Praying for Sheetrock

A Work of Nonfiction
Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824957
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the 1970s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody. Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement managed to bypass McIntosh entirely. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man, Thurnell Alston, to challenge the sheriff and his courthouse gang--and to change the way of life in this community forever. "An inspiring and absorbing account of the struggle for human dignity and racial equality" (Coretta Scott King)

Making Gullah

A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination
Author: Melissa L. Cooper
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469632691
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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During the 1920s and 1930s, anthropologists and folklorists became obsessed with uncovering connections between African Americans and their African roots. At the same time, popular print media and artistic productions tapped the new appeal of black folk life, highlighting African-styled voodoo as an essential element of black folk culture. A number of researchers converged on one site in particular, Sapelo Island, Georgia, to seek support for their theories about "African survivals," bringing with them a curious mix of both influences. The legacy of that body of research is the area's contemporary identification as a Gullah community. This wide-ranging history upends a long tradition of scrutinizing the Low Country blacks of Sapelo Island by refocusing the observational lens on those who studied them. Cooper uses a wide variety of sources to unmask the connections between the rise of the social sciences, the voodoo craze during the interwar years, the black studies movement, and black land loss and land struggles in coastal black communities in the Low Country. What emerges is a fascinating examination of Gullah people's heritage, and how it was reimagined and transformed to serve vastly divergent ends over the decades.

International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime


Author: Henry N. Pontell,Gilbert L. Geis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387341118
Category: Social Science
Page: 702
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Insider trading. Savings and loan scandals. Enron. Corporate crimes were once thought of as victimless offenses, but now—with billions of dollars and an increasingly global economy at stake—this is understood to be far from the truth. The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime explores the complex interplay of factors involved when corporate cultures normalize lawbreaking, and when organizational behavior is pushed to unethical (and sometimes inhumane) limits. Featuring original contributions from a panel of experts representing North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, this timely volume presents multidisciplinary views on recent corporate wrongdoing affecting economic and social conditions worldwide. Criminal liability and intent Stock market and financial crime Bribery and extortion Computer and identity fraud Health care fraud Crime in the professions Industrial pollution Political corruption War crimes and genocide Contributors offer case studies, historical and sociopolitical analyses, theoretical and legal perspectives, and comparative studies, featuring examples as varied as NASA, Parmalat, the Italian government, and Watergate. Criminal justice responses to these phenomena, the role of the media in exposing or minimizing them, prevention, regulation, and self- policing strategies, and larger global issues emerging from economic crime are also featured. Richly diverse in its coverage, The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime is stimulating reading for students, academics, and professionals in a wide range of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to business and economics, psychology to social policy to ethics. This powerful information is certain to change many of our deeply held views on criminal behavior.

The Southern Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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The Mississippi Quarterly


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors
Page: N.A
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Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 3641051754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
View: 3660
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Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.

American Studies in Scandinavia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: America
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On the Issues


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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National VISTA News


Author: Volunteers in Service to America
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Volunteer workers in social service
Page: N.A
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Beyond Atlanta

The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980
Author: Stephen G. N. Tuck
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820322650
Category: History
Page: 341
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"Beyond Atlanta draws on interviews with almost two hundred people - black and white - who worked for, or actively resisted, the freedom movement. Among the topics Stephen Tuck covers are the absence of consistent support from the movement's national leadership and the frustration and innovation it alternately inspired at the local level. In addition, Tuck reveals friction along urban-rural and poor-prosperous lines about movement goals and tactics, and he highlights the often unheralded roles played by African American women, veterans, masons, unions, neighborhood clubs, and local NAACP branches."--BOOK JACKET.

America, History and Life


Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Book Review Digest


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature
Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616645
Category: Reference
Page: 536
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Die kleinsten, stillsten Dinge


