Download Oscar Wilde in America: The Interviews by Oscar Wilde, Matthew Hofer, Gary Scharnhorst PDF

By Oscar Wilde, Matthew Hofer, Gary Scharnhorst

Better recognized in 1882 as a cultural icon than a major author, Oscar Wilde was once delivered to North the United States for an immense lecture travel on Aestheticism and the ornamental arts. With attribute aplomb, he followed the position because the ambassador of Aestheticism, and he attempted out a few words, principles, and methods that finally made him well-known as a novelist and playwright. This remarkable quantity cites all ninety-one of Wilde's interviews and comprises transcripts of forty-eight of them, and it is also his lecture on his travels in America.

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Download Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian by Maureen Seaton PDF

By Maureen Seaton

Intercourse Talks to women chronicles the outward antics of a girl on an inward trip to self during the routes of faith, intercourse, sobriety, and children. Recasting herself during this memoir as “Molly Meek,” Maureen Seaton translates the emergence of Molly’s id in sumptuous and extremely humorous prose.            Molly alternately reveals herself within the stunning corporation of winos, swingers, and drag kings; in love with Jesus H. Christ and a butch named Mars; accountable for youngsters; writing tales that slash painfully to poems with no her permission; and incapable of realizing how she landed in any of those predicaments. She is, through turns, a bit saint, a Stepford spouse, a bi-mom, and a femme with large powers. Her transformation—from near-nun to full-fledged sexual being, by chance changing into unsleeping within the approach and delighting within the spree—is the tale of a lifestyles set on play and a lady heroically devoted to seeing it through. Winner, Lesbian Memoir/Biography, Lambda Literary starting place publication Awards 

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Download Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer (The African American by Jerald Podair PDF

By Jerald Podair

Bayard Rustin used to be a distinct 20th-century American radical voice. A gay, global struggle II draft resister, and ex-communist, Rustin made huge, immense contributions to the civil rights, socialist, hard work, peace, and homosexual rights pursuits within the usa, regardless of being considered as an intruder by means of fellow activists. writer Jerold Podair additionally contains excerpts from Rustin's writings, speeches, letters, and statements, permitting the reader to realize firsthand interplay with probably the most very important civil rights leaders?and probably the most very important radical leaders?in 20th-century American heritage.

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Download Women Elders' Life Stories of the Omaha Tribe: Macy, by Wynne L. Summers PDF

By Wynne L. Summers

Eleanor Baxter, Alice Saunsoci, and Hawate (Wenona Caramony) are girl elders of the Omaha Tribe in Macy, within the northeast nook of Nebraska. All 3 grew up at the Omaha reservation, moved away in later existence, and held careers outdoors the reservation. but all lower back to their neighborhood, bringing the talents they discovered within the “white global” and the information they won as young children from their very own elders to give a contribution to the future health of the Omaha people.
Eleanor Baxter was once previously the Omaha tribal chair, the 1st lady to serve during this skill, and is still politically lively; Alice Saunsoci is a language instructor on the Nebraska Indian group collage; and Hawate assists the Omaha neighborhood as an educator and language instructor. With a balanced specialize in conventional tradition and sleek good fortune, each one of those 3 ladies courses the tribe in her personal manner towards a greater figuring out of what it capability to be Omaha.
 
In this poetic account, Wynne L. Summers provides those women’s lives of their personal voices, giving company to their reports either off and on the reservation.

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Download They Call Me Agnes: A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of by Fred W. Voget PDF

By Fred W. Voget

In They name Me Agnes, the narrator, Agnes Deernose, presents a hot, own view of Crow Indian relatives lifestyles and culture.

Fred Voget, anthropologist and followed Crow, units the degree for Agnes’s tale, which he compiled from large interviews with Agnes and her buddies. He describes the origins of the Crows and their tradition in the course of buffalo-hunting days and early reservation existence. via Agnes, an aged Crow girl, he additionally unearths adjustments wrought in this as soon as far-ranging, self sufficient tribe by means of twentieth-century forces.

 

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Download Karl Heinrich Ulrichs: Pioneer of the Modern Gay Movement by Hubert Kennedy PDF

By Hubert Kennedy

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs used to be the 1st homosexual guy to talk out brazenly for the equivalent rights of all homosexuals. This occurred in Munich at a Congress of German Jurists on 29 August 1867—before the observe “homosexual” was once invented. during this and in lots of alternative routes he was once a true pioneer of the fashionable homosexual stream. Hubert Kennedy’s rigorously researched and documented biography unearths the lifetime of this brave and exemplary guy. because the e-book of the prizewinning first variation in 1988, different students have additionally been drawn to Ulrichs. the result of their researches are taken into consideration during this moment variation, that is sixteen% higher than the unique variation.

