Civil Wars

Author: George C. Rable
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252062124
Format: PDF, Mobi
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To joy My Freedom

Author: Tera W. Hunter
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674893092
Format: PDF, ePub
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As the Civil War drew to a close, newly emancipated black women workers made their way to Atlanta--the economic hub of the newly emerging urban and industrial south--in order to build an independent and free life on the rubble of their enslaved past. In an original and dramatic work of scholarship, Tera Hunter traces their lives in the postbellum era and reveals the centrality of their labors to the African-American struggle for freedom and justice. Household laborers and washerwomen were constrained by their employers' domestic worlds but constructed their own world of work, play, negotiation, resistance, and community organization. Hunter follows African-American working women from their newfound optimism and hope at the end of the Civil War to their struggles as free domestic laborers in the homes of their former masters. We witness their drive as they build neighborhoods and networks and their energy as they enjoy leisure hours in dance halls and clubs. We learn of their militance and the way they resisted efforts to keep them economically depressed and medically victimized. Finally, we understand the despair and defeat provoked by Jim Crow laws and segregation and how they spurred large numbers of black laboring women to migrate north. Hunter weaves a rich and diverse tapestry of the culture and experience of black women workers in the post-Civil War south. Through anecdote and data, analysis and interpretation, she manages to penetrate African-American life and labor and to reveal the centrality of women at the inception--and at the heart--of the new south.

A Guide to Empirical Research in Communication

Author: John Sumser
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761922223
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This easy-to-understand introduction to the topic engages students in the research process. It explains difficult scientific and statistical concepts in simple terms and looks at how the rules of looking are applied in four different areas of study: field research, experimentation, survey research and content analysis.

Handbook of Interpersonal Communication

Author: Mark L. Knapp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761921608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Third Edition of the Handbook of Interpersonal Communication includes eight new chapters and eleven revised from the second edition. Following an introductory chapter, the volume is organized into four parts covering perspectives on inquiry in interpersonal communication, fundamental units of interpersonal communication, processes and functions, and interpersonal contexts. Features include: · Each chapter reviews and updates research in its respective area · Part II examines methodological issues in the field · Includes articles by top scholars in the field of Interpersonal Communication

Confronting the Past

Author: William G. Dever
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 1575061171
Format: PDF
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William G. Dever is recognized as the doyen of North American archaeologist-historians who work in the field of the ancient Levant. He is best known as the director of excavations at the site of Gezer but has worked at numerous other sites, and his many students have led dozens of other expeditions. He has been editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, was for many years professor in the influential archaeology program at the University of Arizona, and now in retirement continues actively to write and publish. In this volume, 46 of his colleagues and students contribute essays in his honor, reflecting the broad scope of his interests, particularly in terms of the historical implications of archaeology.