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Early Modern Times: SAT World History

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Getting a Wife

Eddie Stimpson, Jr. University of North Texas Press PDF

Getting a Wife

One day I got to wondering how my mother and dad come to get married. Of course I no the boys and girls was very much acquainted because they all lived nabor to each other. They got to see each other whin they walk those three to seven mile to school together. In good weather they cut across the fields. In bad weather they went around on the roads.

They had an even better oppitunity to get closer to each other at the parties, especial during those days whin there was a party each week and the famleys would go together from house to house. There was all way sodie pop, ice tea, lemonade and for the grown up folks, beer, wine and whiskey. There was all way food too-bolonie, sandwich, fried chicken, potato salad and plenty cookies and cakes. And music. There was all way music. Uncle Devil Horse, my dad-dad, and grandmother brother, could really play the gitar and banjo. He would play for all the parties in and around the community, both black and white.

At those parties there was all way somebody there or came by to play the gitar or banjo, piano, or just beat on a pan or bucket. Those parties were not only an oppitunity for the boys and girls to get together but men and women who may not no each other might drop by for a good time. There was never no problum knowing whin the party was or where, especial when

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CHAPTER TWO: STUDENT AND TEACHER

Jonathan H. Rees University Press of Colorado ePub

As you know all my life I have sought to stand between labor and capital, trying to sympathize with and understand the point of view of each, and seeking to modify the extreme attitude of each and bring them into cooperation.

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER JR. TO HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK, DECEMBER 19, 19271

When John D. Rockefeller Jr. introduced the employee representation plan (ERP) that would bear his name before an audience of miners in Pueblo, he explained that four parties are involved in every corporation: the stockholders, directors, officers, and employees. He then compared Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I) to a table:

This little table [exhibiting a square table with four legs] illustrates my conception of a corporation. . . . First, you see that it would not be complete unless it had all four sides. Each side is necessary: each side has its own part to play. . . .

Then, secondly, I call your attention to the fact that these four sides are all perfectly joined together. . . . Likewise, if the parties interested in a corporation are not perfectly joined together, harmoniously working together, you have a discordant and unsuccessful corporation.

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3 From the Inexorable to the Ineffable · John Zorn’s Kristallnacht and the Masada Project

Tamar Barzel Indiana University Press ePub

John Zorn’s Kristallnacht and
the Masada Project

THROUGH HIS PROLIX CREATIVITY, HIS LEADERSHIP AND management skills, and a seemingly tireless dedication to his cause, saxophonist John Zorn played as decisive a role in shaping the RJC moment as he has on the downtown scene as a whole. In addition to commissioning a great deal of new work on the Tzadik label, Zorn, with his particular gift for composing music that challenged notions of tradition and genre, pushed RJC into compelling creative territory. From his work in Kristallnacht (1992), which engaged viscerally with themes of destruction and survival in Jewish history, through the Masada project (1993–present), which has framed Jewish music as a site for spiritual healing, Zorn created new landscapes for imagining and engaging Jewish heritage through music. His vision for RJC looms large, a result of his high profile on the downtown scene, his role as a producer at Tzadik, his own prolific musical output, and his attention to iconography and packaging. Although he was less involved than some of his colleagues in the writing and talk that developed around the RJC idea, Zorn’s interpretation of “radical Jewish culture” is as particular as that of any of his peers.

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7. Reclaiming Faith

Howard Tinberg Indiana University Press ePub

 

Given the atrocities that Jews suffered during the Shoah because of their religion, a question of faith necessarily surfaced: How could one continue to believe in God?

Micah, “Jewish Faith and the Shoah,” digital snapshot

In an age of testimony, and in view of contemporary history, I want my students to receive information that is dissonant, and not just congruent, with everything that they have learned beforehand.

Shoshana Felman, “Education and Crisis, or the Vicissitudes of Teaching”

It has never been our intention to leave our students with dissonance only. It has never been our objective that students leave our course with faith shaken and certainties jettisoned. And yet as educators, and Shoah educators especially, we recognize the special power entrusted to us: the power to move students from “old” truths to “new” truths, from misconceptions to credible and substantiated belief. Yet even as we attempt to do so, the Shoah, as Micah suggests, represents a tremendous challenge, for those survivors who emerged from the Shoah and, we speculate, for those who regard the Shoah as a teaching subject. Is faith still possible after the Shoah? We might pose this question as well: Is teaching the Shoah possible? We ask the latter question not to engage the problem of representing an event that defies language or symbolic rendering. Rather we ask it because we speculate as to whether our students and ourselves can continue to believe in good and in right once we emerge from our studies of this tragic event.

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