At the Dark End of the Street Book PDF

At the Dark End of the Street

  • Author : Danielle L. McGuire
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780307594471

At the Dark End of the Street Book Description :

Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against Black women by white men. "An important step to finally facing the terrible legacies of race and gender in this country.” —The Washington Post Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against Black women and added fire to the growing call for change.

Catwoman  the Dark End of the Street Book PDF

Catwoman the Dark End of the Street

  • Author : Ed Brubaker
  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 1563899086

Catwoman the Dark End of the Street Book Description :

Written by Ed Brubaker; Art by Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred For years, Selina Kyle has prowled the skyline of Gotham City as its most famous thief, Catwoman. But when word spreads of Catwoman's demise, Selina decides to leave the costumed world behind and continue her trade cloaked in the shadows. Unable to enjoy her newfound anonymity for too long though, Selina decides that she must return to her infamous persona. Donning a new costume and attitude, Catwoman returns to the streets and sets her sights on the serial killer that has been preying upon the streetwalkers she calls friends.

The Dark End of the Street Book PDF

The Dark End of the Street

  • Author : Jonathan Santlofer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09-06
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781408808160

The Dark End of the Street Book Description :

'When we asked this amazing line-up of authors to write their heart out on the twin subjects of sex and crime, they jumped at the idea, and they're at the top of their games.' A strong, aggravated man fingers the knife in his pocket while considering a pretty woman at the bar. But what becomes of his prey when they move to the bedroom? Elsewhere, a man discovers he visits the same hair salon as the victim of a gruesome murder. And a modern-day Don Juan has a hobby of marrying vulnerable women, getting access to their bank accounts, and then robbing them blind. A glittering line-up of our best writers (including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Val McDermid, Edmund White and Patrick McCabe) weave fresh and memorable stories from a pair of classic themes: sex and crime. This tantalising collection abounds in dark-haired vixens and crimes of passion. Some stories are brooding, others twisted; some offer righteous satisfaction while others linger long in the mind. This innovative, exciting and intriguing book is a rare treat for fans of great fiction, whether it's high literature, good old-fashioned suspense, or anything in between.

The Dark End of the Street Book PDF

The Dark End of the Street

  • Author : Maria Damon
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 0816619875

The Dark End of the Street Book Description :

In "The Dark End of the Street", Maria Damon brings a new sensitivity to modern poetic criticism. She adds an important dimension to cultural theory, revealing the struggles of American poets as they address important questions about art, social life, and the oppression they encounter. Taking as her premise that the intensity of poetic language is an appropriate venue for representing the "dark end of the street" of social pain, Damon foregrounds the work and lives of a number of modern American poets in order to argue that the American avant-garde is located in the experimental literary works of social "outsiders." Unlike most literary studies on poetry and poetics, "The Dark End of the Street" examines an unusually wide range of poets and poetic activities. Damon explores avant-garde poetry as writing that pushes at the limits of experience as well as at the limits of conventional form. She argues that the marginalized and oppressed, ostensibly the most expendable members of American society, have produced its truly vanguard literature. Damon brings a sense of social context to a field long dominated by purely formalist criticism, ultimately revealing how time, place, and circumstance affect the creation, distribution, and reception of modern poetry. This book is intended for contemporary American poetry, cultural studies, and American studies.

Dark End of Dream Street Book PDF

Dark End of Dream Street

  • Author : Lesley Choyce
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0887802966

Dark End of Dream Street Book Description :

Tara's got it made - good grades, cool parent's, a weekend job, and a boyfriend, Ron. Then there's her friend Janet who lives on the street when she can't get on with her parents. Along with other street kids, Janet panhandles for money and spends nights at an abandonned building called Hell's Hotel. Ron wants the world to know that it's adults who force the kids on to the streets - parents, teachers, police - and he asks Tara to help him publish his opinions in his alternative newspaper, The Rage. As Ron confronts authority, Tara begins to question his motives. Then, quite suddenly, many of the pieces of her perfect life start to crumble, including her stable, happy home. Her grades slip, her friends desert her and her mother leaves town. Where will Tara turn for help.

