Author: William Dusinberre
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Them Dark Days is a study of the callous, capitalistic nature of the vast rice plantations along the southeastern coast. It is essential reading for anyone whose view of slavery’s horrors might be softened by the current historical emphasis on slave community and family and slave autonomy and empowerment. Looking at Gowrie and Butler Island plantations in Georgia and Chicora Wood in South Carolina, William Dusinberre considers a wide range of issues related to daily life and work there: health, economics, politics, dissidence, coercion, discipline, paternalism, and privilege. Based on overseers’ letters, slave testimonies, and plantation records, Them Dark Days offers a vivid reconstruction of slavery in action and casts a sharp new light on slave history.
"It is written in the gaunt faces and branded on the weary bodies of countless
women and girls who work for starvation wages for ten and twelve hours a day in
sweatshops."1 But as she crafted a series of articles on the conditions, she ...
Author: Edward Alwood
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Dark Days in the Newsroom traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s. Edward Alwood, a former news correspondent describes this remarkable story of conflict, principle, and personal sacrifice with noticeable élan. He shows how McCarthy's minions pried inside newsrooms thought to be sacrosanct under the First Amendment, and details how journalists mounted a heroic defense of freedom of the press while others secretly enlisted in the government's anti-communist crusade. Relying on previously undisclosed documents from FBI files, along with personal interviews, Alwood provides a richly informed commentary on one of the most significant moments in the history of American journalism. Arguing that the experiences of the McCarthy years profoundly influenced the practice of journalism, he shows how many of the issues faced by journalists in the 1950s prefigure today's conflicts over the right of journalists to protect their sources.
Author: Josh Berk
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him? (Okay, so Will’s interested in more than just murder . . .) Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut. From the Hardcover edition.
The day was warm, almost sultry. Long before dawn, camp ... horses ceased to
neigh. There was something of the calm of a death room over the acres of human
beings that moved, stealthily, determinedly, every face turned to the 14 Dark
Author: Dewey Roscoe Jones
Dewey Roscoe Jones was a pioneering African American journalist. While working for the Chicago Defender, the most widely read black newspaper in the United States, he edited a book review column and a poetry column whose contributors included Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Frank Marshall Davis, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Jones personally wrote about fifty reviews, becoming Black Chicago’s premier literary critic and commentator on the Harlem Renaissance. Frequently disappointed by the novels emanating from New York, he endeavored to create his own masterwork of fiction. Dark Days is the fruit of his labors. Ishmael, the novel’s protagonist, comes to age in Oklahoma, “a wild territory” where former slaves and their offspring vie with former plantation owners and their offspring to make a new life. Theirs is a common legacy of frontier violence and frontier dreams, born in the aftermath of the Civil War, forcible removal of Native Americans, and the 1889 Land Rush. Black Ishmael loves white Denise, and their interlocked fates are the center of the tale. Ishmael’s turbulent journey follows Jones’s own path from Muskogee to Chicago to the trenches of war-torn France. Dark Days was completed midway between 1930 publication of Langston Hughes’s novel Not Without Laughter and Richard Wright’s Native Son in 1940. That chronology situates it in the closing days of Harlem’s Renaissance and on the cusp of Black Chicago’s creative flowering. By recovering his father’s novel, Dewey Roscoe Jones II has performed a service to all readers interested in the trajectory of African American creative expression in the early twentieth century. Richard A. Courage, Professor of English, Westchester Community College/SUNY; co-author of The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.
Pete offered him a paper cup of water. “I'm thinking that's one of those bridges we
cross after we avert the apocalypse, myself.” Jack swallowed the water in one go.
The inside of his mouth felt like a gravel pit, and his throat DARK DAYS 245.
Author: Caitlin Kittredge
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
DARK DAYS Caitlin Kittredge Jack Winter and his girlfriend Pete Caldecott have encountered a lot of strange creatures in the Black—primordial demons, hungry ghosts, witch hunters, and the Prince of Hell himself, Belial. When Belial asks Jack for one last favor to help him keep his throne, Jack may have finally met his match because Belial's rival is something that no one—human or demon—has ever seen before... There's a revolution brewing in Hell, and Jack might be the only one who can stop Belial's rival from ripping a hole between the Black and the mortal world—a catastrophe that could be worse than Armageddon. But to win, Jack will have to do the one thing he swore he never would: become a servant to the Morrigan, and risk losing everything he knows and loves...including Pete.
