All-Night Party

All-Night Party


  • Author: Andrea Barnet
  • Release Date : 2004-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
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They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives and mothers--and decided to live on their own terms. In the process, they became the voices of a new, fierce feminine spirit.There's Mina Loy, a modernist poet and much-photographed beauty who traveled in pivotal international art circles; blues divas Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters; Edna St. Vincent Millay, the lyric poet who, with her earthy charm and passion, embodied the '20s ideal of sexual daring; th...

Greenwich Village  1913

Greenwich Village 1913


  • Author : Mary Jane Treacy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393938905


Greenwich Village 1913 Book Description :

A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Greenwich Village, 1913 immerses students into the radical possibilities unlocked by the modern age....

Greenwich Village 1913

Greenwich Village 1913


  • Author : Mary Jane Treacy
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393533018


Greenwich Village 1913 Book Description :

In this popular Reacting to the Past game, the classroom is transformed into Greenwich Village in 1913, where rebellious "free spirits" gather. Exposed to ideas like woman suffrage, socialism, birth control, and anarchism, students experiment with forms of political participation and bohemian self-discovery. The Second Edition reflects recent scholarly findings on African-American and working-class suffragists, including new sources and characters, as well as improved support for students to read primary texts.Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters to practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and ...

All Night Party

All Night Party


  • Author : Andrea Barnet
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2004-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565127029


All Night Party Book Description :

They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives and mothers--and decided to live on their own terms. In the process, they became the voices of a new, fierce feminine spirit. There's Mina Loy, a modernist poet and much-photographed beauty who traveled in pivotal international art circles; blues divas Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters; Edna St. Vincent Millay, the lyric poet who, with her earthy charm and passion, embodied the '20s ideal of sexual daring; t...

Murder in Greenwich Village
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Murder in Greenwich Village


  • Author : Liz Freeland
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496714251


Murder in Greenwich Village Book Description :

A year before World War I breaks out, the sidewalks of Manhattan are crowded with restless newcomers chasing the fabled American Dream, including a sharp-witted young woman who discovers a talent for investigating murder . . . New York City, 1913. Twenty-year-old Louise Faulk has fled Altoona, Pennsylvania, to start a life under dizzying lights. In a city of endless possibilities, it’s not long before the young ingénue befriends a witty aspiring model and makes a splash at the liveliest parties on the Upper East Side. But glitter fades to grit when Louise’s Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene of a violent murder and a former suitor hustling for Tin Pan Alley fame hits front-page headlines as the prime suspect . . . Driven to investigat...

The Fragile Bridge

The Fragile Bridge


  • Author : Steve Golin
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1566390052


The Fragile Bridge Book Description :

In this full-length study of the 1913 Paterson silk strike, Steve Golin examines the creative collaboration between the silk workers, organizers from the Industrial Workers of the World, and Greenwich Village intellectuals. Although the strike was defeated, this alliance could become a model for the American left because it suggests the possibilities of connecting economic, political, and cultural struggles.Combining perspectives from labor history, social history, and intellectual history Golin argues that while the silk workers began the 1913 strike and controlled it themselves, the IWW helped them create institutions that supported the strike and reinforced its radically democratic character. The deadlock in Paterson dictated the need for a "bridg...

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village


  • Author : Anna Alice Chapin
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421821665


Greenwich Village Book Description :

'Tis an awkward thing to play with souls, - and, to my mind, Greenwich Village has a very personal soul that requires very personal and very careful handling. This little foreword is to crave pardon humbly if my touch has not been light, or deft, or sure. There are so many things that I may have left out, so many ways in which I must have erred. And I want to thank people too, - just here. So many people there are to thank! I cannot simply dismiss the matter with the usual acknowledgment of a list of authorities - to which, by the bye, I have tried to cling as though they were life-buoys in a stormy sea of research! There are the kindly individuals, - J.H. Henry, Vincent Pepe, William van der Weyde, J.B. Martin, and the rest, - who have so generously...

Ten Days that Shook the World
Score: 3
From 14 Ratings

Ten Days that Shook the World


  • Author : John Reed
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775413967


Ten Days that Shook the World Book Description :

Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders of this time. Reed died the year after his book was finished and was buried in Moscow's Kremlin Wall Necropolis - one of the few Americans accorded this honor usually reserved for the Soviet's most prominent leaders....

Inside Greenwich Village

Inside Greenwich Village


  • Author : Gerald W. McFarland
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1558495029


Inside Greenwich Village Book Description :

A vibrant portrait of a celebrated urban enclave at the turn of the twentieth century....

Republic of Dreams
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Republic of Dreams


  • Author : Ross Wetzsteon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416589518


Republic of Dreams Book Description :

If the twentieth century was the American century, it can be argued that it was more specifically the New York century, and Greenwich Village was the incubator of every important writer, artist, and political movement of the period. From the century's first decade through the era of beatniks and modern art in the 1950s and '60s, Greenwich Village was the destination for rebellious men and women who flocked there from all over the country to fulfill their artistic, political, and personal dreams. It has been called the most significant square mile in American cultural history, for it holds the story of the rise and fall of American socialism, women's suffrage, and the commercialization of the avant-garde. One Villager went so far as to say that "every...

Visionary Women

Visionary Women


  • Author : Andrea Barnet
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062310743


Visionary Women Book Description :

A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography Four influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. With a keen eye for historical de...