Thoughts After the First

(Some Thoughts After My First Year in College)

Author: Michael Yergin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595813308

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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One of the things I hate most is people who assume something about me and don't bother (or simply don't want) to ask me if they're right. You cannot assume anything about anybody even though everybody does it to varying degrees all the time. I am, I suppose, as guilty of doing this as the next guy. I find myself making judgments about people before I have really taken the time to get to know them. This is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest problems of my generation. Many times we seem to be talking too fast. In many cases, our mouths are moving faster than our brains. But I think there is a reason why this occurs. We are pressured to say things before we have really had the time to think it out clearly and logically. In our society, everybody is striving to be an individual. What happens is that you believe something and if you change your mind you feel that you are being inconsistent with your prior views. Author Michael L. Yergin pens a surreal look at the college scene during the late 1960s and early 1970s at Southern Illinois University. Full of insight and humor, Thoughts After the First offers a compelling look at this turbulent time in American history.

After the Avant-garde

Contemporary German and Austrian Experimental Film

Author: Randall Halle,Reinhild Steingröver

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

View: 4798


New essays exploring the surging field of experimental film in today's Germany and Austria.

A Complete Collection of the Lords' Protests

From the First Upon Record, in the Reign of Henry the Third, to the Present Time; with a Copious Index; to which is Added, An Historical Essay on the Legislative Power of England, Wherein the Origin of Both Houses of Parliament, Their Antient Constitution, and the Changes that Have Happened in the Persons that Composes Them, with the Occasion Thereof, are Related in Chronological Order; and Many Things Concerning the English Government, the Antiquity of the Laws of England, and the Feudal Law, are Occasionally Illustrated and Explained; in Two Volumes

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords,John Almon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: N.A

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After the Civil Wars

English Politics and Government in the Reign of Charles II

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788552X

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 3559


The first study of Restoration England from the point of view of both rulers and ruled, this volume offers a vital reappraisal of seventeenth century England. The civil wars had a traumatic effect on the English people: memories of bloodshed and destruction and the ultimate horror of the execution of Charles I continued to be invoked for decades afterwards. It is often argued that the political and religious fissures created by the wars divided English society irrevocably, as demonstrated by the later bitter conflict between the Whig and Tory parties. After the Civil Wars proposes instead that although there was political conflict, Charles II's reign was not a continuation of the divisions of the civil wars.

Being and Place among the Tlingit

Author: Thomas F. Thornton

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295800402

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 6976


In Being and Place among the Tlingit, anthropologist Thomas F. Thornton examines the concept of place in the language, social structure, economy, and ritual of southeast Alaska's Tlingit Indians. Place signifies not only a specific geographical location but also reveals the ways in which individuals and social groups define themselves. The notion of place consists of three dimensions - space, time, and experience - which are culturally and environmentally structured. Thornton examines each in detail to show how individual and collective Tlingit notions of place, being, and identity are formed. As he observes, despite cultural and environmental changes over time, particularly in the post-contact era since the late eighteenth century, Tlingits continue to bind themselves and their culture to places and landscapes in distinctive ways. He offers insight into how Tlingits in particular, and humans in general, conceptualize their relationship to the lands they inhabit, arguing for a study of place that considers all aspects of human interaction with landscape. In Tlingit, it is difficult even to introduce oneself without referencing places in Lingit Aani (Tlingit Country). Geographic references are embedded in personal names, clan names, house names, and, most obviously, in k-waan names, which define regions of dwelling. To say one is Sheet'ka K-waan defines one as a member of the Tlingit community that inhabits Sheet'ka (Sitka). Being and Place among the Tlingit makes a substantive contribution to the literature on the Tlingit, the Northwest Coast cultural area, Native American and indigenous studies, and to the growing social scientific and humanistic literature on space, place, and landscape.

The New England Soul

Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England

Author: Harry S. Stout

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199927081

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 7931


"Both the sources he employs and the scope of his study set his work apart from all that have precede it...The first study of New England preaching to span the entire colonial period...very important book." - Journal of American History "Simply breathtaking in scope. No one else has dared to grapple with the full sweep of Puritan preaching form the founding of New England through the American Revolution." - Nathan O. Hatch, University of Notre Dame "A massive achievement will stand as the definitive work on this important subject." - Reviews in American History "Impressive, imaginative, sensible, and lucid." - Donald G. Matthews, University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill "[Stout] has created a field of scholarship hitherto neglected - the manuscript sermon as a source of religious culture in colonial times. More than that, he has shown the extent to which sermon notes add to our knowledge of the times, notably for the period of the Great Awakening. And he has done so with great insight." - New England Quarterly "So soundly based on exhaustive research and so lucid in presentation, that even its most surprising conclusions carry conviction. An impressive achievement." - Daniel Walker Howe, author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 "One of the most impressive studies of Puritan New England society to appear in this century....Throughout the work, Stout enriches, supplements and revises much of the current knowledge about colonial New England. His language, which is both precise and playful, makes the volume a delight to read." -The Historian "Will surely become a benchmark in the study of early American history and culture." -Journal of the American Academy of Religion