The Energy of Slaves

The Energy of Slaves

But as best-selling author Andrew Nikiforuk argues in this provocative book, we still behave like slaveholders in the way we use energy, and that urgently needs to change.

Author: Andrew Nikiforuk

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771640103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Ancient civilizations routinely relied on the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early 19th century, the slave trade became one of the most profitable enterprises on the planet. Economists described the system as necessary for progress. The abolition movement that finally triumphed in the 1850s had an invisible ally: coal and oil. As the world's most portable and versatile workers, fossil fuels replenished slavery's ranks with combustion engines and other labor-saving tools. Since then, oil has changed the course of human life on a global scale. But as best-selling author Andrew Nikiforuk argues in this provocative book, we still behave like slaveholders in the way we use energy, and that urgently needs to change.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Energy of Slaves

The Energy of Slaves

Originally published by McClelland & Stewart in 1972, The Energy of Slaves is Cohen's fifth collection, and one of his most controversial.

Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher:

ISBN: 077102472X

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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To mark the publication of Leonard Cohen's final book, The Flame, McClelland & Stewart is proud to reissue six beautiful editions of Cohen's cherished early works of poetry, many of which are back in print for the first time in decades. A freshly packaged new series for devoted Leonard Cohen fans and those who wish to discover one of the world's most adored and celebrated writers. Originally published by McClelland & Stewart in 1972, The Energy of Slaves is Cohen's fifth collection, and one of his most controversial. A dark and intense book, described by one critic as "deliberately ugly, offensive, bitter, anti-romantic," Cohen considered it a document of his struggle--"I've just written a book called The Energy of Slaves," he told an interviewer at the time, "and in there I say that I'm in pain." Bracing, challenging, and equally beautiful and off-putting, it remains one of his most compelling and complex works.
Categories: Poetry

Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean

Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean

Overworked and malnourished, they would have rarely possessed surplus
energy. Whereas the slaves in the US antebellum South who Penningroth
studied had a positive rate of natural growth, the norm in Caribbean sugar
plantations was a ...

Author: Christer Petley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315518633

Category: History

Page: 154

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Material things mattered immensely to those who engaged in daily struggles over the character and future of slavery and to those who subsequently contested the meanings of freedom in the post-emancipation Caribbean. Throughout the history of slavery, objects and places were significant to different groups of people, from the opulent master class to enslaved field hands as well as to other groups, including maroons, free people of colour and missionaries, all of who shared the lived environments of Caribbean plantation colonies. By exploring the rich material world inhabited by these people, this book offers new ways of seeing history from below, of linking localised experiences with global transformations and connecting deeply personal lived realities with larger epochal events that defined the history of slavery and its abolition in the British Caribbean. This book was originally published as a special issue of Slavery & Abolition.
Categories: History

Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of Slaves in the British Colonies

Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of Slaves in the British Colonies

But they could not do this without improving the condition of their slaves, without
making them approximate towards the rank of citizens, without giving them some
little interest in their labour, which would occasion them to work with the energy ...

Author: Thomas Clarkson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734018619

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

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Reproduction of the original: Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of Slaves in the British Colonies by Thomas Clarkson
Categories: Fiction

Uncle Tom in Paris Or Views of Slavery Outside the Cabin

Uncle Tom in Paris  Or  Views of Slavery Outside the Cabin

views he enunciates relative to the position and prospects of the slave ; some , no
doubt , may accuse him of that cold ... His social condition may have been the
same , as that of the slave of the present day , but with the energy of men who
had ...

Author: Adolphus Mordecai Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075911499

Category: Slavery

Page: 81

View: 191

Categories: Slavery

Energy Humanities

Energy Humanities

slaves would benefit future generations or that slaves were actually better off “
working” in the US than they would be ... in our contemporary world, even for the
most virtuous, to live without relying on some sort of energy of the fossil variety.

Author: Imre Szeman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421421896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 595

View: 168

"Energy humanities is a field of scholarship that, like medical humanities and digital humanities before it, overcomes traditional boundaries between the disciplines and between academic and applied research. Like its predecessors, energy humanities highlights the essential contribution that the insights and methods of the human sciences can make to areas of study and analysis once thought best left to the natural sciences. This isn't a case of the humanities simply helping their cross-campus colleagues to learn the mechanics of communication so that they might better articulate their ideas. Rather, these fields of scholarship are ones that demonstrate how the scale and complexity of the issues being explored demand insights and approaches that transcend old school disciplinary boundaries. Energy Humanities : A Reader offers a carefully curated selection of the best and most influential work in energy humanities that has appeared over the past decade. To stay true to the diverse work that makes up this emergent field, selections range from anthropology and geography to philosophy, history, and cultural studies to recent energy-focused interventions in art and literature. The three readers all agree that this is an important, ground-breaking collection of work"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Uncle Tom in Paris Or Views of Slavery Outside the Cabin by Adolphus M Hart

Uncle Tom in Paris  Or  Views of Slavery Outside the Cabin  by Adolphus M  Hart

His social condition may have been the same , as that of the slave of the present
day , but with the energy of men who had once tasted the sweets of liberty , they
fought nobly against Marius in Sicily and under Spartacus in Rome . was IVThere
 ...

Author: Adolphus Mordecai Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433086978784

Category: Slavery

Page: 61

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Categories: Slavery

V The anti slavery struggle

V  The anti slavery struggle

you are to admit it , not into a Union of your own dictating , formed out of the
existing Union by qualifications and new compacts , altering its character and
effect , and making it fall short of its protecting energy in reference to the new
State ...

