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The New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature

By Hugh Ruppersburg,John C. Inscoe
  • ISBN Code: : 0820343005
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 472
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Georgia has played a formative role in the writing of America. Few states have produced a more impressive array of literary figures, among them Conrad Aiken, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey, Joel Chandler Harris, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Jean Toomer, and Alice Walker. This volume contains biographical and critical discussions of Georgia writers from the nineteenth century to the present as well as other information pertinent to Georgia literature. Organized in alphabetical order by author, the entries discuss each author's life and work, contributions to Georgia history and culture, and relevance to wider currents in regional and national literature. Lists of recommended readings supplement most entries. Especially important Georgia books have their own entries: works of social significance such as Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, international publishing sensations like Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, and crowning artistic achievements including Jean Toomer's Cane. The literary culture of the state is also covered, with information on the Georgia Review and other journals; the Georgia Center for the Book, which promotes authors and reading; and the Townsend Prize, given in recognition of the year's best fiction. This is an essential volume for readers who want both to celebrate and learn more about Georgia's literary heritage.

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  • Pdf File: integrating-african-american-literature-in-the-library-and-classroom.pdf

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In this book, African American literature is illuminated through a project-based curriculum that incorporates national curriculum standards. • At least eight lesson plans per chapter that can be adapted for use with elementary, middle, and high school students • Extensions to each featured book, including activities for students in grades K–12 • Guided practice ideas for every book • Instructions and strategies for organizing and promoting an African American Book Awards Reading Program • A list of suggested videos, DVDs, and sound recordings to use with lesson designs • Multiple bibliographies of books, authors, and illustrators, and a list of relevant websites

The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals

By Samuel W. Mitcham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1684512794
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : History
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-confederate-generals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A renown military historian and frequent television commenter brings to life the generalship of the South during the Civil War in sparkling, information-filled vignettes. For both the Civil War completist and the general reader! Anyone acquainted with the American Civil War will readily recognize the names of the Confederacy’s most prominent generals. Robert E. Lee. Stonewall Jackson. James Longstreet. These men have long been lionized as fearless commanders and genius tacticians. Yet few have heard of the hundreds of generals who led under and alongside them. Men whose battlefield resolve spurred the Confederacy through four years of the bloodiest combat Americans have ever faced. In The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals, veteran Civil War historian, Samuel W. Mitcham, documents the lives of every Confederate general from birth to death, highlighting their unique contributions to the battlefield and bringing their personal triumphs and tragedies to life. Packed with photos and historical briefings, The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals belongs on the shelf of every Civil War historian, and preserves in words the legacies once carved in stone.

African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students

By Anand Prahlad
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610699300
  • Total of Pages : 413
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: african-american-folklore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore

American Educational History Journal

By Shirley Marie McCarther
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1641134550
  • Total of Pages : 185
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: american-educational-history-journal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The American Educational History Journal is a peer-reviewed, national research journal devoted to the examination of educational topics using perspectives from a variety of disciplines. The editors of AEHJ encourage communication between scholars from numerous disciplines, nationalities, institutions, and backgrounds. Authors come from a variety of disciplines including political science, curriculum, history, philosophy, teacher education, and educational leadership. Acceptance for publication in AEHJ requires that each author present a well-articulated argument that deals substantively with questions of educational history. AEHJ accepts papers of two types. The first consists of papers that are presented each year at our annual meeting. The second type consists of general submission papers received throughout the year. General submission papers may be submitted at any time. They will not, however, undergo the review process until January when papers presented at the annual conference are also due for review and potential publication. For more information about the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) and its annual conference, visit the OEH web site at: www.edhistorians.org.

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales

By R. Barri Flowers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: murder-chronicles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales. The collection includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end. 1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice. 2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong and turns deadly. 3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer. 4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in an airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose. 5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies. 6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves. 7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice. 8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose. 9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly. 10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great. Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

Best Hikes Near Atlanta

By Render Davis,Helen Davis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493009427
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: best-hikes-near-atlanta.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Best Hikes Near Atlanta introduces thirty-five distinct outdoor hiking destinations across the metropolitan area, from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the north to the rolling, heavily forested Piedmont foothills in the south. It is an essential addition to the library of all who wish to explore the rich natural and historical sites within an hour's drive of Atlanta.