Nancy Crow

Author: Nancy Crow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933308036

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 302

View: 836

Presents the work of the world-renowned quilter, showcasing the diversity of her quilts as well as the artifacts and places that have inspired her.

Nancy Crow, Quilts and Influences

Author: Nancy Crow

Publisher: Collector Books


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 2295

The author discusses the development of her quilting style, influences on her work, and her working methods


Constructions, Markings, and Structures

Author: Nancy Crow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933308197

Category: Art

Page: 63

View: 5749

A collection of 25 improvisational quilts, this compilation from one of the premier colorists in contemporary American art represents work from three distinct series of quilts, all of which are photographed in sensational colors and with extensive detail. The quilts in the first series, Constructions, are large complex pieces created from hundreds of strips of fabrics. The next, Markings, is a series of nine quilts in which the artist explores calligraphy. In the final series, Structures, the artist repeatedly places silk-screened images directly onto cloth, creating blocks of color. Featuring the works-in-progress alongside the finished artwork, this showcase provides fascinating insight into the artistic process.

Rainbow Crow

A Lenape Tale

Author: Nancy Van Laan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442005792

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9351

A Native American legend from the Lenape recalls the glory days of the black crow when the bird had brilliant plumage and a sweet voice--both of which are ruined by its acquisition of fire

Nancy Crow

Improvisational Quilts

Author: Nancy Crow

Publisher: C & T Pub

ISBN: 9781571200044

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 40

View: 1350

Showcasing the latest work by a world-class artist, this catalog displays a stunning array of art quilts from her one-person exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The Adventures of Tillie on Bittersweet Farm

Author: Nancy Crow

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781625107183

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 4699

The Adventures of Tillie on Bittersweet Farm is a story about seeing life through the eyes of a little brown mouse. Tillie and her friends have great adventures together and learn some of life's lessons along the way. The Adventures of Tillie on Bittersweet Farm shows how even the smallest animals have to work together and be kind to each other to survive.

Honor Mother Earth

Author: Nancy "Crow" Crofoot

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781448963645

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 2785

Honor Mother Earth is an assortment of poetry honoring Native Americans' life, family, sorrow and nature.

Black Crow, Black Crow

Author: Ginger Foglesong Guy

Publisher: Greenwillow

ISBN: 9780688089566

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4424

High up in a tree, a mother crow tends her young.


Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

Author: Beth Macy

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316337560

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 9569

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? TRUEVINE is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today.

Jumpin' Jim Crow

Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights

Author: Jane Elizabeth Dailey,Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore,Bryant Simon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691001937

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 2306

White supremacy shaped all aspects of post-Civil War southern life, yet its power was never complete or total. The form of segregation and subjection nicknamed Jim Crow constantly had to remake itself over time even as white southern politicians struggled to extend its grip. Here, some of the most innovative scholars of southern history question Jim Crow's sway, evolution, and methods over the course of a century. These essays bring to life the southern men and women--some heroic and decent, others mean and sinister, most a mixture of both--who supported and challenged Jim Crow, showing that white supremacy always had to prove its power. Jim Crow was always in motion, always adjusting to meet resistance and defiance by both African Americans and whites. Sometimes white supremacists responded with increased ferocity, sometimes with more subtle political and legal ploys. Jumpin' Jim Crow presents a clear picture of this complex negotiation. For example, even as some black and white women launched the strongest attacks on the system, other white women nurtured myths glorifying white supremacy. Even as elite whites blamed racial violence on poor whites, they used Jim Crow to dominate poor whites as well as blacks. Most important, the book portrays change over time, suggesting that Strom Thurmond is not a simple reincarnation of Ben Tillman and that Rosa Parks was not the first black woman to say no to Jim Crow. From a study of the segregation of household consumption to a fresh look at critical elections, from an examination of an unlikely antilynching campaign to an analysis of how miscegenation laws tried to sexualize black political power, these essays about specific southern times and places exemplify the latest trends in historical research. Its rich, accessible content makes Jumpin' Jim Crow an ideal undergraduate reader on American history, while its methodological innovations will be emulated by scholars of political history generally. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Edward L. Ayers, Elsa Barkley Brown, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Laura F. Edwards, Kari Frederickson, David F. Godshalk, Grace Elizabeth Hale, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Stephen Kantrowitz, Nancy MacLean, Nell Irwin Painter, and Timothy B. Tyson.

