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Title Searching for the Invisible Man
Author Michael Craton
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press
Release Date 1978
Category History
Total Pages 439
ISBN STANFORD:36105037300865
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Though centered on a single Jamaican sugar estate, Worthy Park, and dealing largely with the period of formal slavery, this book is firmly placed in far wider contexts of place and time. The "Invisible Man" of the title is found, in the end, to be not just the formal slave but the ordinary black worker throughout the history of the plantation system. Michael Craton uses computer techniques in the first of three main parts of his study to provide a dynamic analysis of the demographic, health, and socioeconomic characteristics of the Worthy Park slaves as a whole. The surprising diversity and complex interrelation of the population are underlined in Part Two, consisting of detailed biographies of more than 40 individual members of the plantation's society, including whites and mulattoes as well as black slaves. This is the most ambitious attempt yet made to overcome the stereotyping ignorance of contemporary white writers and the muteness of the slaves themselves. Part Three is perhaps the most original section of the book. After tracing the fate of the population between the emancipation of 1838 and the present day through genealogies and oral interviews, Craton concludes that the predominant feature of plantation life has not been change but continuity, and that the accepted definitions of slavery need considerable modification.

Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

Title Invisible Man
Author H.G. Wells
Publisher ABDO
Release Date 2011-01-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781616415020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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H.G. Wells's classic tale of scientific discovery and its consequences begins with a mysterious man entering the small village if Iping. When the town becomes suspicious of the stranger and the odd things happening since his arrival, he flees. Tales of the Invisible Man travel through the villages, but Dr. Kemp doesn't believe them--until the Invisible Man visits him! Young readers discover the chilling truth behind Griffin's scientific triumph in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Wells's The Invisible Man. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

Title Stunning Stephen Edwards and the West Side Kids in the Invisible Man
Author David Dorris
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2020-01-13
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 206
ISBN 9781728342740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you like to be entertained, you will really enjoy reading this book. Have I ever lied to you before? No, not never. This is a an easy read for any age with a great story that will keeps your attention, make you feel good and make you laugh. Oh yeah. Buy this book, go home, sit in your easy chair, put your feet up and start reading. Once you start getting involved with the story, you may say to yourself, “Impossible, can’t be done. No way.” And you will not want to put this book down. You may want to make yourself invisible so nobody will bother you as you read on with the laughs, plots, twists and turns with many surprises. The story centers around boxing with a boxer named Stunning Stephen Edwards as The Invisible man. The Jerry Dickerson gang is after Stephen for not taking a fall at his last boxing match. Stephen teams up with The West Side Kids Detective Agency and two Davenport Police Detectives to get out of trouble with The Jerry Dickerson Gang. Stephen is introduced a new way to fight crime. One of the Detectives gives Stephen a chemical to drink that will make him invisible. Jerry and his gang are no match for Stephen. As an invisible man, Stephen has fun pulling pranks and spying on The Jerry Dickerson Gang. After hearing what Jerry is planning, Stephen uses this information and forms his own schemes and uses The West Side Kids to fight Jerry.

Title Invisible Search and Online Search Engines
Author Jutta Haider
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-03-04
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9780429828010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invisible Search and Online Search Engines considers the use of search engines in contemporary everyday life and the challenges this poses for media and information literacy. Looking for mediated information is mostly done online and arbitrated by the various tools and devices that people carry with them on a daily basis. Because of this, search engines have a significant impact on the structure of our lives, and personal and public memories. Haider and Sundin consider what this means for society, whilst also uniting research on information retrieval with research on how people actually look for and encounter information. Search engines are now one of society’s key infrastructures for knowing and becoming informed. While their use is dispersed across myriads of social practices, where they have acquired close to naturalised positions, they are commercially and technically centralised. Arguing that search, searching, and search engines have become so widely used that we have stopped noticing them, Haider and Sundin consider what it means to be so reliant on this all-encompassing and increasingly invisible information infrastructure. Invisible Search and Online Search Engines is the first book to approach search and search engines from a perspective that combines insights from the technical expertise of information science research with a social science and humanities approach. As such, the book should be essential reading for academics, researchers, and students working on and studying information science, library and information science (LIS), media studies, journalism, digital cultures, and educational sciences.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Title Invisible Man
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 581
ISBN 9780679732761
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Invisible Man by Michal Raz-Russo

