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.

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.

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.

Southland

A Case Study-based Training Exercise in Policy Analysis for the Agricultural and Rural Sector

Author: N.A

Publisher: FAO

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

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Based upon a case study of a fictional country called 'Southland', this training exercise uses realistic data sources to encourage discussion of key policy and institutional issues faced by many developing countries and how they can be addressed. The case study, developed in the early 1990s, has been successfully used on many occasions and in different locations but it had never been published before. The publication includes a set of notes to participants and trainers, historical information, and a glossary of economic and institutional terminology. It also includes a CD-ROM containing the full text of the case study in HTML and PDF formats, as well as a series of Excel data files that can be used for conducting quantitative analysis of selected statistics.

A History of Southland College

The Society of Friends and Black Education in Arkansas

Author: Thomas Kennedy

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610750011

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.

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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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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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.

"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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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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Reforming Australia's Unions

Insights from Southland Magazine

Author: Michael Costa,Mark Hearn

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862872486

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 290

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How should trade unions respond to the challenges of decentralised industrial bargaining and the Workplace Relations Act 1996? What can stop the decline in union membership? Reforming Australia's Unions is a comprehensive guide to this debate with a significant focus on union reform, workplace change, worker rights in a global economy and gender equity. Underpinned by key articles in Southland Magazine, each theme is introduced by experienced industrial relations practitioners who analyse the impact of labour market deregulation on the labour movement in the post-Accord era.

Southland Writers

Biographical and Critical Sketches of the Living Female Writers of the South. With Extracts from Their Writings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 973

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