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Selma's Bloody Sunday
Protest, Voting Rights, and the Struggle for Racial Equality
On Sunday afternoon, March 7, 1965, roughly six hundred peaceful demonstrators set out from Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in a double-file column to march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. Leading the march were Hosea Williams of...
Cultivation and Catastrophe
The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature
At the intersection of social and environmental history there has emerged a rich body of black literary response to natural and agricultural experiences, whether the legacy of enforced agricultural labor or of the destruction and displacement brought...
A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Conservation
Beaked whales are a group that has been shrouded in mystery for most of the twentieth century. A few species were known to science only because a partial skeleton happened to wash up on a remote shore. Over the past few decades, however, scientists h...
A Complete Guide for Caregiving (Third Edition)
Sound professional advice and a caring commitment to do what's best for your child. That's what anyone who is the parent of a child with cerebral palsy wants. And that's what Drs. Miller and Bachrach and their colleagues offer in this book. They will...
Draining of the Fens
Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England
The draining of the Fens in eastern England was one of the largest engineering projects in seventeenth-century Europe. A series of Dutch and English "projectors", working over several decades and with the full support of the Crown, transformed hundre...
A Complete Guide to Ear Disorders and Health
ISBN: PB: 9781421422855,
ISBN: HB: 9781421422848,
Johns Hopkins University Press
15.2x22.9 cm, 2 black&white illus., 24 line drawings
Intricately shaped and amazingly sensitive, ears are the organs of hearing and balance. When something goes wrong with the ears – whether infection or cancer, eardrum perforation or hearing loss – our overall well-being is generally disturbed.
The Garrett Family, Collectors and Connoisseurs
Evergreen – the long-time home of the Garrett family in north Baltimore – offers a preeminent example of antebellum-American Italianate architecture. It also houses a remarkably diverse collection of over 50,000 objects, including paintings, furnitur...
A History of Caring for Dying Patients in America
At the turn of the twentieth century, medicine's imperative to cure disease increasingly took priority over the demand to relieve pain and suffering at the end of life. Filled with heartbreaking stories, "The Inevitable Hour" demonstrates that profes...
Making of Jane Austen
Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? Devoney Looser's "The Making of Jane Austen" turns to the people, performances, activism, and images that fostered Austen's early fam...
Wild by Nature
North American Animals Confront Colonization
From the time Europeans first came to the New World until the closing of the frontier, the benefits of abundant wild animals – from beavers and wolves to fish, deer, and bison – appeared as a recurring theme in colonizing discourses. Explorers, trave...