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Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : Jon Butler
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2001-12-28
ISBN : 9780674006676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today—and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler’s panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of pre-Revolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly “modern“ character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Stressing the middle and late decades (the hitherto “dark ages”) of the American colonial experience, Butler shows us vast revolutionary changes in a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was already becoming America.

Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : John Demos,Jonathan Fielding,Robin Jaffee Frank,Stacy C. Hollander,Elizabeth V. Warren,David Wheatcroft,Sumpter Priddy, III
Publisher : Other Distribution
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9780300247565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Celebrating two collectors' passion for Americana and the window it provides into the everyday beauty of the past Becoming America offers a multifaceted view of one of the foremost collections of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and decorative art from the rural Northeast. Essays by leading specialists discuss the culture of furniture workshops, exuberant painted decoration, techniques of sewing and quilting, and poignant stories about the families depicted in the portraits. The collection itself includes Shaker boxes, a beaded Iroquois hat, embroidered samplers, metalwork, scrimshaw, handwoven rugs, ceramics, and a weather vane. The majority of these works have never before been published. With lively essays and profuse illustrations, this handsome volume brings to life the aesthetic of early Americans living in the countryside and is an essential exploration of the period's taste and style.

Becoming America s Playground

Becoming America s Playground Book
Author : Larry D. Gragg
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2019-08-29
ISBN : 0806165537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Honors Medical Students Becoming America s Best and Brightest

Honors Medical Students  Becoming America s Best and Brightest Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : MedicalSchoolReport.com
Release : 2021-06-16
ISBN : 0981220126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Becoming America Volume 2

Becoming America Volume 2 Book
Author : David Henkin
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 1259292673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

Becoming American

Becoming American Book
Author : Alixa Naff
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alixa Naff explores the experiences of Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before World War II, focusing on the pre-World War I pioneering generation that set the pattern for settlement and assimilation. Unlike many immigrants who were driven to the United States by dreams of industrial jobs or to escape religious or economic persecution, these artisans and owners of small, disconnected plots of land came to America to engage in the enterprise of peddling. Most of these immigrants planned to stay two or three years and return to their homelands wealthier and prouder than when they left.

Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : Robert C. Etheredge
Publisher : Miravista Press
Release : 2017-11-11
ISBN : 9780986307676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offering a complete review of American history, civics, and culture, this unique collection provides both current and future citizens with the basics of the United States' common traditions and values to properly exercise their duties and obligations to vote responsibly. Amply illustrated and containing material not found in other sources, the book features a complete historical timeline of the United States; details of each presidential election, including vote totals and short profiles of each president; color flags of all states; history and care of the United States flag; maps showing statehood dates, Native American tribe locations, major cities, and time zones; text of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, and the United States Constitution, including all amendments; and explanations of the three branches of government, the electoral college, the federal budget, and presidential succession. Also featured are important figures, popular cooking, national disasters, and colorful sayings, as well as the official United States Citizenship Test with cross references to relevant material.

Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans Book
Author : Ilan Stavans
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-01-02
ISBN : 9781598532906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of eighty-five immigrants from forty-five countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.

Becoming American Remaining Jewish

Becoming American  Remaining Jewish Book
Author : Toni Young
Publisher : University of Delaware Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780874136944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Becoming American, Remaining Jewish traces the development of Wilmington, Delaware's first Jewish community in order to understand what the Jews created and why, what values were reflected in the institutions they established and the causes they advocated, and what changed over the years. Readers concerned about questions of identity and community today will find much stimulating material in this story." "The appendix, which contains the names of more than two thousand adult Jews lived in Wilmington between 1879 and 1920, is the most comprehensive list of early Jewish Wilmingtonians ever published. With its information on country of birth and first occupation, the list is a valuable resource for historians and genealogists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : Wendy Kurant
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781940771625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Irish Way

The Irish Way Book
Author : James R. Barrett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-03-01
ISBN : 1101560592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A lively, street-level history of turn-of-the-century urban life explores the Americanizing influence of the Irish on successive waves of migrants to the American city. In the newest volume in the award-winning Penguin History of American Life series, James R. Barrett chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the streets, saloons, churches, and workplaces of the American city. This process of “Americanization from the bottom up” was deeply shaped by the Irish. From Lower Manhattan to the South Side of Chicago to Boston’s North End, newer waves of immigrants and African Americans found it nearly impossible to avoid the Irish. While historians have emphasized the role of settlement houses and other mainstream institutions in Americanizing immigrants, Barrett makes the original case that the culture absorbed by newcomers upon reaching American shores had a distinctly Hibernian cast. By 1900, there were more people of Irish descent in New York City than in Dublin; more in the United States than in all of Ireland. But in the late nineteenth century, the sources of immigration began to shift, to southern and eastern Europe and beyond. Whether these newcomers wanted to save their souls, get a drink, find a job, or just take a stroll in the neighborhood, they had to deal with entrenched Irish Americans. Barrett reveals how the Irish vacillated between a progressive and idealistic impulse toward their fellow immigrants and a parochial defensiveness stemming from the hostility earlier generations had faced upon their own arrival in America. They imparted racist attitudes toward African Americans; they established ethnic “deadlines” across city neighborhoods; they drove other immigrants from docks, factories, and labor unions. Yet the social teachings of the Catholic Church, a sense of solidarity with the oppressed, and dark memories of poverty and violence in both Ireland and America ushered in a wave of progressive political activism that eventually embraced other immigrants. Drawing on contemporary sociological studies and diaries, newspaper accounts, and Irish American literature, The Irish Way illustrates how the interactions between the Irish and later immigrants on the streets, on the vaudeville stage, in Catholic churches, and in workplaces helped forge a multiethnic American identity that has a profound legacy in our cities today.

Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : David Henkin
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 0077800710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

Becoming America s Problem Child

Becoming  America s Problem Child  Book
Author : Anthony B. Pinn
Publisher : Pickwick Publications
Release : 2008-08
ISBN : 9781556353024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The history of social protest such as the civil rights movement displays the manner in which religious commitment and sociopolitical vision have entailed productive synergy. With respect to representatives of this synergy embodied, many readers are familiar with figures such as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. However, there is another who has not received the same level of public and academic attention, yet one whose energy and effort played a role in the advancement of African Americans in particular and American society in general - Pauli Murray. This volume is the first book to map the contours of Pauli Murray's religious life and theological thought. It provides simply the rough outline of her development as a deeply religious person and the ways in which this development ultimately required a certain type of surrender of her life to the will of God, as she understood it.

Looseleaf for Becoming America

Looseleaf for Becoming America Book
Author : David Henkin,Rebecca McLennan
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2014-01-14
ISBN : 9781259217517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

Immigration Policy and the Shaping of Us Culture

Immigration Policy and the Shaping of Us Culture Book
Author : Roger White
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2018-02-23
ISBN : 9781786435279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author examines the relationships between immigration policy, observed immigration patterns, and cultural differences between the United States and immigrants' source countries. The entirety of U.S. immigration history (1607-present) is reviewed through a recounting of related legislative acts and by examining data on immigrant inflows and cross-societal cultural distances. Prior to the Immigration Act of 1965, U.S. policy favored immigration from Europe, particularly Northern and Western Europe. Thus, American culture became similar to the cultures of European societies and of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Changes in U.S. immigration policy during the past half century have resulted in American culture becoming more similar to the cultures of more recent arrivals' source countries (i.e., societies in Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa). Tests for structural breaks in the immigrant inflow series and descriptive analysis of the cultural differences between the U.S. and several cohorts of countries reveal fascinating details about this transformation. Population projections for the years 2015-2065 suggest continued cultural change. Corresponding policy implications are discussed.This book is a key resource for faculty, researchers and students along with policymakers, non-academics interested in immigration policy and its history, and readers interested in migration studies, global studies, and cultural studies.

Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : Edward C. Carter (II)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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America History and Life

America  History and Life Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Becoming America Volume Ii

Becoming America  Volume Ii  Book
Author : HENKIN
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-11-09
ISBN : 9781264370542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sometimes Dreams Come True

Sometimes Dreams Come True Book
Author : Ralph Gary
Publisher : Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Release : 2014-10-28
ISBN : 9781631851407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tom and David's step-sister touchingly tells how two twelve-year-old Little Leaguer twins grew up separated in a divorce. Eventually the two are reunited and have many exciting adventures. Tom and David get framed in a crime, solve it, and almost lose one another in a tragic accident. After appearing with the movie-star son of the president they have to strive for the Little-League World Series championship and then survive a brutal kidnapping with the president's son, actually witnessed and followed on live TV all over the world. Will the president give in to the unreasonable demands to save them or hold fast to his pledge not to surrender to terrorists? A rescue attempt would mean almost certain death. Is he a father first or will his presidential duties take precedence? Their captivity is witnessed via an internet feed that angers and inspires the world. Many exciting adventures are followed as they adjust to emotional life-changing events and learn the meaning of love, happiness, purpose, and the American dream.

Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : Cheryl Chapman
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-09
ISBN : 9781976022319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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BECOMING AMERICA is the story of some of the first German immigrants to East Bristol, WI, just northwest of Madison, in 1846. Based on true stories, this book was written as a resource for storytellers and teachers, an inspiration to middle grade students, especially immigrants, and as a source of amazement for the descendants of the immigrant families of East Bristol/Sun Prairie/DeForest, WI! The tale begins in Schneeberg, Bavaria, progresses across the Atlantic Ocean in a ship that sets sail from Rotterdam, Holland, lands in the Port of New York, and finally ends in the farmlands of Wisconsin. America is always growing, maturing, changing, and just as immigrants become Americans, so too do immigrants and their descendants help America to become America. We hope that the students and families who read these stories will take away that same sense of resiliency, hope, faith and optimism that typifies the American people. And the sense of "Gemuetlichkeit" as demonstrated by the Wisconsin pioneers, who so enthusiastically welcomed new families into their community. We also hope that hearing these stories will encourage readers and listeners to compile their own family and community stories!