Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas (Gender and Slavery Ser.)


(as of Sep 11,2018 15:24:47 UTC – Details)

In this groundbreaking collection, editors Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris place sexuality at the center of slavery studies in the Americas (the United States, the Caribbean, and South America). While scholars have marginalized or simply overlooked the importance of sexual practices in most mainstream studies of slavery, Berry and Harris argue here that sexual intimacy constituted a core terrain of struggle between slaveholders and the enslaved. These essays explore consensual sexual intimacy and expression within slave communities, as well as sexual relationships across lines of race, status, and power. Contributors explore sexuality as a tool of control, exploitation, and repression and as an expression of autonomy, resistance, and defiance.

News of the World: A Novel


(as of Sep 11,2018 12:02:32 UTC – Details)

National Book Award Finalist—Fiction

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

Georgia Southern University (Campus History)

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(as of Sep 11,2018 08:43:15 UTC – Details)

In 1906, the founders of what would become Georgia Southern University pledged to build a college that would prepare students to succeed in a changing world. The First District Agricultural and Mechanical School served well the needs of women and men who lived in a farm-based economy. As the 20th century unfolded, the college did something that is rare in the history of higher education: it changed its name five times to meet the educational needs of its citizens. A university since 1990, Georgia Southern provides opportunities for a diverse and inclusive student body that now exceeds 20,000. Each year, graduates earn diplomas at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. Today, the road to the future begins on a path that learners long have traveled: it leads up through a green forest to Sweetheart Circle. Old A&M has become one of the nations distinctive universities. Those who study and teach here say the campus is the most beautiful in America. At its heart is a pair of neatly coupled lakes, framed by historic willows, live oaks, and stately pines. The light of learning still shines brightly from Statesboros highest hill.

Tomochichi: Chief and Friend (Social Studies Readers)


(as of Sep 11,2018 05:21:48 UTC – Details)

Tomochichi played an important role in creating the town of Savannah. He made sure to care of his people along the way. His influence and contributions helped make the state of Georgia what it is today. Explore the life of Tomochichi and his significant contributions to Georgia history with this high-interest reader that connects to Georgia state studies standards. Tomochichi: A Chief and a Friend promotes social studies content literacy with this appropriately-leveled text and keeps students engaged with full-color illustrations and dynamic primary source documents. This state history-driven biography connects to Georgia Standards of Excellence, WIDA, and NCSS/C3 framework.

Twiggs County, Georgia, History of.


(as of Sep 11,2018 00:09:46 UTC – Details)

This long awaited reprint of this central Georgia county history book should make many a researcher very happy. This book is a genealogical gem of a book. It is filled with a wide variety of information such as: early history, Indian affairs, roster of soldiers from the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, World War I & II, abstracts of tax Digest for 1818-1826-1853, abstracts of deeds 1809-1900, abstracts of deeds from other Index Books to 1901, abstracts of Wills, Newspaper abstracts, Cemeteries inscriptions for some 45 different cemeteries, Land lottery – Wilkinson County 1805 (now Twiggs). The authors did not stop there. They also added biographical sketches / genealogies of approx. 66 early settlers of this important county.

The Literature of Georgia: A History (Caucasus World)

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(as of Sep 10,2018 13:59:10 UTC – Details)

The first comprehensive and objective history of the literature of Georgia, revealed to be unique among those of the former Byzantine and Russian empires, both in its quality and its 1500 years’ history. It is examined in the context of the extraordinarily diverse influences which affected it – from Greek and Persian to Russian and modern European literature, and the folklore of the Caucasus.