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The legacy of the Marshall players who perished transcends wins and losses. Their tragic deaths squashed the likelihood of a bloody race riot on campus. The evening of November 14, 1970 was damp and chilly with a steady drizzle and dense fog. Students at Marshall University had no idea that the nights horrific events would change their lives forever. On this night, a plane crash wiped out most of the schools football team. Unless you were there, you could never fully comprehend the gravity of grief that engulfed Huntington, West Virginia, in the days following the worst aviation disaster in the history of American sports. I know. I was there. Ill never forget. It could have been me on that plane. I played football at MU for two seasons. A year before the tragedy, I left the team for personal reasons. When the school began the daunting task of resurrecting its football program in the spring of 71, it was a no-brainer decision for me to rejoin the team and become part of the rebuilding process. Media projects devoted to the plane crash provide well-deserved notoriety. Still, there are glaring omissions. Now, for the first time, former Marshall defensive back Craig T. Greenlee tells the real story the whole story about Thundering Herd football from back in the day.
With the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States, a retired attorney and patriot began writing a collection of essays commenting on the problems he sees around him.Lee S. Dimin, who served in the Army Air Force during World War II, shares how the growing power of corporations and governmental corruption is hurting American citizens. In this collection ofessays, he examines issues such as ways to bridge differences between Democrats and Republicans; Islams continuing quest to dominate the world; the intentions of the nations Founding Fathers in writing the Constitution, and how their idealsare being violated; the increasing deficit and its implications on every single citizen; the ways in which mounting divisions between the rich and poor are hurting the country.The challenges that face the United States continue to grow in number, but they are not insurmountable. In Corporatocracy, youll learn equipyourself with the knowledge that will help you take the country back.
Praying in the Moment: Reflections on the Election of President Barack Obama groups reflections written between the president's election and inauguration, giving voice to Americans who experienced segregation, lynching and discrimination and thought they would never live to see the day that America would elect a black president. Eight of the reflections are told through the eyes of Americans who have experienced race relations at its worst, but have now witnessed progress beyond many of their expectations. The ninth reflection documents the experience of a young adult who attended the inauguration. The tenth gives voice to three children under age ten who express how they feel about the election of Americas first black president. All attend Second Baptist Church in Roselle, New Jersey, a historically black church that celebrated its 118th anniversary in 2008, as President Obama was being elected. Join Dinah White, Josephine Evans, G.G. Woody, Edith McIntyre, Theodore and Merlin Bragg, Joseph Thompson, Marguerite White, Marian Williams and her sister Barbara Turner, Jennifer Jones, twin siblings Jared and Jaida Baptist, and Annie Carty on a journey through American history.
In one volume, Mounting Evidence provides the most important evidence accumulated over many years that calls into question the governments account of 9/11. Any citizen of conscience reading it will demand a new investigation. Mike Gravel, United States Senate, 1969-1981Theres little doubt the tragic attacks on 9/11 soon became the defining events of our time, shaping much of what has followed. But even now, over a decade later, how well does the public actually understand them? Other researchers have written about key facets of 9/11-the fall of World Trade Center buildings, the air-defense failures, the backgrounds of the hijackers, or the role of the Saudi funders. This impressively researched volume, however, is the first comprehensive treatment of the many different angles. It connects the dots to reveal disturbing patterns. Years after many of us thought the Crime of the Century was solved, case closed, additional evidence demands a closer look. These findings, which Dr. Rea presents in a lively, accessible way, call out for a new investigation.In Mounting Evidence, Dr. Rea shows how, by understanding the shattering events of that dark day, Americans can end seemingly endless wars, take back personal liberties theyve lost, and restore their democracy.
This is a genealogy of the family of Samuel Miller (1974). The information presented in this book is based primarily on my personal research. Over the years, I have exchanged information and leads with many relatives that were interested in my extended family history. They have been most helpful in sharing what they know about these families. Joe Miller
Wrestling is as much a part of winter in Iowa as is snow and cold. Dreams of state championships begin in elementary school and, since 1972, come to fruition - or heart-breakingly fall short - at an arena in Des Moines in February or March. In 2011, the tournament finals sold out for the 24th consecutive year. Individuals and teams carve their names on the sports history tree each year. Some champions were blind, some were deaf, some were amputees but all earn the respect of thousands for their work ethic - a hallmark of the states populace. Is this heaven? No, its better than that. Its high school wrestling in Iowa!
