Parting The Waters

Author: Taylor Branch
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416558683
Size: 13,19 MB
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In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement. Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War. Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness and illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder. Epic in scope and impact, Branch's chronicle definitively captures one of the nation's most crucial passages.

Parting The Waters

Author: Jeanne Damoff
Editor: Winepress Pub
ISBN: 9781579219505
Size: 19,66 MB
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When a tragic drowning accident leaves fifteen-year-old Jacob in a coma, the faith of his family and community is shaken to its foundation. Medical experts used phrases such as “persistent vegetative state” and said, “Jacob will never wake up,” but Jacob's parents knew God would have the final say.Without sugar-coating the realities of pain and suffering, Parting the Waters presents the heart-warming, true story of what can happen when a community rallies around one wounded family. While Jacob's parents struggle to preserve their faith and family, the prayers and innovative efforts of community members result in Jacob's gradual awakening. Each dramatic milestone in Jacob's recovery creates a new ripple, touching and changing many lives forever. Told from a mother's perspective, Parting the Waters is a poignant tale of unexpected beauty found in brokenness.

Parting The Waters

Author: James M. Vincent
Editor: Moody Pub
ISBN: 9780802459343
Size: 18,45 MB
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One of the most recognized names in waterskiing built his success not on shameless ambition and power, but on integrity and faith. Behind the success is a compelling story of a family-owned business that honors God. Correct Craft and the Meloon family have faced both the rough waters of adversity and the tranquil waters of prosperity.

America In Black And White

Author: Stephan Thernstrom
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439129098
Size: 12,31 MB
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.

Resisting Injustice And The Feminist Ethics Of Care In The Age Of Obama

Author: David A.J. Richards
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135099693
Size: 18,80 MB
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David A. J. Richards’s Resisting Injustice and The Feminist Ethics of Care in The Age of Obama: "Suddenly,...All The Truth Was Coming Out" builds on his and Carol Gilligan’s The Deepening Darkness to examine the roots of the resistance movements of the 1960s, the political psychology behind contemporary conservatism, and President Obama’s present-day appeal as well as the reasons for the reactionary politics against him. Richards begins by laying out the basics of the ethics of care and proposing an alternative basis for ethics: relationality, which is based in convergent findings in infant research, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. He critically analyzes patriarchal politics and states that they are rooted in a reactionary psychology that attacks human relationality and ethics. From there, the book examines the 1960s resistance movements and argues that they were fundamentally oriented around challenging patriarchy. Richards asserts that the reactionary politics in America from the 1960s to the present are in service of an American patriarchy threatened by the resistance movements ranging from the 1960s civil rights movements to the present gay rights movement. Reactionary politics intend to marginalize and even reverse the ethical achievements accomplished by resistance movements—creating, in effect, a system of patriarchy hiding in democracy. Richards consequently argues that Obama’s appeal is connected to his challenge to this system of patriarchy and will examine both Obama’s appeal and the reactions against him in light of the 2012 presidential election. This book positions recent American political development in a broad analysis of the role of patriarchy in human oppression throughout history, and argues that a feminist-based ethics of care is necessary to form a more humane and inclusive democratic politics.

The Right To Water

Author: Roberto Miguel Rodriguez
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105173674
Size: 17,16 MB
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E-book about the right to water from an international dimension. Advocates the inclusion of the right to water as a recognizable human right.

Parting Of The Waters

Author: Arthur Grant, Jr.
ISBN: 9781548331528
Size: 10,50 MB
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Parting of the Waters is a story dated back over 180 years regarding the Grant family from Northampton County, North Carolina. This book follows the Grant family from bondage to freedom and beyond.

The Cause

Author: Eric Alterman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577134
Size: 17,81 MB
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The definitive history of American postwar liberalism, told through the lens of those who brought it to life. Liberalism stands proudly at the center of American politics and culture. Driven by passion for social justice, tempered by respect for the difficulty of change, liberals have struggled to end economic inequality, racial discrimination, and political repression. Liberals have fueled their cause with the promise of American life and visions of national greatness, seeking to transform the White House; the halls of Congress, the courts, the worlds of entertainment, law, media, and the course of public opinion. Bestselling author, journalist, and historian Eric Alterman, together with historian Kevin Mattson, traces the history of liberal ideals through the lives and struggles of fascinating personalities. The Cause tells the remarkable story of politicians, intellectuals, visionaries, activists, and public personalities battling for the heart and soul of the nation. The first full-scale treatment of postwar liberalism, The Cause offers an epic saga driven by stories of grand aspirations, principled ambitions, tragic flaws, and the ironies of history of the people who fought for America to live up to the highest ideals of its history.

International Law Reports

Author: Elihu Lauterpacht
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521642439
Size: 19,11 MB
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First English report of boundary dispute between Argentina and Chile awarded by the International Arbitral Tribunal.


Author: Temma Kaplan
Editor: OUP Us
ISBN: 0195338081
Size: 18,43 MB
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At a moment when the term Democracy" is evoked to express inchoate aspirations for peace and social change or particular governmental systems that may or may not benefit more than a select minority of the population, this book examines attempts from ancient Mesopotemia to the democratic movements of the early twenty-first century to sustain and improve their own lives and those of outsiders who have migrated into territory they regard as their own. Democratic activists have formed organizations to regulate the distribution of water, to restore the environment, and to assure that they and their children will have a future. They have organized their relations with deities and those who held secular power, and they have created particular institutions that they hoped would help them shape a good, free, and creative life for themselves and those who follow. They have also created laws and representative bodies to serve their needs on a regular basis and have written about the difficulties those they have elected to office have maintaining their ties to those who brought them to power in the first place. Since early times, proponents of direct or participatory democracy have come into conflict with the leaders of representative institutions that claim singular power over democracy. Patriots of one form or another have tried to reclaim the initiative to define what democracy should mean and who should manage it. Frequently people in small communities, trade unions, repressed, exploited, or denigrated racial, religious, political, or sexual groups have marched forward using the language of democracy to find space for themselves and their ideas at the center of political life. Sometimes they have re-interpreted the old laws, and sometimes they have formulated new laws and institutions in order to gain greater opportunities to debate the major issues of their time. Whatever conclusions they come to, they are only temporary since changing times require new solutions, assuring that democracy can only survive as a continuous process. As such and as a system of beliefs, democracy has many flaws. But looking cross-culturally and trans-historically, it still seems like democracy still holds promise for improving the lives of all the world's people."