Living In, Living Out

African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940

Author: Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588344428

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7160

This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, DC in the early decades of the twentieth century. In Living In, Living Out Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white families. These women describe how they encountered—but never accepted—the master-servant relationship, and recount their struggles to change their status from “live in” servants to daily paid workers who “lived out.” With candor and passion, the women interviewed tell of leaving their families and adjusting to city life “up North,” of being placed as live-in servants, and of the frustrations and indignities they endured as domestics. By networking on the job, at churches, and at penny savers clubs, they found ways to transform their unending servitude into an employer-employee relationship—gaining a new independence that could only be experienced by living outside of their employers' homes. Clark-Lewis points out that their perseverance and courage not only improved their own lot but also transformed work life for succeeding generations of African American women. A series of in-depth vignettes about the later years of these women bears poignant witness to their efforts to carve out lives of fulfillment and dignity.

Living In, Living Out

African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940

Author: Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 1588342867

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 974

This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, D.C., in the early decades of this century. In Living In, Living Out, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white families. These women describe how they encountered - but never accepted - the master-servant relationship, and recount the strategies they used to change their status from "live in" servants to daily paid workers who "lived out". Clark-Lewis describes the women's roots in the rural South, where limited prospects encouraged African American families to plan their daughters' migration to northern cities. While still very young, girls were trained to do household chores; as they got older, "traveling talk" began to prepare them to survive in the world of white employers. After an elaborate search for places to live with northern kin, girls were sent off with familiar folk rituals: they were given charms for good luck, blessings from the church, and fetishes for remembrance. With candor and passion, the women interviewed tell of adjusting to city life "up North", of being placed as live-in servants, and of the frustrations and indignities they endured as domestics. By networking on the job with laundresses and at churches and penny savers clubs, they found ways to transform the master-servant relationship into an employer-employee relationship. Clark-Lewis points out that their perseverance and courage not only improved their own lot but also transformed work life for succeeding generations of African American women. A series of in-depth vignettes about the later years of thesewomen bears poignant witness to their efforts to carve out lives of fulfillment and dignity.

Living on Your Own Terms

What Is Real Rebellion?

Author: Osho

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250036887

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 2524

"People can be happy only in one way, and that is if they are authentically themselves. Then the springs of happiness start flowing; they become more alive, they become a joy to see, a joy to be with; they are a song, they are a dance." – Osho Decades after the rebellions of the 1960s a new generation is again challenging and rebelling against outdated structures and values, focusing on political and economic systems and their failings. But this generation has the opportunity and responsibility to move the development of human freedom to the next level. Living on Your Own Terms will support this new generation in expanding its understanding of freedom and pushing toward new systems for humanity. The Osho Life Essentials series focuses on the most important questions in the life of the individual. Each volume contains timeless and always-contemporary investigations and discussions into questions vital to our personal search for meaning and purpose, focusing on questions specific to our inner life and quality of existence.

Living in . . . China

With Audio Recording

Author: Chloe Perkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481460498

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9019

Discover what it’s like to grow up in China with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about kids just like you in countries around the world! Nĭ Hao! My name is Jin, and I’m a kid just like you living in China. China is a country filled with ancient wonders, high-tech cities, and lots of people—more than any other country on Earth! Have you ever wondered what China is like? Come along with me to find out! Each book in our new Living in… series is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in… series—sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike!

Living in Process

Basic Truths for Living the Path of the Soul

Author: Anne Wilson Schaef PhD DHL

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532030533

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 388

View: 5404

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. Everything is a process and in process. Schaef teaches us an action philosophy that will reconnect us with our deep, long-forgotten spirituality filling our souls and setting our spirits free. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories, the experiences of professionals worldwide who have participated in her Living in Process training, and her close association with native peoples from around the globe, Schaef shares her evolutionary model for maintaining our balance in the midst of lifes seismic upheavals. With her inimitable wit and charm, she guides us to a larger spirituality and a rediscovery of our personal power. For Living in Process is a moment-by-moment revealing of and reveling in, our life as mystery honoring its challenges, truths, and joys. This is mindfulness at its fullest I am inclined to hold Living in Process very near to my heart and soul until I have absorbed every morsel of truth. NAPRA ReView A penetrating vision One of Americas most sagacious and perceptive writers on the souls challenge to find a way of being in the world. Wendell Charles Beane, religious historian and former chair, University of WisconsinOshkosh A vital and precious guide A plea for honesty, love, compassion, and respect for the human inner process. Frederick Franck, author of The Zen of Seeing and To Be Human Against All Odds

Living Outside the Box

Tv-free Families Share Their Secrets

Author: Barbara Jean Brock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 213

View: 5568

Reclaim your free time! In Living Outside the Box, hundred of TV-free families share their great discover—that life without television is anything but boring.

