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The Tales of John Kneebone

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"The Tales of John Kneebone" is a collection of stories. It is not a mere anthology, but a family of stores about a particular time, place and character. The time is the mid-18th century, the place is Cornwall and the person is John Kneebone. John Kneebone was a one-legged ne'er-do-well. He had many colorful adventures, and was a master of making up colourful stories about those adventures, both real and imaginary and a mixture of the two. The stories here are all stories that Kneebone told, with an eye to wheedling a drink or a coin out of his audience, in answer to the question "How did you lose your leg? "These stories were collected by someone who knew him well, a local worthy named John Wearne, who was a Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor in Wendron, Cornwall. In his official capacity, he often transported Kneebone to court and to gaol. Wearne also encountered Kneebone in many other situations in which he was wont to hear Kneebone spinning a tale. Wearne repeats to us some of these tales, with thoughts and insights of his own.This collection began as an idea based on a small pamphlet telling the history of Wendron Parish, Conrwall - a real place - and in it were mentioned and described John Wearne and John Kneebone, both real people. Naturally, the stories here are from the vivid imaginations of a variety of authors, writing especially for this project. It is gratifying that so many talented people were intrigued by this idea and joined in. Cornwall is, in the wide world, both little known and widely misunderstood (paradoxically enough) . Far from being merely a rustic vacation-spot for wealthy Londoners, Cornwall has a rich and unique history and heritage all its own, and a claim to be its own country, independent of any larger, more powerful neighbor. Unfortunately, the media and the entertainment industry have, for a long time, presented a view of Cornwall that is misleading. In the stories in this book, fiction and entertainment though they aim to be, you will find glimpses of the real Cornwall back in the days when Mining and Fishing were King, and the Cornish identity was strong and proud. We hope that you will enjoy these stories. Some are comic, some fantastic, some spooky and some swashbuckling. All are suitable for all audiences. This book was great fun to write and prepare, and we believe that it will be great fun to read.

The Origins of American Social Science

Author : Dorothy Ross
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Examines how American social science modelled itself on natural science and liberal politics.

A History of Virginia Literature

Author : Kevin J. Hayes
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This History explores the development of literary culture in Virginia from the founding of Jamestown to the twenty-first century.

Fog of War

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This collection is a timely reconsideration of the intersection between two of the dominant events of twentieth-century American history, the upheaval wrought by the Second World War and the social revolution brought about by the African American struggle for equality. Scholars from a wide range of fields explore the impact of war on the longer history of African American protest from many angles: from black veterans to white segregationists, from the rural South to northern cities, from popular culture to federal politics, and from the American confrontations to international connections. It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But the authors show that in reality the momentum for civil rights was not so clear cut, with activists facing setbacks as well as successes and their opponents finding ways to establish more rigid defenses for segregation. While the war set the scene for a mass movement, it also narrowed some of the options for black activists.

Southern Liberal Journalists and the Issue of Race 1920 1944

Author : John T. Kneebone
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Before the Civil Rights movement, southern liberal journalists played a crucial role in shaping southern thought on race and racism. John Kneebone presents a richly detailed intellectual history of southern racial liberalism between World War I and World War II by examining the works of five leading southern journalists -- Gerald W. Johnson, Baltimore Evening Sun; George Fort Milton, Chattanooga News; Virginius Dabney, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Hodding Carter, Greenville (Miss.) Delta Democrat-Times; and Ralph McGill, Atlanta Constitution. The South's leading liberal journalists came from varied backgrounds and lived in different regions of the South, but all had one characteristic in common: as public advocates of southern liberalism, each spoke as a southerner with deep roots in the southern past. Yet their editorials were not intended solely for local audiences; they wrote essays for national and regional journals of opinion as well, and each of these men published important books on the South and its history. Through their writings, they gained reputations throughout the country as articulate spokesmen for southern liberalism. Their essays, editorials, books, and letters provide rich and abundant sources for studying the changing patterns of southern liberal thought in the critical years from the 1920s to the 1940s. Moreover, these journalists were members of southern liberal organizations -- Will W. Alexander's Commission on Interracial Cooperation, the Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching, the Southern Policy Committee, the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, and the Southern Regional Council -- and so they helped devise the reform programs that they in turn publicized. While they believed that social and economic change in the modern South required reform of race relations, the journalists felt that these reforms could be accommodated within the framework of racial segregation. The protests of blacks against segregation during World War II challenged that way of thinking and created a crisis for southern liberals. Kneebone analyzes this crisis and the disconnection between the southern liberalism of the 1920s and 1930s and the Civil Rights movement. Originally published in 1985. 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.

Fulfilling the Promise

Author : John T. Kneebone
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Founded in Richmond in 1968, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) began with a mission to build a university to serve a city emerging from the era of urban crisis—desegregation, white flight, political conflict, and economic decline. With the merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute into the single state-mandated institution of VCU, the two entities were able to embrace their mission and work together productively. In Fulfilling the Promise, John Kneebone and Eugene Trani tell the intriguing story of VCU and the context in which the university was forged and eventually thrived. Although VCU’s history is necessarily unique, Kneebone and Trani show how the issues shaping it are common to many urban institutions, from engaging with two-party politics in Virginia and African American political leadership in Richmond, to fraught neighborhood relations, the complexities of providing public health care at an academic health center, and an increasingly diverse student body. As a result, Fulfilling the Promise offers far more than a stale institutional saga. Rather, this definitive history of one urban-setting state university illuminates the past and future of American public higher education in the post-1960s era.

