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Becoming America

Becoming America Book
Author : Jon Butler
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2001-12-28
ISBN : 0674006674
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 s Playground

Becoming America s Playground Book
Author : Larry D. Gragg
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2019-08-29
ISBN : 0806165855
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 : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 0981220126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Becoming American Being Indian

Becoming American  Being Indian Book
Author : Madhulika S. Khandelwal
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN : 1501722026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed—the highly educated professional elite who came to this country from the subcontinent in the 1960s has given way to a population encompassing many from the working and middle classes. In her fascinating account of Indian immigrants in New York City, Madhulika S. Khandelwal explores the ways in which their world has evolved over four decades. How did this highly diverse ethnic group form an identity and community? Drawing on her extensive interviews with immigrants, Khandelwal examines the transplanting of Indian culture onto the Manhattan and Queens landscapes. She considers festivals and media, food and dress, religious activities of followers of different faiths, work and class, gender and generational differences, and the emergence of a variety of associations. Khandelwal analyzes how this growing ethnic community has gradually become "more Indian," with a stronger religious focus, larger family networks, and increasingly traditional marriage patterns. She discusses as well the ways in which the American experience has altered the lives of her subjects.

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 American

Becoming American Book
Author : Thomas J. Archdeacon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1984-03-01
ISBN : 0029009804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A history of immigration to this country and of our changing policies concerning opening our borders.

Cooking Greek Becoming American

Cooking Greek  Becoming American Book
Author : Taso G. Lagos
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2022-01-12
ISBN : 1476645523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Taso G. Lagos began to memorialize his family's beloved Greek restaurant The Continental, he wrestled with 40 years of history and a clientele that stretched for generations. His family bought into the operation without a clue how to run an eatery, yet in time they became linchpins of their Seattle neighborhood. Customers became friends, and meals turned into memories. It wasn't only the food or the company, though. The Continental also served as an entry point into mainstream culture for a family who had just arrived in the United States as Greek immigrants a few years prior. While the Lagoses cooked and cared for many people, they also learned valuable lessons about what it means to be "American." This memoir illuminates life in a Greek restaurant through the experiences of one member of a restauranteur family. It also emphasizes the role of restaurants as vital social institutions that often provide immigrants with a dynamic space for acculturation. Readers will learn the many ways a family restaurant adds culture and richness to a community.

Ethnic Routes to Becoming American

Ethnic Routes to Becoming American Book
Author : Sharmila Rudrappa
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780813533711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author examines the paths South Asian immigrants in Chicago take toward assimilation in the late 20th century United States. She examines two ethnic institutions to show how immigrant activism ironically abets these immigrants' assimilation.

Becoming American

Becoming American Book
Author : Alixa Naff
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780809318964
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 American The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Becoming American  The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi Book
Author : ShiPu Wang
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2011-05-31
ISBN : 0824860276
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A few short days has changed my status in this country, although I myself have not changed at all." On December 8, 1941, artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi (1889-1953) awoke to find himself branded an "enemy alien" by the U.S. government in the aftermath of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The historical crisis forced Kuniyoshi, an émigré Japanese with a distinguished career in American art, to rethink his pictorial strategies and to confront questions of loyalty, assimilation, national and racial identity that he had carefully avoided in his prewar art. As an immigrant who had proclaimed himself to be as "American as the next fellow," the realization of his now fractured and precarious status catalyzed the development of an emphatic and conscious identity construct that would underlie Kuniyoshi’s art and public image for the remainder of his life. Drawing on previously unexamined primary sources, Becoming American? is the first scholarly book in over two decades to offer an in-depth and critical analysis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s pivotal works, including his "anti-Japan" posters and radio broadcasts for U.S. propaganda, and his coded and increasingly enigmatic paintings, within their historical contexts. Through the prism of an identity crisis, the book examines Kuniyoshi’s imagery and writings as vital means for him to engage, albeit often reluctantly and ambivalently, in discussions about American democracy and ideals at a time when racial and national origins were grounds for mass incarceration and discrimination. It is also among the first scholarly studies to investigate the activities of Americans of Japanese descent outside the internment camps and the intense pressures with which they had to deal in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. As an art historical book, Becoming American? foregrounds broader historical debates of what constituted American art, a central preoccupation of Kuniyoshi’s artistic milieu. It illuminates the complicating factors of race, diasporas, and ideology in the construction of an American cultural identity. Timely and provocative, the book historicizes and elucidates the ways in which "minority" artists have been, and continue to be, both championed and marginalized for their cultural and ethnic "difference" within the twentieth-century American art canon.

Becoming American

Becoming American  Book
Author : ShiPu Wang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aspects of American History

Aspects of American History Book
Author : Simon Henderson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-01-26
ISBN : 113409874X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aspects of American History examines major themes, personalities and issues across American history, using topic focused essays. Each chapter focuses on key events and time periods within a broad framework looking at liberty and equality, the role of government and national identity. The volume engages with its central themes through a broad ranging examination of aspects of the American past, including discussions of political history, foreign policy, presidential leadership and the construction of national memory. In each essay, Simon Henderson: introduces fresh angles to traditional topics consolidates recent research in themed essays analyzes views of different historians offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach gives concise treatment to complex issues. Including an introduction which places key themes in context, this book enables readers to make comparisons and trace major thematic developments across American history.

Being Russian Becoming American

Being Russian  Becoming American Book
Author : Nanda Dimitrov
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Becoming American Remaining Arab

Becoming American  Remaining Arab Book
Author : Loukia K. Sarroub
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Vietnam To Amer hs

From Vietnam To Amer hs Book
Author : Gail P Kelly
Publisher : Westview Press
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encyclopedia of American Social History

Encyclopedia of American Social History Book
Author : Mary Kupiec Cayton,Elliott J. Gorn,Peter W. Williams
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology.

The French Law of Marriage and the Conflict of Laws that Arises Therefrom

The French Law of Marriage  and the Conflict of Laws that Arises Therefrom Book
Author : Edmond Kelly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1885
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Immigrants to Citizens

Immigrants to Citizens Book
Author : Ann Morse,Orgocka, Aida,National Conference of State Legislatures
Publisher : National Conference of State
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Hungarian Americans

The Hungarian Americans Book
Author : Steven Béla Várdy
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Release : 1985
ISBN : 9780805784251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Discusses the history, culture, and religion of the Hungarian Americans; factors encouraging their emigration; and their acceptance as an ethnic group in North America." Google Books viewed 8/20/2020.

Asian American Assimilation

Asian American Assimilation Book
Author : Cuong Nguyen Le
Publisher : Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781593321758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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