The purpose of "e;Voices from a Wilderness Expedition"e; is to reawaken the now silent voices of the brave men who made the historic 1775 march through the Maine wilderness with Benedict Arnold to attack Quebec and conquer Canada. This book is not a chronological history of the expedition, but rather offers details and new information about the lives of the men who participated and, equally important, the journals that chronicaled the hardships of the march. It contains significant new information on both the men and the journals that has never been published. The book features: * First ever bibliography of all prntings of thirty journals written by participants* Three newly discovered journals found in the University of Glasgow Library* Two never before published journals written by privates on the expedition* New biographical information on seven officers* Examination of the career of Col. Roger Enos whose 3 companies left early to return to Cambridge* Identification of Capt Scott, a previously unknown company commander* Transcription of 2nd Isaac Senter journal * Comprehensive roster of names of 1124 officers and men who were on the expedition
Frederick Douglass is an iconic historical figure whose noble qualities are visible in the lives of four major Biblical characters: Like Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers and later became second-in-command of Egypt. Douglass was born into slavery and served as an advisor to five US presidents. Like Moses, who liberated the Israelites from Egypt by confronting Pharaoh. Douglass fought to liberate blacks from slavery by agitating President Lincoln. Like Paul, who wrote the majority of the New Testament and composed letters that changed the world. Douglass authored three books and penned thousands of articles, speeches, and editorials that transformed the nature of politics in America. Like Jesus, who forgave those who nailed Him to the cross and yes He died for the salvation of humanity. Douglass forgave his slave masters and dedicated his life for the liberation of all people. For these reasons and more, Douglass political and social principles can heal our nation. Frederick Douglassthe role model for the next generationthe Quintessential Conservative.
One of the large sliding doors on the south side of the shop was wide open and Henry went through it on a dead run followed closely by the angry ox. Henry ran completely through the shop and out an open door on the garage end. Luckily, the ox was slowed somewhat by its new iron shoes which didnt provide much traction on the hard concrete floor. But, it knew where Henry went and charged out the door after him. Chapter 3: the Ox Shoe IncidentThe next morning while Frank was doing the milking, Tex came slowly limping into the barn on three legs. One ear was badly torn and his white fur was caked with dried blood. Thank God youre back. We had given you up for dead, Frank told him. The rest of the milking would have to wait. Chapter 8: Frank Woods Muck-land PotatoesWhat was in that cabinet? What was so valuable or secretive that it needed to always be locked away? Moreover, why didnt Henry, who knew just about everything about the town, know what was inside? Or, was it a secret and he wasnt telling? As youthful curiosity will often insist, one day I just had to have an answer. Chapter 12: Town Hall TalesWhen the spray of water hit the fire and hot bricks, it instantly turned to a huge quantity of steam. The steam immediately changed direction and exploded out the top of the chimney. The steam explosion launched many bricks and one very startled fireman off the roof still clutching the writhing fire hose as if it was an enraged python with a bareback rider.Chapter 17: the Cellar SaversIt would have been priceless to see the expression that must have come across the face of the cars driver as his headlights caught the sight of that sled full of kids passing him and pulling ahead.Chapter 28: The Ripsled Riders
What event most electrifies a small college town?Is it the U.S presidential elections? No.Is it an earthquake? No.Is it the election of a new mayor? No.Is it the firing and hiring of a football coach? Yes..This is the story of just such an event. This is a fictionalized version of real stories and real people who lived long ago. The undefeated football season summarized here actually once took place at Rutgers University.. Other events actually took place primarily at St Lawrence University. Yes there was an outstanding season. Yes there actually was the horny sociologist. Yes, there actually was a beautiful woman we have called yes. Yes, the sex in the chapel and the ridiculous faculty smoker actually happened; And the coach is the hero, or is he? And there has to be a villain, but who is the villain in our story? And who is the heroine?
