Henry Alsberg

Author: Susan Rubenstein DeMasi
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495359
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"Henry Alsberg's name does not spring immediately to mind when thinking about New Deal administrators, but as director of the Federal Writers' Project, Alsberg (1881-1979) played a major role in assisting writers and other creative Americans whose livelihoods were destroyed in the Great Depression. DeMasi provides a detailed account of the experiences and talents that prepared Alsberg to take on the challenge. This work on Alsberg is long overdue. Highly recommended"--Choice "Largely forgotten today, Henry Alsberg is the kind of hero we need to celebrate and the kind of man we need to emulate. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi has brought him back to life for us with her well-crafted biography of this literary savant who doubled as a human rights champion. Flawed and fascinating, Alsberg has met in DeMasi the perfect chronicler of his remarkable journey."--William F. Schulz, President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA "The early 20th century was a turbulent time of social change, soaring political hopes and disillusion. There was the beginning of the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and other social justice movements. And there was a man who worked with them all: Henry Alsberg. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi has resurrected Alsberg, entertainingly told his story, and through him, the story of anti–Semitic pogroms, the aspirations and betrayals of Communism, the persecution of dissent in America, and the first organized effort to help political prisoners. I never knew about Henry Alsberg, or his role in these issues. Now I do. And so should you."--Ira Glasser, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union, 1978–2001 (retired). During the Great Depression, Henry Alsberg, a journalist with a passion for social justice, directed the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal program of the Works Progress Administration. Under his guidance, thousands of unemployed writers were hired. Despite attacks from the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Project produced more than 1,000 publications from 1935 to 1939, including the still highly acclaimed American Guide series. Some writers, such as Richard Wright, went on to storied careers. Alsberg led the Project's collection of more than 10,000 oral histories from ex-slaves, immigrants and others. Alsberg was also a leader in the struggle to save Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe. Later, he initiated the first major effort to assist international political prisoners. His friends included anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. This book brings Alsberg to light as an important but forgotten figure of the 20th century.

Research Guide to American Literature

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438132425
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The new Research Guide to American Literature is a series of handbooks for students that provides strategies for studying and writing about frequently taught literary topics. Each volume contains dozens of study guides, each of which examines a particular work, author, movement, or theme, providing the necessary background information, suggesting fruitful areas of research, and listing the best secondary sources.

Ellen S Woodward

Author: Martha H. Swain
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Ellen S. Woodward (18871971) was touted as Roosevelts second most powerful woman appointee. Among American women only Eleanor Roosevelt and Labor Department Secretary Frances Perkins could claim more elevated roles in the circle of FDRs administration. This long overdue biography of such a remarkable leader traces Woodwards odyssey from the parlors of her Mississippi clubwomen associates to a position as director of womens work relief under three successive New Deal agencies from 1933 to 1938. Swain depicts Woodward in the vital roles she took in alleviating the working womans plight. Particularly rich is Swains account of Woodwards attempts to remain vital in policymaking during the Truman era, when Eleanor Roosevelt was no longer the central figure of the womens coterie. Without minimizing the limitations of the programs under Woodwards aegis, Swain gives ample attention to the operation and internal dynamics of her ambitious projects. Though some of Woodwards projec

The Chronology of American Literature

Author: Daniel S. Burt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618168217
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Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.

Regions in Transition

Author: Rolland Dewing
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761835448
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Regions in Transition provides an in-depth analysis of the dramatic influence of the Great Depression upon the geography, politics, economics, and demography of the Northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest. Author Rolland Dewing, who participated in the Dust Bowl migration and has lived more than thirty years in each region, brings a unique voice to this history, which references evidence from local histories, on-site visits and interviews, scholarly research, government documents, and local newspapers.

The Reporter

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration (N.M.)
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Die normannische Braut

Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641035473
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Als Wilhelm der Eroberer nach seinem Sieg bei Hastings in die Normandie zurückkehrt, begleiten ihn englische Edelmänner, denen er nicht traut. Einer davon, Waltheof of Huntingdon, sinnt jedoch nicht auf Rebellion - er hat sich unsterblich in Wilhelms zauberhafte Nichte verliebt. Weil Wilhelm den beiden eine Heirat nicht gestattet, beteiligt sich Waltheof doch an einem Aufstand. Nun billigt Wilhelm die Ehe - um Waltheofs Treue zu erzwingen. Die Brautleute sind überglücklich, doch das intrigante Leben am normannischen Hof stellt ihre Liebe auf eine harte Probe ...

Der Judenstaat

Author: Theodor Herzl
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736842295
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"Der Judenstaat. Versuch einer modernen Lösung der Judenfrage" ist ein Buch von Theodor Herzl, mit dem er versuchte, eine jüdische Antwort auf die damals so genannte Judenfrage aufzuzeigen. Es erschien 1896 in Leipzig und Wien in der "M. Breitenstein's Verlags-Buchhandlung", nachdem "Cronbach" in Berlin und "Duncker & Humblot" eine Publikation abgelehnt hatten. Herzl schrieb es unter dem Eindruck der Dreyfus-Affäre; er beendete das Manuskript am 17. Juni 1895.

Zeitkurven

Author: Arthur Miller
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ISBN: 9783100490063
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In seiner Autobiographie berichtet der bekannte amerikanische Dramatiker (Jg. 1915) von den Auseinandersetzungen in der McCarthy-Ära und von seinem Leben mit Marilyn Monroe.