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My Father s House

Author : Thomas Dumm
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In My Father's House, the political philosopher Thomas Dumm explores a series of stark and melancholy paintings by the American artist Will Barnet. Responding to the physical and mental decline of his sister Eva, who lived alone in the family home in Beverly, Massachusetts, Barnet began work in 1990 on what became a series of nine paintings depicting Eva and other family members, as they once were and as they figured in the artist's memory. Rendered in Barnet's signature quiet, abstract style, the paintings, each featured in full color, present the ordinary and extraordinary aspects of a twentieth-century American family. Dumm first became acquainted with Barnet and his paintings in 2008. Given his scholarly focus on the lives of ordinary people, he was immediately attracted to the artist's work. When they met, Dumm and Barnet began a friendship and dialogue that lasted until the painter's death in 2012, at the age of 101. This book reflects the many discussions the two had concerning the series of paintings, Barnet's family, his early life in Beverly, and his eighty-year career as a prominent New York artist. Reading the almost gothic paintings in conversation with the writers and thinkers key to both his and Barnet's thinking—Emerson, Spinoza, Dickinson, Benjamin, Cavell, Nietzsche, Melville—Dumm's haunting meditations evoke broader reflections on family, mortality, the uncanny, and the loss that comes with remembrance.

In My Father s House Are Many Mansions

Author : Orville Vernon Burton
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Burton traces the evolution of Edgefield County from the antebellum period through Reconstruction and beyond. From amassed information on every household in this large rural community, he tests the many generalizations about southern black and white families of this period and finds that they were strikingly similar. Wealth, rather than race or class, was the main factor that influenced family structure, and the matriarchal family was but a myth.

In My Father s House

Author : Kwame Anthony Appiah
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The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.

A Forgotten Promise

Author : Sophie Barwick
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An ancient and half forgotten treaty exists between the Immortal Jilliian and the human Nattiine, but why should anyone honour it when the Humans have forgotten the existence of such an agreement? At least that is what Annaramani believes, but when she finds herself offered to the humans as part of the treaty what will she do? And what will happen when she discovers a long standing enemy of both people encamped within the kings mind? Will she stay and protect her two new friends or will she run to save her own skin?

The Law Journal for the Year 1832 1949

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The Complete Concordance to Shakspere

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The Bill from My Father

Author : Bernard Cooper
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A contemporary account of growing up and coming to terms with a bewildering father. Dour and exuberant by turns, Edward Cooper's moods dictated the always uncertain climate of the household. As the book begins, Bernard and his father are the last remainin

The Prophetic Times

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The Boston Weekly Magazine

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The Complete Concordance to Shakspere

Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
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The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare

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The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare

Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
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The Complete Concordance to Shakspere Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet by Mrs Cowden Clarke

Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
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The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

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The Illuminated Magazine

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The Universal chronicle or Weekly gazette

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Memoirs of the Forty five First Years of the Life of James Lackington

Author : James Lackington
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My Father s House

Author : Orhan Kemal
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Launch out into the Deep

Author : Eld.J.W. Aikens
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The Launch Out project is the beginning of the process to get you to look at life in the shallow waters of life and decide if that is where you choose to remain or if you in fact desire a more exciting and fulfilling life now and life eternal as your goal. Launch out into the deep. Its not just for today but for generations to come.

Family Lyceum

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