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41. Education for Public Democracy
42. With God for the People: The Autobiography
43. The First National Bank of Dad:
44. George Washington's Leadership
45. Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched
46. Our Elders Teach Us : Maya-Kaqchikel
47. Sams Teach Yourself e-Politics
48. The instinct toward mercy: what
49. From the Workhouse to Welfare:
50. How to Teach Self-Instruction
51. ADV RES TEACH V4 (Advances in
52. Protecting the Right to Teach
53. Learning to Teach Adults: An Introduction
54. Behemoth Teaches Leviathan: Thomas
55. Information Technologies: Teaching
56. Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant
57. The Rights of the People: Civil
58. Mentor in the Granges and Homes
59. Not Out Of Africa: How "Afrocentrism"
60. Woodrow Wilson and American liberalism

41. Education for Public Democracy (SUNY Series, Teach (S U N Y Series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform)
by David T. Sehr
Paperback: 214 Pages (1997-01-16)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Sehr - Man or Myth?
In Sehr's book "Education for Public Democracy" he stresses educations importance of conveying the true nature and vigors of public democracy. I know this sounds terribly boring, but trust me, he's the man, AND he likes broccoli. Who would have thought? Not too many grown men enjoy their greens, especially ones that are as accomplished as Dr. Sehr. He taught us some of the most important things including (but not limited to): why chuds are useless, R truely does equal CH, not taking vitamins is bad, Gilligan's Island really isn't that funny, John Misarti, and so much more!

5-0 out of 5 stars dr sehr is the man
this book is the greatest.dr. sehr is the man.he is our teacher, but he gives us too much work.see you on monday, doc. ... Read more

42. With God for the People: The Autobiography of ... As Told to David Porter (Teach Yourself)
by Laszlo Tokes
 Paperback: 176 Pages (1990-06)
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For years Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu trod their people down. Only a very few dared speak out. For Laszlo Tokes, a young pastor in Timisoara, the coast of conscience was high. Beatings, intimidation, and rejection by church authorities followed his repeated stands against Ceausescu's regime and the church's subservience. Violently evicted from their manse and removed by the Securitate to a remote village, Tokes and his pregnant wife waited in fear of their lives. Crowds gathered daily outside his church, making unprecedented demands for his release; within days, Ceausescu and his wife were dead and the Securitate routed. Tokes was immediately called upon to serve in the newly formed Salvation Front. A first-hand account of how one man came to be the torch bearer for a country's freedom, and a spokesman for peace between warring ethnic groups. It offers a personal portrait of a man of faith who shuns the limelight and works tirelessly for his country's renewal. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting account
In 1989 Laszlo Tokes was an Reformed pastor in Temesvár (Timisoara), western Romania. As a known dissident he was unpopular with his bishop - a communist collaborator named Laszlo Papp - and plans were underway to have him forceably removed to an obscure village. Tokes resisted the eviction, and a crowd of supporters gathered around his home. After a stand-off, a number of protestors were killed, Tokes and his pregnant wife were removed with some violence, and Ceausescu denounced him specifically in a broadcast; an ominous sign that execution might be at hand. Instead, however, the protests spread, and just days later the dictator was himself dead and Papp had fled the country. Tokes replaced him as bishop and joined the new government - only to become quickly disillusioned.

Tokes gives us a realistic narrative: at times he and his friends are fearful and depressed, and there are none of the didactic divine interventions or glib moral lessons which intrude on the narrative in so many other Christian paperback biographies. Tokes is a man of faith who believes that only a return to Christianity can save Romania, but he is also thoughtful and nuanced - he can understand why some people would seek illegal abortions during the Ceausescu period, and he tries to appeal to his persecutors at a human level without expecting a sudden religious conversion. In the post-Communist period, he quickly annoys the new president, Ion Iliescu, by asking what happened to the dead bodies of Ceausescu and his wife. Tokes also complains to the World Council of Churches that they had allowed themselves to be deceived by Papp, just as Western leaders had been charmed by Ceausescu's apparent independence from Moscow. The WCC acknowledges its failing and they move on together; this conciliation would probably disappoint the US Cold Warriors who have long despised the WCC. The only slightly off-note is when Tokes suggests that Papp's authoritarian personality may have been due to his physical smallness.

