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B CALHOUN
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiv, 640 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-622) and index.
Summary
A new biography of the intellectual father of Southern secession--the man who set the scene for the Civil War, and whose political legacy still shapes America today. John C. Calhoun is among the most notorious and enigmatic figures in American political history. First elected to Congress in 1810, Calhoun went on to serve as secretary of war and vice president. But he is perhaps most known for arguing in favor of slavery as a "positive good" and for his famous doctrine of "state interposition," which laid the groundwork for the South to secede from the Union--and arguably set the nation on course for civil war. Calhoun has catapulted back into the public eye in recent years, as some observers connected the strain of radical politics he developed to the tactics and extremism of the modern Far Right, and as protests over racial injustice have focused on his legacy. In this revelatory biographical study, historian Robert Elder shows that Calhoun is even more broadly significant than these events suggest, and that his story is crucial for understanding the political climate in which we find ourselves today. By excising Calhoun from the mainstream of American history, he argues, we have been left with a distorted understanding of our past and no way to explain our present.--Publisher website.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780465096442
0465096441
Call #
973.931092 T
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xii, 546 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-524) and index.
Summary
"From New York Times bestselling celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes Grace & Steel, the epic, hidden history of the exceptional women behind the greatest political dynasty of all time-the Bush family. Bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals the unsung heroines of the inimitable Bush family dynasty: not only First Ladies Barbara and Laura, but other colorful women whose stories have been left out of history for far too long, including Barbara's mother-in-law, the formidable Dorothy Bush; the enigmatic Columba and the controversial Sharon; and Laura's twins, Jenna and Barbara. No matter the challenges related to power and politics, the women of the Bush dynasty always fought for equality in their marriages as they raised their children to be true to American values. In doing so, they inspired everyday Americans to do the same. Or, as Barbara Bush put it, "The future of this nation does not depend on what happens in the White House, but what happens in your house.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
Grace and steel
Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the women of the Bush dynasty
ISBN/ISSN
9781250248718 (hardcover)
Call #
B HUGHES
Descript.
xi, 161 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-148) and index.
Contents
Introduction --The Ridleys: growing up in Georgia --Finding her voice: moving "up south" --Childcare, community care: activism in New York City --"Sisters under the skin": taking the stage in the Women's Movement --"Racism with roses": Miss New York City and the transition to Harlem --Whose empowerment?: Black women's business and the politics of gentrification --Epilogue: Home again.
Summary
"The first biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and trailblazing Black feminist activist whose work made children, race, and welfare rights central to the women's movement"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780807008898
0807008893
40030345798
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