Download or read book The Spinners and Weavers of Auffay written by Gay L. Gullickson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-08-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 1987 book broadens our understanding of the proto-industrial era and the history of women.
Download or read book Gothel s Daughter written by D. Martinez and published by Dai'Quiriya S. Martinez and Amazon.com(Kindle). This book was released on 2015-06-22 with total page 39 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A crossover tale based upon Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin, featuring three other retold tales. Meet Gothel a magical spinner and "father" who raises a daughter in a tower.
Download or read book The Spinners written by Eden Phillpotts and published by 谷月社. This book was released on 2016-01-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE FUNERAL The people were coming to church and one had thought it Sunday, but for two circumstances. The ring of bells at St. Mary's did not peal, and the women were dressed in black as the men. Through the winding lanes of Bridetown a throng converged, drawn to the grey tower by a tolling bell; and while the sun shone and a riot of many flowers made hedgerows and cottage gardens gay; while the spirit of the hour was inspired by June and a sun at the zenith unclouded, the folk of the hamlet drew their faces to sadness and mothers chid the children, who could not pretend, but echoed the noontide hour in their hearts. All were not attired for a funeral. A small crowd of women, with one or two men among them, stood together where a sycamore threw a patch of shade on a triangular space of grass near the church. There were fifty of these people—ancient women, others in their prime, and many young maidens. Some communion linked them and the few men who stood with them. All wore a black band upon their left arms. Drab or grey was their attire, but sun-bonnets nodded bright as butterflies among them, and even their dull raiment was more cheerful than the gathering company in black who now began to mass their numbers and crane their heads along the highway.
Download or read book The Girl the Sea Gave Back written by Adrienne Young and published by Wednesday Books. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep, comes her new gut-wrenching epic The Girl the Sea Gave Back. For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse. For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.
Download or read book The Weaver s Daughter written by Elizabeth Jeffrey and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-08-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Anna hears her father's plans to marry her off to an old widower, she is determined to escape. Gathering together everything they own, Anna and her childhood sweetheart Jan board a boat from Holland to England. Heading for Colchester, the hub of the thriving cloth trade, life is not easy for the young lovers - Jan falls terribly ill on their journey and they are shocked to find seething tensions between the English and the Dutch. On the advice of the local church minister, Jan finds work in very poor conditions. Faring better, Anna is offered a place in the minister's house. But when lecherous motives behind Minister Archer's generosity are revealed, Anna flees her new home. But with no money and nowhere to live, the future looks perilous for Jan and Anna . . .
Download or read book Daughter of the Tide written by Leah Fleming and published by Head of Zeus Ltd. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 1939: minister's son Ewan returns home to a remote Hebridean island and falls in love with his childhood friend, Minn. An evocative novel of of two people bound together by a childhood tragedy...
|Author||: Olavi Moilanen|
|Publisher||: Your Face Tells All|
|Release Date||: 2009-06-02|
|ISBN 10||: 9781929956159|
|Pages||: 450 pages|
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Download or read book Find Your True Self Through Your Fantasies and Dreams written by Olavi Moilanen and published by Your Face Tells All. This book was released on 2009-06-02 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Deception s Daughter written by Cordelia Frances Biddle and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-06-17 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philadelphia heiress and amateur sleuth Martha Beale investigates the kidnapping of a society girl on the verge of marriage in Cordelia Frances Biddle’s second Martha Beale mystery Martha Beale, now the guardian of seven-year-old Ella and five-year-old Cai, has just returned to Philadelphia after summering in the country. The children have to begin school, and Martha looks forward to a reunion with Thomas Kelman, even though she isn’t sure where their relationship stands. But a string of robberies is plaguing the city and the nineteen-year-old daughter of one of Philadelphia’s wealthiest families has vanished. With no unified police force, the mayor depends on Thomas Kelman to sort out criminal matters. Martha reluctantly acts as a liaison between Thomas and the missing girl’s parents, but the investigation soon takes a darker turn. As suspicion falls on rich and poor alike, both the guilty and innocent become ensnared in a web of deception and escalating violence.
Download or read book Children s Lifeworlds written by Olga Nieuwenhuys and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-06-22 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children's Lifeworlds examines how working children face the challenge of having to combine work with school in Kerala. Moving beyond the usual concern with child labour and welfare to a critical assessment of the daily work routine of children, this book questions how class and kinship, gender and household organization, state ideology and education influence and conceal the lives of children in developing countries. Presenting an extraordinarily sympathetic and detailed case study of boys' and girls' work routine in a south Indian village, this book shows children creating the visibility of their work. The combination of personal experience, quantitative data and in-depth anthropological methods, sheds light on the world of those who, though they hold the future, have been left in the dark.