Title Invisible Man
Author Michal Raz-Russo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016
Category African American authors
Total Pages 165
ISBN 3958291090
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the mid-1940s. Gordon Parks had cemented his reputation as a successful photojournalist and magazine photographer, and Ralph Ellison was an established author working on his first novel, Invisible Man (1952), which would go on to become one of the most acclaimed books of the twentieth century. Less well known, however, is that their vision of racial injustices, coupled with a shared belief in the communicative power of photography, inspired collaboration on two important projects, in 1948 and 1952. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of the picture press, Parks and Ellison first joined forces on an essay titled "Harlem Is Nowhere" for '48: The Magazine of the Year. Conceived while Ellison was already three years into writing Invisible Man, this illustrated essay was centered on the Lafargue Clinic, the first nonsegregated psychiatric clinic in New York City, as a case study for the social and economic conditions in Harlem. He chose Parks to create the accompanying photographs, and during the winter months of 1948, the two roamed the streets of Harlem together, with Parks photographing under the guidance of Ellison's writing. In 1952 they worked together again, on "A Man Becomes Invisible", for the August 25 issue of Life magazine, which promoted Ellison's newly released novel. Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem focuses on these two projects, neither of which was published as originally intended, and provides an in-depth look at the authors' shared vision of black life in America, with Harlem as its nerve center.

Title Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Author Elizabeth A Bohls
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release Date 2013-01-22
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780748678754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the relationship between Romantic writing and the rapidly expanding British Empire.

Title James Henry Hammond and the Old South
Author Drew Gilpin Faust
Publisher LSU Press
Release Date 1985-07-01
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780807152485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From his birth in 1807 to his death in 1864 as Sherman's troops marched in triumph toward South Carolina, James Henry Hammond witnessed the rise and fall of the cotton kingdom of the Old South. Planter, politician, and partisan of slavery, Hammond built a career for himself that in its breadth and ambition provides a composite portrait of the civilization in which he flourished. A long-awaited biography, Drew Gilpin Faust's James Henry Hammond and the Old South reveals the South Carolina planter who was at once characteristic of his age and unique among men of his time. Of humble origins, Hammond set out to conquer his society, to make himself a leader and a spokesman for the Old South. Through marriage he acquired a large plantation and many slaves, and then through shrewd management and progressive farming techniques he soon became one of the wealthiest men in South Carolina. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served as governor of his state. A scandal over his personal life forced him to retreat for many years to his plantation, but eventually he returned to public view, winning a seat in the United States Senate that he resigned when South Carolina seceded from the Union. James Henry Hammond's ambition was unquenchable. It consumed his life, directed almost his every move, and ultimately, in its titanic calculation and rigidity, destroyed the man confined within it. Like Faulkner's Thomas Sutpen, Faust suggests, Hammond had a "design," a compulsion to direct every moment of his life toward self-aggrandizement and legitimation. Hammond envisioned himself as the benevolent, paternal, but absolute master of his family and his slaves. But in reality, neither his family, his slaves, nor even his own behavior was completely under his command. Hammond ardently wished to perfect and preserve the southern way of life. But these goals were also beyond his control. At the time of his death it had become clear to him that his world, the world of the Old South, had ended.

The Invisible Man by James Leonard Nobles

Title The Invisible Man
Author James Leonard Nobles
Publisher CCB Publishing
Release Date 2009-08
Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781926585383
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happened to the usage of common sense in the decision making process? In The Invisible Man writer James Leonard Nobles offers some new perspectives on and insightful resolutions for the challenges confronting modern society in the 21st century. And he refuses to submit to the political correctness being forced upon us by the Powerbrokers of Hypocrisy. Through persuasive arguments and satire, Mr. Nobles takes on the Institutions that have betrayed the American people. He says, "The history that is written is not always the history that was, and the truth is often hidden beneath ideological propaganda." With candor seldom shown today, Jim openly discusses the controversial issues tearing at the hearts and souls of most decent men and women. The Invisible Man examines the declining social values and the consequences of our choices. For we stand at the fork of fate. One path is the end and the other path is a new beginning. Choose wisely for there is no going back. About the Author: Author James Leonard Nobles is a new voice from a section of the population often forgotten by society. But he represents the majority of Americans who are fed up with their government, both political parties, irresponsible corporations, and the greed of a few. Born with congenital cataracts in 1960, he knows firsthand how difficult the struggles in life can be. After dropping out of college, Jim returned at the age of 40, where he became the first college graduate in his family. Graduating in August of 2005 with a B.S. in Communications and Information Technology (New Media), he has been working tirelessly on The Invisible Man for close to four years (first year writing; last three years editing and publishing).

