Women Before the Bar

Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789

Author: Cornelia Hughes Dayton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807822449

Category: Law

Page: 382

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Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.
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The Many Legalities of Early America

Author: Christopher L. Tomlins,Bruce H. Mann

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 466

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Many Legalities of Early America
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Eloquence is power

oratory & performance in early America

Author: Sandra M. Gustafson

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807825754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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Sandra Gustafson examines the verbal art of speech in sacred, political and diplomatic forms as it was created and practiced in colonial America and the early republic. She demonstrates that, in the distinctly American interaction of cultures, contact and conflict among Europeans, native Americans, and Africans gave particular significance and complexity to the uses of the spoken word.
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Rape and Sexual Power in Early America

Author: Sharon Block

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838934

Category: History

Page: 296

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In a comprehensive examination of rape and its prosecution in British America between 1700 and 1820, Sharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual power on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society was based. Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implications of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundreds more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classified as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved. She challenges conventional narratives that claim sexual relations between white women and black men became racially charged only in the late nineteenth century. Her analysis extends racial ties to rape back into the colonial period and beyond the boundaries of the southern slave-labor system. Early Americans' treatment of rape, Block argues, both enacted and helped to sustain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a New World and a new nation.
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Wolf of Stone

Author: Quinn Loftis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781503386488

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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Dalton Black, a Canis lupis full of guilt and anger, never expected to find his true mate. Perhaps already slipping into madness, he had resigned himself to the fact that he would walk the earth without the other half of his soul. He was convinced that his sins where enough to keep the Great Luna from giving him such a blessing. He knew it was probably better that way. His past was as dark as his name and after three centuries of running from it, the memories were finally catching up to him. But all of those resignations evaporated when he saw her broken and bloodied body lying on that altar. Though the man didn't recognize her, the wolf did. Through battle and bloodshed he was able to save her from the evil that held her captive, but now he would need her to save him from himself. Jewel Stone was wholly unaware of the ancient bloodlines of Gypsy Healers, mates to Canis lupis and protectors of the packs—much less that she carried that blood herself. But when a beautiful but deadly woman showed up in her home and ripped her from her realm, she knew her life would never be the same. Her mother, Gem, a fortune teller, had warned her that something was coming, that her life was about to change dramatically, but like everyone else, Jewel had dismissed her as a crazy person. Jewel was the laughing stock of her school simply because Gem was her mother. And up until now, her life was one big disappointment after another. Instead of heeding her mother's warning, she hid in her books, burying herself behind knowledge, both fact and fiction. She escaped into worlds created by others and filled her mind with facts of every kind in an effort to push away the hurtful words that others bombarded her with. Despite all of her knowledge and all of her fantastical stories, she never dreamed her own future would be full of adventure, danger, passion and the possibility of unconditional love. As she lay unconscious after her first bloody encounter in the fae realm, her only chance of survival lay in the hands of a man scarred by his past, disfigured both emotionally and physically, and beyond the reach of any who had tried to help him. Can two broken people, who carry the other half of each other's souls span the chasm between them and restore the innocence ripped from both their lives? Will they let the promise of healing love overcome the difference in age and experience, and the separation of species and realms? Or will they give in to the fear and doubt that would keep them from one another for eternity?
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Women's Suffrage in the British Empire

Citizenship, Nation and Race

Author: Ian Christopher Fletcher,Philippa Levine,Laura E. Nym Mayhall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113563999X

Category: History

Page: 280

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This edited collection examines the campaign for women's suffrage from an international perspective. Leading international scholars explore the relationship between suffragism and other areas of social and political struggle, and examine the ideological and cultural implications of gendered constructions of 'race', nation and empire. The book includes comprehensive case-studies of Britain, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Palestine.
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Wish You Were Dead

Author: Todd Strasser

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 160684248X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Str-S-d:I’ll begin with Lucy. She is definitely first on the list. You can’t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I’m some disgusting bug or vermin. Does she really think I WANT to be this way? I hate you, Lucy. I really hate you. You are my #1 pick. I wish you were dead.The day after anonymous blogger Str-S-d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes. The students of Soundview High are scared and worried. Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy’s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared.As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding. When two more popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str-S-d’s blog, the residents of Soundview panic. Meanwhile, Madison receives anonymous notes warning that she could be next. Desperate to solve the mystery before anyone else disappears, Madison turns to Tyler, but can she trust him when it becomes clear that he knows more than he’s sharing?The clock is ticking. Madison must uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearances . . . before her name appears in Str-S-d’s blog.In the spirit of stories like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Todd Strasser updates the teen thriller for the techno age with Wish You Were Dead, the first installment in a new “thrill”-ogy.
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WiX Cookbook

Author: Nick Ramirez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178439940X

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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If you are a developer with a good understanding of WiX projects and would like to further explore advanced WiX topics, this book is for you. To get the most out of this book, knowledge of proper XML syntax is recommended.
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Best in Beauty

An Ultimate Guide to Makeup and Skincare Techniques, Tools, and Products

Author: Riku Campo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439155852

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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BEST IN BEAUTY is the most complete guide to beauty products, tools, and makeup techniques, based on interviews with top beauty experts: skin care gurus, hair stylists, manicurists, eyebrow specialists, and a nutritionist. More than one hundred amazingly beautiful photographs of makeup, done by Riku, will show step by step how to create each and every look for your face. This comprehensive guide offers the star treatment from experts such as skin care specialist Ole Henriksen, nutritionist Debra Santelli, spa director Donna Shoemaker, manicurist Beth Fricke, hairstylist Kevin Woon, and more.
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Molly Bannaky

