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On June 23, 1866, the Chicago Tribune set out the logical catch-22 facing workers in their fight to reduce the workday. By the Tribune's logic, if workers were right in their claim that the workday was overly long, they would win a ...

Author: William Andrew Mirola


ISBN: IND:30000042753339

Category: Church and industry

Page: 696

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For more information on the movements for shorter hours, see: Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Kellogg's Six-Hour Day (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996); William Mirola, “Fighting in the Pews and Fighting in the Streets: ...

Author: Alexis McCrossen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501728686

Category: History

Page: 224

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The mass protests that greeted attempts to open the 1893 Chicago World's Fair on a Sunday seem almost comical today in an era of seven-day convenience and twenty-four-hour shopping. But the issue of the meaning of Sunday is one that has historically given rise to a wide range of strong emotions and pitted a surprising variety of social, religious, and class interests against one another. Whether observed as a day for rest, or time-and-a-half, Sunday has always been a day apart in the American week. Supplementing wide-ranging historical research with the reflections and experiences of ordinary individuals, Alexis McCrossen traces conflicts over the meaning of Sunday that have shaped the day in the United States since 1800. She investigates cultural phenomena such as blue laws and the Sunday newspaper, alongside representations of Sunday in the popular arts. Holy Day, Holiday attends to the history of religion, as well as the histories of labor, leisure, and domesticity.
2018-08-06 By Alexis McCrossen

The church, that recent evening, being still a people's church, was quite busy. Shadowy figures came and went, lit candles, knelt in prayer. In the pews an animated huddle of grey-haired priest in matchingjumper and three women was deep ...

Author: Peter Robb

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408818732

Category: Art

Page: 416

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Naples is always a shock, flaunting beauty and squalor like nowhere else. Naples is the only city in Europe whose ancient past still lives in its irrepressible people. Their ancestors came from all over the early Mediterranean to the wide bay and its islands, shadowed by a dormant volcano. Not all of them found what they were looking for, but they made a great and terribly human city. Peter Robb's Street Fight in Naples ranges across nearly three thousand years of Neapolitan life and art, from the first Greek landings in Italy to his own less auspicious arrival thirty-something years ago. In 1503 Naples became the Mediterranean capital of Spain's world empire and the base for the Christian struggle with Islam. It was a European metropolis matched only by Paris and Istanbul, an extraordinary concentration of military power, lavish consumption, poverty and desperation. As the occupying empire went into crisis, exhausted by its wars against Islamists in the Mediterranean and Protestants in the North, the people of Naples paid a dreadful price. Naples was where in 1606 the greatest painter of his age fled from Rome after a fatal street fight. Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio found in its teeming streets an image of the age's crisis, and released among the painters of Naples the energies of a great age in European art-until everything erupted in a revolt by the dispossessed, and the people of an occupied city brought Europe into the modern world.
2011-07-04 By Peter Robb

Men are lying in the pews , on the seats , on the floor , on boards on top of the pews . ... Passing into the street you see a group of women , talking about our wounded , Rebel wounded , who are receiving their especial devotion .

Author: Charles Carleton Coffin


ISBN: HARVARD:32044009923830

Category: African Americans

Page: 602

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The former were chiefly perpetrated by women from the socially anxious classes of the provincial gentry and nobility , while street - fights tended to occur among women of the lower social ranks . Pew disputes were also — for reasons ...

Author: Suzannah Lipscomb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198797661

Category: History

Page: 378

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Most of the women who ever lived left no trace of their existence on the record of history. In this book, Suzannah Lipscomb recovers the lives and aspirations of ordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French women, using rich source material to show what they thought about their lives, menfolk, friendships, faith, and sex.

After breakfast, she joined the other women as they walked through the women's yard and out onto the street. ... in after them to sit at the front, and the men entered by a different door and sat in the pews on the left-hand side.

Author: Libby Ashworth

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 9781800327641

Category: Fiction


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Will love be enough to protect her children? After her husband Jack is transported to Australia as a convict, Hannah and her children are sent to the workhouse. Hearing nothing from Jack and believing he’s dead, Hannah reluctantly agrees to marry widower Ellis Duxbury. But her children must remain in the workhouse, and when they are sent away as apprentices, it’s up to Hannah to track them down. On Christmas Eve, Hannah is blessed with a miracle when Jack returns to the village. Yet more trouble lies ahead as Hannah is arrested, accused of bigamy and threatened with deportation herself. Having fought so long for her and her children’s freedom, Hannah must once more dig deep to keep her family together. A gripping and inspiring saga for readers of Val Wood and Emma Hornby.
2022-07-14 By Libby Ashworth

Despite his non - churchmember status , he paid $ 8 annually to rent a pew in First Church . ... Evangelist and superintendent of the Sabbath School , and directly across the street , Professor Henry E. Peck , the zealous abolitionist .

