Uprising

Uprising

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • ISBN-10 : 9781442419568
  • Release : 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.

Uprising

Uprising

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Yusuf Jah
  • ISBN-10 : 9780684825373
  • Release : 1997-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
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Fourteen gang members from Los Angeles, members of rival gangs the Crips and the Bloods, discuss such subjects as the bonds among gang members, "gangsta" rap music, and the possibility of an end to gang violence

Uprising

Uprising

  • Publisher : Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons
  • Author : Allana Kephart
  • ISBN-10 : 9781499105001
  • Release : 2015-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
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The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction. But a resistance is coming… Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi's parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she's ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?

Uprising

Uprising

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Author : Alex Wheeler
  • ISBN-10 : 9780545140867
  • Release : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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After former Imperial Commander Rezi Soresh's failure to have Luke Skywalker assassinated, Soresh threatens to destroy a ship full of innocent passengers unless Luke surrenders himself.

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

Pontiac and the Indian Uprising

  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Author : Howard Henry Peckham
  • ISBN-10 : 081432469X
  • Release : 1994
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.

Uprising

Uprising

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  • Author : Clive Vincent Anderson
  • ISBN-10 : 9789811474781
  • Release :
  • Genre: Poetry
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A walk with friends is meaningful and I am thankful that in sharing this journey with you, the few poems that I have posted have resonated with so many in such a positive way. As a result, I have created this e-book to showcase more of these poems, with each accompanied by a visual designed to amplify the meaning of its subject matter. Since this outpouring of expression, I have been reflecting on how to tie passion to purpose and as a result, I have decided to set up a scholarship at Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada) focused on increasing access to post secondary education for Black students. Additionally, I would like to provide funding to support other community initiatives (Free For All Foundation, Brampton, Ontario, Canada (www.ffaf.ca) and Frontlines, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (www.frontlines.to)) where we are able to see the direct impact of contributions made. I am hoping you would consider making a donation (no matter the amount) in support of any or all of these initiatives. To do so, you can go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/uprising-collection-of-poems

The Gwangju Uprising

The Gwangju Uprising

  • Publisher : Homa & Sekey Books
  • Author : Chŏng-un Chʻoe
  • ISBN-10 : 9781931907361
  • Release : 2006
  • Genre: History
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The book explores the implications of the democratic movement that took place in Gwangju, a southwestern city of Korea, in May 1980 when military paratroopers brutally crushed a group of protesters who demonstrated against General Chun Doo-hwan, who was about to become the country s president. Because of the event now known as the Gwangju Uprising, 191 people perished and 852 were wounded. In The Gwangju Uprising, Choi Jungwoon analyzes various discourses and motives of the uprising and vividly paints the demonstrators street battles against paratroopers. He gives an in-depth scrutiny of the participants mentalities and incentives, and the type of brutality involved. He also examines the stages the participants went through during the uprising, from the peace and togetherness they had at first, to the internal conflict that soon followed, to the lessons they learned in the uprising s aftermath. Choi argues that the united front experienced by the participants during the uprising was a driving force that changed modern Korean history. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Choi Jungwoon is a professor of international relations at Seoul National University. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His publications include The English Ten Hours Act: Official Knowledge and the Collective Interest of the Ruling Class (1984) and Ideological Configuration in Korean Politics (1998). ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR Yu Young-nan is a freelance translator based in Seoul. Her most recent translation is Yom Sang-seop s novel Three Generations (Archipelago Books, 2005)."

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Author : Włodzimierz Borodziej
  • ISBN-10 : 0299207307
  • Release : 2006
  • Genre: History
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The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 dramatically tells the largely unknown story of the Warsaw resistance movement during World War II. Desperate to free themselves from German military oppression but also hoping to show the advancing Soviets that they could not impose easy rule upon the citizens of Warsaw, the Poles launched an almost hopeless attack against the Germans on August 1, 1944. Wlodzimierz Borodziej presents an evenhanded account of what is commonly considered the darkest chapter in Polish history during World War II. In only sixty-three days, the Germans razed Warsaw to the ground and 200,000 people, mostly civilians, lost their lives. The result—a heroic and historically pivotal turning point—meant that the Poles would lose both their capital and an entire generation. This concise account of the trauma—little known to English-speaking readers—will appeal to anyone interested in the history of World War II in general and is a must-read for students of Polish history in particular.

Uprising in East Germany 1953

Uprising in East Germany 1953

  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Author : Christian F. Ostermann
  • ISBN-10 : 9639241571
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Allemagne (Est) - Histoire - Juin 1953 (Soulèvement) - Sources
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"A detailed introductory essay to provide the necessary historical and political context precedes each part. The individual documents are introduced by short headnotes summarizing the contents and orienting the reader. A chronology, glossary and bibliography offer further background information."--BOOK JACKET.

Rastafarian s Uprising at Coral Gardens  Jamaica

Rastafarian s Uprising at Coral Gardens Jamaica

  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Author : Selbourne Reid
  • ISBN-10 : 9781606479896
  • Release : 2009-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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The Rastafarian's uprising in Montego Bay, Jamaica on 'Black Thursday' April 11th 1963 is an indelible monument in the Rastafarian movement which is indigenous to Jamaica. Selbourne Reid, the author of this book, was a police officer and a member of the rifle group in the leading police party, escaped unhurt but some of his co-workers were seriously injured. He saw a man chopped to death within three to five (3Ft-5Ft) feet away as well as one of his co-worker seriously injured. He ran from the scene and while he was running he saw another of his co-worker being hacked to death. Selbourne could not help, as he had no ammunition for his rifle. This book is designed to satiate the reader who has a flare for humor. For example, The account of 'A memorable lie', or 'The Obeah-man' who stripped a young lady in a public place-in a bar-and anoint her nude body with some type of oil which he said would cause her to have an abortion.' This man did other ludicrous acts and was subsequently arrested. There is also a question as to whether Inspector Fisher was saying 'Where is Jimmy?' even when he was being chopped by the Rastaman. Christian and ethical principles are highlighted in this book, as well as some lessons and techniques, which can be learned by some supervisors, public administrators and police or military leaders. Selbourne was employed in Law enforcement and Social work in Jamaica and the United States of America for over thirty-five years. He writes about certain incidents in his work experience. Selbourne Reid graduated with a BSc. Degree in Public Administration from of The University of The West Indies, Mona campus, Jamaica.