The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and the disaster, which brought attention to the labor movement in America, is part of the curriculum in classrooms throughout the country. Told from alternating points of view, this historical novel draws upon the experiences of three very different young women: Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn't speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Bella and Yetta work together at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory under terrible conditions--their pay is docked for even the slightest mistake, the bosses turn the clocks back so closing time is delayed, and they are locked into the factory all day, only to be frisked before they leave at night to make sure they haven't stolen any shirtwaists. When the situation worsens, Yetta leads the factory's effort to strike, and she meets Jane on the picket line. Jane, who feels trapped by the limits of her own sheltered existence, joins a group of high-society women who have taken an interest in the strike as a way of supporting women's suffrage. Through a series of twists and turns, the three girls become fast friends--and all of them are in the Triangle Shirtwast Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire. In a novel that puts a human face on the tragedy, Margaret Peterson Haddix has created a sweeping, forceful tale that will have readers guessing until the last page who--if anyone--survives.

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Author by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Publisher by Simon and Schuster
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The year 2102--the world as it was no longer exists. Ravaged by nuclear war and polluted almost to the point of no return, Earth was dying. When the faeries came and brought their healing magic, humanity was grateful at first. Centuries of damage repaired in just five years, and during the course of that rehabilitation, they invaded. Quietly overthrown, the human race is now enslaved. The majority doesn’t even realize they have no free will. Branded, herded and kept only to further the agendas of the Fae Courts, humanity could be facing extinction. But a resistance is coming… Fianna Dolan has spent her entire young life preparing herself for an uprising against the Fae. One scorching summer night Fi's parents leave and never return. Thrust into a position of power she never expected, Fi struggles with her new position and the responsibility it entails. When a secretive fae man known only as Flint breaches the city’s defenses claiming he can help, Fi begins to doubt everything she's ever considered truth. As betrayals and deception come to light, will Fi want the answers she’s been seeking, or will trusting Flint lead to her destruction?

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Author by Allana Kephart
Genre Fiction
Publisher by Allana Kephart and Melissa Simmons
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Fourteen gang members from Los Angeles, members of rival gangs the Crips and the Bloods, discuss such subjects as the bonds among gang members, "gangsta" rap music, and the possibility of an end to gang violence

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Author by Yusuf Jah
Genre Social Science
Publisher by Simon and Schuster
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Pontiac and the Indian Uprising is both informative and reflective of the attitudes that existed fifty years ago about Native Americans.

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Author by Howard Henry Peckham
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Publisher by Wayne State University Press
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The book explores the implications of the democratic movement that took place in Gwangju, a southwestern city of Korea, in May 1980 when military paratroopers brutally crushed a group of protesters who demonstrated against General Chun Doo-hwan, who was about to become the country s president. Because of the event now known as the Gwangju Uprising, 191 people perished and 852 were wounded. In The Gwangju Uprising, Choi Jungwoon analyzes various discourses and motives of the uprising and vividly paints the demonstrators street battles against paratroopers. He gives an in-depth scrutiny of the participants mentalities and incentives, and the type of brutality involved. He also examines the stages the participants went through during the uprising, from the peace and togetherness they had at first, to the internal conflict that soon followed, to the lessons they learned in the uprising s aftermath. Choi argues that the united front experienced by the participants during the uprising was a driving force that changed modern Korean history. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Choi Jungwoon is a professor of international relations at Seoul National University. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago. His publications include The English Ten Hours Act: Official Knowledge and the Collective Interest of the Ruling Class (1984) and Ideological Configuration in Korean Politics (1998). ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR Yu Young-nan is a freelance translator based in Seoul. Her most recent translation is Yom Sang-seop s novel Three Generations (Archipelago Books, 2005)."

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Author by Chŏng-un Chʻoe
Genre History
Publisher by Homa & Sekey Books
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A walk with friends is meaningful and I am thankful that in sharing this journey with you, the few poems that I have posted have resonated with so many in such a positive way. As a result, I have created this e-book to showcase more of these poems, with each accompanied by a visual designed to amplify the meaning of its subject matter. Since this outpouring of expression, I have been reflecting on how to tie passion to purpose and as a result, I have decided to set up a scholarship at Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada) focused on increasing access to post secondary education for Black students. Additionally, I would like to provide funding to support other community initiatives (Free For All Foundation, Brampton, Ontario, Canada (www.ffaf.ca) and Frontlines, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (www.frontlines.to)) where we are able to see the direct impact of contributions made. I am hoping you would consider making a donation (no matter the amount) in support of any or all of these initiatives. To do so, you can go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/uprising-collection-of-poems

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Author by Clive Vincent Anderson
Genre Poetry
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Utilizing a transdisciplinary approach, "Uprising" examines the way transgressive knowledge circulates in places and spaces where communication regulation has been removed. In doing so, the author offers a new approach to proletarianization based on the theory that the deregulation of the digital infrastructure allows transgressive knowledge to be mobilized in ways that remake political economy.

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Author by Marcus Breen
Genre Computers
Publisher by Common Ground Publishing
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The Kwangju Uprising that occurred in May 1980 is burned into the minds of South Koreans in much the same way that Tiananmen is burned into the minds of contemporary Chinese. As the world watched in horror following the assassination of President Park Chung Hee, student protesters were brutally suppressed by the military and police led by strongman Chun Doo Hwan. Kim Dae Jung, the current president of South Korea, was imprisoned and sentenced to death during this period. This book recreates those earth-shaking events through eyewitness reports of leading Western correspondents on the scene as well as Korean participants and observers. Photographs, detailed street maps, and dramatic woodblock prints further illuminate the day-to-day drama to keep this atrocity alive in the conscience of the world.

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Author by Henry Scott-Stokes
Genre History
Publisher by M.E. Sharpe
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ISBN-10 0765606364
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The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 dramatically tells the largely unknown story of the Warsaw resistance movement during World War II. Desperate to free themselves from German military oppression but also hoping to show the advancing Soviets that they could not impose easy rule upon the citizens of Warsaw, the Poles launched an almost hopeless attack against the Germans on August 1, 1944. Wlodzimierz Borodziej presents an evenhanded account of what is commonly considered the darkest chapter in Polish history during World War II. In only sixty-three days, the Germans razed Warsaw to the ground and 200,000 people, mostly civilians, lost their lives. The result—a heroic and historically pivotal turning point—meant that the Poles would lose both their capital and an entire generation. This concise account of the trauma—little known to English-speaking readers—will appeal to anyone interested in the history of World War II in general and is a must-read for students of Polish history in particular.

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Author by Włodzimierz Borodziej
Genre History
Publisher by Univ of Wisconsin Press
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"A detailed introductory essay to provide the necessary historical and political context precedes each part. The individual documents are introduced by short headnotes summarizing the contents and orienting the reader. A chronology, glossary and bibliography offer further background information."--BOOK JACKET.

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Author by Christian F. Ostermann
Genre Allemagne (Est) - Histoire - Juin 1953 (Soulèvement) - Sources
Publisher by Central European University Press
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