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From Slavery to True Freedom

By Curtis Flanagan
  • ISBN Code: : 1664109056
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a amazing story is of a young so called African American man by the name of Curtis Flanagan now known as Nycere Ezikiel Bey, and how he overcame persecution by the worlds most powerful country, The extent in which the local so called authorities would go to stop this young mans goals from being achieved and his message from getting to the people, It touches on his childhood and how it shaped the way this mans future of becoming a powerful sovereign outside of legislation; which in most cases make life more difficult than if legislation was not prevalent. It exposes the actual goal of the government to subject the people of America to the will of the British crown and other involved kingdoms. It illustrates times of his life; in which seemed so rim most people thought he would remain in prison for a lifetime, but if the people realized what was going on they would be outrage tat this man was only exercising his inherent rights. It in tells his spiritual journey from Christianity to Moorish science then to Judaism, and how his new found spirituality was a tool to free him from mental physical and spiritual slavery. It in tells about the dark powers that be used their power and influence to attempt to silence the warrior sprit of the man determined to free himself and also his children from the clutches of what he considered the beast.

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By Shane WHITE
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674045149
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

Stories of Freedom in Black New York recreates the experience of black New Yorkers as they moved from slavery to freedom. In the early decades of the nineteenth century, New York City's black community strove to realize what freedom meant, to find a new sense of itself, and, in the process, created a vibrant urban culture. Through exhaustive research, Shane White imaginatively recovers the raucous world of the street, the elegance of the city's African American balls, and the grubbiness of the Police Office. It allows us to observe the style of black men and women, to watch their public behavior, and to hear the cries of black hawkers, the strident music of black parades, and the sly stories of black conmen. Taking center stage in this story is the African Company, a black theater troupe that exemplified the new spirit of experimentation that accompanied slavery's demise. For a few short years in the 1820s, a group of black New Yorkers, many of them ex-slaves, challenged pervasive prejudice and performed plays, including Shakespearean productions, before mixed race audiences. Their audacity provoked feelings of excitement and hope among blacks, but often of disgust by many whites for whom the theater's existence epitomized the horrors of emancipation. Stories of Freedom in Black New York brilliantly intertwines black theater and urban life into a powerful interpretation of what the end of slavery meant for blacks, whites, and New York City itself. White's story of the emergence of free black culture offers a unique understanding of emancipation's impact on everyday life, and on the many forms freedom can take.

Galatians: The Christian Standard Commentary

By Timothy George
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1087724309
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 969
  • Pdf File: galatians.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Galatians is part of The Christian Standard Commentary (CSC) series. This commentary series focuses on the theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, while paying careful attention to balancing rigorous scholarship with practical application. This series helps the reader understand each biblical book's theology, its place in the broader narrative of Scripture, and its importance for the church today. Drawing on the wisdom and skills of dozens of evangelical authors, the CSC is a tool for enhancing and supporting the life of the church.

Generations of Somerset Place:

By Dorothy Spruill Redford
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439612943
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Members : 734
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When the institution of slavery ended in 1865, Somerset Place was the third largest plantation in North Carolina. Located in the rural northeastern part of the state, Somerset was cumulatively home to more than 800 enslaved blacks and four generations of a planter family. During the 80 years that Somerset was an active plantation, hundreds of acres were farmed for rice, corn, oats, wheat, peas, beans, and flax. Today, Somerset Place is preserved as a state historic site offering a realistic view of what it was like for the slaves and freemen who once lived and worked on the plantation, once one of the Upper South's most prosperous enterprises.

Echoes of Exodus

By Alastair J. Roberts,Andrew Wilson
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433558017
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 765
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The exodus—the story of God leading his chosen people out of slavery in Egypt—stands as a pivotal event in the Old Testament. But if you listen closely, you will hear echoes of this story of redemption all throughout God’s Word. Using music as a metaphor, the authors point us to the recurring theme of the exodus throughout the entire symphony of Scripture, shedding light on the Bible’s unified message of salvation and restoration that is at the heart of God’s plan for the world.

Slavery and Racism in the Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass

By Claudia Durst Johnson
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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 073777066X
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This important volume explores the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass through the lens of slavery. Coverage includes an examination of Frederick Douglass' life and influences, a look at the portrayal of slavery in the Narrative, including religion and slavery's impact on the family and identity, and a selection of contemporary thought on slavery, such as agricultural slavery, labor exploitation, and sex slaves.

Foundations of Public Law

By Martin Loughlin
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191648175
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 973
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Foundations of Public Law offers an account of the formation of the discipline of public law with a view to identifying its essential character, explaining its particular modes of operation, and specifying its unique task. Building on the framework first outlined in The Idea of Public Law (OUP, 2003), the book conceives public law broadly as a type of law that comes into existence as a consequence of the secularization, rationalization and positivization of the medieval idea of fundamental law. Formed as a result of the changes that give birth to the modern state, public law establishes the authority and legitimacy of modern governmental ordering. Public law today is a universal phenomenon, but its origins are European. Part I of the book examines the conditions of its formation, showing how much the concept borrowed from the refined debates of medieval jurists. Part II then examines the nature of public law. Drawing on a line of juristic inquiry that developed from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries-extending from Bodin, Althusius, Lipsius, Grotius, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke and Pufendorf to the later works of Montesquieu, Rousseau, Kant, Fichte, Smith and Hegel-it presents an account of public law as a special type of political reason. The remaining three Parts unpack the core elements of this concept: state, constitution, and government. By taking this broad approach to the subject, Professor Loughlin shows how, rather than being viewed as a limitation on power, law is better conceived as a means by which public power is generated. And by explaining the way that these core elements of state, constitution, and government were shaped respectively by the technological, bourgeois, and disciplinary revolutions of the sixteenth century through to the nineteenth century, he reveals a concept of public law of considerable ambiguity, complexity and resilience.

Quests for Freedom, Second Edition

By Michael Welker
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532653999
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 379
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Book Short Summary:

This book is the result of intensive, multiyear international and interdisciplinary cooperation. From many perspectives, the book's contributors address themes of freedom and slavery; self-determination and concepts of freedom; God-given and imprinted freedom; freedom as an ethos of belonging and solidarity; and relations between freedom, human rights, and theological orientation.