Black Harvest

Black Harvest

Author: Ann Pilling

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Published: 1999

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13: 0006754260

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Colin and Prill are on holiday in Ireland, but from the moment they arrive, Colin feels sick from an awful smell and Prill is visited by a strange creature in her dreams. Their "odd" cousin Oliver links the horror with the terrible famine in Ireland in 1840 and he must save himself and his cousins.


We Are Each Other's Harvest

We Are Each Other's Harvest

Author: Natalie Baszile

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: 2021-04-06

Total Pages: 529

ISBN-13: 0063139898

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A WALL STREET JOURNAL FAVORITE FOOD BOOK OF THE EAR From the author of Queen Sugar—now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay—comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The "Returning Generation"—young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations. These farmers are joined by other influential voices, including noted historians Analena Hope Hassberg and Pete Daniel, and award-winning author Clyde W. Ford, who considers the arrival of Africans to American shores; and James Beard Award-winning writers and Michael Twitty, reflects on black culinary tradition and its African roots. Poetry and inspirational quotes are woven into these diverse narratives, adding richness and texture, as well as stunning four-color photographs from photographers Alison Gootee and Malcom Williams, and Baszile’s personal collection. As Baszile reveals, black farming informs crucial aspects of American culture—the family, the way our national identity is bound up with the land, the pull of memory, the healing power of food, and race relations. She reminds us that the land, well-earned and fiercely protected, transcends history and signifies a home that can be tended, tilled, and passed to succeeding generations with pride. We Are Each Other’s Harvest elevates the voices and stories of black farmers and people of color, celebrating their perseverance and resilience, while spotlighting the challenges they continue to face. Luminous and eye-opening, this eclectic collection helps people and communities of color today reimagine what it means to be dedicated to the soil.


Just Harvest

Just Harvest

Author: Greg Francis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2021-05-18

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 1948677814

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When a class-action lawsuit against the US government results in a billion dollar settlement for the aggrieved parties, you’d expect the story to be headline news . . .to be posted on social media everywhere . . . to be adapted to film or even to a popular legal procedural series on TV . . . So why then have so many people never heard of Pigford vs. Glickman? Or the follow-up lawsuit, Pigford II? Or the Black Farmers Case, as the pair of these legal actions is often called? Could it be that the heart-wrenching story of Black farmers in America, and the monumental legal case that brought long-sought justice to them, is rarely told because it reflects so poorly on the US and its treatment of those whose ancestors helped make the nation an agricultural giant in the first place? Whatever the reason, the time to tell the full story has come and the person to share the gripping details is Greg Francis, one of the lead counsels in the historic case that finally helped Black farmers achieve equity. In Just Harvest, Francis narrates the dramatic twists and turns of the legal battle fought and won, and evidences the many years of ingrained discrimination and racism that preceded it. Awareness of this story makes us all witnesses to the history still unfolding— and while parts of what is recounted herein will enrage you, the hope is that this book will also inspire, inform, and motivate you to join the continuing fight for the rights of all Black farmers now and in the future.


The Black Harvest

The Black Harvest

Author: Daren Dean

Publisher:

Published: 2021-05-15

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 9781604892703

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In The Black Harvest young Ashby Marchbanks finds himself disillusioned with the regular Army in Missouri after it suffers a crushing defeat at Wilson's Creek during the Civil War. Forced to take the loyalty oath and return home in Howard County near Glasgow, he attempts to follow his father's footsteps and attend William Jewell College where he will labor over the Word of God. It's not long before Charles Jennison's Red Legs come to call, and after hanging his father and terrorizing his family, Marchbanks is shot and left for dead. Ashby (or "Preacher") falls in with the infamous Captain Quantrill's bushwhackers, who fight battles on their own terms without the sanction of Jefferson Davis and the impromptu Confederate government. Preacher becomes well acquainted with Frank James and his younger brother Jesse. They fight together with many others who would become notorious in their own right under another violent young chieftain, Captain Bloody Bill Anderson. This is all out war where outnumbered guerrillas wear stolen Federal blue and bushwhack their enemies in a war fought at close range, bristling with Navy Colts. Theirs is a war for survival on the bloody border where violence between Kansas and Missouri began long before Fort Sumter. A wild and compelling tale, it captures the complexity of the era, and evokes an epic all but lost to history. It was a time of violence, outlaws, and virtual anarchy. As the country became distracted by the accumulation of military defeats of the Confederacy in the South. Jayhawker Federals and Missouri Bushwhackers went head to head in an increasingly violent war.


