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The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation

Author: Susan Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190092X

Category: History

Page: 432

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Sir Seretse Khama, the first President of Botswana and heir apparent to the kingship of the Bangwato people, brought independence and great prosperity to his nation after colonial rule. But for six long years from 1950, Seretse had been forced into exile in England, banned from his own country. His crime? To fall in love and marry a young, white English girl, Ruth Williams. Delving into newly released records, Susan Williams tells Seretse and Ruth's story - a shocking account of how the British Government conspired with apartheid South Africa to prevent the mixed-race royal couple returning home. But it is also an inspiring, triumphant tale of hope, courage and true love as with tenacity and great dignity Seretse and Ruth and the Bangwato people ovecome prejudice in their fight for justice.

A Turbulent Voyage

Readings in African American Studies

Author: Floyd Windom Hayes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780939693528

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

View: 6344

This anthology is designed to introduce the reader to the contours and content of African American Studies. The text and readings included here not only impart information but seek as their foremost goal to precipitate in the reader an awareness of the complex and changing character of the African American experience--its origins, developments, and future challenges. The book aims to engage readers in the critical analysis of a broad spectrum of subjects, themes, and issues--ancient and medieval Africa, Western European domination and African enslavement, resistance to oppression, African American expressive culture, family and educational policies, economic and political matters, and the importance of ideas. The materials included in this anthology comprise a discussion of some of the fundamental problems and prospects related to the African American experience that deserve attention in a course in African American Studies. African American Studies is a broad field concerned with the examination of the black experience, both historically and presently. Hence, the subjects, themes, and issues included in this text transcend the narrow confines of traditional academic disciplinary boundaries. In selecting materials for this book, Floyd W. Hayes was guided by a developmental or historical approach in the general compilation of each section's readings. By doing so, the author hopes that the reader will be enabled to arrive at a critical understanding of the conditions and forces that have influenced the African American experience. A Collegiate Press book

Battling Jack Turpin

You Gotta Fight Back

Author: Jackie Turpin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Now in his 80th year, 'Battling' Jack Turpin is the last surviving member of his generation of Britain's best-known and best-loved boxing family. Jack's father, Lionel Turpin, came from British Guiana to volunteer for the British Army during the Great War. He was wounded on the battlefields of France and invalided to Warwick, the first black man to settle in the area. Lionel married a local girl but his early death left her struggling to raise their three sons and two daughters in pre-Welfare State England. As young men, the excitement and gladiatorial glamour of the ring lured Jack and his brothers into professional boxing. From a home-made backstreet gymnasium, they punched their way into the record books and into the hearts of the British people. Battling Jack is a wonderfully narrated account of the life and times of a remarkable man who was once Britain's busiest featherweight. It is also the history of the beginnings of a black presence in British boxing. Turpin offers us a ringside seat at heroic battles and comic encounters. He takes us behind the scenes of a scandal that rocked the sporting world and into his confidence about the mystery that surrounds his younger brother's death. Jack Turpin has out-stared ignorance and prejudice, tasted triumph and celebrity, and endured hardship and tragedy. Heart-rending, raw, honest and funny, his is a story that had to be told.

Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind. Teil eins und zwei (Bühnenfassung)

Das offizielle Skript zur Original-West-End-Theateraufführung

Author: J.K. Rowling,John Tiffany,Jack Thorne

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781105553

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 9567

Die offizielle Bühnenfassung der Originalinszenierung von Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind. Es war nie leicht, Harry Potter zu sein – und jetzt, als Angestellter des Zaubereiministeriums, Ehemann und Vater von drei Schulkindern, ist sein Leben nicht gerade einfacher geworden. Während Harrys Vergangenheit ihn immer wieder einholt, kämpft sein Sohn Albus mit dem gewaltigen Vermächtnis seiner Familie, mit dem er nichts zu tun haben will. Als Vergangenheit und Gegenwart auf unheilvolle Weise miteinander verschmelzen, gelangen Harry und Albus zu einer bitteren Erkenntnis: Das Dunkle kommt oft von dort, wo man es am wenigsten vermutet. Das Skript zu Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind erschien erstmals als »Special Rehearsal Edition Script« anlässlich der Premiere von Jack Thornes Theaterstück. Es basiert auf einer Geschichte von J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany und Jack Thorne und wurde im Sommer 2016 in London uraufgeführt. Zuschauer und Kritiker waren begeistert und die Buchfassung wurde sofort zum internationalen Bestseller. Diese überarbeitete Bühnenfassung enthält die endgültigen Dialoge aus dem Theaterstück, die sich seit den ersten Proben zum Teil leicht verändert haben. Zum exklusiven Bonusmaterial gehört ein Gespräch zwischen dem Regisseur John Tiffany und dem Autor Jack Thorne, die Anekdoten zum und Gedanken über das Lesen von Theaterstücken austauschen. Außerdem gibt es nützliche Hintergrundinformationen: den Stammbaum der Familie Potter und eine Chronologie der Ereignisse, die vor Beginn von »Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind« stattgefunden haben.

