Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486419312
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This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith.

Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN:
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Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.

A Pocket Guide To Public Speaking

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319019714
Size: 24.28 MB
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This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research and organization, practice and delivery, to the different speech types. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect not only for the public speaking course, but also for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. This newly redesigned full-color edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world. It features fully updated chapters on online presentations and using presentation software, and a streamlined chapter on research in print and online.

Getting Personal

Author: Nancy K. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317960920
Size: 62.98 MB
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First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

To Tell A Free Story

Author: William L. Andrews
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252060335
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To Tell A Free Story traces in unprecedented detail the history of black America's most innovative literary tradition--the autobiography--from its beginnings to the end of the slavery era.

Mountain Mammals

Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516261096
Size: 67.41 MB
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Briefly describes such animals as pikas, yaks, giant pandas, and vicunas that live in various mountain ranges around the world.

Usmc Night Fighters 1942 1953

Author: Thomas E. Doll
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780897474191
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Provides historical information, including photographs and illustrations, of the United States Marine Corps' efforts in night combat flying during World War II and the Korean War.

A Speaker S Guidebook

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312642865
Size: 50.71 MB
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A Speaker’s Guidebook is the best resource in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use and keep it year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, hundreds of instructors have helped us focus on the fundamental challenges of the public speaking classroom. Improving on this tradition, the fifth edition does even more to address these challenges with stronger coverage of overcoming speech anxiety, organizing and outlining, and more. And as the realties of public speaking change, so does A Speaker’s Guidebook; the new edition also focuses on presentational speaking in a digital world — from finding credible sources online to delivering presentations in a variety of mediated formats. Read the preface.

Ted Talks

Author: Chris Anderson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544664361
Size: 78.24 MB
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"Catnip for all the TED fans out there." —Publishers Weekly "Unimpeachably practical . . . A handy guide for novice and moderately experienced speakers." —Kirkus Reviews "Anderson shares the secrets behind the best TED presentations." —Booklist Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form. This “invaluable guide” (Publishers Weekly) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker. Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.