The Best of Al Green
Paperback ISBN: 0634047302
This outstanding P/V/G collection assembles 13 of the very best from Al Green, the undisputed king of sexy soul (and an ordained pastor!) who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Includes: Call Me (Come Back Home) * Here I Am, Come and Take Me * I Can't Get Next to You * I'm Still in Love with You * Let's Stay Together * Living for You * Look What You Done for Me * L-O-V-E * Love and Happiness * Sha La La * Take Me to the River * Tired of Being Alone * You Ought to Be with Me.
Northern Labor and Antislavery
A Documentary History
Hardcover ISBN: 0313278075
This volume calls up the voices of the antebellum labor movement and abolitionists, enabling the reader to understand more clearly the process that led Northern workers to support Lincoln in waging war against slaveholders.
New Ghosts, Old Ghosts
Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China
Paperback ISBN: 0765605104
Much has been written about the laogai (sometimes likened to the Soviet gulag) in the People's Republic of China. Depending on the source, the prisons are described as nonexistent, enlightened institutions, or hellish places that subject the inmates to degradation and misery. The system is commonly thought of (by admirers and critics alike) as having a measurable impact on the national economy and providing significant resources to the state. Based on research in classified documents and extensive interviews with former prisoners, judicial personnel, and other insiders, and featuring case studies dealing with the three northwestern provinces, this book examines such assertions on the basis of the facts about this underexamined subject in order to arrive at a detailed, objective, and realistic picture of the situation. In the case of each province under study, the authors discuss the history of the provincial prison system and the impact that each has had at the macro, meso, and micro levels.
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West
Paperback ISBN: 1860646492
Pilgrimage was an integral part of both medieval religion and medieval life, and from its origins in the fourth-century Mediterranean world it spread rapidly to Northern Europe as a pan-European devotional phenomenon. Concentrating on the medieval Latin West, this book covers the period spanning the growth in pilgrimage during the seventh century to the Protestant Reformation in the 16-century, when pilgrimage ceased to be a vital part of European Christian culture. It draws extensively upon original source materials accounts of pilgrimage, guidebooks, chronicles, wills, covert memos, and state documents, thereby seeking to uncover the motives of the pilgrims themselves as well as details of and attitudes towards their preparations, journeys, shrines, and eventual destinations (particularly Jerusalem, Compostela, and Rome).