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Portrait of American Jews

Portrait of American Jews Book
Author : Samuel C. Heilman
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2011-07-01
ISBN : 9780295800653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Has America been a place that has preserved and protected Jewish life? Is it a place in which a Jewish future is ensured? Samuel Heilman, long-time observer of American Jewish life, grapples with these questions from a sociologist�s perspective. He argues that the same conditions that have allowed Jews to live in relative security since the 1950s have also presented them with a greater challenge than did the adversity and upheaval of earlier years. The second half of the twentieth century has been a time when American Jews have experienced a minimum of prejudice and almost all domains of life have been accessible to them, but it has also been a time of assimilation, of swelling rates of intermarriage, and of large numbers ignoring their Jewishness completely. Jews have no trouble building synagogues, but they have all sorts of trouble filling them. The quality of Jewish education is perhaps higher than ever before, and the output of Jewish scholarship is overwhelming in its scope and quality, but most American Jews receive a minimum of religious education and can neither read nor comprehend the great corpus of Jewish literature in its Hebrew (or Aramaic) original. This is a time in America when there is no shame in being a Jew, and yet fewer American Jews seem to know what being a Jew means. How did this come to be? What does it portend for the Jewish future? This book endeavors to answer these questions by examining data gleaned from numerous sociological surveys. Heilman first discusses the decade of the fifties and the American Jewish quest for normalcy and mobility. He then details the polarization of American Jewry into active and passive elements in the sixties and seventies. Finally he looks at the eighties and nineties and the issues of Jewish survival and identity and the question of a Jewish future in America. He also considers generational variation, residential and marital patterns, institutional development (especially with regard to Jewish education), and Jewish political power and influence. This book is part of a stocktaking that has been occurring among Jews as the century in which their residence in America was firmly established comes to an end. Grounded in empirical detail, it provides a concise yet analytic evaluation of the meaning of the many studies and surveys of the last four and a half decades. Taking a long view of American Jewry, it is one of very few books that build on specific sociological data but get beyond its detail. All those who want to know what it means and has meant to be an American Jew will find this volume of interest.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America Book
Author : Stephen B. Oates,Charles J. Errico
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2010-08-05
ISBN : 9780495914990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PORTRAIT OF AMERICA is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. The collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 25 percent of the essays in the Tenth Edition are new, many from books that have been nationally and internationally recognized for their insight, accuracy, and timeliness, ensuring that the readings continue to be provocative and trustworthy. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.

Portraits of Famous American Women

Portraits of Famous American Women Book
Author : Robert Henkes
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 1997-01-01
ISBN : 9780786403264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The portrait is one of the most pure collaborative efforts in the art world. The artist is the creator, but she or he is wholly dependent on the sitter for inspiration and stimulus. When the subject is famous, the artist must often compromise true expression for the vanity of the person being painted. Though that would seemingly make the portrait less appealing artistically, in truth the collaborative nature of the portrait often makes it artistically unique, a blending of the artist's style with the desires of the sitter. This work takes a fresh look at the portraits of 13 American women (Marian Anderson, Clara Barton, Mary McLeod Bethune, Pearl Buck, Mary Cassatt, Isadora Duncan, Marianne Moore, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gertrude Stein, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman and Martha Washington) and the artists who created them. In examining the work of such artists as Abraham Walkowitz, John Graham, Betsy Graves Reyneau, Michael Alexander Werboff, and Brenda Putnam, one comes to see the unique combination of the personality of the sitter and the style of the artist.

American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection

American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection Book
Author : Dale T. Johnson
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0870995979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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George Washington America s First Great Man of Portraits

George Washington  America s First Great Man of Portraits Book
Author : Michelle Graye
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2022-07-01
ISBN : 1312204540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Book
Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Carrie Rebora Barratt,Lori Zabar
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1588393577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Small Town America

Small Town America Book
Author : Cliff Edom,Edom, Vi,Verna Mae Edom Smith
Publisher : Fulcrum Pub
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These documentary photographs are the best from the University of Missouri Photography Workshop's 43 years--truly an historical record of the heartbeat of America--of family, of tradition, of change. Small town America's uniqueness and universality is revealed in 215 duotone prints.

Portrait of America From Reconstruction to the present

Portrait of America  From Reconstruction to the present Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American Portrait Gallery

The American Portrait Gallery Book
Author : Lillian C. Buttre
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1871
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Portrait of a Novel Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece

Portrait of a Novel  Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece Book
Author : Michael Gorra
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2012-08-27
ISBN : 0871403285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel. Henry James (1843–1916) has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American progenitor of the modern novel, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady (1881). Gorra, an eminent literary critic, shows how this novel—the scandalous story of the expatriate American heiress Isabel Archer—came to be written in the first place. Traveling to Florence, Rome, Paris, and England, Gorra sheds new light on James’s family, the European literary circles—George Eliot, Flaubert, Turgenev—in which James made his name, and the psychological forces that enabled him to create this most memorable of female protagonists. Appealing to readers of Menand’s The Metaphysical Club and McCullough’s The Greater Journey, Portrait of a Novel provides a brilliant account of the greatest American novel of expatriate life ever written. It becomes a piercing detective story on its own.

Portraits of African American Life Since 1865

Portraits of African American Life Since 1865 Book
Author : Nina Mjagkij
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780842029674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Compelling and informative, the 14 diverse biographies of this book give a heightened understanding of the evolution of what it meant to be black and American through more than three centuries of U.S. history.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Portraits 1620 1825

American Portraits  1620 1825 Book
Author : Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Massachusetts,Historical Records Survey (Mass.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1939
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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American Portrait Inventory

American Portrait Inventory Book
Author : Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Massachusetts,Historical Records Survey (Mass.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1941
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Portraits of American Continental Philosophers

Portraits of American Continental Philosophers Book
Author : James R. Watson
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780253213372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Taken together, these intimate self-portraits provide a vibrant overview of the multiplicity and depth of continental philosophy in America."--Jacket.

American Progress

American Progress Book
Author : Richard Miller Devens
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1892
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Portraits of American Women

Portraits of American Women Book
Author : G. J. Barker-Benfield,Catherine Clinton
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780195120486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Until recently a "womanless" American history was the norm. But without a history of women we neglect gender dynamics, sex roles, and family relations--the very fundamentals of human interaction. Here 24 short essays locate the histories of women--from Pocahontas to Betty Friedan--and men together by period and provide a sense of their continuities through the whole gallery of the American past. 26 photos.

American Portraits 1620 1825

American Portraits  1620 1825 Book
Author : Historical Records Survey (Mass.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1939
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans Book
Author : James Herring
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper Book
Author : Wieland Schmied
Publisher : Prestel Publishing
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hopper created some of the most popular icons of 20th-century American art. His work was essentially a critique of modern life and made him one of the most respected figures in modern art.