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Download First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary (Political by Dorothy Schneider PDF

By Dorothy Schneider

Thoroughly up-to-date during the inauguration in January 2009, First girls, 3rd variation covers all of the ladies who've held this esteemed "office" because the founding of the U.S.. that includes a brand new profile of present first girl Michelle Obama, this revised variation contains updates and additions to the profiles of Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. New assets have additionally been extra to the additional examining lists all through and to the bibliography.

An in-depth introductory essay lines the background of the 1st woman, together with alterations within the suggestion of what a president's spouse may still do and be, and the way such notions were tormented by society's altering principles in regards to the position of girls. prepared chronologically through time period of government, every one biographical access incorporates a targeted biography emphasizing every one first lady's lifestyles through the presidency, in addition to a chronology, appendixes, and proposals for extra studying. Appendixes directory White condo hostesses, first girl "firsts," and primary girls' reflections; a normal bibliography; and an index around out this complete edition.

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Download The Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 by Daniel Bubbeo PDF

By Daniel Bubbeo

The lives and careers of Warner Brothers' display legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the subject of this e-book. a few accomplished nice good fortune in movie and different parts of convey company, yet others did not get the breaks or turned sufferers of the studio system's occasionally disagreeable model of politics. the non-public stumbling blocks that every actress encountered are the following set out intimately, frequently with reviews from the actresses who granted interviews with the writer and from these those who knew them most sensible off and on the motion picture set. A filmography is integrated for every of the fifteen.

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Download Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas by Dale Baum PDF

By Dale Baum

For lots of of the 40 years of her existence as a slave, Azeline Hearne cohabitated together with her prosperous, single grasp, Samuel R. Hearne. She bore him 4 youngsters, just one of whom survived previous early youth. whilst Sam died almost immediately after the Civil struggle ended, he publicly said his courting with Azeline and bequeathed his whole property to their twenty-year-old mulatto son, with the availability that he look after his mom. whilst their son died early in 1868, Azeline inherited essentially the most ecocnomic cotton plantations in Texas and have become one of many wealthiest ex-slaves within the former Confederacy. In Counterfeit Justice, Dale Baum lines Azeline’s impressive tale, detailing her ongoing criminal battles to say and preserve her legacy.

As Baum exhibits, Azeline’s inheritance speedy made her a aim for predatory whites made up our minds to strip her of her land. a well-recognized determine on the Robertson County District court docket from the past due 1860s to the early Eighties, Azeline confronted a number of lawsuits—including one filed opposed to her via her personal legal professional. Samuel Hearne’s kinfolk took steps to dispossess her, and different unscrupulous white males challenged the identify to her plantation, utilizing claims according to outdated Spanish land promises. Azeline’s lengthy and brave security of her rightful identify introduced her a undeniable notoriety: the 1st freedwoman to be a celebration to 3 separate civil proceedings appealed all of the approach to the Texas ideal court docket and the 1st former slave in Robertson County indicted on legal fees of perjury. even supposing many times blocked and annoyed by means of the convolutions of the criminal procedure, she developed from a bewildered defendant to a decided plaintiff who, in a single impressive lawsuit, got here tantalizingly on the subject of reaching revenge opposed to those that defrauded her for over a decade.

Due to gaps within the to be had ancient checklist and the unreliability of secondary money owed in line with neighborhood Reconstruction folklore, a few of the information of Azeline’s tale are misplaced to heritage. yet Baum grounds his hypothesis approximately her existence in fresh scholarship at the Reconstruction period, and he places his findings in context within the background of Robertson County. even if historical past has no longer credited Azeline Hearne with influencing the process the legislations, the tale of her uniquely tricky place after the Civil conflict supplies an exceptional view of the period and of 1 solitary woman’s try to negotiate its social and felony complexities in her fight to discover justice.

Baum’s meticulously researched narrative may be of prepared curiosity to criminal students and to all these drawn to the plight of freed slaves in this period.

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