Barracoon

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006274822X
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New York Times Bestseller “A profound impact on Hurston’s literary legacy.”—New York Times “One of the greatest writers of our time.”—Toni Morrison “Zora Neale Hurston’s genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece.”—Alice Walker A major literary event: a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past—memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo’s unique vernacular, and written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

Vor ihren Augen sahen sie Gott

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: edition fünf
ISBN: 394237479X
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Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.

Workbook for Barracoon The Story of the Last Black Cargo Max Help Books

Author: Dan Young
Publisher: HSP via PublishDrive
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Complete beginners can use this workbook for Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston and find immediate help in applying its major lessons. After several decades of archiving it, one of the most important books to understand African-American history in a much closer way finally appears. Barracoon is a book written by Zora Neale and tells the story of Cudjo Lewis, one of the last Africans to be enslaved and brought to the United States before the civil war. Barracoon has been highly acclaimed for its historical importance and remarkable story. In addition to being ranked by amazon as the number one best seller in ship history, it also became a New York Times best-seller. Many books discuss slavery from the perspective of the slave owners, but few address the life of those who were enslaved. Do you want to apply the major lessons to your daily life? The goal of this workbook is to help even the newest readers apply what may be the most critical lessons found in Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston. Results have shown that learning is retained best through repeated hands-on applications. With Max Help Workbooks, readers will be able to find distilled information categorized into major lessons with applicable exercise worksheets to maximize learning. Don’t Miss the Following Content: Succinct breakdown of the book categorized into major lessons Read and use the exercises yourself or as a group Easy-to-understand analysis of each lessons distilled for even the newest of readers Simple and practical worksheets to further reader’s application Quiz questions as a resource to be used for yourself or others So, what are you waiting for? Get your copy now and take out a pencil, pen, or whatever digital technology to jot down, implement, and make solid changes happen. And don’t forget to have fun - that’ll also keep you learning. Disclaimer: This workbook is meant to further application as an unofficial companion guide of the original work and is not affiliated with, or intended to replace the original work in any way. We encourage readers to purchase the original work prior to purchasing this copy.

Summary of Barracoon The Story of the Last Black Cargo

Author: Paul Adams
Publisher: BH via PublishDrive
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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston | Conversation Starters Zora Neale Hurston, the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, tells another compelling story of the horror and injustices of slavery. Hurston opens our eyes to the story of Cudjo in Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo. Cudjo is one of the men aboard the last Black Cargo ship to arrive in the United States. He is one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. Huffington Post praises Zora Neale Hurston’s singular vision that led Barracoon to print. They added that her writing “continue to put us at war with ourselves.” The Color Purple Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker praises Zora Neale Hurston’s genius and calls Barracoon “a Masterpiece.” A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: •Foster a deeper understanding of the book •Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups •Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately •Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. Download your copy today for a Limited Time Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

Zugv gel

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783404921157
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Die grosse, alles erfüllende Liebe, die auf einmal verschwunden ist und für manche Beteiligten nicht einmal Erinnerungen zeitigt; die mutigen Lebensentwürfe, die in sich zusammengefallen sind, das äalles oder nichtsä, das sich zu einem ävielleichtä gewandelt hat - davon und von anderen Fährnissen des Lebens handeln diese Geschichten von starken Frauen, denen es gelingt - mögen sie noch so verletzt oder erniedrigt worden sein - über die Schwächen hinauszuwachsen und ihr Leben optimistisch zu gestalten.

Between Worlds

Author: Leslie Umberger
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691182671
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"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, September 28, 2018-March 17, 2019."

The War Before the War

Author: Andrew Delbanco
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525560300
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The devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil War For decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked their lives to flee their masters in the South in search of freedom in the North proved that the "united" states was actually a lie. Fugitive slaves exposed the contradiction between the myth that slavery was a benign institution and the reality that a nation based on the principle of human equality was in fact a prison-house in which millions of Americans had no rights at all. By awakening northerners to the true nature of slavery, and by enraging southerners who demanded the return of their human "property," fugitive slaves forced the nation to confront the truth about itself. By 1850, with America on the verge of collapse, Congress reached what it hoped was a solution-- the notorious Compromise of 1850, which required that fugitive slaves be returned to their masters. Like so many political compromises before and since, it was a deal by which white Americans tried to advance their interests at the expense of black Americans. Yet the Fugitive Slave Act, intended to preserve the Union, in fact set the nation on the path to civil war. It divided not only the American nation, but also the hearts and minds of Americans who struggled with the timeless problem of when to submit to an unjust law and when to resist. The fugitive slave story illuminates what brought us to war with ourselves and the terrible legacies of slavery that are with us still.