Come along as the little Polish Village of East Hammond continues its struggle in this new country. Witness the suffering and actual loss of lives as marching workers are shot and killed challenging for recognition of their union. Join them as they rebound and find courage to sing and dance beneath the smokestack of a giant incinerator. Welcome visiting gypsies. Be captivated by their music and campfire lure. And, yes, there is still more Yellow Jacket football to be played with Lefty, Wolf, and the whole gang, complete with the customary grit, action, and lessons to be learned and passed on. Grab a sideline seat for two tough opponentsChicago Heights and Joliet Prison. Become a young child and with the author share living with Busia(grandmother), basking in her quiet ways and running freely throughout her neighborhood. Go shopping in the quaint little shopping village, just walking distance from home. Find anything from penny candy to live chickens to communion suits for little boys and white dresses for little girls. Look out for the trolley. Back home, create magical places from the top of a giant backyard wood pile. Watch young women as they prepare so carefully for their wedding days, while the reality and challenges of WWII reached into their village, changing lives forever. Stick around when the going gets rugged for Rajmund, as Busias safe boundaries give way to storms and street fights that rage through his early school years. Watch as he struggles with his God for an answer to why his closest childhood friend ended up in prison shacklesbut not him. Kneel in the soft light of St. Marys sanctuary with three East Hammond Polish street kids who find comfort in the patient, still womb of family love, strong traditions, and Gods mysterious grace.
The principal reason for my doing this project was simply because I wanted to do it! Ive long been interested in toponomy - the science of placenames - and until now, with the priviledge of retirement, was afforded the time to do it. It was mentally laborious, time consuming, ( a guesstimated 10,000 hours over a 6-year period), highly educational and greatly rewarding. I have always had an interest in dissecting things, analyzing them and then restructuring the information gathered into a new form with the hope of producing a pleasant result. In order to do this, I had some help. My best helpmates in gathering the information I sought were things seen on paper, not things seen on a screen. I feel good about the fact that I, coming from another era, did not employ any electronic means to accomplish the task. And it was all formed out with the use of an antiquated device known as a typewriter!My principal information buddies were the 2-volume U.S. Postal Service Zip Code and Post Office Directory, the 50-state Rand McNally road map inventory, and each states official road map. The indices to each of these individual road maps followed by a thorough hand-and-eye scanning of their surface provided the means to lift the names of these entries - nearly 22,000 of them!The names are a smattering of old names and new names, common names, usual names and unusual names but basically this is a study involving physical geography, with placenames formed from lots of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, and a few conjunctions. Its physical! Many of the placenames chosen for inclusion in this piece were chosen because they involved things essential to the early settlement and survival of this country.
Remembering Crawford Square presents a literary mural of Savannah, GA during the Great Depression (1930-1940): Multiportraits of socio-economical African-American portraits; folks, streets, lanes, other places, events, issues, humor, religion, sports, injustices, and racism. It also tells of sex, heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual sex. Visiting Savannah GA in 1945, Nancy Astur said, Savannah was a beautiful lady with a dirty face.
The book began as a short story. Later it grew when it became apparent the story would make a fine movie, since the main characters are Red, White and Black and Women. Conflict develops from Male actions. Resolution arrives after the Red, Black, White men fail. There is brutality, tragedy, romance and justice with Natural and Construction locations.
P.A.T.C.O. AND REAGAN: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY - The Air Traffic Controllers' Strike of 1981 - documents those ominous days leading up to, including, and after the fateful strike and consequent firing of over 11,000 federal employees by the President of the United States in August, 1981. Relying on primary White House research materials available in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library archives, the book concludes that both the strike and the dismissal were not only predictable, but inescapable scenarios, given the resolute and tenacious personalities of the leaders involved. It discusses in length, the compounding effects that the strike had on its members, society at large, and the White House. P.A.T.C.O. AND REAGAN explores the motivations behind the strikers controversial actions and the corresponding rationales of their opponents, which included just about everybody else. It highlights the heightened emotions that fueled the unions expectations before the strike and drove its fervent quest for redemption after the strike. The unions inability to comprehend how the strike would be perceived ultimately doomed its efforts and condemned it to a collision course with the Reagan Administration, the general public, and even its own membership . As a consequence, organized labor in the United States would never be the same.
