Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Donald F. Johnson
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN: 0812297458
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupied America Book Excerpt:

Occupied America chronicles the everyday experience of ordinary people living under military occupation during the American Revolution. In Occupied America, Donald F. Johnson chronicles the everyday experience of ordinary people living under military occupation during the American Revolution. Focusing on day-to-day life in port cities held by the British Army, Johnson recounts how men and women from a variety of backgrounds navigated harsh conditions, mitigated threats to their families and livelihoods, took advantage of new opportunities, and balanced precariously between revolutionary and royal attempts to secure their allegiance. Between 1775 and 1783, every large port city along the Eastern seaboard fell under British rule at one time or another. As centers of population and commerce, these cities—Boston, New York, Newport, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston—should have been bastions from which the empire could restore order and inspire loyalty. Military rule's exceptional social atmosphere initially did provide opportunities for many people—especially women and the enslaved, but also free men both rich and poor—to reinvent their lives, and while these opportunities came with risks, the hope of social betterment inspired thousands to embrace military rule. Nevertheless, as Johnson demonstrates, occupation failed to bring about a restoration of imperial authority, as harsh material circumstances forced even the most loyal subjects to turn to illicit means to feed and shelter themselves, while many maintained ties to rebel camps for the same reasons. As occupations dragged on, most residents no longer viewed restored royal rule as a viable option. As Johnson argues, the experiences of these citizens reveal that the process of political change during the Revolution occurred not in a single instant but gradually, over the course of years of hardship under military rule that forced Americans to grapple with their allegiance in intensely personal and highly contingent ways. Thus, according to Johnson, the quotidian experience of military occupation directly affected the outcome of the American Revolution.

Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan

Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan
Author: Armando Navarro
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2005-07-14
ISBN: 0759114749
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexicano Political Experience in Occupied Aztlan Book Excerpt:

This exciting new volume from Armando Navarro offers the most current and comprehensive political history of the Mexicano experience in the United States. Viewing Mexicanos today as an occupied and colonized people, Navarro calls for the formation of a new movement to reinvigorate the struggle for resistance and change. His book is a valuable resource for social activists and instructors in Latino politics, U.S. race relations, and social movements.

Occupy Religion

Occupy Religion
Author: Joerg Rieger, Vanderbilt University; author of Christ And Empire,Kwok Pui-lan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1442217936
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupy Religion Book Excerpt:

Occupy Religion introduces readers to the growing role of religion in the Occupy Movement and asks provocative questions about how people of faith can work for social justice. From the temperance movement to the Civil Rights movement, churches have played key roles in important social movements, and Occupy Religion shows this role is no less critical today.

What Comes After Occupy

What Comes After Occupy
Author: Todd A. Comer
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1443884464
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Comes After Occupy Book Excerpt:

Occupy Wall Street, as centered in New York City, received much publicity. Little attention, however, has been granted to the hundreds of Occupy groups in marginal locations whose creative politics were certainly not limited by the influential example of Occupy in Zuccotti Park. This volume rectifies this oversight, with thirteen essays critically addressing the politics of occupation in places such as Indiana, Oregon, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montana, and California. It initiates an interdisciplinary and critical discussion concerned with the importance of the ‘local’ to contemporary politics; the evolution of Occupy Wall Street tactics as they changed to fit differing, non-spectacular contexts; and what worked or did not work politically in various contexts. All of the above is designed to inform and improve that as-of-yet-unnamed movement which will come after Occupy. Boasting scholars from sociology, English, anthropology, peace studies, and history, the volume is divided into three major sections: Occupying the Local: Promise and Predicament; Occupying Space and Borders: South, East, and West; and Occupying the Media: Local, Regional, and National Dilemmas.