Living Out Loud

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307763544

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3322

"A panopticon of life in this decade, sure to be valuable to future social historians She touches on life, love, home, family, work, men, women, children and issues large and small." CHICAGO TRIBUNE The voice is Anna Quindlen's. But we know the hopes, dreams, fears, and wonder expressed in all her columns, for most of us share them. With her NEW YORK TIMES-based column, "LIFE IN THE 30s," Anna Quindlen valued to national attention, and this wonderful collection shows why. As she proved in OBJECT LESSONS and THINKIN OUT LOUD, Anna Quindlen's views always fascinate. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Living in . . . Mexico

With Audio Recording

Author: Chloe Perkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481460528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 437

Discover what it’s like to grow up in Mexico with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about kids just like you in countries around the world! ¡Hola! My name is Rosa, and I’m a kid just like you living in Mexico. Mexico is a country filled with beautiful art, incredible ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches, rainforests, and deserts! Have you ever wondered what Mexico is like? Come along with me to find out! Each book in our new Living in… series is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in… series—sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike!

Living in . . . Egypt

Author: Chloe Perkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481497146

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9849

Discover what it’s like to grow up in Egypt in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a series all about kids just like you in countries around the world! Ahlan! My name is Amira, and I’m a kid just like you living in Egypt. Egypt is a country filled with big cities, beautiful deserts, and some of the coolest ancient monuments in the world! Have you ever wondered what Egypt is like? Come along with me to find out! Each book in our Living in… series is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in… series—sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike!

Living on Purpose

Finding God's Best for Your Life

Author: Christine Sine,Tom Sine

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441231773

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7373

In this era of "life makeovers," personal coaches, and success-oriented mission statements, many people are working hard to get it together. They're looking for a good life, which at its core includes wanting their time to count for something, to be meaningful and mindful. But as Christine and Tom Sine point out, "more and more people are missing the best and settling for less." Living on Purpose presents a true life-changing strategy--one rooted in God's greater purposes for our lives, not merely our own desires for success. The book has a laser-focus on God's mission and vocation for each of his children, and it shows how staying on his course will lead to the very richest and most fulfilling life. Questions for reflection and discussion make Living on Purpose ideal for group use. The Sines help readers make the connection between their everyday pursuits and goals and God's will for their lives. They show how to draft a personal or family mission statement to reinvent "timestyle" and lifestyle, using relevant examples from the Bible and other writings. Packed with inspiring stories and practical how-to, Living on Purpose leads readers to a more relaxed, festive, and meaningful life that truly counts--for today and eternity.

Living in Information

Responsible Design for Digital Places

Author: Jorge Arango

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820942

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 1457

Websites and apps are places where critical parts of our lives happen. We shop, bank, learn, gossip, and select our leaders there. But many of these places weren’t intended to support these activities. Instead, they're designed to capture your attention and sell it to the highest bidder. Living in Information draws upon architecture as a way to design information environments that serve our humanity.

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Jessica Bruder

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249328

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6906

The end of retirement? From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others—including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May. In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable “Earthship” home, they have not given up hope.

On Living

Author: Kerry Egan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594634815

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 5590

"A hospice chaplain shares the meaning the dying make of their lives, to help us understand what is ultimately important and to make the most of our own still-being-lived lives"--

Living in the USA

Author: Alison Lanier,Jef Davis

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1931930449

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 354

The classic guide to surviving and thriving in the United States, updated and expanded for a new generation.

Limbo Reapplied

On Living in Perennial Crisis and the Immanent Afterlife

Author: Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319789139

Category: Religion

Page: 258

View: 4379

The observation that our world is signed by a lasting crisis is as much underwritten as it is questioned. This book offers a new and provocative thesis by taking recourse to the religious discourse of Limbo, and by investigating the temporal and spatial structures of crisis and modernity. Modernity reveals itself to be the state of perennial crisis, and we all live in an immanentized state of Limbo.

