Honor Killing

Author: David E. Stannard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440649219
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the fall of 1931, Thalia Massie, the bored, aristocratic wife of a young naval officer stationed in Honolulu, accused six nonwhite islanders of gang rape. The ensuing trial let loose a storm of racial and sexual hysteria, but the case against the suspects was scant and the trial ended in a hung jury. Outraged, Thalia’s socialite mother arranged the kidnapping and murder of one of the suspects. In the spectacularly publicized trial that followed, Clarence Darrow came to Hawai’i to defend Thalia’s mother, a sorry epitaph to a noble career. It is one of the most sensational criminal cases in American history, Stannard has rendered more than a lurid tale. One hundred and fifty years of oppression came to a head in those sweltering courtrooms. In the face of overwhelming intimidation from a cabal of corrupt military leaders and businessmen, various people involved with the case—the judge, the defense team, the jurors, a newspaper editor, and the accused themselves—refused to be cowed. Their moral courage united the disparate elements of the non-white community and galvanized Hawai’i’s rapid transformation from an oppressive white-run oligarchy to the harmonic, multicultural American state it became. Honor Killing is a great true crime story worthy of Dominick Dunne—both a sensational read and an important work of social history

Clarence Darrow

Author: Andrew E. Kersten
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1429961368
Format: PDF
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Clarence Darrow is best remembered for his individual cases, whether defending the thrill killers Leopold and Loeb or John Scopes's right to teach evolution in the classroom. In the first full-length biography of Darrow in decades, the historian Andrew E. Kersten narrates the complete life of America's most legendary lawyer and the struggle that defined it, the fight for the American traditions of individualism, freedom, and liberty in the face of the country's inexorable march toward modernity. Prior biographers have all sought to shoehorn Darrow, born in 1857, into a single political party or cause. But his politics do not define his career or enduring importance. Going well beyond the familiar story of the socially conscious lawyer and drawing upon new archival records, Kersten shows Darrow as early modernity's greatest iconoclast. What defined Darrow was his response to the rising interference by corporations and government in ordinary working Americans' lives: he zealously dedicated himself to smashing the structures and systems of social control everywhere he went. During a period of enormous transformations encompassing the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, Darrow fought fiercely to preserve individual choice as an ever more corporate America sought to restrict it.

Asian American Society

Author: Mary Yu Danico
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365603
Format: PDF, Docs
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Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions. Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), two volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia feature more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The next two volumes of this work contain approximately 200 annotated primary documents, organized chronologically, that detail the impact American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. Features: More than 300 articles authored by experts in the field, organized in A-to-Z format, help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. A core collection of primary documents and key demographic and social science data provide historical context and key information. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes; a Glossary defines key terms; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with 75 video clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Available in both print and online formats, this collection of essays is a must-have resource for general and research libraries, Asian American/ethnic studies libraries, and social science libraries.

Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies

Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205594276
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by the leading authority in the field, the Eighth Edition of this classic text has been rewritten and updated to reflect current and emerging theory, research, and scholarship in the fields of ethnic studies and multicultural education. Divided into five parts, Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help students develop the ability to make reflective decisions so that they can, through thoughtful action, influence their personal, social, and civic worlds and help make them more democratic and just.

Ansichten eines Banditen Das Schicksal eines Migrantenjungen

Author: Hammed Khamis
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 3738001131
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Ansichten eines Banditen" ist die traurige aber wahre Geschichte eines Migrantenjungen, der immer wieder feststellen muss ganz alleine auf der Erde zu sein. Ergreifende Schicksalsschläge, schwer nachvollziehbare Ansichten von Stolz und Ehre oder einfach nur die packende Wahrheit dekorieren dieses Werk vom ersten bis zum letzten Satz. In diesem Drama erklärt und beschreibt der Autor Hammed Khamis in einer noch nie dagewesenen Art und Weise zu schreiben, wie Menschen aus sozialen Brennpunkten in kriminelle und unmoralische Umfelder geraten können.

Bei lebendigem Leib

Author: Souad
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 373255273X
Format: PDF
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Mit siebzehn verliebt sich Souad in einen jungen Mann und wird schwanger. Für ihre Dorfgemeinschaft im Westjordanland ein Skandal. Die Ehre der Familie ist unwiderruflich beschmutzt. Das Gesetz kennt nur eine Konsequenz: Souad muss sterben. Ihr Schwager Hussein verbrennt sie bei lebendigem Leib. In den Augen der Dorfgemeinschaft ist dieser Mann ein Held. Und seine Tat ein "Ehrenmord". Doch mit letzter Kraft kann Souad fliehen. Im Krankenhaus bringt sie ihren Sohn zur Welt, der ihr sofort genommen wird. Als sie nach 25 Jahren endlich ihr Kind wiederfindet, entschließt Souad sich, Zeugnis abzulegen - um der Weltöffentlichkeit die Augen über dieses grausame, archaische Gesetz gegen die Frauen zu öffnen!