Summary Book Review A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre:
Download or read book A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time written by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family’s farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexandria devising ways to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time shapes Wilbur’s diaries and other primary sources into a historical narrative sending the reader back 150 years to understand a woman who was alternately brave, self-pitying, foresighted, petty—and all too human. Paula Tarnapol Whitacre describes Wilbur’s experiences against the backdrop of Alexandria, Virginia, a southern town held by the Union from 1861 to 1865; of Washington DC, where Wilbur became active in the women’s suffrage movement and lived until her death in 1895; and of Rochester, New York, a hotbed of social reform and home to Wilbur’s acquaintances Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. In this second chapter of her life, Wilbur persisted in two things: improving conditions for African Americans who had escaped from slavery and creating a meaningful life for herself. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time is the captivating story of a woman who remade herself at midlife during a period of massive social upheaval and change.
Summary Book Review A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time by Paula Whitacre:
Download or read book A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time written by Paula Whitacre and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-09-01 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the fall of 1862 Julia Wilbur left her family's farm near Rochester, New York, and boarded a train to Washington DC. As an ardent abolitionist, the forty-seven-year-old Wilbur left a sad but stable life, headed toward the chaos of the Civil War, and spent most of the next several years in Alexandria devising ways to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time shapes Wilbur's diaries and other primary sources into a historical narrative sending the reader back 150 years to understand a woman who was alternately brave, self-pitying, foresighted, petty--and all too human. Paula Tarnapol Whitacre describes Wilbur's experiences against the backdrop of Alexandria, Virginia, a southern town held by the Union from 1861 to 1865; of Washington DC, where Wilbur became active in the women's suffrage movement and lived until her death in 1895; and of Rochester, New York, a hotbed of social reform and home to Wilbur's acquaintances Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. In this second chapter of her life, Wilbur persisted in two things: improving conditions for African Americans who had escaped from slavery and creating a meaningful life for herself. A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time is the captivating story of a woman who remade herself at midlife during a period of massive social upheaval and change.
Summary Book Review A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre:
Download or read book A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time written by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre and published by Potomac Books. This book was released on 2020-03 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The biography of Julia Wilbur, who left her conventional life to aid newly freed slaves, injured Union soldiers, and, later, the women's suffrage movement in the late nineteenth century.
Summary Book Review Crafting Dissent by Hinda Mandell:
Download or read book Crafting Dissent written by Hinda Mandell and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pussyhats, typically crafted with yarn, quite literally created a sea of pink the day after Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States in January 2017, as the inaugural Women’s March unfolded throughout the U.S., and sister cities globally. But there was nothing new about women crafting as a means of dissent. Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats is the first book that demonstrates how craft, typically involving the manipulation of yarn, thread and fabric, has also been used as a subversive tool throughout history and up to the present day, to push back against government policy and social norms that crafters perceive to be harmful to them, their bodies, their families, their ideals relating to equality and human rights, and their aspirations. At the heart of the book is an exploration for how craft is used by citizens to engage with the rhetoric and policy shaping their country’s public sphere. The book is divided into three sections: "Crafting Histories," Politics of Craft," and "Crafting Cultural Conversations." Three features make this a unique contribution to the field of craft activism and history: The inclusion of diverse contributors from a global perspective (including from England, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Australia) Essay formats including photo essays, personal essays and scholarly investigations The variety of professional backgrounds among the book’s contributors, including academics, museum curators, art therapists, small business owners, provocateurs, artists and makers. This book explains that while handicraft and craft-motivated activism may appear to be all the rage and “of the moment,” a long thread reveals its roots as far back as the founding of American Democracy, and at key turning points throughout the history of nations throughout the world.
