The Water Is Wide

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Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453203907
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The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy


Original Title: The Water Is Wide

New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

Pat Conroy S The Water Is Wide Summary

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Author: Ant Hive Media
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530707126
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Pat Conroy S The Water Is Wide Summary by Ant Hive Media


Original Title: Pat Conroy S The Water Is Wide Summary

This is a Summary of Pat Conroy's memoir titled "The Water is Wide." Conroy is a Southerner and as a white American in the Deep South in the 1950s admits to biased behavior against blacks, particularly when he was in high school. However, his politics changed in college and his liberal ideas are reinforced when he visits the Nazi concentration camps. When he was young teacher, he witnessed the extreme grief of his students over the death of Martin Luther King, leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement. Wanting to act on his new-found idealism, Pat applies for the Peace Corps but he never receives a reply. Not one to easily give up on his resolve to change bigotry and hatred, he applies for a teaching position in Yamacraw Island. Pat is fully aware that Yamacraw, an isolated island off the coast of South Carolina, is populated by blacks. For hundreds of years the inhabitants have lived on the produce of their farms and from the bounty of the sea, a way of life that practically isolates them from the rest of the world. At Yamacraw, Pat hopes to make a difference, no matter how small, to eliminate racial prejudice by helping in the education of the island's predominantly black school children. Superintendent Dr. Henry Piedmont is more than happy to approve his application for a teaching position. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all 338 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This is a summary that is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.

Broken Memoir

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Author: R. A. Rios
Publisher: R. A. Rios
ISBN: 1476432597
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Broken Memoir by R. A. Rios


Original Title: Broken Memoir

2017 Re-Release Through the short pages of this book we follow Robert as he is thrown into a life of misery and sever abuse, beaten to the point of death a number of times. He has only one life line, but that person must fight for survival as well. As I look back I often said to myself, if only I had sought mental help things may have been different. But it was so hard to admit it I needed help. So many times I have uttered these words to myself…..I will always be broken until I die!

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

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Author: Nancy Bercaw
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616726
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture by Nancy Bercaw


Original Title: The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways. The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

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Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616645
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture by M. Thomas Inge


Original Title: The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

A Memoir On The Rise Progress And Present State Of The Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Accompanied With Original Documents And Maps

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Author: Joshua Gilpin
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A Memoir On The Rise Progress And Present State Of The Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Accompanied With Original Documents And Maps by Joshua Gilpin


Original Title: A Memoir On The Rise Progress And Present State Of The Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Accompanied With Original Documents And Maps


A Memoir On The Rise Progress And Present State Of The Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Accompanied With Original Documents And Maps

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Author: Joshua GILPIN (Director of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company.)
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A Memoir On The Rise Progress And Present State Of The Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Accompanied With Original Documents And Maps by Joshua GILPIN (Director of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company.)


Original Title: A Memoir On The Rise Progress And Present State Of The Chesapeake And Delaware Canal Accompanied With Original Documents And Maps


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