In one respect, this book is a parallel to Franklin's well-known apologue of the hatter and his sign. It was commenced with a sole view to exhibit the present state of society in the United States, through the agency, in part, of a set of characters with different peculiarities, who had freshly arrived from Europe, and to whom the distinctive features of the country would be apt to present themselves with greater force, than to those who had never lived beyond the influence of the things portrayed. By the original plan, the work was to open at the threshold of the country, or with the arrival of the travellers at Sandy Hook, from which point the tale was to have been carried regularly forward to its conclusion. But a consultation with others has left little more of this plan than the hatter's friends left of his sign. As a vessel was introduced in the first chapter, the cry was for "more ship," until the work has become "all ship;" it actually closing at, or near, the spot where it was originally intended it should commence. Owing to this diversion from the author's design--a design that lay at the bottom of all his projects--a necessity has been created of running the tale through two separate works, or of making a hurried and insufficient conclusion. The former scheme has, consequently, been adopted.
This is the story of William Johnson a migrant from Jamaica, who went to England in the 1950s. It was here that he was first subjected to racism. He found that the culture he had left behind was vastly different to the country he would now be living in. William along with countless other young migrants from the Caribbean expected to be here for no more than five years before being able to return home with money they had saved from working in England. Sadly this never happened. Not only for William but for many thousands more. 'Going Home' takes us on a journey from Jamaica to England, and a life spent longing to return home. A rollercoaster of emotions ensue.
Book 1 of The Survivalist Series
This book provides information on some 14,500 recordings of 3,500 old-time folk and country songs recorded between 1921 and 1942. Each performance receives a full citation, including the date and place of recording, original and variant artist, and title credits. Whenever possible, songs are traced back to their original lyricists and composers or to major published and unpublished folksong collections. Entries are grouped into broad subject categories: ballads, popular songs, religious songs, and instrumentals.
Based on 35 years of research in public and private collections of recordings, broadsides, pamphlets, and sheet music, this valuable resource allows a fresh understanding of pre-World War II country music and its intricate connections to the blues, old world folk music, and the broad spectrum of American popular song.
Gwen has wanted a pony for as long as she can remember, but there's no way her parents can afford one. And with a demanding older sister, and younger twin brothers, one with chronic asthma, sometimes what Gwen wants gets forgotten.
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