Tokes is an ethnic Hungarian, and the book also offers an interresting view of the experiences and trials of this community in Romania. ... Read more

43. The First National Bank of Dad: The Best Way to Teach Kids About Money
by David Owen
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2003-01-07)
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Most parents do more harm than good when they try to teach their children about money. They make saving seem like a punishment, and force their children to view reckless spending as their only rational choice. To most kids, a savings account is just a black hole that swallows birthday checks.

David Owen, a New Yorker staff writer and the father of two children, has devised a revolutionary new way to teach kids about money. In The First National Bank of Dad, he explains how he helped his own son and daughter become eager savers and rational spenders. He started by setting up a bank of his own at home and offering his young children an attractively high rate of return on any amount they chose to save. "If you hang on to some of your wealth instead of spending it immediately," he told them, "in a little while, you'll be able to double or even triple your allowance."A few years later, he started his own stock market and money-market fund for them.

Most children already have a pretty good idea of how money works, Owen believes; that's why they are seldom interested in punitive savings schemes mandated by their parents. The first step in making children financially responsible, he writes, is to take advantage of human nature rather than ignoring it or futilely trying to change it.

"My children are often quite irresponsible with my money, and why shouldn't they be?" he writes. "But they are extremely careful with their own." The First National Bank of Dad also explains how to give children real experience with all kinds of investments, how to foster their charitable instincts, how to make them more helpful around the house, how to set their allowances, and how to help them acquire a sense of value that goes far beyond money. He also describes at length what he feels is the best investment any parent can make for a child -- an idea that will surprise most readers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars First National Bank of Dad
Really good book about kids and allowance.Great and practical ideas to take the hassle out of jobs and allowance.A great reminder that your kids allowance isn't your money to control, but your kid's money to learn responsibility.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but too much armchair psychology
Offers a few constructive observations, such as incentivizing good behavior or giving 'ownership' to children (of their financial decisions), but neither of these is particularly insightful or original. As another reviewer noted, it does read very quickly-- I'd allow about 2-3 hours. On the negative side, much of the supporting evidence for his opinions come in the form of anecdotes involving his own children, which is fine, but doesn't exactly qualify as "proof"--- unless you're salesman or politician. For instance, when discussing how much allowance to give children, he argues against "miniscule" amounts by citing a 70's comic book series in which a character in a similar situation develops an unhealthy view of money...well, okay, but...it's a comic book. This seems to be his lone evidence on this point.

Also, as another reader pointed out, this is really for middle class families and above, as he, for example, argues against allowing teenagers to work during the school year. For a large segment of society, this just isn't a "choice"-- though he seems to think it is. All in all, Owen's worldview seems a bit constrained by his own situation, and he doesn't seem to recognize the reality of many people's lives. It's worth borrowing this book from your local library, but I wouldn't buy it (and didn't).

3-0 out of 5 stars daily affirmation
Owen takes some everyday observations about human nature, mixes in common sense and good humor, rejects a few widely held beliefs and delivers a hundred pages of readable advice.


5-0 out of 5 stars David Owen is Money in the Bank
In tackling a home improvement project involving joint compound and plaster buttons, I kept two books near at hand.One was "HomeOwner's Manual" by the This Old House crew, and the second was "The Walls Around Us" by David Owen.Owen's calming, sensible, everyman approach to shouldering new handyman projects helped steer me through an unfamiliar, mundane project.At some point during the countless hours of smoothing, sanding, and painting, my inattentive mind began to wonder what else Owen had written besides the occasional New Yorker story that subscribers see.

"The First National Bank of Dad" was the answer, and upon reading its subtitle 'The Best Way to Teach Kids about Money' I scooped up a copy.Having two little spenders of my own, I knew I needed this new advice manual from a man who has been there before me.FNBD did not let me down.David Owen writes with a straightforward, humorous, easy-going style that spews common sense and good ideas.His Bank of Dad idea is genius, but only because it flips upside-down the usual parenting mantras of command and control.Put your kids in charge of their money urges Owen, and watch them learn how to spend and save.Stop running Aunt Millie's birthday presents down to the local bank, which to your kids is a "black hole that swallows birthday checks."Instead, Owen puts his kids entirely (almost) in charge of their money, and with his home-based Bank of Dad gives them the opportunity to learn about the power of compound interest.Using a home computer and a slightly more influential rate of interest, he quickly captures his kids' attention.

