Through Darkness to Light

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896094

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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They left in the middle of the night—often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. Between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865, an estimated one hundred thousand slaves became passengers on the Underground Railroad, a journey of untold hardship, in search of freedom. In Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad, Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images following a route from the cotton plantations of central Louisiana, through the cypress swamps of Mississippi and the plains of Indiana, north to the Canadian border— a path of nearly fourteen hundred miles. The culmination of a ten-year research quest, Through Darkness to Light imagines a journey along the Underground Railroad as it might have appeared to any freedom seeker. Framing the powerful visual narrative is an introduction by Michna-Bales; a foreword by noted politician, pastor, and civil rights activist Andrew J. Young; and essays by Fergus M. Bordewich, Robert F. Darden, and Eric R. Jackson.
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Black Sea

Dispatches and Recipes – Through Darkness and Light

Author: Caroline Eden

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787132935

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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''The next best thing to actually travelling with Caroline Eden – a warm, erudite and greedy guide – is to read her. This is my kind of book.' Diana Henry 'A wonderfully inspiring book about a magical part of the world' Viv Groskop, author of The Anna Karenina Fix 'Part travelogue, part recipe book, this is a love letter to "the sea that welcomes strangers", soaked in colour, history, myth and the flavours of many cultures.' Nick Hunt author of Where the Wild Winds Are This is the tale of a journey between three great cities – Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon. With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline Eden travels from Odessa to Bessarabia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey's Black Sea region, exploring interconnecting culinary cultures. From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian émigrés in Istanbul, Caroline gives readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light. Meticulously researched and documenting unprecedented meetings with remarkable individuals, Black Sea is like no other piece of travel writing. Packed with rich photography and sumptuous food, this biography of a region, its people and its recipes truly breaks new ground.
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His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light

A Tor.com Original

Author: Mimi Mondal

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250237548

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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I am not a fighter. I am a trapeze master. An act of compassion puts a trapeze artist in India on a collision course with a terrifying supernatural power in His Footsteps, Through Darkness and Light: a Tor.com Original from Dalit writer Mimi Mondal. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Journey Kiszka Family from Innocence Through Darkness to True Light

Author: Joseph Kiszka

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479753017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 62

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This is Joseph Kiszka's autobiography describing his childhood in Poland, being rounded up and sent to Siberia by the Russians during World War II, then the long struggle to freedom by way of Iran, England, and finally the United States where he worked as a mechanical engineer, and finally for many years as an Imagineer at Disney. It is an inspiring tale of courage and optimism.
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The Development of Pluralism in Modern Britain and France

Author: Richard Bonney,David J. B. Trim

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039105717

Category: History

Page: 368

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Europe is increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-faith, as well as multi-cultural. Western democracies now comprise a plurality of fundamental opinions and inherited cultures; it is not clear how (or if ) they can be related to each other without involving either oppression or anarchy. This debate requires historical understanding and a contemporary grasp of the points at issue amongst different cultures. By virtue of their proximity and frequent historical interaction, Britain and France lend themselves to comparative study. The studies in this volume collectively demonstrate that the affairs of religious minorities in these two countries were not only of concern to themselves and their national established churches. Rather, over a long-term period, they had a sustained impact on many other issues. All chapters illustrate the problematic shift from a persecutory to a pluralistic mentality.
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From Darkness to Light

Therapy Through Works

Author: Krista McGuire

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449708765

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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We all have struggles we deal with, and it is so important to have an outlet for an escape from our troubles. Krista McGuire struggles with mental disorders. Medication is necessary but only helps to an extent. This is when she put it in God's hands. She started painting and writing poetry for therapy, and it became her escape. This book is a collection of her work that tells her testimony and how God uses her gifts to glorify Him. Any person can relate To The book From Darkness to Light because it is poetry about everyday problems. Krista's goal is to speak to others about using the gifts God gave us, and this book is her stepping stone. She still struggles with mental disabilities, and she used to ask God, "Why me?" Now, she says, "Why not me?" One doesn't have to have a certain lifestyle, be a certain age, or have a certain level of education for God to use him or her. Krista's story proves that God can use us at our weakest moments. We just have to make ourselves available.
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From Darkness to Light

