Great Speeches by African Americans

Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115496

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures.
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Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass,James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486498824

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 8994

Author, abolitionist, political speaker, and philosopher,Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades ofstruggle leading up to the Civil War and the EmancipationProclamation. This inexpensive compilation of his speeches— including “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” (1852)and “Self-Made Men” (1859) — adds vital detail to the portraitof this great historical figure.Dover Original
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Frederick Douglass

Selected Speeches and Writings

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613741472

Category: History

Page: 808

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One of the greatest African American leaders and one of the most brilliant minds of his time, Frederick Douglass spoke and wrote with unsurpassed eloquence on almost all the major issues confronting the American people during his life--from the abolition of slavery to women's rights, from the Civil War to lynching, from American patriotism to black nationalism. Between 1950 and 1975, Philip S. Foner collected the most important of Douglass's hundreds of speeches, letters, articles, and editorials into an impressive five-volume set, now long out of print. Abridged and condensed into one volume, and supplemented with several important texts that Foner did not include, this compendium presents the most significant, insightful, and elegant short works of Douglass's massive oeuvre.
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Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War

Selections from His Writings

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113019

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

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Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other vital issues.
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Great Short Stories by African-American Writers

Author: Christine Rudisel

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 048647139X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Offering diverse perspectives on the black experience, this anthology of short fiction spotlights works by influential African-American authors. Nearly 30 outstanding stories include tales by W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jamaica Kincaid. From the turn of the twentieth century come Alice Ruth Moore's "A Carnival Jangle," Charles W. Chesnutt's "Uncle Wellington’s Wives," and Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Scapegoat." Other stories include "Becky" by Jean Toomer; "Afternoon" by Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes's "Feet Live Their Own Life"; and "Jesus Christ in Texas" by W. E. B. Du Bois. Samples of more recent fiction include tales by Jervey Tervalon, Alice Walker, and Edwidge Danticat. Ideal for browsing, this collection is also suitable for courses in African-American studies and American literature.
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African-American Poetry

An Anthology, 1773-1927

Author: Joan R. Sherman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111458

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and Langston Hughes. Introduction.
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A Narrative of Events

Since the First of August, 1834, by James Williams, an Apprenticed Laborer in Jamaica

Author: James Williams

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486789632

Category: History

Page: 128

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This 1837 memoir proved an effective tool for abolitionists. One of the few autobiographies by a Caribbean slave, it recounts the horrors of the apprenticeship system that replaced the British slave trade.
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Erewhon

Author: Samuel Butler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111075

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Erewhon (an anagram for "nowhere") is a faraway land where machinery is forbidden, sickness is a crime, and criminals receive compassionate medical treatment. Butler's brilliant Utopian novel is an entertaining and thought-provoking work.
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The Warden

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486158330

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 566

When an honest clergyman finds himself charged with financial impropriety by a Fleet Street tabloid, scandal, pathos, and humor result. Features an amusing narrative and cast, realistic dialogue, and a lively plot.
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Frederick Douglass

Oratory from Slavery

Author: David B. Chesebrough

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9508

Tracing the development of Frederick Douglass's rhetorical skills, this book discusses the effect of his oratory upon his era, and analyzes the specific oratorical techniques he employed.
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The Will of a People

A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches

Author: Richard W Leeman,Bernard K Duffy

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809390736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 454

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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Drawing upon nearly two hundred years of recorded African American oratory, The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches,edited by Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy, brings together in one unique volume some of this tradition’s most noteworthy speeches, each paired with an astute introduction designed to highlight its most significant elements. Arranged chronologically, from Maria Miller Stewart’s 1832 speech “Why Sit Ye Here and Die?” to President Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural address, these orations are tied to many of the key themes and events of American history, as well as the many issues and developments in American race relations. These themes, events, and issues include the changing roles of women, Native American relations, American “manifest destiny,” abolitionism, the industrial revolution, Jim Crow, lynching, World War I and American self-determination, the rise of the New Deal and government social programs, the Civil Rights Movement and desegregation, the Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, gay and lesbian rights, immigration, and the rise of a mediated culture. Leeman and Duffy have carefully selected the most eloquent and relevant speeches by African Americans, including those by Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell, W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Barbara Jordan, Jesse Jackson, and Marian Wright Edelman, many of which have never received significant scholarly attention. The Will of a People is the first book to pair the full texts of the most important African American orations with substantial introductory essays intended to guide the reader’s understanding of the speaker, the speech, its rhetorical interpretation, and the historical context in which it occurred. Broadly representative of the African American experience, as well as what it means to be American, this valuable collection will serve as an essential guide to the African American oratory tradition.
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Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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DIV6 short-story masterpieces by great French novelist include "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," 3 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. /div
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Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120376

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.
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The Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: H. A. Guerber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120155

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.
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Introduction to Italian Poetry

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Luciano Rebay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121828

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Treasury of 34 poems by Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, d'Annunzio, Montale, Quasimodo, and others. Full Italian text with literal translation on facing pages. Biographical, critical commentary on each poet. Introduction. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
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Best Remembered Poems

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486116409

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 327

The 126 poems in this superb collection of 19th and 20th century British and American verse range from famous poets such as Wordsworth, Tennyson, Whitman, and Frost to less well-known poets. Includes 10 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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Time and Free Will

An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness

Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 2057

Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. He concludes that free will is an observable fact.
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The First Civil Right

How Liberals Built Prison America

Author: Naomi Murakawa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199380724

Category: Law

Page: 304

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The explosive rise in the U.S. incarceration rate in the second half of the twentieth century, and the racial transformation of the prison population from mostly white at mid-century to sixty-five percent black and Latino in the present day, is a trend that cannot easily be ignored. Many believe that this shift began with the "tough on crime" policies advocated by Republicans and southern Democrats beginning in the late 1960s, which sought longer prison sentences, more frequent use of the death penalty, and the explicit or implicit targeting of politically marginalized people. In The First Civil Right, Naomi Murakawa inverts the conventional wisdom by arguing that the expansion of the federal carceral state-a system that disproportionately imprisons blacks and Latinos-was, in fact, rooted in the civil-rights liberalism of the 1940s and early 1960s, not in the period after. Murakawa traces the development of the modern American prison system through several presidencies, both Republican and Democrat. Responding to calls to end the lawlessness and violence against blacks at the state and local levels, the Truman administration expanded the scope of what was previously a weak federal system. Later administrations from Johnson to Clinton expanded the federal presence even more. Ironically, these steps laid the groundwork for the creation of the vast penal archipelago that now exists in the United States. What began as a liberal initiative to curb the mob violence and police brutality that had deprived racial minorities of their 'first civil right-physical safety-eventually evolved into the federal correctional system that now deprives them, in unjustly large numbers, of another important right: freedom. The First Civil Right is a groundbreaking analysis of root of the conflicts that lie at the intersection of race and the legal system in America.
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Autobiographies

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9780940450790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1126

View: 1499

A new one-volume edition of an American classic offers the complete memoirs of the eloquent escaped slave, who in the nineteenth century shaped the abolitionist movement and became the most influential African-American of his era.
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