Living for Change

Living for Change Author Grace Lee Boggs
ISBN-10 1517901480
Year 2016-07-27
Pages 328
Language en

"No one can tell in advance what form a movement will take. "Grace Lee Boggs s fascinating autobiography traces the story of a woman who transcended class and racial boundaries to pursue her passionate belief in a better society. Now with a new foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley, "Living for Change" is a sweeping account of a legendary human rights activist whose network included Malcolm X and C. L. R. James. From the end of the 1930s, through the Cold War, the Civil Rights era, and the rise of the Black Panthers to later efforts to rebuild crumbling urban communities, "Living for Change "is an exhilarating look at a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to social justice."

C L R James s Notes on Dialectics

C L R  James s Notes on Dialectics Author John H. McClendon
ISBN-10 0739109251
Year 2005
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books

Author John McClendon has written first ever book-length study of CLR James's Notes on Dialectics. This text opens and simultaneously closes the book on James's Notes through an erudite and expansive look at the political, social, and cultural context in which James conducted an unprecedented investigation of Marxism.

Time change

Time change Author Hope Cooke
ISBN-10 0671412256
Year 1980
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Simon & Schuster

Emphasizing her personal struggles and her gradual maturation to an independent woman, Cooke reviews her early life in New York and her marriage to and life with the future king of Sikkim, a small Himalayan country

American Africans in Ghana

American Africans in Ghana Author Kevin K. Gaines
ISBN-10 9780807867822
Year 2012-12-30
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books

In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammad Ali--visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these Americans to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president, posed a direct challenge to U.S. hegemony by promoting a vision of African liberation, continental unity, and West Indian federation. Although the number of African American expatriates in Ghana was small, in espousing a transnational American citizenship defined by solidarities with African peoples, these activists along with their allies in the United States waged a fundamental, if largely forgotten, struggle over the meaning and content of the cornerstone of American citizenship--the right to vote--conferred on African Americans by civil rights reform legislation.

Living History

Living History Author Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN-10 9780755364671
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 629
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. One of the most intelligent and influential women in America reflects on her eight years as First Lady of the United States in a revealing book - personal, political and newsmaking. During her husband's two administrations, Hillary Rodham Clinton redefined the position of First Lady. How this intensely private woman not only survived but prevailed is the dramatic tale of her book. Hillary Clinton shares the untold story of her White House years and recalls the challenging process by which she came to define herself as a wife, a mother, and a formidable politician in her own right. Mrs Clinton was the first First Lady who played a direct role in shaping domestic policy; she was an unofficial ambassador for human rights and democracy around the world; and she helped save the Presidency during the impeachment crisis.

Living with History making Social Change

Living with History making Social Change Author Gerda Lerner
ISBN-10 9780807832936
Year 2009
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Press

This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present. It encompasses Gerda Lerner's theoretical writing and her organizational work in transforming the history profession and in establishing Wome

Feminism Autobiography

Feminism   Autobiography Author Tess Coslett
ISBN-10 9781134573615
Year 2002-01-04
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method.

White Tiger

White Tiger Author Xianyi Yang
ISBN-10 962996046X
Year 2002
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Chinese University Press

It all began with a dream. A young woman saw a white tiger leap into her lap. It was both auspicious and unlucky -- her son, the fortune-teller said, would grow up with no brothers, and his father's health would be endangered by his birth. That son, however, would have a distinguished career, after going through many misfortunes and dangers. The dream was prophetic. The child was his mother's only male child and his father died of illness when the boy was only five. He grew up during the wartime and period of political turmoil in China, passing through many troubles, and he has had a very distinguished career. He is Yang Xianyi, renowned scholar, translator and interpreter of Chinese and Western literature. This delightful memoir of Yang Xianyi gives a candid and entertaining account of himself as a lighthearted and mischievous young man who immersed himself in the learning of European culture, ancient and modern, when he studied at Oxford in the 1930s. But it is also the illuminating self-portrait of a deeply patriotic intellectual living in a China under the throes of change, giving rare insight into the survival of a courageous, witty and principled individual during the harsh century of Chinese liberation.

Winter s Tale

Winter s Tale Author David Winter
ISBN-10 0745950000
Year 2001
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Lion Books

Former BBC Head of Religious Broadcasting and now Anglican priest reflects on 40 years of change in the BBC and the Church. Having reported and presented changes in the church and Britain's attitudes to Christianity, David Winter's fascinating reflection is full of wisdom and insight. He reflects on the influences that have shaped the BBC and the Church over 40 years. Wittily written, full of characters, an entertaining read by a well-known and respected writer and broadcaster

Jesus My Autobiography

Jesus  My Autobiography Author Tina Louise Spalding
ISBN-10 9781622337675
Year 2015-06-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Light Technology Publishing

“I have come at this time, in this place, and through this being to speak my truth, to speak the story of my life — the true story of my life.” The purpose of this book is to clarify, to tell the truth, and to share my energies with you so that you can begin the transformation of your mind and, therefore, the transformation of your heart and your world. It is in the misteachings that have been associated with my name that much death and pain has been caused and that much guilt and self-recrimination has been expressed. That was not my purpose; that was not my lesson. This story will begin the change. It will not make the change. It will facilitate turning the key in the lock, but you must open the door and walk through it into a new realm that is opened by this information. That is your responsibility. We can only bring you the message, this channel and I. We can only work together to transmit the information, but it is through your actions and your transformation that you will see a change in your world, a change in the subjective world that is manufactured from your beliefs, your thoughts, and your feelings. I talk about the truth of my birth and the truth of my life. I cover some stories that are recounted in the Bible and tell you the true story of those events. I describe some of my personal traits, my human traits, and I define what I am, who I am, and why these things happened. You will be able to understand the truth, and you will begin this reconditioning, this retooling of your mind — of your thoughts and beliefs — on this subject of my life, my meaning, and my purpose, for it is a long process. The time is ripe. The need for a spiritual revolution is here. — Jesus

The Unauthorized Autobiography

The Unauthorized Autobiography Author S. Brian Erickson
ISBN-10 9780595316861
Year 2004-04
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

Life in college can be overwhelming and chaotic, as students navigate the thin, awkward path between being children and becoming adults. Even well beyond the college years, there are moments where life seems to fall short of our deepest hopes, and we are left with more questions than answers. In this collection of sermons originally written for a college campus, United Methodist Pastor Brian Erickson witnesses to the hope that these moments of uncertainty can give rise to a dynamic and life-giving faith. Embracing the doubt and ambiguity that are often ignored by many Christian traditions, "The Unauthorized Autobiography" honestly confronts both the challenge and blessing of living through transition. By weaving together the Christian lectionary calendar and the spiritual search for self, "The Unauthorized Autobiography" serves as a faithful companion for all those who find themselves hungry to experience God in the shadows of ordinary living.