Redemption Song

Author: Mike Marqusee

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1786632055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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This updated edition considers Muhammad Ali and his legacy in light of the war on terror. In this timely antidote to the apolitical celebration of Muhammad Ali as 'a great American', Mike Marqusee puts the great boxer back in his true historical context, to explore a crucial moment at the crossroads of popular culture and mass resistance. And, in a new afterword for this second edition, he reflects on Ali's legacy in the era of the 'war on terror'.

Redemption Song

Author: Jock Murphy


ISBN: 1411645871


Page: 258

View: 866

Is redemption seeking forgiveness from those you've sinned against, or is it something deeper? Quinn has to find the answer to that question when he returns to Portland three years after running away from himself and what he had done. Now he has a past he cannot talk about, and a mission to redeem himself. To do this, he has to first find the people he left behind, and this proves to be much harder than he had expected. Quinn has to navigate his way though a path of betrayal, guilt, and the underground world of rockabilly scenesters on his own particular road to redemption.

Redemption Song

Author: Michael Ros


ISBN: 0955983916

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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The idea for Redemption Song is based on the poem by the same name. Everyone has a form of regret in their life, but with the idea of the redemption song, it allows more of a celebration for the experience rather than constant self hatred because of it.

Redemption Song

Author: Yema Lucilda Hunter

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477226858

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 4852

War comes to a tiny west African country, with tragic consequences for two teenage boys, Samu and Emmanuel. However, in the case of Emmanuel, all is certainly not doom and gloom. The story of the war and Samus part in it is interwoven with excerpts from a journal in which Emmanuel recounts his experiences of growing up, as well as of the war and its effects on his life.

Redemption Songs

Author: Lea VanderVelde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199378282

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 419

The Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. In conventional assessment, a slave losing a lawsuit against his master seems unremarkable. But in fact, that case was just one of many freedom suits brought by slaves in the antebellum period; an example of slaves working within the confines of the U.S. legal system (and defying their masters in the process) in an attempt to win the ultimate prize: their freedom. And until Dred Scott, the St. Louis courts adhered to the rule of law to serve justice by recognizing the legal rights of the least well-off. For over a decade, legal scholar Lea VanderVelde has been building and examining a collection of more than 300 newly discovered freedom suits in St. Louis. In Redemption Songs, VanderVelde describes twelve of these never-before analyzed cases in close detail. Through these remarkable accounts, she takes readers beyond the narrative of the Dred Scott case to weave a diverse tapestry of freedom suits and slave lives on the frontier. By grounding this research in St. Louis, a city defined by the Antebellum frontier, VanderVelde reveals the unique circumstances surrounding the institution of slavery in westward expansion. Her investigation shows the enormous degree of variation among the individual litigants in the lives that lead to their decision to file suit for freedom. Although Dred Scott's loss is the most widely remembered, over 100 of the 300 St. Louis cases that went to court resulted in the plaintiff's emancipation. Beyond the successful outcomes, the very existence of these freedom suits helped to reshape the parameters of American slavery in the nation's expansion. Thanks to VanderVelde's thorough and original research, we can hear for the first time the vivid stories of a seemingly powerless group who chose to use a legal system that was so often arrayed against them in their fight for freedom from slavery.

Redemption Song

Author: Niall Stanage

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8203

Updated edition of best-selling Redemption Song: An Irish Reporter Inside the Obama Campaign. For this freshly updated edition Niall Stanage takes the reader inside the Obama White House, evaluating the successes and failures of the new president's first months.

Redemption Song

Author: Louis Rapoport

Publisher: Harcourt


Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 5151

Tells the story behind the airlifts of nearly ten thousand Ethiopian Jews from Africa to Israel in 1984 and 1985

Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599185

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 396

Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strengths and weaknesses, how it intersected with other social and political movements of the time, and its lasting effect on the country. The book is perfect for anyone wanting to obtain an introduction to the Anti-War movement of the twentieth century.

Sport, Media, Culture

Author: ALINA BERNSTEIN,Neil Blain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136344845

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4749

An examination of the central features of the sport-media phenomenon, focusing on Europe and the USA. The book analyses such issues as new media technology; gender, ethnicity and local dimensions of collective identity; women in American basketball advertising; and cult football radio in Scotland.


Author: David A. B. Murray

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822391392

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 6229

What is it about “the homosexual” that incites vitriolic rhetoric and violence around the world? How and why do some people hate queers? Does homophobia operate differently across social, political, and economic terrains? What are the ambivalences in homophobic discourses that can be exploited to undermine its hegemonic privilege? This volume addresses these questions through critical interrogations of sites where homophobic discourses are produced. It provides innovative analytical insights that expose the complex and intersecting cultural, political, and economic forces contributing to the development of new forms of homophobia. And it is a call to action for anthropologists and other social scientists to examine more carefully the politics, histories, and contexts of places and people who profess hatred for queerness. The contributors to this volume open up the scope of inquiry into processes of homophobia, moving the analysis of a particular form of “hate” into new, wider sociocultural and political fields. The ongoing production of homophobic discourses is carefully analyzed in diverse sites including New York City, Australia, the Caribbean, Greece, India, and Indonesia, as well as American Christian churches, in order to uncover the complex operational processes of homophobias and their intimate relationships to nationalism, sexism, racism, class, and colonialism. The contributors also critically inquire into the limitations of the term homophobia and interrogate its utility as a cross-cultural designation. Contributors. Steven Angelides, Tom Boellstorff, Lawrence Cohen, Don Kulick, Suzanne LaFont, Martin F. Manalansan IV, David A. B. Murray, Brian Riedel, Constance R. Sullivan-Blum