Title Slavery and the Culture of Taste
Author Simon Gikandi
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2011-08-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9781400840113
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics--existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the spheres of social life. But to the contrary, Slavery and the Culture of Taste demonstrates that these two areas of modernity were surprisingly entwined. Ranging across Britain, the antebellum South, and the West Indies, and examining vast archives, including portraits, period paintings, personal narratives, and diaries, Simon Gikandi illustrates how the violence and ugliness of enslavement actually shaped theories of taste, notions of beauty, and practices of high culture, and how slavery's impurity informed and haunted the rarified customs of the time. Gikandi focuses on the ways that the enslavement of Africans and the profits derived from this exploitation enabled the moment of taste in European--mainly British--life, leading to a transformation of bourgeois ideas regarding freedom and selfhood. He explores how these connections played out in the immense fortunes made in the West Indies sugar colonies, supporting the lavish lives of English barons and altering the ideals that defined middle-class subjects. Discussing how the ownership of slaves turned the American planter class into a new aristocracy, Gikandi engages with the slaves' own response to the strange interplay of modern notions of freedom and the realities of bondage, and he emphasizes the aesthetic and cultural processes developed by slaves to create spaces of freedom outside the regimen of enforced labor and truncated leisure. Through a close look at the eighteenth century's many remarkable documents and artworks, Slavery and the Culture of Taste sets forth the tensions and contradictions entangling a brutal practice and the distinctions of civility.

Working The Diaspora by Frederick C. Knight

Title Working the Diaspora
Author Frederick C. Knight
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2010-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 252
ISBN 0814748341
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the sixteenth to early-nineteenth century, four times more Africans than Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. While this forced migration stripped slaves of their liberty, it failed to destroy many of their cultural practices, which came with Africans to the New World. In Working the Diaspora, Frederick Knight examines work cultures on both sides of the Atlantic, from West and West Central Africa to British North America and the Caribbean. Knight demonstrates that the knowledge that Africans carried across the Atlantic shaped Anglo-American agricultural development and made particularly important contributions to cotton, indigo, tobacco, and staple food cultivation. The book also compellingly argues that the work experience of slaves shaped their views of the natural world. Broad in scope, clearly written, and at the center of current scholarly debates, Working the Diaspora challenges readers to alter their conceptual frameworks about Africans by looking at them as workers who, through the course of the Atlantic slave trade and plantation labor, shaped the development of the Americas in significant ways.

Tropical Babylons by Stuart B. Schwartz

Title Tropical Babylons
Author Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2011-01-20
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780807895627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic sugar economies, this collection presents a revisionist examination of the origins of society and economy in the Atlantic world. Focusing on areas colonized by Spain and Portugal (before the emergence of the Caribbean sugar colonies of England, France, and Holland), these essays show that despite reliance on common knowledge and technology, there were considerable variations in the way sugar was produced. With studies of Iberia, Madeira and the Canary Islands, Hispaniola, Cuba, Brazil, and Barbados, this volume demonstrates the similarities and differences between the plantation colonies, questions the very idea of a sugar revolution, and shows how the specific conditions in each colony influenced the way sugar was produced and the impact of that crop on the formation of "tropical Babylons--multiracial societies of great oppression. Contributors: Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh Herbert Klein, Columbia University John J. McCusker, Trinity University Russell R. Menard, University of Minnesota William D. Phillips Jr., University of Minnesota Genaro Rodriguez Morel, Seville, Spain Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University Eddy Stols, Leuven University, Belgium Alberto Vieira, Centro de Estudos Atlanticos, Madeira

Title Longman Companion to Slavery Emancipation and Civil Rights
Author Harry Harmer
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-11
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781317877189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Companion provides the essential background to the defining fate of the African diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Central to the book are detailed chronologies on the development and decline of the slave trade, slavery in colonial North and South America, the Caribbean and the United States, movements for emancipation, and the progress of black civil rights. Separate sections look at the long-running resistance against slavery and the black civil rights movements in the Americas and the Caribbean, with a comparative chronology of apartheid in South Africa. Supported by biographies of over 100 key individuals and a full glossary providing definitions of crucial terms, expressions, ideas and events, this is required reading for anyone interested in the historical experience of slavery.

