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The Book They Came Before Columbus
The Author Ivan Van Sertima
The Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date2003
Genre History
Pages 284
ISBN UCSC:32106017436624
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans, offering evidence of the presence of African explorers in the New World centuries before the arrival of Columbus.


The Book 1491
The Author Charles C. Mann
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre
Pages 624
ISBN 904680349X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In vogelvlucht wordt een kleurrijk beeld gegeven van de veelheid aan rijke, oude culturen die op het Amerikaanse continent tot ontwikkeling waren gekomen voor de ontmoeting met de Europese ontdekkingsreizigers.


The Book Paracritical Hinge
The Author Nathaniel Mackey
The Publisher Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date2005-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 382
ISBN 0299204049
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Paracritical Hinge is a collection of varied yet interrelated pieces highlighting Nathaniel Mackey’s multifaceted work as writer and critic. It embraces topics ranging from Walt Whitman’s interest in phrenology to the marginalization of African American experiential writing; from Kamau Brathwaite’s "calibanistic" language practices to García Lorca’s flamenco aesthetic of duende and its continuing repercussions; from H.D.’s desert measure and coastal way of knowing to the altered spatial disposition of Miles Davis’s trumpet sound; from Robert Duncan’s Vietnam War poetry to the emancipatory potential of collaborative practices; from serial poetics to diasporic syncretism; from the lyric poem’s present-day predicaments to gnosticism. Offering illuminating commentary on these and other artists including Amiri Baraka, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Wilson Harris, Jack Spicer, John Coltrane, Jay Wright, and Bob Kaufman, Paracritical Hinge also sheds light on Mackey’s own work as a poet, fiction writer, and editor.


The Book Egypt Revisited
The Author Ivan Van Sertima
The Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date1989-01-01
Genre History
Pages 441
ISBN 0887387993
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume represents a new departure in the examination of Egypt's place in the African context. It brings together the latest research of the 1980s on Nile Valley civilizations, what they achieved, and their impact on Africa and the world. The authors take an "Afrocentric" in contrast to a "Eurocentric" perspective in their studies of the birthplace of civilization. This volume includes sections on the race and origin of the ancient Egyptians, black dynasties and rulers, Egyptian science and philosophy, and great Egyptologists. It sheds new light on neglected aspects of history. Ivan Van Sertima is professor of African studies, Rutgers University, and editor of the Journal of African Civilizations. He is the author of They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, winner of the Clarence L. Holte International Prize.


The Book Early America Revisited
The Author Ivan Van Sertima
The Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date1998
Genre History
Pages 209
ISBN 0765804638
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Early America Revisited is a vigorous defense and amplification of Ivan Van Sertima's classic work, They Came Before Columbus. The book makes a carefully balanced case for an African presence in America before Columbus' voyages. At the same time, the work in no way denies the importance of the Columbus voyages for opening up the New World to Europe, and hence changing the economic and political map of the world for all time. Van Sertima's critical cutting edge is that there is an anthropological and ethnographic dimension to the process of discovery, one in which black Africans of non-European origins played a central role. He marshals literary and pictorial evidence and shows its authenticity to be beyond question. The impact of these early discoveries is of far more than historical interest. They serve as a basis to examine anew the study of culture contacts between civilizations, and in so doing, offer a serious base to a multifaceted re-examination of earlier hypotheses of influences in both directions. Early America Revisited provides anthropological evidence about the physical presence of Africans in pre-Columbian America. It is also the study of how two peoples and cultures can lead to cross-fertilization. The borrowing of artifacts and ideas does not mean that the outsider is superior to the native, or that indigenous cultures are insignificant. Van Sertima contends that such relationships can be unpleasant as well as pleasant, conflictual as well as consensual. But, whatever the character of the interaction, its very existence merits awareness. This book is likely to engender disputes and disagreements. But there is no question that it will enrich the study of a wide range of subjects, from archaeology to anthropology, and result in profound changes in the reordering of historical priorities and pedagogy. It should be of wide interest to social scientists, historians, and all those for whom the question of race and culture is a central facet of their own work and lives. Jacqueline L. Patten Van Sertima, who is responsible for the photographic materials in this volume, has had her work exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, the National Urban League, Columbia University, and many galleries across the country. Her publications include The Black Photographers Annual and Black Photographers.


The Book Slaap kindje slaap
The Author James B. Patterson
The Publisher
Release Date2002
Genre
Pages 371
ISBN 9044929933
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Nadat er tien miljoen dollar losgeld is betaald om het ontvoerde dochtertje van een beroemde filmster te bevrijden, komt het meisje niet terug.


