Washington Black

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

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Author: Esi Edugyan

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1847659977

Category: Fiction

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE GILLER PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL AND THE ROGERS WRITERS TRUST FICTION PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2019 New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year 2018 'A masterpiece' Attica Locke 'Strong, beautiful and beguiling' Observer 'Destined to become a future classic ... that rare book that should appeal to every kind of reader' Guardian When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven-year-old field slave - finds himself selected as personal servant to one of them. The eccentric Christopher 'Titch' Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist, whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him. Titch's idealistic plans are soon shattered and Washington finds himself in mortal danger. They escape together, but then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible. Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is an extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.

Black Leadership

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Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500296

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The history of the black struggle for civil rights and political and economic equality in America is tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. Marable examines different models of black leadership and the figures who embody them: integration (Booker T. Washington, Harold Washington), nationalist separatism (Louis Farrakhan), and democratic transformation (W.E.B. Du Bois).

Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership

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Author: Zoltan L. Hajnal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462423

Category: Political Science

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Despite the hopes of the civil rights movement, researchers have found that the election of African Americans to office has not greatly improved the well-being of the black community. By shifting the focus to the white community, this book shows that black representation can have a profound impact. Utilizing national public opinion surveys, data on voting patterns in large American cities, and in-depth studies of Los Angeles and Chicago, Zoltan Hajnal demonstrates that under most black mayors there is real, positive change in the white vote and in the racial attitudes of white residents. This change occurs because black incumbency provides concrete information that disproves the fears and expectations of many white residents. These findings not only highlight the importance of black representation; they also demonstrate the critical role that information can play in racial politics to the point where black representation can profoundly alter white views and white votes.

Summary: Esi Edugyan's Washington Black: A Novel (Discussion Prompts)

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Author: Sarah Fields

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9780368426520

Category: Reference

Page: 52

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The critically-acclaimed novel Washington Black is hailed as one of the best books of the year by major publications. Esi Edugyan's novel is about George Washington Black, or "Wash." He is an eleven-year-old field slave who served on a sugar plantation in Barbados. He is terrified when he was chosen by his master's brother to be his manservant. To his big surprise, the man was the eccentric Christopher Wilde. He turned out to be an explorer, a naturalist, an inventor, and an abolitionist. Soon, young Wash was initiated into the world of many possibilities. A flying machine can carry a full-grown man across the sky. And even a slave boy who was born in chains can embrace a life of meaning and dignity. This is a world where two people can begin to see each other as humans even when they are separated by an impossible divide. However, when a man was killed, the bounty was placed on Wash's head. He and Christopher must abandon everything. What brought the two men together will also tear them apart from each other. Esi Edugyan's novel Washington Black is a story about love, friendship, redemption, self-invention, betrayal, and freedom. In this comprehensive look into Washington Black: A Novel by Esi Edugyan, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Washington Black: A Novel by Esi Edugyan not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.

Prohibition in Washington, D.C.

How Dry We Weren't

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Author: Garrett Peck

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614230897

Category: History

Page: 152

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Even in the city where the Eighteenth Amendment was passed, the party went on—a history of bootleggers and speakeasies in the nation’s capital. Despite the passage of the Volstead Act, it was estimated that in 1929, bootleggers brought twenty-two thousand gallons of whiskey, moonshine, and other spirits into Washington, DC’s speakeasies—every week. The bathtub gin-swilling capital dwellers made the most of Prohibition. This rollicking history brims with stories of vice—topped off with vintage cocktail recipes and garnished with a walking tour of former speakeasies. Discover an underground city ruled not by organized crime but by amateur bootleggers, where publicly teetotaling congressmen could get a stiff drink behind House office doors and the African American community of U Street was humming with a new sound called jazz. Includes photos!

Little Black Book of Washington DC, 2012 Edition

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Author: Harriet Edleson

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1441306617

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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2012 Edition. From the National Mall to the Zoo, Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom and beyond, make your way around America's capital with this indispensable pocket city guide! User-friendly foldout maps and insider tips help you to explore the best Washington, DC, has to offer. Here's all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in this city of living history! Washington, DC correspondent for Travel Agent magazine and news editor at Travel Trade Publications, author Harriet Edleson has written for the Washington Post and Fodor's travel publications. Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color neighborhood maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Notes pages. Portable size and sleek, non-touristy, award-winning ''Black Book'' format. Full-color spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use fold-out maps, including maps of Washington, DC neighborhoods, suburbs, and a Metro System Map. Elastic band place holder marks your spot. 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high. Concealed wire-o binding, book lies flat for ease of use. 240 pages.

Little Black Book of Washington DC 2010 Edition

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Author: Harriet Edleson

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1441305173

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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2010 Edition. From the National Mall to the Zoo, Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom and beyond, make your way around America's capital with this indispensable pocket city guide! User-friendly foldout maps and insider tips help you to explore the best Washington, DC, has to offer. Here's all you need to know about what to see and do, and where to eat, drink, shop, and stay in this city of living history! Color-coded, numbered entries in the text are keyed to full-color neighborhood maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 9 easy-to-use maps, including maps of Washington DC neighborhoods, suburbs, and a Metro System Map.

Black Power Ideologies

An Essay in African American Political Thought

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Author: John Mccartney

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566391450

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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In a systematic survey of the manifestations and meaning of Black Power in America, John McCartney analyzes the ideology of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s and places it in the context of both African-American and Western political thought. He demonstrates, though an exploration of historic antecedents, how the Black Power versus black mainstream competition of the sixties was not unique in American history. Tracing the evolution of black social and political movements from the 18th century to the present, the author focuses on the ideas and actions of the leaders of each major approach. Starting with the colonization efforts of the Pan-Negro Nationalist movement in the 18th century, McCartney contrasts the work of Bishop Turner with the opposing integrationist views of Frederick Douglass and his followers. McCartney examines the politics of accommodation espoused by Booker T. Washington; W.E.B. Du Bois's opposition to this apolitical stance; the formation of the NAACP, the Urban League, and other integrationist organizations; and Marcus Garvey's reawakening of the separatist ideal in the early 20th century. Focusing on the intense legal activity of the NAACP from the 1930s to the 1960s, McCartney gives extensive treatment to the moral and political leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his challenge from the Black Power Movement in 1966.