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Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights
Bob Moses's work to organize black voters in Mississippi famously transformed the political power of entire communities. Nearly forty years later, Moses is organizing again, this time as teacher and founder of the national math literacy program called the Algebra Project. More ...
The Legalist Reformation: Law, Politics, and Ideology in New York, 1920-1980
Based on a detailed examination of New York case law, this pathbreaking book shows how law, politics, and ideology in the state changed in tandem between 1920 and 1980. Early twentieth-century New York was the scene of intense struggle between white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant upper and middle classes located primarily in the upstate region and the impoverished, mainly Jewish and Roman Catholic, immigrant underclass centered in New York City. More ...
The Gatekeeper: My Thirty Years as a TV Censor
The former chief censor for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) chronicles the battles, controversies, and changes in taste and acceptance of network entertainment programs of three decades. From 1960 to 1990, Alfred R. Schneider served as head of standards and practices, or "chief censors, for the ABC television network. From his unique vantage point, Schneider managed issues of taste and morality that determined what millions of U.S. viewers watched. More ...
From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages
Europe during the later Middle Ages was a scene of unparalleled chaos. At no other time in history did so much misery--in the form of war, famine, plague, and death--descend upon the earth. At times it must have seemed like the end of the world was truly at hand. And yet, as John Aberth reveals in this lively work, a firm belief in the ways of providence and the first stirrings of greater political freedom allowed communities to endure. Far from conventional notions of the "waning" of the Middle Ages, John Aberth reveals here a world with fears, hopes, and passions that we recognize as our own. More ...
Jazz on the Road
Christopher Wilkinson uncovers a fascinating and unexplored side of American musical and social history in this richly detailed account of Don Albert's musical career and the multicultural forces that influenced it. Albert was born Albert Dominque in New Orleans in 1908. Wilkinson discusses his musical education in the Creole community of New Orleans and the fusion of New Orleans jazz and the Texas blues styles in the later 1920s during his tenure with Troy Floyd's Orchestra of Gold. He documents the founding of Albert's own band in San Antonio, its tours through twenty-four states during the 1930s, its recordings, and its significant reputation within the African American community. In addition to providing a vivid account of life on the road and imparting new insight into the daily existence of working musicians, this book illustrates how the fundamental issue of race influenced Albert's life, as well as the music of the era. More ...
Why God? Overcoming Obstacles to Faith
We are born. Stuff happens. We die. Most of us, most of the time, sense that there is more to life than just that. We sense that life has meaning and purpose. In surveys, more than 90 percent of Americans say they believe in God, and over half say they pray every day. So we usually have some spiritual response to life. This book is written to help you enrich your own spiritual response. Even if you are not interested in spiritual development, you can read this book for its critical examination of conventional wisdom about religion. More ...
From Word to Image: Storyboarding and the Filmmaking Process
The definitive “how-to” book on the art of storyboarding, for anyone creatively engaged in film production. Lucidly presented in a step-by-step fashion and aided by an abundance of illustrations, it details how to translate stories into visual images. The author, a filmmaker and educator, is the founder and owner of Filmboards, which has leading film studios and television networks among its clients. More ...
Plays by Anton Chekhov
The American playwright’s English adaptations of three classical Chekhov works: The Wood Demon, The Seagull and Three Sisters. See also his adaptation of Pirandello’s Enrico IV and his English version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie (Broadway Play Publishing, 2001, 2003). More ...
Sources, Meaning, and Influences of Coleridge's Kubla Khan: Xanadu Re-Routed, A Study in the Ways of Romantic Variety
Robert F. Fleissner '53 is the author of Sources, Meaning, and Influences of Coleridge's Kubla Khan: Xanadu Re-Routed, A Study in the Ways of Romantic Variety, a detailed investigative approach to what has been called "the world's most documented short poem," and certainly one of the most enigmatic. Fleissner, a longtime faculty member of Central State University in Ohio, "brings together the extensive scholarship written in the past seventy years to illuminate the literary, biographical and historial contexts that may have influenced Coleridge's composition." More ...
Managing the Planet: The Politics of the New Millennium
Norman Moss '50 is the author of Managing the Planet: The Politics of the New Millennium. An enlightening history of international environmental politics, combined with a discussion of major issues confronting our planet, now and in the future, by a journalist, broadcaster, and writer long resident in his native Britain. More ...
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