A Fool s Errand

To this doctrine the Fool subscribed all the more readily , because he thought he
saw the exemplification of its principles about him day by day . Besides that , he
thought it only fair and honest that the government which had cut the freedman ...

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée



Category: Reconstruction

Page: 318

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A Fool s Errand

She could not eat; and the Fool noticed dully, when he could lift his eyes from the
paper beside his plate, that there were great black circles about her eyes, which
were not there when he had first met her in the hall that morning. After supper he

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgee

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402334

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 486

Subtitled "A Novel of the South During Reconstruction," this 1879 bestseller, by a participant in that great social experiment, is the barely fictionalized account of the career of a Northern lawyer in North Carolina after the Civil War. A champion of the poor and landless of any race, and a keen observer of the dilemmas facing uneducated Negroes in the postwar period, Tourge offers us an important eyewitness account of one of the most tumultuous eras of American history, one that continues to influence the course of the American experiences of race and class to this day.

A Fool s Errand

By turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, and bittersweet, this is Founding Director Bunch's deeply personal tale of the challenges and rewards of bringing a nationally acclaimed institution to life.

Author: Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: 9781588346681

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 827

"Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's inside story of how the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture was created. By turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, and bittersweet, this is his deeply personal tale of the challenges and rewards of bringing a nationally acclaimed new institution to life"--

Fool s Errand

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553897043

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 612

“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus

A Fool s Errand

The Invisible Empire: a Concise Review of the Epoch on which the Tale is Based.
With Many Thrilling Personal Narratives and Startling Facts of Li Albion W.

Author: Albion W. Tourgée



Category: African Americans

Page: 521

View: 644

A Fool s Errand and an Invisible Empire

A Fool's Errand has a personal, authoritative spirit that humanizes Reconstruction
and forces the reader to share the suffering of all men — Southern as well as
Northern — in this tragic era. As Edmund Wilson has pointed out, "Tourgee is one

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780808404293

Category: History

Page: 454

View: 875

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1880 edition by Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York.

A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

In fact , by this change of heart , the Fool gradually ceased to interest himself in
those things which had formerly been of such engrossing moment to him .
Realizing his own folly , and the foolishness of that struggle with the spirit and
civilization ...

Author: Albion W. Tourgée



Category: Reconstruction

Page: 521

View: 671

A FOOL S ERRAND Its Sequel Bricks Without Straw

... Southern Hate Violence Albion Winegar Tourgée. MLBION WINEGAR
WITHOUT STRAW Albion Winegar Tourgée A FOOL'S ERRAND & Its Sequel,
Bricks. Front Cover.

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027225027

Category: Fiction

Page: 794

View: 834

"A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools" – After the American Civil War, Comfort Servosse, a Yankee gentleman, decides to purchase a Southern Plantation for himself and his family. But unlike other white owners, Servosse is actually interested in the well-being of his black subjects to the extent of calling the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) a terrorist organisation and blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the failure of Reconstruction of South! Soon enough, Servosse finds himself amongst his angry white neighbours and things take a dramatic turn… "Bricks Without Straw" (A Sequel) – In a chilling sequel to "A Fool's Errand", Albion Winegar Tourgée shows how KKK unleashed their terror on a group of emancipated slaves who want to start their life afresh by buying new land and starting their own businesses. Suddenly out of nowhere, Klan's terrorism begin new wave of slavery and nothing seems to stop them! Albion Winegar Tourgée (1838–1905) was an American soldier, Radical Republican, lawyer, writer, politician, and diplomat. A pioneer civil rights activist, he founded the National Citizens' Rights Association, established the historically black women's college Bennett College, and litigated for the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the famous segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Historian Mark Elliott credits Tourgée with introducing the metaphor of "color-blind justice" into legal discourse.

A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

I never drinks liquor , as some folks does , just for the fun of the thing ; 2013 11

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée



Category: Reconstruction

Page: 521

View: 981

A Fools Errand

... the sake of power , place , and gain ; and fools , who hoped that in some
inscrutable way the laws of human nature would be suspended , or that the state
of affairs at first presenting itself would be but temporary . ... So 124 A FOOLS

Author: Albion W. Tourgée



Category: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Page: 521

View: 694

Story of the reconstruction period.

Fool s Errand

Poignant and entertaining, humorous and exciting, romantic and mysterious, Fool’s Errand leads him to discover both the treasure and himself.

Author: Jeffrey S. Stephens

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1642937398

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 275

It’s been six years since the untimely death of Blackie—a charming rogue who endlessly pursued “The Big Deal”—when his son discovers an enigmatic letter telling of a cache of stolen money. Feeling no choice but to pursue his father’s dream, he embarks on a search that leads from New York, to the Strip in Las Vegas, and ultimately to the south of France. Along this life-altering journey, he is confronted by the dangers of his father’s past as he unravels a decades-old mystery, while revealing other long-buried secrets as well. Poignant and entertaining, humorous and exciting, romantic and mysterious, Fool’s Errand leads him to discover both the treasure and himself.

Realising Benefits from Government ICT Investment

This book emphasizes the follies of major ICT programmes.

Author: Stephen Jenner

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 1906638268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 332

This book emphasizes the follies of major ICT programmes. It highlights how better management of benefits realisation is key to getting ICT investment back on track. ISBN 978-1-906638-26-9 "Jenner provides very credible guidance and methods on ICT project value realization in the public sector. This book is timely, practical and a very good primer on contemporary "best practice" thinking in both the public and for-profit sectors. The big question is: will public sector managers and executives have the "will" to put the book's prescriptions and methods into everyday practice with ICT Projects? The value of taxpayer services and contributions depends on their response." Donald Marchand, Professor of Strategy Execution and Information Management, IMD.

