This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights and Struggle)

  • ISBN-13: 9780813191836
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WITH A FOREWORD BY MARION WRIGHT EDELMAN The award-winning biography of black civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. "Riveting. Provides a history that helps us to understand the choices made by so many black men and women of Hamer's generation, who somehow found the courage to join a movement in which they risked everything." ―New York Times Book Review "One is forced to pause and consider that this black daughter of the Old South might have been braver than King and Malcolm." ―Washington Post Book World "An epic that nurtures us as we confront today's challenges and helps us Keep Hope Alive.'" ―Jesse L. Jackson "Not only does This Little Light of Mine recount a vital part of America"s history, but it lights our future as readers are inspired anew by Mrs. Hamer's spirit, courage, and commitment." ―Marian Wright Edelman "This book is the essence of raw courage. It must be read." ―Rep. John Lewis,0,0,60,60_.jpg;,0,0,60,60_.jpg 426 University Press of Kentucky 2007-08-24 English 0813191823 9780813191829 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 1.4 pounds 1st edition Books>Politics & Social Sciences>Politics & Government>International & World Politics>Asian 0813191831 Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years of Whiskeymaking Henry G. Crowgey Paperback 7.49 Used Bourbon whiskey is perhaps Kentucky's most distinctive product. Despite bourbon's prominence in the social and economic life of the Bluegrass state, many myths and legends surround its origins. In Kentucky Bourbon, Henry C. Crowgey claims that distilled spirits and pioneer settlement went hand in hand; Isaac Shelby, the state's first governor, was among Kentucky's pioneer distillers. Crowgey traces the drink's history from its beginnings as a cottage industry to steam-based commercial operations in the period just before the Civil War. From spirited" camp meetings, to bourbon's use as a medium of exchange for goods and services, to the industry's coming of age in the mid-nineteenth century, the story of Kentucky bourbon is a fascinating chapter in the state's early history.

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