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The Americans PDF Book By Linda Mizejewski

The Americans

  • Author: Linda Mizejewski
  • ISBN Code: : 0814347444
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Page : 124 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 606 Readers
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Explores The Americans as a groundbreaking series that brilliantly merged the spy genre and domestic melodrama.

The Americans: The Colonial Experience PDF Book By Daniel J. Boorstin

The Americans: The Colonial Experience

  • Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
  • ISBN Code: : 0307756483
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 121 Readers
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present.

The Americans: The National Experience PDF Book By Daniel J. Boorstin

The Americans: The National Experience

  • Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
  • ISBN Code: : 0307756475
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 837 Readers
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This second volume in "The Americans" trilogy deals with the crucial period of American history from the Revolution to the Civil War. Here we meet the people who shaped, and were shaped by, the American experience—the versatile New Englanders, the Transients and the Boosters. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize.

The Americans PDF Book By Hugo Münsterberg

The Americans

  • Author: Hugo Münsterberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1412817099
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Page : 619 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 834 Readers
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The Americans by Hugo Mnsterberg stands alongside Alexis de Tocqueville's American Democracy as one of the great works on the New World written by a scholar deeply familiar with the Old World. When originally published, it gave the German public a sense of American life, and was described as "a book which deals in a detailed way with the political, economic, intellectual, and social aspects of American culture." Mnsterberg, a world-renowned psychologist at the turn of the twentieth century, noted that "its purpose is to interpret systematically the democratic ideals of America." The primary aim of The Americans is to study the people and America's inner tendencies. It offers a "philosophy of Americanism," the ideology of a people writ whole. Mnsterberg's sense of the "spirit" of a people, rather than facts about the people, is revealed in his four cardinal chapters: Self-Direction, Self-Realization, Self-Perfection, and Self-Assertion. While he covers the economic premises of the free market and the politics of party affairs, he considers these the least important. Instead it is the lasting forces and tendencies of American life, rather than problems of the day, that occupy the author. This focus was shared by German readers, for whom the book was conceived, and for those in the United States who read the book in English. The dynamic of strong basic tendencies of democratic forces and lesser, but significant, aristocratic tendencies underwrites the strains and tensions in American society. It also defines the special nature of a book, written more than one hundred years ago, that retains its lively sense of purpose and deep insight into American life. One could well say that this book is required reading in this day and age for Americans and Europeans alike. This is a neglected masterpiece. Hugo Mnsterberg (1863-1916) was a professor of psychology at Harvard University. He was widely known for his work in the fields of the applications of psychology to law, business, industry, medicine, teaching, and sociology. He was also a leader in the field of behaviorism for his work, which defines attention in terms of the openness of the nerve paths to the muscles of adjustment. In 1898 he was elected president of the American Psychological Association. Among his works are Psychology and Industrial Efficiency, Psychotherapy, On the Witness Stand, Psychology and Crime, and The Eternal Values.

The Americans Are Coming! PDF Book By Robert Trent Vinson

The Americans Are Coming!

  • Author: Robert Trent Vinson
  • ISBN Code: : 0821444050
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Page : 236 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 965 Readers
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For more than half a century before World War II, black South Africans and “American Negroes”—a group that included African Americans and black West Indians—established close institutional and personal relationships that laid the necessary groundwork for the successful South African and American antiapartheid movements. Though African Americans suffered under Jim Crow racial discrimination, oppressed Africans saw African Americans as free people who had risen from slavery to success and were role models and potential liberators. Many African Americans, regarded initially by the South African government as “honorary whites” exempt from segregation, also saw their activities in South Africa as a divinely ordained mission to establish “Africa for Africans,” liberated from European empires. The Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association, the largest black-led movement with two million members and supporters in forty-three countries at its height in the early 1920s, was the most anticipated source of liberation. Though these liberation prophecies went unfulfilled, black South Africans continued to view African Americans as inspirational models and as critical partners in the global antiapartheid struggle. The Americans Are Coming! is a rare case study that places African history and American history in a global context and centers Africa in African Diaspora studies.

The Americans PDF Book By Chitra Viraraghavan

The Americans

  • Author: Chitra Viraraghavan
  • ISBN Code: : 9351362604
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 428 Readers
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A systems administrator uncovers a government plot to deport him. A nine-year-old boy tries to make sense of a less-than-special world. A woman discovers life is no romance novel. A teenager flees the nets of family. A housekeeper wakes up from the American dream. A college student brings a poem to life. A paperless songwriter is forced to become a hero. A doctor diagnoses her own terminal condition: motherhood. An IT engineer's protocols fail to match that of his wife's. A retired teacher in a foreign land turns pioneer. A woman linked to them all discovers new worlds.

Letter to the Americans PDF Book By Jean Cocteau

Letter to the Americans

  • Author: Jean Cocteau
  • ISBN Code: : 0811231607
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Page : 64 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 884 Readers
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Like Alexis de Tocqueville a century earlier, Jean Cocteau offers a powerful reminder to Americans of their own potential—and issues In 1949, Jean Cocteau spent twenty days in New York, and began composing on the plane ride home this essay filled with the vivid impressions of his trip. With his unmistakable prose and graceful wit, he compares and contrasts French and American culture: the different values they place on art, literature, liberty, psychology, and dreams. Cocteau sees the incredibly buoyant hopes in America’s promise, while at the same time warning of the many ills that the nation will have to confront—its hypocrisy, sexism, racism, and hegemonic aspirations—in order to realize this potential. Never before translated into English, Letter to the Americans remains as timely and urgent as when it was first published in France over seventy years ago.

