Description : The period following Mexico's war with the United States in 1847 was characterized by violent conflicts, as liberal and conservative factions battled for control of the national government. The civil strife was particularly bloody in south central Mexico, including the southern state of Oaxaca. In Sons of the Sierra, Patrick McNamara explores events in the Oaxaca district of Ixtlan, where Zapotec Indians supported the liberal cause and sought to exercise influence over statewide and national politics. Two Mexican presidents had direct ties to Ixtlan district: Benito Juarez, who served as Mexico's liberal president from 1858 to 1872, was born in the district, and Porfirio Diaz, president from 1876 to 1911, had led a National Guard battalion made up of Zapotec soldiers throughout the years of civil war. Paying close attention to the Zapotec people as they achieved greater influence, McNamara examines the political culture of Diaz's presidency and explores how Diaz, who became increasingly dictatorial over the course of his time in office, managed to stay in power for thirty-five years. McNamara reveals the weight of memory and storytelling as Ixtlan veterans and their families reminded government officials of their ties to both Juarez and Diaz. While Juarez remained a hero in their minds, Diaz came to represent the arrogance of Mexico City and the illegitimacy of the "Porfiriato" that ended with the 1910 revolution.
Description : In this book, J. Sorie Conteh tells the universal story of the preference many societies/ cultures have for more sons than girls in the family. The story is set in the author's country, Sierra Leone, and tells the harrowing experience of a mother who tries to fulfill her husband's desire for more sons. She becomes pregnant, but eventually dies in labour in search of sons.
Description : In 1st ed., 1954, village was called Alcalá de la Sierra, in order to protect informants during Franco regime; identified as Grazalema in 2nd ed.
Description : Get to know MacOS Sierra with this visual expert guide Teach Yourself VISUALLY macOS Sierra is your ideal guide to the new Mac operating system. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through setup, show you around, and help you get down to work—but first you'll have a little fun. Sierra brings Siri to the desktop, provides seamless access across devices, allows you to copy from one device and paste to another, and so much more. This guide takes you through the beautiful, functional, simplicity that is the macOS workflow, with straightforward explanations, step-by-step demonstration, and rich, easy-to-follow visuals. From essential everyday tasks to the specialized "tricks" you can only find on a Mac, you'll know Sierra inside-out in a flash. Expert instruction is the key to getting the most out of any tool, and your Mac is a tool like no other. Connect, create, enjoy, and more with fewer clicks, fewer issues, and much less confusion than any other operating system. This book is your personal guide to exploring and using macOS Sierra. Set up seamless contacts, email, and calendars, Messages, and FaceTime Find your way around Mission Control, Launchpad, Dashboard, and Time Machine Organize photos, video, movies, music, and files, on your Mac or in the cloud Secure, customize, and maintain your Mac for flawless functionality Get streamlined, get organized, and get going: macOS Sierra helps you work, play, and live better with features and capabilities designed for the way you operate. Teach Yourself VISUALLY macOS Sierra walks you through what you need to know to experience everything your Mac has to offer.
Description : Work, play, connect, and share with the ultimate tour to macOS 'X' macOS 'X' For Dummies is the ultimate tour guide to the Mac operating system, written by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus himself! Whether you're upgrading your trusty old MacBook or venturing into new territory for the very first time, this easy to use guide will get you up and running quickly. It's all here: navigation, preferences, file management, networking, music and movies, and so much more. From the absolute basics to advanced techniques, this book shows you everything you need to know to turn your Mac into an extension of your brain. Concerned about security? Need to troubleshoot an issue? Want to make your Mac perform even better? Let Dr. Mac walk you through it with clear explanations and a little bit of humor. Read this book beginning-to-end for a complete tutorial, or dip in and out as needed when things take an unexpected turn; if you have macOS questions, Dr. Mac has the answers you need. macOS has powered Macs since 2001. Each free annual update improves the system's functionality, and typically offers a few new tools and fixes old issues. If you need to learn your way around this year's update quickly, easily, and thoroughly, this book is for you. Get organized and find your way around the interface Customize your Mac's look, "feel," and behavior Get connected, get online, and into the cloud Access your movies and music, back up your data, and more! Famous for its reliability and usability, macOS offers the sort of streamlined tools and operations you won't find anywhere else. macOS 'X' For Dummies helps you discover just how much your Mac can do for you.
Description : On the coast of Maine, a tiny fishing village is home to people of strong character–and even stronger hearts. There is nothing Misty Harbor's residents like more than celebrating tradition, but sometimes it takes an outsider to help them embrace their future. . . At the same time his younger brother is preparing for his wedding, Matthew Porter sees his own future come crumbling down. For years, the burly outdoorsman has wanted two things: to have a family and to buy and renovate Misty Harbor's abandoned lighthouse. But now a major hotel chain has made a substantial offer for the lighthouse, and just when things seem bleak, he meets Sierra Morley. The daughter of the hotel chain's owner, Sierra has brought her son on a working vacation to Misty Harbor. The last thing she expects is to fall in love with the sweet Maine town just as it is–and with Matthew Porter. Soulful, gentle, and wonderful with kids, he's the sort of man she's been dreaming of. But once he knows who she is, will he still feel the same way about her? Matthew thought Sierra was just another summer tourist, not a woman who could steal his dream. But now that she's captured his heart, how could he possibly imagine letting her go. . . Praise for Marcia Evanick's Harbor Nights: "The magic of everyday pleasures permeates Evanick's contemporary romance. . .Evanick has a gift for finding the humor in small details, and her story of opposites who attract unfolds with endearing warmth."--Publishers Weekly "Evanick's enchanting series never skimps on humanity, warmth, and romance."--Romantic Times
Description : Having her own family is not too much to ask! Although it's been tough, sixteen-year-old Sierra Lind has assembled some good candidates. First there's the most perfect foster mom ever—Lucy Malone. And now Sierra has found her bio dad, Jonathan Brenner. With the way Lucy and her dad are making eyes at each other… Well, Sierra will have her family unit any day now. But things go south when her dad and Lucy take opposite sides on a deal-breaker issue. And guess who's in the middle? Yeah, that's so not where Sierra wants to be. She has to fix this so that everything goes back to normal—meaning her dad and Lucy acting like they can't get enough of each other!