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Democracy, Race, and Justice

Democracy, Race, and Justice

Author: Sadie T. M. Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2021

The first book to bring together the key writings and speeches of civil rights activist Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander-the first Black American economist In 1921, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander became the first Black American to gain a Ph.D. in economics. Unable to find employment as an economist because of discrimination, Alexander became a lawyer so that she could press for equal rights for African Americans. Although her historical significance has been relatively ignored, Alexander was a pioneering civil rights activist who used both the law and economic analysis to challenge racial inequities and deprivations. This volume-a recovery of Sadie Alexander's economic thought-provides a comprehensive account of her thought-provoking speeches and writings on the relationship between democracy, race, and justice. Nina Banks's introductions bring fresh insight into the events and ideologies that underpinned Alexander's outlook and activism. A brilliant intellectual, Alexander called for bold, redistributive policies that would ensure racial justice for Black Americans while also providing a foundation to safeguard democracy.

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Author: Val McDermid Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/05/2021

The first woman to be elected First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon's impact on the future of Scotland and the United Kingdom makes her words essential reading. Independently selected by editor Robert Davidson, this collection of speeches from her time as First Minister addresses such crucial matters as the climate crisis, education, human rights and the European Union. Women Hold Up Half the Sky depicts a leader tackling not only immediate, pressing concerns but also mapping out a progressive agenda for the future.

Relocations

Relocations

Author: Imraan. Coovadia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2021

Between 2009 and 2012, the Gordon Institute for the Performing and Creative Arts in Cape Town held the Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series which became a celebrated part of Cape Town's cultural landscape, demonstrating current intellectual and creative thinking in South Africa. These lectures gave audiences a chance to engage with transformative texts and questions, to hear thought leaders speak on the ideas, the books, the art, and the films that matter to them and to us. Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa brings together a selection of these lectures by world-renowned artists, writers and thinkers in the form of essays, for the benefit of a wider readership, with a contemporary design which plays with words. The authors range from novelists Andre Brink and Imraan Coovadia (one of the collection's editors), to poets Gabeba Baderoon and Rustum Kozain, to artist William Kentridge and social activist Zackie Achmat. The topics are as wide as Don Quixote, Marx and Lincoln, trout fishing, Hamlet, the 19th-century Russian writer Gogol and Nabokov's novel Lolita. Today's readers are increasingly interested in finding new ways to understand and live with great texts and the world of ideas. Books like this demonstrate that thinking about these texts does not have to be an inaccessibly academic pursuit.

Speech Writing and Delivery for Public Relations

Speech Writing and Delivery for Public Relations

Author: Colleen A Mcmahon, Ronald Prindle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2021

Speech Writing and Delivery for Public Relations was written to fill a void in advanced public relations public speaking training and experience. It is for the reader who wants to know more about public speaking in a public relations context. What distinguishes this book from traditional college public speaking textbooks is the emphasis on specific public relations examples and exercises designed to give the reader practical knowledge and experience. Speech Writing and Delivery for Public Relations: gives the reader exposure, training, and the practice in writing for which public relations professionals must excel. teaches skills that give student's speech design, writing and delivery a polished edge. offers techniques of effective evaluation. develops knowledge and skills to confidently and effectively talk to the media, as well as demonstrate understanding of coaching and stagecraft considerations for corporate spokespersons.

Great Women's Speeches

Great Women's Speeches

Author: Anna Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/03/2021

Discover the inspiring voices that have changed our world, and started a new conversation. Great Women's Speeches is essential reading for pioneering women everywhere. From Emmeline Pankhurst's 'Freedom or Death' speech and Marie Curie's trailblazing Nobel lecture, to Michelle Obama speaking on parenthood in politics and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza's stirring ode to black women, the words collected here are empowering, engaging and entirely unapologetic. With powerful illustrations from Camila Pinheiro, Anna Russell's rousing anthology is dedicated to anyone who dares to ask for more. This is an edited and resized version of So Here I Am: Speeches by great women to empower and inspire. The women: Elizabeth I; Fanny Wright; Maria Stewart; Angelina Grimke; Sojourner Truth; Victoria Woodhull; Sarah Winnemucca; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Mary Church Terrell; Ida B. Wells; Countess Markievicz; Marie Curie; Emmeline Pankhurst; Nellie McClung; Jutta Bojsen-Moller; Emma Goldman; Nancy Astor; Margaret Sanger; Virginia Woolf; Huda Sha'arawi; Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti; Eva Peron; Helen Keller; Eleanor Roosevelt; Shirley Chisholm; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Sylvia Rivera; Simone Veil; Indira Gandhi; Margaret Thatcher; Ursula K. Le Guin; Barbara McClintock; Corazon C. Aquino; Naomi Wolf; Severn Cullis-Suzuki; Wilma Mankiller; Toni Morrison; Hillary Clinton; Wangari Maathai; J.K. Rowling; Angela Merkel; Sheryl Sandberg; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Asmaa Mahfouz; Manal al-Sharif; Julia Gillard; Malala Yousafzai; Emma Watson; Jane Goodall; Michelle Obama; Gloria Steinem; Beatrice Fihn; Alicia Garza; Maya Lin.

