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Isabel Wilkerson – The Warmth of Other Suns
In a story of hope and longing, three young people set out from the American South during different decades of the 20th Century en route to the North and West in search of what the novelist Richard Wright called "the warmth of other suns."

Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster are among the six million African-Americans who fled the South during what would become known as the Great Migration, a watershed in American history. This book interweaves their stories and those of others who made the journey with the larger forces and inner motivations that compelled them to flee, and with the challenges they confronted upon arrival in the New World.
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yesterday by Cervus
Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Poland’s all-American hero
Kosciuszko was born in 1746, the son of a Polish-Lithuanian noble. After the start of the American Revolution, he rushed to help the colonists. A skilled military engineer, he helped defend Saratoga from British attack, and designed the fortress at West Point. These talents soon won American admiration. Kosciuszko became a close friend of Thomas Jefferson, who described him as a “pure son of liberty”.
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yesterday by rootis0
Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress
Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to congressional committees investigating the Kremlin’s influence operation during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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yesterday by mikael
Unirisx | Accelerating Insurance Innovation
Unirisx enables you to accelerate insurance innovation, so you can meet the accelerating demands of your customers and the world.
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2 days ago by shalmaneser
Claims Processing Software | Absence Management System Claimvantage
Full Life Cycle Claim Management Software for Life, Health and Absence Claims
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