A few shots ripped from the pages of the labor movement…

Violence was often directed toward “scabs,” or replacement labor, which chiefs of industry hired in order to break strikes and keep production high. 

Tracking the origin of the word “scab,” Stephanie Ann Smith writes in her book, Household Words: "From blemish…to strikebreaker, the history of the word scab…shows a displacement of meaning from the visceral or physical to the moral register…Just as a scab is a physical lesion, the strikebreaking scab disfigures the social body of labor—both the solidarity of workers and the dignity of work.“

Daria Morgendorffer Reading List
  1. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri 
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 
  3. City of Glass by Paul Auster
  4. Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks
  5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
  7. The Red Badge of Courage by by Stephen Crane 
  8. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
  9. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe 
  10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
  11. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
  12. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 
  13. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  14. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  15. On Moral Fiction by John Gardner
  16. The Life and Complete Work of Francisco Goya by Pierre Gassier
  17. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
  18. The Chess Garden by Brooks Hansen
  19. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  20. The Iliad by Homer
  21. Daisy Miller by Henry James 
  22. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 
  23. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant 
  24. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  25. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  26. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence 
  27. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  28. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
  29. Moby Dick by Herman Melville 
  30. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  31. 1984 by George Orwell 
  32. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  33. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  34. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe 
  35. Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
  36. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
  37. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 
  38. Macbeth by William Shakespeare 
  39. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
  40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  
  41. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis 
  42. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  43. The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  44. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  45. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  46. Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor 
  47. Walden by Henry David Thoreau 
  48. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 
  49. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 
  50. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  51. Henry & Glenn Forever by Igloo Tornado
  52. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
  53. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain 
  54. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  55. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  56. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G.Wells 
  57. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 

Have to read Red Badge of Courage for school, currently in Chapter 11. The book is one of the driest books I’ve read. Then, I want to know the name of the battles! I don’t want to be left guessing! I want to be given a better idea of the setting, what state are you in? What forest are you near? What river are you walking past? At this point, I’ve had to WRITE DOWN Henry’s name on a piece of paper! He’s such a forgettable character. No one else in the book matters. I’ve turned to an audiobook. I’ve lost faith in school ordered summer reading. 

anonymous asked:

Everyone has to earn their "red badge of courage". It's a right of passage to maturity

haha I love you

Tag 10 followers you want to know more about or your friends idk

i was tagged by blackbloodsea

name: Bethany 

location: South Carolina, United States

hobbies: playing the uke, art, patch making!

gender: female

bands: twenty one pilots, led zeppelin, frnkiero andthe cellabration, AC/DC, green day, mustard plug, avenged sevenfold, guns n’ roses, ed sheeran, johnny cash, mischief brew, lynyrd skynyrd, etc;!

Last book: i’m reading the red badge of courage for english 3 honors

Last movie: idk so i’m going with the Avengers AOU. 

i tag: hell-win psychfluff bvryme please-dont-take-my-sunshine

I’m going to teach you how to say my name so you never forget I came to plant seeds of resistance you try to ignore my existence as the rising up of my people’s brilliance I’m going to teach you how to say my name fierce black Womyn rebellion reborn sacred sister freedom fighter here all dwell free when you speak my name you will remember ache in your bones a hole so deep you fall tumbling into darkness of generations genocide arrows of regret piercing your chest for hiding behind the law false badge of courage bleeding hands behind jail walls listen & you can hear all my fallen sisters call out from beyond death & you will say my name enunciate each syllable as if each letter writes a new horizon as if each time you speak it I arise from silence I’m going to teach you how to say my name close your eyes inhale the heartbeat of the mother to help keep the tempo of black lives matter #sandrabland

It’s crazy how much I miss you after just a few days and some spotty cell coverage, how I could have spent the day with you Friday, getting lost in your sheets, each moment feeling like that first night in my bed when you hung your necklace on my frame like a badge of courage and I realized, that night, what ecstasy was without ever taking the drug. When I think of you now, it is only peace that fills me up. It is when we can begin to take over the world, it is what is making you happy, or the song in your head, or the memory of me that you are rolling around in your subconscious. I keep you close to the vest because I fear if I speak about you to my friends it will just be bragging. We have something sacred. Unprecedented. Unsurpassed. And the beautiful thing is that it’s all ours. That we’ve built this from the ground up. We’ve had to break down walls and foundations and crush through bullshit to get back to what we knew we always had the potential for. And now it’s here, and it’s beautiful. And I will do everything I can to lift you up, to protect you. To protect us. And I know that you will do the same. 

selflovedean asked:

heyy, distractions are great. is there a song/book/movie/album you could watch/listen/read over and over? If so what it is, what do you love abt it, what's your fav part of it, least fav part?(:


book: the red badge of courage by stephen crane. it’s my favorite book ever and i’ve read it a million times and i love every bit of it. i’m probably gonna get a quote from it tattooed on my side

album: 1000 forms of fear by sia. i actually just bought it a few days ago and i’ve been listening to it literally constantly like omg i love it so much. i feel like it’s really great road trip music (day or night) which is great because i absolutely love driving

thank you so much <3

Wrecked Feet

After being faithful to my cardio routine for over a month, I have to say my feet are not the dainty little flowers they once were… they are utterly wrecked. Blisters, calluses, some unidentified rash (gonna get that one checked out)… they are my less-than-gorgeous badge of courage that declares to the world “yes, this chick is serious about getting fit!”

has anyone read the red badge of courage i have to read it for summer work and it truly makes me want to die it is the WORST and i have to listen to my Disney playlist while reading it just to tolerate it