Holding the Line

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801465095
Format: PDF
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Holding the Line, Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by an a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community. Like Kingsolver's award-winning novels, Holding the Line is a beautifully written book grounded on the strength of its characters. Hundreds of families held the line in the 1983 strike against Phelps Dodge Copper in Arizona. After more than a year the strikers lost their union certification, but the battle permanently altered the social order in these small, predominantly Hispanic mining towns. At the time the strike began, many women said they couldn't leave the house without their husband's permission. Yet, when injunctions barred union men from picketing, their wives and daughters turned out for the daily picket lines. When the strike dragged on and men left to seek jobs elsewhere, women continued to picket, organize support, and defend their rights even when the towns were occupied by the National Guard. "Nothing can ever be the same as it was before," said Diane McCormick of the Morenci Miners Women's Auxiliary. "Look at us. At the beginning of this strike, we were just a bunch of ladies."

Copper Crucible

Author: Jonathan D. Rosenblum
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801485541
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this second edition of his in-depth and gripping account of the Arizona Miners' Strike of 1983, Jonathan D. Rosenblum describes in a new epilogue the resurgence of union activism at Steelworkers Local 890 in Silver City, New Mexico, more than a decade since the devastating campaign waged by the Phelps Dodge Corporation to obliterate the unions at its Arizona properties.

Political Leadership

Author: Barbara Kellerman
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822974347
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of essays draws on writings from mythologists, sociologists, philosophers, historians, and political activists, to present perspectives on the techniques, philosophies, and theories of political leadership throughout history. The forty-three selections offer a broad range of thought and provide a uniquely comprehensive reference.

Last stand

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the tallgrass prairies of Kansas to the Alaskan tundra and the desert Southwest, a dedicated novelist and conservationist teams up with an acclaimed photographer to capture America's endangered virgin lands and wilderness, offering an evocative look at the spirit and beauty of these diverse landscapes and a determined call for their preservation.

The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674061713
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1904, New York nuns brought forty Irish orphans to a remote Arizona mining camp, to be placed with Catholic families. The Catholic families were Mexican, as was the majority of the population. Soon the town's Anglos, furious at this interracial transgression, formed a vigilante squad that kidnapped the children. This title tells this tale.

The Chinchilla Farm

Author: Judith Freeman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393324266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Verna Flake flees a failed marriage and rigid Morman lifestyle for impersonal Los Angeles, where she meets up with her brother's widow, with whom she travels to Baja to escape her violent husband. Reprint.

Diversity in the Power Elite

Author: Richard L. Zweigenhaft
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742536999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the power elite, and the effect this diversification has had on the way power works in the United States.

Homeland and Other Stories

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061865930
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver delivers a collection of 12 original tales in Homeland and Other Stories that are every bit as emotionally resonant, humorous, and heartfelt as her much-beloved novels. In settings ranging from eastern Kentucky to northern California and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Barbara Kingsolver uses her distinctive voice and vast knowledge of human nature to address some of her favorite themes: the importance of personal and cultural heritage; how the past effects the present and the enduring power of love. Kingsolver’s characters, many single mothers, struggle to make sense of their lives and find meaning in a difficult world. Praised for her memorable characters and poetic prose, Kingsolver again proves why she is a literary force to be reckoned with. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Conflict 2nd Edition

Author: Sandra I. Cheldelin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826495710
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covering theory, research and practice, international experts with both academic and professional experience analyze the different types of conflict and offer a thorough examination of the influences on conflict - structural, situational, strategic and cultural.