Making America A History of the United States Volume II Since 1865

Making America  A History of the United States  Volume II  Since 1865
Author: Carol Berkin,Christopher Miller,Robert Cherny,James Gormly
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285974409
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making America A History of the United States Volume II Since 1865 Book Excerpt:

Shaped with a clear political chronology, MAKING AMERICA reflects the variety of individual experiences and cultures that comprise American society. The book's clear and helpful presentation speaks directly to students, sparking their curiosity and inviting them to “do history” as well as read about it. For instructors whose classrooms mirror the diversity of today's college students, the strongly chronological narrative, together with visuals and an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19479-0; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-19480-6; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19481-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Making America A History of the United States

Making America  A History of the United States
Author: Carol Berkin,Christopher Miller,Robert Cherny,James Gormly
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1285974387
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making America A History of the United States Book Excerpt:

Shaped with a clear political chronology, MAKING AMERICA reflects the variety of individual experiences and cultures that comprise American society. The book's clear and helpful presentation speaks directly to students, sparking their curiosity and inviting them to “do history” as well as read about it. For instructors whose classrooms mirror the diversity of today's college students, the strongly chronological narrative, together with visuals and an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19479-0; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-19480-6; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19481-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Making America s Streets Safer

Making America s Streets Safer
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Community policing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making America Competitive

Making America Competitive
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bna Books
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Competition, International
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making America A History of the United States Volume I To 1877

Making America  A History of the United States  Volume I  To 1877
Author: Carol Berkin,Christopher Miller,Robert Cherny,James Gormly
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 9781285194806
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making America A History of the United States Volume I To 1877 Book Excerpt:

Shaped with a clear political chronology, MAKING AMERICA reflects the variety of individual experiences and cultures that comprise American society. The book's clear and helpful presentation speaks directly to students, sparking their curiosity and inviting them to “do history” as well as read about it. For instructors whose classrooms mirror the diversity of today's college students, the strongly chronological narrative, together with visuals and an integrated program of learning and teaching aids, makes the historical content vivid and comprehensible to students at all levels of preparedness. Available in the following split options: MAKING AMERICA, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19479-0; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-19480-6; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-19481-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How Trump is Making Black America Great Again

How Trump is Making Black America Great Again
Author: Horace Cooper
Publsiher: Bombardier Books
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN: 1642932221
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Trump is Making Black America Great Again Book Excerpt:

The election of President Donald Trump has been portrayed in the mainstream media as a doomsday event—especially for America’s racial minorities. And yet, reality has proven quite the contrary. Not only are African Americans employed at a greater rate than any other time since the late 1950s, black business formation is at an all-time high. In this groundbreaking book, longtime academic and political commentator Horace Cooper explains how Trump’s economic policies—including lowering taxes, eliminating stifling regulation, and renegotiating trade agreements—are producing an unforeseen boon to Black America. This book provides a philosophical framework through which Trump’s presidency can be viewed as a benefit to Black America, rather than a stumbling block.

Making the American Century

Making the American Century
Author: Bruce J. Schulman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN: 0199323968
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the American Century Book Excerpt:

The twentieth century has been popularly seen as "the American Century," a long period in which the United States had amassed the economic resources, the political and military strength, and the moral prestige to assume global leadership. By century's end, the trajectory of American politics, the sense of ever waxing federal power, and the nation's place in the world seemed less assured. Americans of many stripes came to contest the standard narratives of nation building and international hegemony charted by generations of historians. In this volume, a group of distinguished U.S. historians confronts the teleological view of the inexorable transformation of the United States into a modern nation. The contributors analyze a host of ways in which local places were drawn into a wider polity and culture, while at the same time revealing how national and international structures and ideas created new kinds of local movements and local energies. Rather than seeing the century as a series of conflicts between liberalism and conservatism, they illustrate the ways in which each of these political forces shaped its efforts over the other's cumulative achievements, accommodating to shifts in government, social mores, and popular culture. They demonstrate that international connections have transformed domestic life in myriad ways and, in turn, that the American presence in the world has been shaped by its distinctive domestic political culture. Finally, they break down boundaries between the public and private sectors, showcasing the government's role in private life and how private organizations influenced national politics. Revisiting and revising many of the chestnuts of American political history, this volume challenges received wisdom about the twentieth-century American experience.

The Making of the American Landscape

The Making of the American Landscape
Author: Michael P. Conzen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 1317793706
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of the American Landscape Book Excerpt:

The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale historical influences that have molded the varied human adaptation of the continent’s physical topography to its needs over more than 500 years. It presents a synoptic view of myriad historical processes working together or in conflict, and illustrates them through their survival in or disappearance from the everyday landscapes of today.