Red Seas

Ferdinand Smith and Radical Black Sailors in the United States and Jamaica

Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814737404

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 7554

During the heyday of the U.S. and international labor movements in the 1930s and 1940s, Ferdinand Smith, the Jamaican-born co-founder and second-in-command of the National Maritime Union (NMU), stands out as one of the most—if not the most—powerful black labor leaders in the United States. Smith’s active membership in the Communist Party, however, coupled with his bold labor radicalism and shaky immigration status, brought him under continual surveillance by U.S. authorities, especially during the Red Scare in the 1950s. Smith was eventually deported to his homeland of Jamaica, where he continued his radical labor and political organizing until his death in 1961. Gerald Horne draws on Smith’s life to make insightful connections between labor radicalism and the Civil Rights Movement—demonstrating that the gains of the latter were propelled by the former and undermined by anticommunism. Moreover, Red Seas uncovers the little-known experiences of black sailors and their contribution to the struggle for labor and civil rights, the history of the Communist Party and its black members, and the significant dimensions of Jamaican labor and political radicalism.

Voices at Work

Continuity and Change in the Common Law World

Author: Alan Bogg,Tonia Novitz

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505668

Category: Law

Page: 470

View: 6180

This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on 'Voices at Work' funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker 'voice' by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at 'borrowing' seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a 'common law' family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In this way, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world. This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at work and therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations.

Immigration: Control Or Colour Bar?

The Background to "White Australia" and a Proposal for Change

Author: Immigration Reform Group

Publisher: [Parkville] : Melbourne University Press


Category: Australia

Page: 171

View: 2832

The Field Book

Or, Sports and Pastimes of the United Kingdom; Comp. from the Best Authorities, Ancient and Modern

Author: William Hamilton Maxwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Amusements

Page: 616

View: 3531

The operative mechanic, and British machinist

being a practical display of the manufactories and mechanical arts of the United Kingdom

Author: John Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 8225

A Universal Gazetteer

Or, Geographical Dictionary. Founded on the Works of Brookes and Walker

Author: George Landmann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gazetteers

Page: 743

View: 9858

Destination Normandy

Three American Regiments on D-Day

Author: George Henry Bennett

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990947

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 3320

Recounts the invasion of Normandy through the eyes of soldiers from three American regiments.

Die Mauer


Author: John Lanchester

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115617

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3031

In Großbritannien gilt das Gesetz des Stärkeren. Das Land ist von einer hohen Mauer umgeben, die von den Bewohnern um jeden Preis gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt wird. Während in England der Brexit vorbereitet wird, legt Bestsellerautor John Lanchester einen brisanten neuen Roman vor. Joseph Kavanagh tritt seinen Dienst auf der Mauer an, die England seit dem großen Wandel umgibt. Er gehört nun zu jener Gruppe von jungen Menschen, die die Mauer unter Einsatz ihres Lebens gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt. Der Preis für ein mögliches Versagen ist hoch. Schaffen es Eindringlinge ins Land, werden die verantwortlichen Verteidiger dem Meer – und somit dem sicheren Tod – übergeben. Das Leben auf der Mauer verlangt Kavanagh einiges ab, doch seine Einheit wird zu seiner Familie, und mit Hifa, einer jungen Frau, fühlt er sich besonders eng verbunden. Gemeinsam absolvieren sie Kampfübungen, die sie auf den Ernstfall vorbereiten sollen. Denn ihre Gegner können jeden Moment angreifen. Und die sind gefährlich, weil sie für ein Leben hinter der Mauer alles aufs Spiel setzen. John Lanchester geht in seinem neuen Roman alle Herausforderungen unserer Zeit an – Flüchtlingsströme, wachsende politische Differenzen und die immer größer werdende Angst in der Bevölkerung – und verwebt diese zu einer hochgradig spannenden Geschichte über Liebe und Vertrauen sowie über den Kampf ums Überleben.

Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia E-Book

Author: Alan R. Aitkenhead,Jonathan Thompson,David J. Rowbotham,Iain Moppett

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051128

Category: Medical

Page: 868

View: 4311

Textbook of Anaesthesia has become the book of choice for trainee anaesthetists begining their career in the specialty. It is highly suitable for part 1 of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar examinations. It is also a practical guide for all anaesthetists and other health care professionals involved in the perioperative period.

The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist

Being a Practical Display of the Manufactories and Mechanical Arts of the United Kingdom

Author: John Nicholson (Esq. Civil Engineer.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Machinery

Page: N.A

View: 1497