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The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War
by Walter Lord

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June 12, 2018

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<h2><b>Were the first fourteen years of the twentieth century “Good Years”?</b></h2><b><br /><br />Yes, there was the Wright Brothers’ first faltering steps towards flight, Henry Ford’s development of an affordable car, and the beginnings of a drive towards votes for women.<br /><br />But there was also the assassination of President McKinley, the Panic of 1907 when numerous banks and businesses went bankrupt, and the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire that destroyed much of San Francisco.</b><br /><br />Yet, as Walter Lord points out in his remarkable book, “These years were good because, whatever the trouble, people were sure they could fix it.”<br /><br />The first fourteen years of the twentieth century are frequently overlooked, being bookended by the glamorous Gilded Age at the beginning and the terrible years of the First World War at the end.<br /><br />Lord brilliant work shines light onto these years and highlights many of the fascinating events, from the Boxer Rebellion to the murder of union leader Big Bill Haywood right through to America’s reaction to events that sent Europe spiraling into war.<br /><br />“Informative and entertaining . . . although <em>The Good Years</em> is naturally and properly selective, it still achieves something of a panoramic effect.” — <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />“[Lord uses] a kind of literary pointillism, the arrangement of contrasting bits of fact and emotion in such a fashion that a vividly real impression of an event is conveyed to the reader.” — <em>New York Herald Tribune</em><br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in early twentieth century and wishes to understand a little more about these “Good Years”.<br /><br />Walter Lord was an American author who wrote a number of popular works on history. Some of his most famous works include his account of the sinking of the Titanic, <em>A Night to Remember</em> ,and his history of the attack on Pearl Harbor, <em>Day of Infamy</em>. <em>The Good Years</em> was first published in 1960. Lord passed away in 2002.<br />
Erik the Red: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Who Founded the F...
by Captivating History

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English

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65

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August 06, 2018

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<h2>Explore the Captivating Life of Erik the Red</h2><br /><b>Free History <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />A formidable figure with flaming red hair, a wild beard, and a temper to match is not the type of person most people would choose to cross swords with. And that, by all accounts, is a fitting description of Erik the Red. This was not a man to be taken lightly or challenged in battle. He was courageous on the battlefield, an accomplished seafarer, indomitable warrior, and unstoppable adventurer. In short, Erik the Red was everything we imagine a Viking to be.<br /><br /><b>Some of the topics covered in this captivating history book include:</b><br /><ul><li>Erik the Red’s Early Life in Norway</li><li>The Settlement of Iceland and the Viking Age</li><li>Erik’s Early Years in Iceland</li><li>Murder Most Foul</li><li>Erik the Explorer</li><li>Settling in Greenland</li><li>Greenland to Vinland</li><li>Erik’s Offspring and their voyages to Vinland</li><li>Decline of Vinland</li><li>Erik the Pagan and Christianity in Greenland</li><li>The Decline of the Greenland Colony</li><li>Modern Greenland</li><li>And much, much more!</li></ul><b>Scroll to the top and select the "BUY NOW" button to learn more about Erik the Red!</b>
From Superman to Man (1917)
by Joel Augustus Rogers

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English

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132

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September 19, 2016

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Joel Augustus Rogers (1880 -- 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the 20th century.<br /><br />"From Superman to Man" is a stirring story, faithful to truth and helpful to a better understanding and feeling. From Superman to Man is a vindication of the American Negro; a significant contribution to interracial literature in more ways than one. Its breadth of scholastic research, its selection and concentration of matter are as amazing as its wealth of information. <br /><br />The book is well written and the skillful management of materials shows not only the author's mastery of his subject, but his knowledge of the technique of the literary art. In the program of the broadest education of the races and the promotion of social concord and co-operation this volume should be in every library and home of the country. In his absorbing story we see the souls, of the white and darker worlds groping and struggling toward the better day of peace and good understanding between the races. <br /><br />
The Jew a Negro: Being a Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Imp...
by Arthur Talmage Abernethy

