Southland

Author: Nina Revoyr

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070480

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-American woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her grandfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own history has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger world. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents characters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also engage each other across grounds—historical and cultural—that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past—from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories of the 1990s—Southland weaves a tale of Los Angeles in all of its faces and forms. Nina Revoyr is the author of The Necessary Hunger ("Irresistible."—Time Magazine). She was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is of Japanese and Polish-American descent. She lives and works in Los -Angeles.

A History of Southland College

The Society of Friends and Black Education in Arkansas

Author: Thomas Kennedy

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557289166

Category: Education

Page: 349

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In 1864 Alida and Calvin Clark, two abolitionist members of the Religious Society of Friends from Indiana, went on a mission trip to Helena, Arkansas. The Clarks had come to render temporary relief to displaced war orphans but instead found a lifelong calling. During their time in Arkansas, they started the school that became Southland College, which was the first institution of higher education for blacks west of the Mississippi, and they set up the first predominately black monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in North America. Their progressive racial vision was continued by a succession of midwestern Quakers willing to endure the primitive conditions and social isolation of their work and to overcome the persistent challenges of economic adversity, social strife, and natural disaster. Southland’s survival through six difficult and sometimes dangerous decades reflects both the continuing missionary zeal of the Clarks and their successors as well as the dedication of the black Arkansans who sought dignity and hope at a time when these were rare commodities for African Americans in Arkansas.

The Southland Conference

Small College Football, Big Dreams

Author: George Becnel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504918878

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 700

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Did you know? Four future NFL receivers, Roger Carr, Mike Barber, Pat Tilley, and Billy Ryckman were all on Louisiana Tech’s 1973 national championship team. The Independence Bowl was created as a postseason game for the Southland Conference champion. Jacksonville State kicker Ashley Martin kicked three extra points to become the first female to kick an extra point in a NCAA Division I football game in the Gamecocks’ 72-10 win over Cumberland in 2001. Future Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor made his first-ever collegiate start as a freshman against Northwestern State in 2008. Future Walter Payton Award winner, quarterback Jeremy Moses of Stephen F. Austin, set a single-game NCAA record by completing 57 of 85 passes for 501 yards in a game against Sam Houston State in 2008. Future NFL defensive backs from Nicholls State, Lardarius Webb and Kareem Moore each returned two interceptions for touchdowns against Northwestern State in 2007. Although Southeastern Louisiana didn’t compete in football in the Southland until 2005, the Lions played a “designated” conference game against Louisiana Tech in 1971. Super Bowl quarterback Stan Humphries of the San Diego Chargers played at Northeast Louisiana. Louisiana Tech, which joined the Southland in 1971, didn’t allow a conference opponent to score a single point in the third quarter until the 1975 season. Diontae Spencer of McNeese State returned two kickoffs and one punt return for a touchdown to tie a FCS single-game record.

Southland Tales

The Complete Saga

Author: T/James Reagan

Publisher: T/James Reagan

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 475

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T/James Reagan has novelized Richard Kelly's 2006 cult film "Southland Tales" into a complete vision of a complex story of power, politics, and porno. The title refers to the Southland, a name used by locals to refer to Southern California and Greater Los Angeles. Set in the then-near future of 2008, as part of an alternate history, the novel is an expanded portrait of Los Angeles, and a satiric commentary on the military–industrial complex and the infotainment industry. Combining the theatrical cut, the Cannes cut, and the graphic prequel novels, T/James Reagan offers his trademark unflinching post-Empire vision on Kelly's ambitious, sprawling narrative. This novel can be downloaded for free at: https://archive.org/details/SouthlandTalesTJamesReagan https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a3aPpf3qwj13xsmipYeGskSGi4crWwYw/view

A Raid on the Southland

Author: Gene Lovell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595431054

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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A century after the close of the Civil War, Yankees stage another foray into Dixie, this time the objective is control of a venerable beloved insurance company-The Southland. In terms reminiscent of Sherman's assault on Atlanta, Baltimore stockbrokers attempt to gain control of an institution as emblematic of southern culture and manners as Tara in Gone With the Wind. Fought this time with proxies and ballots instead of musket balls, this conflict puts to the test the hearts and minds of a generation who thought they had outgrown the biases and prejudices of the survivors of the War Between the States.