Democracy in Chains

The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Author: Nancy MacLean

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980966

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 9198

"Focusing on Nobel Prize-winning economist James McGill Buchanan (1919-2013), whom Charles Koch funded and championed, MacLean elaborates on [what he sees as] the Koch brothers' insidious, dangerous manipulation of American politics. Based on Buchanan's papers as well as published sources, MacLean creates a ... portrait of an arrogant, uncompromising, and unforgiving man, stolid in his mission to 'save capitalism from democracy'"--

The Sea of Trolls

Author: Nancy Farmer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481443089

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 767

Now in paperback--a new adventure by the three-time Newbery Honor-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Set in A.D. 793 in the land of the Vikings, this novel is the story of two children swept up on a quest on which they encounter a dragon, a giant spider, and trolls.

Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century

The Science Of Ecosytem Management

Author: Kathryn A. Kohm,Jerry F. Franklin

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610913928

Category: Science

Page: 491

View: 1066

Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in the field of forestry. A vastly increased understanding of how ecological systems function has transformed the science from one focused on simplifying systems, producing wood, and managing at the stand-level to one concerned with understanding and managing complexity, providing a wide range of ecological goods and services, and managing across broad landscapes.Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century is an authoritative and multidisciplinary examination of the current state of forestry and its relation to the emergent field of ecosystem management. Drawing upon the expertise of top professionals in the field, it provides an up-to-date synthesis of principles of ecosystem management and their implications for forest policy. Leading scientists, including Malcolm Hunter, Jr., Bruce G. Marcot, James K. Agee, Thomas R. Crow, Robert J. Naiman, John C. Gordon, R.W. Behan, Steven L. Yaffee, and many others examine topics that are central to the future of forestry: new understandings of ecological processes and principles, from stand structure and function to disturbance processes and the movement of organisms across landscapes challenges to long-held assumptions: the rationale for clearcutting, the wisdom of short rotations, the exclusion of fire traditional tools in light of expanded goals for forest landscapes managing at larger spatial scales, including practical information and ideas for managing large landscapes over long time periods the economic, organizational, and political issues that are critical to implementing successful ecosystem management and developing institutions to transform knowledge into action Featuring a 16-page center section with color photographs that illustrate some of the best on-the-ground examples of ecosystem management from around the world, Creating a Forestry for the 21st Century is the definitive text on managing ecosystems. It provides a compelling case for thinking creatively beyond the bounds of traditional forest resource management, and will be essential reading for students; scientists working in state, federal, and private research institutions; public and private forest managers; staff members of environmental/conservation organizations; and policymakers.

A Crow of His Own

Author: Megan Dowd Lambert

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607347563

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 477

Clyde is the new rooster at Sunrise Farm. But he’s having trouble fitting in and replacing Larry—the beloved rooster whose wake-up calls were legendary. The cow, the gaggle of hens, and the sheep reminisce about Larry while poor Clyde fails to croon the farmyard awake with the same finesse. Clyde attempts to win over the farm by wearing an elaborate costume and putting on a show like Larry was known to do, but in the end, Clyde realizes that imitating Larry is not the way to succeed.

Confusion Is Nothing New

Author: Paul Acampora

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338210017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7532

Ellie Magari just learned that her mother is dead. Perhaps that would be sad if Ellie had ever met the woman. Exactly who was Ellie's mom? Does it even matter that she's gone? Perhaps a dead mom can still help Ellie figure out what it means to be a girl in the world today. Either way, Ellie wouldn't mind a role model beyond her master chef Dad. Fueled by the bighearted sounds of '80s rock and roll, plus large doses of Cyndi Lauper's girl-power joy, Confusion Is Nothing New is about friendship, family mysteries, and the perfect pizza. It's also about fathers and daughters and girls who understand that it's good to make things, but breaking things is okay too. In fact, sometimes breaking things is required.

Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird!

Author: Kristyn Crow

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553509926

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1269

A hilarious picture book about a grumpy hippo, a persistent bird, and a delightful friendship! Bird wants to be Hippo’s friend! Hippo wants to be left alone. Bird makes a great hat for Hippo. He tells hilarious hippo jokes. He keeps the bugs away (can you say lunch!?). Hippo wants Bird to GO AWAY. But then the sky gets darker. And darker. Thunder crashes all around. Maybe Hippo could use a friend?