"Hartmann's history of voter suppression in America is necessary information given current news about voter registration purges and redistricting...a particularly timely topic for an election year, and anyone who is seriously concerned ...
Author: Thom Hartmann
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
In today's America, only a slim majority of people register to vote, and a large percentage of registered voters don't bother to show up: Donald Trump was elected by only 26 percent of eligible voters. Unfortunately, this is not a bug in our system, it's a feature. Thom Hartmann unveils the strategies and tactics that conservative elites in this country have used, from the foundation of the Electoral College to the latest voter ID laws, to protect their interests by preventing “the wrong people”—such as the poor, women, and people of color—from voting while making it more convenient for the wealthy and white. But he also lays out a wide variety of simple, commonsense ways that we the people can fight back and reclaim our right to rule through the ballot box.
movements secret,” but blue jackets jailed him as a spy. He was eventually ... As
the vote on secession approached, a veritable reign of terror developed in
Tennessee. Notable was the exodus of Union sympathizers on the eve of the election.
Author: James B. Jones Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Tennessee's Civil War history is an oft-told narrative of famous battles, cunning campaigns and renowned figures. Beneath this well-documented history lie countless stories that have been forgotten and displaced over time. Discover how Vigilance Committees sought to govern cities such as Memphis, where law was believed to be dead. See how Nashville and Memphis became important medical centers, addressing the rapid spread of "private diseases" among soldiers, and marvel at Colonel John M. Hughes, whose men engaged in guerrilla warfare throughout the state. Join author James B. Jones Jr. on an exciting journey through the unknown and hidden history of Civil War Tennessee.
Hidden. History. of. the. War. on. Voting. In today's America, only a slim majority of
people register to vote, and a large percentage of registered voters don't bother
to show up: Donald Trump was elected by only 26 percent of eligible voters.
Author: Thom Hartmann
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Social Science
“This is the most important, dynamic book on the cancers of monopoly by giant corporations written in our generation.”—from the foreword by Ralph Nader American monopolies dominate, control, and consume most of the energy of our entire economic system; they function the same as cancer does in a body, and, like cancer, they weaken our systems while threatening to crash the entire body economic. American monopolies have also seized massive political power and use it to maintain their obscene profits and CEO salaries while crushing small competitors. But Thom Hartmann, America's #1 progressive radio host, shows we've broken the control of behemoths like these before, and we can do it again. Hartmann takes us from the birth of America as a revolt against monopoly (remember the Boston Tea Party?), to the largely successful efforts of both Presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and other like-minded leaders to restrain corporations' monopolistic urges, to the massive changes in the rules of business starting during the “Reagan Revolution” that have brought us to the cancer stage of capitalism. He shows the damage monopolies have done to so many industries: agriculture, healthcare, the media, and more. Individuals have taken a hit as well: the average American family pays a $5,000 a year “monopoly tax” in the form of higher prices for everything from pharmaceuticals to airfare to household goods and food. But Hartmann also describes commonsense, historically rooted measures we can take—such as revitalizing antitrust regulation, taxing great wealth, and getting money out of politics—to pry control of our country from the tentacles of the monopolists.
The Secret Origins of the First World War Gerry Docherty, James MacGregor ...
Although the 1884 Reform Act increased male voting rights to include adult
householders and men who rented unfurnished lodgings to the value of £10 a
Author: Gerry Docherty
Publisher: Random House
Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war’s origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. For ten years, they plotted the destruction of Germany as the first stage of their plan to take control of the world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was no chance happening. It lit a fuse that had been carefully set through a chain of command stretching from Sarajevo through Belgrade and St Petersburg to that cabal in London. Our understanding of these events has been firmly trapped in a web of falsehood and duplicity carefully constructed by the victors at Versailles in 1919 and maintained by compliant historians ever since. The official version is fatally flawed, warped by the volume of evidence they destroyed or concealed from public view. Hidden History poses a tantalising challenge. The authors ask only that you examine the evidence they lay before you . . .
into two “ regroupment zones ” ( north and south ) , not countries ; elections for a
national government within two years , before reunification ; a consolidation of
Viet Minh loyalists in the north and pro - French and others in the south ; and ...
