A History of the Jews of Baltimore
Author: Eric L. Goldstein,Deborah R. Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
In 1938, Gustav Brunn and his family fled Nazi Germany and settled in Baltimore. Brunn found a job at McCormick’s Spice Company but was fired after three days when, according to family legend, the manager discovered he was Jewish. He started his own successful business using a spice mill he brought over from Germany and developed a blend especially for the seafood purveyors across the street. Before long, his Old Bay spice blend would grace kitchen cabinets in virtually every home in Maryland. The Brunns sold the business in 1986. Four years later, Old Bay was again soldâ€”to McCormick. In On Middle Ground, the first truly comprehensive history of Baltimore’s Jewish community, Eric L. Goldstein and Deborah R. Weiner describe not only the formal institutions of Jewish life but also the everyday experiences of families like the Brunns and of a diverse Jewish population that included immigrants and natives, factory workers and department store owners, traditionalists and reformers. The story of Baltimore Jewsâ€”full of absorbing characters and marked by dramas of immigration, acculturation, and assimilationâ€”is the story of American Jews in microcosm. But its contours also reflect the city’s unique culture. Goldstein and Weiner argue that Baltimore’s distinctive setting as both a border city and an immigrant port offered opportunities for advancement that made it a magnet for successive waves of Jewish settlers. The authors detail how the city began to attract enterprising merchants during the American Revolution, when it thrived as one of the few ports remaining free of British blockade. They trace Baltimore’s meteoric rise as a commercial center, which drew Jewish newcomers who helped the upstart town surpass Philadelphia as the second-largest American city. They explore the important role of Jewish entrepreneurs as Baltimore became a commercial gateway to the South and later developed a thriving industrial scene. Readers learn how, in the twentieth century, the growth of suburbia and the redevelopment of downtown offered scope to civic leaders, business owners, and real estate developers. From symphony benefactor Joseph Meyerhoff to Governor Marvin Mandel and trailblazing state senator Rosalie Abrams, Jews joined the ranks of Baltimore’s most influential cultural, philanthropic, and political leaders while working on the grassroots level to reshape a metro area confronted with the challenges of modern urban life. Accessibly written and enriched by more than 130 illustrations, On Middle Ground reveals that local Jewish life was profoundly shaped by Baltimore’s "middleness"â€”its hybrid identity as a meeting point between North and South, a major industrial center with a legacy of slavery, and a large city with a small-town feel.
novellas by Clark Blaise, Keath Fraser, Mavis Gallant, Malcolm Lowry, John Metcalf, Audrey Thomas, Ethel Wilson
Author: Clark Blaise,Douglas Daymond,Leslie Monkman
Category: Canadian fiction (English) 20th century
Standing Firm on Middle Ground
Author: Jacqueline Tatom,Jennifer Stauber
The American landscape is an extremely complex terrain born from a history of collective and individual experiences. These created environments, which all may be called metropolitan landscapes, constantly challenge students and professionals in the fields of architecture, design and planning to consider new ways of making lively public places. This book brings together varied voices in urban design theory and practice to explore new ways of understanding place and our position in it.
Memoirs of a Washington Insider
Author: Warren I. Cikins
Publisher: Devora Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 50 years in the Washington politics, Warren Cikins has helped draft legislation dealing with integration and affirmative action. He also was in the forefront of the conflict to revamp the US penal system, among other causes.
Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650–1815
Author: Richard White
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An acclaimed book and widely acknowledged classic, The Middle Ground steps outside the simple stories of Indian-white relations - stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning. It tells how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, as other, as virtually nonhuman, and how between 1650 and 1815 they constructed a common, mutually comprehensible world in the region around the Great Lakes that the French called pays d'en haut. Here the older worlds of the Algonquians and of various Europeans overlapped, and their mixture created new systems of meaning and of exchange. Finally, the book tells of the breakdown of accommodation and common meanings and the re-creation of the Indians as alien and exotic. First published in 1991, the 20th anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author examining the impact and legacy of this study.
Maryland During the Nineteenth Century
Author: Barbara Jeanne Fields
Publisher: Yale University Press
In this history, Fields shows how Maryland’s centrist moderation turned into centrist immoderation under the stress of the Civil War and argues that Reconstruction proved to be at least as difficult in Maryland as in the Confederacy.
Krestovskii, Tur, and the Power of Ambivalence in Nineteenth-Century Russian Women's Prose
Author: Jehanne Gheith
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
An examination of two influential women writers in the mid-nineteenth century which challenges many common assumptions about the development of the Russian literary tradition
Author: Michael Reisman
Sometimes we just daydream about wishing what we want out of life. Other times it comes in an episode as our heads sleep on a pillow. Maybe one of those realistic dreams is a sight into a future event. Let us see what happens in these short stories where the variety and outcomes will have you amazed. Take your time, for it is now your turn Per Chance To Dream... This book is dedicated to all of the readers and fans of my novels. It is those people who fuel my desire to continue.
Arguments from the Middle Ground
Author: C. Navari
Category: Political Science
Arguing for a middle ground between idealism and realism, this book considers the most pressing ethical and moral issues in contemporary international politics, including intervention, human rights and aid, and sets about reasoning how to resolve them in politically realistic ways.
