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uplift

the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building

uplift

1. The upward pressure on a structure due to the pressure of the water below.
2. The pressure acting on a material that tends to lift it off its supports or fasteners as a result of an external force (for example, wind) acting on it.
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If you do, contact Geoff on 07890 415209 and check out the brand new website at www.2tonecentral.co.uk * SCOOTER & Ska have a gig at The Coundon Social Club on July 21 in association with Marshall Amplification, featuring: The Uplifters, The Stiff Joints and The Swinging Cats with DJ Dave E.
In her book, "Uplifters - Inspirational Stories from the Heart" Debbie Hoffman Nutile has compiled twenty three unedited real-life stories.
It was the claim to scientific authority, after all, that legitimized race in the minds of gentlemen scholars and social uplifters. Du Bois himself was a vigorous advocate of the idea that by exposing the irrational and antiquated basis of social practices, the enlightened social scientist could advance progressive reform.
Yet if one may properly question the religious crusading of which the French were once so fond (Gesta Dei per Francos), how much more properly may one question the activities of our "uplifters" (Gesta humanitatis per Americanos).
Sacrificing physical life and affective life to mental life [...] I resent being condemned to extinction because these imbeciles of scientists and moralists and spiritualists and technicians and literary and political uplifters and all the rest of them haven't the sense to see that man must live as a man, not as a monster of conscious braininess and soulfulness.
Also on the bill are: Bradford Bluebeat Ska Warriors Natural Rhythm, The lively Owterzeds from Hebden Bridge, and Manchesters premier Ska outfit The Uplifters.
The comic's early days hold a winningly libertarian disdain for the uplifters and professional licensing and child labor laws that stymie Annie's attempts to support herself and others who fall under her care.
In her book African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators and Uplifters, Tonya Bolden describes the heroic life of Harriet Ross Tubman.
Richard Allen, The Social Passion: Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-1928 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1971); Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau, A Full-Orbed Christianity: The Protestant Church and Social Welfare in Canada, 1900-1940 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996); Ramsay Cook, The Regenerators: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985); Brian Fraser, The Social Uplifters: Presbyterian Progressives and the Social Gospel in Canada, 1875-1915 (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1988), 132-137.
and all social, educational and economical uplifters." Coats remarked drily to his boss: "I gather that this listener does not like radio talks." (20) In fact, however, the writer did not say he disliked all talks, only the type of authoritative talks programming, heavy on officialdom, that the CRBC tended to schedule.
Similar to the Progressives and "uplifters" of the early twentieth century, agencies and social scientists stressed the need for the community to achieve respectability.