Das Gewicht eines Pianos

Author: Chris Cander
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959678584
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die neunjährige Katya wächst im Russland der 1960er-Jahre in bescheidenen Verhältnissen in einer Stadt nahe Moskau auf. Von einer tiefen Unruhe getrieben, lauscht sie jede Nacht den eindringlichen Klaviersonaten des Mansardenbewohners. Er sei ein Ungeheuer, sagt man, ein geflohener SS-Scherge. Als der Mann stirbt, erbt Katya sein Klavier. Ein Blüthner. Es wird ihre erste große Liebe. Clara ist Automechanikerin in der Nähe von L.A. Ihre Eltern sind bei einem Brand ums Leben gekommen, und ihre wichtigste Erinnerung ist das geerbte Blüthner-Piano. Clara hasst es, denn sie hat keine Verbindung zur Musik. Aber es ist das Einzige, was ihr von ihrem Vater blieb. Ein halbes Jahrhundert und zwei Welten trennen diese beiden Frauen, die doch auf tragische Weise so viel mehr verbindet.

Say it Forward

Author: Mayotte Cliff
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 160846959X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Oral history is a universal form of storytelling. For many years Voice of Witness, cofounded by Dave Eggers, has shared powerful stories of people impacted by in- justice with a broad audience of readers. Say it Forward is an extension of this work: a guide for social justice storytelling that outlines Voice of Witness’ critical methodolog y at the core of their evocative oral history collections. Expert editors and authors candidly outline how to harness the power of the personal narrative to expose larger issues of inequality. An essential resource for empathetic oral historians, this guide addresses a lot of the ideas that many people aren’t sure how to talk about, such as: How do I interview people who belong to a very different community than the one I’m from? How can power dynamics impact a narrator’s comfort? How do I deal with secondary trauma when listening to difficult stories? Say It Forward will support readers with everything from the initial planning phases to the deeper, more essential questions that examine the ethics of the practice. Cliff Mayotte is the Education Program Director with Voice of Witness. He previously edited The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teachers Guide to Oral History published in 2013 by Voice of Witness and McSweeney’s. Claire Kiefer is the author of Bear Witness, forthcoming from Big Pencil Press in Fall 2018. She is a Voice of Witness Curriculum Specialist.

Beifang

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827079594
Format: PDF
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„Achtundzwanzig Prozent der männlichen Bevölkerung der USA könnten der Vater sein.“ Das sagte Steve Jobs dem Time Magazine über seine Tochter Lisa. Für die Öffentlichkeit war er da schon ein Halbgott. Was bedeutet es, einen Vater zu haben, der lange nichts von einem wissen wollte? Behutsam nähert Lisa Brennan-Job sich dieser für sie brennenden Frage und versucht mit ihren Kindheitserinnerungen Antworten zu finden. Aber, anders als von vielen erhofft, ist es keine gehässige Abrechnung mit dem Apple-Guru geworden, sondern ein kluges und berührendes Buch über die Liebe zwischen Eltern und Kindern - allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz. Lisa war das Ergebnis einer schon im Ansatz gescheiterten Liebe. Als die Studentin Chrisann Brennan schwanger wurde, hatte Steve Jobs hatte gerade das College geschmissen und schraubte in der berühmten Garage im Silicon Valley komische Kästen zusammen. Chrisann wollte Künstlerin werden und verließ den "Nerd" Steve. Diese Kränkung sollte er ihr - und auch Lisa - lange nicht verzeihen. Der Apple-Gründer bestritt die Vaterschaft, nannte aber gleichzeitig wohl einen seiner Computer nach ihr. Und das kleine Mädchen erlebte eine Kindheit der Extreme: Da war einerseits ihre Hippie-Mutter, die nicht einmal genug Geld für ein Sofa hatte, und andrerseits eben einer der reichsten und berühmtesten Männer der Welt … Herzzerreißend und komisch – eine Kindheit, die man so nie erfinden könnte. "Ein zauberhaftes, berührend intimes Porträt, eine Geschichte aus der Sicht einer Tochter, deren Vater mit seinen eigenen Wurzeln zu kämpfen hatte - und der doch beinahe zu dem Vater wurde, den sie sich gewünscht hätte." ―Susan Cheever