Author: William F. Cheek

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065913

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

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"A marvel of scholarship and artistry. The general reader will be fascinated to discover the vitality of the free black community that Langston moved and moved in." -- Joyce Appleby, University of California "Provides the mirror in which to reflect Langston's brilliant, turbulent career, as well as the nation's ongoing struggle against racism. Life-and-times biography could be put to no better use." -- David W. Blight, Journal of American History "One of the most thorough studies ever done of a nineteenth-century black American. [It] will be the standard." -- J. M. Matthews, Choice "Breaks new and important ground in the field of African-American history. . . . [It] is both a social history of the period and the remarkable story of Langston's formative life and career as a free black Ohioan in pre-Civil War America." -- David C. Dennard, Journal of Southern History "A sensitive biography of a black leader and a full-scale history of the society in which he matured and began his career." -- John B. Boles, American Historical Review "The Cheeks have masterfully performed . . . their chief task--the transformation of autobiography into social history." -- Wilson J. Moses, Reviews in American History A volume in the series Blacks in the New World, edited by August Meier and John H. Bracey

Black Grace Is Not Cheap Darnell L. Moore On the morning of August 31, 2014, the pews at St. John's United Church of ... his bloodied body had been left in the street on public display under the heat of the summer sun for four hours.

Author: Akiba Solomon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568588506

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future. Featuring contributions from: Ta-Nehisi Coates Tarana Burke Harry Belafonte Adrienne Maree brown Alicia Garza Patrisse Khan-Cullors Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman Kiese Laymon Jamilah Lemieux Robin DG Kelley Damon Young Michael Arceneaux Hanif Abdurraqib Dr. Yaba Blay Diamond Stingily Amanda Seales Imani Perry Denene Millner Kierna Mayo John Jennings Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Tongo Eisen-Martin
2019-03-26 By Akiba Solomon

For Bishop Dukes, the church was less a refuge or haven from the streets as it was a mobilizer for action in the streets, and to survive in the streets one has to know how to fight. While the conditions beyond the church walls may teach ...

Author: April Bernard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498519816

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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What is a just response to persons seeking to desist from criminal behavior? In America, over the last several decades mass incarceration has emerged as the prevailing policy response to crime and reoffending. The majority of those who are imprisoned will be released, and those that are released tend to return to communities challenged by high rates of violence, crime, unemployment, and poverty. In these conditions, without some type of intervention, persons with criminal histories are likely to reoffend. April Bernard, through compelling interviews and field research with formerly gang affiliated women, illuminates how through community support and their active engagement in peacemaking work in distressed neighborhoods throughout Chicago they were able to desist from crime, rebuild their lives, and become meaningful contributors to their communities. This book explores the role of community in facilitating the commitment to desist from crime, by offering critical support and opportunities for stewardship. Bernard provides a timely analysis of the transformative potential of a new perspective on criminal justice which incorporates stewardship and community engagement as a fundamental principal in the response to persons seeking to desist from criminal behavior, particularly women. The book combines moving personal narratives with concrete practical evidence to call for an alternative to ideology that supports the existing punitive policies and practices of the criminal justice system and the corresponding lack of interventions and opportunities for persons seeking to desist from crime. This deeply informed, and perceptive analysis concludes with suggestions for alternatives that fit within a transformative justice paradigm.
2015-10-30 By April Bernard

I crossed the street and entered the iron gate, passing into the sanctum sanctorum of Harvard Yard. ... Several of the pews were enclosed boxes, separating the privileged congregants who sat there from their less favored brothers and ...

Author: Eric Leif Davin


ISBN: 9780578013947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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Eric Leif DaVietnamesen was raised as a Southern Baptist and Mormon convert, although he was always a non-believer. However, like everyone else in his blue collar surroundings, he believed in America, the military, anti-Communism, and, although too young to vote, Senator Barry Goldwater when he ran for president in 1964. Then, in the Sixties, he went to college and became swept up in the movements of the times. He came to realize that everything he'd believed about "his war," the Vietnameseetnam War, was wrong. He came to believe that we were more than just on the "wrong side." We were the wrong side. Eventually he was drafted. However, he refused induction into the military, preferring to face five years in prison, the maximum sentence, rather than fight in an immoral war. This memoir describes his journey through the Sixties, from a working class gung-ho Goldwater Republican supporter of the Vietnameseetnam War to a radicalized anti-war actiVietnamesest who was eventually drafted to fight in that war -- but refused to go.
2009-02 By Eric Leif Davin