It's a terrific idea, one I've already adopted, and my kids are unexpectedly as thrilled as his.Owen has more.He teaches his kids free market economics via eBay, creates his own successful Stock Exchange of Dad, and expostulates on the value of part-time employment for kids.His recommendations are surprisingly fresh, honest and logical. Chapter Seven offers perhaps the best observations about life and I could think of many adults I know who would benefit from reading this alone.Chapter Eight is an epistle to the value of reading.By "learning how to purse a subject until their curiosity is satisfied," Owen observes, "later in life they will be able to use that same ability to teach themselves about the bond market."And anything else.

FNBD is an investment of under six hours reading time.It is already paying dividends in my home.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must-read for all parents, esp. middle class parents
I got a few books on how to teach kids money from the local library and settled on David Owen's book. Owen used his real life experience with his own children to get his messages acrossed. Some of the approached Owen used are really "out-of-the-box". He also offerred the lessons he learned from his experiments.

Owen's philosophy is sound, his approaches are sensible, and this book is easy to read and often funny.Highly recommmended. ... Read more

44. George Washington's Leadership Lessons: What the Father of Our Country Can Teach Us About Effective Leadership and Character
by James Rees, Stephen Spignesi
Hardcover: 248 Pages (2007-01-22)
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From James Rees, Executive Director of Mount Vernon, comes anenlightening guide to the leadership wisdom of America's first great leader. George Washington was more than just an inspiring battlefield commander; he was critical to the founding and success of the United States ofAmerica. His leadership, his vision, and his courage united a war-torncountry and set the United States on the path to greatness. Washington's historic contribution to this nation--his leadership and his character--are as relevant and valuable today as they have ever been.

This book reveals Washington's character, his leadership, his vision, and most surprising of all, his business skills and acumen. Most people aren't awarethat Washington, while all of the above, was also a successful businessman and visionary entrepreneur.

Exhibiting qualities sorely lacking in so many of our political and business leaders today, Washington remained steadfastly honest and ethical,following guiding principles that would benefit leaders around the world. George Washington's Leadership Lessons reveals a man of true character,worthy of emulation not just in the realm of politics and war, but in allleadership positions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars review
I just love this book.I am a history buff and love famous quotes. You can actually use some of his ettiquite teachings in todays time.It really makes alot of sense. I shared it with a manager friend of mine.He loved it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Not Great
This was an entertaining and interesting book. I feel that theauthor may have come across as somewhat more definitive and authoritative about General Washington's personal traits than may have been the actual case.After more than 200 years it is impossible to really know for sure. There was little new material here.

4-0 out of 5 stars A slightly different take on George Washington
I picked up this book on my recent visit to Mount Vernon.I am interested in the inner workings of history's great leaders, and just what made them tick.

This book provides a well-written, concise overview of George Washington focusing on his leadership qualities and their relevance to our modern society.It is, in essence, a highly-condensed biography of Washington arranged topically.As the author states in his preface, he is trying to counteract what he perceives in our society as a deplorable decline in interest in history in general -- and in Washington in particular.He has written a book that he hopes will prick the interest of the masses and start a revivial of interest in our first president.

Not surprisingly, the author is overwhelmingly positive in his opinion of his subject -- but who isn't when it comes to Washington?However, he does touch on some of Washington's more human foibles -- he married Martha for her money when he really loved someone else, he owned slaves, he was exacting and short-tempered, he was insecure about his lack of formal education.But these issues are presented and explained in such a way that they are all forgivable, especially when viewed in the context of the times in which Washington lived.It is hard to believe that any human could have been such an exemplary paragon, but apparently Washington was.I haven't read a lot of American history, so I'm definitely no expert here, but there seem to be few scholars who have much of anything negative to say about him.Once every century or so a person of such sterling character rises to the front of the world stage, making an indelible mark on history, and George Washington seems to have been just such a man.

