Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Jerrold Hirsch
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2004-07-21
ISBN: 0807861669
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.

DNA USA A Genetic Portrait of America

DNA USA  A Genetic Portrait of America
Author: Bryan Sykes
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN: 0871404761
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crisscrossing the continent, a renowned geneticist provides a groundbreaking examination of America through its DNA. The best-selling author of The Seven Daughters of Eve now turns his sights on the United States, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world. From the blue-blooded pockets of old-WASP New England to the vast tribal lands of the Navajo, Bryan Sykes takes us on a historical genetic tour, interviewing genealogists, geneticists, anthropologists, and everyday Americans with compelling ancestral stories. His findings suggest: • Of Americans whose ancestors came as slaves, virtually all have some European DNA. • Racial intermixing appears least common among descendants of early New England colonists. • There is clear evidence of Jewish genes among descendants of southwestern Spanish Catholics. • Among white Americans, evidence of African DNA is most common in the South. • European genes appeared among Native Americans as early as ten thousand years ago. An unprecedented look into America's genetic mosaic and how we perceive race, DNA USA challenges the very notion of what we think it means to be American.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Stephen B. Oates,Charles J. Errico
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-08-05
ISBN: 9780495914990
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Portrait of American Jews

Portrait of American Jews
Author: Samuel C. Heilman
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0295800658
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection

American Portrait Miniatures in the Manney Collection
Author: Dale T. Johnson
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1990
ISBN: 0870995979
Category: Portrait miniatures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Portrait Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Carrie Rebora Barratt,Lori Zabar
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1588393577
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Portrait Inventory

American Portrait Inventory
Author: Historical Records Survey (Mass.),Historical Records Survey (U.S.). Massachusetts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Painting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Portrait Gallery

The American Portrait Gallery
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans
Author: James Herring
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 514
Release: 1839
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Portrait Gallery

American Portrait Gallery
Author: John Livingston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Portrait of an Early American Family

Portrait of an Early American Family
Author: Randolph Shipley Klein
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN: 1512803553
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.

The Portrait in Britain and America

The Portrait in Britain and America
Author: Robin Simon
Publsiher: G K Hall
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Portrait Gallery

The American Portrait Gallery
Author: Lillian C. Buttre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Six North American Indian Portrait Cards

Six North American Indian Portrait Cards
Author: Winold Reiss
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1992-03-20
ISBN: 9780486271736
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Blackfoot tribespeople: dark-eyed beauty in native garment, medicine man with eagle wing, snug infant in cradle board, three others.

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
Author: Michael Gorra
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-08-27
ISBN: 0871403285
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

El Hi Textbooks and Serials in Print

El Hi Textbooks and Serials in Print
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2130
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This is America With Plates Including a Portrait

This is America   With Plates  Including a Portrait
Author: Derek Kartun
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America

Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America
Author: Evert Augustus Duyckinck
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 688
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Progress

American Progress
Author: Richard Miller Devens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 753
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans
Author: James Herring
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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