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Chapter 2: The Early Years

Slice PDF May 13, 2014


What is known is that as far back as the early 1800s, men and boys, black and white, were playing baseball.

For many decades before and during the formation of early baseball, Africans had been captured and brought to the

United States. They were forced to work under slavery. The white owners treated the black slaves as property. Slaves were required to do backbreaking work such as picking cotton in their owners’ fields. As an escape from their difficult lives, some slaves turned to baseball. Black slave boys sometimes played with the white children of slave owners. One former slave, interviewed during the 1930s, remembered that

“always on Saturday afternoon you would have ’till ‘first dark’ for baseball.”

Slavery in the

United States ended when the Civil War


ended in 1865. By that

During the 1880s, Cuban Giants players were paid $12 to $20 per week. “They were the happiest set of men in the world,” wrote author

Sol White, who played for the Cuban

Giants. “Not one would have changed his position with the president of the

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Slice PDF May 28, 2014



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3D Transform filter, 348


About Photoshop Elements (Editor, Help menu), 524

About Photoshop Elements (Organizer, Help menu), 497

About Plug-In (Editor, Help menu), 524

Absolute Colormetric setting (Intent), 423

ACC files, slideshows and, 465 actions (Photoshop scripts), 477–479 active layer, defined, 143

Actual Pixels (Editor, View menu), 521

Actual Pixels view, 78 sharpening and, 104

Adaptive (PNG file color setting), 432

Add Blank Page (Editor, Edit menu), 504

Add Caption (Organizer, Edit menu), 489

Add Noise filter, 351

Add Page Using Current Layout (Editor, Edit menu), 504

Add to Selection mode, 116 tool (Magic Extractor tool), 130 adding color, 276–282

Adjust Color (Editor, Enhance menu), 509

Adjust Color for Skin Tone command, 106 color casts and, 192

Adjust Date and Time (Organizer, Edit menu), 489

Adjust Lighting (Editor, Enhance menu), 508

Adjust Sharpness, 204

Adjust Sharpness (Editor, Enhance menu), 509

Adjust Smart Fix (Editor, Enhance menu), 508

Adjustment layers, 165–168, 273–276 batch processing and, 165

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Chapter Nine: A Psychoanalytic Conception of Character

Slice ePub May 22, 2014

He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.

—Hamlet, Act one, Scene two William Shakespeare

Character could be described as a stable amalgam of psychological traits that seem to define the basic identity of each human being. It is not as genetically “fixed” or as unique as a thumbprint perhaps given its incremental, adaptative, experimental and experiential nature. But it is not as evanescent as a mood or a transient symptom either. Like symptom or dream it is a compromise of psychological forces: when instinct clamors for expression and ego tames it, moulding it into a more socially adaptive form of itself, a compromise of forces has been achieved. At its best compromise formation does not compromise the ideals of a human being, it merely forces them into a better alignment with reality. Character could be viewed as a stable, almost automatic deployment of such compromise formations throughout the flow of psychological time, a psychological compass that charts the course of human sensibility and reactivity throughout the psychological odyssey of each unique life. If ego is the abstract concept for such executive management, character is a more experience-near, personal definition of such agency. When Robert Bolt wrote of, and depicted Sir Thomas More as “a man for all seasons” it was the enduring stability of his character that was being referred to. While the enduring stability of its nature is its most unique and crucial feature, character is of course fashioned out of the crooked timber of humanity and its stability can never be thought of as absolute. In childhood, where developmental flux is the norm, as opposed to the relatively stable maturity adulthood is capable of sustaining, a symptom and a character trait seem much closer to the instinctual unruly energies they were designed to contain in the first place. I want to suggest, that even in adulthood, character can be more symptomatic than its definition as a stable psychic entity seems to claim. If symptom can be so subtle and ego-syntonic that Lucy herself hardly noticed it, I want to argue that impressive character can be less stable than the ego that sustains it would like to admit. I have chosen the character of Hamlet to illustrate this thesis. He is all at once the noblest protagonist in the play and yet his nature, can be capricious and symptomatic.

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Slice ePub September 06, 2013


Master Lists for Classification of Programme Activities


Classified as CI/SfB Project Manual (RIBA) Table 2 by two digits

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Site substructure

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Ground excavation, earth shapes

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Floor beds

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Pile foundations

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Reserved for other substructure elements

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| 2 | 0 |

Site superstructure, primary elements

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External walls

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Internal walls, partitions

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Floors, galleries

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Stairs, ramps

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Site superstructure, secondary elements

| 3 | 1 |

Windows, external doors (secondary elements in external walls)

| 3 | 2 |

Internal doors, hatches (secondary elements in internal walls)

| 3 | 3 |

Access floors, traps, stages (secondary elements in floors)

| 3 | 4 |

Balustrades (secondary elements in stairs, ramps)

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Medium 9781617833854

Hometown Heroes

Source: Virginia
Slice PDF May 14, 2014

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