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            The Woman They Could Not Silence: Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear

            The Woman They Could Not Silence: Elizabeth Packard's incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moore, Kate

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            From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today. Elizabeth Packard was an ordinary Victorian housewife and mother of six. That was, until the first Woman's Rights ...Convention was held in 1848, inspiring Elizabeth and many other women to dream of greater freedoms. She began voicing her opinions on politics and religion - opinions that her husband did not share. Incensed and deeply threatened by her growing independence, he had her declared 'slightly insane' and committed to an asylum. Inside the Illinois State Hospital, Elizabeth found many other perfectly lucid women who, like her, had been betrayed by their husbands and incarcerated for daring to have a voice. But just because you are sane, doesn't mean that you can escape a madhouse ... Fighting the stigma of her gender and her supposed madness, Elizabeth embarked on a ceaseless quest for justice. It not only challenged the medical science of the day and saved untold others from suffering her fate, it ultimately led to a giant leap forward in human rights the world over. 'I have waited fifty years for this full-length biography of Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard, and Kate Moore's The Woman They Could Not Silence is simply magnificent. It reads like a suspense novel- one is on the edge of her seat at all times; one cannot believe what happens next - and then after that. History comes alive as does the tragedy of women who were falsely judged "mad" and then incarcerated and tortured in 19th century American Insane Asylums. Moore's research is impeccable. She tells us the whole terrifying and thrilling story- the cost of battle, the triumph of cruel and corrupt misogynists, the nature of feminist victory. It is a complicated story and one brilliantly told. This book reads like a movie and it should be made into one.' -Phyllis Chesler, bestselling author and feminist leader 'With path-breaking research an
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            ISBN 9781922585080
            Published NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
              

            Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Duckworth, Senator Tammy

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            The incredible story of U.S. senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.

            ISBN 9781538718513
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rights for Aborigines
              

            Rights for Aborigines (Paperback)

            By Attwood, Bain

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            A comprehensive study of the struggle for basic political and social rights for Aboriginal Australians. It examines the intersections between race, history and Aboriginality, the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal campaigners, and the role of international opinion....
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            ISBN 9781864489835
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2003
            Publisher Taylor & Francis
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            Atheism and Agnosticism: Exploring the Issues
             

            Atheism and Agnosticism: Exploring the Issues (Hardback, Annotated edition)

            By Huff, Peter A.

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            An overview essay and approximately 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries explore the background and significance of atheism and agnosticism in modern society. This is the age of atheism and agnosticism. The number of people living without religious belief and practice is ...quickly and dramatically rising. Some experts call nonreligion, after Christianity and Islam, the third largest religion in the world today. Understanding the origins, history, variations, and impact of atheism and agnosticism is crucial to getting a grasp of the meaning of the present and gaining a glimpse of the future. Exploring some of the most extraordinary people, events, and ideas of all time, this book provides a fair, comprehensive, and engaging survey of all aspects of contemporary atheism and agnosticism. An overview essay discusses the background and social and political contexts of unbelief, while a timeline highlights key events. Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries follow, with each providing fundamental, objective information about particular topics along with cross-references and suggestions for further reading. The volume closes with an annotated bibliography of the most important resources on atheism and agnosticism. An overview essay surveys the background and significance of atheism and agnosticism in today's world A timeline highlights key events in the history of atheism and agnosticism Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide essential information about important topics related to atheism and agnosticism An annotated bibliography cites and assesses the most important broad resources on atheism and agnosticism
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            ISBN 9781440870828
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Religion in Politics and Society Today
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            Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

            Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century (Paperback)

            By Andrews, Kehinde

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            Calls for us to rediscover the Black radical tradition, and considers how this tradition can be reinvented for the 21st century.

            ISBN 9781786992772
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Blackness in Britain
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            Keeping Them Honest: the case for a genuine national integrity commission and other vital democratic reforms

            Keeping Them Honest: the case for a genuine national integrity commission and other vital democratic reforms (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Charles, AO, QC, Stephen Charles; Williams, Catherine

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            Over the last few years, instances of the federal government spending taxpayers' money to gain improper political advantage in elections have continued, with many hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on the Community Sport Infrastructure Program (aka the Sports Rorts) and ...the Urban Congestion Fund (the Carpark Rorts). As Stephen Charles writes, these electorally targeted pork-barrelling exercises are better understood as political corruption, which can take many forms but essentially involves dishonest conduct that undermines trust in our democratic political system. Keeping Them Honest points to the crucial absence of a federal integrity commission to expose corruption in government and public administration, and to hold wrongdoers to account. While the federal government promised to establish such a commission in 2018 (a promise since abandoned), Stephen Charles argues that, in any case, its insipid terms would protect - rather than expose - ethical breaches by federal politicians. As well, as Catherine Williams reveals, there is an overwhelming need to deal with the dark side of Australia's political system- the hidden influence of political donors and lobbyists, including the revolving door between lobbyists and former ministers; the absence of controls on electoral expenditure and political advertising; and the cavalier, unregulated expenditure of public money. Keeping Them Honest explains what we need to do to expose political corruption, uphold accountability, and restore trust - and why we need to do it now.
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            ISBN 9781922585646
            Published NZ 29 Mar 2022
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Notes to Self

            Notes to Self (Paperback)

            By Pine, Emilie

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            'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.' In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks powerfully from her painful personal experience - on the emotional labour of caring for her alcoholic father, on the ...unspeakable grief of miscarriage and infertility, on the social taboos around menstrual blood and female pain, on the ways young women use their own bodies as a weapon against themselves. Courageous, humane and uncompromising, devastatingly poignant and yet never self-pitying, these pieces investigate and challenge society's assumptions around pain, strength, resilience and identity, ultimately embracing joy and hope in the business of living.
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            ISBN 9780241986226
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            We Can Do Better Than This: An urgent manifesto for how we can shape a better world for LGBTQ+ people
             

            We Can Do Better Than This: An urgent manifesto for how we can shape a better world for LGBTQ+ people (Hardback)

            Edited by Abraham, Amelia; Contributions by Ditto, Beth; Jones, Owen; Peppermint; Alexander, Olly

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            How do we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? Olly Alexander, Peppermint, Owen Jones, Beth Ditto, Wolfgang Tillmans and more share their stories and visions for the future. 'A vital addition to your bookshelf' Stylist 'Captivating... A must-read' Gay Times, Books of the Year... In We Can Do Better Than This, 35 voices - actors, musicians, writers, artists and activists - answer this vital question, at a time when the queer community continues to suffer discrimination and extreme violence. Through deeply moving stories and provocative new arguments on safety and visibility, dating and gender, care and community, they present a powerful manifesto for how - together - we can change lives everywhere. 'Powerful, inspiring...urgent' Attitude 'Read and be inspired!' Peter Tatchell 'Powerful... A snapshot of where we are now, and where we need to get to' Juno Dawson
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            ISBN 9781529113303
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories That Make Us: The NEW YORK TIMES bestseller

            This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation and the Stories That Make Us: The NEW YORK TIMES bestseller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Riley, Cole Arthur

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            In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies explores black spirituality through her family history and personal reflections.

            ISBN 9781399800600
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2022
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination
             

            We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination (Hardback)

            By Rickford, Russell

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            A history of black independent schools as the forge for black nationalism and a vanguard for black sovereignty in the 1960s and 70s.

            ISBN 9780199861477
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2015
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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