The Making of Modern America

The Making of Modern America
Author: Gary A. Donaldson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN: 1442209593
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Modern America Book Excerpt:

The Making of Modern America, introduces students to the cultural, social and political paths the United States has traveled from the end of WWII to the present day. While deftly cataloguing the sweeping changes and major events in America from “Dewey Defeats Truman” through the election of our first black President, this newly updated edition never loses touch with that American history taking place at the level of the people. This edition details not just the United States’ rich cultural history, but elegantly repositions it as integral to our understanding of any portion of this country’s past. Donaldson provides a factual foundation for students and then pushes them to interpret those facts, framing the discussions essential to any complete study of American history. The Making of Modern America, Second Edition is updated to include: —A new chapter titled “The Second Bush and Obama: From the War on Terrorism to the Audacity of Hope” updating readers on the calamitous end to President George W. Bush’s second term, the Obama administration’s first term challenges and the Great Recession. —Newly revised readings each profiling an historical event, speech or figure—Lee Harvey Oswald to Bill Gates to Condoleeza Rice— at the conclusion of each chapter.

Making the America of Art

Making the  America of Art
Author: Naomi Z. Sofer
Publsiher: Ohio State University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0814209831
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the America of Art Book Excerpt:

"Making the "America of Art" demonstrates that beginning in the 1850s, women writers challenged the terms of the Scottish Common Sense philosophy, which had made artistic endeavors acceptable in the new Republic by subordinating aesthetic motivation to moral and educational goals. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Augusta Jane Evans drew on Ruskin to argue for the creation of a religiously based national aesthetic. In the postbellum years Louisa May Alcott, Rebecca Harding Davis, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Constance Fenimore Woolson continued the process in a series of writings that revolved around three central areas of concern: the place of the popular in the realm of high art; the role of the genius; and the legacy of the Civil War." "Sofer significantly revises the history of 19th-century American women's authorship by detailing the gradual process that produced women writers wholly identified with literary high culture at the century's end."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Making of Asian America

The Making of Asian America
Author: Erika Lee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1476739404
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Asian America Book Excerpt:

The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day. An epic history of global journeys and new beginnings, this book shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life in the United States: sailors who came on the first trans-Pacific ships in the 1500s; indentured “coolies” who worked alongside African slaves in the Caribbean; and Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and South Asian immigrants who were recruited to work in the United States only to face massive racial discrimination, Asian exclusion laws, and for Japanese Americans, incarceration during World War II. Over the past fifty years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a “despised minority,” Asian Americans are now held up as America’s “model minorities” in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States. Published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the United States’ Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that has remade our “nation of immigrants,” this is a new and definitive history of Asian Americans. But more than that, it is a new way of understanding America itself, its complicated histories of race and immigration, and its place in the world today.

Making it in America

Making it in America
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Exports
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Windsor chair Making in America

Windsor chair Making in America
Author: Nancy Goyne Evans
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1584654937
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windsor chair Making in America Book Excerpt:

Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans's elegantly written and extensively illustrated Windsor-Chair Making in America presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry. Of the book's five chapters, three deal extensively with the craft shop. Evans discusses everything from structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornament, both painted and stenciled. A chapter on marketing explores the booming Windsor-chair trade in the American coastal South and the islands of the Caribbean, furniture distribution to local, overland, and overseas markets, and general methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings. Students and interpreters of American material culture and life will find here an abundance of new material organized and presented to provide comprehensive insights into craft life and product distribution in America. Evans's book should have pride of place in the libraries of collectors, curators, practicing and amateur furniture craftsmen, and anyone interested in early American studies trades, folk art, and pre-industrial technology. This book includes an extensive index, detailed maps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions.

The Making of America s Culture Regions

The Making of America s Culture Regions
Author: Richard L. Nostrand
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 1538103974
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of America s Culture Regions Book Excerpt:

This outstanding text provides students with the essential foundation in the historical geography of the United States. Distinguished scholar Richard L. Nostrand skillfully synthesizes decades of historical geography research in an engaging and thought-provoking overview. His regional geography framework emphasizes the three themes central to cultural geography—cultural ecology, cultural diffusion, and cultural landscape—to explain the formation and change of culture regions in the United States. He shows convincingly that regions are a valuable pedagogical device for developing students’ understanding of place and context.

Southern Literature Cold War Culture and the Making of Modern America

Southern Literature  Cold War Culture  and the Making of Modern America
Author: Jordan J. Dominy
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 1496826442
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Literature Cold War Culture and the Making of Modern America Book Excerpt:

During the Cold War, national discourse strove for unity through patriotism and political moderation to face a common enemy. Some authors and intellectuals supported that narrative by casting America’s complicated history with race and poverty as moral rather than merely political problems. Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America examines southern literature and the culture within the United States from the period just before the Cold War through the civil rights movement to show how this literature won a significant place in Cold War culture and shaped the nation through the time of Hillbilly Elegy. Tackling cultural issues in the country through subtext and metaphor, the works of authors like William Faulkner, Lillian Smith, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, and Walker Percy redefined “South” as much more than a geographical identity within an empire. The “South” has become a racially coded sociopolitical and cultural identity associated with white populist conservatism that breaks geographical boundaries and, as it has in the past, continues to have a disproportionate influence on the nation’s future and values.