Summary Book Review The Black Man's President by Michael Burlingame:
Download or read book The Black Man's President written by Michael Burlingame and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-11-02 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frederick Douglass called the martyred president "emphatically the black man's president” as well as “the first who rose above the prejudice of his times and country.” This narrative history of Lincoln’s personal interchange with Black people over the course his career reveals a side of the sixteenth president that, until now, has not been fully explored or understood. In a little-noted eulogy delivered shortly after Lincoln's assassination, Frederick Douglass called the martyred president "emphatically the black man's president," the "first to show any respect for their rights as men.” To justify that description, Douglass pointed not just to Lincoln's official acts and utterances, like the Emancipation Proclamation or the Second Inaugural Address, but also to the president’s own personal experiences with Black people. Referring to one of his White House visits, Douglass said: "In daring to invite a Negro to an audience at the White House, Mr. Lincoln was saying to the country: I am President of the black people as well as the white, and I mean to respect their rights and feelings as men and as citizens.” But Lincoln’s description as “emphatically the black man’s president” rests on more than his relationship with Douglass or on his official words and deeds. Lincoln interacted with many other African Americans during his presidency His unfailing cordiality to them, his willingness to meet with them in the White House, to honor their requests, to invite them to consult on public policy, to treat them with respect whether they were kitchen servants or leaders of the Black community, to invite them to attend receptions, to sing and pray with them in their neighborhoods—all those manifestations of an egalitarian spirit fully justified the tributes paid to him by Frederick Douglass and other African Americans like Sojourner Truth, who said: "I never was treated by any one with more kindness and cordiality than were shown to me by that great and good man, Abraham Lincoln.” Historian David S. Reynolds observed recently that only by examining Lincoln’s “personal interchange with Black people do we see the complete falsity of the charges of innate racism that some have leveled against him over the years.”
Summary Book Review A Companion to American Women's History by Nancy A. Hewitt:
Download or read book A Companion to American Women's History written by Nancy A. Hewitt and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2021-02-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most important collection of essays on American Women's History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women's history, featuring twenty-three original essays on critical themes and topics. It assesses the past thirty years of scholarship, capturing the ways that women's historians confront issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This second edition updates essays related to Indigenous women, slavery, the American Revolution, Civil War, the West, activism, labor, popular culture, civil rights, and feminism. It also includes a discussion of laws, capitalism, gender identity and transgender experience, welfare, reproductive politics, oral history, as well as an exploration of the perspectives of free Blacks and migrants and refugees. Spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries, chapters show how historians of women, gender, and sexuality have challenged established chronologies and advanced new understandings of America's political, economic, intellectual and social history. This edition also features a new essay on the history of women's suffrage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as a new article that carries issues of women, gender and sexuality into the 21st century. Includes twenty-three original essays by leading scholars in American women's, gender and sexuality history Highlights the most recent scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field Substantially updates the first edition with new authors and topics that represent the expanding fields of women, gender, and sexuality Engages issues of race, ethnicity, region, and class as they shape and are shaped by women's and gender history Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including Native women, colonial law and religion, slavery and freedom, women's activism, work and welfare, culture and capitalism, the state, feminism, digital and oral history, and more A Companion to American Women's History, Second Edition is an ideal book for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying American/U.S. women's history, history of gender and sexuality, and African American women's history. It will also appeal to scholars of these areas at all levels, as well as public historians working in museums, archives, and historic sites.
Author :National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Publisher :National Academies Press Release Date :2019-03-05 ISBN 10 :9780309484411 Pages :255 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (441 users download)
Summary Book Review Minority Serving Institutions by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:
Download or read book Minority Serving Institutions written by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are over 20 million young people of color in the United States whose representation in STEM education pathways and in the STEM workforce is still far below their numbers in the general population. Their participation could help re-establish the United States' preeminence in STEM innovation and productivity, while also increasing the number of well-educated STEM workers. There are nearly 700 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) that provide pathways to STEM educational success and workforce readiness for millions of students of colorâ€"and do so in a mission-driven and intentional manner. They vary substantially in their origins, missions, student demographics, and levels of institutional selectivity. But in general, their service to the nation provides a gateway to higher education and the workforce, particularly for underrepresented students of color and those from low-income and first-generation to college backgrounds. The challenge for the nation is how to capitalize on the unique strengths and attributes of these institutions and to equip them with the resources, exceptional faculty talent, and vital infrastructure needed to educate and train an increasingly critical portion of current and future generations of scientists, engineers, and health professionals. Minority Serving Institutions examines the nation's MSIs and identifies promising programs and effective strategies that have the highest potential return on investment for the nation by increasing the quantity and quality MSI STEM graduates. This study also provides critical information and perspective about the importance of MSIs to other stakeholders in the nation's system of higher education and the organizations that support them.