The Book THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS ILL
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ISBN OCLC:968100895
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The Book Lies My Teacher Told Me
The Author James W. Loewen
The Publisher The New Press
Release Date2008-04-08
Genre Education
Pages 444
ISBN 9781595586537
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A completely revised edition of James W. Loewen’s classic retelling of American history, based on six new textbooks and including an all-new chapter on the recent past Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and has sold over a million copies in its various editions. What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls "an extremely convincing plea for truth in education." In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the My Lai massacre, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students. This new edition also features a handsome new cover and a new introduction by the author.


The Book Encyclopedia of Black Studies
The Author Molefi Kete Asante
The Publisher SAGE Publications
Release Date2004-10-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 568
ISBN 9781452265445
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Encyclopedia of Black Studies is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research on the Black experience. The concept for the encyclopedia was developed from the successful Journal of Black Studies (SAGE) and contains a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent. This single-volume reference is the vanguard of the recent explosive growth in quality scholarship in the field. More than a chronicle of black culture or black people, this encyclopedia deals with the emergence and maturity of an intellectual field over the past four decades. Beginning with the protests at San Francisco State College in 1967 that led to the first degree-granting department of Black Studies, the field's rapid growth over time necessitates an authoritative account of the discipline.


The Book The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia
The Author Silvio A. Beding
The Publisher Springer
Release Date2016-02-08
Genre History
Pages 787
ISBN 9781349125739
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The European discovery of the Americas in 1492 was one of the most important events of the Renaissance, and with it Christopher Columbus changed the course of world history. Now, five hundred years later, this 2-volume reference work will chart new courses in the study and understanding of Columbus and the Age of Discovery. Much more than an account of the man and his voyages, The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia is a complete A-Z look at the world during this momentous era. In two volumes, The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia contains more than 350 signed original articles ranging from 250 to more than 10,000 words, written by nearly 150 contributors from around the world. The work includes cross-references, bibliographies for each article, and a comprehensive index. The work is fully illustrated, with hundreds of maps, drawings and photographs.


The Book Het besef van een moeder
The Author Sue Klebold
The Publisher Lev.
Release Date2016-02-18
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages
ISBN 9789044974690
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘**** Sue Klebold schreef een erg moedig boek. [...] eerlijk, [...] aangrijpend. IJzingwekkend relaas van de moeder van een van de jongens die 13 mensen doodden op Columbine High School. -NRC Handelsblad ‘Ontroerend en aangrijpend.’ -Trouw ‘Sue Klebold durft in Het besef van een moeder ambigu te zijn, en dat is wat haar boek zo boeiend maakt.’ -Vrij Nederland


The Book Ancient AFRICAN History A Journey Highlighting Africa s Past
The Author Sedrick Sims
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2009-09-24
Genre
Pages 117
ISBN 9780557096947
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A selective journey into Africa's often untold rich history.


The Book Begin met het waarom
The Author Simon Sinek
The Publisher Business Contact
Release Date2012-03-08
Genre Business & Economics
Pages
ISBN 9789047005049
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Simon Sinek laat in ‘Begin met het Waarom’ zien dat organisaties en leiders die zich richten op het Waarom van hun bedrijf succesvoller, invloedrijker en innovatiever zijn. Leiderschapsstijlen kunnen verschillen, maar alle grote, inspirerende leiders hebben één ding met elkaar gemeen: ze weten dondersgoed waaróm ze doen wat ze doen. Toch sneeuwt bij veel bedrijven het Waarom nogal eens onder in de hectiek van de dag. ‘Begin met het Waarom’ helpt je om het Waarom weer centraal te stellen en zo beter en authentieker leiding te geven en je omgeving te inspireren. Met vele voorbeelden uit de praktijk toont Sinek aan dat het werkt. Dit boek is gebaseerd op de ideeën uit zijn TEDX-talk over leiderschap, waarmee hij wereldwijd de aandacht trok.


The Book 1177 v Chr
The Author Eric Cline
The Publisher Ambo|Anthos
Release Date2014-11-13
Genre History
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ISBN 9789026329661
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In '1177 v.Chr' beschrijft Eric H. Cline een keerpunt in onze geschiedenis. Na jaren van bloei kwam er een abrupt einde aan de beschavingen uit het bronzen tijdperk. In het jaar 1177 voor Christus wist het machtige leger van Egypte de verwoestende invasies van het zeevolk te stoppen, maar dat bleek een pyrrusoverwinning. In slechts enkele decennia vielen de illustere rijken van de Trojanen, Hettieten, Minoërs, Egyptenaren en Babyloniërs als dominostenen om, samen met hun monumentale architectuur en vernuftige technologie. Hoe kon dat gebeuren? Eric H. Cline vertelt het meeslepende verhaal van de ondergang van de beschaving en werpt daarmee nieuw licht op een periode die bepalend is geweest voor de loop van onze geschiedenis en angstaanjagend veel lijkt op de hedendaagse situatie in de landen rond de Middellandse Zee. 'Cline heeft een van de boeiendste boeken uit de afgelopen jaren geschreven.' ***** Jona Lendering, NRC Handelsblad


