The Day of the Others

Author: Larry Richards
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1606048309
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"It was far too large for a newborn. Its head was covered with coarse black hair, and its body was red and blotchy. And on each hand there were six perfectly formed fingers. The baby peered down at her with cruel, intelligent eyes, and when it smiled she saw two rows of tiny teeth." So this was how the god had answered my prayers, "Myrfel thought. This child he had given her was to be the instrument of her revenge." The second book in the Invisible War series, "The Day of the Others" chronicles the in-between years of the Creation account and the Flood. When Tubal Cain discovers metalworking, human society begins to change, creating new opportunities for the ranks of demons who masquerade as humankind's gods to prey on humanity's growing depravity. Through the stories of Tubal Cain, Enoch, and other fascinating characters, "The Day of the Others" describes the societal advances that lead to the evolution of a unique civilization marked by material progress and spiritual decline. But when demons mate with human women and produce giants known as Nephilim, angels intervene, and the whole world rushes toward a cataclysmic judgment that will change the face of the planet.

The Invisible War

Author: David Tavarez
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804777391
Format: PDF, ePub
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After the conquest of Mexico, colonial authorities attempted to enforce Christian beliefs among indigenous peoples—a project they envisioned as spiritual warfare. The Invisible War assesses this immense but dislocated project by examining all known efforts in Central Mexico to obliterate native devotions of Mesoamerican origin between the 1530s and the late eighteenth century. The author's innovative interpretation of these efforts is punctuated by three events: the creation of an Inquisition tribunal in Mexico in 1571; the native rebellion of Tehuantepec in 1660; and the emergence of eerily modern strategies for isolating idolaters, teaching Spanish to natives, and obtaining medical proof of sorcery from the 1720s onwards. Rather than depicting native devotions solely from the viewpoint of their colonial codifiers, this book rescues indigenous perspectives on their own beliefs. This is achieved by an analysis of previously unknown or rare ritual texts that circulated in secrecy in Nahua and Zapotec communities through an astute appropriation of European literacy. Tavárez contends that native responses gave rise to a colonial archipelago of faith in which local cosmologies merged insights from Mesoamerican and European beliefs. In the end, idolatry eradication inspired distinct reactions: while Nahua responses focused on epistemological dissent against Christianity, Zapotec strategies privileged confrontations in defense of native cosmologies.

American Stories A History of the United States Volume 2

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490260595
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to American Stories, A History of the United States, Volume 2. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Industrial Society, 1850-1901, Toward an Urban Society, 1877-1900, Political Realignments, 1876-1901, and Toward Empire, 1865-1902 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Der unsichtbare Mann

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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„Einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur.“ Paul Ingendaay, F.A.Z. Ralph Ellison ist neben Toni Morrison und James Baldwin eine der großen Stimmen des afroamerikanischen Romans der Gegenwart. Sein Meisterwerk zeugt von künstlerischer Kraft und ist hochaktuell – als schonungslose Abrechnung mit den alltäglichen rassistischen Ideologien und Verhaltensweisen und als Lob auf das gewachsene Selbstbewusstsein der noch immer um ihre selbstverständlichen Rechte Kämpfenden: Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler verliert sein Stipendium, weil er einem Förderer des von Weißen eingerichteten Südstaaten-Colleges für Schwarze nicht die gewünschte Kulisse, sondern die Realität der Farbigen vor Augen führt. Er muss sein Glück dort suchen, wo es Arbeit gibt, und landet in Harlem, einem brodelnden Hexenkessel, inmitten von schwarzem Glamour und Blue Notes, Swing und Spirituals, politischen Aufwieglern, gerissenen Gaunern und verlorenen Spinnern.

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die volume 2 newly updated Ulysses Moby Dick Ivanhoe War and Peace Mrs Dalloway Of Time and the River etc Book House Publishing