Domestic Manners of the Americans PDF Book By Frances Trollope

Domestic Manners of the Americans

  • Author: Frances Trollope
  • ISBN Code: : 1632060043
  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 636 Readers
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In 1832, three years before Alexis de Tocqueville published Democracy in America, the English novelist Frances Trollope released Domestic Manners of the Americans, an eye-opening record of her travels in the young republic. Expecting a Utopia of “justice and liberty for all,” she is shocked to discover the contradictions at the heart of the American character, especially when it comes to their treatment of slaves and Native Americans: “You will see them with one hand hoisting the cap of liberty,” Trollope writes, “and with the other flogging their slaves. You will see them one hour lecturing their mob on the indefeasible rights of man, and the next driving from their homes the children of the soil, whom they have bound themselves to protect by the most solemn treaties.” Trollope’s biting critique became an international sensation, hailed for its fearlessness and humor and decried for its slanderous audacity. (Her critics derogatorily called her Fanny Trollope.) Yet, as Mark Twain remarked, "She was merely telling the truth and this indignant nation knew it.” Today, Domestic Manners of the Americans remains a prophetic diagnosis of American thought and culture, and a masterpiece of nineteenth-century travel writing. Now published as an ebook with an introduction by acclaimed travel author Sara Wheeler, this classic work offers modern American readers a fascinating re-introduction to themselves. Praise for Domestic Manners of the Americans "I am convinced that there is no writer who has so well and so accurately (I need not add entertainingly) described America" —Charles Dickens "One of the great pioneer exercises in transatlantic disparagement; its influence lasted deep into the later 19th century" —Independent "[Trollope] was merely telling the truth and this indignant nation knew it. She was painting a state of things which did not disappear at once. It lasted to well along in my youth, and I remember it." —Mark Twain "Ever since its publication, Americans have loved to hate Domestic Manners of the Americans. It is still quoted by American journalists, precisely because the book remains as perceptive—and funny—as ever" —Sunday Times "This remarkable woman became one of the most prolific and popular female writers of the century... She was consistently original" —Sunday Times Frances Milton Trollope (1779 – 1863) was an English novelist and writer whose first book, Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832), caused an international sensation upon its publication. Trollope’s more than 100 books include strong social novels, including an the first anti-slavery novel, Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw (1836), which influenced Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe; the first industrial novel, Michael Armstrong: Factory Boy; and The Vicar of Wrexhill, which took on the corruption of the church of England; as well as two anti-Catholic novels, The Abbess and Father Eustace. Between 1839 and 1855, Trollope published her Widow Barnaby trilogy of novels, and her other travel books include Belgium and Western Germany in 1833, Paris and the Parisians in 1835, and Vienna and the Austrians. Her first and third sons, Thomas Adolphus and Anthony, also became writers; Anthony Trollope was influenced by his mother's work and became renowned for his social novels. Sara Wheeler is the author of many books of biography and travel, including Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2011 and Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile. Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica was an international bestseller that The New York Times described as “gripping, emotional” and “compelling,” and The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle was chosen as Book of the Year by Michael Palin and Will Self, among others. Her most recent book is O My America!: Six Women and Their Second Acts in a New World. Wheeler lives in London.

Domestic Manners of the Americans PDF Book By Fanny Trollope

Domestic Manners of the Americans

  • Author: Fanny Trollope
  • ISBN Code: : 1465514686
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Page : 308 pages
  • Genre :
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Published in 1832, the book presents a lively portrait of early 19th-century America as observed by a woman of rare intelligence and keen perception. Trollope left no stone unturned, commenting on American dress, food, speech, politics, manners, customs, the landscape, architecture, and more — often critically but always with considerable insight and literary flair.

In The Time Of The Americans PDF Book By David Fromkin

In The Time Of The Americans

  • Author: David Fromkin
  • ISBN Code: : 0307766063
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 800 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 324 Readers
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Coming of age during World War I and attaining their finest hour in World War II and the Cold War, these men -- FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur -- transformed America from an isolated frontier nation into a global superpower. As he tells their stories, Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace, shows how this generation not only made America great but largely succeeded in making it a force for good.

Joan Robinson and the Americans PDF Book By Marjorie Shepherd Turner

Joan Robinson and the Americans

  • Author: Marjorie Shepherd Turner
  • ISBN Code: : 9780765637017
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Page : 356 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 602 Readers
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The Americans on D-Day PDF Book By Martin Morgan

The Americans on D-Day

  • Author: Martin Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 1627881549
  • Publisher : Zenith Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 907 Readers
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Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day’s most incredible photographs. Although it took a multinational coalition to conduct World War II’s amphibious D-Day landings, the U.S. military made a major contribution to the operation that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes. In The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, WWI historian Martin K. A. Morgan presents 450 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation. With eight chapters of place-setting author introductions, riveting period imagery, and highly detailed explanatory captions, Morgan offers anyone interested in D-Day a fresh look at a campaign that was fought seven decades ago and yet remains the object of unwavering interest to this day. While some of these images are familiar, they have been treated anonymously for far too long and haven’t been placed within the proper context of time or place. Many others have never been published before. Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons, uniforms, and equipment, while simultaneously narrating an intimate human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. From Omaha Beach to Utah, from Sainte-Mère-Église to Pointe du Hoc, The Americans on D-Day is a striking visual record of the epic air, sea, and land battle that was the Normandy invasion.

