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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Author : Frederick Douglass
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An autobiographical account of a childhood and youth spent in slavery by a man who became a great abolitionist and leader of anti-slavery activity.

African American Mystery Writers

Author : Frankie Y. Bailey
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The book describes the movement by African American authors from slave narratives and antebellum newspapers into fiction writing, and the subsequent developments of black genre fiction through the present. It analyzes works by modern African American mystery writers, focusing on sleuths, the social locations of crime, victims and offenders, the notion of “doing justice,” and the role of African American cultural vernacular in mystery fiction. A final section focuses on readers and reading, examining African American mystery writers’ access to the marketplace and the issue of the “double audience” raised by earlier writers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Atheism Morality and the Kingdom of God

Author : David K. Clark
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This treatise explores both the beguiling fancy that without God, moral virtue is not possible, and the dream that human fulfillment awaits the faithful in an afterlife Kingdom. It shows that Jesus’ Parables of the Kingdom of God, once stripped of their deceptive theological overlay, reveal an account of real-time flourishing that is secular, constituted by virtue, and incompatible with the life of faith (total dedication to a deity). Part I establishes that morality and human virtue are indeed fully independent of God’s very existence, while Parts II and III isolate the prized hermeneutical principle whereby the authentic words of Jesus are set in relief. What emerges is Jesus’ own urgent testimony of a this-world kingdom which is the good-life for humans—the summum bonum. This vision, anchored in the very tradition of which Jesus was both participant and critic, reveals human fulfillment as an achievement which is possible only here and now—should we muster the courage to live it.

Paul Behaving Badly

Author : E. Randolph Richards
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Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities, revealing a vision of Christian faith that was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours.

Mrs Mark Twain

Author : Martin Naparsteck
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"Olivia Langdon was born into what became the richest family in Elmira, New York, in 1845, and was one of the first females in the country to attend college. But her life became extraordinary when she married Mark Twain in 1870, however, it was filled with tragedy. Through all of this, they maintained a close, loving, caring relationship"--

Yes I Am who I Am

Author : Michael Eric Owens
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"YES, I AM Who I AM is the result of much reading, research, and deep reflection. Part history, part memoir, part meditation, it is ultimately a hopefilled summons to Blacks to embrace and claim their full identity as Americans. Michael Owens' critique of 'African American' as identity is sure to provoke, and to raise further questions as the reader follows Owens' journey of discovery towards a usable Black identity for contemporary America." Laura Gellott, Professor of History University of Wisconsin-Parkside "Michael Owens, as an agent of truth, confronts the Black identity crisis with courage and dignity. YES, I AM Who I AM is a thoughtful expos that ventures beyond a historical account of the Black experience in America to offer a solution; a timely read for anyone who calls themselves an American." Heather Frederick, Professor of Psychology Northcentral University "Becoming who you are has turned out to be an enormous challenge for African American men and women in the face of a world that wants everyone to be the same. YES, I AM Who I AM truly focuses on new steps, ideas, and approaches that one might consider to shift gears in becoming fully present with who you are and with who you can become. Owens has done it." Lloyd C. Williams D. Min., Ph. D., Organizational Psychologist, Professor, Consultant, and Author

The Secret Agent

Author : Joseph Conrad
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The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad, is part of theBarnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works. Set in early twentieth-century London and inspired by an actual attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, The Secret Agent is a complex exploration of motivation and morality. The title character, Adolf Verloc, is obviously no James Bond. In fact, he and his circle of misfit saboteurs are not spies but terrorists, driven less by political ideals than by their unruly emotions and irrational hatreds. Verloc has settled into an apparent marriage of convenience. Family life gives him a respectable cover, while his wife hopes to get help in handling her halfwit brother, Stevie. Instead Verloc involves Stevie in one of his explosive schemes, an act that leads to violence, murder, and revenge. Darkly comic, the novel is also obliquely autobiographical: Joseph Conrad''s parents were involved in the radical politics of their time, and their early deaths left him profoundly distrustful of any sort of political action. Steven Marcus is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, and a specialist in nineteenth-century literature and culture. He is the author of more than 200 publications.

The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings

Author : Karl Marx
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The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Largely ignored when it was first published in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels's The Communist Manifesto has become one of the most widely read and discussed social and political testaments ever written. Its ideas and concepts have not only become part of the intellectual landscape of Western civilization: They form the basis for a movement that has, for better or worse, radically changed the world. Addressed to the common worker, the Manifesto argues that history is a record of class struggle between the bourgeoisie, or owners, and the proletariat, or workers. In order to succeed, the bourgeoisie must constantly build larger cities, promote new products, and secure cheaper commodities, while eliminating large numbers of workers in order to increase profits without increasing production—a scenario that is perhaps even more prevalent today than in 1848. Calling upon the workers of the world to unite, the Manifesto announces a plan for overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the proletariat. This volume also includes Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852), one of the most brilliant works ever written on the philosophy of history, and Theses on Feuerbach (1845), Marx's personal notes about new forms of social relations and education. Communist Manifesto translated by Samuel Moore, revised and edited by Friedrich Engels. Martin Puchner is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, as well as the author of Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama and Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (forthcoming).

Poetics and Rhetoric

Author : Aristotle
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The texts of Aristotle's classic studies of drama and oratorical skill are accompanied by an analysis of their contents and an introductory essay.

Uncommon Faithfulness

Author : Mary Shawn Copeland
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An engaging study of black catholics, their contributions to the Catholic church, and the challenges they face. These essays describe the experience of black Catholics in this country since their arrival in North america in the sixteenth century ujtil the present day. The essays highlight the difficulties black Catholics faced in their early attempts to join churches and enter religious communities, their participation in the civil rights struggle, and the challenges they face today as they seek full inclusion in the church, whether in terms of liturgical practice or pastoral ministry.

Da Art of Story Tellin

Author : Collin Craig
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Catalog of Reprints in Series

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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative 1950 1977

Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
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African American Review

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Republican Gothic

Author : Shelley Suzanne Streeby
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Books in Series

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Emerging structures in interdisciplinary perspective

Author : Rudi Keller
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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).

Books and Pamphlets Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Author : Sojourner Truth
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At a time when most black women were slaves or servants and even white women were expected to sit quietly in the corner, Sojourner Truth transformed herself from a runaway slave to a well-known campaigner for abolition and women's rights. Born a slave in New York State around 1797 and given the name Isabella by her owner, she had already fled to freedom when New York's 1827 anti-slavery law officially emancipated her. Deeply religious, she adopted the name Sojourner Truth and became a traveling lay preacher and lecturer. Though she was illiterate, her extraordinary speaking skills electrified audiences and brought her widespread fame. Sojourner Truth dictated her "Narrative "to fellow feminist and abolitionist, Olive Gilbert. First published in 1850, it reveals the striking differences between slavery in the North and in the South. For example, while hideous conditions could be found in either region, Northern slaves were much more isolated from other African-Americans, and therefore more psychologically dependent upon their masters. An essential document of American history, "Narrative of Sojourner Truth" swirls with the fiery insights of this complex, accomplished, and magnetic woman, a preacher and a suffragist, and one of our most consummately human figures.