What I took away from this book was that George Washington was, more than anything else, an ambitious man.Although not a great general, he was a man of strong integrity and character, and a born leader whom people would follow.This, combined with his practice of seizing any and every opportunity that came his way and making the best of it, is what propelled him to the level of greatness he achieved.

For serious readers of history I doubt that this book would have much to offer; it is, after all, not written for the 2% or so of Americans who area already avid students of history, but for the other 98%.It is a light and easy read; a good book, but not a great one.

5-0 out of 5 stars George, you crack me up.
Amazing insight into the young mind and perspective of America's first president.I learned some quite interesting things from this book.On the humorous side I learned it is bad edicate to spit into the campfire. I recommend this fun to read book.Especially if you are a bit of a history nerd as I am.

4-0 out of 5 stars How George Washington exemplified leadership
This book is rich with colorful vignettes, interesting facts and fascinating lore about George Washington, the first president of the United States. Author James C. Rees (writing with Stephen Spignesi) is both blessed and burdened with an abundance of facts, stories, quotes and tidbits of trivia about Washington. The author works mightily to correlate illustrative incidents from Washington's life with character lessons for today's corporate executives. Unfortunately, the connections are often a little forced, although the narrative remains interesting. Some of the things that Rees includes are fresh and valuable, such as his sidebar about Washington's Revolutionary War spy ring. But others are less compelling, like the verbatim rundown on all 110 of the civility rules that the Jesuits developed in the 1500s to instruct young men. They have passing relevance, in that as a child Washington copied them in longhand so he could memorize them. Yet many of the arcane dictums seem to have little to do with the famed general's life or character. Still, this intriguing, easy read provides a fond, useful lens for seeing Washington as a remarkable leader and a leadership role model on many levels. If your goal is to learn about leadership, getAbstract believes that George Washington has a lot to teach. ... Read more

45. Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America (and What They Teach Us)
by Cecelia Tichi
Hardcover: 440 Pages (2009-10-01)
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A gripping and inspiring book, Civic Passionsexamines innovative leadership in periods of crisis in American history. Starting from the late nineteenth century, when respected voices warned that America was on the brink of collapse, Cecelia Tichi explores the wisdom of practical visionaries who were confronted with a series of social, political, and financial upheavals that, in certain respects, seem eerily similar to modern times. The United States--then, as now--was riddled with political corruption, financial panics, social disruption, labor strife, and bourgeois inertia.

Drawing on a wealth of evocative personal accounts, biographies, and archival material, Tichi brings seven iconoclastic--and often overlooked--individuals from the Gilded Age back to life. We meet physician Alice Hamilton, theologian Walter Rauschenbusch, jurist Louis D. Brandeis, consumer advocate Florence Kelley, antilynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, economist John R. Commons, and child-welfare advocate Julia Lathrop. Bucking the status quo of the Gilded Age as well as middle-class complacency, these reformers tirelessly garnered popular support as they championed progressive solutions to seemingly intractable social problems.

Civic Passions is a provocative and powerfully written social history, a collection of minibiographies, and a user's manual on how a generation of social reformers can turn peril into progress with fresh, workable ideas. Together, these narratives of advocacy provide a stunning precedent of progressive action and show how citizen-activists can engage the problems of the age in imaginative ways. While offering useful models to encourage the nation in a newly progressive direction, Civic Passions reminds us that one determined individual can make a difference. ... Read more

46. Our Elders Teach Us : Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives (Contemporary American Indian Studies)
by David Carey Jr., Allan F. Burns
Paperback: 400 Pages (2001-11-13)
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47. Sams Teach Yourself e-Politics Today
by Allison Hayward
Paperback: 300 Pages (2000-08-09)
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Sams Teach Yourself e-Politics Today is a comprehensive look at American politics and government. The book introduces the reader to resources and concepts that he or she may or may not have know existed. It will show the reader how to participate in both the political process and the governmental functions from the comfort on one's own home. The result of Sams Teach Yourself e-Politics Today is a more informed and active citizen. ... Read more