Download or read book Martha Jefferson Randolph Daughter of Monticello written by Cynthia A. Kierner and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2012-05-14 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's life story reveals the privileges and limits of celebrity and shows that women were able to venture beyond their domestic roles in surprising ways. Following her mother's death, Patsy lived in Paris with her father and later served as hostess at the President's House and at Monticello. Her marriage to Thomas Mann Randolph, a member of Congress and governor of Virginia, was often troubled. She and her eleven children lived mostly at Monticello, greeting famous guests and debating issues ranging from a woman's place to slavery, religion, and democracy. And later, after her family's financial ruin, Patsy became a fixture in Washington society during Andrew Jackson's presidency. In this extraordinary biography, Kierner offers a unique look at American history from the perspective of this intelligent, tactfully assertive woman.
Download or read book Women and Children of the Mills written by Judith A. Ranta and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An annotated bibliography of literature, which focuses on issues about women and children and includes 450 texts published from 1787 to 1900 by and about American textile factory workers.
Download or read book Homer s Daughters written by Fiona Cox and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Beginning in 1914 with the First World War, it charts this understudied strand of the history of Homeric reception over the subsequent century up to the present day, analysing the extraordinary responses both to the Odyssey and to the Iliad by women from around the world. The backgrounds of these authors and the genres they employ - memoir, poetry, children's literature, rap, novels - testify not only to the plasticity of Homeric epic, but also to the widening social classes to whom Homer appeals, and it is unsurprising to see the myriad ways in which women writers across the globe have played their part in the story of Homer's afterlife. From surrealism to successive waves of feminism to creative futures, Homer's footprint can be seen in a multitude of different literary and political movements, and the essays in this volume bring an array of critical approaches to bear on the work of authors ranging from H.D. and Simone Weil to Christa Wolf, Margaret Atwood, and Kate Tempest. Students and scholars of not only classics, but also translation studies, comparative literature, and women's writing will find much to interest them, while the volume's concluding reflections by Emily Wilson on her new translation of the Odyssey are an apt reminder to all of just how open a text can be, and of how great a difference can be made by a woman's voice.
Download or read book The World of Child Labor written by Hugh D Hindman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 1990 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The World of Child Labor" details both the current and historical state of child labor in each region of the world, focusing on its causes, consequences, and cures. Child labor remains a problem of immense social and economic proportions throughout the developing world, and there is a global movement underway to do away with it. Volume editor Hugh D. Hindman has assembled an international team of leading child labor scholars, researchers, policy-makers, and activists to provide a comprehensive reference with over 220 essays. This volume first provides a current global snapshot with overview essays on the dimensions of the problem and those institutions and organizations combating child labor. Thereafter the organization of the work is regional, covering developed, developing, and less developed regions of the world.The reference goes around the globe to document the contemporary and historical state of child labor within each major region (Africa, Latin and South America, North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Oceania) including country-level accounts for nearly half of the world's nations. Country-level essays for more developed nations include historical material in addition to current issues in child labor. All country-level essays address specific facets of child labor problems, such as industries and occupations in which children commonly work, the national child welfare policy, occupational safety regulations, educational system, and laws, and often highlight significant initiatives against child labor.Current statistical data accompany most country-level essays that include ratifications to UN and ILO conventions, the Human Development Index, human capital indicators, economic indicators, and national child labor surveys conducted by the Statistical Information and Monitoring Program on Child Labor. "The World of Child Labor" is designed to be a self-contained, comprehensive reference for high school, college, and professional researchers. Maps, photos, figures, tables, references, and index are included.
Download or read book Queen of the Spinners written by Anthony D. Fredericks and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2001-04 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gramma Was a Gambler Dedication page: To all my grandsons, Jacob, Lukas, Jonah, and Brendan Who will always make me feel like I won life's greatest jackpot. Back cover: In spite of folklore, luck is never a lady Thousands of people are becoming addicted to gambling every day across the land as casinos proliferate and people
Download or read book The Spectator written by and published by . This book was released on 1853 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.
Download or read book Rockdale written by and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A celebrated triumph of historiography, Rockdale tells the story of the Industrial Revolution as it was experienced by the men, women, and children of the cotton-manufacturing town of Rockdale, Pennsylvania. The lives of workers, managers, inventors, owners, and entrepreneurs are brilliantly illuminated by Anthony F. C. Wallace, who also describes the complex technology that governed all of Rockdale?s townspeople. Wallace examines the new relationships between employer and employee as work and workers moved out of the fields into the closed-in world of the spinning mule, the power loom, and the mill office. He brings to light the impassioned battle for the soul of the mill worker, a struggle between the exponents of the Enlightenment and Utopian Socialism, on the one hand, and, on the other, the ultimately triumphant champions of evangelical Christianity.
Download or read book Liberty s Daughters written by Mary Beth Norton and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the lives of colonial women, particularly during the Revolutionary War years, arguing that eighteenth-century Americans had very clear notions of appropriate behavior for females and the functions they were expected to perform, and that most women suffered from low self-esteem, believing themselves inferior to men.