Notions of the Americans PDF Book By James Fenimore Cooper

Notions of the Americans

  • Author: James Fenimore Cooper
  • ISBN Code: : 0791499812
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Page : 868 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 185 Readers
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Notions of the Americans in considered Cooper’s first work of non-fiction despite a thin overlay of character and plot. Written in the form of a travel narrative, it addresses the widespread ignorance he encountered in Europe about the people and institutions of the United States. It is an exuberant chant of praise for American representative democracy, encapsulating the utopian vision that compelled Cooper’s writing career over three decades. The introduction draws on materials never before published. this edition, distinguished by the seal of the Center for Scholarly Editions, is the first resetting of the text since the initial American edition in 1828.

In the Time of the Americans PDF Book By Oswald Rivera

In the Time of the Americans

  • Author: Oswald Rivera
  • ISBN Code: : 1954676093
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 406 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 948 Readers
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In the Time of the Americans tells the multigenerational story of two families, the lusty Benitez family and the reserved, methodical Walkers, and how different perceptions and myths will lead to the inescapable repetition of events grounded in the history of both clans. The tale begins with the doomed love affair of Emile Walker and Maria Benítez Izquierdo, and how this episode affects both families’ fortunes and misfortunes with the rise of the American century in the Caribbean. It is a unique family saga rooted in the present, but anchored to the past. Important actions and historical events chronicle the changes of an age: from outhouses to cinemas, from horse carriages to the automobile, from apparitions floating on cobblestone streets to urban conflicts, each supplanted in turn by new dreams and illusions. The story captures unusual characters and extraordinary events that involve generations of men and women who are unable or unwilling to escape their shared destinies. It is a narrative replete with an American invasion, ghosts of the past and the present, ideological illusions, cyclical upheavals, the arrival of new technologies with the American presence, glories and disasters, and, ultimately, redemption.

Robert Frank's The Americans PDF Book By Jonathan Day

Robert Frank's The Americans

  • Author: Jonathan Day
  • ISBN Code: : 1841503150
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Page : 186 pages
  • Genre : Photography
  • Reviews : 848 Readers
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In the mid-1950s, Swiss-born New Yorker Robert Frank embarked on a ten-thousand-mile road trip across America, capturing thousands of photographs of all levels of a rapidly changing society. The resultant photo book, The Americans, represents a seminal moment in both photography and in America's understanding of itself. To mark the book’s fiftieth anniversary, Jonathan Day revisits this pivotal work and contributes a thoughtful and revealing critical commentary. Though the importance of The Americans has been widely acknowledged, it still retains much of its mystery. This comprehensive analysis places it thoroughly in the context of contemporary photography, literature, music, and advertising from its own period through the present.

Empire and Revolution PDF Book By John Mason Hart

Empire and Revolution

  • Author: John Mason Hart
  • ISBN Code: : 9780520939295
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Page : 688 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 559 Readers
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The deep relationship between the United States and Mexico has had repercussions felt around the world. This sweeping and unprecedented chronicle of the economic and social connections between the two nations opens a new window onto history from the Civil War to today and brilliantly illuminates the course of events that made the United States a global empire. The Mexican Revolution, Manifest Destiny, World War II, and NAFTA are all part of the story, but John Mason Hart's narrative transcends these moments of economic and political drama, resonating with the themes of wealth and power. Combining economic and historical analysis with personal memoirs and vivid descriptions of key episodes and players, Empire and Revolution is based on substantial amounts of previously unexplored source material. Hart excavated recently declassified documents in the archives of the United States government and traveled extensively in rural Mexico to uncover the rich sources for this gripping story of 135 years of intervention, cooperation, and corruption. Beginning just after the American Civil War, Hart traces the activities of an elite group of financiers and industrialists who, sensing opportunities for wealth to the south, began to develop Mexico's infrastructure. He charts their activities through the pivotal regime of Porfirio Díaz, when Americans began to gain ownership of Mexico's natural resources, and through the Mexican Revolution, when Americans lost many of their holdings in Mexico. Hart concentrates less on traditional political history in the twentieth century and more on the hidden interactions between Americans and Mexicans, especially the unfolding story of industrial production in Mexico for export to the United States. Throughout, this masterful narrative illuminates the development and expansion of the American railroad, oil, mining, and banking industries. Hart also shows how the export of the "American Dream" has shaped such areas as religion and work attitudes in Mexico. Empire and Revolution reveals much about the American psyche, especially the compulsion of American elites toward wealth, global power, and contact with other peoples, often in order to "save" them. These characteristics were first expressed internationally in Mexico, and Hart shows that the Mexican experience was and continues to be a prototype for U.S. expansion around the world. His work demonstrates the often inconspicuous yet profoundly damaging impact of American investment in the underdeveloped countries of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Empire and Revolution will be the definitive book on U.S.-Mexico relations and their local and global ramifications.

