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Struggles in the Promised Land

Struggles in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jack Salzman,Cornel West
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-03-20
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9780198024927
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Summary : Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollywood has play in the current tensions. The book concludes with personal pieces by Patricia Williams, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Michael Walzer, and Cornel West, who argues that the need to promote Black-Jewish alliances is, above all, a "moral endeavor that exemplifies ways in which the most hated group in European history and the most hated group in U.S. history can coalesce in the name of precious democratic ideals." At a time when accusations come more readily than careful consideration, Struggles in the Promised Land offers a much-needed voice of reason and historical understanding. Distinguished by the caliber of its contributors, the inclusiveness of its focus, and the thoughtfulness of its writing, Salzman and West's book lays the groundwork for future discussions and will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary American culture and race relations.

Struggles in the Promised Land

Struggles in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jack Salzman,Cornel West
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :20??
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:473374589
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War Without End

War Without End
  • Author : Anton La Guardia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-05-23
  • Total pages :436
  • ISBN : 031231633X
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Summary : With an experienced journalist's eye, La Guardia offers a close look at the Israelis as they come to terms with the "post-Zionist" demolition of national myths and the Palestinians as they try to build their own state. 16 illustrations.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Thorkil Ørum
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :261
  • ISBN : OCLC:654265789
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Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown,Nathan McCall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-03
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781451626674
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Summary : Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Jay Parini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :385
  • ISBN : 9780307386182
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Summary : Looks at thirteen literary works that had a profound influence on American history, culture, and character, including "The Federalist Papers," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and "The Souls of Black Folk."

How Far the Promised Land?

How Far the Promised Land?
  • Author : Jonathan Rosenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-05
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780691187297
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Summary : How Far the Promised Land? explores the relationship between overseas developments and the most important reform movement in modern American history, the struggle for racial justice. Interweaving civil rights history, U.S. foreign relations history, and twentieth-century international history, the book contributes to the emerging effort to reconceptualize the study of America's past by locating it in a global context. In examining the link between international developments and the quest for racial justice, Jonathan Rosenberg argues that civil rights leaders were profoundly interested in the world beyond America and incorporated their understanding of overseas matters into their reform program in order to fortify and legitimize the message they presented to their followers, the nation, and the international community. The book considers how a cosmopolitan group of black and white, male and female race reform leaders purposively deployed World War I and the peace settlement, the decolonization struggles in Africa and Asia, the emergence of communism and fascism, World War II, and the Cold War to help realize their domestic aspirations. Rosenberg sets this complex story against the backdrop of America's growing activism on the world stage, a development that would have significant positive implications for the domestic struggle. Central to the work is the notion that race reform leaders were animated by the idea of "color-conscious internationalism," a distinctive outlook that would affect the trajectory and momentum of the civil rights movement.

A Chosen People, a Promised Land

A Chosen People, a Promised Land
  • Author : Hokulani K. Aikau
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9780816674619
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Summary : How Native Hawaiians' experience of Mormonism intersects with their cultural and ethnic identities and traditions

Fortune Seekers in the Promised Land: a Tale of Exploitation and Development In

Fortune Seekers in the Promised Land: a Tale of Exploitation and Development In
  • Author : Stephen Schimpff,David Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-09
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 1539399834
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Summary : West Virginia's Canaan Valley and Blackwater Canyon, being comprised of state parks, national forests, a wildlife refuge and a national wilderness, are a destination to reconnect with nature. Beautiful but it pales to its virgin state. 100 years ago it was a wasteland destroyed by clear-cut logging and aggressive coal mining. Schimpff and Miller detail in words & photographs the region's origin, discovery by speculators, desecration by developers, and on-going recovery.German immigrants discovered Canaan Valley in 1748 proclaiming "Besiehe das Land Kanaan" ("Behold, the land of Canaan"). Having experienced continuing war in their homeland, they were searching for a "new Canaan" and they believed it found. Huge stands of red spruce and hemlock lined the north facing slopes. This was not just another virgin forest. The height and girth of the trees surpassed any others near and far with average trunk diameters of 4 feet and more. It was truly magnificent in its pristine glory. The timber of Canaan Valley was not to be surpassed. An acre of timber would produce up to 100,000 board feet, surpassing by a factor of more than 4 times any area nearby. And under the land lay vast deposits of coal waiting to be extracted.Short-term economic gains enabled by uncontrolled rapidly advancing technologies laid waste to the land and water. By 1920 the Valley was desolate, the result of fortune seekers in the "promised land" clear cutting all the trees leaving a land devoid of vegetation. Great fires and topsoil runoff ensued. Coal mining activities resulted in acid runoff that still pollutes some of the streams. The once "promised land" seemed to hold little promise.Nearly one hundred years has past and the land struggles to recover. Much of Canaan Valley, nearby Blackwater Canyon and Dolly Sods has been acquired by federal and state agencies with intent for it to be forever protected. Enjoyed by many visitors and permanent residents for its recreational and wildlife beneficial attributes it may never fully recover its past grandeur. Will today's fortune seekers learn from the experiences of the past, or are we destined to repeat them in some other manner or form? Only time will tell.

