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Author : Shi, David E. Genre : History Publisher : W.W. Norton & Company ISBN : 9780393882506 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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America: A Narrative History puts narrative front and center with David ShiÕs rich storytelling style, colorful biographical sketches, and vivid first-person quotations. The new editions further reflect our society and our students today by continuing to incorporate diverse voices into the narrative with new coverage of the Latino/a experience as well as enhanced coverage of women and gender, African American, Native American, immigration, and LGBTQ history. With dynamic digital tools, including the InQuizitive adaptive learning tool, and new digital activities focused on primary and secondary sources, America: A Narrative History gives students regular opportunities to engage with the story and build critical history skills. The Brief Edition text narrative is 15% shorter than the Full Edition.
Author : Shi, David E. Genre : History Publisher : W.W. Norton & Company ISBN : 9780393668957 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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America is the leading narrative history because students love to read it. Additional coverage of immigration enhances the timeliness of the narrative. New Chapter Opener videos, History Skills Tutorials, and NortonÕs adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, help students develop history skills, engage with the reading, and come to class prepared. What hasnÕt changed? Our unmatched affordability. Choose from Full, Brief (15% shorter), or The Essential Learning Edition--featuring fewer chapters and additional pedagogy.
Author : Xiaojian Zhao Genre : Social Science Publisher : ABC-CLIO ISBN : 9781598842401 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity
Author : Larry Schweikart Genre : Political Science Publisher : Penguin ISBN : 9781440629303 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nation's past. Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country's past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects. As he did in his popular A Patriot's History of the United States, Professor Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks forty-eight common myths. A sample: • The founders wanted to create a wall of separation between church and state • Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers • Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima to intimidate the Soviets with atomic diplomacy • Mikhail Gorbachev, not Ronald Reagan, was responsible for ending the Cold War America's past, though not perfect, is far more admirable than you were probably taught.
Author : Kevin Schmiesing Genre : Religion Publisher : Scarecrow Press ISBN : 9780810888586 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Stories about the past shape not only the way people think about history, but also the way they act in the present. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of religion, which has been and continues to be a powerful motivating force in the lives of billions around the globe. In this volume, Catholicism and Historical Narrative: A Catholic Engagement with Historical Scholarship, contributors explore the way stories are constructed and show how a focus on Catholic figures and concerns challenges common understandings of important historical episodes and eras. Editor Kevin Schmiesing has gathered a distinguished group of scholars who, in various ways, call into question conventional story lines by highlighting previously neglected Catholic ideas and individuals. Built on ample evidence and employing keen insight, each essay is the result of cutting-edge research in fields ranging from historical research on Puritan New England and the antebellum South to the history of abortion to the twentieth-century papacy. Students and scholars of religious history, Catholic historians, and anyone interested in the intersection of religion and history will all find here much to interest—and maybe even surprise—in the chapters' arguments concerning the deficiencies of history's dominant narratives. The volume's focus on the history of Catholics in the United States makes it essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the place of Catholicism in the American story.
Author : Gregory A. Borchard Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines Publisher : Routledge ISBN : 9781317331728 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Beginning with the American Revolution and spanning over two hundred years of American journalism, A Narrative History of the American Press provides an overview of the events, institutions, and people who have shaped the press, from the creation of the First Amendment to today. Gregory A. Borchard’s introductory text helps readers develop an understanding of the role of the press in both the U.S. and world history, and how American culture has shaped—and been shaped by—the role of journalism in everyday life. The text, along with a rich array of supplemental materials available online, provides students with the tools used by both reporters and historians to understand the present through the past, allowing readers to use the history of journalism as a lens for implementing their own storytelling, reporting, and critical analysis skills.
Author : Jeremy Black Genre : History Publisher : Taylor & Francis ISBN : 9781000831009 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Originally published as a collection in 2006, this volume covers the Atlantic slave trade from its origins to 1600, the selection of essays here look at the reasons for the causes of slavery and serfdom; slavery in Africa; the development of the slave trade; the demographic situation in Latin America; and European attitudes to slavery as an institution. The volume also has an introduction by the editor commenting on the contribution each essay makes.
Author : Poul Houe Genre : Literary Criticism Publisher : Rodopi ISBN : 9042006110 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The subject of Images of America in Scandinavia, the first comprehensive study of its kind, is as multifaceted, complex, and overwhelming as America or the United States, itself. It concerns the nature and function, reality and fiction of such images in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden past and present. The book is intended to be a source of solid information as well as a starting point for further inquiries into its cultural territory. Part of its focus is on images of America rooted in printed sources, but, in addition, general surveys of other cultural signs of America in the Scandinavian countries present a broader picture and provide some of the background for the predominantly literary images. Issues such as government and politics, popular and vanguard music and art, and socio-cultural institutions intermittently come to the fore. Framing the volume's three pairs of national surveys is an introductory chapter, which addresses the entire subject from a bird's-eye view, and a concluding chapter, which, by contrast, delves into the cross-fire of sentiments defining people whose images of America, are both American and Scandinavian. The discussion of America as perceived in Scandinavia sheds new light on intriguing inter-Scandinavian cultural distinctions and borderlines. Countless books and articles, methods and theories, have been devoted to the study of national and cultural identity. Still, the exchanges between such identities and the images they engender - so indispensable for the participants in a global culture - remain clouded by many misconceptions. Images of America in Scandinavia whose editors and authors all have Scandinavian backgrounds, will contribute an improved understanding of the cultural interplay between Scandinavia and the United States of America.