Horizons Book PDF


  • Author : Franklin V. McQueen
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2000-11-01
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781588201348

Horizons Book Description :

A chef salad of poetry and musicless lyrics, drawing inspiration from travel, the world's faiths, and influences from metal to grunge to Leonard Cohen, from slam to Dickinson to Scripture.

Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook  Love Songs Book PDF

Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook Love Songs

  • Author : Wise Publications
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-05-26
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781783231843

Big Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook Love Songs Book Description :

An intimate and romantic selection of over 100 love songs, all arranged for guitar and voice. From Roxy Music's touchingly simple Jealous Guy and the silky Jazz of Patsy Cline's Crazy to the ballads of David Gray, Macy Gray and Daniel Bedingfield, you will find that perfect love song in this special collection. All songs have been presented with full lyrics and a simple yet comprehensive guitar chord guide.

The Little Black Book of Great Songs for Ukulele Book PDF

The Little Black Book of Great Songs for Ukulele

  • Author : Adrian Hopkins
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781783230150

The Little Black Book of Great Songs for Ukulele Book Description :

The Little Black Songbook returns with more Great Songs For Ukulele - A huge selection of songs from the biggest names in pop and rock, each with complete lyrics and chords. This handy songbook is perfect for any aspiring ukulele strummer, ideal for group singalongs, a spot of busking or simply to expand your ukulele repertoire in an easy to learn way. This little book includes: - 5 Years Time [Noah & The Whale] - All Along The Watchtower [Jimi Hendrix] - Angels [Robbie Williams] - Every Breath You Take [The Police] - Free Bird [Lynyrd Skynyrd] - Golden Brown [The Stranglers] - Here, There And Everywhere [The Beatles] - Homeward Bound [Simon & Garfunkel] - I Walk The Line [Johnny Cash] - I'm Yours [Jason Mraz] - Maggie May [Rod Stewart] - Oh, Pretty Woman [Roy Orbison] - Poker Face [Lady Gaga] - Price Tag [Jessie J] - Rolling In The Deep [Adele] - Sloop John B [The Beach Boys] - Starman [David Bowie] - Stuck In The Middle With You [Stealers Wheel] - Suzanne [Leonard Cohen] - That's Entertainment [The Jam] - Waiting In Vain [Bob Marley] - What's Up [4 Non Blondes] - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? [Nirvana] - Why Does It Always Rain On Me? [Travis] - Wuthering Heights [Kate Bush] - Yellow [Coldplay] And many, many more!

The Great Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook Book PDF

The Great Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook

  • Author : Wise Publications
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 1986-12-01
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780857128997

The Great Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook Book Description :

One of the greatest collections of acoustic guitar songs, all in one book! The Great Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook contains over 100 classic favourites, all authentically arranged for Guitar with full lyrics and chord boxes! As well as offering superb value for money, this is an absolute must-have for any working or busking guitarist's collection.

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook  The Seventies Book PDF

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook The Seventies

  • Author : Wise Publications
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 2002-04-22
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781783231645

The Big Guitar Chord Songbook The Seventies Book Description :

Now you can sing and play all your favourite hits from the seventies. All the songs have been arranged in the original keys from the actual hit recordings. Complete with full lyrics, guitar chord boxes and playing guide.

The Little Black Songbook of More Acoustic Hits Book PDF

The Little Black Songbook of More Acoustic Hits

  • Author : Wise Publications
  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-04-18
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781783230303

The Little Black Songbook of More Acoustic Hits Book Description :

A pocket-sized collection of songs from the biggest names in pop! Presented in chord songbook format, with complete lyrics and guitar chords. Complete lyrics and chords to over 100 classics!