I See the Promised Land

I See the Promised Land
  • Author : A. R. Flowers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-01
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 8192317102
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Summary : 'I See the Promised Land' narrates the life of Martin Luther King. African-American writer and griot, bard and blues singer Arthur Flowers does the telling, while Patua artist Manu Chitrakar adapts King's life to the colour and vivid grammar of his art.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Karel Schoeman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :205
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105037227043
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Summary : At the end of the twentieth century in Black-ruled South Africa, George Neethling returns to the farm he inherited from his mother, encounters impoverished families doomed to perish in their dreams, and struggles to understand his mother's longing for her land.

Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-09-28
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781451626179
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Summary : With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem—the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.

From Persecution to the Promised Land

From Persecution to the Promised Land
  • Author : Pastor M El Masih
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-06
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781973607724
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Summary : This is a story of overcoming struggles to achieve success. It is about a poor boy who lived in a mud home of a small village in a third-world country. His life was in poverty and desperation, but once he put his trust in God, his life was completely changed. When you read this book, your life will be challenged, your faith will be built, and all of your mountains will seem as though nonexistent. You will know that you are capable to do anything in life, if you put your heart into it! This book includes the following: Pastor Masihs biography loving the lost how to stand strong in your faith truth about Islam

My Promised Land

My Promised Land
  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-19
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9780812984644
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal

Harriet and the Promised Land

Harriet and the Promised Land
  • Author : Jacob Lawrence
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-01-01
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 0613014979
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Summary : A brief biography in verse about Harriet Tubman and her dedicated efforts to lead her fellow slaves to freedom.

War Without End

War Without End
  • Author : Anton La Guardia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-06-01
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 0312276699
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Summary : The struggles of the Israelis and Palestinians - with their terrible histories of disaster and redemption - command the obsessive attention of the world. Statesmen tinker with peace plans for the Middle East and generals worry about future wars there. Religious leaders stoke the violent passions of the devout while pilgrims flock to find God and archaeologists dig to find the origins of His revelations. All this goes on under the watchful eye of an army of reporters, observers, diplomatic envoys, and aid workers. Between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, dreams and ideals collide with the reality of violent nationalist struggle, and God's name is invoked in defense of the jealousies of men. With the experienced journalist's eye for irony, anecdote, and telling detail, Anton La Guardia offers an intimate look into the Israelis as they come to terms with the "post-Zionist" demolition of national myths, and the Palestinians as they try to build their own state. A classic in the making, War Without End is the definitive book on Israel and her people.

Blacks and Jews on the Couch

Blacks and Jews on the Couch
  • Author : Alan Helmreich,Paul Marcus
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015045981423
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Summary : The Black-Jewish conflict is constantly taking on new dimensions, and without effective strategies for intervention, a dismal state of relations between the two groups can only be expected to worsen. This contributed volume suggests a psychoanalytic approach to conceptualizing and resolving the complex emotional issues causing the conflict.

