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Encyclopedia Of African American History, 3 Volumes

Encyclopedia of African American History introduces readers to the significant people, events, sociopolitical movements, and ideas that have shaped African American life from earliest contact between African peoples and Europeans through the late 20th century. This encyclopedia places the African American experience in the context of the entire African diaspora, with entries organized in sections on African/European contact and ensla...

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Black Entertainers in African American Newspaper Articles: V2 An Annotated Bibliography of the Pittsburgh Courier & the California Eagle, 1914-1950 (Black Entertainers in African American Newspapers)

For the first half of the twentieth century, the best coverage of blacks in entertainment--especially the developing motion picture industry--was in the newspapers published and circulated by the African American community. This annotated bibliography adds to the first volume with easy access to entertainment coverage in two more of the most influential black newspapers during that time: the Pittsburgh Courier and the California Eagl...

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A Compendium Of Collective Nouns: From An Armory Of Aardvarks To A Zeal Of Zebras

This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals ( a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people and things (a pomposity of professors, an exultation of fireworks) and range from th...

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Shakespeare’s Plants And Gardens: A Dictionary

Scholars looking for the symbolic significance of unfamiliar plants will find much of use here, as demonstrated by the entry on the medlar, a now uncommon fruit with both sexual connotations and punning potential. The volume is almost as interesting for its wide-ranging introduction and survey of botanically related criticism as for the entries…It will be a good addition for comprehensive Shakespeare collections or libraries supporti...

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Views Of Africa

What is the only frozen planet? Today the Foo Fighters is a rock band, but did you know that in World War II American pilots gave the name to mysterious UFOs--floating lights they saw over Germany. In addition to an atmosphere, which three things are needed for life? A) water, heat, and air, b) dirt, heat, and light, or c) water, heat, and light. Find the answers to these questions and more in the Britannica Learning Library-an excit...

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North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

  Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than twenty-five books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top railfan publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland. I truly wanted to love this book, and it would probably be fine f...

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300 Proverbes Et Expressions Hérités Du Latin Ou Du Grec

Le lit de Procuste, les fourches caudines, un talon d'Achille, une pomme de discorde? Ces expressions ont une origine ? vous ignorez laquelle ? Si vous êtes béotiens en la matière, il est temps de prendre des mesures draconiennes ! Il n'y a pas loin du Capitole à la roche Tarpéienne, alors ne vous endormez pas sur vos lauriers. Cette édition très complète explique et raconte l?origine des expressions les plus fréquentes ; elle est au...