Lit Up Inside Book PDF

Lit Up Inside

  • Author : Van Morrison
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780571316212

Lit Up Inside Book Description :

Lit Up Inside contains the lyrics of about one third of the songs that Van Morrison has written over his 50 year career. In this representative selection from the work of one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the last century, the reader will find examples of all the features of the world that Van has created through his work: the back streets and mystic avenues; memories of childhood wonder and of adult work; the chime of church bells and the playing of the radio; the generous naming of other artists and the joy of solitude; love and sharp dealing; consolation and grace.

Intimate Justice Book PDF

Intimate Justice

  • Author : Shatema Threadcraft
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780190632076

Intimate Justice Book Description :

In 1973, the year the women's movement won an important symbolic victory with Roe v. Wade, reports surfaced that twelve-year-old Minnie Lee Relf and her fourteen-year-old sister Mary Alice, the daughters of black Alabama farm hands, had been sterilized without their or their parents' knowledge or consent. Just as women's ability to control reproduction moved to the forefront of the feminist movement, the Relf sisters' plight stood as a reminder of the ways in which the movement's accomplishments had diverged sharply along racial lines. Thousands of forced sterilizations were performed on black women during this period, convincing activists in the Black Power, civil rights and women's movements that they needed to address, pointedly, the racial injustices surrounding equal access to reproductive labor and intimate life in America. As horrific as the Relf tragedy was, it fit easily within a set of critical events within black women's sexual and reproductive history in America, which black feminists argue began with coerced reproduction and enforced child neglect in the period of enslavement. While reproductive rights activists and organizations, historians and legal scholars have all begun to grapple with this history and its meaning, political theorists have yet to do so. Intimate Justice charts the long and still incomplete path to black female intimate freedom and equality--a path marked by infanticides, sexual terrorism, race riots, coerced sterilizations and racially biased child removal policies. In order to challenge prevailing understandings of freedom and equality, Shatema Threadcraft considers the troubled status of black female intimate life during four moments: antebellum slavery, Reconstruction, the nadir, and the civil rights and women's movement eras. Taking up important and often overlooked aspects of the necessary conditions for justice, Threadcraft's book is a compelling challenge to the meaning of equality in American race and gender relations.

The Rebellious Life of Mrs  Rosa Parks Book PDF

The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks

  • Author : Jeanne Theoharis
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780807076934

The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks Book Description :

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Auto Biography 2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013 The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.

U S  Women s History Book PDF

U S Women s History

  • Author : Leslie Brown
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-25
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780813575858

U S Women s History Book Description :

In the 1970s, feminist slogans proclaimed “Sisterhood is powerful,” and women’s historians searched through the historical archives to recover stories of solidarity and sisterhood. However, as feminist scholars have started taking a more intersectional approach—acknowledging that no woman is simply defined by her gender and that affiliations like race, class, and sexual identity are often equally powerful—women’s historians have begun to offer more varied and nuanced narratives. The ten original essays in U.S. Women's History represent a cross-section of current research in the field. Including work from both emerging and established scholars, this collection employs innovative approaches to study both the causes that have united American women and the conflicts that have divided them. Some essays uncover little-known aspects of women’s history, while others offer a fresh take on familiar events and figures, from Rosa Parks to Take Back the Night marches. Spanning the antebellum era to the present day, these essays vividly convey the long histories and ongoing relevance of topics ranging from women’s immigration to incarceration, from acts of cross-dressing to the activism of feminist mothers. This volume thus not only untangles the threads of the sisterhood mythos, it weaves them into a multi-textured and multi-hued tapestry that reflects the breadth and diversity of U.S. women’s history.

Dark End of the Street Book PDF

Dark End of the Street

  • Author : Ace Atkins
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 0060004606

Dark End of the Street Book Description :

Hired to track down a friend's lost brother, Nick Travers finds himself in the casinos of Tucina, where he meets up with the local mafia, a zealous gubernatorial candidate with shady connections, and an Elvis-obsessed killer.