Author: Alexander Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89105743041

Category: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Page:

View: 966

Categories: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

American Orations V The anti slavery struggle

American Orations  V  The anti slavery struggle

you are to admit it , not into a Union of your own dictating , formed out of the
existing Union by qualifications and new compacts , altering its character and
effect , and making it fall short of its protecting energy in reference to the new
State ...

Author: Alexander Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044090126111

Category: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Page:

View: 308

Categories: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery

The Rebel Woman in the British West Indies During Slavery

The most important thing which the master expected of the slave was his or her
labour: the most damaging things which the slave could do to the master was to
work ... In spite of this, slaves found the time and the energy to work their plots.

Author: Lucille Mathurin

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9768017244

Category: Social Science

Page: 40

View: 689

"The Rebel Woman describes a period in Jamaica's history where women played an important part in different forms of protest against slavery. Mair's book details both the negative and positive methods of protest used by the enslaved people of the West Indies. An excellent reference for students researching topics relating to slavery, freedom and gender.
Categories: Social Science

The White Slave a True Picture of Slave Life

The White Slave  a True Picture of Slave Life

I had not seen him since the day I had fainted under the energy of his paternal
discipline ; nor did I ever see him afterwards . A strange parting that , between a
son and a father ! CHAPTER XIII .--- THE SLAVE STATE , years old . HE next day
I ...

Author: Richard HILDRETH

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024872783

Category: Slavery

Page: 352

View: 100

Categories: Slavery

The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern

The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade  Ancient and Modern

The Forms of Slavery that Prevailed in Ancient Nations, Particularly in Greece
and Rome. The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the
United States. To which is Added the History of the Great Rebellion William O.
Blake.

Author: William O. Blake

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112042280021

Category: Slave trade

Page: 866

View: 325

Categories: Slave trade

The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern Etc

The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade  Ancient and Modern  Etc

If they met with a firm and effective resistance , the energy of their attack soon
slackened ; but if the defense was weak and faltering , their boldness and
audacity became extreme . They rushed forward to the cannon's mouth , and
thrusting in ...

Author: William O. BLAKE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023198221

Category:

Page: 832

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Categories:

The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States Compiled from Authentic Materials

The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade  Ancient and Modern     The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States  Compiled from Authentic Materials

Amid the excitement of this wild uproar , the attack began with yells and terrific
gesticulations . If they met with a firm and effective resistance , the energy of their
attack soon slackened ; but if the defense was weak and faltering , their boldness
 ...

Author: W. O. Blake

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293200920142

Category: Slave trade

Page: 861

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Categories: Slave trade

Social Theory

Social Theory

The energy base of industrial civilization rests on fossil fuels that took hundreds
of millions of years to develop. Converted to slave labor, this process equals the
work of an incredibly large workforce. (Tens of thousands of slaves, stacking 23 ...

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1882289501

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 712

Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.
Categories: Social Science

The Metaphor of Celebrity

The Metaphor of Celebrity

Status loss – from free person to slave or to animal – is another aspect of some
performances of masochism (Baumeister 158–9), such as this poem. The Energy
of Slaves reveals Cohen's fascination with pain and his opinion of the end of ...

Author: Joel Deshaye

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442666177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 939

The Metaphor of Celebrity is an exploration of the significance of literary celebrity in Canadian poetry. It focuses on the lives and writing of four widely recognized authors who wrote about stardom – Leonard Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, Irving Layton, and Gwendolyn MacEwen – and the specific moments in Canadian history that affected the ways in which they were received by the broader public. Joel Deshaye elucidates the relationship between literary celebrity and metaphor in the identity crises of celebrities, who must try to balance their public and private selves in the face of considerable publicity. He also examines the ways in which celebrity in Canadian poetry developed in a unique way in light of the significant cultural events of the decades between 1950 and 1980, including the Massey Commission, the flourishing of Canadian publishing, and the considerable interest in poetry in the 1960s and 1970s, which was followed by a rapid fall from public grace, as poetry was overwhelmed by greater popular interest in Canadian novels.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The White Slave

The White Slave

Savage , Brothers Co. , selected from among their chattels a cargo of slaves for
the Charleston market . I was one of the number , and with some fifty others was
loaded on board a small vessel bound for that port . The captain's name was ...

Author: Richard Hildreth

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10746771

Category: Fugitive slaves

Page: 408

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Categories: Fugitive slaves

Canadian Writers and Their Works

Canadian Writers and Their Works

38 " Along the Fingertip Trail , " rev . of The Energy of Slaves , Times Literary
Supplement , s Jan. 1973 , p . 10 ; Calvin Bedient , “ A Soft Confusion , a Hard
Clarity , ” rev . of The Energy of Slaves , by Leonard Cohen , and No Jerusalem
But ...

Author: Robert Lecker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076001348163

Category: Authors, Canadian

Page:

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Categories: Authors, Canadian

The White Slave Or Negro Life in the Slave States of America

The White Slave  Or  Negro Life in the Slave States of America

Savage , Brothers and Co. , selected from among their chattels a cargo of slaves
for the Charleston market . I was one of the number , and with some fifty others
was loaded on board a small vessel bound for that port The captain's name was ...

Author: Richard Holdreth

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020646819

Category: Slavery

Page: 316

View: 485

Categories: Slavery

Inorganic Forces Ordained to Supersede Human Slavery

Inorganic Forces Ordained to Supersede Human Slavery

rangements for applying them to the exhaustive labors of slaves , are alone
wanting to put an end to the slave trade . This is Nature's plan , and therefore
effectual , without being violent ; mild , progressive , and conservative , injurious
to no ...

Author: Thomas Ewbank

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018544992

Category: Labor

Page: 32

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Categories: Labor