Fur Tales from the Freedom Train and Beyond

Author: Rhonda Sims

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578055767

Category: Animal rescue

Page: 166

View: 7151


Fur Tales will allow readers an in-depth and personal look into the world of animal rescue and transports, as experienced by Freedom Train Animal Rescue Transports founder Rhonda Sims. Sims shares the often misunderstood motivations, and emotional highs and lows of her involvement in animal rescue and transport. Be prepared to experience a plethora of emotions as you read the incredible stories of the people and animals featured in this book. Sims' stories are real and as such contain stories of animals that have been saved from shelters and neglectful/abusive situations. Rest assured that for every painful first impression, there are wonderful end results as each of the animals featured in this book has found lasting love and permanent homes. The main purpose of this book is to raise awareness of the problems facing our society in regards to animal welfare. Sims hopes to motivate people to reconsider such things as spaying/neutering and chaining of animals, and to consider becoming part of the solution.

Inventing the "American Way"

Author: Wendy L. Wall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199736829

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3111


In the wake of World War II, Americans developed an unusually deep and all-encompassing national unity, as postwar affluence and the Cold War combined to naturally produce a remarkable level of agreement about the nation's core values. Or so the story has long been told. Inventing the "American Way" challenges this vision of inevitable consensus. Americans, as Wendy Wall argues in this innovative book, were united, not so much by identical beliefs, as by a shared conviction that a distinctive "American Way" existed and that the affirmation of such common ground was essential to the future of the nation. Moreover, the roots of consensus politics lie not in the Cold War era, but in the turbulent decade that preceded U.S. entry into World War II. The social and economic chaos of the Depression years alarmed a diverse array of groups, as did the rise of two "alien" ideologies: fascism and communism. In this context, Americans of divergent backgrounds and beliefs seized on the notion of a unifying "American Way" and sought to convince their fellow citizens of its merits. Wall traces the competing efforts of business groups, politicians, leftist intellectuals, interfaith proponents, civil rights activists, and many others over nearly three decades to shape public understandings of the "American Way." Along the way, she explores the politics behind cultural productions ranging from The Adventures of Superman to the Freedom Train that circled the nation in the late 1940s. She highlights the intense debate that erupted over the term "democracy" after World War II, and identifies the origins of phrases such as "free enterprise" and the "Judeo-Christian tradition" that remain central to American political life. By uncovering the culture wars of the mid-twentieth century, this book sheds new light on a period that proved pivotal for American national identity and that remains the unspoken backdrop for debates over multiculturalism, national unity, and public values today.

Inside Stories

Author: Janice Montgomery

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781593630782

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 1782


Educational title for gifted and advanced learners.

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307949400

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 9743


Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in Black writing in America—the poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent stunning work from his entire career. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror—and the marrow of the bone of life." The collection includes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.

The Great Machines

Author: Robert Hedin

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877455509

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 2551


Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedin's anthology allows all readers, from the most avid railroad buff to anyone who has fond memories of train travel, to enjoy the romance of trains.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: The poems, 1921-1940

Author: Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Leslie Catherine Sanders,Donna Sullivan Harper,Steven Carl Tracy,Christopher C. De Santis,Joseph McLaren,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826213396

Category: African American authors

Page: 276

View: 3063


The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.

The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Gospel plays, operas, and later dramatic works

Author: Langston Hughes,Dolan Hubbard,Donna Sullivan Harper,Christopher C. De Santis,Steven Carl Tracy,Dellita Martin-Ogunsola

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826214775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 690

View: 2959


The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.