Naked in the Promised Land

Naked in the Promised Land
  • Author : Lillian Faderman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-06
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9781448217540
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Summary : This modern classic of LGBT writing includes an introduction from Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and a new afterword from Lillian Faderman. Born in 1940, Lillian Faderman is the only child of an uneducated and unmarried Jewish woman who left Latvia to seek a better life in America. Lillian grew up in poverty, but fantasised about becoming an actress. When her dreams led to the dangerous, seductive world of the sex trade and sham-marriages in Hollywood of the fifties, she realised she was attracted to women, and that show-biz is as cruel as they say. Desperately seeking to make her life meaningful, she studied at Berkeley; paying her way by working as a pin-up model and burlesque dancer, hiding her lesbian affairs from the outside world. At last she became a brilliant student and the woman who becomes a loving partner, a devoted mother, an acclaimed writer and ground-breaking pioneer of gay and lesbian scholarship. Told with wrenching immediacy and great power, Naked in the Promised Land is the story of an exceptional woman and her remarkable, unorthodox life.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Jenny Pearce
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105038014812
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Summary : Jenny Pearce crossed the front line in El Salvador to collect oral histories from the people living under bombardment in Chalatenango, an area controlled by the FMLN guerillas. Promised Land traces how, despite 50 years of systematic and brutal repression, the peasants began to organize themselves. In the face of growing landlessness and misery, they formed a union in the 1970s to fight for cheaper credit, lower rents, and better wages on the plantations. Together with other labour organizations, they created one of the best organized and most combative popular movements in Latin America. When the deepening political crisis led to civil war this provided the foundation for the guerilla army and the civilian administration of the area controlled by it. Here the peasants were able to elect councils, to run health and education programmes and to organize production - for the first time to realize the potential of their lives. Under US tutelage, the Salvadorean army has responded with bombings, and terrifying invasions. Promised Land vividly portrays these events with photographs and the words of people directly involved. It provides the background to understanding current events and where solutions may lie for the people of El Salvador. Promised Land vividly portrays these events with photographs and the words of people directly involved. It provides the background to understanding current events and where solutions may lie for the people of El Salvador.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Martin Fletcher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-04
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781250118844
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Summary : "Martin Fletcher, who headed up NBC TV’s Tel Aviv News Bureau, knows his territory and it shows on every page. Promised Land is a great sweeping epic, reminiscent of Leon Uris’ Exodus; a moving story of triumph and tragedy, new love and historic hate, expertly told by a cast of unforgettable characters. Fletcher’s writing is superb and rises to the level of importance that this story demands and deserves. Historical novels don’t get much better than Promised Land." —Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cuban Affair Promised Land is the sweeping saga of two brothers and the woman they love, a devastating love triangle set against the tumultuous founding of Israel. The story begins when fourteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother Arie and their entire family are sent east to the death camps. Only Arie survives. The brothers reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel while Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother builds Israel, the other protects it. But they also fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. And over the next two decades, as their new homeland faces extraordinary obstacles that could destroy it, the brothers’ intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their new lives apart. Promised Land is at once the gripping tale of a struggling family and an epic about a struggling nation.

All the Boundaries of the Land

All the Boundaries of the Land
  • Author : Nili Wazana
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-05
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781575068688
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Summary : What are the borders of the Promised Land in the Hebrew Bible? What drives and characterizes the descriptions given of them? The starting point for this research lies in the premise that, despite their detailed geographical nature, the biblical texts are not genuinely geographical documents. They are more appropriately to be understood and examined as literary texts composed in the service of an ideological agenda. In order to comprehend properly the idea of the Promised Land presented in the Hebrew Bible—its definitions, dimensions, and significance—we must understand that the descriptions belong to diverse literary genres, were composed according to various literary devices that require decoding, and that reflect a range of perspectives, outlooks, and notions. All the Boundaries of the Land provides engaging fresh perspectives on the variant views of the Promised Land in the interface between literature, history, geography, and ideology. It does not intend to answer the question of how the borders of the land altered throughout the course of history. The reader will find no maps or outlines in this book. The emphasis is on the literary tools that were employed by the biblical authors who described the borders, and the ideological motives that guided them. Erratum: All the Boundaries of the Land: The Promised Land in Biblical Thought in Light of the Ancient Near East was published with the support of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). They funded the translation of the book into English and enabled Nili Wazana to make her research accessible to the wider scientific community. The preface to the book mistakenly fails to mention their contribution, thanking instead the Israel Academy of Science. Future editions will acknowledge the author’s gratitude to the Israel Science Foundation.