Colored Amazons

Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910

Author: Kali N. Gross

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822337997

Category: History

Page: 260

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For the state, black female crime and its representations effectively galvanized and justified a host of urban reform initiatives that reaffirmed white, middle-class authority."--Jacket.
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Talk with You Like a Woman

African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Author: Cheryl D. Hicks

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807834246

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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With this book, Cheryl Hicks brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early twentieth-century New York. Hicks compares the ideals of racial upl
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Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso

A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

Author: Kali Nicole Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190860014

Category: History

Page: 232

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Shortly after a dismembered torso was discovered by a pond outside Philadelphia in 1887, investigators homed in on two suspects: Hannah Mary Tabbs, a married, working-class, black woman, and George Wilson, a former neighbor whom Tabbs implicated after her arrest. As details surrounding the shocking case emerged, both the crime and ensuing trial--which spanned several months--were featured in the national press. The trial brought otherwise taboo subjects such as illicit sex, adultery, and domestic violence in the black community to public attention. At the same time, the mixed race of the victim and one of his assailants exacerbated anxieties over the purity of whiteness in the post-Reconstruction era. In Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso, historian Kali Nicole Gross uses detectives' notes, trial and prison records, local newspapers, and other archival documents to reconstruct this ghastly whodunit crime in all its scandalous detail. In doing so, she gives the crime context by analyzing it against broader evidence of police treatment of black suspects and violence within the black community. A fascinating work of historical recreation, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso is sure to captivate anyone interested in true crime, adulterous love triangles gone wrong, and the racially volatile world of post-Reconstruction Philadelphia.
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Health in the City

Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women’s Health in New York City, 1915–1930

Author: Tanya Hart

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479873063

Category: History

Page: 336

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Shortly after the dawn of the twentieth century, the New York City Department of Health decided to address what it perceived as the racial nature of health. It delivered heavily racialized care in different neighborhoods throughout the city: syphillis treatment among African Americans, tuberculosis for Italian Americans, and so on. It was a challenging and ambitious program, dangerous for the providers, and troublingly reductive for the patients. Nevertheless, poor and working-class African American, British West Indian, and Southern Italian women all received some of the nation’s best health care during this period. Health in the City challenges traditional ideas of early twentieth-century urban black health care by showing a program that was simultaneously racialized and cutting-edge. It reveals that even the most well-meaning public health programs may inadvertently reinforce perceptions of inferiority that they were created to fix.
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All about the parrots

Author: Arthur Freud

Publisher: Howell Books


Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 4164

Various types of parrots, macaws, cockatoos, conures, cockatiels, budgies, and mynah birds are depicted, with notes on their care, feeding, and training
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Love of Freedom

Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England

Author: Catherine Adams,Elizabeth H. Pleck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779833

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 9477

They baked New England's Thanksgiving pies, preached their faith to crowds of worshippers, spied for the patriots during the Revolution, wrote that human bondage was a sin, and demanded reparations for slavery. Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions. Hidden behind the banner of achieving freedom was the assumption that freedom meant affirming black manhood The struggle for freedom in New England was different for men than for women. Black men in colonial and revolutionary New England were struggling for freedom from slavery and for the right to patriarchal control of their own families. Women had more complicated desires, seeking protection and support in a male headed household while also wanting personal liberty. Eventually women who were former slaves began to fight for dignity and respect for womanhood and access to schooling for black children.
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The Morcai Battalion: The Recruit

Author: Diana Palmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460343395

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2991

Diana Palmer's second installment in her thrilling space epic is a vast panorama of far-flung civilizations, interplanetary conflict and galaxy-spanning passion… THE MORCAI BATTALION: THE RECRUIT A prophecy foretold: Three years after the unprovoked attack on a peaceful colony, the war between the Rojok dynasty and the Tri-Galaxy Fleet rages on. Born of that war is the Morcai Battalion, a fleet comprised of Centaurians and humans—the first collaboration of its kind and a step toward an intergalactic alliance. But the fragile union is tested as their courageous commander in chief, Dtimun, is faced with the temptation of the forbidden—and human—Dr. Madeline Ruszel. A combat surgeon, Ruszel is aware of the danger of inciting a Centaurian's interest, even if he is the most intriguing of men. Besides putting their mission at risk, personal relations between their kinds are still outlawed. But a prophecy that touches on both their lives and the future of all alien nations hints that a greater unity may be theirs for the taking…if they, and their crew, survive in the battle for peace.
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The River of the Amazons

Its Discovery and Early Exploration, 1500-1743

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Amazon River

Page: 140

View: 6075

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how to take care of them and understand them

Author: Annette Wolter

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

ISBN: 9780812048230

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 9852

Complete advice on parrot care of all popular varieties in natural habitats and in pet owners' environs.
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Parrots Exclusively

Author: Karl Plath

Publisher: N.A


Category: Parrots

Page: 54

View: 8831

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Hello Birdie!

Tale of a Classroom Pet Based on a True Story

Author: Denise Abda Nahal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466968222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 8975

As the children arrive on the first day of a new school year, Rubric, a bright green Amazon Parrot, is ready to greet them. With his cheery and fun loving ways, the little bird teaches the children the importance of friendship, how to make friends and how to be a good friend!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Parrots and Related Birds

Author: Henry Bates,Robert L. Busenbark,Robert I. Busenbark

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated


Category: Pets

Page: 543

View: 2137

Provides a basic introduction to the parrot family, discussing care, health, feeding, housing, and more for parrots, cockatoos, cockatiels, macaws, parakeets, love birds, and other associated birds
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The Birds of Costa Rica

Distribution and Ecology

Author: Paul Slud

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 430

View: 7544

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Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 6411

Comprises articles on geology, paleontology, mammalogy, ornithology, entomology and anthropology
Posted in Natural history

This is the parrot

Author: Karl Plath,Malcolm Davis

Publisher: TFH Publications


Category: Pets

Page: 189

View: 3451

Posted in Pets

Annual Report

Author: Pennsylvania. Department of Agriculture

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 1301

Posted in Agriculture

The Amazon

Land without History

Author: Euclides da Cunha

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199938954

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 870

In the eight pieces that make up Land Without History, first published in Portuguese in 1909, Euclides da Cunha offers a rare look into twentieth century Amazonia, and the consolidation of South American nation states. Mixing scientific jargon and poetic language, the essays in Land Without History provide breathtaking descriptions of the Amazonian rivers and the ever-changing nature that surrounds them. Brilliantly translated by Ronald Sousa, Land Without History offers a view of the ever changing ecology of the Amazon, and a compelling testimony to the Brazilian colonial enterprise, and its imperialist tendencies with regard to neighboring nation-states.
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