The Black Hearts of Men

  • Filename: the-black-hearts-of-men.
  • ISBN: 9780674043961
  • Release Date: 2009-06-30
  • Number of pages: 379
  • Author: John Stauffer
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace.

The Black Hearts of Men

  • Filename: the-black-hearts-of-men.
  • ISBN: 0674013670
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: John Stauffer
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



At a time when slavery was spreading and America was steeped in racism, two white and two black men formed a unique alliance that sought to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression.

THE BLACK HEARTS OF MEN

  • Filename: the-black-hearts-of-men.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053787936
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 379
  • Author: John Stauffer
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace.

Heart of Darkness

  • Filename: heart-of-darkness.
  • ISBN: 9786155529993
  • Release Date: 2015-04-06
  • Number of pages: 102
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: eKitap Projesi



Heart of Darkness (1899) is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow’s life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is “a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land.” In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness as the sixty-seventh of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century. Short Summary Aboard the Nellie, anchored in the River Thames near Gravesend, England, Charles Marlow tells his fellow sailors about the events that led to his appointment as captain of a river-steamboat for an ivory trading company. He describes his passage on ships to the wilderness to the Company's station, which strikes Marlow as a scene of devastation: disorganized, machinery parts here and there, periodic demolition explosions, weakened native black men who have been demoralized, in chains, literally being worked to death, and strolling behind them a white Company man in a uniform carrying a rifle. At this station Marlow meets the Company's chief accountant who tells him of a Mr. Kurtz, and explains that Kurtz is a first-class agent.

Black Hearts

  • Filename: black-hearts.
  • ISBN: 9780230755277
  • Release Date: 2010-09-03
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Jim Frederick
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



'The best book by far about the Iraq war' Guardian Iraq, 2005. A platoon of young soldiers from a U.S. regiment known as ‘the Black Heart Brigade’ is deployed to a lawless and hyperviolent area south of Baghdad. As the unstopping violence destroys their morale, the soldiers descend into brutality, substance abuse and madness – with horrific results. Black Hearts is a timeless story of how warfare can reduce men to animals. Told with insight and compassion, but with the magnetic pace of a thriller, it is one of the defining books about the Iraq War. 'There have been many books about the Iraq war, but this is an unusally gripping one ... A shocking story, vividly told' Max Hastings, Sunday Times

Giants

  • Filename: giants.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015082750988
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: John Stauffer
  • Publisher:



A Harvard University professor and winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize offers this in-depth look at the relationship between two of the great leaders of the 19th century--Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

To Free a Family

  • Filename: to-free-a-family.
  • ISBN: 9780674063297
  • Release Date: 2012-02-20
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Sydney Nathans
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



To Free a Family tells the remarkable story of Mary Walker, who in August 1848 fled her owner for refuge in the north and spent the next seventeen years trying to recover her son and daughter. Her freedom, like that of thousands who escaped from bondage, came at a great price—remorse at parting without a word, fear for her family’s fate.

The Souls of Black Folk

  • Filename: the-souls-of-black-folk.
  • ISBN: 9781599867595
  • Release Date: 2007-09
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing, LLC.



The Souls of Black Folk is an important early 20th century work of African American literature, written by W. E. B. Du Bois. This publication is a groundbreaking work, drawn from the authors own life experiences, on being an African American in the American society of the time. This is a key book in the studies of African American history, and should be read by those interested in learning about this unique and important area of historical interest and those that are interested inthe life and writings of W. E. B. Du Bois.

The Two Hearts Of Kwasi Boachi

  • Filename: the-two-hearts-of-kwasi-boachi.
  • ISBN: 9781407065854
  • Release Date: 2010-04-27
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Arthur Japin
  • Publisher: Random House



In 1837, two young African princes arrive at the court of Willem I in the Netherlands. They have been given to the Dutch by the King of the Ashanti as surety in a deal over illegal slave trading. The two boys think they have been sent to acquire a European education, but time passes. They forget their native language and become exiles. Treated as curiosities by white people, their friendship suffers and their paths diverge. Years later, as the twentieth century dawns, the elderly Kwasi, now owner of a coffee plantation in Java, sits down to write his autobiography. Based on a true story, The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi is both a brilliant piece of storytelling and a moving portrayal of the search for identity and belonging.