Taming the Great South Land

A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia

Author: William J Lines,William J. Lines

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520078307

Category: Nature

Page: 337

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Taming the Great South Land is the first full-length landscape history of an entire continent occupied by one nation. It is also, in William Lines's telling, a brutal and controversial story. Examining the ways European society rapidly, radically transformed Australia's physical and human landscapes, the author writes candidly of repeated environmental devastation--from the early slaughter of seals and whales to the destructive spread of sheep, through gold rushes and land settlement to British nuclear tests and the modern mining and timber industries. Lines shows how Enlightenment ideas of progress, economic growth, and development were reconstructed on Australian soil, and how the promise of the conquest of nature became a mockery in fact, resulting in the mass dislocation and destruction of indigenous populations. This shocking narrative, thoroughly researched and accessibly written, combines environmental, social, and political history to hard-hitting effect. Taming the Great South Land is the first full-length landscape history of an entire continent occupied by one nation. It is also, in William Lines's telling, a brutal and controversial story. Examining the ways European society rapidly, radically transformed Australia's physical and human landscapes, the author writes candidly of repeated environmental devastation--from the early slaughter of seals and whales to the destructive spread of sheep, through gold rushes and land settlement to British nuclear tests and the modern mining and timber industries. Lines shows how Enlightenment ideas of progress, economic growth, and development were reconstructed on Australian soil, and how the promise of the conquest of nature became a mockery in fact, resulting in the mass dislocation and destruction of indigenous populations. This shocking narrative, thoroughly researched and accessibly written, combines environmental, social, and political history to hard-hitting effect.

Songs from the Southland

Author: Sarah Frances Price

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781359364586

Category:

Page: N.A

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Thanatos on a Southland Freeway

Author: Jack Bowman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595219640

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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In Thanatos on a Southland Freeway the reader senses a range of dark, brooding cloud poems on the horizon, and as the wind blows each moves overhead and deposits its contents on the reader below. A sense of interesting dread and a mysterious forest of words attempt to lure the reader in, and keeps him there trapped.

Dissenter in the Baptist Southland

Fifty Years in the Career of William Wallace Finlator

Author: G. McLeod Bryan

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865541764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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"The Great South Land"

Four Articles on Emigration, Designed to Exhibit the Principles and Progress of the New Colony of South Australia

Author: William Smillie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: South Australia

Page: 31

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Vigilante - Southland

Author: Gary Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781401268732

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 144

View: 1981

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The classic DC character Vigilante is reborn for a new generation! A new take on the DC character the Vigilante, reimagined by crime novelist Gary Phillips (PERDITION U.S.A.). VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND takes place on the seemy backstreets of Los Angeles, far from the glitz of Hollywood. Donny Fairchild is getting by as a maintenance man after a failed bid at an basketball career. After a loved one is killed and he is left for dead, Donny is determined to bring the killers to justice and decides to stop just getting by and undergoes training to become a masked vigilante. A new series with socially relevant undertones, VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND updates the NEW TEEN TITANS character for this new century. Collects issues #1-6.

Southland Writers

Biographical and Critical Sketches of the Living Female Writers of the South ; with Extracts from Their Writings

Author: Ida Raymond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 973

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Southland Weather Handbook

A Guide to the Climate and Weather of Southern California

Author: John H. Aldrich,Myra Meadows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California, Southern

Page: 51

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Great Southland Gold:

Author: Mary Hawkins

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1628361018

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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When her mother was killed on the American frontier, Patricia Casey's life turned upside down. Her father left for the gold fields of California. Her brother fled to Australia, also seeking gold - and now she's crossing the Pacific to search for him. Patricia accidentally injures a man in the Australian bush. She is drawn to the recovering Tim Hardy, who shares her sense of humor - and, she suspects, understands her pain as well. But their blossoming friendship is cut off when Patricia is unjustly accused of malicious injury and threatened with prison. Will Patricia ever be vindicated? Will she find the friendship and love for which she yearns? Or will riches in gold keep her from finding the true treasure God has for her? The Great Southland Series includes: Faith in the Great Southland: Book 1 Hope in the Great Southland: Book 2 Love in the Great Southland: Book 3 Great Southland Gold: Book 4