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Angus Or Forfarshire

Author : Alex Johnston Warden
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Genre : Angus (Scotland)
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Global Intersectionality And Contemporary Human Rights

Author : Johanna Bond
ISBN : 9780192639547
Genre : Law
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Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights argues for an expansive definition of human rights, one that encompasses the harm caused by multiple, intersecting forms of subordination. Intersectionality theory posits that aspects of identity, such as race and gender, are mutually constitutive and intersect to create unique experiences of discrimination and subordination. Perpetrators of sexual violence in armed conflict, of example, often target women based on both gender and ethnicity. Human rights remedies that fail to capture the intersectional nature of human rights violations do not offer comprehensive redress to victims. This title explores the influence of intersectionality theory on human rights in the modern era and traces the evolution of intersectionality as a theoretical framework in the United States and around the world. It draws upon feminist theory and human rights jurisprudence to argue that scholars and activists have under-utilized intersectionality theory in the global discourse of human rights. As the central intergovernmental organization charged with the protection of human rights, the United Nations has been slow to embrace the insights gained from intersectionality theory. This work argues that the United Nations and other human rights organizations must more actively embrace intersectionality as an analytical framework in order to fully address the complexity of human rights violations around the world.


Author : Vincent Lemire
ISBN : 9780520971523
Genre : History
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An expansive history of Jerusalem as a cultural crossroads, and a fresh look at the urban development of one of the world's most mythologized cities. Jerusalem is often seen as an eternal battlefield in the "clash of civilizations" and in endless, inevitable wars of religion. But if we abandon this limiting image when reviewing the entirety of its concrete urban history—from its beginnings to today—we discover a global city at the world's crossroads. Jerusalem is the common cradle of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, whose long and intertwined pasts include as much exchange and reciprocal influence as conflict and confrontation. This synthetic account is the first to make available to the general public Jerusalem's whole history, informed by the latest archaeological finds, unexplored archives, and ongoing research and offering a completely renewed understanding of the city's past and geography. This book is an indispensable guide to understanding why the world converges on Jerusalem.

The Student S Manual Of Natural Philosophy

Author : Charles Tomlinson
ISBN : BL:A0020336386
Genre : Physics
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Giant In The Shadows

Author : Jason Emerson
ISBN : 9780809390717
Genre : History
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Although he was Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s oldest and last surviving son, the details of Robert T. Lincoln’s life are misunderstood by some and unknown to many others. Nearly half a century after the last biography about Abraham Lincoln’s son was published, historian and author Jason Emerson illuminates the life of this remarkable man and his achievements in Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln. Emerson, after nearly ten years of research, draws upon previously unavailable materials to offer the first truly definitive biography of the famous lawyer, businessman, and statesman who, much more than merely the son of America’s most famous president, made his own indelible mark on one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in United States history. Born in a boardinghouse but passing his last days at ease on a lavish country estate, Robert Lincoln played many roles during his lifetime. As a president’s son, a Union soldier, an ambassador to Great Britain, and a U.S. secretary of war, Lincoln was indisputably a titan of his age. Much like his father, he became one of the nation’s most respected and influential men, building a successful law practice in the city of Chicago, serving shrewdly as president of the Pullman Car Company, and at one time even being considered as a candidate for the U.S. presidency. Along the way he bore witness to some of the most dramatic moments in America’s history, including Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; the advent of the railroad, telephone, electrical, and automobile industries; the circumstances surrounding the assassinations of three presidents of the United States; and the momentous presidential election of 1912. Giant in the Shadows also reveals Robert T. Lincoln’s complex relationships with his famous parents and includes previously unpublished insights into their personalities. Emerson reveals new details about Robert’s role as his father’s confidant during the brutal years of the Civil War and his reaction to his father’s murder; his prosecution of the thieves who attempted to steal his father’s body in 1876 and the extraordinary measures he took to ensure it would never happen again; as well as details about the painful decision to have his mother committed to a mental facility. In addition Emerson explores the relationship between Robert and his children, and exposes the actual story of his stewardship of the Lincoln legacy—including what he and his wife really destroyed and what was preserved. Emerson also delves into the true reason Robert is not buried in the Lincoln tomb in Springfield but instead was interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Meticulously researched, full of never-before-seen photographs and new insight into historical events, Giant in the Shadows is the missing chapter of the Lincoln family story. Emerson’s riveting work is more than simply a biography; it is a tale of American achievement in the Gilded Age and the endurance of the Lincoln legacy. Univeristy Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools 2013 edition Book of the Year by the Illinois State historical Society, 2013

Under Pallor Under Shadow

Author : Bill Felber
ISBN : 9780803235250
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A real-time account of the tumultuous 1920 baseball season, focusing on the dramatic last half.