The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is a ten chapter work that focuses on the United States Federal Penitentiary era (1934-1963) of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California. The complete history of Alcatraz Island includes such topics as early Native American, Spanish discovery, military fort, military prison, federal penitentiary, Indian occupation, and National Park. Each era is briefly explored, enhancing the rich story of the legendary island that is simply known as, 'The Rock.' Shared accounts by the actual Correctional Officers and Prisoners is the trove of treasure to be discovered within the pages of this book. The tales are as inspiring and fascinating as the true historians who shared them. Historically compelling, The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is both educational and entertaining.
What do you do when an oil industry giant, on whom you have depended for sixteen years to provide your companys largest plant with natural gas, suddenly tries to use federal legislation as a way to increase its price by more than ten times over what the contract calls for?As DODGING THE BULLET recounts, you pull together a coalition of companies in the same bind as yours. And if your opponent has used the personal attorney to a powerful U.S. Senate figure to help draft the legislation that would abrogate their contract with you, you respond by hiring the best-known lobbying law firm in Washington and working side-by-side with them every step of the way. And you soon realize that the battle will involve a series of ups and downs.The story unfolds in 1983-84, a time when fax machines were in their infancy and there were no personal computers, cell phones, iPads or any of the other communications shortcuts we depend on so much today. The lobbying involved old-fashioned shoe leather, face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their staff, and countless phone calls and strategy sessions. DODGING THE BULLET puts you right in the middle of the fray and shows you what high-level lobbying is really like, and what it is not.For anyone interested in knowing the ins and outs of Congress and the rules of lawmaking, this book is a must read.
Imagine yourself being the powerful, magical and now legendary creature which has been recognized world-wide throughout history as most likely the most powerful being whom has ever existed. Used to being the top of the food chain and even having had dominion over these upstart human beings for all of the time which they have called Mother Earth their home. You have seen many of their kind make somewhat valiant attempts at the creation of a life that would be in tune with that of the "e;mother"e; within this world for innumerable of their lifetimes, only to see them fail at every important crossroad with which they were faced. Now imagine that you have seen these humans remove most of the Magic from the world that you love and have called home for time longer than they can even begin to realize how to measure and that they are causing the ending of the existence of many of the beings that have existed here since times untold, who were all vessels which truly contained the strong essence of the old magic that was once so fully saturated this lovely world, but their advancements and the Technology of which they were so very capable of creating had now begun to unchangeably, possibly negatively alter the world which you had called home for such a very, very long time.Yet imagine as well, that you the Piasa, possibly the last of dragon kind had discovered within these humans, something that was quite possibly some new sort of Magic one which you had never seen before, called love; which at first you had been unfamiliar with, but now that you had experienced it through relationships with several of these unique beings felt that it was the one and only hope for us all?
Revised February, 2011I called the book a researchers guide for a reason. This book is a compilation of the material I read about the assassination, but in a totally different format. Easy to read; direct and to the point. I tried to give as much information as possible. Obviously I could not possibly put all the information in one book, so I was a bit selective in the data I recorded. It contains numerous aspects of the case and nearly every line will lead the researcher to the source of the information so they can continue to look into that particular topic. When I started my research, my goal was to prove Lee Harvey Oswald did not murder John Kennedy. By the time I proved Oswald did not shoot Kennedy, I noticed Oswald did not shoot Tippet either. Noting where he was seen before the shooting and where he was after the shooting will prove he was not at the window at 12:30pm; I will prove my point. I determined Oswald did not have time to get into position to do the shooting. The motorcade was scheduled to pass the Book Depository at 12:25 pm. Oswald was in the lunch room at 12:15 and Bonnie Ray Williams was on the 6th floor, alone, until 12:20. A good sniper would have been in position well in advance of his preys expected arrival, which Oswald was not. But wait theres more. . . Looking at some of the evidence from a totally different perspective, I was able to prove, a conspiracy. I compared the wounds, with the Bullet count, and the time statistics of the rifle. I assure you no one has looked at it from this viewpoint. The closest any author came to mentioning this concept was Harrison Livingstones book, High Treason.