Author: John Prados
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Reexamines key strategies, events, and individuals in the history of the Vietnam War, and discusses South Vietnamese politics, body counts, air power, communications intelligence, and the roles of Presidents Johnson and Nixon
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Voice of the Fugitive, 136 voting rights: for ... Samuel Ringgold, 159 War of 1812,
25 Warren, Thomas, 196 Washington, D.C., 143, 204, 208 as antislavery capital,
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery. To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South, Washington, and Baltimore, through Philadelphia and New York, to Albany, Syracuse, and Canada. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history. The story is inspiring—full of memorable characters making their first appearance on the historical stage—and significant—the controversy over fugitive slaves inflamed the sectional crisis of the 1850s. It eventually took a civil war to destroy American slavery, but here at last is the story of the courageous effort to fight slavery by "practical abolition," person by person, family by family.
Bertrand, R., J.-L. Briquet and P. Pels (eds) (2007), Cultures of Voting: The Hidden History of the Secret Ballot, London: Hurst. Bobbio, N. ... Dower, J. (2000),
Embracing Defeat: japan in the Afitermath of World War II, Harmondsworth:
Author: Benjamin Isakhan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Re-examines the long and complex history of democracy and broadens the traditional view of this history by complementing it with examples from unexplored or under-examined quarters.
The Hidden History of the Secret Ballot Romain Bertrand, Jean-Louis Briquet,
Peter Pels ... One is a generation that found self - consciousness in the revolution
and flourished during the war , and the other a generation that began to develop
Author: Romain Bertrand
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Drawing on examples from Mexico, Africa, France, the USA, India and Iran, this book presents an analysis of the cultural history of the West's democratic norms and practices and their imposition on other societies.
The Hidden History of East Timor John G. Taylor, John Gordon Taylor. over who
could decorate the polling booths most attractively ' . Indonesian journalists
covering the election reported that during polling there were three separate
Author: John G. Taylor
Category: East Timor
The people of East Timor voted overwhelmingly in August 1999 for independence and an end to Indonesian occupation. In this updated and much expanded edition of Indonesia's Forgotten War: The Hidden History of East Timor (Zed Books, rev ed 1994), John Taylor tells the story of what happened following President Suharto's overthrow. The new government conceded the right of the United Nations to organise the long delayed referendum giving the East Timorese a choice between continued association with Indonesia or independence. At the very moment the historic vote was being counted, armed gangs organised by the Indonesian military plunged the island into an orgy of killing, burning and forced flight. John Taylor analyses the world's reaction to this new genocide of the East Timorese people, the despatch of a peacekeeping force, and the prospects of independence.
Since October 1952 , India ' s diplomatic activities were concentrated in bringing
the Korean War to a close through ... but India was excluded from the
membership of the proposed political conference on Korea in the voting of the U .
Rogers “ learned humility ” that night ; but he also learned that people don't
necessarily vote the way they tell pollsters they ... notably on a flying visit to war -
torn London , in the midst of the Oscar voting period , for the film's royal premiere .
He built eighteen separate voting booths so everyone could vote at exactly a
minute past midnight . Voters drew lots to see who got to cast the first ballot . The
photograph of Romney and the elephant hangs in the infamous Ballot Room a
secluded , wood - paneled room with a fieldstone ... 47 Government , Politics and War.
Author: D. Quincy Whitney
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Quincy Whitney's compilation of stories makes for a colorful narrative of some of New Hampshire's most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events. The resourcefulness of Granite Staters in their efforts to innovate and improvise is the reason for this incredible and intriguing cast of true stories about New Hampshire people living what they love and loving what they do. Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. There is the tale of the mountain man who became an innkeeper; the "Bird Man" who took his passion to the White House; the gentleman who ascended the highest peak in the Northeast in a steam-powered locomobile; the story of one skier's dramatic win at the 1939 "American Inferno" Mount Washington race; the Shaker Meetinghouse, built in just one day, in complete silence; and the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain.
Author: William M. LeoGrandePublish On: 2014-10-13
The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana William M.
LeoGrande, Peter Kornbluh ... “Voting.” In Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture,
and Society in the United States, edited by Ilan Stavans and Harold Augenbraum,
... Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989–2001.
