Liberty s Inheritance

Author: Mary Ann Kerr
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781617779435
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She'd returned home, in the spring of 1868, full of plans, but her father had chosen a man for her. No coming out ball, no debutante parties, she was to give up everything she'd dreamed about. Betrothed to lawyer ten years her senior, she didn't even know him. Raised in elegance, sent to the best boarding schools money could buy, Liberty Bouvier finds herself a bargaining chip to keep her father out of debtor's prison. Married off, to a complete stranger, the despicable Armand Bouvier, Libby is released from her commitment by his untimely death. Cut entirely out of her murdered husband's will, except for an unknown property in California, Liberty Bouvier is faced with the unknown. With the help of God and Elijah Humphries, her lawyer, Liberty travels west—to flee her evil father's greed—with her maid, turned friend, Maggie O'Neill. The two women encounter much before their journey's end. Meanwhile, there are questions to be answered. Chief Inspector George Baxter and Elijah Humphries join forces to find Bouvier's murderer, and a hidden secret is discovered. Liberty's Inheritance is the first in the A Woman of Entitlement series. Join author Mary Ann Kerr in her tale of deceit, murder, love, grace, and—ultimately—freedom.

Islam and Liberty

Author: Mohamed Charfi
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842775110
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How to make Islam compatible with contemporary notions of democracy, legality and the state?In this brilliantly argued book, Mohamed Charfi tackles this pressing question facing all Arab-Muslim nations today. Contemporary Arab governments have yet to conceive the very idea of democracy in terms of today's criteria, and until they do so, the debate between traditionalists and democrats cannot progress. Charfi rejects the position of those who downplay Islamist violence and legitimise fundamentalist positions. But, although he is attuned to the relationship between some forms of Islamism and popular dispossession, he remains convinced that fundamentalist constructions are deeply damaging for all people, not least for women. Charfi believes passionately that those Arabs who campaign for freedom and democracy are not deracinated supporters of Western constructs. Rather, they are treading the same precarious but necessary path as thinkers such as Mohammed Abdoh and Tahar Haddad who called for a new understanding of Islam and modernity over 100 years ago. Sadly, however, the 21st century is witnessing a regression in the independence of the law from holy writ. Charfi advocates a profound revision of Islamic thought. He insists on a new reading of Islamic history and Islamic law and presses for a society that allows for dissent, secularism and freedom of belief. Above all, he stresses the overriding importance of educational reform - an area where he himself played a pivotal role in pioneering when minister of education in his own country, Tunisia, in the early 1990s. This book is an important example of the courageous voices from within the Muslim world that are calling for a fundamental rethinking of the relationship between religion and society quite independently of, and with a very different agenda from, the external pressures emanating from the United States.

Poverty and Famines

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198284632
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The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines concentrates on food supply. This is shown to be defective and Sen develops an alternative method of analysis which concentrates on ownership and exchange.

Caitlin s Fire

Author: Mary Ann Kerr
ISBN: 9780989168120
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Strange things are happening around Caitlin McCaully's ranch in Sonoma California where she finds her life is in danger. Caitlin hires a man without a memory to help, hoping that he will be a source of protection. Can the man she barely knows, and who doesn't know himself, find out who wants her dead and why? The threat is real and Caitlin flees, not knowing whom she can trust. Fire, her beautiful roan stallion and trusted companion carries Caitlin to a secluded mission in San Rafael. Meanwhile, an unexpected death and the mysteries at the ranch begin to unfold as truth comes to light.

The Old Regime and the Revolution

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857193015
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A profound and elegantly written investigation into the true causes of the French Revolution, this masterpiece by Alexis de Tocqueville remains as lively, counter-intuitive and memorable as on its first publication. Originally a bestseller simultaneously in France and Britain, today it sits at the top of book charts in China, and is beloved by historians and journalists as one of the most penetrating and creative analyses of an event that changed the face of the world.

Give Me Liberty An American History

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039328316X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Give Me Liberty! is the #1 book in the U.S. history survey course because it works in the classroom. A single-author text by a leader in the field, Give Me Liberty! delivers an authoritative, accessible, concise, and integrated American history. Updated with powerful new scholarship on borderlands and the West, the Fifth Edition brings new interactive History Skills Tutorials and Norton InQuizitive for History, the award-winning adaptive quizzing tool.

Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia

Author: Jun-Hyeok Kwak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415535697
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Contemporary East Asian societies are still struggling with complex legacies of colonialism, war and domination. Years of Japanese imperial occupation followed by the Cold War have entrenched competing historical understandings of responsibility for past crimes in Korea, China, Japan and elsewhere in the region. In this context, even the impressive economic and cultural networks that have developed over the past sixty years have failed to secure peaceful coexistence and overcome lingering attitudes of distrust and misunderstanding in the region. This book examines the challenges of historical reconciliation in East Asia, and, in doing so, calls for a reimagining of how we understand both historical identity and responsibility. It suggests that by adopting a 'forward-looking' approach that eschews obsession with the past, in favour of a reflective and deliberative engagement with history, real progress can be made towards peaceful coexistence in East Asia. With chapters that focus on select experiences from East Asia, while simultaneously situating them within a wider comparative perspective, the contributors to this volume focus on the close relationship between reconciliation and 'inherited responsibility' and reveal the contested nature of both concepts. Finally, this volume suggests that historical reconciliation is essential for strengthening mutual trust between the states and people of East Asia, and suggests ways in which such divisive legacies of conflict can be overcome. Providing both an overview of the theoretical arguments surrounding reconciliation and inherited responsibility, alongside examples of these concepts from across East Asia, this book will be valuable to students and scholars interested in Asian politics, Asian history and international relations more broadly.

A Treatise on State and Federal Control of Persons and Property in the United States

Author: Christopher Gustavus Tiedeman
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584772298
Format: PDF
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Tiedeman, Christopher G. A Treatise on State and Federal Control of Persons and Property in the United States Considered from both a Civil and Criminal Standpoint. St. Louis: The F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., 1900. Two volumes. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-229-8. Cloth. $195. * A conservative jurist known for his important study A Treatise on the Limitations of Police Power in the United States Considered from Both a Civil and Criminal Standpoint, Tiedeman [1857-1903] completed this work at a time when the spirit of social and economic laissez-faire of the Gilded Age was giving way to demands for greater degrees of governmental regulation in response to the emergence of modern corporate capitalism and, especially, the rapid growth of Socialism, Communism, and Anarchism. For Tiedeman, the fundamental issue is the need to control these groups in the interests of public order while preserving their rights of self-determination as guaranteed by the Constitution. He was optimistic that popular faith in the Constitution is strong enough to maintain this delicate balance.