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Download Remembering Amy: Amy Gillett, the Girl Who Never Gave Up by Mike Safe PDF

By Mike Safe

The tragic, real-life tale of a tender bicycle owner unfolds during this compelling tribute to Amy Gillette, who was once education as a member of the Australian women’s street biking staff while she used to be killed through an out-of-control motor vehicle. Her tale honors all athletes who teach and compete—far from the spotlight—with braveness and resolution.

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Download In Jewish Texas: A Family Memoir by Stanley Ely PDF

By Stanley Ely

Stanley Ely says that once the 50th or so individual faced him with a skeptical, "You suggest you are Jewish, and you are from Texas?" he made up our minds to do greater than smile and say, "Yes." the result's this humorous, caustic and mawkish story within the culture of well known locally and ethnically concentrated memoirs. round the starting of this century, Ely's mom and dad (as childrens) and grandparents immigrated to Galveston, fleeing oppression as Jews in Russia and Romania. Their arrival units Ely's memoir in movement. Combining the tales of the author's grandparents, mom and dad, aunts, uncles, siblings and associates and together with an abundance of relations pictures, the booklet maintains until eventually at the present time, as Ely faces his personal senior years dwelling in manhattan. notwithstanding the publication isn't a regular "coming out" tale, the reader additionally learns of Ely's slow and now and then reluctant attractiveness of himself as a homosexual guy. the tale of Ely's relatives and their buddies displays the amazing development of Dallas and its Jewish inhabitants within the first 1/2 this century. As he narrates the development of recent lives in Texas, Ely additionally portrays the mixing of a minority section of Jewish immigrants in the USA outdoor the nice towns of the North. Of himself, the writer tells of transforming into up in Dallas in the defense of an intensely Jewish society. Then he prepares for the instant of his first departure for school within the North, and he thinks of his mother's arrival from Russia as a lady of 8. Of his personal first major step clear of Texas, he says his mom "probably knew-and later I additionally realized-that that used to be the eventual crossing of an ocean for me." through now, Ely has lived in long island for 4 many years. but he unearths himself telling buddies, "I'm going domestic for Passover" as he prepares for one more annual journey to Texas. as soon as there, he's taking a clean glance and concludes that Texas Jews are diverse from these in other places: they've got twin citizenship, in Judaism and in Texas.

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Download Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel by Alek Wek PDF

By Alek Wek

Alek Wek has been the face of advert campaigns for firms starting from trainer to Michael Kors to Nars and has labored the runways on behalf of designers similar to Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Dior. but her defining moments expand past the runways of recent York, Milan, Paris, and London. Born to a middle-class relations within the Sudan, Wek came upon her lifestyles all at once inverted while civil battle broke out between outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated executive, and southern rebels. The clash not just killed million humans, it created a complete neighborhood of refugees, together with Wek's family—many of whom fled to London. this is Wek's excellent, bold tale of emerging from refugee to foreign twiglet.

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Download Fighting for Life by S. Josephine Baker PDF

By S. Josephine Baker

New York’s reduce East facet was once acknowledged to be the main densely populated sq. mile on the earth within the Eighteen Nineties. future health inspectors known as the local “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged every one summer season, killing hundreds of thousands of kids. Sweatshop infants with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment tons destined for trendy outlets. determined moms paced the streets to assuage their feverish young children and white mourning cloths hung from each construction. a 3rd of the kids dwelling there died ahead of their 5th birthday.

By 1911, the kid loss of life expense had fallen sharply and The big apple Times hailed the town because the healthiest on the earth. during this witty and hugely own autobiography, public healthiness crusader Dr. S. Josephine Baker explains how this change was once completed. by the point she retired in 1923, Baker used to be well-known around the globe for saving the lives of 90,000 teenagers. The courses she constructed, many nonetheless in use at the present time, have kept the lives of thousands extra. She fought for women’s suffrage, toured Russia within the Thirties, and captured “Typhoid” Mary Mallon, two times. She used to be additionally an astute observer of her instances, and Fighting for Life is likely one of the so much sincere, compassionate memoirs of yankee drugs ever written.

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