48. The instinct toward mercy: what Hopkins has to teach Darwin.(evolution biology teaching ban cases): An article from: Commonweal
by Peter Quinn
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This digital document is an article from Commonweal, published by Thomson Gale on June 17, 2005. The length of the article is 2765 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: The instinct toward mercy: what Hopkins has to teach Darwin.(evolution biology teaching ban cases)
Author: Peter Quinn
Publication: Commonweal (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 17, 2005
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 132Issue: 12Page: 15(4)

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49. From the Workhouse to Welfare: What Beatrice Webb's 1909 Minority Report Can Teach Us Today (Fabian special)
by Roy Hattersley, Tim Horton, Peter Townsend
 Paperback: 94 Pages (2009-01-01)

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50. How to Teach Self-Instruction of Job Skills (Innovations, No. 2)
by Martin Agran, Stephen C. Moore
 Paperback: 48 Pages (1994-01)
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One of the biggest problems confronting those enteringindependent employment is learning to solve the myriad of smallproblems that come their way everyday. They often depend too much ontrainers or job coaches to solve their problems and manage theirbehaviors. This book presents a tested method for students to maintaingood work performance while they become less dependent on jobcoaches. This manual shows how to teach self-instruction in a varietyof work settings, even where students are interacting withcustomers. It includes four complete training scripts; forms formonitoring performance; and special instruction for peers teachingpeers, for group instruction, and for teaching people with limitedverbal skills. ... Read more

51. ADV RES TEACH V4 (Advances in Research on Teaching)
Hardcover: 252 Pages (1993-09-05)
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This fourth volume in the series discusses such topics as building a sense of history in a first-grade classroom, teaching for understanding in a third-grade geography lesson, and social studies education in an urban fourth-grade classroom. ... Read more

52. Protecting the Right to Teach and Learn: Power, Politics, and Public Schools
Paperback: 224 Pages (2000-12)
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53. Learning to Teach Adults: An Introduction
by Nicholas Corder
Paperback: 176 Pages (2007-12-26)
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Learning to Teach Adults is an indispensable guide for anyone who teaches, or is planning to teach adults. This comprehensive yet light-hearted book gives sensible advice on the business of teaching and training, and is relevant for any subject taught, be it archery or zoology. Writing with passion and humour, the author provides helpful tips, ideas and practical examples throughout.

Topics include:

  • adult learners and learning styles;
  • teaching methods and techniques;
  • course and lesson planning;
  • student motivation and participation;
  • dealing with awkward situations.

Fully updated the new edition includes vital new sections on assessment, teaching students with learning difficulties and the impact of new technologies on teaching and learning. This engaging and accessible book is essential reading for anyone teaching adults for the first time. It is also a useful reminder of good practice for experienced teachers and trainers and a helpful refresher for anyone returning to teaching after a career break.

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54. Behemoth Teaches Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes on Political Education (Applications of Political Theory)
by Geoffrey M. Vaughan
Paperback: 176 Pages (2007-03-06)
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Did Hobbes's political philosophy have practical intentions? There exists no _Hobbist_ school of thought; no new political order was inspired by Hobbesian precepts. Yet in Behemoth Teaches Leviathan Geoffrey M. Vaughan revisits Behemoth to reveal hitherto unexplored pedagogic purpose to Hobbes's political philosophy. ... Read more

55. Information Technologies: Teaching to Use-Using to Teach
by Frank B Raymond Iii, Leon Ginsberg, Debra Gohagan
Hardcover: 236 Pages (1999-03-04)
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This insightful volume explores examples of the use of technology to teach social work knowledge, values, and skills across the curriculum. The chapters cover a wide range of perspectives, including international views of the role of information technology in Great Britain and Malaysia, training approaches for faculty development, and computer-based software that has the potential to transform the manner in which curriculum objectives are met. Prepare for technology-based instruction in social work education for the 21st century!

Information Technologies: Teaching to Use--Using to Teach

Information Technologies: Teaching to Use--Using to Teach, addresses your need to fully prepare today?s social work graduates to work and live in this rapidly changing, technology-enhanced environment. Based on the 1997 Information Technologies Conference: Using to Teach--Teaching to Use, held in Charleston, South Carolina, this book covers the multitude of topics that were presented on technology-based instruction as we head into the 21st century.

