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Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War - Bruce LevineIn early 1864, as the Confederate Army of Tennessee licked its wounds after being routed at the Battle of Chattanooga, Major-General Patrick Cleburne (the Stonewall of the West) proposed that the most courageous of our slaves be trained as soldiers and that every slave in the South who shall remain true to the Confederacy in this war be freed. In Confederate Emancipation, Bruce Levine looks closely at such Confederate plans to arm and free slaves. He shows that within a year of Cleburne's proposal, which was initially rejected out of hand, Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and Robert E. Lee had
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay - Lorraine Hansberry, Robert A. Nemiroff, Spike Lee, Margaret B. Wilkerson"Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever.  The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in
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Western Civilization, Volume 1: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, to 1700 - Dennis ShermanThis collection of primary, secondary, and visual sources for the Western Civilization survey course provides a broad introduction to the materials historians use, the interpretations historians make, and thousands of years of Western civilization. Its broad selection of documents, photographs, maps, and charts, and its full array of accompanying commentaries--drawn from a balanced spectrum of perspectives and approaches--offer valuable insight into the work of historians and provide the context that helps students understand the texts' full historical significance.
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Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures - Marvin HarrisIn this brilliant and profound study the distinguished American anthropologist Marvin Harris shows how the endless varieties of cultural behavior -- often so puzzling at first glance -- can be explained as adaptations to particular ecological conditions. His aim is to account for the evolution of cultural forms as Darwin accounted for the evolution of biological forms: to show how cultures adopt their characteristic forms in response to changing ecological modes. "[A] magisterial interpretation of the rise and fall of human cultures and societies." -- Robert Lekachman, Washington Post Book World
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International Business: The Challenges of Globalization - John J. Wild, Kenneth L. Wild, Jerry C.Y. HanA readable, concise, and innovative tour through the study of international business. "International Business: The Challenges of Globalization" presents international business in a comprehensive yet concise framework with unrivaled clarity. Real-world examples and engaging features help bring the concepts to life and make international business accessible to all readers. The sixth edition captures and explains the influence of the global credit crisis and recent recession on international business, while also emphasizing its focus on the crucial role of emerging markets in today's global
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Mathematical Methods for Physicists: A Concise Introduction - Tai L. ChowThis text is designed for an intermediate-level, two-semester undergraduate course in mathematical physics. It provides an accessible account of most of the current, important mathematical tools required in physics. The book bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and more advanced courses in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and thermal and statistical physics. It contains a large number of worked examples to illustrate the mathematical techniques developed and to show their relevance to physics. The highly organized coverage allows instructors to
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Rhetorik für Studenten - Albrecht Behmel, Sebastian Frey, Thomas Hartwig, Ulrich A. SetzermannOb beim Referat, im Seminar oder in der mündlichen Prüfung: Studenten brauchen Rhetorik. Dieser Ratgeber beschreibt erfolgreiche Techniken rund um die freie Rede: Lampenfieber abbauen, Anfang und Ende klar gestalten, Inhalte professionell darstellen und gute Noten bekommen. Wie das geht erfahren Sie hier. Was muß man über Körpersprache wissen? Wie gelingen präzise Aussagen? Wie gestaltet man den Übergang von Vortrag zu Diskussion? Wie transportiert man Inhalte optimal? Wenn Ihnen solche Fragen wichtig sind, dann wird dieser Ratgeber eine Bereicherung für Sie sein.
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Contacts Euro Edition: Langue Et Culture Francaises - Jean-Paul Valette, Rebecca M. ValetteBoth students and instructors find this popular introductory text easy to use. The grammar lessons are presented in a logical sequence with constant vocabulary reinforcement and practice of the four skills--listening, reading, writing, and speaking. In addition, Contacts meets the five "Cs" of the national standards for foreign languages--culture, connections, comparison, communities, and communication--which are denoted by icons when they appear in the text.
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The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth - Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. RaynorA seminal work by bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen. In his international bestseller The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen exposed this crushing paradox behind the failure of many industry leaders: by placing too much focus on pleasing their most profitable customers, these firms actually paved the way for their own demise by ignoring the disruptive technologies that aggressively evolved to displace them. In The Innovator’s Solution, Christensen and coauthor Michael E. Raynor help all companies understand how to become disruptors themselves. Clay Christensen (author of the