A Memoir about Finding Healing in Heartbreak

Author: Susan Allee

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617771260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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I surrender my life and Mike and the children to you. When Susan Allee gave her troubled marriage and distant husband over to God, she told Him to do whatever it took to turn Mike's life around and heal their relationship. She had no idea that God's plan for healing would first take them through intense times of pain and heartache. When Mike was sent to jail, it became a turning point in their lives. There he rebuilt his relationship with God and his family. When he got out, Susan thought she was finally going to have the loving, Christian family that she had dreamed about, and for a short time, she did. But when tragedy tore her husband from her, Susan once again had to depend solely on God to support and heal her family. In this inspirational story, Susan reveals how God continually moved her family From Darkness to Light.
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The End and the Beginning: from Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

Author: James Edward L' Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190702

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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The End and The Beginning: From Darkness to Light is a dramatic portrayal of the Son of God, the Pioneer of our faith: JESUS as depicted in the four gospels. This is His story: a story that reaffirms our belief and faith in Him as our Savior. He Was a Galilean Jew and well-acquainted with Jewish law. His birth, ministry, death and resurrection serve as a basis of Gods continuing proclamation of joy and sadness, despair and hope, isolation and crowds and apparent defeat but in the end VICTORY! It is a story that never leaves us: a story that our parents, the sons and daughters of slaves, born of religious convictions and faith, shared with us during the days of our early youth amidst sweat, tears and a weary life. They referred to Him, both in song and thought as their Sweet Little Jesus Boy. This was the only thing that they truly could claim as their own. A CHILD A SON IS GIVEN UNTO YOU AS GOD HAD PROMISED! Like our fan page on Facebook...
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Darkness Visible

Awakening Spiritual Light Through Darkness Meditation

Author: Ross Heaven,Simon Buxton

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781594770616

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

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Spiritual seekers from many traditions have used darkness as a method for exploring hidden aspects of unconscious and super-conscious states, and for embracing the deeper recesses of the self. Heaven and Buxton show how experiencing complete darkness, even for only a period of hours, brings about a remarkable clarity and mental stillness, and thus provides a springboard for creativity, intuition, and spiritual development.
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From Darkness to Light

Class, Consciousness, and Salvation in Revolutionary Russia

Author: Igal Halfin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822972042

Category: History

Page: 488

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In this interdisciplinary and controversial work, Igal Halfin looks at Marxist theory in a new light, attempting to break down the divisions between history, philosophy, and literary theory. His approach is methodological, combining intellectual and social history to argue that if we are to take the Bolshevik revolutionary experiment seriously, we have to examine carefully the ideological presupposition of both communist ideological texts and the archival documents that social historians believe truly reflect lived experience in order to see what effects these texts had on reality. Igal Halfin aims to turn Marxism, class, and consciousness from subjects of analysis to its objects. From Darkness to Light begins by examining the Marxist philosophy of history as understood by the Russian revolutionary movement. Halfin argues that the Soviet government took its cues to how it could bring about a classless society from a peculiar blending of eschatological thinking and modern techniques of power. Halfin then offers a case study of the Bolshevik attempt in the 1920s to create the “Communist New Man” by amalgamating the characteristics of the intellectual and the worker in order to eradicate the petit-bourgeois traits attributed by the regime to the pre-revolutionary individualistic and decadent student. Halfin’s conclusions raise important questions about Marxist theory as it relates to class, historical progress, and communism itself. His approach suggests that “proletarianization” should be understood not as a change in the social composition of the student body, but as the introduction of the language of class into the universities. Through the examination of the process of the literary construction of class identity, Halfin concludes that the student class affiliation in the Soviet Union of the 1920s was not simply a matter of social origins, but of students’ ability, using a set of ritualized procedures, to defend their claims to a working-class identity. Halfin’s conclusions raise important questions about Marxist theory as it relates to class, historical progress, and communism itself.
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