The Many Headed Hydra

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ISBN: 9780807050156
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Number of pages: 448
Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online The Many Headed Hydra in PDF and EPUB Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history of the role of the dispossessed in the making of the modern world. When an unprecedented expansion of trade and colonization in the early seventeenth century launched the first global economy, a vast, diverse, and landless workforce was born. These workers crossed national, ethnic, and racial boundaries, as they circulated around the Atlantic world on trade ships and slave ships, from England to Virginia, from Africa to Barbados, and from the Americas back to Europe. Marshaling an impressive range of original research from archives in the Americas and Europe, the authors show how ordinary working people led dozens of rebellions on both sides of the North Atlantic. The rulers of the day called the multiethnic rebels a 'hydra' and brutally suppressed their risings, yet some of their ideas fueled the age of revolution. Others, hidden from history and recovered here, have much to teach us about our common humanity.

Pilgrim s Progress 2

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ISBN: 1845502337
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: John Bunyan
Publisher: Christian Focus

Download and read online Pilgrim s Progress 2 in PDF and EPUB Presents the story of the wife and children of Pilgrim as they follow in his footsteps, braving hardship in order to find the heavenly city.

Scottish Loch Scenery

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ISBN: 9781465543837
Release Date: 1882
Number of pages: 50
Author: A. F. Lydon
Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Multiple Blessings

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ISBN: 9780310295693
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Number of pages: 208
Author: Jon and Kate Gosselin
Publisher: Zondervan

Download and read online Multiple Blessings in PDF and EPUB Eight children in three years? Impossible! Kate and Jon Gosselin have learned that, through God, all things are possible—though sometimes slightly improbable. Just three years after giving birth to twin daughters, Kate and Jon learned they were pregnant again—with sextuplets. In Multiple Blessings, Kate candidly chronicles the emotional and exhausting challenges she and Jon faced from the time the babies were conceived through the first two years of their lives. This amazing story of faith provides a heartening lesson in what it means to trust the faithful hand of God to provide the strength and courage to make it through life’s seemingly impossible situations.

The Quaker City

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ISBN: PRNC:32101017566751
Release Date: 1847
Number of pages:
Author: George Lippard

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The Bird King

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ISBN: 0545465133
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 123
Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Arthur a Levine

Download and read online The Bird King in PDF and EPUB A latest book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflections offers insight into the illustrator's creative process, his struggles with "artist's block," and the ideas that either stalled or grew into acclaimed works.

A Year with Swollen Appendices

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ISBN: 0571179959
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 424
Author: Brian Eno

Download and read online A Year with Swollen Appendices in PDF and EPUB A diary that covers the author's four recording projects caught at different times in their evolution.

City of Thieves

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ISBN: 9781848943971
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Number of pages: 300
Author: David Benioff
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online City of Thieves in PDF and EPUB From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin. Four months into the siege of Leningrad, the city is starving. Seventeen-year-old Lev fears for his life when he is arrested for looting the body of a dead German paratrooper, while his charismatic cellmate, Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested for desertion, seems bizarrely unafraid. Dawn brings, instead of an execution squad, an impossible challenge. Lev and Kolya can find a dozen eggs for an NKVD colonel to use for his daughter's wedding cake, and live. Or fail, and die. In the depths of the coldest winter in history, through a city cut off from all supplies and suffering appalling deprivation, man and boy embark on an absurd hunt. Their search will take them through desolate, lawles Leningrad and the devastated countryside surrounding it, in the captivating journey of two men trying to survive against desperate odds.