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Book House Publishing
ISBN: 8826061459
Format: PDF
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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This 2nd volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names: Joyce, James: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Joyce, James: Ulysses Kingsley, Charles: The Water-Babies Kipling, Rudyard: Kim La Fayette, Madame de: The Princess of Clèves Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de: Dangerous Liaisons Lawrence, D. H.: Sons and Lovers Lawrence, D. H.: The Rainbow Le Fanu, Sheridan: In a Glass Darkly Lewis, Matthew Gregory: The Monk London, Jack: The Call of the Wild Lovecraft, H.P.: At the Mountains of Madness Manning, Frederic: Her Privates We Maupassant, Guy de: Bel-Ami Melville, Herman: Moby Dick Poe, Edgar Allan: The Fall of the House of Usher Poe, Edgar Allan: The Pit and the Pendulum Proust, Marcel: Swann's Way Radcliffe, Ann: The Mysteries of Udolpho Richardson, Samuel: Clarissa Sand, George: The Devil’s Pool Scott, Walter: Ivanhoe Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein Sienkiewicz, Henryk: Quo Vadis Sinclair, May: Life and Death of Harriett Frean Stein, Gerturde: The Making of Americans Stendhal: The Red and the Black Stendhal: The Chartreuse of Parma Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy Stevenson, Robert Louis: Treasure Island Stoker, Bram: Dracula Stowe, Harriet Beecher: Uncle Tom’s Cabin Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver's Travels Tagore, Rabindranath: The Home and the World Thackeray, William Makepeace: Vanity Fair Tolstoy, Leo: War and Peace Tolstoy, Leo: Anna Karenina Trollope, Anthony: The Way We Live Now Turgenev, Ivan: Fathers and Sons Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Verne, Jules: Journey to the Interior of the Earth Wallace, Lew: Ben-Hur Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine Wharton, Edith: The Age of Innocence Wilde, Oscar: The Picture of Dorian Gray Wolfe, Thomas: Of Time and the River Woolf, Virginia: Mrs. Dalloway Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse Xueqin, Cao: The Dream of the Red Chamber Zola, Émile: Germinal In the 1st volume of 100 Books You Must Read Before You Die you will find the remaining 50 works.

The Invisible War

Author: Yussuf Naim Kly
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Invisible War attempts to redress a fundamental misconception lodged in the heart of American historiography: the notion that there was no significant collective resistance to or struggle against slavery by captured Africans who had been forcibly immigrated to the United States from the mother continent. Such a lacuna may stem from the extent to which then-contemporary records sought to disguise the true nature of what are presently called the Seminole Wars--as just another set of Indian wars, rather than a struggle of African resistance to slavery, conducted in alliance with Indian resistance to ongoing colonial encroachment. While academic and public understanding celebrate the heroes of the Underground Railroad for facilitating the movement of Africans towards freedom in the north, there is virtual silence surrounding the more logical, more sizeable, and more politically significant movement of self-liberated Africans southward to free territories in what is now Georgia and Florida. From these southern territories, communities of free Africans were to wage a constant struggle against the slavery-based colonies to the north. Both by force of arms and by example, they represented an ongoing threat to the existence of Anglo-Carolinian-institutionalized slavery. In witness whereof, a scant 40 years after the termination of the Third Seminole War, African fighters would ally with the northern armies during the Civil War in order to finally bring the enslavement system to an end. While any government at war might censor and reinterpret conflicts in order to quell public fears and solicit support, why has subsequent American scholarship failed to challenge the records, emphases and interpretations of the so-called Seminole Wars? Why hasn't it replaced the old "master-slave" lexicon governing ethnic relations--which reflected Anglo-Carolinian efforts during the enslavement period to codify and legalize the institutions of slavery--with more objective contemporary terminology? This book challenges contemporary scholars to free the history of African Americans from the lexicon of enslavement, and to set the record of their struggle straight.

Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers Volume 2

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535372398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Volume 3: Science Fiction Classics is the second of four volumes of Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers, a four-day-a-week, 30-week reading plan for Christian homeschooled high schoolers. Containing three sci-fi classics (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man), this volume is, like the other three volumes of Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers, complete with footnotes, study questions for each chapter, final "For Additional Thought" questions, and a free color-coded 30-week reading plan and answer key for parents (via email). Here's what you get with the entire Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers four volumes: - Great Reads! Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers pulls together many of the greatest classic writings in short story, sci-fi, mystery, play, and novel form. - A Helpful, 30-Week Reading Schedule. No more "What should we read this week?" Each volume of Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers contains a 30-week reading schedule that maps out your student's literature reading for the year. Your family also gets a free download of a full-color, easy-to-follow version of the reading schedule. - A Christian Worldview. Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers is presented from a Bible-believing, Christian point of view, which is reflected in the selection introductions, footnotes, questions for review, and essay topics-many of which offer relevant scripture passages for students to research and compare to the literature selections. - Introductions, Footnotes, and Questions for Review. These put writings into historical context, assist students in understanding archaic terms, clear up potentially hazy passages, and point the student to think about and understand important ideas presented. - A Free Answer Key to the Questions for Review. Parents, you can discuss the questions at the end of each selection with your student-fully armed with the answer key! - Tests and Test Answer Keys for all Readings. There are 12 tests that may be administered by parents after their students finish sections of the books. The tests are multiple choice and matching, which makes it easy for parents to score.