Sensing that he is beckoned by his ancestors to help preserve their memories, the author embarks on a fascinating journey to discover more about his Eastern-European Yiddish heritage and to bring his ancestors to life. Growing up in the 40's and 50's in Detroit as the only child and grandchild of an immigrant family steeped in old country culture, his maternal grandparents became his closest friends. The portrayal of the author's idyllic childhood from the innocent perspective of a youth, creates a realistic context tinged with tenderness, pathos, and humor. Most of the reminiscences are presented in a short story format. The stories are supplemented by a useful genealogical appendix outlining the processes the author employed. The appendix also contains several historical essays focusing on the socio-political background of the period as well as an interesting essay on the history and importance of Yiddish in this culture. The unique integration of memoirs, genealogical research and historical studies enhances and enriches our ability to understand the full context of this ancestral heritage. In his case, the author was able to grasp the full significance of his family history and its profound influence on his life.
The narrative of Uriah Barber is full of one cliff hanger after another as Barber, veteran of the Revolutionary War, and his younger step-brother Isaac Bonser lead five families across the new nation from Northumberland County in Pennsylvania to the Ohio River Valley.Dashing Uriah, his wife Barbara, blond, intelligent and pregnant, head south with their six children and nanny, lovely Rachael Baird. Heading down the Susquehanna River with Isaac, wife Abigail their four children, the Wards, Beattys and McAdams, who were newlyweds. Two keelboats were constructed to float them down the long and twisting Susquehanna to Paxtang, present day Harrisburg, where they exchanged their boats for Conestoga wagons and horses. Needing another man to pole the second boat, dark handsome Shawnee scout Jacob Early was hired in Sunbury. When they reached Paxtang he returned home taking with him the heart of Rachael Baird.Crossing the breadth of Pennsylvania on what is now Pennsylvania Turnpike, they encounter everything from broken axles, tornadoes, critically ill children, another pregnancy and a wagon tumbling over the mountainside taking everything.They finish their journey aboard an amazing three-story high majestic keelboat named the Floating Palace. Just when they need him most Early shows up to help them finish their journey on the Monongahela, then the Ohio where they encounter sandbars, underwater trees and river pirates.The rest of the story tells how Major Barber settled in southern Ohio and carved his name forever in the history of Scioto County. The tale is full of passion, love, hope, humor and tragedy enough for a Shakespearean play.
Adrian's Revenge, a quasi-fiction/non fictional tale bathed in a spritual backwash with a protagonist who is haunted throughout the story.Comejoin in on the quest of this modern day hero of a sort that begins inhistoric Spain as its Kings and Queens send braveexplorers or not tothe foreign shores of the Americasto search out the new worldas he searches for answers to questions that have driven him to seek the truth about why his parents had to die and perhaps why he himself had been preordained to discover the deadly secret surrounding the untimely death of his dearly departed loved ones.Come, read of the other characters, football heroes, and the like who helped Jonathan Jacksonfind his way. Some unwittingly, some unwillingly, but all in the end giving in to the same will,an ultimate will which likewise drove Jonathan and sent an angel to assure him that his quest was not in vain. But instead was a noble, and holy trek through life, the game of footballand a North Americanjourney meant to be.