Reclaiming The European Street: Speeches on Europe and the European Union, 2016-20

Reclaiming The European Street: Speeches on Europe and the European Union, 2016-20

Author: Michael D. Higgins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2021

This timely and important intervention in the debates concerning Europe in Ireland begins with the 1916 Centenary celebration. The Brexit decision of June 2016 has fundamentally altered Ireland's relationship with the European Union and has exponentially increased interest in European matters in public debates. Yet, public discussions regarding Ireland's closer links with the European Union often remain purely utilitarian and economic, or take place solely within academia. There is an urgent need to broaden the debate towards the cultural and social spheres, which includes highlighting the inherently European quality of Irish culture and society, in the past as much as the present. The most extensive interventions on these issues in recent years have come from the President of Ireland. This edition collects all of the major speeches on the topic of Europe since 2016. They encompass interventions on historical aspects, bilateral cultural links, citizens' involvement in the European project, workers' rights and ecological concerns. The present Covid-19 crisis will further move the European Union into the limelight, in particular its role in helping member states cope with the consequences of this unprecedented disaster. President Higgins addresses the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918-19 from a speech made in May 2019 and considers the role of European leaders in a letter to the President of the Hellenic Republic in April 2020. These speeches are marked by the President's particular and personal stamp, while also expressing central concerns on behalf of Irish citizens. The speeches are enhanced by a Foreword written by President Michael D. Higgins.

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2019-20

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2019-20

Author: HW Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Hyde Park Orator Illustrated

Hyde Park Orator Illustrated

Author: Bonar Thompson, Trevor Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2020

Dispatches from the Republic of Letters

Dispatches from the Republic of Letters

Author: Daniel Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

The centrifugal pull of great literature, as embodied by the work of these twenty-five writers, draws us into a fuller realization of our humanity. - Daniel Simon, editor-in-chief of World Literature Today For the last fifty years, The Neustadt Prize has been one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, second only to the Nobel. Poets, novelists, and playwrights from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Czeslaw Milosz and Dubravka Ugresic are listed among the ranks of laureate. Now, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary, Dispatches from the Republic of Letters gathers the acceptance speeches of these twenty-five pioneering writers into one volume, edited and with an introduction by World Literature Today editor-in-chief Daniel Simon.

White Nationalism and Faith

White Nationalism and Faith

Author: Camille Kaminski Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2020

According to Kenneth Burke, every idea houses its opposite. Heresies and orthodoxies will always be changing places, he imagined, but whatever the minority view happens to be at any given time, one must consider it as 'counter.' In other words, every tradition contains its own critique. Ideas are always in dialogue, bridging gaps that we may not have known existed until the bridges were built. And alongside those bridges are other implied ways to transfer and create meaning. To foreground that pendulum and address our contemporary political climate, White Nationalism and Faith: Statements and Counter-Statements on American Identity includes American texts which wield religious arguments in order to affirm or dismantle white supremacy. William Jennings Bryan, Billy Sunday, and Bob Jones as well as Barack Obama, Phil Snider, and Mitch Landrieu are just a few of the voices in dialogue. This anthology is designed for the upper-level undergraduate or master's student so that they can explore how American rhetors since the Civil War have constituted their white nationalism through religious rhetoric. With this anthology of statements and their contemporaneous counter-statements, students of public address can craft and polish the same serious but comedic lens as Kenneth Burke imagined in the twentieth century.

White Nationalism and Faith

White Nationalism and Faith

Author: Camille Kaminski Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2020

According to Kenneth Burke, every idea houses its opposite. Heresies and orthodoxies will always be changing places, he imagined, but whatever the minority view happens to be at any given time, one must consider it as 'counter.' In other words, every tradition contains its own critique. Ideas are always in dialogue, bridging gaps that we may not have known existed until the bridges were built. And alongside those bridges are other implied ways to transfer and create meaning. To foreground that pendulum and address our contemporary political climate, White Nationalism and Faith: Statements and Counter-Statements on American Identity includes American texts which wield religious arguments in order to affirm or dismantle white supremacy. William Jennings Bryan, Billy Sunday, and Bob Jones as well as Barack Obama, Phil Snider, and Mitch Landrieu are just a few of the voices in dialogue. This anthology is designed for the upper-level undergraduate or master's student so that they can explore how American rhetors since the Civil War have constituted their white nationalism through religious rhetoric. With this anthology of statements and their contemporaneous counter-statements, students of public address can craft and polish the same serious but comedic lens as Kenneth Burke imagined in the twentieth century.

Voices of History

Voices of History

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A new, updated edition including new speeches from Queen Elizabeth II and John Boyega in the year 2020. This collection of extraordinary speeches ranges from ancient times to the twenty-first century. Some are heroic and inspiring; some diabolical and atrocious; some are exquisite and poignant; others cruel and chilling. Among others we hear from Martin Luther King, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alexander the Great, Greta Thunberg, Elizabeth I, Cromwell, Churchill, JFK, Boudicca, Muhammad Ali and Malala. Voices of History shows how these unique speeches enlighten our past, enrich our present and inspire - and hold warnings for - our future.