Chapter Numbers & Titles

1. A General History 
2. Untitled
3. Family Tree
4. The Tree House   
5. Sophia & Allie               
6. In Contrast 
7. Morning of   
8. Johnie’s Story 
9. The Mission   
10. T M: Secrets Revealed 1. A Sad Day 
12. A S D: Truths Told      
13. Allie’s Story
14. Sophia’s Education
15. The Interview 
16. Pan Terra 
17. New Beginning 
18. Lucas’s Story
19. Right of Passage
20. Lost then Found 
21. The End (for now)
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Sociological Imagination
C. Wright Mills (1916-1959)

❧The sociological imagination is the most fruitful form of self-consciousness.
❧. . . is the idea that [people] can understand [their] own experience and gauge [their] own fate. By the fact [that they are] living [they] contribute, however minutely, to the shaping of this society and to the course of its history, even as [they] are made by society and by its historical push and shove.
❧ . . . enables us to grasp history and biography, the relations between the two within society; the capacity to shift from one perspective to another from the political to the psychological.
❧ . . . it is by means of the sociological imagination that [people] now hope to grasp what is going on in the world and to understand what is happening in [themselves] . . . within society.
White Man’s Gifts
Firewater was white man’s gift
Indians gave it back to him
7, 8, 9
Gambling was white man’s gift
10, 11, 12
Indians took it right from him
13, 14, 15
White man’s gift came back to him
16, 17, 18
To bite him on the rear-end
19, 20, 21
Indians happy once again

Children’s jump rope chant (circa 2100)
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