We Real Cool

  • Filename: we-real-cool.
  • ISBN: 0415969271
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Bell Hooks
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Discusses what black males fear most, their longing for intimacy, the pitfalls of patriarchy, and the destruction of oppression through redemption and love.

The Hearts of Horses

  • Filename: the-hearts-of-horses.
  • ISBN: 9780330515023
  • Release Date: 2009-08-07
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Molly Gloss
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss's doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war in Europe, and he glimpses beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but determined girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistable tale of Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. Along the way, Martha helps a German family, ostracised by the community, to save their horses, gentles another horse for a dying man - a last gift to his young son - and gradually earns the respect and admiration of her new neighbours. With elegant sweetness and a pitch-perfect sense of western life, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable a story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

The Heart Of A Woman

  • Filename: the-heart-of-a-woman.
  • ISBN: 9780748122363
  • Release Date: 2010-09-02
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The fourth volume of her enthralling autobiography finds Maya Angelou immersed in the world of black writers and artists in Harlem, working in the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King. 'She has a great capacity for love, to give, and receive it' Margaret Busby

Dark Days Bright Nights

  • Filename: dark-days-bright-nights.
  • ISBN: 9780465013661
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 277
  • Author: Peniel E. Joseph
  • Publisher: Basic Books



Offers a narrative chronicle of race in the United States and the successes, failures, and stalemates of African American leaders in the past fifty years.

Against Wind and Tide

  • Filename: against-wind-and-tide.
  • ISBN: 9781479838257
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Ousmane K. Power-Greene
  • Publisher: NYU Press



Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization sought forced removal. As Ousmane K. Power-Greene’s story shows, these African American anticolonizationists did not believe Liberia would ever be a true “black American homeland.” In this study of anticolonization agitation, Power-Greene draws on newspapers, meeting minutes, and letters to explore the concerted effort on the part of nineteenth century black activists, community leaders, and spokespersons to challenge the American Colonization Society’s attempt to make colonization of free blacks federal policy. The ACS insisted the plan embodied empowerment. The United States, they argued, would never accept free blacks as citizens, and the only solution to the status of free blacks was to create an autonomous nation that would fundamentally reject racism at its core. But the activists and reformers on the opposite side believed that the colonization movement was itself deeply racist and in fact one of the greatest obstacles for African Americans to gain citizenship in the United States. Power-Greene synthesizes debates about colonization and emigration, situating this complex and enduring issue into an ever broader conversation about nation building and identity formation in the Atlantic world.

The Concepts of Criticism

  • Filename: the-concepts-of-criticism.
  • ISBN: 9789401022545
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 551
  • Author: L. Aschenbrenner
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Tbis inquiry may be thought of as a sequel to The Concepts of Value and as an extension of the brief core-vocabulary of aesthetic concepts found in one of the appendices to it. In terms of sheer numbers, most of the value concepts of our language are to be found in the area of human relations and of the aesthetic. There are also other value vocabularies, shorter but equally important, for example, the cognitive and logical. These and other objects of pbilosopbical study (for example, the question of "other minds") deserve the kind of empirical survey that has been made of moral and aesthetic notions, if only to test a priori approaches to them. In the present studyan even more determined empirical approach than that adopted for the first has been found necessary. Once the moral or human value vocabulary has been identified, sentential contexts for the use of the terms readily come to mind. In a study of the language of criticism, however, the vocabulary has first to be sought in the utterances of critics themselves and quoted in sufficient context to make their critical intentions clear. The outcome is that the present study is of great length, about half of it being quotations from critics. The rule adopted for arriving at tbis length go on collecting quotations as long as new types of appraisal came was to to light.

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