The Michigan Alumnus

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In v.1-8 the final number consists of the Commencement annual.

Noble Powell and the Episcopal Establishment in the Twentieth Century

Author : David Hein
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The quintessential man for his own season, Noble Powell (1891-1968) was an episcopal priest and then bishop who epitomized the cultural and ecclesiastical epoch before the tumultuous sixties. This volume, the first biography devoted to a dynamic churchman often referred to as "the last bishop of the old church", fills a major gap in American religious historiography while illuminating the strengths, flaws, and eventual decline of the Protestant establishment in the United States. Deeply influenced by the beliefs and practices of a mix of southern denominations, Powell was raised a Baptist and confirmed (to his family's chagrin) in the Episcopal Church. As parson at the University of Virginia, Powell led a flourishing student ministry before serving successively as rector of Emmanuel Church in Baltimore, dean of the National Cathedral, and bishop of the Diocese of Maryland. Hein sketches the spiritual depth, self-discipline, sense of humor, and personal magnetism that anchored Powell's unwavering commitment to the human side of the church. He shows how Powell's outlook as bishop dovetailed with the prevailing temper of his time and also discusses how Powell's leadership style, marked by patience and an aristocratic civility, diminished in effectiveness amid the upheaval of the 1960s.

Within Her Power

Author : Linda Sturtz
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This is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and discretionary authority they enjoyed, the roles they played in the family business,their roles in the later, trans-Atlantic trading framework, and the imperial context within which these colonial women lived, making this a welcome addition to both colonial and women's history.

The Southern Historian

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A DuBose Heyward Reader

Author : DuBose Heyward
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DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) was a central figure in both the Charleston and the Southern Renaissance. His influence extended to the Harlem Renaissance as well. However, Heyward is often remembered simply as the author of Porgy, the 1925 novel about the poorest black residents of Charleston, South Carolina. Porgy--the novel and its stage versions--has probably done more to shape views worldwide of African American life in the South than any twentieth-century work besides Gone with the Wind. This volume acquaints readers with writings by Heyward that have been overshadowed by Porgy, and it also plumbs the complex sensibilities of the man behind that popular and enduring creation. James M. Hutchisson's introduction relates aspects of Heyward's life to his creative growth and his gradual shift from staunch social conservatism to a liberal (though never revolutionary) advocacy of black rights. The reader collects ten essays by Heyward on topics ranging from an aesthetics of African American art to the history of Charleston. Heyward's poetry is represented by eighteen pieces from the collections Carolina Chansons, Skylines and Horizons, and Jasbo Brown and Selected Poems. Also included are three song lyrics Heyward wrote for the opera Porgy and Bess. The sampling of Heyward's fiction includes the stories "The Brute" and The Half Pint Flask and excerpts from the novels Porgy, Mamba's Daughters, and Peter Ashley. Here is an ideal introduction to a figure whose inner conflicts were closely tied to those of his beloved South: struggles between privilege and poverty, black and white, and art for the few versus art for the masses.

The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

Author : Kevin J. Hayes
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Organized primarily in terms of genre, this handbook includes original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate chapters are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades.

Illuminating Letters

Author : Paul C. Gutjahr
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How typography conveys and affects meaning from the Bible to comic books.

Dictionary of Virginia Biography Bland Cannon

Author : John T. Kneebone
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This book "is a multivolume historical reference work intended for teachers, students, librarians, historians, journalists, genealogists, museum professionals, and other researchers who have a need for biographical information about those Virginians who, regardless of place of birth or death, made significant contributuions to the history or culture of their locality, state, or nation. ..., Virginia is defined by the state's current geographic boundaries, plus Kentucky prior to statehood in 1792 and West Virginia prior to statehood in 1863. With a few exceptions, no person is included who did not live a significant portion of his or her life in Virginia."--P. vi.

Dictionary of Virginia Biography

Author : John T. Kneebone
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This book "is a multivolume historical reference work intended for teachers, students, librarians, historians, journalists, genealogists, museum professionals, and other researchers who have a need for biographical information about those Virginians who, regardless of place of birth or death, made significant contributuions to the history or culture of their locality, state, or nation. ..., Virginia is defined by the state's current geographic boundaries, plus Kentucky prior to statehood in 1792 and West Virginia prior to statehood in 1863. With a few exceptions, no person is included who did not live a significant portion of his or her life in Virginia."--P. vi.

Virginia Cavalcade

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The Fictional World of William Hoffman

Author : William L. Frank
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"Over the past forty-five years, William Hoffman has written eleven novels, including the critically acclaimed Tidewater Blood, winner of the Dashiell Hammett award, and four short-fiction collections, the most recent being Doors - all of which have enjoyed a loyal and appreciative readership." "The Fictional World of William Hoffman provides readers with the first assessment of Hoffman's work. Including commentary and analysis from fellow writers as well as from established and emerging critics this collection of essays aims to deepen the appreciation of those already familiar with Hoffman and to introduce new readers to one of the South's most influential voices."--Jacket.

Tea Sets and Tyranny

Author : Steven C. Bullock
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Tea Sets and Tyranny offers a political history of politeness in early America, from its origins in the late seventeenth century to its remaking in the age of the Revolution.

Book Review Digest

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The Charwoman s Shadow

Author : Lord Dunsany
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An old woman who spends her days scrubbing the floors might be an unlikely damsel in distress, but Lord Dunsany proves once again his mastery of the fantastical. The Charwoman's Shadow is a beautiful tale of a sorcerer's apprentice who discovers his master's nefarious usage of stolen shadows, and vows to save the charwoman from her slavery.