The Americans at Normandy PDF Book By John C. McManus

The Americans at Normandy

  • Author: John C. McManus
  • ISBN Code: : 1466845805
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 887 Readers
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In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers. Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph? Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The American Crisis PDF Book By Thomas Paine

The American Crisis

  • Author: Thomas Paine
  • ISBN Code: : 8027226252
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 928 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 498 Readers
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"The American Crisis" is a pamphlet series by the Enlightenment philosopher Thomas Paine, written during the American Revolution. Paine wrote these pamphlets in order to motivate people in the Colonies to join the war for independence from Britain. The pamphlets were contemporaneous with early parts of the American Revolution, during a time when colonists needed inspiring works. Paine, like many other politicians and scholars, knew that the Colonists weren't going to support the American Revolutionary War without proper reason to do so. They were written in a language that the common man could understand, and represented Paine's liberal philosophy. Paine also used references to God, saying that a war against Kingdom of Great Britain would be a war with the support of God. Paine's writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people's consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war, and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace. Often known as simply The Crisis, there are sixteen pamphlets in total which Paine signed with the pseudonym, "Common Sense." Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

The Americans at D-Day PDF Book By John C. McManus

The Americans at D-Day

  • Author: John C. McManus
  • ISBN Code: : 1466845791
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Page : 475 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 794 Readers
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Impressively researched, engrossing, lightning quick, and filled with human sorrow and elation, John C. McManus's The Americans at D-Day honors those Americans who lost their lives on D-Day, as well as those who were fortunate enough to survive. June 6, 1944 was a pivotal moment in the history of World War II in Europe. On that day the climactic and decisive phase of the war began. Those who survived the intense fighting on the Normandy beaches found their lives irreversibly changed. The day ushered in a great change for the United States as well, because on D-Day, America began its march to the forefront of the Western world. By the end of the Battle of Normandy, almost one of every two soldiers involved was an American, and without American weapons, supplies, and leadership, the outcome of the invasion and ensuing battle could have been very different. In the first of two volumes on the American contribution to the Allied victory at Normandy, John C. McManus (Deadly Brotherhood, Deadly Sky) examines, with great intensity and thoroughness, the American experience in the weeks leading up to D-Day and on the great day itself. From the build up in England to the night drops of airborne forces behind German lines and the landings on the beaches at dawn, from the famed figures of Eisenhower, Bradley, and Lightin' Joe Collins to the courageous, but little-known privates who fought so bravely, and under terrifying conditions, this is the story of the American experience at D-Day. What were the battles really like for the Americans at Utah and Omaha? What drove them to fight despite all adversity? How and why did they triumph? Thanks to extensive archival research, and the use of hundreds of first hand accounts, McManus answers these questions and many more. In The Americans at D-Day, a gripping narrative history reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, McManus takes readers into the minds of American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Titans PDF Book By John Jakes

The Titans

  • Author: John Jakes
  • ISBN Code: : 145325594X
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 632 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 910 Readers
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The Kent family faces internal clashes as the Civil War ignites—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South. In the hellish years of the Civil War, the Kent family faces its greatest trials yet. Louis, the devious son of the late Amanda Kent, is in control of the dynasty—and of its seemingly inevitable collapse. His cousin Jephtha Kent, meanwhile, backs the abolitionist cause, while his sons remain devoted Southerners. As the country fractures around the Kents, John Jakes introduces characters that include some of the most famous Americans of this defining era. Spanning the full breadth of the Civil War—from the brutal frontlines in the South to the political tangle in Washington—The Titans chronicles two struggles for identity: the country’s and the Kents’. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Americans PDF Book By Hugo Munsterberg

The Americans

  • Author: Hugo Munsterberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1351485954
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 639 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 347 Readers
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The Americans by Hugo Munsterberg stands alongside Alexis de Tocqueville's American Democracy as one of the great works on the New World written by a scholar deeply familiar with the Old World. When originally published, it gave the German public a sense of American life, and was described as "a book which deals in a detailed way with the political, economic, intellectual, and social aspects of American culture." Munsterberg, a world-renowned psychologist at the turn of the twentieth century, noted that "its purpose is to interpret systematically the democratic ideals of America."The primary aim of The Americans is to study the people and America's inner tendencies. It offers a "philosophy of Americanism," the ideology of a people writ whole. Munsterberg's sense of the "spirit" of a people, rather than facts about the people, is revealed in his four cardinal chapters: Self-Direction, Self-Realization, Self-Perfection, and Self-Assertion. While he covers the economic premises of the free market and the politics of party affairs, he considers these the least important. Instead it is the lasting forces and tendencies of American life, rather than problems of the day, that occupy the author. This focus was shared by German readers, for whom the book was conceived, and for those in the United States who read the book in English.The dynamic of strong basic tendencies of democratic forces and lesser, but significant, aristocratic tendencies underwrites the strains and tensions in American society. It also defines the special nature of a book, written more than one hundred years ago, that retains its lively sense of purpose and deep insight into American life. One could well say that this book is required reading in this day and age for Americans and Europeans alike. This is a neglected masterpiece.