Occupy

Occupy
Author: William John Thomas Mitchell,W. J. T. Mitchell,Bernard E. Harcourt,Michael Taussig
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN: 022604260X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupy Book Excerpt:

Mic check! Mic check! Lacking amplification in Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protestors addressed one another by repeating and echoing speeches throughout the crowd. In Occupy, W. J. T. Mitchell, Bernard E. Harcourt, and Michael Taussig take the protestors’ lead and perform their own resonant call-and-response, playing off of each other in three essays that engage the extraordinary Occupy movement that has swept across the world, examining everything from self-immolations in the Middle East to the G8 crackdown in Chicago to the many protest signs still visible worldwide. “You break through the screen like Alice in Wonderland,” Taussig writes in the opening essay, “and now you can’t leave or do without it.” Following Taussig’s artful blend of participatory ethnography and poetic meditation on Zuccotti Park, political and legal scholar Harcourt examines the crucial difference between civil and political disobedience. He shows how by effecting the latter—by rejecting the very discourse and strategy of politics—Occupy Wall Street protestors enacted a radical new form of protest. Finally, media critic and theorist Mitchell surveys the global circulation of Occupy images across mass and social media and looks at contemporary works by artists such as Antony Gormley and how they engage the body politic, ultimately examining the use of empty space itself as a revolutionary monument. Occupy stands not as a primer on or an authoritative account of 2011’s revolutions, but as a snapshot, a second draft of history, beyond journalism and the polemics of the moment—an occupation itself.

Occupy

Occupy
Author: Carla Blumenkranz,Keith Gessen,Mark Greif,Sarah Leonard,Sarah Resnick
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2011-12-17
ISBN: 1844679403
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupy Book Excerpt:

In the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown Manhattan exploded into a global uprising, sparked in part by the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial record of this movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and thoughtful reflections, featuring the editors and writers of the celebrated n+1, as well as some of the world’s leading radical thinkers, such as Slavoj Žižek, Angela Davis, and Rebecca Solnit. The book conveys the intense excitement of those present at the birth of a counterculture, while providing the movement with a serious platform for debating goals, demands, and tactics. Articles address the history of the “horizontalist” structure at OWS; how to keep a live-in going when there is a giant mountain of laundry building up; how very rich the very rich have become; the messages and meaning of the “We are the 99%” tumblr website; occupations in Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, and elsewhere; what happens next; and much more.

Occupy Pynchon

Occupy Pynchon
Author: Sean Carswell
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0820350885
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupy Pynchon Book Excerpt:

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- CHAPTER 1. Pynchon in Zuccotti Park: An Introduction -- CHAPTER 2. Vineland and the Insomniac Unavenged -- CHAPTER 3. Mason & Dixon and the Ghastly Fop -- CHAPTER 4. Against the Day and a World Like Ours, with One or Two Adjustments -- CHAPTER 5. Inherent Vice and Being in Place -- CHAPTER 6. Bleeding Edge and Getting Constructively Lost -- CHAPTER 7. A Snappy 'Ukulele Accompaniment -- CHAPTER 8. Occupy the Novel: A Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z

Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History

Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History
Author: Francisco Arturo Rosales
Publsiher: Arte Publico Press
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781611920390
Category: Civil rights movements
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History Book Excerpt:

This first-ever dictionary of important issues in the U.S. Latino struggle for civil rights defines a wide-ranging list of key terms.

Occupy A global movement

Occupy  A global movement
Author: Jenny Pickerill,John Krinsky,Graeme Hayes,Kevin Gillan,Brian Doherty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 131758631X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupy A global movement Book Excerpt:

This book is an urgent and compelling account of the Occupy movements: from the M15 movement in Spain, to the wave of Occupations flooding across cities in American, Europe and Australia, to the harsh reality of evictions as corporations and governments attempted to reassert exclusive control over public space. Across a vast range of international examples over twenty authors analyse, explain and helps us understand the movement. These movements were a novel and noisy intervention into the recent capitalist crisis in developed economies, developing an exceptionally broad identity through a call to arms addressed to ‘the 99%’, and emphasizing the importance of public space in the creation and maintenance of opposition. The novelties of these movements, along with their radical positioning and the urgency of their claims all demand analysis. This book investigates the crucial questions of how and why this form of action spread so rapidly and so widely, how the inclusive discourse of ‘the 99%’ matched up to the reality of the practice. It is vital to understand not just the choice of tactics and the vitality of protest camps in public spaces, but also how the myriad of challenges and problems were negotiated. This book was published as a special issue of Social Movement Studies.

