Southdale School had once been the pride of its locality. In the days when the pits and factories were thriving and every child had a secure job to look forward to, it was celebrated for its caring environment and its success in turning out well adjusted working class citizens. As pits and factories closed, ripping the heart out of the community, the youngsters and their families became embittered. Hounded by the press and abandoned by the more ambitious parents, the school was caught up in a downward spiral of indiscipline, inadequacy and despair
Bricks without straw is a phrase which refers to a task which must be undertaken without appropriate resources. In Exodus 5 (Parshat Shemot in the Torah), Moses and Aaron meet with Pharaoh and deliver God's message, "Let my people go". Pharaoh not only refuses, but punishes the Israelites by telling his overseers, "Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves", but still requiring the same daily output of bricks as before
Bricks without straw a novel by albion w. tourgee, L. late judge of the superior court of north carolina. This volume I gratefully dedicate to my wife; to whose unflinching courage, unfaltering faith, unfailing cheer, and steadfast love, I owe more than many volumes might declare. Translation: It came to pass that when Pharaoh had made an end of giving commandment that the children of Israel should deliver the daily tale of bricks, but should not be furnished with any straw wherewith to make them, but should instead go into the.
and by means of which the infirm are frequently enabled to move about without other aid. It was the first time they had ever given anything to a minister of their own, and it was hard for those who had to support families upon a pittance which in other parts of the country would mean starvation; yet so many had hastened to give, that the "go-cart," as it was generally called, proved a vehicle of marvelous luxury an. As a farmer, a champion tobacco-grower and curer, as the most prosperous man of his race in that section, Horsford was not without a certain pride in Nimbus; but when he asserted the right of his people to attend a political meeting without let or hindrance, losing only from their wages as hirelings the price of the time thus absent, he was.
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Bricks Without Straw. He said, "You shall no longer give the people straw to make brick as before. Let them go and gather straw for themselves. And you shall lay on them the quota of bricks which they made before. You shall not diminish i. Exodus 5:7, 8, NKJV. Des briques sans paille (French). Book Pages: 464 Illustrations: 8 illustrations Published: May 2009. A classic of American political fiction first published in 1880, a mere three years after Reconstruction officially ended, Bricks Without Straw offers an inside view of the struggle to create a just society in the post-slavery South. It is unique among the white-authored literary works of its time in presenting Reconstruction through the eyes of emancipated slaves.