Reflections on Big Spring is a thoughtfully researched, highly readable celebration of the rich heritage of the Genesee River Valley, Pittsford, NY and the Big Spring that drew generations of Americans to the area. The Seneca Tribe who lived in the Genesee River Valley for five centuries were the fighting elite of the Iroquois Confederacy. The author chronicles the series of seminal decisions that led to the gradual displacement and ultimate downfall of these proud indigenous people. New Englanders immigrated to the great frontier of western New York State in the early 19thcentury seeking the well-publicized agricultural el dorado. These pioneers were of hearty stock and by nature, strong-willed risk-takers. From both of these sturdy gene pools came generations of brave war heroes, inspirational politicians, compassionate humanitarians, civil rights leaders, creative inventors, and revolutionary entrepreneurs. Their influence has been substantial not just locally but throughout the state, the country and the world. Follow the lives of resident humanitarians Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony as their inspired civil rights efforts make history. Consider the courage displayed by lesser-known local heroes who farmed, taught school or ran stores during the day and became conductors on the area's Underground Railroad after dark. Oral histories of secret passages, tunnels, caverns and hidden rooms take readers on the last 100 miles to freedom ride.Seamlessly woven throughout the text are fascinating facts that define the uniqueness of the Genesee River Valley. While closely tied to its agricultural roots, the area is home to several of the world's most prestigious business enterprises and was the birthplace of a wide variety of revolutionary technologies, business strategies and labor-management practices. Discover how Genesee Valley residents shared amateur photography, xerography, the UPC label, self-service groceries, white hots and cream style mustard with the world.
THE UNTOLD STORY is a depiction of a chosen people who civilized the continents of Africa and Asia. These chosen people were Ethiopians. There are five central characters in this book: Enoch, Noah, Moses, Abraham and Jesus Christ. The Untold Story provides a vivid and accurate account of a chosen people who were specifically selected by God to be his people, to live accordantly to his will, but failed to live up to his expectations. This eventually caused a deportation out of their land in Israel and parts of Africa. They are now scattered throughout the world. This book also provides a history of the many nationalities that make up the world as you see it today, the history of religions and who started them, and lastly the Anti-Christ. You will find that this book will challenge the mind to know more of mans origin and ones family tree. This book will be helpful in both churches and schools.
Lewis Lew B. Castner, my maternal grandfather was a night watchman/boilerman when he passed away at the age of 75 on March 11, 1963. Lew was an ordinary, hard-working man, neither financially wealthy nor famous. However, Lew was wealthy with friends and family, the rooms at the funeral home in Belvidere were packed with people. Lews funeral service provided inspiration for this book. The pastor gave a short sermon; he then asked if anyone cared to tell a tale about my grandfather. A number of people, one after another, stood up and told a story about Lew. I was eight, and wished that I had a pad and a pen to record the stories, regretting that they would be lost to memory.The compilation of these stories, as poems, is to preserve them from being lost to memory. Bloodroot was the name of a plant displayed in my botany class at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The stem when cut resembles bleeding. In regards to genealogical bloodlines I concluded that the term Bloodroot would be a good title for this collection of mostly family stories. My daughter Beth Ann suggested the title 101 Dadmations, and the two were combined: Bloodroot: 101 Dadmations.
NUBIAN PHARAOHS AND MEROITIC KINGS: THE KINGDOM OF KUSHNecia Desiree Harkless has completed her odyssey of 24 years initiated by a poem that emerged in the odd moments of early morning and her studies as a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky with Dr. William Y. Adams, the leading Nubiologist of the world. The awesome result is her attempt to map the cultural, social, political history of Nubia as a single people as actors on the world stage as they act out their destinies in the cradle of civilization.The underlying purpose of her book is to reconstruct the collective efforts of the past and present Nubian campaigns and their collaborative scholarship so that the African American as well as all Americans can begin to understand the contributions of the civilization of Africa and Asia as a continuous historical entity.The history of the Kingdom of Kush begins with its earliest kingdom of Kerma in 2500 BC. It continues with the conquest of Egypt by the Nubian Pharaohs in 750 BC, reluctantly recognized as the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egyptian Pharaohs. They ruled as black pharaohs from their Kingdom at Napatan until they were forced one hundred years later to retreat to Napata by the Assyrians who assumed control of the Egyptians. It was at Meroe, the last empire of the Kush, that forty generations of Meroitic kings and queens continued the Kingdom of Kush reaching monumental and dynastic heights.Their symbiotic relationship with Egypt was over, allowing them to develop their own indigenous culture with a language and script of their own. Their architecture, arts , politics , material and spiritual culture in the minds of many scholars surpassed that of Egypt. Over two hundred pyramids have been investigated. It is an epic that will be long remembered. The dawn of Christianity in the Kingdom of Kush has been found in the treasure cove of the Frescoes of Faras.
Momand Dadlived through a tumultuous age. Th e Great Depression. The World War against totalitarianism. Th e Korean War. The Vietnam War. Men walking on the moon. Robots walking on Mars. The home computer. The Internet. Antibiotics. Google. Mom has seen enormous changes in technology and in social-cultural lifeshe thinks children grow up too fast and are exposed to too much media. In Moms lifetime shes gone from rotary phones and party lines to cell phones that take pictures and provide Internet service, and from the iron range and wood icebox to microwave ovens and refrigerators that have cold water faucets on the outside doors, and from black-and-white television sets with thirteen stations to high defi nition fl at screens with hundred of stations, and from a hand-scrubbed world of washboards and wringers to a push-button electronic world where everyone is connected to everyone and where every last scrap of information flows instantaneously at the touch of a fi nger. In Moms lifetime shes gone from Jim Crow and racial violence to a country that elected a black man as president, and from the inequality of the sexes to a country where women are in positions of power, and from a world of polite manners and civil discourse to a world where the foulest language is heard and where children think nothing of standing up to adults and telling them where to go, and from a world where the priest and the local politician lorded over everyone to a world where authority in every order and guise has been scattered to smithereens.
INVISIBLE & VOICELESS: The Struggle of Mexican Americans for Recognition, Justice, and Equality traces the vicious history of the European conquest of the Americas and examines its pervasive impact on Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants today. Author Martha Caso sheds light on events often ignored or glossed over by history textbooks, from the holocaust and enslavement of native peoples at the hands of European conquerors to the MexicanAmerican War of 1848 to modern efforts by extremists to fan the flames of racism and xenophobia. The reverberations of the European invasion still echo today, and it is impossible to understand the current issues of poverty and racism without understanding their origins. Historically, Mexican Americans have wielded very little social and political power, and recent xenophobic laws only serve to stoke the fires of hatred and antagonism and further erode their rights. INVISIBLE & VOICELESS offers Mexican Americans an opportunity to learn more about their history and their relationship with the United States and Mexico. Casos hope is that once they understand their past, Mexican Americans will find their collective voice and stand up for their rightsthat they will cease to be invisible and voiceless in America.
In The Ancestry of David Bracewell, Carey Bracewell describes the fourteen-generation lineage traced from Edmund Bracewell, who was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, c. 1510, to Careys son, David Bracewell, who was born in Texas in 1964. He outlines the career of the first American Bracewell, the Reverend Robert Bracewell (1611-1668), a Londoner, Oxford graduate, and Cavalierone who was invited to Virginia to take charge of St. Lukes Church, now a national historic landmark. Following the lead of the Reverend Bracewell, Carey Bracewell explains how each successive generation has faithfully emulated his example of pioneering religious leadership. More than just a recitation of genealogical lineage, this family history tells the fascinating story of how the Bracewell men and women struggled and brought Christianity to the wilds of Tennessee, southern Illinois, Arkansas, and Texas. Among their many lasting accomplishments, one Bracewell ancestor, Richard Brazil, founded the oldest Baptist church in Arkansas. Bracewell published a genealogical journal on the Bracewell family and started the Braswell DNA Project. He was the first to discover the DNA profile that traces the family back to one man who lived in Bracewell, Yorkshire, in the late Middle Ages.
This book pays tribute to twenty two worthy yet lesser known professional boxers of the last hundred years. Some became champions, and some never were crowned as such. All have their own stories and share of glory though, be it long or fairly brief. Some of the names are famous, and some are unknown by the average boxing fan. Read here about the fighting careers of Rocky Kansas, Ruby Goldstein, and Sam Mc Vea, along with nineteen others.