Author: Sara Baume
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644000220
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Ein einsamer Mann Mitte fünfzig kommt ins Tierheim. Ray braucht einen Hund, wegen der Ratten in seinem Haus, und er sucht sich den traurigsten Köter von allen aus: Im Kampf mit einem Dachs hat Einauge den Kürzeren gezogen, daher sein Name. Er ist sehr schreckhaft, immer hungrig, und wenn andere Hunde in der Nähe sind, wird er aggressiv. Ray, der das von seinem Vater ererbte schäbige Haus an der See bisher kaum verlassen hat, findet in dem armen Kerl einen Gefährten und ein Spiegelbild. Frühmorgens unternehmen die beiden lange Strandspaziergänge – bis eines Tages eine Frau mit Hund ihren Weg kreuzt. Einauge fällt den Rivalen an, und das Unheil nimmt seinen Lauf. Bald darauf steht eine Polizistin vor der Tür. Ray wimmelt sie ab und flieht mit Einauge in seinem klapprigen Auto. So fahren die beiden, Menschen meidend, die irische Atlantikküste hinab, während es draußen immer kälter und das Geld immer weniger wird ... Eine traurige, eine herzzerreißende Geschichte, die Sara Baume in eine so klare wie schöne Sprache gehüllt hat. Ray und sein Hund bewegen sich durch ein wenig idyllisches Irland, Raffinerien, Parkplätze, Dreck – die Kunst der Autorin und ihre überragende Beobachtungsgabe machen aus dieser Flucht eine Reise voll dunkel strahlendem Glanz.

Das Ministerium für besondere Fälle

Roman
Author: Nathan Englander
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641187826
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Buenos Aires um 1970: Kaddisch Poznan, Jude und Sohn einer Hure, hat es im Leben zu nichts Rechtem gebracht. Sein Sohn Pato verachtet ihn, und seine Frau Lillian verdient in einer Versicherungsagentur das Geld für die Familie. Eines Tages wird Kaddischs Sohn verhaftet, und binnen kürzester Zeit verliert sich Patos Spur in der anonymen Apparatur der argentinischen Militärdiktatur. Immer wieder werden Kaddisch und seine Frau im „Ministerium für besondere Fälle“ vorstellig, doch niemand fühlt sich zuständig, niemand will ihnen weiterhelfen ...

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction


Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328558
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.

The color of work

the struggle for civil rights in the Southern paper industry, 1945-1980
Author: Timothy J. Minchin
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 277
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Using legal records and oral history interviews, Timothy Minchin provides the first in-depth account of the struggle of black labor unions to remove restrictions on which jobs could be held by black employees in southern paper mills.

Krumme Type, krumme Type


Author: Tom Franklin
Publisher: Pulp Master
ISBN: 3946582036
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
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Als die neunzehnjährige Tina Rutherford verschwindet, ist jedem in Chabot, Mississippi klar, wer dafür verantwortlich ist. Denn 25 Jahre zuvor war schon die junge Cindy Walker nach einem Date mit dem Nachbarssohn Larry Ott spurlos verschwunden. Für das Verbrechen konnte Larry aus Mangel an Beweisen nie verurteilt werden, wurde aber fortan gemieden und lebte in ritualisierter Einsamkeit. Erneut unter Verdacht, ist sein Haus vermehrt Ziel betrunkener Rednecks; er wird angeschossen und der junge schwarze Constable Silas Jones mit den lästigen Ermittlungen betraut – eine gemeinsame Vergangenheit und ein dunkles Geheimnis verbinden ihn mit Larry. Schon Faulkner wusste, dass sich die Vergangenheit nicht beerdigen lässt, und in Franklins Südstaaten-Roman um Freundschaft, Verrat und Alltagsrassismus brechen alte Wunden auf und offenbaren, dass man, getrieben von Furcht und Feigheit, schlimme Fehler begehen kann.

Lügen in Zeiten des Krieges

Roman
Author: Louis Begley
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518745565
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Lügen in Zeiten des Krieges erzählt die Geschichte einer Kindheit in Polen. Maciek, Sohn jüdischer Eltern, wächst – in den dreißiger Jahren unseres Jahrhunderts – behütet in einem wohlhabenden Arzthaushalt auf, bis der Herbst 1939 mit einem Schlag das Schicksal seiner Familie verändert. Louis Begley erzählt in seinem ersten Roman die Geschichte unseres Jahrhunderts, eine Geschichte, die hier mit den mal märchenhaft, mal brutal einfachen Worten des jungen Maciek geschildert wird.

There is No Me Without You

One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children
Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596917938
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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Two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene puts a human face on the African AIDS crisis with this powerful story of one woman working to save her country's children. After losing her husband and daughter, Haregewoin Teferra, an Ethiopian woman of modest means, opened her home to some of the thousands of children in Addis Ababa who have been left as orphans. There Is No Me Without You is the story of how Haregewoin transformed her home into an orphanage and day-care center and began facilitating adoptions to homes all over the world, written by a star of literary nonfiction who is herself an adoptive parent. At heart, it is a book about children and parents, wherever they may be, however they may find each other.