Astronomical Register

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The Shadow Man

Author : John Lutz
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The Complete Book Of Chakra Healing

Author : Cyndi Dale
ISBN : 9780738715025
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Cyndi Dale's New Chakra Healing established a new standard for healers, intuitives, and energy workers worldwide. It expanded the seven-chakra system to thirty-two, including twenty spiritual points serving as catalysts for dynamic change. This comprehensive expanded edition of her classic guide, with more than 150 pages of new information, features an abundance of original material and illustrations: —A new introduction with true stories from Cyndi Dale's healing practice —Illustrations of the energetic nature of diseases, so they can be better understood and addressed —Detailed descriptions of energetic bodies and fields found nowhere else, such as the energy egg, zones of existence, a three-part kundalini system, and dozens of others —A wealth of information on healing the earth as you heal yourself The Complete Book of Chakra Healing will help you integrate the powerful forces of your energy body into your everyday life for better health, increased happiness and creativity, and a stronger awareness of your life's true purpose.

Bringing Light To Shadow

Author : Pamela Dennison
ISBN : 9781929242177
Genre : Pets
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"A fearful, human-aggressive dog. A trainer who wouldn't give up. Positive, no-force training methods. Will this be enough to save Shadow from death row? The gods that protect fools, optimists, and little children must have known what they were doing when they brought together this dog and this owner. Shadow was a handsome, fearful, aggressive, one-year-old, second-hand Border Collie. He lashed out at people without warning and avoided human touch. Pam Dennison was a professional dog trainer with 12 years experience and a half dozen successful dog adoptions behind her when she met Shadow. When Pam found Shadow at a Border Collie rescue site on the Internet she was just looking to round out her canine family. Like a date she decided to meet Shadow just to see and because she couldn't think of any reason not to take him home, he became hers. He also became her problem! Follow their 18-month journey from the early, dark days of fear and frustration to the daylight of confide"--Publisher's description.

Spiralchain Shadowbender

Author : Jeremiah L. Schwennen
ISBN : 9781365600364
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What happens when everything you believe about your Purpose comes apart at the seams? Steven Mollison has been many things-he's been a student, a soldier, a police officer, and even a mystical shaper of shadows. But with the door between worlds slammed shut in his face, he and all of the other Children of the Line must consider the possibility that their future is not the grand adventure that was prophesied. After months of living mundane lives back home, the glimmering possibility emerges of a way back once more into the Spiral of Worlds. But what perils await along this new road, and what discoveries lurk in the shadows that will test Steven and his friends? When all the forces of destiny have been turned aside, what choices will be made by these young people as the darkness of the Rot closes its grip on the eight worlds? The battle to turn back the Foreverot begins here, and Steven stands at its center.