Domestic Manners of the Americans PDF Book By Frances Trollope

Domestic Manners of the Americans

  • Author: Frances Trollope
  • ISBN Code: : 019166457X
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 462 Readers
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'it appeared to me that the greatest and best feelings of the human heart were paralyzed by the relative positions of slave and owner' In Domestic Manners of the Americans, Frances Trollope recounts her travels through America between 1827 and 1830, describing her voyage up the Mississippi from New Orleans, a two-year stay in Cincinnati, and a subsequent tour of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. A transatlantic best-seller on publication in 1832, its forthright criticisms of American manners encompassed spitting, religious extremism, ladies' dress, the relentless pursuit of money, and the unequal treatment of women, slaves, and Native Americans. Witty, satiric, and hugely entertaining, Trollope also had a serious purpose in warning her compatriots of the consequences of democratic freedoms at a time of great social change in England. Deploring slavery and the hypocrisy that sanctioned it, she fuelled abolitionist debate on both sides of the Atlantic and so impressed Mark Twain that fifty years later he considered her book to be the most accurate portrait of American life in the nineteenth century. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Americans in the Great War - Vol II PDF Book By Michelin Guides

The Americans in the Great War - Vol II

  • Author: Michelin Guides
  • ISBN Code: : 1781505691
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Page : 146 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 305 Readers
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Volume II of III This volume is sub-titled The Battle of St Mihiel, and covers St Mihiel, Pont a Mouson and Metz. The first 18 pages provide the historical background, how the St Mihiel salient was formed in September 1914 and how it was eventually eliminated four years later, in September 1918. Details of the American forces (corps and divisions) involved are given with photos of some of their commanders. Then follow the outlines of three guided tours round the battlefields with comments on the scenes of interest and accounts of the fighting. The first tour covers Verdun to Commercy, via Calonne trench, Eparges, Apremont Forest, Ailly Wood and St Mihiel, including a visit to the latter. The next trip goes from Commercy to Metz, via Pont a Mousson and including a visit to Pretre Wood where there was heavy fighting from Sep 1914 to May 1915 when it finally passed into French hands and remained there. It ends with a tour of Metz. The third tour runs from Metz to Verdun via Etain, the main place of interest visited on this leg which does not take in the Verdun battlefield. Good maps and battlefield photos all make this an interesting piece of WWI history.

The Americans as They Are PDF Book By Charles Sealsfield

The Americans as They Are

  • Author: Charles Sealsfield
  • ISBN Code: : 1776582535
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Page : 130 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 650 Readers
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Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This collection of essays recounts the author's journey through the Mississippi Valley in the early nineteenth century.

The Indochinese Experience of the French and the Americans PDF Book By Arthur J. Dommen

The Indochinese Experience of the French and the Americans

  • Author: Arthur J. Dommen
  • ISBN Code: : 0253109256
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Page : 1192 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 649 Readers
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"Dommen's book promises to be the definitive political history of Indochina during the Franco-American era." -- William M. Leary, E. Merton Coulter Professor of History, University of Georgia This magisterial study by Arthur J. Dommen sets the Indochina wars 'French and American' in perspective as no book that has come before. He summarizes the history of the peninsula from the Vietnamese War of Independence from China in 930-39 through the first French military actions in 1858, when the struggle of the peoples of Indochina with Western powers began. Dommen details the crucial episodes in the colonization of Indochina by the French and the indigenous reaction to it. The struggle for national sovereignty reached an acute state at the end of World War II, when independent governments rapidly assumed power in Vietnam and Cambodia. When the French returned, the struggle became one of open warfare, with Nationalists and Communists gripped in a contest for ascendancy in Vietnam, while the rulers of Cambodia and Laos sought to obtain independence by negotiation. The withdrawal of the French after their defeat at Dien Bien Phu brought the Indochinese face-to-face, whether as friends or as enemies, with the Americans. In spite of an armistice in 1954, the war between Hanoi and Saigon resumed as each enlisted the help of foreign allies, which led to the renewed loss of sovereignty as a result of alliances and an increasingly heavy loss of lives. Meticulous and detailed, Dommen's telling of this complicated story is always judicious. Nevertheless, many people will find his analysis of the Diem coup a disturbing account of American plotting and murder. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to understand Vietnam and the people who fought against the United States and won.

Visible Cities PDF Book By Leonard BLUSSE,Leonard Blussé

Visible Cities

  • Author: Leonard BLUSSE,Leonard Blussé
  • ISBN Code: : 0674028430
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Page : 147 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 680 Readers
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The 1700s saw the rise of the China market and some notable changes to global consumption patterns. This book explores the economic and cultural transformations in East Asia through three key cities - Canton, a major trading city, Nagasaki, official port of Tokugawa Japan, and Batavia, link between the Indian Ocean and China seas.

The American Revolution PDF Book By Bruce Bliven, Jr.

The American Revolution

  • Author: Bruce Bliven, Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 0307778193
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 414 Readers
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In the American colonies of the 1770s, people were fed up with British laws. Local farmers and tradesmen secretly formed a militia. In 1775, when the British marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the Americans were ready. From that first battle to the final showdown at Yorktown, the Americans fought against tremendous odds. The British army was bigger and better trained. Food and guns were scarce. But George Washington’s ragged army fought for–and won–the freedom and independence we cherish to this day.Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the tale of our country's fight for independence is brought to life in fast-moving, dramatic detail.