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English

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26

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January 05, 2018

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<b>“The most the startling book of the year...its research is unanswerable.” -Literary Digest<br />Abernethy’s 1910 book “The Jew a Negro” has been analyzed by numerous modern authors studying race relations in earlier times in America.</b><br /><br />Arthur Talmage Abernethy, PH. D., (1872 –1956) was a professor, Methodist pastor in New York and North Carolina, and a Democratic candidate for congress in North Carolina. He was a gifted speaker and author a score of historical books, as well as being the youngest son of the founder of Rutherford College. He was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and became the poet laureate of North Carolina.<br /><br />Abernethy’s 1910 book “The Jew a Negro” has been analyzed by numerous modern authors studying race relations in earlier times in America.<br /><br />For example, the 2006 “Jewish Roots in Southern Soil: A New History” notes:<br />“One southern writer, the North Carolina minister Arthur T. Abernethy, published an entire book arguing that ‘the Jew of to-day is essentially Negro in habits, physical peculiarities and tendencies." In rare cases, ... Jews were ... grouped with blacks.’”<br /><br />The 2006 book “The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity” states:<br />“Published in 1910 by the North Carolina minister and professor Arthur T. Abernethy, The Jew a Negro argued that ancient Jews had thoroughly mixed with neighboring African peoples, leaving little significant difference between the Jewish and Negro types. As the Jews migrated to more temperate climes, their skin lightened and they became successful, but their essential racial similarity to blacks remained unaltered."<br /><br />The 2011 book “The Colors of Zion” point out: <br />“A peripheral literature sprang up to classify Jews as ‘negroid.’ One notorious instance is The Jew a Negro (1910) by the North Carolinian Reverend Arthur T. Abernethy.”<br /><br />The 1999 book “Strangers & Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks & Jews in the United States” cites to Abernethy’s book, in stating: "One southern writer insisted Jews were of Negro descent."<br /><br />In 1997, American Jewish History, Volume 85 notes that <br /><br />“The Jew a Negro, Being A Study of the Jewish Ancestry from an Impartial Standpoint by the Rev. Arthur T. Abernethy, A.M., Ph.D. Abernethy — a preacher, professor, and rustic journalist — sought to demonstrate through ‘ethnology’ and ‘Scriptural proofs’ how ‘the Jew of to-day, as well as his ancestors in other times, is the kinsman and descendant of the Negro.”<br /><br />Black Hebrew Israelites (also called Black Hebrews, African Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites) are groups of Black Americans who believe that they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. Black Hebrews adhere in varying degrees to the religious beliefs and practices of both Christianity and Judaism. They are not recognized as Jews by the greater Jewish community. Many choose to identify themselves as Hebrew Israelites or Black Hebrews rather than Jews in order to indicate their claimed historic connections. Books linking the ancestry of Jews and Blacks have become popular such as "From Babylon to Timbuktu: A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews."<br /><br />Many Black Hebrew groups were founded in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from Kansas to New York City, by both African Americans and West Indian immigrants. In the mid-1980s, the number of Black Hebrews in the United States was between 25,000 and 40,000.[6] In the 1990s, the Alliance of Black Jews (which is no longer operating) estimated that there were 200,000 African-American Jews; this estimate was based on a 1990 survey conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations. The exact number of Black Hebrews within that surveyed group remains unspecified.<br /><br />Other works by Abernathy include:<br />Moonshine: Being Appalachia's Arabian Nights<br />Did Washington Aspire to be King?<br />Mechanics and Practice of the Electric Telegraph<br />
Night Comes To The Cumberlands: A Biography Of A Depressed Area
by Harry M. Caudill

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English

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364

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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<b>At the start of the 1960s the USA was unquestionably the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world.<br /><br />Yet despite its prosperity and influence there were areas of the country which seemed to have been forgotten.</b><br /><br />In 1962 Harry Caudill, a lawyer and legislator, decided to shine a light upon the appalling conditions which he witnessed in Eastern Kentucky.<br /><br />His introduction lays out the issues which he saw before him: <em>A million Americans in the Southern Appalachians live in conditions of squalor, ignorance and ill health which could scarcely be equaled in Europe or Japan or, perhaps, in parts of mainland Asia.</em><br /><br />Caudill begins with the history of region, from its first settlements through to the Civil War, the feuds that erupted between violent neighbors, the emerging lumber trade and the advent of the coal industry, before uncovering the devastation of the depression, the effects of massive environmental damage and the ever continuing decline into poverty and despair for many of the inhabitants.<br /><br />“Mr. Caudill’s richly informed and sobering account of the Cumberlands’ painful plight is the product not only of thorough research, but also of an intimate knowledge of the region and its people.” <em>Saturday Review</em><br /><br />“The picture he has assembled is clear without undue simplification, and forceful without spurious appeal to emotion. … In the social, economic, and legislative battles which must be fought, and fought soon if the people of our Southern Appalachians are ever to be relieved of their very real and pressing difficulties, no finer single weapon can be imagined than this one book.” <em> Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />“The pathetic history of the Cumberland Plateau in Eastern Kentucky illustrates the results, for men and nature, of unregulated free enterprise, the pre-eminence of the rights of property, and the absence of responsible public supervision.” <em>The New York Review of Books</em><br /><br />“<em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands,</em> focused nationwide attention on the plight of Appalachia's residents. President John F. Kennedy appointed a commission to investigate conditions in the region and his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, made Appalachia a keystone of his War on Poverty.” <em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />The success of this book was immediately felt in the Cumberlands as in the quarter-century succeeding its publication more than $15 billion were spent in the impoverished region. But even though this injection of aid was widely appreciated Caudill and others stated that the forecast was still bleak and only marginal improvement had been made. <br /><br />This work is essential reading for anyone interested in the social history of the United States, the history of Kentucky and the continuing issue of poverty in rural areas.<br /><br />Harry Caudill as an American author, historian, lawyer, legislator, and environmentalist from Letcher County, in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky. His influential book <em>Night Comes to the Cumberlands</em> was first published in 1962 and he passed away in 1990.
The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations On Cotton And Slav...
by Frederick Law Olmsted

