a corridor of truth that promises to take you to a new level!

Seasons of the Heartland

Celebrating 20 Years of Midwest Living


Author: Midwest Living,Midwest Living Magazine

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9780762745111

Category: Photography

Page: 153

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Essays and photographs describe life in the Midwest through the four seasons of the year.

From the Heart of the Heartland

The Fiction of Sinclair Ross


Author: John George Moss

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776603299

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 4679

This volume gathers together authors and critics to reappraise the legacy of Sinclair Ross. Beyond Ross’ major novel As For Me and My House, the contributors reestablish the value of his other writings in their literary and historical contexts.

Into the Heartland


Author: Len Custer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595629970

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 3663

In 1872, thirteen-year-old Will Curtis isnt prepared for the changes that are about to occur in his young life. His mother died six months ago while giving birth to his youngest sister, Anne. Will is not pleased when his Pa, a cantankerous self-ordained minister, introduces him to his new stepmother, eighteen-year-old Mary. Will initially resents the pretty young woman, but he is eventually overcome by her charm. Soon after Marys arrival, the family is guided by Wills forty-year-old uncle, Zeke, as they leave their West Virginia home to forge a new life on the Kansas frontier. Will is saddened when he has to leave his best friend, Skeeter, and his dog, Crusher, behind. The long journey by steamboat, train, and wagon is not an easy one, but their struggles are only the beginning. While besieged with natural disasters, family conflict, outlaws, and death, the Curtis family also becomes involved in a deadly vendetta. This coming-of-age Western demonstrates Wills determination and dedication to his family as he matures on the hardscrabble Kansas homestead. In his five-year journey, Will reaps the rewards of hard work, faces his foes, and discovers the wonder of love in Into the Heartland.

A Lynching in the Heartland

Race and Memory in America


Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137053933

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 2998

On a hot summer night in 1930, three black teenagers accused of murdering a young white man and raping his girlfriend waited for justice in an Indiana jail. A mob dragged them from the jail and lynched two of them. No one in Marion, Indiana was ever punished for the murders. In this gripping account, James H. Madison refutes the popular perception that lynching was confined to the South, and clarifies 20th century America's painful encounters with race, justice, and memory.

Medicinal Plants of the Heartland


Author: Connie Kaye,Neil Billington

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 344

View: 7300

The natural remedies used by our great-grandmothers are again finding acceptance. Over 250 wild and cultivated plants with medicinal properties.

Struggle for the Heartland

The Campaigns from Fort Henry to Corinth


Author: Stephen D. Engle,Bison Book

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803267534

Category: History

Page: 264

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Struggle for the Heartland tells the story surrounding the military campaign that began in early 1862 with the advance to Fort Henry and culminated in late May with the capture of Corinth, Mississippi. The first significant Northern penetration into the Confederate west, this campaign saw the military coming-of-age of Ulysses S. Grant and offered a hint as to where the Federals might win the war. For the South, it dashed any hopes of avoiding a protracted conflict. Stephen D. Engle colors in the details that bring great clarity and new life to the scene of these battles as well as to the social and political context in which they occurred.

Constructing the heartland

television news and natural disaster


Author: Katherine Fry

Publisher: Hampton Pr

ISBN: 9781572735163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 171

View: 8965