The Making of America

The Making of America
Author: Robert Marion La Follette
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1906
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Inventors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America

Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America
Author: Amy Below
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 1134474970
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America Book Excerpt:

Although the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement to address global climate change, has been regarded by many as an unsuccessful treaty both politically and environmentally, it stands as one of the world’s few truly global agreements. Why did such a diverse group of countries decide to sign and/or ratify the treaty? Why did they choose to do so at different times and in different ways? What explains their foreign policy behavior? Amy Below’s book builds off the increasing significance of climate change and uses the Kyoto Protocol as a case study to analyze foreign policy decision making in Latin America. Below’s study takes a regional perspective in order to examine why countries in Latin America made disparate foreign policy choices when they were faced with the same decision. The book looks at the decisions in Argentina, Mexico, and Venezuela via a process-tracing method. Below uses information obtained from primary and secondary documents and elite interviews to help reconstruct the processes, and augments her reconstruction with a content analysis of Conference of the Parties speeches by presidents and country delegates. The book complies with convention in the field by arguing that systemic, national and individual-level factors simultaneously impact foreign policy decisions, but makes the additional claim that role theory most accurately accounts for relationships between variables. Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy Decision Making in Latin America considers a variety of factors on individual, national, and international levels of analysis, and show that the foreign policy decisions are best viewed through the prism of role theory. The book also draws conclusions about the value of role theory in general and about environmental foreign policy decisions in developing countries, which will be of value to both policy-makers and academics.

Lost Decades The Making of America s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery

Lost Decades  The Making of America s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery
Author: Menzie D. Chinn,Jeffry A. Frieden
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-09-19
ISBN: 0393080501
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Decades The Making of America s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery Book Excerpt:

A clear, authoritative guide to the crisis of 2008, its continuing repercussions, and the needed reforms ahead. The U.S. economy lost the first decade of the twenty-first century to an ill-conceived boom and subsequent bust. It is in danger of losing another decade to the stagnation of an incomplete recovery. How did this happen? Read this lucid explanation of the origins and long-term effects of the recent financial crisis, drawn in historical and comparative perspective by two leading political economists. By 2008 the United States had become the biggest international borrower in world history, with more than two-thirds of its $6 trillion federal debt in foreign hands. The proportion of foreign loans to the size of the economy put the United States in league with Mexico, Indonesia, and other third-world debtor nations. The massive inflow of foreign funds financed the booms in housing prices and consumer spending that fueled the economy until the collapse of late 2008. This was the most serious international economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden explain the political and economic roots of this crisis as well as its long-term effects. They explore the political strategies behind the Bush administration’s policy of funding massive deficits with foreign borrowing. They show that the crisis was foreseen by many and was avoidable through appropriate policy measures. They examine the continuing impact of our huge debt on the continuing slow recovery from the recession. Lost Decades will long be regarded as the standard account of the crisis and its aftermath.

Political Competition Partisanship and Policy Making in Latin American Public Utilities

Political Competition  Partisanship  and Policy Making in Latin American Public Utilities
Author: Maria Victoria Murillo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-08-24
ISBN: 1139483463
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Competition Partisanship and Policy Making in Latin American Public Utilities Book Excerpt:

This book studies policymaking in the Latin American electricity and telecommunication sectors. Murillo's analysis of the Latin American electricity and telecommunications sectors shows that different degrees of electoral competition and the partisan composition of the government were crucial in resolving policymakers' tension between the interests of voters and the economic incentives generated by international financial markets and private corporations in the context of capital scarcity. Electoral competition by credible challengers dissuaded politicians from adopting policies deemed necessary to attract capital inflows. When electoral competition was low, financial pressures prevailed, but the partisan orientation of reformers shaped the regulatory design of market-friendly reforms. In the post-reform period, moreover, electoral competition and policymakers' partisanship shaped regulatory redistribution between residential consumers, large users, and privatized providers.

Making Ballet American

Making Ballet American
Author: Andrea Harris
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 0190265809
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Ballet American Book Excerpt:

George Balanchine's arrival in the United States in 1933, it is widely thought, changed the course of ballet history by creating a bold neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first American manifestation of the art form. In Making Ballet American, author Andrea Harris challenges this narrative by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political forces that actually shaped the construction of American neoclassical ballet. Situating American ballet within a larger context of modernisms, the book examines critical efforts to craft new, modernist ideas about the relevance of classical dancing for American society and democracy. Through cultural and choreographic analysis, it illustrates the evolution of modernist ballet during a turbulent historical period. Ultimately, the book argues that the Americanization of Balanchine's neoclassicism was not the inevitable outcome of his immigration or his creative genius, but rather a far more complicated story that pivots on the question of modern art's relationship to America and the larger world.