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Pollution in a Promised Land

Pollution in a Promised Land
  • Author : Alon Tal
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  • Release Date :2002-08
  • Total pages :546
  • ISBN : 0520234286
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Summary : "This book is likely to become the future point of reference for scholarship on environmental issues in Israel. Tal combines his extensive inside knowledge with broad and thorough research to take the reader clearly through a complex fabric of personalities, organizations, and issues."—Stuart Schoenfeld, York University "This is truly an excellent book. It is the first treatment of the whole array of environmental issues in Israel, and in its historical context – an absolute necessity. Extremely well-written and in fact hard to put down, this book is useful on many levels, for United Nations Agencies and development officials, Israeli and Palestinian government officials, and environmentalists and teachers around the world."—Brock Evans, Executive Director, The Endangered Species Coalition and author of many articles and books on the politics of the environment "Pollution in a Promised Land is an innovative book, and an important one, by perhaps the most prominent environmental activist in Israel. Tal's approach is to take an "eagle's eye view" of his vast subject, now gliding far above, providing overview, now swooping down very close and, through interviews or anecdotes, describing his subject with great immediacy and in memorable detail."—Noah J. Efron, Bar Ilan University "Anyone who cares about the land of Israel should read Pollution in a Promised Land. It is critical to understanding the social, political, and scientific dimensions of the country's environmental challenges as well as the country's remarkable ecological achievements. Alon Tal is uniquely qualified to present this fascinating and dramatic environmental history."—Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister of the Environment, Israel

Promised Land, Crusader State

Promised Land, Crusader State
  • Author : Walter A. McDougall
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  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9780395901328
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Summary : A look at America's foreign policy over the past two hundred years posits the theory that America is struggling with two visions of itself as reflected in its foreign policy

A Promised Land

A Promised Land
  • Author : Khadija Mastur
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  • Release Date :2019-07-15
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9353055865
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Summary : In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. As millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, swept up in a welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the Walton refugee camp, uncertain of their future in what is to become their new home. Sajidah longs to be reunited with her beloved Salahuddin, but her journey out of the camp takes an altogether unforeseen route. Drawn into the lives of another family-refugees like herself-she is wary of its men, particularly Nazim, the eldest son whose gaze lingers over her. But it is the women of the household whose lives and choices will transform her the most: the passionately beseeching Saleema, her domineering mother Khala Bi, the kind but forlorn Amma Bi, and the feisty young housemaid Taji. With subtlety and insight, Khadija Mastur conjures a dynamic portrait of spirited women whose lives are wrought by tragedy and trial even as they cling defiantly to the promise of a better future.

Once in a Promised Land

Once in a Promised Land
  • Author : Laila Halaby
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9780807083918
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Summary : Jassim Haddad, a Jordanian, has come to Arizona to pursue his career as an hydrologist, but after the events of September 11th, he and his wife are investigated by the FBI as their marriage unravels.

Barren in the Promised Land

Barren in the Promised Land
  • Author : Elaine Tyler May
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  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9780674061828
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Summary : Chronicling astonishing shifts in public attitudes toward reproduction, May reveals the intersection between public life and the most private part of our lives--sexuality, procreation, and family.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Boulou Ebanda de B’béri,Nina Reid-Maroney,Handel Kashope Wright
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  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 1442615338
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Summary : Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.

Peasants in the Promised Land

Peasants in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jaroslav Petryshyn,Luba Dzubak
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  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :265
  • ISBN : 9780888629258
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Summary : For many years following Confederation, Canada remained an absurd country: with its vast West still free of agricultural settlers, John A. Macdonald's vision of a great nation bound together by a transcontinental railway and a nationalist economic policy remained an unfulfilled dream. On the other side of the Atlantic, the present-day Ukraine was vastly overpopulated with "redundant" peasants. Their increasingly precarious existence triggered emigration: more than 170 000 of them sailed for Canada. Life in the promised land was hard. Many Canadians seemed to think that the only good immigrants were British; some went so far as to suggest that the Ukrainian newcomers were less than human. But on the harsh and remote prairies, the Ukrainians triumphed over the toil and isolation of homesteading, putting down roots and prospering. Peasants in the Promised Land is the first book to focus on the formative period of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Drawing on his exhaustive research, including Ukrainian-language archival sources, Jaroslav Petryshyn brings history to life with extracts from memoirs, letters and newspapers of the period. His text is illustrated with maps and historical photographs.

Struggles in the Promised Land

Struggles in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jack Salzman,Cornel West
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  • Release Date :1997-03-20
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 0198024924
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Summary : Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollywood has play in the current tensions. The book concludes with personal pieces by Patricia Williams, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Michael Walzer, and Cornel West, who argues that the need to promote Black-Jewish alliances is, above all, a "moral endeavor that exemplifies ways in which the most hated group in European history and the most hated group in U.S. history can coalesce in the name of precious democratic ideals." At a time when accusations come more readily than careful consideration, Struggles in the Promised Land offers a much-needed voice of reason and historical understanding. Distinguished by the caliber of its contributors, the inclusiveness of its focus, and the thoughtfulness of its writing, Salzman and West's book lays the groundwork for future discussions and will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary American culture and race relations.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Peter Rosset,Raj Patel,Michael Courville
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :380
  • ISBN : 9780935028287
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Summary : This book represents the first harvest in the English language of the work of the Land Research Action Network (LRAN). LRAN is an international working group of researchers, analysts, nongovernment organizations, and representatives of social movements. -- pref.

