In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, legal scholar Michelle Alexander writes that many of the gains of the civil rights movement have been undermined by the mass incarceration of black Americans in the war on drugs
The Correspondence Of Sarah Helen Whitman And Julia Deane Freeman: Writer To Writer, Woman To Woman
The eighty-one manuscript letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe''s onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous time in American history, 1856-1863. A veritable Who''s Who in literature during the period, the women''s letters reference works and writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Walt Whitman, and scores of women writers such as Margaret Fuller, Paulina Davis, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Susan Warner, Julia Ward…
The familiar Christmas carol "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the American Civil War. Longfellow's life was at low ebb -- his wife recently had died and his Union soldier son lay critically wounded -- yet he found hope in the spirit of Christmas. This is a gorgeous musical arrangement of Longfellow's original words.