Author: Alice McGill,Chris K. Soentpiet

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395722879

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.
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Sex among the Rabble

An Intimate History of Gender and Power in the Age of Revolution, Philadelphia, 1730-1830

Author: Clare A. Lyons

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838969

Category: History

Page: 432

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Placing sexual culture at the center of power relations in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia, Clare A. Lyons uncovers a world where runaway wives challenged their husbands' patriarchal rights and where serial and casual sexual relationships were commonplace. By reading popular representations of sex against actual behavior, Lyons reveals the clash of meanings given to sex and illuminates struggles to recast sexuality in order to eliminate its subversive potential. Sexuality became the vehicle for exploring currents of liberty, freedom, and individualism in the politics of everyday life among groups of early Americans typically excluded from formal systems of governance--women, African Americans, and poor classes of whites. Lyons shows that men and women created a vibrant urban pleasure culture, including the eroticization of print culture, as eighteenth-century readers became fascinated with stories of bastardy, prostitution, seduction, and adultery. In the post-Revolutionary reaction, white middle-class men asserted their authority, Lyons argues, by creating a gender system that simultaneously allowed them the liberty of their passions, constrained middle-class women with virtue, and projected licentiousness onto lower-class whites and African Americans. Lyons's analysis shows how class and racial divisions fostered new constructions of sexuality that served as a foundation for gender. This gendering of sexuality in the new nation was integral to reconstituting social hierarchies and subordinating women and African Americans in the wake of the Revolution.
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Child Victims of Homicide

Author: Christine Alder,Ken Polk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002516

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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This international 2001 study explores gender and familial patterns in cases of child homicide.
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Female Felons

Women and Serious Crime in Colonial Massaschusetts

Author: N. E. H. Hull

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 171

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Getting a Job Process Kit

Author: Robert H. Zedlitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 053845041X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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GETTING A JOB: PROCESS KIT, Sixth Edition, a step-by-step guide to help students find and get the job they want, is now better than ever! This up-to-date, hands-on simulation shows students how to identify and match personal skills with job interests, prepare a resume and keep it updated, and research jobs and companies using the Internet and other sources. The simulation begins with a fun and helpful self-assessment, which students then use to research and explore suitable career options. For additional support, the kit reviews the employment process, provides worksheets and advice to boost students' confidence when pursuing employment, and outlines a graceful way to leave a job. An updated RESUME GENERATOR CD, included with each simulation, helps students easily prepare personalized, professional resumes and other employment documents, which they can organize and store in a provided resume cover and employment portfolio. Students can also use the CD to create a personal profile for the job search or review numerous sample employment documents, including resumes and cover letters with correct content and formatting. In addition, the CD includes helpful tips on how to develop a winning resume, what type of cover letter to use and when, action words that sell, and other employment documents to help ease the job search process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Massacre of the Innocents

Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939

Author: Lionel Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317370635

Category: History

Page: 222

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Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain. Lionel Rose describes the ways in which unwanted and ‘surplus’ infants were disposed of, and the economic and social pressures on women to rid themselves of their burdens by covert criminal and sub-criminal means. He discusses the activities of infanticidal and abortionist midwives, and shows how the practices of wet nursing and baby farming were closely related to infanticide. Unscrupulous insurance salesman even turned infanticide into a profitable business, in their reckless grab for commissions. Infanticide declined with the growing practice of contraception, the lessening of pressure of unmarried mothers, and as adoption was made easier. This is a hard-hitting, scrupulously documented piece of social history. This title will be of interest to students of history and criminology.
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The Prairie

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140390261

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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"The sequel to 'The Pioneers' finds Natty going West and opposing the destruction of the land of the animals." "Presents the third in a series of novels in which frontiersman Natty Bumppo, nearing the end of his life, sets off for new adventure in the region of the Great Lakes."
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INHERITING THE REVOLUTION

Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674006631

Category: History

Page: 322

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Details the experiences of the first generation of Americans who inherited the independent country, discussing the lives, businesses, and religious freedoms that transformed the country in its early years.
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Engendered Death

Pennsylvania Women who Kill

Author: Joseph W. Laythe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611460921

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Engendered Death: Pennsylvania Women Who Kill is an historical and interdisciplinary study of women who kill in Pennsylvania from the 18th century to the present. It is not an examination of what motivates women to kill, although the reader may deduce that from the case studies included. Instead, it is an examination of how society perceives women who kill and how the gender-lens is applied to them throughout the legal process in the media and in the courtroom. What makes this work particularly unique is its combination of both scholarly analysis and narrative case studies. As such, it will appeal to both the scholar and the reader of true-crime non-fiction. If we are to recognize the complex variables at play in all criminal offenses, we will need to understand that the laws of a community, its social values, its politics, economics, and even geography play a factor in what laws are enforced and against whom they are enforced. The decision to define and label certain behaviors and certain people was based on social, political, and economic considerations of each community. Thus, the commission of murder by a woman in Arizona may have a variety of factors associated with it that are not present in the case of a woman who murdered her husband in Maine. This study, in part because of the volume of cases and in part to limit the variables affecting the cases, has limited its scope of women killers to the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is the ideal state to study because of its long and stable legal and political traditions, its historically diverse population, and the large number of newspapers that will help us gauge the public's view of women and women who kill. By limiting our scope to one state, we know that the legal definitions are fairly consistent for all of the women during a certain period and we can more easily identify the shifts in social values regarding women and homicide.
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