Articles in Information Technologies range from the use of the Internet and computer applications to research projects that address the effectiveness of technology-based teaching and learning activities. It also dicusses international views on the role of information technology in Britian and Malaysia. Information Technologies gives particular attention to distance education, and it is the most thorough treatment to date of the use and teaching of technology in social work education. Specific areas you?ll gain valuable information from include:

  • establishing a faculty development lab
  • starting intensive faculty training sessions
  • computer-based software that has the potential to transform the manner in which curriculum objectives are met
  • international perspectives on information technology
  • the use of Geographic Information Systems technology in social work practice as a tool for improved visualization of social and economic inequalities
  • models for teaching social work curriculum with technologyWith Information Technologies, you will gain a competetive edge in preparing your faculty and students with the latest world-wide information on studies pretaining to technology use in a social work setting. A conglomeration of diverse and well-researched articles on the use of technology to enhance social work education await you in this special volume.

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56. Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America about Democracy
by Paul Apostolidis
Paperback: 360 Pages (2010-08-31)
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In Breaks in the Chain, Paul Apostolidis investigates the personal life stories of a group of Mexican immigrant meatpackers who are at once typical and extraordinary. After crossing the border clandestinely and navigating the treacherous world of the undocumented, they waged a campaign to democratize their union and their workplace in the most hazardous industry in the United States.
Breaks in the Chain shows how immigrant workers-individually and sometimes collectively-both reinforce and contest a tacit but lethal form of biopolitics that differentiates the life chances of racial groups. Examining their personal narratives, Apostolidis recasts our understanding of the ways immigrants construct and transform social power.
Apostolidis uses empirical inquiry to spark new reflections in critical theory as he analyzes how immigrant workers' local practices confront structural power within and beyond America's borders. Linking stories of immigration to stories about working on the meat production line-the chain-he reveals the surprising power of activism by immigrant workers and their allies and demonstrates how it can-and should-promote social and political democracy in America.
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57. The Rights of the People: Civil Government and Religion
by Alonzo T. Jones
Paperback: 378 Pages (1998-01)
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This work, first printed in 1895, showed the relationship that should exist between the church and the state at the present time, as proved by Holy Writ and the historical evidence of twenty-five centuries. ... Read more

58. Mentor in the Granges and Homes of Patrons of Husbandry: Designed to Explain the Origin, Aims, and Government of the Order, Answer Objectors, Advise Candidates, Teach the Lessons of Each Degree, and Duties of Officers and Members, and Thus Aid Patrons To Be Better Members of Families, of the Order, and of Society
by A.B. Grosh
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59. Not Out Of Africa: How "Afrocentrism" Became An Excuse To Teach Myth As History (A New Republic Book)
by Mary Lefkowitz
Hardcover: 240 Pages (1996-01-25)
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Expanding on a New Republic piece that generated controversy, a noted classicist offers the first full rebuttal of the myth of Afrocentrism. She demonstrates that there has been no modern conspiracy among scholars to conceal the debt of Greece to Egypt and that some of the misconceptions arise from the ancient Greeks' misunderstanding of Egyptian religions.Amazon.com Review
Wellesley classics professor Mary Lefkowitz takes aim at the basicclaims of leading proponents of Afro-centrism, in this expansion of her NewRepublic article exposing flaws in the argument that black Africans wereresponsible for the great civilizations of Egypt and Greece that broughtpraise from historians and criticism from Afrocentrists. Lefkowitz arguesthat the Greeks' African heritage touted by Senegalese scholar Cheikh AntaDiop is based upon a single dubious source and that Egyptians neverconsidered themselves black Africans, in fact, that they consciouslydisassociated themselves from blacks. She argues that the legacy of these twocultures remains so rich even foes of European civilization want to claimthat legacy for themselves. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars If its possible i'd rate half a star
It is no shock to see that many like this book. Racism will never die, not while uneducated, unwilling to progress human inhabit the world. This book as many other people have mentioned has no proof, as much as the fans like to think just because it is a "scholarly" person writing that it is factual, it is not. White people and brainwashed minorities have been trying to debunk anything not from the elites for yrs. If you chose to waste your money on this then so be it, but, if you are someone looking to change things for the better, to make this world a livable one for all your brothers and sisters, then do everyone a favor, do the author a favor and do not purchase this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Lefkowitz and her misuse of the ADL - Donations/Support gone Astray
Applying the Socratic Method we all should be asking ourselves a series of questions as to why Dr. Lefkowitz focused on Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan.

