America

America
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 129
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780860919780
ISBN 13: 0860919781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


America Book Review:

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.

America (the Book)

America (the Book)
Author: Jon Stewart,Ben Karlin,David Javerbaum
Publsiher: Grand Central Pub
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780446532686
ISBN 13: 0446532681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


America (the Book) Book Review:

The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

Population Health in America

Population Health in America
Author: Robert A. Hummer,Erin R. Hamilton
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 0520965299
ISBN 13: 9780520965294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Population Health in America Book Review:

In this engaging and accessibly written book, Population Health in America weaves demographic data with social theory and research to help students understand health patterns and trends in the U.S. population. While life expectancy was estimated to be just 37 years in the United States in 1870, today it is more than twice as long, at over 78 years. Yet today, life expectancy in the U.S. lags behind almost all other wealthy countries. Within the U.S., there are substantial social inequalities in health and mortality: women live longer but less healthier lives than men; African Americans and Native Americans live far shorter lives than Asian Americans and White Americans; and socioeconomic inequalities in health have been widening over the past 20 years. What accounts for these population health patterns and trends? Inviting students to delve into population health trends and disparities, demographers Robert Hummer and Erin Hamilton provide an easily understandable historical and contemporary portrait of U.S. population health. Perfect for courses such as population health, medical or health sociology, social epidemiology, health disparities, demography, and others, as well as for academic researchers and lay persons interested in better understanding the overall health of the country, Population Health in America also challenges students, academics, and the public to understand current health policy priorities and to ask whether considerably different directions are needed.

Democracy in America

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Arthur Goldhammer
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 941
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1931082545
ISBN 13: 9781931082549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Democracy in America Book Review:

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.

Medievalism in North America

Medievalism in North America
Author: Kathleen Verduin
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780859914178
ISBN 13: 0859914178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Medievalism in North America Book Review:

Studies on the influence of the middle ages, and in particular the Arthurian legends, on the culture of North America.

The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America

The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America
Author: United States
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1846
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044103137055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Motel in America

The Motel in America
Author: John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle,Jefferson S. Rogers
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2002-04
ISBN 10: 9780801869181
ISBN 13: 0801869188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Motel in America Book Review:

In the second volume of the acclaimed "Gas, Food, Lodging" trilogy, authors John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative, entertaining, and comprehensive look at the history of the motel. From the introduction of roadside tent camps and motor cabins in the 1910s to the wonderfully kitschy motels of the 1950s that line older roads and today's comfortable but anonymous chains that lure drivers off the interstate, Americans and their cars have found places to stay on their travels. Motels were more than just places to sleep, however. They were the places where many Americans saw their first color television, used their first coffee maker, and walked on their first shag carpet. Illustrated with more than 230 photographs, postcards, maps, and drawings, The Motel in America details the development of the motel as a commercial enterprise, its imaginative architectural expressions, and its evolution within the place-product-packaging concept along America's highways. As an integral part of America's landscape and culture, the motel finally receives the in-depth attention it deserves.

America's Strategy in World Politics

America's Strategy in World Politics
Author: Nicholas John Spykman
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 500
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 9781412817141
ISBN 13: 1412817145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


America's Strategy in World Politics Book Review:

Less than a year after the United States entered the Second World War, Nicholas Spykman wrote a book that placed the war effort in the broader context of the 1940s global balance of power. In America's Strategy in World Politics, Spykman examined world politics from a realist geopolitical perspective. The United States, he explained, was fighting for its very survival as an independent country because the conquests of Germany and Japan raised the specter of our geopolitical encirclement by hostile forces controlling the power centers of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman warned that the United States could not safely retreat to a defensive position in the Western Hemisphere. Spykman looked beyond the immediate strategic requirements of the Second World War, envisioning a postwar world in which the United States would help shape the global balance of power to meet its security needs. Even though Soviet Russia was our wartime ally, Spykman recognized that a geopolitically unbalanced Soviet Union could threaten to upset the postwar balance of power and thereby endanger U.S. security. Spykman also foresaw the rise of China in postwar Asia, and the likely need for the United States to ally itself with Japan to balance China's power. He also recognized that the Middle East would play a pivotal role in the postwar world. Spykman influenced American postwar statesmen and strategists. During the Cold War, the U.S. sought to deny the Soviet Union political control of Western Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman's geopolitical vision of U.S. security, supported by a balanced Eurasian land mass, coupled with his focus on power as the governing force in international relations, makes America's Strategy in World Politics relevant to the twenty-first century.

Colonial Latin America

Colonial Latin America
Author: Kenneth R. Mills,William B. Taylor,Sandra Lauderdale Graham
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780842029971
ISBN 13: 0842029974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Colonial Latin America Book Review:

Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection.