Real Democracy Occupy

Real Democracy Occupy
Author: Anna Szolucha
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1317216695
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Democracy Occupy Book Excerpt:

The liberal representative model of democracy is in a crisis. In protest camps, neighbourhood assemblies and through other non-hierarchical initiatives, the Occupy movement as well as other recent anti-austerity movements are redefining democracy as a positive way to engage with this crisis. The more direct democratic models of organisation that they are employing are not aimed at making the politicians regain their lost public legitimacy. Instead, direct democracy is perceived by these movements as a radical alternative to the established forms of representation. Can direct democracy become an actual alternative to representative democracy? This book takes an engaged and in-depth look at the Occupy movement in Ireland and the San Francisco Bay Area in the US in order to present the most up-to-date evidence of the changing nature of popular democratic demands. It takes an insider’s perspective to analyse the internal processes and iterations of the movement. Establishing links between social movements and transformations of democracy, as well as underscoring the significance of the recent movements for the future of democracy, this book is essential reading for students, scholars and activists interested in direct democracy, social movements, and radical politics more generally.

The Occupy Movement Explained

The Occupy Movement Explained
Author: Nicholas Smaligo
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN: 0812698819
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Occupy Movement Explained Book Excerpt:

The Occupy Movement Explained is a readable, compact account and analysis of the Occupy protests, by a scholar who participated in several Occupy events. The book is thoroughly researched, painstakingly accurate, and fully documented. It debunks a number of myths and misunderstandings that have become rife. Nicholas Smaligo shows how the movement arose out of radical currents that have been active below the media's radar since the 1970s. Occupiers are not all the same, and the author reviews some of the debates and changes within the movement. The occupations began under a slogan that conjured up a naive sense of unity—"We Are the 99%!" It did not take very long for that sense of unity to give way to an appreciation of just how socially, economically, and ideologically fragmented American society is. For some, this was an excuse to return to their cynicism—for others, it was an invitation to lose their illusions and begin to see the world from the viewpoint of political activists. The Occupy Movement Explained describes this process of education and the lessons learned about "the 99%", the police, direct democracy, political demands, and the intimately related questions of social change, violence and property.

Occupy

Occupy
Author: Danny Schechter
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 1616407301
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupy Book Excerpt:

Danny Schechter the "News Dissector," a veteran journalist, filmmaker, and participant in many social movements, began covering Occupy Wall Street for Al Jazeera and other leading websites, international TV News programs, and Progressive Radio Network shows. Occupy collects his essays, blog reports, and movement documents. As the filmmaker behind "In Debt We Trust" (2006) and "Plunder: The Crime of Our Time" (2010), Danny Schechter has specialized in exposing Wall Street crime in three books and many reports. He says, "This is the movement we have been waiting for to 'fight the power.' Even as debt strangled millions, and unemployment rose alongside foreclosures, economic issues only remained fodder for boring pundits and self-styled experts. There was no activist response. Until now." Schechter explains, "Occupy Wall Street has a way of touching you personally with its gutsy honesty and democratic spirit. Yet, I was not always uncritical. I want it to succeed, but I'm also aware of its many contradictions and internal conflicts." *Occupy* provides the News Dissector's in-depth assessment of a global revolt in the making. DANNY SCHECHTER is a writer, television producer, and independent filmmaker who also speaks about media and financial issues. He is the editor of Mediachannel1.org and blogs daily as the News Dissector at NewsDissector.net. Schechter is the author of fourteen books and has produced and directed more than thirty documentaries and television specials. His blog was named the 2009 "Blog of the Year" by the Hunter College Media Department of the City University of New York.