Summary Book Review Frederick Douglass in Context by Michaël Roy:
Download or read book Frederick Douglass in Context written by Michaël Roy and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frederick Douglass in Context provides an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted life and times of Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth-century's leading black activist and one of the most celebrated American writers. An international team of scholars sheds new light on the environments and communities that shaped Douglass's career. The book challenges the myth of Douglass as a heroic individualist who towered over family, friends, and colleagues, and reveals instead a man who relied on others and drew strength from a variety of personal and professional relations and networks. This volume offers both a comprehensive representation of Douglass and a series of concentrated studies of specific aspects of his work. It will be a key resource for students, scholars, teachers, and general readers interested in Douglass and his tireless fight for freedom, justice, and equality for all.
Summary Book Review Life Drawing by Gordon C.F. Bearn:
Download or read book Life Drawing written by Gordon C.F. Bearn and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2013-03-26 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Draws an existential philosophy from the writings of Deleuze, an existentialism beyond voluntarism, beyond both authenticity and inauthenticity, and aiming at beauty in the sense of becoming.
Author :Jeffrey C. Alexander Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2008-09-08 ISBN 10 :9780199708956 Pages :816 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (895 users download)
Summary Book Review The Civil Sphere by Jeffrey C. Alexander:
Download or read book The Civil Sphere written by Jeffrey C. Alexander and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-09-08 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What binds societies together and how can these social orders be structured in a fair way? Jeffrey C. Alexander's masterful work, The Civil Sphere, addresses this central paradox of modern life. Feelings for others--the solidarity that is ignored or underplayed by theories of power or self-interest--are at the heart of this novel inquiry into the meeting place between normative theories of what we think we should do and empirical studies of who we actually are. Solidarity, Alexander demonstrates, creates inclusive and exclusive social structures and shows how they can be repaired. It is not perfect, it is not absolute, and the horrors which occur in its lapses have been seen all too frequently in the forms of discrimination, genocide, and war. Despite its worldly flaws and contradictions, however, solidarity and the project of civil society remain our best hope: the antidote to every divisive institution, every unfair distribution, every abusive and dominating hierarchy. This grand, sweeping statement and rigorous empirical investigation is a major contribution to our thinking about the real but ideal world in which we all reside.
Summary Book Review Communication in a Civil Society by Shelley D. Lane:
Download or read book Communication in a Civil Society written by Shelley D. Lane and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-28 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Summary Book Review Civil Happiness by Luigino Bruni:
Download or read book Civil Happiness written by Luigino Bruni and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-04-18 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Economists have long laboured under the misapprehension that all humans exist as rational beings that find happiness in maximizing their personal utility. This impressive volume presents an historical review of the evolution of economic thought, from economic philosophy to contemporary mathematical economics, and its critique of how the human and social dimensions of economics have been lost in this evolutionary process. Examining the crucial period in the late eighteenth century when economists such Smith and Genovesi tried to reconcile the classical tradition of Civil humanism emerging commercial society, this key book analyses the impact that the hedonist approach to economics had in removing the ethical conception of happiness. In addition, it focuses on the impact that J.S. Mill, Wicksteed and Pareto had in shifting methodological thinking away from an emphasis on civil happiness. Simply put, this book is essential reading for economists everywhere.
Author :Jeffrey C. Alexander Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2013-04-25 ISBN 10 :9780745665061 Pages :180 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (56 users download)
Summary Book Review The Dark Side of Modernity by Jeffrey C. Alexander:
Download or read book The Dark Side of Modernity written by Jeffrey C. Alexander and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-04-25 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, one of the world’s leading social theorists presents a critical, alarmed, but also nuanced understanding of the post-traditional world we inhabit today. Jeffrey Alexander writes about modernity as historical time and social condition, but also as ideology and utopia. The idea of modernity embodies the Enlightenment’s noble hopes for progress and rationality, but its reality brings great suffering and exposes the destructive impulses that continue to motivate humankind. Alexander examines how twentieth-century theorists struggled to comprehend the Janus-faced character of modernity, which looks backward and forward at the same time. Weber linked the triumph of worldly asceticism to liberating autonomy but also ruthless domination, describing flights from rationalization as systemic and dangerous. Simmel pointed to the otherness haunting modernity, even as he normalized the stranger. Eisenstadt celebrated Axial Age transcendence, but acknowledged its increasing capacity for barbarity. Parsons heralded American community, but ignored modernity’s fragmentations. Rather than seeking to resolve modernity’s contradictions, Alexander argues that social theory should accept its Janus-faced character. It is a dangerous delusion to think that modernity can eliminate evil. Civil inclusion and anti-civil exclusion are intertwined. Alexander enumerates dangerous frictions endemic to modernity, but he also suggests new lines of social amelioration and emotional repair.