Making Sense of America

Making Sense of America
Author: Herbert J. Gans
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780847690411
ISBN 13: 0847690415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Making Sense of America Book Review:

For four decades, Herbert J. Gans has been one of the leading sociologists in the United States. His writing on American communities, culture, and ethnicity have been widely read here and elsewhere, and his incisive analyses of antipoverty policy and other social policies have been influential in many policy analysis offices and government agencies. This new collection of Gans's scholarly and other writings, including excerpts from his most prominent ethnographic books, The Urban Villagers, The Levittowners, and Deciding What's News, will be a thought-provoking resource for social scientists, students, and all those who care about America.

Food in Colonial and Federal America

Food in Colonial and Federal America
Author: Sandra Louise Oliver
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780313329883
ISBN 13: 0313329885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Food in Colonial and Federal America Book Review:

The success of the new settlements in what is now the United States depended on food. This book tells about the bounty that was here and how Europeans forged a society and culture, beginning with help from the Indians and eventually incorporating influences from African slaves. They developed regional food habits with the food they brought with them, what they found here, and what they traded for all around the globe. Their daily life is illuminated through descriptions of the typical meals, holidays, and special occasions, as well as their kitchens, cooking utensils, and cooking methods over an open hearth. Readers will also learn how they kept healthy and how their food choices reflected their spiritual beliefs. This thorough overview endeavors to cover all the regions settled during the Colonial and Federal. It also discusses each immigrant group in turn, with attention also given to Indian and slave contributions. The content is integral for U.S. history standards in many ways, such as illuminating the settlement and adaptation of the European settlers, the European struggle for control of North America, relations between the settlers from different European countries, and changes in Native American society resulting from settlements.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 970
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780521245173
ISBN 13: 0521245176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cambridge History of Latin America Book Review:

Essays discuss Latin American societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, changing economic conditions, and historical developments in each country

The History of America

The History of America
Author: William Robertson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1777
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HW3CT9
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Herbert S. Klein Professor of History Columbia University
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1986-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780195345391
ISBN 13: 0195345398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Review:

A leading authority on Latin American slavery has produced a major and original work on the subject. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the urban experience, the book brings together the recent findings on demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. The book also sheds new light on the processes of accomodation and rebellion and the experience of emancipation. Klein first traces the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America, and then depicts the life and culture which some twelve million slaves transported from Africa over five centuries experiences in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Particular emphasis is on the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, the single largest user of African slave labor. The book examines attempts of the African and American-born slaves to create a viable and autonomous culture, including their adaption of European languages, religions, and even kinship systems to their own needs. Klein also describes the type and intensity of slave rebellions. Finally the book considers the important and differing role of the "free colored" under slavery, noting the unique situation of the Brazilian free colored as well as the unusual mobility of the free colored in the French West Indies. The book concludes with a look at the post-emancipation integration patterns in the different societies, analyzing the relative success of the ex-slaves in obtaining control over land and escaping from the old plantation regimes.

Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America

Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America
Author: Roland H. Ebel,Ray Taras,James D. Cochrane
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791406045
ISBN 13: 0791406040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America Book Review:

This book explores the impact of Latin America's political culture on the international politics of the region. It offers a general account of traditional Iberian political culture while examining how relations among states in the hemisphere -- where the United States has been the central actor -- have evolved over time. The authors assess the degree of consistency between domestic and international political behavior. The assessments are supported by case studies.

Drugs and Democracy in Latin America

Drugs and Democracy in Latin America
Author: Coletta Youngers,Eileen Rosin
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781588262547
ISBN 13: 1588262545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Drugs and Democracy in Latin America Book Review:

While the U.S. has failed to reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin entering its borders, it has, however, succeeded in generating widespread, often profoundly damaging, consequences on democracy and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Other America

The Other America
Author: Michael Harrington
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1997-08
ISBN 10: 068482678X
ISBN 13: 9780684826783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Other America Book Review:

Presents the original report on poverty in America that led President Kennedy to initiate the federal poverty program

Punishment in America

Punishment in America
Author: Cyndi Banks
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 1851096760
ISBN 13: 9781851096763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Punishment in America Book Review:

From the Salem witch trials to death row, this work is a gripping analysis of the evolution of punishment practices, policies, and problems in America.

A History of Islam in America

A History of Islam in America
Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-04-19
ISBN 10: 1139788914
ISBN 13: 9781139788915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A History of Islam in America Book Review:

Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.

British Policy and the Independence of Latin America, 1804-1828

British Policy and the Independence of Latin America, 1804-1828
Author: William W. Kaufmann
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1951
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


British Policy and the Independence of Latin America, 1804-1828 Book Review: