The Writing on the Wall

With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow peril.' This novel is not exceptional in its extreme racism; it reiterates almost every anti-oriental cliché circulating in British Columbia at the time of its publication. While modern readers will find the story horrifying and unbelievable, it is in fact based on real incidents. Many of the views expressed were only exaggerated versions of ideas held throughout the country about non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants. The Writing on the Wall is a vivid illustration of the fear and prejudice with which immigrants were regarded in the early twentieth century.

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  • Author : Hilda Glynn-Ward
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 150 pages
  • ISBN : 144265841X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Hilda Glynn-Ward
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 15 December 2010
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With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall
  • Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release : 23 August 2016
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A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
  • Author : John Malcolm Russell
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release : 25 February 1999
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It is too often forgotten that every Assyrian "historical" inscription functioned in a very specific context. This context influenced its content and the way in which it was perceived by ancient viewers and readers. Russell's goal is to address the reconstruction of the context of these inscriptions in order to elucidate their original impact. In the past, the palace inscriptions, including Assyrian palace inscriptions, have been published in composite editions with little or no reference to the provenience of the

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Karen B. Stern
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 06 October 2020
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Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, architecture, and formal inscriptions displayed on tombs and synagogues equally reflect the sensibilities of their influential patrons. The perspectives and sentiments of nonelite Jews, by contrast, have mostly

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Mumia Abu Jamal
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release : 22 December 2014
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Mumia Abu Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 10 October 2013
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Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Aeyal Gross
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 24 March 2017
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As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation and to the question of when it exists, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism. The book points to the

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall
  • Author : Robert M. Hensel
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 19 July 2016
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Writings On the Wall: Disability Advocate's Uplifting Book of Poetry Hits Humanity with Bold Message of Hope - as Love, War & Peace Collide. Masterfully crafted by leading disability advocate, world-record holder and prolific writer - Robert M. Hensel - 'Writings on the Wall: Inspirational Poems & Quotes' is a product of the author's own unique life experiences. Confined to mobility via a wheelchair, Hensel has broken through the odds, and adversity, to emerge as something of a celebrity among those also

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Lindsey V. Sharman
  • Publisher : Board of Governors of the University of Calgar
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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The Writing on the Wall tells the story of the art and life of Siksika (Blackfeet) artist, curator, writer and activist Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA.

A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 08 January 2010
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Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways

The Writing On The Wall

The Writing On The Wall
  • Author : Juliet Rieden
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Release : 27 August 2019
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'Memoirs such as this will ensure we do not lose the struggle against "forgetting" - that sly accomplice of tyranny' Magda Szubanski In 1939, as Hitler's troops march on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever. Australian journalist Juliet Rieden grew up in England in the 1960s and 70s always sensing that her family was different in some way. She longed to have relatives and knew precious little

Writings On The Wall

Writings On The Wall
  • Author : Kenn J. Merchant
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release : 10 April 2015
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Writings On The Wall is a collection of poetry that depicts situations of every day life such as: loss of love, finding your way, exploring the world, political fiascoes, and entering your imagination.