Why didn't she focus on Cheikh Anta Diop or Theophile Obenga the scholars who are pillars of Afrocentrism?
(They are liguist, philosophers, historians and Egyptologist with multiple degrees and extremely documented works).

The reason may be because Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan made a scholarly mistake as to when the Alexandrian Library was built and Aristotle's time of study, which is easily debatable and that can and was disproved by Lefkowitz.Lefkowitz received her Ph.d from Harvard in Classical Studies, where in which she would have been required to study the Greek language.That being the case why didn't she refer to the works of Greeks themselves?Why doesn't she know, or acknowledge that the following Greek thikers studied in Egypt: Thales of Miletus, Solon of Athens, Pythagoras of Samos, Xenophanes of Colophon, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, Pherecydes of Syros, Empedocles of Acragas, Democritus of Abdera, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle?

Dr. Lefkowitz should have been aware of the numerous writings by Greeks written on themselves or by their disciples.It is imperative that we as seekers of truth shout out truth and shed light on lies.

Aristotle talks about his time in Egypt (Meteorology 352 b 20), Aristotle talks about Egyptians being the most ancient of people (Meteorology, I 14 352 b)

Phythagoras (Just read the Pythagoras Library)

Socrates (Plato, Phaedrus, 274 c-d)

Plato talks about Egypt in 42% of his work (Gorgias, Meno, Euthyphro, Phaedo, Republic, Phaedrus, Timaeus, Critias, Laws, and Philebus)

We have to search for truth ourselves we can't leave it in the hands of people like Dr. Lefkowitz because not all people are qualified even though they have Ph.d's. If we look at her previous books we see her passion and course of study truly are (which may not be well researched also): The Victory Ode : An Introduction (1976), Heroines and Hysterics (1981), The Lives of the Greek Poets (1981), Women's Life in Greece and Rome (1982) editor, with Maureen Fant, Women in Greek Myth (1986), First-person Fictions : Pindar's Poetic "I" (1991).

Martin v. Lefkowitz Libel Case

1. Lefkowitz won Round One on a motion to dismiss.

2. Martin won Round Two. Mass Court of Appeal overturned lower court -- reinstated case.

3. Lefkowitz won Round Three on a motion for summary judgment.

"Lefkowitz admitted that the offending words she wrote about Martin were untrue" but contended, successfully, that because Martin is a "public figure", as that term is understood in America's libel laws, he has to prove not merely negligence on her part in not writing the truth, but also that she was motivated by malice.

She claimed that Martin did not prove malice.

4.Martin has appealed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Blah Blah Blah
Many people in America suffer from psychological fragility. Read the article above to see what Southern Europeanswere accomplishing approximately 1500 to 2000 years before both Egypt and Greece rose to prominence.

As the Pallet of Narmer unmistakably shows, Egypt appeared as a unified power after several hundred years of tribal warfare along the Nile. In other words, the glory of Egypt was the result of savagery, not some divinely inspired civilizational impulse . I can easily imagine Narmer, perhaps wearing a pair of canvas slippers and brimming with bravado, cleaving some rival's head with a heavy, stone mace, and then absconding with his victim's latest innovation in footwear. The point is that we could just as easily pin the charge of theft on the ancient Egyptians. For example, the wheel was not native to Egypt, yet they "stole" it from the Hyksos,improved it and used it during the reign of Ramses II to extend their empire far beyond its traditional borders. Thus, before you take credit for the "genius" of other individuals, you should first consider that they were vicious and ambitious colonizers who "stole" from others just as the Greeks "stole" from them later. Many of the imperial inclinations we despise so much today sustained Egypt for millennia.
So, in order to advance beyond the dangerous stupidities of the past, we must avoid the self-serving tendency to reinterpret the complexity of ancient history through the lens of contemporary experiences and the resulting paranoias and biases.