Author: William M. LeoGrande
Publisher: UNC Press Books
History is being made in U.S.-Cuban relations right now. This powerful book is essential to making sense of the new and ongoing steps towards normalization between the longtime antagonists. Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba--beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo--Back Channel to Cuba chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation. Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of the United States and Cuba. Now, William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh present a remarkably new and relevant account. From John F. Kennedy's offering of an olive branch to Fidel Castro after the missile crisis, to Henry Kissinger's top secret quest for normalization, to Barack Obama's promise of a new approach, LeoGrande and Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive, indicating a path toward a world beyond the legacy of hostility. LeoGrande and Kornbluh have uncovered hundreds of formerly secret U.S. documents and conducted interviews with dozens of negotiators, intermediaries, and policy makers, including Fidel Castro and Jimmy Carter. The authors describe how, despite the intense political clamor surrounding efforts to improve relations with Havana, serious negotiations have been conducted by every presidential administration since Eisenhower's through secret, back-channel diplomacy. Including ten critical lessons for U.S. negotiators, the book offers a key perspective on the normalization process underway and illuminates a fascinating passage in U.S.-Cuban relations as it happens.
The book poses a profound challenge to our understanding of the limits and possibilities of African American resistance in the early twentieth century.
Author: Paul Ortiz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely argued study introduces us to unknown generations of freedom fighters for whom organizing democratically became in every sense a way of life. Ortiz changes the very ways we think of Southern history as he shows in marvelous detail how Black Floridians came together to defend themselves in the face of terror, to bury their dead, to challenge Jim Crow, to vote, and to dream."—David R. Roediger, author of Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past “Emancipation Betrayed is a remarkable piece of work, a tightly argued, meticulously researched examination of the first statewide movement by African Americans for civil rights, a movement which since has been effectively erased from our collective memory. The book poses a profound challenge to our understanding of the limits and possibilities of African American resistance in the early twentieth century. This analysis of how a politically and economically marginalized community nurtures the capacity for struggle speaks as much to our time as to 1919.”—Charles Payne, author of I’ve Got the Light of Freedom
... the hearings riveted attention on sexual harassment, once more politicizing a
previously personal and hidden issue. ... for candidates in addition to nearly $11
million for a special project to mobilize women voters in key contested states.
Author: Mark C Carnes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Beginning with an analysis of cultural themes and ending with a discussion of evolving and expanding political and corporate institutions, The Columbia History of Post-World War II America addresses changes in America's response to the outside world; the merging of psychological states and social patterns in memorial culture, scandal culture, and consumer culture; the intersection of social practices and governmental policies; the effect of technological change on society and politics; and the intersection of changing belief systems and technological development, among other issues. Many had feared that Orwellian institutions would crush the individual in the postwar era, but a major theme of this book is the persistence of individuality and diversity. Trends toward institutional bigness and standardization have coexisted with and sometimes have given rise to a countervailing pattern of individualized expression and consumption. Today Americans are exposed to more kinds of images and music, choose from an infinite variety of products, and have a wide range of options in terms of social and sexual arrangements. In short, they enjoy more ways to express their individuality despite the ascendancy of immense global corporations, and this volume imaginatively explores every facet of this unique American experience.
During the first debate Rudolph Giuliani attacked Ron Paul about the war,
claiming he'd never heard the reason that the ... During the commentary following
the debate, Sean Hannity suggested people were voting multiple times even
though Fox's ... Ron Paul won every time because he tapped into the hidden
Author: Mark Frazier
Category: Business & Economics
Self-published account detailing the author's involvement in Ron Paul's 2008 Presidential campaign, as well as the author's political opinions and endorsement of individualism.
Hoge , Warren 2003 Threats and Responses : London ; Blair Survives a Mutiny
over Joining US in War . New York Times ... Hume , Cameron 1994 Ending
Mozambique ' s War . ... In The Hidden History of the Secret Ballot : Cultures of Voting .
Author: Julia Paley
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
Category: Political Science
In recent decades, powerful institutions have packaged Western democracy for export around the globe. Although Western democracy is grounded in specific historical experiences and cultural assumptions, advocates have generally taken its normative status for granted. So too have most academics. Yet if democracy is broadly understood as government by "the people," it must necessarily differ along with "the people" in question. Just what "the will of the people" is and how it might be realized become questions of pressing importance. Rather than advance alternative definitions of democracy, celebrate alternative democracies, or posit alternatives to democracy, the contributors to this volume focus on the way that specific definitions of democracy are advanced as normative and others eclipsed, and how certain claims to represent "the will of the people" gain currency and others are silenced. While previous scholars of democracy have proposed one definitive model after another, the authors in this work suggest that democracy is by nature an open ended set of questions about the workings of power--questions best engaged through the dialogical processes of fieldwork and ethnographic writing.
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Category: Great Britain
Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.