Lives of the Poets  with Guitars  Book PDF

Lives of the Poets with Guitars

  • Author : Ray Robertson
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781771960731

Lives of the Poets with Guitars Book Description :

“The days of poets moping around castle steps wearing black capes is over. The poets of today are amplified.” — LEONARD COHEN Picking up where Samuel Johnson left off more than two centuries ago, Ray Robertson’s Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) offers up an amplified gathering of thirteen portraits of rock & roll, blues, folk, and alt-country’s most inimitable artists. Irreverent and riotous, Robertson explores the “greater or lesser heat” with which each musician shaped their genre, while offering absorbing insight into their often tumultuous lives. Includes essays on Gene Clark, Ronnie Lane, The Ramones, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Townes Van Zandt, Little Richard, Alan Wilson, Willie P. Bennett, Gram Parsons, Hound Dog Taylor, Paul Siebel, Willis Alan Ramsey, and John Hartford.

One Voice Book PDF

One Voice

  • Author : Christy Moore
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-02-16
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781444717198

One Voice Book Description :

Christy Moore is in every sense Ireland's folk hero. Mentor to a whole generation of Irish musicians, he holds a unique place in musical history. In l992 he broke all attendance records during 12 packed nights at the Point in Dublin. In the UK he fills concert halls around the country. In l997 he announced that he was taking an extended break from touring and recording. It was headline news in Ireland. So was his comeback which began in l999. Set to be an enormous best-seller, his autobiography marries both songs and memories. Around 250 of his favourite lyrics are accompanied by his memories around the song itself and his life. Each entry is fresh, direct, honest and spontaneous - like the most intimate diary. Through it he charts his life from drunk to sober, bar-room guitar player to international singer-songwriter.

Back to Frank Black Book PDF

Back to Frank Black

  • Author : Adam Chamberlain
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780988392281

Back to Frank Black Book Description :

In 1996, a groundbreaking television drama debuted on the Fox network. Created by Chris Carter, Millennium tells the story of Frank Black (Lance Henriksen), a legendary forensic profiler gifted with the ability to see into the minds of killers. Through his work as a consultant with the F.B.I. and the mysterious Millennium Group, the series offers a thoughtful exploration of the nature and manifestations of evil in the modern world. Back to Frank Black offers an unprecedented volume of material exploring this landmark series. With forewords from Lance Henriksen and Frank Spotnitz and an introduction by series creator Chris Carter, the collection features interviews with cast and crew as well as in-depth essays analyzing Millennium's characters, themes, and enduring legacy. Inspired by the growing movement to return this iconic hero to the screen, Back to Frank Black finds its focus in an incomparable figure of hope: Frank Black. We need him now more than ever.

Excluded Within Book PDF

Excluded Within

  • Author : Sina Kramer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-04
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780190840013

Excluded Within Book Description :

Why are some claims seen or heard as political claims, while others are not? Why are some people not seen or heard as political agents? And how does their political unintelligibility shape political bodies, and the terms of political agency, from which they are excluded? In this groundbreaking book, Sina Kramer uses the framework of constitutive exclusion to describe the phenomenon of internal exclusion -- exclusions that occur within a political body. More specifically, constitutive exclusions occur when a system of thought or a political body defines itself by excluding some difference (based on gender, race, class, sexuality, etc.) that is considered intolerable to the boundaries that comprise the body or system's political worth. This exclusion is not absolute, but preserves the very difference it seeks to repress in order to define itself against what it is not. Yet, as Kramer argues, if those who are excluded contest their repression, their political claims are deemed threatening and criminal. But can we ever be without constitutive exclusions? And can we avoid reinscribing them through critique? Kramer ultimately argues that to do justice to the excluded, to render those claims intelligible as political claims, instead requires the reconstitution of the political body on new terms. Importantly, this book offers both a diagnosis and a critique of the concept of constitutive exclusion, articulating what counts as a political action and who counts as a political agent. Kramer takes up a range of cases -- including those of Antigone, Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks, the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and the Black Lives Matter movement -- to better understand who counts as a political actor, and how we understand political belonging and the contestation of exclusion. Excluded Within articulates who we are by virtue of who we exclude, and what claims we cannot see, hear, or understand.