What's undeniably true is that virtually all people alive today are descended from peasants. This is a simple historical fact, and to believe that you're not descended froma peasant is silly and laughable. Just accept the fact that your molecules are no more "royal" than mine or some other person's.

1-0 out of 5 stars Really?
The author systematically wages war on Afrocentrism all the while promoting Eurocentrism using the very same techniques she accuses her opponents of. Listening to hypocrisy is hard, sitting and reading through it is worse.

1-0 out of 5 stars Our Common African Genesis, 2nd Edition
Our Common African Genesis traces the origins of modern humans and early civilization through genetics, linguistics, archeology, history, and the Books of Moses.Despite the predominance of the ancient Africans, they are persistently slandered in the Old Testament and, in turn, dismissed from modern history.
In the finger pointing the Hebrews contrived to rationalize the Exodus and Conquest, the sins of the world were dumped on Egyptians and Canaanites making them the most maligned race in history.Desecration of Our Common African Genesis continued unbelievably into the 20th century, historians deluding Egyptians were Caucasians, ranting that Africans developed no civilization, till 1996, the dementia complete, babbling their history obscure, their Aegean influence NOT Out of Africa.This literary genocide swept an entire race of people from history, the pen a continuation of Joshua's swift sword, psychopathic denial of the Hamitic gene flow in Genesis 10.
This Pious Fraud, aggressively marketed by Christianity and Academia, brainwashed us with sick beliefs about race, religion, and history, indeed, of ourselves and each other.The fictional Mediterranean Caucasians, really Ethiopians, the genetic sons of Ham and Cush, developed civilization long before Caucasians and Semites.Tales of the glorious Mediterranean Caucasians ironically are the most Afrocentric history in existence, quite opposite the authors' intent.The people that the Hebrews, Greeks, and others called Ethiopians are the same Dark Whites Toynbee said spawned ten civilizations.
The verdict may not be unanimous but the evidence is overwhelming that Africans begat the human race and Ethiopians begat Western Civilization, the Hebrews (Semites) and Greeks (Caucasians) very late `pretenders to the throne'.Indeed, it took four tries to get Western Civilization off the ground, with three intervening Dark Ages, all four grafted onto Ethiopian rootstock including the long taproot of the hybrid Judaic, Christian, Islam, and Hindu mythologies, yes, even schooling the Levites, Brahmans, Alexander, young Jesus, and Paul in the Ethiops celestial mythos and ritual.
Only by ignoring and/or suppressing the evidence, deriding the ancient Ethiopians, even denying their birthplace, can Lefkowitz and her predecessors and her reviewers make a case.Then our `White Throne' atop the `Great Chain of Being' was secured, nothing less than God's favorites, Evolution's crowning mutation, far superior to that other "ethnic group whose history has largely remained obscure".Case closed.
This is not mistaken or defective research.Fraud doesn't even adequately describe this crime.This is `literary genocide', eradicating an entire race of people from our history books, a deception of immense proportions, that began in the Old Testament, then took a new turn around 1800 under the pseudoscience of `phrenology', the bogus study of skull shapes, and its accomplice, the decrepit `ethnology', the study of `race'.Even though these pseudosciences were discredited by anthropologists and neurologists by the turn of the 20th century, their corruption spread into history books.It is this hoax that replaced `Ethiopian' with `Mediterranean Caucasian' that was so appealing to Western historians that it became canon.
Dr. Lefkowitz, I charge you with `abandonment of scholarship', `literary genocide', and `fraud'. Add your predecessors' and reviewers' documented testimony and we also have `conspiracy'.You didn't act alone.This is not simply a question of historical right or wrong or the shades of gray in between.The issue is `intent', the difference between `defective research' and `fraud'. Our Common African Genesis, 2nd Ed. ... Read more

60. Woodrow Wilson and American liberalism (Teach yourself history library)
by Edward Maurice Hugh-Jones
 Hardcover: 295 Pages (1951)

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