But nobody can meet someone and fall in love in fifteen days, right? I swipe the
pen across the paper, putting a thick black line through the second half of the
sentence. It's all kind of pathetic, really, but I guess that's what happens when you
Author: Kate Ormand
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The future world has been divided into sectors—each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors’ thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what’s coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future. Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia’s seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she’ll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people. Aimed at 13- to 17-year-old readers, both boys and girls, Dark Days has subtle themes of environmentalism, government corruption, and teamwork. In the similar vein of The Hunger Games series, the gravity of Sia's situation with only fifteen days to live, will help bring some common teenage issues—friendship, self-esteem, budding romance—to the forefront. Sia is a strong female character who becomes a true leader, a good roll model for teenagers. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The passages were narrow and dark except for the shielded lantern. Nefasti
ignored the spiders, although Nox made a half-hearted attempt to swat anything
that ventured within reach. The first chamber she reached in the passageway
Author: R.J. Hore
Publisher: Champagne Books
Young Queen Nefasti’s hold on her throne is tenuous. Her powerful neighbor to the west has declared war, and her other neighbors want something in return for their offered aid, such as her hand in marriage and her kingdom. Assassins lurk in the shadows while handsome suitors try to bribe her with gold and jewels. Her best friend and protector is leaving and one of her favorite ladies-in-waiting is threatening to commit suicide. Could anything else go wrong?
and scarcely knew beforehand where the day's meals were to come from . There
had been , as usual , a prevailing feeling that the day was not a day for work or
traffic of any kind , and what had been done had been , more or less , away from
Author: Hesba Stretton
Mary Lincoln to Myra Bradwell, Springfield, Ill., July 14, 1876, Pritchard, “Dark
Days,” 8:10–11. CHAPTER 9 Helm, True Story ofMary, 298. Mary Lincoln to
Edward Lewis Baker Jr., Pau, France, June 22, 1879, Turner and Turner, Mary
Author: Myra Helmer Pritchard
Publisher: SIU Press
Written in 1927 but barred from timely publication by the Lincoln family, The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters is based on nearly two dozen intimate letters written between Mary Lincoln and her close friend Myra Bradwell mainly during the former's 1875 incarceration in an insane asylum. By the 1920s most accounts of Mrs. Lincoln focused on her negative qualities and dismissed her as "crazy." Bradwell's granddaughter Myra Helmer Pritchard wrote this distinctly sympathetic manuscript at the behest of her mother, who wished to vindicate Mary Lincoln in the public eye by printing the private correspondence. Pritchard fervently defends Mrs. Lincoln's conduct and sanity, arguing that she was not insane but rather the victim of an overzealous son who had his mother committed. The manuscript and letters were thought to have been destroyed, but fortunately the Lincolns' family lawyer stored copies in a trunk, where historian Jason Emerson discovered them in 2005. While leaving the manuscript intact, Emerson has enhanced it with an introduction and detailed annotations. He fills in factual gaps; provides background on names, places, and dates; and analyzes Pritchard's interpretations, making clear where she was right and where her passion to protect Mrs. Lincoln led to less than meticulous research and incorrect conclusions. This volume features an easy-to-follow format that showcases Pritchard's text on the left-hand pages and Emerson's insightful annotations on the right-hand pages. Following one of the most revered and reviled, famous and infamous of the First Ladies, this book provides a unique perspective of Mrs. Lincoln's post-White House years, with an emphasis on her commitment to a sanitarium. Emerson's contributions make this volume a valuable addition to the study of the Lincoln family. This fascinating work gives today's Lincoln enthusiasts the chance to read this intriguing interpretation of the former First Lady that predates nearly every other book written about her.
If our days are dark , let us remember Him who trode earth ' s darkest day for us .
If our nights are dark , remember He was a “ man of sorrows , and acquainted
with grief . ” It is through the darkness , the night of the grave , the spirit is
Author: Sophia May Eckley
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Author: Steve Niles
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Picking up from the literal ashes of 30 Days of Night, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days follows Stella Olemaun's efforts to warn the world about the threat the vampires pose the vampires who overran Barrow, Alaska, killing her husband and most of the town.
wic/J Shop; a root beer stand attendant at The Rock of Ages...one of only two
drive—ins in the city (it got its name from being constructed from petrified wood);
and, I taught several students baton twirling during what free time I might have on
Author: Floyd Clark
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In The Dark Days of October, Floyd F. Clark vividly recounts with candor and compassion some of the most painful memories that have left their indelible mark on his life. From those poverty-ridden, childhood days of the Depression, he carries his reader through the struggles of a teenager trying to obtain a quality education in pursuit of his dream-to become a writer or teacher; and, of the personal pleasures forfeited in adulthood as he struggles to cope with the declining health of both parents. At times he feels cursed as each somber episode seems linked in some mysterious and reoccurring fashion to the tenth month of the year. In recalling these agonizing periods of his personal life, Clark sprinkles each with just enough inbred grace and charm to keep the reader's attention in this fast moving, intimate story of a tormented soul-strengthened only by an unyielding faith toward a brighter tomorrow.