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Auch nachdem Maddie bei ihrem Bruder in L.A. eingezogen ist, setzt sie ihren Kampf fort. Gemeinsam mit Justin hilft sie Jugendlichen, die der Digital School den Rücken kehren wollen. Doch dann wird Maddie geschnappt und von der Polizei in eine Jugendstrafanstalt gesteckt. Hier werden alle inhaftiert, die sich gegen das System stellen. Isolationshaft und Gehirnwäsche sind im Gefängnis an der Tagesordnung und der Wille der meisten Insassen wird innerhalb kürzester Zeit gebrochen. Maddie ist lange standhaft! Doch die Haftbedingungen zermürben auch sie und schließlich ist sie kurz davor, aufzugeben. Wie soll sie alleine im Gefängnis gegen die übermächtig erscheinenden Gegner bestehen? Erst als der junge Aufseher Gabe ihr zu verstehen gibt, dass er auf ihrer Seite steht, schöpft Maddie neue Hoffnung. Aber um das System zu besiegen, muss sie sehr weit gehen ...
Author: David Koitz
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Category: Political Science
This book looks at both the Republican and the Democratic Party plans for Social Security, showing how each confronts significant ideological and political hurdles. David Koitz cuts through the partisan rhetoric that has made social Security one of the most debated programs on the U.S. political scene and looks at both the Republican and the Democratic plans for Social Security, showing important flaws in each.
Author: Cynthia Supnet
Searching for Middle Ground is a book about hard knocks and soft landings. Cynthia shows people how to dust themselves off and move on regardless of the situation.
The Poetry of F.R. Scott
Author: F.R. Scott
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Leaving the Shade of the Middle Ground contains thirty-five of F.R. Scott’s poems from across the five decades of his career. Scott’s artistic responses to a litany of social problems, as well as his emphasis on nature and landscapes, remain remarkably relevant. Scott weighed in on many issues important to Canadians today, using different terms, perhaps, but with no less urgency than we feel now: biopolitics, neoliberalism, environmental concerns, genetic modification, freedom of speech, civil rights, human rights, and immigration. Scott is best remembered for “The Canadian Authors Meet,” “W.L.M.K,” and “Laurentian Shield,” but his poetic oeuvre includes significant occasional poems, elegies, found poems, and pointed satires. This selection of poems showcases the politics, the humour, and the beauty of this central modernist figure. The introduction by Laura Moss and the afterword by George Elliott Clarke provide two distinct approaches to reading Scott’s work: in the contexts of Canadian modernism and of contemporary literary history, respectively.
Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited
Category: Internet in education
Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita Gonzalez, and the Poetics of Culture
Author: María Eugenia Cotera
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In the early twentieth century, three women of color helped shape a new world of ethnographic discovery. Ella Cara Deloria, a Sioux woman from South Dakota, Zora Neale Hurston, an African American woman from Florida, and Jovita González, a Mexican American woman from the Texas borderlands, achieved renown in the fields of folklore studies, anthropology, and ethno-linguistics during the 1920s and 1930s. While all three collaborated with leading male intellectuals in these disciplines to produce innovative ethnographic accounts of their own communities, they also turned away from ethnographic meaning making at key points in their careers and explored the realm of storytelling through vivid mixed-genre novels centred on the lives of women. In this book, Cotera offers an intellectual history situated in the "borderlands" between conventional accounts of anthropology, women's history, and African American, Mexican American and Native American intellectual genealogies. At its core is also a meditation on what it means to draw three women--from disparate though nevertheless interconnected histories of marginalization--into conversation with one another. Can such a conversation reveal a shared history that has been erased due to institutional racism, sexism, and simple neglect? Is there a mode of comparative reading that can explore their points of connection even as it remains attentive to their differences? These are the questions at the core of this book, which offers not only a corrective history centred on the lives of women of colour intellectuals, but also a methodology for comparative analysis shaped by their visions of the world.
The Art of the Middle Ground in Iran and Lebanon
Author: Shaul Mishal,Ori Goldberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
In this book, Shaul Mishal and Ori Goldberg explore the ways in which Shiite leaderships in Iran and Lebanon approach themselves and their world. Contrary to the violent and radical image of religious leaderships in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Lebanese Hizballah, the political vision and practice of these leaderships view the world as a middle ground, shying away from absolutist and extremist tendencies. The political leadership assumed by Shiite religious scholars in Iran and Lebanon has transformed Shiite Islam from a marginalized minority to a highly politicized avant garde of Muslim presence, revitalized the practice and causes of political Islam in its struggle for legitimacy and authority, and reshaped the politics of the Middle East and the globe in its image. Utilizing approaches from social theory, history, theology, and literary criticism, the book presents these leaderships as pragmatic, interpretative entities with the potential to form fruitful relationships between Shiite leadership and the non-Shiite world.
Author: Zoe Whittall
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Missy Turner thinks of herself as the most ordinary woman in the world. She has a lot to be thankful for: a great kid, a loving husband, a job she enjoys and the security of living in the small town where she was born. Then one day everything gets turned upside down. She loses her job, catches her husband making out with the neighbor and is briefly taken hostage by a young man who robs the local café. With her world rapidly falling apart, Missy finds herself questioning the certainties she's lived with her whole life. Originally published in 2010, The Middle Ground was a 2011 Golden Oak Award Nominee and an early work from an award-winning author. This edition includes discussion questions at the back for reading and literacy groups.