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Combustible Burn : A Play
By author: Andrew Silver
Product Code: P238
ISBN: 9780865548367
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Combustible/Burn is the inspirational play about young people finding their faith challenged, finding their moral centers broadened, and finding their courage strengthened to defeat hatred at any cost. ritten from hundreds of hours of interviews, almost every word of this documentary play comes directly from the original actors themselves, telling a powerful story of Christian idealism, compassion, and justice, burning from a small Georgia city to the coast of Africa and back again.

Stewards of the Land : The American Farm School and Greece in the Twentieth Century
By author: Brenda Marder
Product Code: P268
ISBN: 9780865548497
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This historical narrative traces selected aspects of twentieth century Greece that best lend context to the history of the American Farm School as it strove to improve the quality of education it offered to rural youth during this transforming period of modern Greek history. How the School progressed from its Protestant origins through the process of Hellenization is a major part of this story. The School’s survival was as rocky as the Greek terrain itself. The series of wars are explained in light of the devastation they caused in Northern Greece and the influence they had on the School’s students. Political events are analyzed closely to demonstrate not only their repercus-sions on students throughout Greece but also on those at the American Farm School. Emerging naturally from these events is a discussion of Greek American relations in the post war period, tracing areas of friction and harmony. Documenting the rural poverty that made Greek life miserable for the largest segment of Greece’s population in the first half of the twentieth century, the book then moves systematically forward toward the post World War Two period, and era of relative pros-perity. Greece’s accession to the European Union, a move that forced the country and the Farm School to think globally altered the atmosphere. The School’s purpose became larger than simply transforming hungry village boys into skilled tillers of the soil. Instead, the goal became the task of pinpointing Greece’s shifting challenges and defining them, while constantly rethinking the School’s mission to avoid propelling it along a meaningless track.

The Stem of Jesse : The Costs of Community at a 1960's Southern School
By author: Will D. Campbell
Product Code: P242
ISBN: 9780865548565
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The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893
Product Code: P249
ISBN: 9780865548671
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Heartbreaking and true, The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893 details human courage and perseverance in the face of the second most fatal hurricane in US history. On a Sunday evening in August 1893, a massive hurricane slammed into South Carolina and Georgia at high tide. The howling winds and pounding waters struck hardest at the Gullah communities along the coastal islands. Stunned by the sudden fury of the storm, the island dwellers took extraordinary measures to protect themselves. Clearly, they were no match for what many referred to as the “cyclone.” By the time the waters ebbed and the winds subsided, 2,000 or more had drowned and tens of thousands were left homeless, hungry, and destitute. Neither the US Congress nor South Carolina’s state legislature appropriated funds to assist the stricken people. Fortunately, Clara Barton, founder and president of the American Red Cross, took charge. In the first hurricane relief and recovery effort of the Red Cross, individuals and private charities sustained the survivors with grits and pork for almost a year. Rebuilding homes, food supplies, and spirits was a long arduous process. For the next sixty years, residents of one community held vigils every August, praying to be spared from such a catastrophe ever again.

Liberator Bomber : The Correspondence of Lieutenant Eugene T. Winn of the 446th Bomber Group, 1942-1945
By author: Frederick W. Huff
Product Code: H650
ISBN: 9780865548749
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United States Army Air Corps Lieutenant Eugene T. Winn wrote home to his father regularly, from before his enlistment in May 1942 until his discharge in September 1945. Lt. Winn did not want to be in the Army, and like many young men of his day saw aviation as preferable.

Negotiation : The Alternative to Hostility
By author: Jimmy Carter
Product Code: P256
ISBN: 9780865548824
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This first address of the Carl Vinson Memorial Lecture Series at Mercer University is a masterful assessment of the difficulties of resolving disputes. President Carter’s guidelines for establishing a more stable peace in the world are concise and imaginative without sacrificing their essential practicality.

The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot : American Presidents and the Immigrant, 1897–1933
By author: Hans P. Vought
Product Code: H659
ISBN: 9780865548879
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Between 1897 and 1933 the presidents of the United States joined progressive reformers in redefining the concept of the United States as a “melting pot.” Their use of this metaphor to describe assimilation never meant that immigrants had to completely abandon their ethnic cultures. The presidents’ speeches, letters, and administrative records reveal consistent support for the “melting pot” model as an alternative to nativist racism.