Union 1812 PDF Book By A. J. Langguth

Union 1812

  • Author: A. J. Langguth
  • ISBN Code: : 1439126720
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 516 Readers
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By the author of the acclaimed Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution, a gripping narrative that tells the story of the second and final war of independence that secured the nation's independence from Europe and established its claim to the entire continent. The War of 1812 has been ignored or misunderstood. Union 1812 thrillingly illustrates why it must take its place as one of the defining moments in American history.

The American Novel After Ideology, 1961–2000 PDF Book By Laurie Rodrigues

The American Novel After Ideology, 1961–2000

  • Author: Laurie Rodrigues
  • ISBN Code: : 1501361872
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 232 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 260 Readers
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Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.

The Americans on D-Day & in Normandy PDF Book By Brooke S. Blades

The Americans on D-Day & in Normandy

  • Author: Brooke S. Blades
  • ISBN Code: : 1526743973
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 927 Readers
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The experiences and achievements of the United States land, sea and air forces on 6 June 1944 and the weeks following have been deservedly well chronicled. Omaha Beach saw the fiercest fighting of the whole OVERLORD invasion and the opposition faced in the US sector shocked commanders and men at all levels. The outcome was in the balance and, thanks to the courage and determination shown by the attackers, game-changing failure was narrowly averted.This superb Images of War book examines, using contemporary and modern images and maps, the course of the campaign and its implication for both the American troops and the civilian population of the battlezone.These revealing images, both color and black and white, are enhanced by full captions and the author’s thoroughly researched text.The result is a graphic reminder of the liberation of Northern France and the extraordinary sacrifice made by men not just of the United States military but the other Allied nations.

Under the Southern Sun PDF Book By Paul Paolicelli

Under the Southern Sun

  • Author: Paul Paolicelli
  • ISBN Code: : 146686902X
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 483 Readers
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Recently there has been a seemingly endless stream of books praising the glories of ancient and modern Rome, fretting over Venice's rising tides and moldering galleries, celebrating the Tuscan countryside, wines and cuisine. But there have been curiously few writings that deal directly with Italy as the country of origin for the grand- and great-grandparents of nearly twenty-six million Americans. The greatest majority—more than eight out of ten—of those American descendants of immigrant Italians aren't the progeny of Venetian doges or Tuscan wealth, but are the diaspora of Southern Italians, people from a place very different than Renaissance Florence or the modern political entity of Rome. Southern Italians, mostly from villages and towns sprinkled about the dramatic and remote countryside of Italian provinces even now tourists find only with determination and rental cars. In Under the Southern Sun: Stories of the Real Italy and the Americans It Created, journalist Paul Paolicelli takes us on a grand tour of the Southern Italy of most Italian-American immigrants, including Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia, Sicily, Abruzzo, and Molise, and explores the many fascinating elements of Southern Italian society, history, and culture. Along the way, he explores the concept of heritage and of going back to one's roots, the theory of a cultural subconscious, and most importantly, the idea of a Southern Italian "sensibility" – where it comes from, how it has been cultivated, and how it has been passed on from generation to generation. Amidst the delightful blend of travelogue and journalism are wonderful stories about famous Southern Italian-Americans, most notably Frank Capra and Rudolph Valentino, who were forced to leave their homeland and to adjust, adapt, and survive in America. He tells the story of the only large concentration camp built and run by the Fascists during World War II and of the humanity of the Southerners who ran the place. He visits ancient seaside communities once dominated by castles and watchtowers and now bathed in tanning oil and tourists, muses over Matera—what is probably Europe's oldest and most unknown city – and culminates in a fascinating exploration of how one's familial memory can influence his or her internal value system. This book is a celebration of Southern Italy, its people, and what it has given to its American descendants.

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers: From the American Revolution to the Iraq War [3 volumes] PDF Book By Christopher R. Mortenson,Paul J. Springer

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers: From the American Revolution to the Iraq War [3 volumes]

  • Author: Christopher R. Mortenson,Paul J. Springer
  • ISBN Code: : 1440863598
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 1139 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 154 Readers
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This ground-breaking work explores the lives of average soldiers from the American Revolution through the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. • Provides readers with an understanding of the daily lives of soldiers in America's wars, greatly complementing more standard histories of battles and leaders • Offers a curated collection of primary sources for each conflict that illuminates the daily lives of US soldiers during wartime • Includes detailed bibliographies that offer many accessible sources needed by students and researchers looking to further explore the topics • Provides a comprehensive chronology for each conflict that helps readers to place it within the proper historical context • Spans nearly 250 years of national history from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War

Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment & the Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada) PDF Book By DIANE Publishing Company

Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment & the Americans With Disabilities Act (Ada)

  • Author: DIANE Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code: : 0788108603
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Page : 136 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 811 Readers
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An evaluation of the current efforts under the ADA in the area of psychiatric disabilities & employment, & a review of the data that may assist future implementation. Conclusion is that the current level of guidance, technical assistance, & research activities are unlikely to optimally assist employers & people with psychiatric disabilities in exercising their rights & responsibilities under the law. Describes a variety of workplace accommodations that may be useful to people with psychiatric disabilities. Glossary. Illustrated.