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English

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540

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August 28, 2017

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<b>In 1853, Frederick Law Olmsted was working for the New York Times when he journeyed to the southern slave states of the U.S. and wrote one of the most important pro-abolition discourses. </b><br /><br /><em>The Cotton Kingdom</em> recounts his daily observations of the curse of slavery: the poverty it brought to both black and white people; the inadequacies of the plantation system; and the economic consequences and problems associated with America’s most “peculiar institution”. <br /><br />Disproving the opinion that “Cotton is king”, Olmsted examined the huge differences between the economies of the northern and southern states, contrasting the more successful, wealthy and progressive north with the stubborn south, convinced of the necessity of slavery. <br /><br />Hailed as one of the most convincing and influential anti-slavery arguments, Olmsted’s work was widely praised with London’s <em>Westminster Review</em> declaring, “it is impossible to resist his accumulated evidence.”<br /><br /><b>Frederick Law Olmsted</b> was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Through his work as a journalist for the <em>New York Daily Times (New York Times),</em> he became interested in the adverse economic effects of slavery and <em>The Cotton Kingdom</em> is a result of this. He died in 1903. <br /><br />
Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, And Four Years in th...
by Elizabeth Keckley

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English

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408

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July 29, 2013

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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an uncompromising work that transgressed Victorian boundaries between public and private life, and lines of race, gender, and society.
The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
by Gustave Le Bon

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English

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216

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July 01, 2004

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"The following work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the race. When, however, a certain number of these individuals are gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a very considerable degree."-From the Preface to "The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind", a pivotal work in the field of group psychology which was written in 1895 by French social psychologist, Gustave Le Bon.
THE MOST COMPLETE COLLECTION OF WRITTEN WORKS & SPEECHES BY FREDE...
by Frederick Douglass