Militiamen, Rangers And Redcoats : The Military In Georgia, 1754-1776
By author: James M. Johnson
Product Code: P274
ISBN: 9780865549104
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With this examination of the military establishment in colonial Georgia, Johnson fills the largest single gap in the record of the pre-Revolutionary armed forces on the southern frontier. But Militiamen, Rangers, and Redcoats does more. It makes a major contribution to the perennial debate over the military capacity of the citizen-soldier—an issue of special pertinence for the 1990s.

My Bones Are Red : A Spiritual Journey With A Triracial People In The Americas
By author: Patricia A. Waak
Product Code: P277
ISBN: 9780865549173
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In the late 1700s the roots of cowboy culture arose out of the Carolinas. These men and women were not the typical white ranchers that would be depicted in later stories and films. Instead they were a group of “tri-racial isolates.” While much is now being published about Melungeons, little has been written about the cowboy Redbones. The Redbones followed Reverend Joseph Willis to Louisiana in the early 1800s. He was the patriarch of the group and con-tributed his Baptist ministry to the spiritual composite that would make up their religious heritage. My Bones Are Red primarily tells the stories of the Perkins family . They would stay in Louisiana for at least four decades before crossing the border into Texas. For the first time this book tracks family members who would be sequentially classified by the U.S. census as black, “free people of color,” mulatto, Indian, and white over a period of one hundred years. Historical evi-dence suggests the Perkins family and the families they married into were a combination of Native American, African, and British. What started out as a quest to find the mother of her beloved grandfather, became for Patricia Waak a revelation about the diversity of her family. It became, in fact, a spiritual journey as she visited cemeteries, courthouses, and archives from Accomack County, Virginia, to Goliad, Texas. Filled with transla-tions of old court cases, accounts from oral history, and the results of countless hours of research, she also invites us to participate in her own dis-covery through original poetry which introduces each chapter. Included are photographs, genealogical charts, maps, and copies of old documents. The journey to discover the story of one line of her family, becomes for the author a farewell to her mother and an honoring of the people who contributed to who she is today. Patricia Waak’s career in the United States and overseas has dealt with popu-lation dynamics and their effect on human and environmental health. Most recently she has been the director of human popu-lation and environment programs and a senior advisor for the National Audubon Society. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Planet Awakening. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two dogs.

The Governors Of Georgia: Third Edition 1754-2004
By author: James F. Cook
Product Code: P305
ISBN: 9780865549548
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This classic book on the Governors of Georgia is now available including the governorships of Zell Miller, Roy Barnes, and Sonny Perdue. Perfect for class-room use, this readable and reliable text is newly typeset and includes new photographs.

A Heart for Any Fate : The Biography of Richard Brevard Russell, Sr.
By author: Sally Russell
Product Code: H628
ISBN: 9780865549579
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Born in 1861, eldest in a while, middle-class Southern family that lost everything in the Civil War, Richard Russell grew up consumed with ambition to make a name for himself. His dream was to found an outstanding family and to hold the three highest offices in Georgia: chief justice of the Supreme Court, governor, and United States senator. In striving for these ambitions, he married twice and ran for public office seventeen times.

Macon Black and White: An Unutterable Separation In The American Century
By author: Andrew M. Manis
Product Code: P306
ISBN: 9780865549586
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A longitudinal study of race relations in a major southern city, Macon Black and White examines the ways white and black Maconites interacted over the course of the entire twentieth century. Beginning in the 1890s, in what has been called the "nadir of race relations in America," Andrew M. Manis traces the arduous journey toward racial equality in the heart of Central Georgia. The book describes how, despite incremental progress toward that goal, segrega-tionist pressures sought to silence voices for change on both sides of the color line. Providing a snapshot of black-white relations for every decade of the twentieth century, this compellingly written story highlights the ways indigenous develop-ments in Macon combined with other statewide, regional, and national factors to shape the struggle for and against racial equality. Manis shows how both African- Americans and a cadre of white moderates, separately and at timestogether, gradually increased pressure for change in a conservative Georgia city. Showcasing how disfranchisement, lynching, interracial efforts toward the humanization of segregation, the world wars, and the Civil Rights Movement affected the pace of change, Manis describes the eventual rise of a black polit-ical class and the election of Macon's first African-American mayor. The book uses demographic realities as well as the perspectives of black and white Maconites to paint a portrait of contemporary black-white relations in the city. Manis concludes with suggestions on how the city might continue the struggle for racial justice and overcome the "unutterable separation" that still plagues Macon in the early years of a new century. Macon Black and White is a pow-erful story that no one interested in racial change over time can afford to miss.

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