The American Revolution PDF Book By Christopher Collier,James Lincoln Collier

The American Revolution

  • Author: Christopher Collier,James Lincoln Collier
  • ISBN Code: : 1620644991
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Page : 94 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 583 Readers
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History is dramatic—and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation. The American Revolution examines the people and events involved in the significant war by which the thirteen original colonies broke away from England. The authors explain the many sources of conflict between the Americans and the British government, how each side approached the problems, and the results of the escalating violence.

The Disability Pendulum PDF Book By Ruth Colker

The Disability Pendulum

  • Author: Ruth Colker
  • ISBN Code: : 0814772331
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Page : 245 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 500 Readers
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Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective two years later, and court decisions about the law began to multiply in the middle of the decade. In The Disability Pendulum, Ruth Colker presents the first legislative history of the enactment of the ADA in Congress and analyzes the first decade of judicial decisions under the act. She assesses the success and failure of the first ten years of litigation under the ADA, focusing on its three major titles: employment, public entities, and public accommodations. The Disability Pendulum argues that despite an initial atmosphere of bipartisan support with the expectation that the ADA would make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, judicial decisions have not been consistent with Congress’ intentions. The courts have operated like a pendulum, at times swinging to a pro-disabled plaintiff and then back again to a pro-defendant stance. Colker, whose work on the ADA has been cited by the Supreme Court, offers insightful and practical suggestions on where to amend the act to make it more effective in defending disability rights, and also explains judicial hostility toward enforcing the act.

My Fellow Soldiers PDF Book By Andrew Carroll

My Fellow Soldiers

  • Author: Andrew Carroll
  • ISBN Code: : 0698192664
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 276 Readers
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From the New York Times bestselling author of War Letters and Behind the Lines, Andrew Carroll’s My Fellow Soldiers draws on a rich trove of both little-known and newly uncovered letters and diaries to create a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground. Andrew Carroll’s intimate portrait of General Pershing, who led all of the American troops in Europe during World War I, is a revelation. Given a military force that on the eve of its entry into the war was downright primitive compared to the European combatants, the general surmounted enormous obstacles to build an army and ultimately command millions of U.S. soldiers. But Pershing himself—often perceived as a harsh, humorless, and wooden leader—concealed inner agony from those around him: almost two years before the United States entered the war, Pershing suffered a personal tragedy so catastrophic that he almost went insane with grief and remained haunted by the loss for the rest of his life, as private and previously unpublished letters he wrote to family members now reveal. Before leaving for Europe, Pershing also had a passionate romance with George Patton’s sister, Anne. But once he was in France, Pershing fell madly in love with a young painter named Micheline Resco, whom he later married in secret. Woven throughout Pershing’s story are the experiences of a remarkable group of American men and women, both the famous and unheralded, including Harry Truman, Douglas Macarthur, William “Wild Bill” Donovan, Teddy Roosevelt, and his youngest son Quentin. The chorus of these voices, which begins with the first Americans who enlisted in the French Foreign Legion 1914 as well as those who flew with the Lafayette Escadrille, make the high stakes of this epic American saga piercingly real and demonstrates the war’s profound impact on the individuals who served—during and in the years after the conflict—with extraordinary humanity and emotional force.

The American Way PDF Book By Talal Abu Shawish,Najwa Bin Shatwan,Hassan Blasim,Paige Cooper,Lina Meruane,Fariba Nawa,Jacob Ross,Bina Shah,Kim Thúy,Carol Zardetto,Gianfranco Bettin,Gioconda Belli,Gabriel Ángel,Ahmel Echevarría Peré,Ahmet Haluk Ünal,Hüseyin Karabey,Wilfredo Mármol Amaya,Lidudumalingani,Fiston Mwanza Mujila,Payam Nasser

The American Way

  • Author: Talal Abu Shawish,Najwa Bin Shatwan,Hassan Blasim,Paige Cooper,Lina Meruane,Fariba Nawa,Jacob Ross,Bina Shah,Kim Thúy,Carol Zardetto,Gianfranco Bettin,Gioconda Belli,Gabriel Ángel,Ahmel Echevarría Peré,Ahmet Haluk Ünal,Hüseyin Karabey,Wilfredo Mármol Amaya,Lidudumalingani,Fiston Mwanza Mujila,Payam Nasser
  • ISBN Code: : 1912697610
  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 893 Readers
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After four years of Trump, America seems set to return to political normality. But for much of the rest of the world, that normality is a horror story: 75 years of US-led invasions, CIA-sponsored coups, election interference, stay-behind networks, rendition, and weapons testing... all in the name of Pax America, the world’s police. If you are not an ally of the US, in this ‘normality’, your country can find its democratic processes undermined and its economic wellbeing conditioned upon returning to the fold. If you’re not strategically important to the US, you can find yourself its dumping ground. This new anthology re-examines this history with stories that explore the human cost of these interventions on foreign soil, by writers from that soil. From nuclear testing in the Pacific, to human testing of CIA torture tactics, from coups in Latin America, to all-out invasions in the Middle and Far East; the atrocities that follow are often dismissed in history books as inevitable in the ‘fog of war’. By presenting them from indigenous, grassroots perspectives, accompanied by afterwords by the historians that consulted on them, this book attempts to bring some clarity back to that history. Stories are accompanied by afterwords written by historians, providing historical context. Afterwords by: Olmo Golz, Emmanuel Gerard, Felix Julio Alfonso Lopez, David Harper, Ertugrul Kurkcu, Francisco Dominguez, Maurizio Dianese, Julio Barrios Zardetto, Brian Meeks, Victor Figueroa Clark, Raymond Bonner, Daniel Kovalik, Meral Cicek, Ian Shaw, Matteo Capasso, Neil Faulkner, Xuan Phuong, Iyad S. S. Abujaber & Chris Hedges. Translated by: Orsola Casagrande, Mustafa Gundogdu, Sawad Hussain, Jonathan Wright, Basma Ghalayini, Nicholas Glastonbury, Sara Khalili, J. Bret Maney, Adam Feinstein, and Megan McDowell. Part of our History-into-Fiction series.