Summary Book Review Homelands and Diasporas by Giorgia Foscarini:
Download or read book Homelands and Diasporas written by Giorgia Foscarini and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The volume brings together a collection of essays on Jewish-related subjects to celebrate Emanuela Trevisan Semi’s career and research authored by some former students, friends and colleagues on the occasion of her retirement. Drawing upon the many academic interests and research of Trevisan Semi, one of the most important European scholars of Jewish and Israel Studies, the volume discusses the diversity of Jewish culture both in the diaspora and in Israel. The contributors here wrote their pieces understanding Jewish culture as inscribed in a set of different, yet interrelated, homelands and diasporas, depending on the time and space we refer to, and what this means for communities and individuals living in places as different as West Africa, Poland, Morocco, and Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. At the same time, they discuss the notion of diaspora as being crucial in the formation of the Jewish cultural identity both before and after the birth of the State of Israel.
Summary Book Review To Live and Die by Kathleen Diffley:
Download or read book To Live and Die written by Kathleen Diffley and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2004-05-24 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The editor collects thirty-one stories from popular magazines depicting the horrors found on the battlefields and in the field hospitals of America's bloodiest war, including works by Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, and Henry King.
Author :William Ian Miller Publisher :Harvard University Press Release Date :2002-04-30 ISBN 10 :9780674266131 Pages :360 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (613 users download)
Summary Book Review The Mystery of Courage by William Ian Miller:
Download or read book The Mystery of Courage written by William Ian Miller and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2002-04-30 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few of us spend much time thinking about courage, but we know it when we see it--or do we? Is it best displayed by marching into danger, making the charge, or by resisting, enduring without complaint? Is it physical or moral, or both? Is it fearless, or does it involve subduing fear? Abner Small, a Civil War soldier, was puzzled by what he called the "mystery of bravery"; to him, courage and cowardice seemed strangely divorced from character and will. It is this mystery, just as puzzling in our day, that William Ian Miller unravels in this engrossing meditation. Miller culls sources as varied as soldiers' memoirs, heroic and romantic literature, and philosophical discussions to get to the heart of courage--and to expose its role in generating the central anxieties of masculinity and manhood. He probes the link between courage and fear, and explores the connection between bravery and seemingly related states: rashness, stubbornness, madness, cruelty, fury; pride and fear of disgrace; and the authority and experience that minimize fear. By turns witty and moving, inquisitive and critical, his inquiry takes us from ancient Greece to medieval Europe, to the American Civil War, to the Great War and Vietnam, with sidetrips to the schoolyard, the bedroom, and the restaurant. Whether consulting Aristotle or private soldiers, Miller elicits consistently compelling insights into a condition as endlessly interesting as it is elusive.
Summary Book Review The Coming Tsunami by Jim Denison:
Download or read book The Coming Tsunami written by Jim Denison and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book is a warning sign. The coming cultural tsunami is the gravest threat Christians in America have ever faced. Caused by four cultural "earthquakes," the cultural confluence of these events has seismically shifted our world. With the rise of a "post-truth" culture, the expansion of the sexual revolution, the attraction of Critical Theory, and the advance of secular religion, Christians are increasingly labeled as intolerant, irrelevant, oppressive, and dangerous--the antithesis of the life Jesus calls Christians to live. These tidal waves are threatening to submerge Christians in America and the biblical morality they proclaim. But here's the good news: unlike tsunamis in nature, which cannot be stopped once they have been created, it's not too late to stop the moral tsunamis of our day. In The Coming Tsunami, pastor and cultural scholar Dr. Jim Denison of the Denison Forum identifies the enormous danger these cultural quakes represent, then offers proactive, biblical steps to redeem these challenges as opportunities for God's word and grace. But Christians must act now. The rain has already begun to fall." -- Back cover.