Standing In The Shadows Of Street Legends

Author : Vernon Lucas
ISBN : 9781462824908
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I have heard it said that we all shall pay for the sins of the father. Someone once told me that when the next generation has it rough, its because they are reaping what the generation before them has sowed. This is what Creole people would call Blood Magic in the Basement (or so Ive been told). I am Vernon Lucas II and my father was a kingpin in the heroin drug trade. I cant say that my adult life has been easy, but at least as a child I never really wanted for anything. Ive been told that since my family has helped to poison many people in America with illegal drugs, that I was cursed to suffer in my adult life for their sins. I almost believed that for a time. I felt very restless in my adult life and very few goals that I set for myself ever worked out for me. I felt ashamed and even embarrassed by my family, until I began to research the reasons why they did what they did in the first place. My father and his brothers came from very humble beginnings. His mother, my Grandmother was a field hand/housewife and her husband, my Grandfather was a share cropper as well as a bootlegger. They lived, loved and struggled in the segregated south of the early 1900s. There have been rumors about how mean my Grandfather was, but by the time I had to live with him he was much kinder and gentler. My Fathers brother, Frank Lucas was at least 20 years older than he was, so it was natural for him to look up to my Uncle Frank as not only an older brother but also as somewhat of a Father figure. Frank left home at a very early age to make his own way in life and turned to a life of crime out of necessity. He became one of the best at what he did. It was just a matter of time before my father eventually followed in his footsteps. I am by no means condoning what they did in the 60s & 70s I just want to let it be known that they were not Harvard Educated, to say the least and they felt that they didnt have much choice in what they did. To follow their American dream, they sold narcotics and cut out the middle man in doing so. This allowed them to sell it very pure and inexpensive. Needless to say, it pissed a lot of people off. Once they made their fortune, they invested within their community, gave an economic boost to many minorities across America, as well as paying back taxes and saving the homes of certain celebrities. These were only some of the positive things that they accomplished. The real story is that of the Country Boys. Even though there wouldnt be any Country Boys without the help of my Uncle Frank. The Country Boys and Frank Lucas were 2 completely separate entities. It took the help of the Country boys to expand Frank Lucas empire and even though it started out with number running and narcotics, it eventually became so much more. My father, Vernon (Shorty) Lucas Sr. helped run the Country Boys and with the help of his brothers he was able to pull his family and everyone he knew out of obscurity and poverty. Frank wasnt very proud of what he felt he had to do to make a living so he lied to his mother and told her that he was a business man. When he brought her up north from North Carolina he Lived in New York and set his Parents and most of his siblings up in Northern New Jersey. This autobiographical tale gives firsthand insight on what it was actually like growing up in such a household. I have decided to share at least the first 30 years of my life to show exactly what I personally went through as the son of an American Gangster. It has been an emotional roller coaster for me and I cannot determine which came first; the chicken or the egg. Meaning: Was my lifes emotional instability inherited, or was it caused by the way I had to live? You be the judge. I am hoping this autobiography serves some as a manual as well as entertainment through self education. So in synopsis, what Im trying to convey is that the Lucas family is so much more than this gangster image

Adobe Photoshop 3 Filters And Effects

Author : Gary David Bouton
ISBN : UOM:39015036950890
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With close to 50 built-in Photoshop filters and many popular third-party filters to choose from, creating special effects can be a confusing task. This guide book aims to help professional graphic artists master the intermediate and advanced features of Photoshop 3.

Flowering In The Shadows

Author : Marsha Smith Weidner
ISBN : 0824811496
Genre : Art
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For well over a thousand years Chinese and Japanese women created, commissioned, collected and used paintings, yet until recently this fact has scarcely been acknowledged in the study of East Asian art by Westerners.

Kings Currency And Alliances

Author : Mark Alistair Sinclair Blackburn
ISBN : 0851155987
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The ninth century was a period of upheaval in England, as the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex vied for supremacy, and East Anglia and Kent sought to regain their independence, with the arrival of the Vikings introducing a further element of unrest. This interdisciplinary collection of papers by historians, numismatists and philologists considers fundamental aspects of the period's political and economic history. Alliances and treaties are a central theme, political and monetary. A radical reassesment of events in London in the later ninth century is presented, prompted by a detailed examination of the numismatic evidence marshalled here along with the written sources; it is argued that the Vikings were not in control of the city prior to Alfred's reoccupation' in AD 886. The volume includes an illustrated corpus of the coinage of Berhtwulf and another for the middle years of Alfred's reign; moneyers are identified as witnesses to charters, and the forms of their names are analysed according to the Old English dialects they represent. A listing of some 500 single coin-finds forms the basis for a discussion of the nature and extent of monetary use in ninth-century England.Dr MARK BLACKBURN is Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; DAVID DUMVILLE is Professor of Palaeography and Cultural History in the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Girton College. Contributors: SIMON KEYNES, THOMAS CHARLES-EDWARDS, JAMES BOOTH, MARK BLACKBURN, LORD STEWARTBY, PAUL BIBIRE, D.M. METCALF, MICHAEL BONSER

