Category : History
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317315858
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Macleod examines changing British conceptions of America across the political spectrum during a period of political, cultural and intellectual upheaval. Macleod incorporates British writers of conservative, liberal and radical views.

Category : History
Editor : Pearson College Division
ISBN : 0205193277
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 528
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See history. Understand history. Praised by instructors and students alike, the first edition of Visions of America has brought history to life for a generation of visual learners--and has shown how competing visions of America have shaped our nation's past. We've made the second edition of this program even better by adding engaging new features and even easier access to new teaching resources. And, thorough integration with the new MyHistoryLab enables instructors to personalize learning for each student. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Chapter openers and end-of-chapter study materials that are tied to MyHistoryLab combine visual sources, narrative, and questions to help students study effectively. Engage Students - Features focusing on visions that have shaped America and images are integrated with the new MyHistoryLab for a comprehensive learning program. Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, Annotated Instructor's eText, MyHistoryLab Instructor's Guide, Teaching Images with Teaching Notes, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor's Manual, MyTest, and PowerPoints are available. For the volume two books a la carte edition of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205193293 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistorylab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205193285 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205193288.

Category : Social Science
Editor :
ISBN : 0892553782
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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In this rich and diverse collection, three dozen 20th-century writers muse about their experiences in and observations of America. Though the essays are organized in rough chronological fashion, some emphasize place (Barbara Grizzuti Harrison on Bensonhurst, Michael Stephens on Hawaii), others identity (Richard Rodriguez on language, Eva Hoffman on "postmodern uncertainty"), others the immigrant experience (Bharati Mukherjee) or the changing times (Joan Didion on the 1960s, James Farmer on the civil rights movement). Some Americans must leave home to find insights (June Jordan in the Bahamas), while some non-Americans come here to observe, such as the Palestinian Anton Shammas (who sees the country as big enough to contain the "portable homelands" brought by immigrants). Amidst the play of ideas and emotions surrounding ethnicity and identity, essays by Wendell Berry and Gretel Ehrlich celebrate the enduring truths of the land.

Category : History
Editor : University of Virginia Press
ISBN : 9780813935010
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 216
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Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions, Ian Binnington examines the roots of Confederate nationalism by analyzing some of its most important symbols: Confederate constitutions, treasury notes, wartime literature, and the role of the military in symbolizing the Confederate nation. Nationalisms tend to construct glorified pasts, idyllic pictures of national strength, honor, and unity, based on visions of what should have been rather than what actually was. Binnington considers the ways in which the Confederacy was imagined by antebellum Southerners employing intertwined mythic concepts—the "Worthy Southron," the "Demon Yankee," the "Silent Slave"—and a sense of shared history that constituted a distinctive Confederate Americanism. The Worthy Southron, the constructed Confederate self, was imagined as a champion of liberty, counterposed to the Demon Yankee other, a fanatical abolitionist and enemy of Liberty. The Silent Slave was a companion to the vocal Confederate self, loyal and trusting, reliable and honest. The creation of American national identity was fraught with struggle, political conflict, and bloody Civil War. Confederate Visions examines literature, newspapers and periodicals, visual imagery, and formal state documents to explore the origins and development of wartime Confederate nationalism.

Category : Performing Arts
Editor : Berg
ISBN : 9781847885517
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 164
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American Science Fiction Film and Television presents a critical history of late 20th Century SF together with an analysis of the cultural and thematic concerns of this popular genre. Science fiction film and television were initially inspired by the classic literature of HG Wells and Jules Verne. The potential and fears born with the Atomic age fuelled the popularity of the genre, upping the stakes for both technology and apocalypse. From the Cold War through to America's current War on Terror, science fiction has proved a subtle vehicle for the hopes, fears and preoccupations of a nation at war. The definitive introduction to American science fiction, this is also the first study to analyse SF across both film and TV. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with critical case studies of key films and television series, including The Day the Earth Stood Still, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The X-Files, and Battlestar Galactica.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Capstone
ISBN : 0736810951
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 52
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Provides background information on the people and events connected with the writing of the Declaration of Independence and briefly examines the contents of the document itself.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Capstone
ISBN : 0736837698
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 140
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Describes Inca mummies found at Puruchuco and the ice mummies of the Andes, and explains what scientists have learned from them.

Category : Religion
Editor : ABC-CLIO
ISBN : 9780313359590
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 324
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Buck examines the religious significance of America by surveying those religions that have attached some kind of spiritual meaning to it.

Category : History
Editor : Penn State Press
ISBN : 9780271033907
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 298
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"A collection of essays that discuss representative eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French and English views of American democracy and society, and offer a critical assessment of various narrative constructions of American life, society, and culture"--Provided by publisher.

Category : History
Editor : Fairleigh Dickinson
ISBN : 9781611470079
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 274
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Predicated upon the principles of political freedom, cultural openness, religious tolerance, individual self-reliance and ethnic diversity, the United States of America has been tempted recurrently by the lures of the secret. This political, historical and cultural phenomenon is explored here from many, often surprisingly overlapping angles in these analyses of the literary and cultural uses and abuses of secrecy within a democratic culture. These essays reveal the politics within the poetics and, indissociably, the poetics fueling the politics of secrecy in its ambivalent deployment.