Mac OS X in a Nutshell

For example , to quickly scan for a file or directory with " fool ” somewhere in its
path : [ jmac ... DS_Store Applications / Games / MAC - the - fools - errand Folder /
Fool's Puzzles Applications / Games / MAC - the - fools - errand Folder / Prologue

Author: Jason McIntosh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596003708

Category: Computers

Page: 801

View: 467

Complete overview of Mac OS Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) including basic system and network administration features, hundreds of tips and tricks, with an overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors and CVS.

From Bondage to Liberation

His popular novels included the best - seller A Fool's Errand ( 1879 ) , which sold
over two - hundred - thousand copies . It portrayed the rise of the Ku Klux Klan as
mob vigilantes reacting to federal policies to empower blacks . It was a ...

Author: Faith Berry

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826418142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 487

View: 383

Unfolds a multifaceted literary history of race relations in the United States. This book features narratives on such well-known figures as Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, and others.

D W Griffith s the Birth of a Nation

autobiographical, the main character, Comfort Servosse, the fool of the title, is
plainly modeled on Tourgée. ... Seymour Stern also asserted that he used
material from “A New Institution” (Chapter 27 of A Fool's Errand) and “The
Invisible ...

Author: Melvyn Stokes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887519

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 700

In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial movie. By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D. W. Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet the story that remains is fascinating: the longest American film of its time, Griffith's film incorporated many new features, including the first full musical score compiled for an American film. It was distributed and advertised by pioneering methods that would quickly become standard. Through the high prices charged for admission and the fact that it was shown, at first, only in "live" theaters with orchestral accompaniment, Birth played a major role in reconfiguring the American movie audience by attracting more middle-class patrons. But if the film was a milestone in the history of cinema, it was also undeniably racist. Stokes shows that the darker side of this classic movie has its origins in the racist ideas of Thomas Dixon, Jr. and Griffith's own Kentuckian background and earlier film career. The book reveals how, as the years went by, the campaign against the film became increasingly successful. In the 1920s, for example, the NAACP exploited the fact that the new Ku Klux Klan, which used Griffith's film as a recruiting and retention tool, was not just anti-black, but also anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, as a way to mobilize new allies in opposition to the film. This crisply written book sheds light on both the film's racism and the aesthetic brilliance of Griffith's filmmaking. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the cinema.

An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language

When the wind blows strong froin the S. also , to bunt the gowk , to go on a fool's
errand . north , it blows fiercely down this ... April Fool . Isl . geil , gil , in clivis et
montium lateribus hiatus , Both expressions signify , that onc is intentionally seu ...

Author: John Jamieson



Category: English language


View: 655

Fool s Gold

... fool's errand.Itis also an antiutopian pursuit, masquerading as autopian one.
We encountered thisin the discussion of Suvin, Žižek and Jameson in Chapter 1.
Neo liberal capitalism, they suggest, sells usdreamsof more neoliberal capitalism

Author: L. Sargisson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031077

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 284

What's wrong with the world today and how might it become better (or worse)? These are the questions pursued in this book, which explores the hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares of the 21st century. Through architecture, fiction, theory, film and experiments with everyday life, Sargisson explores contemporary hopes and fears about the future.

The Frostbourne Chronicles

The Empire is spreading war to The Woodland Realms and the Elves are in danger.

Author: Samuel J. E. Trawick

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

ISBN: 9781614342786

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 662

The Empire is spreading war to The Woodland Realms and the Elves are in danger. It is up to an unlikely group of heroes from the high mountain village of Two-Bears Peak to save the Elves, each other, and the world. Barbarians, Dwarfs, Dragons, and Orcs. All the things a great story should have.

Cracking the SAT Literature Subject Test 15th Edition

Choice (C) is a too-literal interpretation of “fool's errand.” The errand is more
specifically about the boy and his father, not about degrees of understanding in
general (D). The father is not asking for the son to find common ground; the
common ...

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804125651

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 235

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Literature Subject Test with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 4 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations; detailed review of key literary terms and genres; and targeted strategies for every question type. This eBook edition has been formatted for on-screen reading with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. SAT Literature can be a tough nut to crack, but the experts at The Princeton Review have written a guidebook that will enable you to take on the exam and achieve your highest score. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know for a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Literature Subject Test • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 4 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills throughout each content review chapter • Sample passages from works of prose, poetry, and drama

Fool s Errand

Fool's Errand is an attempt to present the American people with the reality of this forgotten war, because only the ignorance of pride and refusal to admit they have been deceived can prevent Americans from realizing they have supported a ...

Author: Scott Horton

Publisher: The Libertarian Institute

ISBN: 1548650218

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 316

View: 138

"After more than a decade and a half, the results are in. The U.S. government has been unable to achieve its goals in Afghanistan. Even worse, what state it has been able to achieve there is completely unsustainable and certain to fall apart when the occupation is finally called off, and America does come home. The politicans, generals, and intelligence officers behind this unending catastrophe, who always promise they can fix these problems with just a little bit more time, money and military force, have lost all credibility. The truth is America's Afghan war is an irredeemable disaster. It was meant to be a trap in the first place. America is not only failing to defeat its enemies, but is destroying itself, just as Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda always intended. Fool's Errand is an attempt to present the American people with the reality of this forgotten war, because only the ignorance of pride and refusal to admit they have been deceived can prevent Americans from realizing they have supported a policy that is destructive to the United States as well as Afghanistan." -- from Introduction.