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UNCLE TOMS CABIN
Jill S. Tietjen
Past President, National Women's Hall of Fame
To celebrate the success of Harper Lee's previous and anticipated novels, let's discover other women authors through history. Match the woman with her accomplishment.
Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction
Human rights advocate and novelist
Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.
Ten Great Reasons to Visit Hartford, CT, Now
Travel Writer, GetawayMavens.com; Northeast getaway expert
With a new billion-dollar entertainment/hotel/residential/convention district, a new state of the art science museum, and multi-million dollar upgrades to attractions and hotels, Hartford might just be a new hot spot.
12 Years A Slave
: More Than a History Lesson
Free The Slaves
We liberate slaves around the world and change the conditions ...
It's important to remember that the events depicted in
12 Years a Slave
are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War or the Emancipation Proclamation. It was outlawed, but not ended.
A Speech That Speaks to Our Progressive Traditions
President at Mike Lux Media
To my friends who are cynical, who say it is just a speech, just words, I would argue that if you look at America's history, words matter.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Prophetic Engine
Joan D. Hedrick
Charles A. Dana Professor of History, Trinity College
The fact that Christian ministers maintained a timid silence in face of the Fugitive Slave Law both infuriated Stowe and propelled her to speak out.
The Problem With Uncle Tom
Policy Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Log Cabin Republicans aren't the only ones Frank offended with this insensitive comparison. "Uncle Tom" is a racially loaded slavery reference, and his decision to use it here was entirely inappropriate.
9 Stories That Changed The World
Author, 'The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human'
The story maker penetrates our skulls and seizes control of our cognitive and emotional machinery. Here are some examples of stories that have changed the world--in big ways and small, in good ways and bad.
Book Review Roundup: A Portrait Of India And A Dissection Of A Novel That Changed The Course Of History
Uncle Barack's Cabin
Author of "The December Project," "Loose Change" and "Joan: Fo...
The day after Obama claimed the nomination, a German newspaper ran a picture of the White House on its front page with the headline, "Uncle Barack's Cabin."
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"Uncle Barack's Cabin": Why We Must Repudiate the Ugly Racial Undercurrents of the Campaign
Professor of law and son of Holocaust survivors
This offensive German headline is a warning to us here in the US. The bigots will exploit every slimy racist undercurrent in a desperate effort to keep Obama out of the White House.
The Trial of the Century
Is our national appetite for scandal drowning us in tasteless muck?
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