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Henry Alsberg

Henry Alsberg Author Susan Rubenstein DeMasi
ISBN-10 9780786495351
Release 2016-06-20
Pages 296
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"Largely forgotten today, Henry Alsberg is the kind of hero we need to celebrate and the kind of man we need to emulate. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi has brought him back to life for us with her well-crafted biography of this literary savant who doubled as a human rights champion. Flawed and fascinating, Alsberg has met in DeMasi the perfect chronicler of his remarkable journey."--William F. Schulz, President, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and former Executive Director of Amnesty International USA "The early 20th century was a turbulent time of social change, soaring political hopes and disillusion. There was the beginning of the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and other social justice movements. And there was a man who worked with them all: Henry Alsberg. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi has resurrected Alsberg, entertainingly told his story, and through him, the story of anti–Semitic pogroms, the aspirations and betrayals of Communism, the persecution of dissent in America, and the first organized effort to help political prisoners. I never knew about Henry Alsberg, or his role in these issues. Now I do. And so should you."--Ira Glasser, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union, 1978–2001 (retired). During the Great Depression, Henry Alsberg, a journalist with a passion for social justice, directed the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal program of the Works Progress Administration. Under his guidance, thousands of unemployed writers were hired. Despite attacks from the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Project produced more than 1,000 publications from 1935 to 1939, including the still highly acclaimed American Guide series. Some writers, such as Richard Wright, went on to storied careers. Alsberg led the Project's collection of more than 10,000 oral histories from ex-slaves, immigrants and others. Alsberg was also a leader in the struggle to save Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe. Later, he initiated the first major effort to assist international political prisoners. His friends included anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. This book brings Alsberg to light as an important but forgotten figure of the 20th century.

Research Guide to American Literature

Research Guide to American Literature Author Benjamin Franklin
ISBN-10 9781438132426
Release 2010
Pages 265
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The new Research Guide to American Literature is a series of handbooks for students that provides strategies for studying and writing about frequently taught literary topics. Each volume contains dozens of study guides, each of which examines a particular work, author, movement, or theme, providing the necessary background information, suggesting fruitful areas of research, and listing the best secondary sources.

Ellen S Woodward

Ellen S  Woodward Author Martha H. Swain
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033265854
Release 1995
Pages 275
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Ellen S. Woodward (18871971) was touted as Roosevelts second most powerful woman appointee. Among American women only Eleanor Roosevelt and Labor Department Secretary Frances Perkins could claim more elevated roles in the circle of FDRs administration. This long overdue biography of such a remarkable leader traces Woodwards odyssey from the parlors of her Mississippi clubwomen associates to a position as director of womens work relief under three successive New Deal agencies from 1933 to 1938. Swain depicts Woodward in the vital roles she took in alleviating the working womans plight. Particularly rich is Swains account of Woodwards attempts to remain vital in policymaking during the Truman era, when Eleanor Roosevelt was no longer the central figure of the womens coterie. Without minimizing the limitations of the programs under Woodwards aegis, Swain gives ample attention to the operation and internal dynamics of her ambitious projects. Though some of Woodwards projec

The Homeric Hymn to Hermes

The Homeric Hymn to Hermes Author Julia Haig Gaisser
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106005582272
Release 1983
Pages 35
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The Homeric Hymn to Hermes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Homeric Hymn to Hermes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Homeric Hymn to Hermes book for free.

How You Can Talk with God Greek

How You Can Talk with God   Greek Author Paramahansa Yogananda
ISBN-10 0876125798
Release 2014-07-23
Pages 54
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In this classic spiritual guide, Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, dispels the myth that God is beyond our reach. He points out that it is not only possible to talk with God but to receive definite responses to our prayers. Defining the Lord as both the transcendent, universal Spirit and the intimately personal Father, Mother, Friend, and Lover of all, he helps us to realize how close that infinite and all-loving Being is to each one of us. He also explains how we can make our prayers so powerful and persuasive that they will bring a tangible response.

                          Author Κωστης Παλαμας
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064578266
Release 1926
Pages 214
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