The Prince of Jockeys

Author: Pellom McDaniels III
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813143845
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatched. Despite his success, Murphy was pushed out of Thoroughbred racing when African American jockeys were forced off the track, and he died in obscurity. In The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, author Pellom McDaniels III offers the first definitive biography of this celebrated athlete, whose life spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the adoption of Jim Crow legislation. Despite the obstacles he faced, Murphy became an important figure -- not just in sports, but in the social, political, and cultural consciousness of African Americans. Drawing from legal documents, census data, and newspapers, this comprehensive profile explores how Murphy epitomized the rise of the black middle class and contributed to the construction of popular notions about African American identity, community, and citizenship during his lifetime.

Blood in the Sand

Author: Stephen Bronner
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813123677
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Blood in the Sand is Stephen Eric Bronner’s powerful critique of the current state of American foreign and domestic policy, ranging from the government’s initial response to 9/11 and the assault on Afghanistan through the Iraqi War and the ramifications of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Bronner, who just months before the war began spent time in Iraq as part of a peace delegation, examines the state of twenty-first century America, a nation in which security against future terrorist attacks has become an obsession, “moral values” have turned into a slogan, and belief in the right to engage in a preemptive strike has come to define foreign policy. In Blood in the Sand, Bronner develops a bold new framework for a modern democratic foreign policy. In doing so, he passionately warns of the consequences of failure to alter the current course of events in America: extreme economic inequalities of power, political authoritarianism, imperialist ambitions, and an increasingly constrained cultural climate.

Ann Dvorak

Author: Christina Rice
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081314440X
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatched. Despite his success, Murphy was pushed out of Thoroughbred racing when African American jockeys were forced off the track, and he died in obscurity. In The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, author Pellom McDaniels III offers the first definitive biography of this celebrated athlete, whose life spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the adoption of Jim Crow legislation. Despite the obstacles he faced, Murphy became an important figure -- not just in sports, but in the social, political, and cultural consciousness of African Americans. Drawing from legal documents, census data, and newspapers, this comprehensive profile explores how Murphy epitomized the rise of the black middle class and contributed to the construction of popular notions about African American identity, community, and citizenship during his lifetime.

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

Author: Gerald L. Smith
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813160677
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.

Before Jackie Robinson

Author: Gerald R. Gems
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803266790
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies—their cultures, languages, and people—and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting from the premise that neither cultural identity nor cultural production can be pure or homogenous, Leslie Barnes initiates a new discourse on the French literary canon by examining the work of three iconic French writers with personal connections to Vietnam: André Malraux, Marguerite Duras, and Linda Lê. In a thorough investigation of the authors’ linguistic, metaphysical, and textual experiences of colonialism, Barnes articulates a new way of reading French literature: not as an inward-looking, homogenous, monolingual tradition, but rather as a tradition of intersecting and interdependent peoples, cultures, and experiences. One of the few books to focus on Vietnam’s position within francophone literary scholarship, Barnes challenges traditional concepts of French cultural identity and offers a new perspective on canonicity and the division between “French” and “francophone” literature.

Sports in American History 2E

Author: Gems, Gerald
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492526525
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices.

Die Au enseiter

Author: Jaimy Gordon
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841204309
Format: PDF
Download Now
Riders on the Storm Tommy Hansels Plan ist der folgende: Lass vier Gäule laufen, die besser sind, als sie aussehen. Mach einen hübschen Reibach und dich schleunigst aus dem Staub. Aber schon im ersten Rennen siegt das falsche Pferd. Dann taucht aus dem Nichts ein Rappe auf, der des Teufels ist und das Schicksal aller wendet. Jaimy Gordons Roman ist voller Rhythmus, Originalität und Hingabe. Sie erzählt von Trainern, Jockeys und Kredithaien – verletzten, einsamen Bewohnern des amerikanischen Niemandslands. Doch so wie Tommys Freundin Maggie zu den geschundenen, aber schönen Pferden Zuneigung entwickelt, führt Gordon die ermatteten Hoffnungen jeder ihrer Figuren zum Ursprung allen Glücks zurück. Als Außenseiter gestartet, wurde dieses Buch in Amerika zur Sensation und als wichtigster Roman des Jahres ausgezeichnet. Brillant beschreibt Jaimy Gordon eine dunkelschöne Welt, die den amerikanischen Traum vergessen hat und in der das Menschenglück von einem einzigen Pferd abhängt. »Eine unerreichte Musikalität der Sprache.« Jury des National Book Award »Elegant und erfindungsreich.« New York Times »Komplex und fein gezeichnet.« The New Yorker »Wunderschön geschrieben.« The Washington Post National Book Award Winner