Remedios

Remedios
Author: Joanne B. Mulcahy
Publsiher: Trinity University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN: 1595341048
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remedios Book Excerpt:

Former President Ronald Reagan called Eva Castellanoz a "national treasure" when he awarded her an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 1987. Featured in National Geographic, National Public Radio, and numerous other publications, Castellanoz is celebrated as a folk artist, community activist and a curandera, a traditional Mexican healer who uses a mind-body-spirit approach. During her 16 year friendship with Joanne Mulcahy, Castellanoz has revealed her life story as well as her remedios — her remedies, both medicinal and metaphoric — for life's maladies. Using her own observations and Castellanoz’s stories, Mulcahy employs creative nonfiction and oral accounts to portray the life, beliefs, and practices of this remarkable woman. Anyone who has been healed by Eva Castellanoz has felt her power and wisdom. Anyone who reads this vivid portrait will come away feeling wiser and empowered by the story of this courageous and loving healer.

A History of the Van Sickle Family in the United States of America

A History of the Van Sickle Family  in the United States of America
Author: John Waddell Van Sickle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Van Sickle Family in the United States of America Book Excerpt:

Ferdinandus Van Sycklin (ca. 1635-ca. 1712) emigrated from Holland, Netherlands to Kings County, Long Island, New York in 1652. He married Eva Antonis Jansen about 1660, and settled as pioneers on Long Island. Descendants (chiefly spelling surname Van Sicklen or or Van Sickle) and relatives lived in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and elsewhere.

The Chicano Movement

The Chicano Movement
Author: Mario T. Garcia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN: 1135053650
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chicano Movement Book Excerpt:

The largest social movement by people of Mexican descent in the U.S. to date, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s linked civil rights activism with a new, assertive ethnic identity: Chicano Power! Beginning with the farmworkers' struggle led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the Movement expanded to urban areas throughout the Southwest, Midwest and Pacific Northwest, as a generation of self-proclaimed Chicanos fought to empower their communities. Recently, a new generation of historians has produced an explosion of interesting work on the Movement. The Chicano Movement: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century collects the various strands of this research into one readable collection, exploring the contours of the Movement while disputing the idea of it being one monolithic group. Bringing the story up through the 1980s, The Chicano Movement introduces students to the impact of the Movement, and enables them to expand their understanding of what it means to be an activist, a Chicano, and an American.

Cornell s Physical Geography

Cornell s Physical Geography
Author: Sophia S. Cornell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Physical geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cornell s Physical Geography Book Excerpt:

LBJ and Mexican Americans

LBJ and Mexican Americans
Author: Julie Leininger Pycior
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2010-07-05
ISBN: 0292787847
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LBJ and Mexican Americans Book Excerpt:

“Masterfully researched. . . . There is no book like this either in the field of LBJ literature or in the field of Chicano history.” —Mario T. García, author of Mexican Americans: Leadership, Ideology, and Identity, 1930–1960 As he worked to build his Great Society, Lyndon Johnson often harkened back to his teaching days in the segregated “Mexican school” at Cotulla, Texas. Recalling the poverty and prejudice that blighted his students’ lives, Johnson declared, “It never occurred to me in my fondest dreams that I might have the chance to help the sons and daughters of those students and to help people like them all over this country. But now I do have that chance—and I’ll let you in on a secret—I mean to use it.” This book explores the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between LBJ and Mexican Americans. Julie Pycior shows that Johnson’s genuine desire to help Mexican Americans—and reap the political dividends—did not prevent him from allying himself with individuals and groups intent on thwarting Mexican Americans’ organizing efforts. Not surprisingly, these actions elicited a wide range of response, from grateful loyalty to, in some cases, outright opposition. Mexican Americans’ complicated relationship with LBJ influenced both their political development and his career—with consequences that reverberated in society at large.

Daedalus

Daedalus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daedalus Book Excerpt:

Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Donald F. Johnson
Publsiher: Early American Studies
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0812252543
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupied America Book Excerpt:

In Occupied America, Donald F. Johnson chronicles the everyday lives of ordinary people living under British military occupation during the American Revolution. Focusing on port cities, Johnson recovers how Americans navigated dire hardships, balanced competing attempts to secure their loyalty, and in the end rejected restored royal rule.

Interracial Books for Children Bulletin

Interracial Books for Children Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interracial Books for Children Bulletin Book Excerpt: