Men We Reaped
Title Men We Reaped PDF eBook
Author Jesmyn Ward
Publisher A&C Black
Pages 270
Release 2013-01-01
Genre African American men
ISBN 1408830485

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'...And then we heard the rain falling, and that was the drops of blood falling; and when we came to get the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.' Harriet TubmanIn five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth--and it took her breath away. Her brother and her friends all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships. Jesmyn says the answer was so obvious she felt stupid for not seeing it. But it nagged at her until she knew she had to write about her community, to write their stories and her own. Jesmyn grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi. She writes powerfully about the pressures this brings, on the men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family in a society where the men are often absent. She bravely tells her story, revisiting the agonizing losses of her only brother and her friends. As the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue high education, she writes about this parallel American universe with the objectivity distance provides and the intimacy of utter familiarity.



Men We Reaped
Title Men We Reaped PDF eBook
Author Perfection Learning Corporation
Publisher Turtleback
Pages
Release 2019
Genre
ISBN 9781663608833

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Black Fighting Men in U.S. History
Title Black Fighting Men in U.S. History PDF eBook
Author Edward Wakin
Publisher
Pages 200
Release 1971
Genre African American soldiers
ISBN

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Traces the role of the black soldier in American history from Boston in 1770 to Vietnam in 1970.



Forward for Freedom
Title Forward for Freedom PDF eBook
Author Gossie Harold Hudson
Publisher
Pages 52
Release 1971
Genre African Americans
ISBN

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History: 4 Volume Set
Title The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History: 4 Volume Set PDF eBook
Author Bonnie G. Smith
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 720
Release 2008-01-23
Genre History
ISBN 9780195148909

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The Encyclopedia of Women in World History captures the experiences of women throughout world history in a comprehensive, 4-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by region, no text or reference work has comprehensively covered the role women have played throughout world history.The past thirty years have seen an explosion of research and effort to present the experiences and contributions of women not only in the Western world but across the globe. Historians have investigated womens daily lives in virtually every region and have researched the leadership roles women have filled across time and region. They have found and demonstrated that there is virtually no historical, social, or demographic change in which women have not been involved and by which their lives have not been affected. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History benefits greatly from these efforts and experiences, and illuminates how women worldwide have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes.The Encyclopedia contains over 1,250 signed articles arranged in an A-Z format for ease of use. The entries cover six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society, including adoption, abortion, performing arts; organizations and movements, such as the Egyptian Uprising, and the Paris Commune; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history that include slave trade, globalization, and disease. With its rich and insightful entries by leading scholars and experts, this reference work is sure to be a valued, go-to resource for scholars, college and high school students, and general readers alike.



Follow the Wind
Title Follow the Wind PDF eBook
Author Jack Cassidy
Publisher
Pages 612
Release 1987
Genre Readers (Elementary)
ISBN 9780022561406

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General Sir Henry Drury Harness, K. C. B., Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers
Title General Sir Henry Drury Harness, K. C. B., Colonel Commandant Royal Engineers PDF eBook
Author Thomas Bernard Collinson
Publisher
Pages 316
Release 1903
Genre
ISBN

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