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English

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1822

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October 13, 2011

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THE MOST COMPLETE COLLECTION OF WRITTEN WORKS & SPEECHES BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS [Newly Illustrated]<br /><br />This Ebook Features Dynamic Links for Ease of Navigation Plus Enjoy the Bonus Audiobook!<br /><br />This Collections Includes:<br /><br />The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass<br />Collected Articles of Frederick Douglass, a Slave<br />MY BONDAGE and MY FREEDOM<br />Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass<br />Many Writings and Speeches<br /><br />HERE ARE THE SPECIFICS:<br /><br />LIFE AS A SLAVE<br />CHAPTER I. AUTHOR'S BIRTH<br />CHAPTER II. REMOVAL FROM GRANDMOTHER'S<br />CHAPTER III. TROUBLES OF CHILDHOOD<br />CHAPTER IV. A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE SLAVE PLANTATION<br />CHAPTER V. A SLAVEHOLDER'S CHARACTER<br />CHAPTER VI. A CHILD'S REASONING<br />CHAPTER VII. LUXURIES AT THE GREAT HOUSE<br />CHAPTER VIII. CHARACTERISTICS OF OVERSEERS<br />CHAPTER IX. CHANGE OF LOCATION<br />CHAPTER X. LEARNING TO READ<br />CHAPTER XI. GROWING IN KNOWLEDGE<br />CHAPTER XII. RELIGIOUS NATURE AWAKENED<br />CHAPTER XIII. THE VICISSITUDES OF SLAVE LIFE<br />CHAPTER XIV. EXPERIENCE IN ST. MICHAELS<br />CHAPTER XV. COVEY, THE NEGRO BREAKER<br />CHAPTER XVI. ANOTHER PRESSURE OF THE TYRANT'S VISE<br />CHAPTER XVII. THE LAST FLOGGING<br />CHAPTER XVIII. NEW RELATIONS AND DUTIES<br />CHAPTER XIX. THE RUNAWAY PLOT<br />CHAPTER XX.<br />CHAPTER XXI. ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY<br />SECOND PART<br />CHAPTER I. ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY<br />CHAPTER II. LIFE AS A FREEMAN<br />CHAPTER III. INTRODUCED TO THE ABOLITIONISTS<br />CHAPTER IV. RECOLLECTIONS OF OLD FRIENDS<br />CHAPTER V. ONE HUNDRED CONVENTIONS<br />CHAPTER VI. IMPRESSIONS ABROAD<br />CHAPTER VII. TRIUMPHS AND TRIALS<br />CHAPTER VIII. JOHN BROWN AND MRS. STOWE<br />CHAPTER IX. INCREASING DEMANDS OF THE SLAVE POWER<br />CHAPTER X. THE BEGINNING OF THE END<br />CHAPTER XI. SECESSION AND WAR<br /><br />"MEN OF COLOR, TO ARMS!”<br />THE BLACK MAN AT THE WHITE HOUSE<br />CHAPTER XII. HOPE FOR THE NATION<br />CHAPTER XIII. VAST CHANGES<br />CHAPTER XIV. LIVING AND LEARNING<br />CHAPTER XV. WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE<br />CHAPTER XVI. "TIME MAKES ALL THINGS EVEN"<br />CHAPTER XVII. INCIDENTS AND EVENTS<br />CHAPTER XVIII. "HONOR TO WHOM HONOR"<br />CHAPTER XIX. <br />RETROSPECTION<br />CONCLUSION<br />APPENDIX<br />WEST INDIA EMANCIPATION<br />THIRD PART<br />CHAPTER I. LATER LIFE<br />CHAPTER II. A GRAND OCCASION<br />CHAPTER III. DOUBTS AS TO GARFIELD'S COURSE<br />CHAPTER IV. RECORDER OF DEEDS<br />CHAPTER V. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND'S ADMINISTRATION<br />CHAPTER VI. THE SUPREME COURT DECISION<br />CHAPTER VII. DEFEAT OF JAMES G. BLAINE<br />CHAPTER VIII. EUROPEAN TOUR<br />CHAPTER IX. CONTINUATION OF EUROPEAN TOUR<br />CHAPTER X. THE CAMPAIGN OF 1888<br />CHAPTER XI. ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT HARRISON<br />CHAPTER XII. MINISTER TO HAÏTI<br />CHAPTER XIII. CONTINUED NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE MÔLE ST. <br />NICOLAS<br /><br />COLLECTED ARTICLES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, A SLAVE<br />MY ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY<br />RECONSTRUCTION<br /><br />MY BONDAGE and MY FREEDOM<br /><br />CONTENTS<br />EDITORS PREFACE<br />INTRODUCTION<br />LIFE AS A SLAVE?<br />I--CHILDHOOD<br />II--REMOVED FROM MY FIRST HOME<br />III--PARENTAGE<br />IV--A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE SLAVE PLANTATION<br />V--GRADUAL INITIATION INTO THE MYSTERIES OF SLAVERY<br />VI--TREATMENT OF SLAVES ON LLOYDS PLANTATION<br />VII--LIFE IN THE GREAT HOUSE<br />VIII--A CHAPTER OF HORRORS<br />IX--PERSONAL TREATMENT<br />X--LIFE IN BALTIMORE<br />XI--"A CHANGE CAME O'ER THE SPIRIT OF MY DREAM"<br />XII--RELIGIOUS NATURE AWAKENED<br />XIII--THE VICISSITUDES OF SLAVE LIFE<br />XIV--EXPERIENCE IN ST. MICHAEL'S<br />XV--COVEY, THE NEGRO BREAKER <br />XVI--ANOTHER PRESSURE OF THE TYRANTS VICE<br />XVII--THE LAST FLOGGING<br />XVIII--NEW RELATIONS AND DUTIES<br />XIX--THE RUN-AWAY PLOT<br />XX--APPRENTICESHIP LIFE<br />XXI--MY ESCAPE FROM SLAVERY, LIFE AS A FREEMAN<br />XXII--LIBERTY ATTAINED<br />XXIII--INTRODUCED TO THE ABOLITIONISTS <br />XXIV--TWENTY-ONE MONTHS IN GREAT BRITAIN<br />XXV--VARIOUS INCIDENTS<br />APPENDIX<br />RECEPTION SPEECH<br />LETTER TO HIS OLD MASTER<br />THE NATURE OF SLAVERY<br />INHUMANITY OF SLAVERY<br />WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS THE FOURTH OF JULY?<br />THE INTERNAL SLAVE TRADE <br />THE SLAVERY PARTY<br />THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT<br />MY BONDAGE and MY FREEDOM<br /><br />NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLAVE<br /><br />LETTER FROM WENDELL PHILLIPS, ESQ.<br />INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS<br /><br />41 OTHER ASSORTED PUBLISHED WRITINGS AND DELIVERED SPEECHES<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
My Chinese-America (SFWP Literary Awards)
by Allen Gee

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English

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186

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April 01, 2015

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Eloquently written essays about aspects of Asian American life comprise this collection that looks at how Asian-Americans view themselves in light of America's insensitivities, stereotypes, and expectations. My Chinese-America speaks on masculinity, identity, and topics ranging from Jeremy Lin and immigration to profiling and Asian silences. This essays have an intimacy that transcends cultural boundaries, and casts light on a vital part of American culture that surrounds and influences all of us.

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