In The Shadows Of The Appalachians

Author : Cowboy Loop
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It was first in my thoughts for these writings to be viewed by my children and grand children. But I was compelled to set my memories, experiences, thoughts, hopes, and dreams for all youth of todays fast world. If you were raised in rural back woods, do not forget the beauty of the landscape and all living things that mother nature has blessed upon you. If you were raised in or near the city, make yourself a promise to visit rural America. Climb our mountains, explore our fields and streams, smell the vegetation, study our wildlife and you will become complete. When you think you are at the end of your rope, look to yourself for strength and guidance. You may be the wisest counselor you know.

Forgotten Living In The Shadows Of Domestic Violence

Author : Tiffany Mensah
ISBN : 9780578621999
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We see the abuse. We hear the cries and screams. We're on the run with the victim. And although we never volunteered to play, we're often dealt a bad hand in the game. We're overlooked and mislabeled, and we suffer in silence. We cry ourselves to sleep and have nightmares about the flashbacks. As adults, we self-medicate to ease the pains of our troubled pasts. We are the children in domestic violence homes. We are the Forgotten. Millions of children worldwide are exposed to domestic violence every year, and over forty million adults grew up in homes plagued by the epidemic. Tiffany Mensah is one of the statistics and brings to life a real and raw perspective of the effects of growing up in a violent home. Though successful in academia and her career, Tiffany's childhood trauma was bleeding into her promising future. As she tried and failed to suppress the memories and refused to address the trauma, she was met with dead ends, further wounding her spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. But the cards she was dealt didn't take her out of the game. Tiffany's healing and spiritual journey from the storms of her past to the restorative calm of her present propelled her into her life's purpose—to let you know that you aren't Forgotten.

Voices Of South Asia

Author : Patrick Peebles
ISBN : 9781317452478
Genre : Business & Economics
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An ideal supplement for any course treating the history or culture of South Asia, this collection offers a cross-section of South Asia's ancient and modern classics of thought and expression. It includes a unique mix of poetry, novels, drama, and political and philosophical treatises, each accompanied by a detailed introductory essay on the specific historical context, the author, and the work.

The Last Century In The History Of Judah

Author : Filip Čapek
ISBN : 9780884144007
Genre : Religion
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An incomparable interdisciplinary study of the history of Judah Experts from a variety of disciplines examine the history of Judah during the seventh century BCE, the last century of the kingdom’s existence. This important era is well defined historically and archaeologically beginning with the destruction layers left behind by Sennacherib’s Assyrian campaign (701 BCE) and ending with levels of destruction resulting from Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian campaign (588-586 BCE). Eleven essays develop the current ongoing discussion about Judah during this period and extend the debate to include further important insights in the fields of archaeology, history, cult, and the interpretation of Old Testament texts. Features A new chronological frame for the Iron Age IIB-IIC Close examinations of archaeology, texts, and traditions related to the reigns of Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah An evaluation of the religious, cultic, and political landscape /UL

Tyrant Wants Matrilocal Marriage

Author : Mi YuLun
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It was rumored that the Yun family's second young miss had attempted to assassinate the emperor many times in the dark of the night. The dragon robe was full of holes. It was rumored that An Yu had offended the second young lady, and more than 30 palace maids were executed one by one by the emperor of Wen Zhi. The fire raged for three consecutive days without extinguishing. Chief Eunuch Zhang said, "Your majesty, the second young miss is planning to assassinate you again today." The emperor said, "Very good, we can meet again today." Manager Zhang said, "Your majesty, the second lady was beaten up by General Yun. General Yun is still kneeling outside in the rain, begging for your life, Your Majesty." The Emperor said, "Bring the Imperial Advisor over here. Let the rain fall harder." She was once a fearful general who had done great deeds but was framed as a member of the Nine Nations. Returning with another face, he began his path to revenge. Who would have thought that the Emperor, who was known to be aloof and brutal, would come after her again? He asked, "I've killed her for you, why are you crying?" She raised her eyebrows and with an extremely cold expression, she lightly said: "Chenqie is extremely sad for being so happy, is that not okay?"

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