Living in . . . Australia

Author: Chloe Perkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481480936

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5303

Hello! My name is Ruby, and I’m a kid just like you living in Australia. Australia is a country filled with awesome beaches, unique animals, and exciting cities! Have you ever wondered what Australia is like? Come along with me to find out!

Car Living When There's No Other Choice

Tips and Strategies for Survival and Safety

Author: Veronica Harnish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615779744

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 158

View: 2154

Could you survive in your car if you had no other place to live? This book shows you how. Based on the author's own car dwelling experience and extensive research, Car Living When There's No Other Choice: Tips & Strategies for Survival & Safety is a book of resources to help people whose living situations have taken a short-term turn for the worse, who have never previously lived in a vehicle, and who need vital information to help them ride out the storm successfully until circumstances change. In this practical and comprehensive guide, you will discover: Checklists and kits to help you organize and pack before you live in your car Where to find help for food, medical needs, and other services you may qualify for How to find a safe place to park, and sleep comfortably in a tiny space Specific solutions for common problems, such as cooking, bathroom needs, etc. How to stay within the law Scenarios and strategies for large and small cities, rural areas, and all types of climates Ways to keep physically and mentally healthy How to help pets adapt to life in a vehicle with minimal stress How to transition back into housing Thousands of people worldwide have safely and successfully overcome short-term housing crises by living in a vehicle. This book will give you the knowledge, courage and confidence to do so, too. (carliving.org)

Living in Balance

A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World

Author: Joel Levey,Michelle Levey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611250299

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

View: 3682

As our world grows increasingly more complex and stressful, developing our capacity for dynamic balance in our lives, work, and relationships becomes vital. Based on the ancient wisdom traditions and the insights of indigenous cultures throughout our world, Living in Balance reveals that in each moment, we have the capacity to be mindful of whether our thoughts and actions are moving toward harmony and balance, or away from it. Through this awareness we can make a conscious choice to continue on the path we are on, or to change our attitude and direction. By encouraging experimentation with the myriad of principles and practices offered, the authors empower the reader to determine which of those are most resonant and meaningful, and can be woven into the fabric of daily life.Living in Balance is not merely a strongly hyped, motivational book for people seeking to achieve greater success, power, health, or better self­ image in their lives. Instead it offers a rare synthesis of ancient wisdom traditions with cutting ­edge research on peak human performance that points toward mindfulness as being truly the key to living in balance.Out of print since 2004, this revised and expanded edition features 4 new chapters. Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Books for Living

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385353545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9857

Presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.

Living on the Skinny Branches

Five Tools to Creating Power, Freedom and a Life Worth Living

Author: Michael Strasner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692480885

Category:

Page: 198

View: 5014

Are you stepping up to your greatness? In Living on the Skinny Branches: Five Tools to Creating Power, Freedom and a Life Worth Living, Master Trainer & Coach, Michael Strasner is your guide to accessing inner talents and hidden wisdom allowing you to take leaps and bounds towards your most important personal and professional accomplishments. Using decades of experience working with tens of thousands of people across the globe, Strasner presents real-life examples of people who have redesigned and reinvented themselves in order to create extraordinary, life-altering results. Whether you are seeking to change direction in your life, rekindle passion in a relationship or simply eliminate self-defeating attitudes, behaviors or habits, this book will set you on a path that will inspire you long after it's read. Through insightful distinctions, relevant examples and action steps you will learn... *How to Empower Yourself... To breathe life into your gifts and talents and to express the authentic you in new ways, no matter your history, limiting voices in your mind or the negativity in your life. *How to create personal freedom... By practicing immediate daily steps that break down old patterns allowing you to exude confidence and power. *How to be vision driven... By redefining your relationship with circumstances and to move forward with purposeful intention and committed focused action. *How to love your journey... And see the forest along with the trees, gaining perspective by learning to embrace life's challenges and disappointments while experiencing genuine gratitude for life's joys. *How to go out on your limb... By declaring new risks and courageously stepping into the unknown, manifesting your deepest desires, wants and dreams into a tangible reality which inspires all who know you.