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Hardback 120 Pages / Published: 30/11/2000
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She took the law into her own hands
Written for younger readers, Strong-Minded Woman provides an engaging look at the life of Lavinia Goodell, Wisconsin s first female lawyer. Telling Goodell s story from 1858, when she first decided to become a lawyer, to her place as an actual attorney in the courtroom, Mary Lahr Schier recounts Goodell s hard work and determination as she taught herself the law.
Born in 1839 to abolitionist and transcendentalist parents, Lavinia Goodell grew up determined to change the world. As she met the runaway slaves that stayed at her childhood home and listened to the preaching of her church, Lavinia began to form her own ideas about the world. She decided to be a lawyer, even though her sister told her to stop "trying to be a man."
Distributed for the Midwest History Press.

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Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299170202
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The place is Rwanda, the poet is a teacher of English from the American south, the poetry has the loveliness and wisdom of a casual, easy-breathing and humorous voice, able to encompass the clashes and the dovetailings of cultures. So you think at the start, and for a long while. The book then moves slowly from peace to the tides of civil war. Humane, frightening, horrifying, vivid, Burleson s "Ejo" does what Conrad said all writing should do: it makes you see." Alicia Ostriker"


"Derick Burleson's wonderfully daring and unified collection of poems about Rwanda is so empathic, so bracing and forthright, so richly humane at times comical, at times heartbreaking that we come away from its testament radically deepened, shaken, enlivened, and changed." Edward Hirsch"


"Burleson is the poet in Rwanda the way Vallejo was the poet in Paris and Neruda the poet in Malaysia: in the running, up the country, on the scene. The lines are scrupulous, the movement scriptural in its inclusive justice. This is a very old and honorable poetry, a poetry of news, outraged and doleful, longing for acquittal." Richard Howard"


""Ejo" chronicles two years in Africa on the edge of utter meltdown, a Rwanda where Derick Burleson an outsider, a teacher of English found both joyful community and the signs of an approaching disaster of unthinkable proportions. Burleson understands that it is language that divides us, that constructs our difference; the paradox at the core of this heartfelt book is that this same language is the material of poetry. These are fascinating, formally alert, deeply engaged poems, full of heart, humanity, and an excoriating sorrow." Mark Doty"


"The place is Rwanda, the poet is a teacher of English from the American south, the poetry has the loveliness and wisdom of a casual, easy-breathing and humorous voice, able to encompass the clashes and the dovetailings of cultures. So you think at the start, and for a long while. The book then moves slowly from peace to the tides of civil war. Humane, frightening, horrifying, vivid, Burleson s Ejo does what Conrad said all writing should do: it makes you see." Alicia Ostriker

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"Derick Burleson's wonderfully daring and unified collection of poems about Rwanda is so empathic, so bracing and forthright, so richly humane at times comical, at times heartbreaking that we come away from its testament radically deepened, shaken, enlivened, and changed." Edward Hirsch

"

"Burleson is the poet in Rwanda the way Vallejo was the poet in Paris and Neruda the poet in Malaysia: in the running, up the country, on the scene. The lines are scrupulous, the movement scriptural in its inclusive justice. This is a very old and honorable poetry, a poetry of news, outraged and doleful, longing for acquittal." Richard Howard

"

"Ejo chronicles two years in Africa on the edge of utter meltdown, a Rwanda where Derick Burleson an outsider, a teacher of English found both joyful community and the signs of an approaching disaster of unthinkable proportions. Burleson understands that it is language that divides us, that constructs our difference; the paradox at the core of this heartfelt book is that this same language is the material of poetry. These are fascinating, formally alert, deeply engaged poems, full of heart, humanity, and an excoriating sorrow." Mark Doty

"

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