“But it looks like the ledge turns into the tunnel again on the other side. We have
to check it out. What if it goes to a cave filled with great treasures?” Purty begged.
We laughed, but Randy, James Ernest, and I knew Purty 245 Dark Days in ...
Author: Tim Callahan
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Timmy's life has changed since his dad died. He is now living with his grandparents and attending the one-room school back in Kentucky. A colored family has moved into the Morgan County farm community in 1960. Overcoming his initial fear, Timmy makes friends with the poor Henry Washington's clan of six and introduces them to other families in the area. The problem is: at least one man moved to Morgan County to keep his family from having to live near blacks and is determined to keep the area all white.
Through Dark Days and White Nights goes beyond an engaging memoir oflife in
Russia during an important period, from the 1960's through the turn of the 21st
century: it captures a sense of Russia as a work-in-progress. Rather than a musty
Author: Naomi F. Collins
The author provides a personal, eye-witness account from the mid 1960's through the turn of the 21st century, starting as a graduate student at Moscow State University and ending as the wife of the American Ambassador to Russia. "This book is like a script for a documentary spanning four decades when an especially astute and literate observer watched Russia emerge from stagnation and enter a period of dramatic economic, social, and political change and, on many fronts, upheaval." --Strobe Talbott, President of the Brookings Institution. "Naomi Collins takes the reader on a fascinating ride through the last forty years of Russia's turbulent history, beginning as a graduate student and ending as the wife of the American Ambassador. Because she writes so well, the ride is always fun, informative and insightful. Read, enjoy, learn!" --Marvin Kalb, Murrow Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. "Naomi Collins's book conveys the atmosphere and feel of these changing times, describing settings and scenes, and the people in them, in a pointillist style." --William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Amherst College
Much more than a tour diary or a prison memoir, Dark Days is D. Randall Blythe's own story about what went down—before, during, and after—told as only he can.
Author: D. Randall Blythe
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Memoir of the arrest, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter of Randy Blythe, lead singer of metal band Lamb of God
Author: Lewis Wingfield
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Drawing on Baldwin's own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, these searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Penguin Classics
I read about it in the paper, in the subway, on my way to work. I read it, and I couldn't believe it, and I read it again' A story exploring racism and artistic expression, set in the jazz clubs of Greenwich Village.
"In April 1812, as she is preparing for her debut presentation to Queen Charlotte, Lady Helen Wrexhall finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy reaching to the very top of society, and learns the truth about her mother, who died ten ...
Author: Alison Goodman
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"In April 1812, as she is preparing for her debut presentation to Queen Charlotte, Lady Helen Wrexhall finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy reaching to the very top of society, and learns the truth about her mother, who died ten years ago"--
"Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger; Nightwing created by Marv Wolfman and George Pâerez; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."
Author: Scott Snyder
The unforgettable team of Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr. and Andy Kubert combine forces to set the stage for the epic event Dark Nights: Metal with Dark Days: The Road to Metal, complete with a embossed metallic cover! For years, Batman has been tracking a mystery. He's quietly been pulling a thread, conducting research in secret laboratories across the globe and stowing evidence deep in the Batcave, hidden even from his closest allies. Now, in an epic story spanning generations, the heroes and villains of the DC Universe, including Green Lantern, The Joker, Wonder Woman and more, are about to find out what he's discovered--and it could threaten the very existence of the Multiverse! This edition collects Dark Days: The Forge #1 and Dark Days: The Casting #1, as well as classic DC stories that built the foundations of Metal, including Final Crisis #6-7, The Return of Bruce Wayne #1, Batman #38-39, Nightwing #17 and more!
Hood's stubborn intentions were not allowed to bend because of the terrible
defeat and the lessons of those days. At midnight he issued orders to renew the
battle at daybreak. He had his artillery drive up so that it could open concentrated
Author: Frederick W. Fout
An English translation of a Civil War history written by the German immigrant, Frederick W. Fout, based in large part on his personal experiences as an artillery officer in the Union Army throughout the war. He was a Medal of Honor recipient. This volume of his history is focused on the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee at the end of 1864. It was published in German by his son in 1902. This is the only available translation.