Sensory Worlds In Early America by Peter Charles Hoffer

Title Sensory Worlds in Early America
Author Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date 2004-12-01
Category History
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9780801881367
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the past half-century, historians have greatly enriched our understanding of America's past, broadening their fields of inquiry from such traditional topics as politics and war to include the agency of class, race, ethnicity, and gender and to focus on the lives of ordinary men and women. We now know that homes and workplaces form a part of our history as important as battlefields and the corridors of power. Only recently, however, have historians begun to examine the fundamentals of lived experience and how people perceive the world through the five senses. In this ambitious work, Peter Charles Hoffer presents a "sensory history" of early North America, offering a bold new understanding of the role that sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch played in shaping the lives of Europeans, Indians, and Africans in the New World. Reconstructing the most ephemeral aspects of America's colonial past—the choking stench of black powder, the cacophony of unfamiliar languages, the taste of fresh water and new foods, the first sight of strange peoples and foreign landscapes, the rough texture of homespun, the clumsy weight of a hoe—Hoffer explores the impact of sensuous experiences on human thought and action. He traces the effect sensation and perception had on the cause and course of events conventionally attributed to deeper cultural and material circumstances. Hoffer revisits select key events, encounters, and writings from America's colonial past to uncover the sensory elements in each and decipher the ways in which sensual data were mediated by prevailing and often conflicting cultural norms. Among the episodes he reexamines are the first meetings of Europeans and Native Americans; belief in and encounters with the supernatural; the experience of slavery and slave revolts; the physical and emotional fervor of the Great Awakening; and the feelings that prompted the Revolution. Imaginatively conceived, deeply informed, and elegantly written, Sensory Worlds of Early America convincingly establishes sensory experience as a legitimate object of historical inquiry and vividly brings America's colonial era to life.

Soul Searching by Christopher Sieving

Title Soul Searching
Author Christopher Sieving
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2011-05-01
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780819571342
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The sixties were a tremendously important time of transition for both civil rights activism and the U.S. film industry. Soul Searching examines a subject that, despite its significance to African American film history, has gone largely unexplored until now. By revisiting films produced between the march on Washington in 1963 and the dawn of the “blaxploitation” movie cycle in 1970, Christopher Sieving reveals how race relations influenced black-themed cinema before it was recognized as commercially viable by the major studios. The films that are central to this book—Gone Are the Days (1963), The Cool World (1964), The Confessions of Nat Turner (never produced), Uptight (1968), and The Landlord (1970)—are all ripe for reevaluation and newfound appreciation. Soul Searching is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics and cultural movements of the 1960s, cinematic trends like blaxploitation and the American “indie film” explosion, or black experience and its many facets. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Title Invisible Man
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1057321923
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Diary Of A Nobody by George Grossmith

Title The Diary of a Nobody
Author George Grossmith
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2018-07-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9788026895978
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel that records the daily events in the lives of a London clerk, Charles Pooter, his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, and numerous friends and acquaintances over a period of 15 months.

Invisible Man by Jeanne Innes Martin

Title Invisible Man
Author Jeanne Innes Martin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1969
Category
Total Pages 73
ISBN PSU:000027233047
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invisible Man by Jeanne Inness Martin

Title Invisible Man
Author Jeanne Inness Martin
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 1969
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 73
ISBN UCAL:B2852556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Notes on a story that records a black American man's progression from youthful affirmation to a sense of total rejection. Includes a new introduction written by the author.

The Problem Of Freedom by Thomas Cleveland Holt

Title The Problem of Freedom
Author Thomas Cleveland Holt
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category History
Total Pages 517
ISBN STANFORD:36105041485223
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A spirited and absorbing history of emancipation, oppression, and rebellion in the British empire."--C. Vann Woodward. "Holt greatly extends and deepens our understanding of the emancipation experience when, for just over a century, the people of Jamaica struggled to achieve their own vision of freedom and autonomy against powerful conservative forces."--David Barry Gaspar.