The Book Black Heritage Sites
The Author Nancy C. Curtis
The Publisher American Library Association
Release Date1996
Genre Social Science
Pages 677
ISBN 0838906435
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lists historic sites related to African American history, organized geographically, and discusses the significance of each site


The Book Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen
The Author J.K. Rowling
The Publisher Pottermore Publishing
Release Date2015-12-08
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 228
ISBN 9781781103326
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Met een speciale trein die vertrekt van perron 93⁄4 belandt Harry Potter op Zweinsteins Hogeschool voor Hekserij en Hocus Pocus, waar hij alles leert over bezemstelen, toverdranken en monsters. En uiteindelijk moet hij het opnemen tegen zijn aartsvijand Voldemort, een levensgevaarlijke tovenaar.


The Book Carved In Stone A Conversation with Our Ancestors
The Author William Everett
The Publisher Lulu.com
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ISBN 9780557818259
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Guyanese Achievers USA Canada
The Author Vidur Dindayal
The Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date2011
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 603
ISBN 9781426958618
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Guyanese Achievers, USA and Canada" is the result of collaboration between Vidur Dindayal and the Guyanese diaspora, who shared with him its recommendations on whom to identify as examples of achievement. This volume chronicles Guyanese people who reflect their nation's rich multi-ethnic heritage. These people demonstrate that Guyanese have been successful in North America for a long time. For example, Sir James Douglas became the governor of the colony of Vancouver Island and later the colony of British Columbia in the 1850s. Today, he is considered the "father of British Columbia." For Guyanese, he is Guyana's "first gift to Canada." A statue of Sir James Douglas was unveiled in 2008 at his birthplace in Belmont, Mahaica. At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, the list of Guyanese who have been gifts to the United States and Canada is impressive. "Guyanese Achievers, USA and Canada" celebrates the academics, actors, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, and others who, by demonstrating inventiveness and persistence, have been recognized as exemplars of Guyanese achievement in North America.


The Book Machtsovername
The Author Vince Flynn
The Publisher Karakter
Release Date2016-11-22
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789045210599
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Als Tom Clancy, maar dan spannender en met meer actie!' - Goodreads 'Het tempo is hoog, er is actie en spanning. Kortom: een aanrader!' - NBD Biblion In Machtsovername wordt de president van Amerika het doelwit van nietsontziende terroristen - een angstaanjagend realistisch rampscenario, want hoe goed is een vrijstaande villa in het midden van een drukke stad nu echt te beveiligen? Op een ochtend wordt de rust in Washington wreed verstoord door een groep terroristen die tientallen mensen vermoorden en bijna honderd mensen gijzelen terwijl ze zich een bloederige weg banen naar het Witte Huis. De geheime dienst brengt de president nog net op tijd naar een ondergrondse bunker, en terwijl de overheid discussieert over de juiste manier om met de vijand te onderhandelen, sluipt Mitch Rapp, de beste antiterreuragent van de CIA, door geheime gangen en verborgen tunnels van het enorme landhuis om de gijzelaars te redden voordat de terroristen de president bereiken. Maar een andere vijand - een hooggeplaatst persoon in Washington - is vastberaden Rapps reddingsmissie te laten falen...


The Book The World of Jazz Trumpet
The Author Scotty Barnhart
The Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date2005
Genre Music
Pages 246
ISBN 0634095277
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In The World of Jazz Trumpet - A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy, acclaimed jazz trumpet soloist Scotty Barnhart examines the political, social and musical conditions that led to the creation of jazz as America's premier art form. He traces the many factors that enabled freed slaves and their descendants to merge the blues, gospel, classical marches, and African rhythms to create a timeless and profound art that, since its inception, circa 1900, continues to have a major impact on all music. The World of Jazz Trumpet is a must-have study of the jazz trumpet for students, instructors, and professional musicians, as well as for anyone who appreciates the genre. Readers will appreciate Barnhart's personal and professional connection to a major part of American and world history. This book fills a major void in the world of jazz education as well as in general music education. With entries on 800 trumpeters, it is destined to become required reading in thousands of colleges, schools and homes around the world.