Black Harvest

Black Harvest

Author: M.C. Planck

Publisher: Pyr

Published: 2019-06-11

Total Pages: 337

ISBN-13: 1633885593

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The final chapter in the saga of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war. Be careful what you wish for. Christopher finds himself on a throne, squeezing taxes, and guarding against incipient rebellions. This is a far cry from his democratic socialist revolution. But the danger is not limited to self-betrayal. He has seen the face of his true enemy, and it is a face of nightmare. Immortals and nigh-immortals have plans for him, plots that span a hundred thousand years, and traps of unimaginable deviousness. Against all this, what can one reluctant ruler do? The answer, of course: build a bigger bomb.


Black Harvest

Black Harvest

Author: James Axler

Publisher: Gold Eagle

Published: 2014-01-15

Total Pages: 220

ISBN-13: 1460373332

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GRIM AWAKENING Shockwaves of atomic destruction turned 22nd-century America into a hellzone, but in the ruins the human spirit remains unconquerable. Daily survival depends on raw courage and a deadly aim, and with his warrior band Ryan Cawdor roams the forbidding new frontier known as Deathlands, determined to unlock its secrets…. RELENTLESS GRIP Emerging from a gateway in the midwest, Ryan senses trouble within the well-fortified ville of a local baron, whose understanding of pre-Dark medicine may be their one chance to save a wounded Jak. But while his whitecoats can make the drugs that heal, the baron knows the real power and money is in the hardcore Deathlands jolt. And where drugs and riches go, death shadows every step, no matter which side of a firefight you stand on…. In the Deathlands, tomorrow is never just another day.


Making 'Black Harvest'

Making 'Black Harvest'

Author: Bob Connolly

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Published: 2017-01-01

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 073045035X

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'It seems unfair that so gifted a film-maker should also be such a writer. An enthralling work - direct, free, broad, deep and bursting with life. It rollicks along like the 4WD that Connolly and Anderson, with their tiny daughter on board, drive through the Highlands. Breath-taking vistas open out on every side. A splendid, thrilling book.' Helen GarnerSome months after the death of his beloved wife and film-making partner, Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly read her diaries from the year they had spent living in the middle of a vicious tribal struggle in Papua New Guinea, making the film 'Black Harvest'. Using Robin's diaries as his inspiration, Bob Connolly has written a magnificent book that not only sheds light on their award-winning film but recounts Connolly and Anderson's moral dilemmas as they question how much responsibility they must bear for what is going so disastrously wrong in the lives of the Ganiga tribespeople. This magnificent narrative examines, with great delicacy and integrity, the devastating effects that blind ambition, warfare, destruction and grief have on human beings, and in doing so produces a work of poignant beauty and irresistible force.


Eternal Harvest

Eternal Harvest

Author: Karen Coates

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

Published: 2013-12-01

Total Pages: 380

ISBN-13: 1934159492

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Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern spent more than seven years traveling in Laos, talking to farmers, scrap-metal hunters, people who make and use tools from UXO, people who hunt for death beneath the earth and render it harmless. With their words and photographs, they reveal the beauty of Laos, the strength of Laotians, and the commitment of bomb-disposal teams. People take precedence in this account, which is deeply personal without ever becoming a polemic.


Red Harvest

Red Harvest

Author: Dashiell Hammett

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Published: 2010-12-29

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 0307767485

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The steadfast and sturdy Continental Op has been summoned to the town of Personville—known as Poisonville—a dusty mining community splintered by competing factions of gangsters and petty criminals. The Op has been hired by Donald Willsson, publisher of the local newspaper, who gave little indication about the reason for the visit. No sooner does the Op arrive, than the body count begins to climb . . . starting with his client. With this last honest citizen of Poisonville murdered, the Op decides to stay on and force a reckoning—even if that means taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.