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Black Jacks

Author : W. Jeffrey. Bolster
ISBN : 9780674028470
Genre : History
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Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship. Bolster brings an intimate understanding of the sea to this extraordinary chapter in the formation of black America. Because of their unusual mobility, sailors were the eyes and ears to worlds beyond the limited horizon of black communities ashore. Sometimes helping to smuggle slaves to freedom, they were more often a unique conduit for news and information of concern to blacks. But for all its opportunities, life at sea was difficult. Blacks actively contributed to the Atlantic maritime culture shared by all seamen, but were often outsiders within it. Capturing that tension, "Black Jacks" examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together--even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart--but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. Bolster traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors played in helping forge new identities for black people in America. An epic tale of the rise and fall of black seafaring, "Black Jacks" is African Americans' freedom story presented from a fresh perspective.

From Blackjacks To Briefcases

Author : Robert Michael Smith
ISBN : 9780821414651
Genre : History
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From the beginning of the Industrial Age and continuing into the twenty-first century, companies faced with militant workers and organizers have often turned to agencies that specialized in ending strikes and breaking unions. Although their secretive nature has made it difficult to fully explore the history of this industry, From Blackjacks to Briefcases does just that. By digging through subpoenaed documents of strike-bound companies, their mercenaries, and the testimony of executive officers and rank-and-file strikebreakers, Robert Smith examines the inner workings of the antiunion industry. In a clear and lively style, he brings to life the violent armed guards employed on the picket line or in the coal camps; the ruffians who filled the armies marshaled by the “King of the Strikebreakers,” Pearl Bergoff; the labor spies who wrecked countless unions; and, after the Wagner Act, those who manipulated national labor law to serve their clients. In From Blackjacks to Briefcases, Smith follows the history of this ongoing struggle and tells a compelling story that parallels the history of the United States over the last century and a half.

Black Jack Spiel Mit Der Liebe

Author : Julie Kistler
ISBN : 9783733788148
Genre : Fiction
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Wer ist der sexy Fremde, dem die junge Autorin Madison in Texas begegnet? Er sieht aus wie der Geheimagent Black Jack Brogan, Held ihrer erfolgreichen Romane. Und er entführt sie in ein Abenteuer, das bald aufregender und sinnlicher als jedes Glücksspiel ist ...

Blackjacks

Author : Tony Illman
ISBN : 9781543400854
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is based on our lives. It starts very briefly in the United Kingdom and quickly moves to the Eastern Highland of Rhodesia. It moves through our childhood while we’re living in the eastern border areas, Umtali, Sabi Tanganda, and Chipinga. As we pass through our teenage years and become adults, it travels with us to Western Australia and then back to Chipinga. We share the lives of others as the Rhodesian Bush War escalates in what was a quiet and idyllic country town to one of the most dangerous and deadly districts in Rhodesia. Then the books deals with our final move back to Western Australia and our struggle to once again build a life for our children and ourselves. To most people, this may seem to be an unusual life, but to a Rhodesian, it would be considered pretty much the same story as many other families. Although it is our story, there are many stories told by others who have shared our way of life. It is about love, hate, and humor. It is about determination and desperation. It is about life and death and friendship and community spirit. Most of all, I hope it is a monument to those who died or were seriously injured, physically or mentally, black or white. It is also a salute to those incredible farmers, the Rhodesian armed forces, and those who worked in the rural areas during those troubled times. For me personally, writing this book has been a huge emotional journey.

Black Jack

Author : Osamu Tezuka
ISBN : 9781941220993
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Black Jack is a mysterious and charismatic genius surgeon who travels the world performing amazing and impossible medical feats. Through highly trained, he freelances without a license because he distains the medical establishment. This leads to run-ins with the authorities and unscrupulous, sometimes criminal, individuals. Because Black Jack keeps his true motives secret, his ethics are perceived as questionable and he is considered a selfish, uncaring devil.

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No Tears For Black Jack Ketchum

Author : F. Stanley
ISBN : 9780865346826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thomas Edward "Black Jack" Ketchum was executed for an attempt to hold up the C. & S. train between Des Moines and Folsom in the northeastern corner of New Mexico. Ketchum was to be made an example in an effort to prevent further robberies, however his misplaced bravery outshone the more widely known Billy the Kid.

Black Jack

Author : Leon Garfield
ISBN : 0192751948
Genre : Children's stories
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An atmospheric and chilling thriller from one of the most celebrated children's authors, Leon Garfield. Set in 19th century London, it tells the story of Bartholomew Dorking who finds himself inexplicably tied to the murdering villan Black Jack. Black Jack should have hung from the gallows - but now, it seems, he has come back from the dead! A fast - paced, rollercoaster ride of read, and accompanied by energetic black and white line drawings by acclaimed artist Jason Cockcroft, this brilliant, macabre and memorable tale will have children coming back for more.

Black Jack

Author : Osamu Tezuka
ISBN : 9781941220832
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Volume 15 contains fourteen of Black Jack's many worldly adventures... A Life to Live: Black Jack is called in to treat a young flower arrangement master. The talented artisan is suffering from acute porphyria which is impacting her digestive and nervous system. Given her current condition she cannot even stand to be in sunlight; as it often induces fainting spells, hallucinations and seizures. For an artist who focuses on light and life, to not be able to use sunlight to bring life to her art the ikebana master almost believes she has no life to lead. However with every new piece that she creates there is no doubt to her mentors that life itself is worth living. And if she survives she might have a life-changing decision to make about her career. A Star is Born: In a rare chapter where Black Jack does not perform an operation, the good doctor must treat a previous patient's heart and soul. Award-winning actress Igusa Suginami says she owes all her success to the treatment she received from BJ years ago. Since she had her operation she feels she has been blessed by a god of luck and is now ready to embark on the biggest performance of her life...She wants to confess her feelings to Dr. Black Jack. Sadly the doctor does not recognize Igusa the superstar. He says he treated Chika the young singing talent with ambitions of making it big with her skills. Their reunion does not appear to be destined as the next big romance; instead it might end up becoming a tragedy for the ages.

Black Jack

Author : Osamu Tezuka
ISBN : 9781941220795
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Black Jack series is told in short stories. Volume 11 will contain 15 stories, each running approximately 20 pages in length. This eleventh volume includes the following stories: Spasms: Black Jack is ill. After hundreds of operations Black Jack's health and career hangs in the balance. The good doctor has come down with a condition that might force him into retirement and the medical world is now on baited breath as they wait to hear whether Black Jack will ever return to the operating table again. The Only Means of Living: While in Paris Black Jack is witness to a horrible jet accident. A passenger jet burst aflame upon landing at Paris' Orly International Airport and the doctor is called to the scene to treat the wife of a passenger he was to meet. The Dog Whispers: Young love meets a tragic ending, when a young woman while rushing on her way to work is struck dead by a commuter train. Her boyfriend Tadaaki is so distraught by the thought of being left alone he wishes he could only hear his darling Sayori's voice once again.

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