The American Occupation of Australia, 1941-45 PDF Book By John McKerrow

The American Occupation of Australia, 1941-45

  • Author: John McKerrow
  • ISBN Code: : 1443850780
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 265 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 340 Readers
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Over 120,000 American troops were stationed in Australia during the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands more passed through the country between 1941 and 1945. Because of Japan’s conquest of the Philippines in 1942, Australia was transformed into the principle base for the United States Army in the Southwest Pacific. This American occupation of an allied country resulted in several areas of tension between friends. The examination of these “fault lines,” which have, for the most part, received little attention from historians, is the purpose of this book. Jurisdictional and policing disputes and problems between Australian workers and American authorities are examined. American personnel committed thousands of crimes during the occupation, many of which were notorious. How Australians reacted to these crimes and how the American military sought to limit their negative effect on wartime relations is a major focus of this book. How the US military tried to protect GIs from prosecution by spiriting them out of Australia is also explored. Other areas of tension such as race and gender relations, which have been looked at by other historians, are examined in a new light; this book provides novel insights and challenges the existing historiography with regard to relations between black Americans and Australian civilians. How leaders on both sides, in particular Douglas MacArthur and John Curtin, managed crises and relations between civilians and GIs are studied. Sexual relations, an area of particular concern for authorities, were directed towards short-term flings and prostitution. In contrast, authorities did all they could to discourage long-term relations (i.e., marriage). Authorities obsessed over interracial sexual relations and doubled efforts to discourage them. Conflicts between American personnel and Australian civilians during the occupation did not threaten the alliance against Japan. Nevertheless, there were myriad problems between allies that led to friction and ill-will. These problems demanded management from above.

Enabling Acts PDF Book By Lennard J. Davis

Enabling Acts

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • ISBN Code: : 0807071579
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 404 Readers
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The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA—the “eyes on the prize” moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet the surprising story behind how the bill came to be is little known. In this riveting account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis delivers the first behind-the-scenes and on-the-ground narrative of how a band of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bipartisan bill. Based on extensive interviews with all the major players involved including legislators and activists, Davis recreates the dramatic tension of a story that is anything but a dry account of bills and speeches. Rather, it’s filled with one indefatigable character after another, culminating in explosive moments when the hidden army of the disability community stages scenes like the iconic “Capitol Crawl” or an event some describe as “deaf Selma,” when students stormed Gallaudet University demanding a “Deaf President Now!” From inside the offices of newly formed disability groups to secret breakfast meetings surreptitiously held outside the White House grounds, here we meet countless unsung characters, including political heavyweights and disability advocates on the front lines. “You want to fight?” an angered Ted Kennedy would shout in an upstairs room at the Capitol while negotiating the final details of the ADA. Congressman Tony Coelho, whose parents once thought him to be possessed by the devil because of his epilepsy, later became the bill’s primary sponsor. There’s Justin Dart, adorned in disability power buttons and his signature cowboy hat, who took to the road canvassing fifty states, and people like Patrisha Wright, also known as “The General,” Arlene Myerson or “the brains,” “architect” Bob Funk, and visionary Mary Lou Breslin, who left the hippie highlands of the West to pursue equal rights in the marble halls of DC. Published for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ADA, Enabling Acts promises to ignite readers in a discussion of disability rights by documenting this “eyes on the prize” moment for tens of millions of American citizens.

Taken for Granted PDF Book By Gianno Caldwell

Taken for Granted

  • Author: Gianno Caldwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0593134931
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 368 Readers
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A Fox News political analyst tackles some of our communities’ toughest challenges with timely insight from his own life: the story of how conservative values helped a kid from the South Side of Chicago find a life of opportunity. “A must-read.”—Brian Kilmeade, bestselling author of Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers Born to a mother consumed by drugs and raised by his grandmother in poverty on the South Side of Chicago, Gianno Caldwell saw firsthand how lawmakers from both parties have failed African American voters on issues like poverty, welfare, and education. But as someone who beat the odds growing up under a fear-based mentality that limits what people can achieve, Caldwell believes there’s another way. In this groundbreaking book, the Fox News analyst describes his personal journey while detailing a hopeful vision for a nation no longer beholden to identity politics and self-limitations. Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history. Looking at the obstacles facing urban communities, such as crime, education, and social mobility, Caldwell digs beneath the statistics. By spotlighting the moments that enabled his rise to success, he proffers steps that can help more people overcome the odds—whether through policy reform or the heroic efforts of men and women who are already working to make a difference in their own communities.