Pagans in the Promised Land

Pagans in the Promised Land
  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 9781555916428
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Summary : An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

To See A Promised Land

To See A Promised Land
  • Author : Lester I. Vogel
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  • Release Date :2010-11-01
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780271040943
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The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Nicholas Lemann
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  • Release Date :2011-08-24
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0307764877
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Summary : A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Mary Antin
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  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :305
  • ISBN : 9780140189858
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Summary : An extraordinary popular success when it was first published in 1912, a classic account of the Jewish American immigrant experience interweaves autobiography with history, introspection and political commentary, as the author recounts the process of uprooting, transportation, and assimilation in her new home, and reveals the impact of a new culture on her family.

Restless in the Promised Land

Restless in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jim Cullen
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : 9781580510936
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Summary : From early settlers to urbanites, indigenous peoples to immigrants, citizens to consumers, and politicians to popular culture icons, the American Dream means many things to many people. Inherent in its story is the complex tale of the rise of Catholicism in this country and its relationship to the American Dream.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Grace Ogot
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  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 9789966467713
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Summary : A young farmer and his wife who have migrated to Tanzania from Kenya become embroiled in issues of personal jealousy and materialism, and a melodramatic tale of tribal hatreds ensues. The novel explores Ogot's concept of the ideal African wife: obedient and submissive to her husband; family and community orientated; and committed to non-materialist goals. The style is distinctively ironic giving the story power and relevance. Grace Ogot has been employed in diverse occupations as a novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, politician, and representative to the UN. Some of her other works include The Island of Tears (1980), the short story collection Land Without Thunder (1988), The Strange Bride (1989) and The Other Woman (1992). The Promised Land was originally published in 1966, and has since been reprinted five times.

Faith Lessons on the Promised Land

Faith Lessons on the Promised Land
  • Author : Ray Vander Laan
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :173
  • ISBN : 9780310678564
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Summary : Filmed on location in Israel by Focus on the Family Films, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals keen insights into Scripture's significance for modern believers. These illuminating 'faith lessons' afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The completely new Faith Lessons curriculum takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating - it's faith -inspiring and life-changing. Your job as a group leader is simplified with this all-new Leader's Guide: fresh, clear, and easy to follow, designed to minimize your preparation time and minimize your effectiveness. Nothing is left for you to guess at. This volume contains all the material in the Participant's Guide, including maps, photos, sidebars, and other study aids, plus instructions and tips that will take you step-by-step through each faith lesson. The carefully organized format makes it easy to conduct the following invigorating, discussion-filled sessions: Standing at the Crossroads, Wet Feet, First Fruits, Confronting Evil, Iron Culture.

In a Promised Land

In a Promised Land
  • Author : M. A. Bengough
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  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN :
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The Black Loyalists

The Black Loyalists
  • Author : James W. St. G. Walker
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  • Release Date :2017-06-22
  • Total pages :438
  • ISBN : 1487516967
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Summary : There is a Canadian myth about the Loyalists who left the United States after the American Revolution for Canada. The myth says they were white, upper-class citizens devoted to British ideals, transplanting the best of colonial American society to British North America. In reality, more than 10 per cent of the Loyalists who came to the Maritime provinces were black and had been slaves. The Black Loyalists tells the story of one such group who came to Nova Scotia, but didn't stay. James Walker documents their experience in Canada, following them across the Atlantic as they became part of a unique colonial experiment in Sierra Leone.

Kenya

Kenya
  • Author : Geoff Sayer
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 9780855983826
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Summary : Geoff Sayer contrasts the conspicuous wealth of the Kenyan ruling elite with the destitution of the many, who have survived almost entirely on their own resources. This profile of the country is ideal for visitors intent on greater understanding.

In Search of the Promised Land

In Search of the Promised Land
  • Author : John Hope Franklin,Loren Schweninger
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  • Release Date :2005-09-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0190207604
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Summary : The matriarch of a remarkable African American family, Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. In Search of the Promised Land offers a vivid portrait of the extended Thomas-Rapier family and of slave life before the Civil War. Based on personal letters and an autobiography by one of Thomas' sons, this remarkable piece of detective work follows the family as they walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a "promised land" where African Americans would be treated with respect. Their record of these journeys provides a vibrant picture of antebellum America, ranging from New Orleans to St. Louis to the Overland Trail. The authors weave a compelling narrative that illuminates the larger themes of slavery and freedom while examining the family's experiences with the California Gold Rush, Civil War battles, and steamboat adventures. The documents show how the Thomas-Rapier kin bore witness to the full gamut of slavery--from brutal punishment, runaways, and the breakup of slave families to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. The book also exposes the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.