Crucible of Struggle

Crucible of Struggle
Author: William R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Latino Studies Zaragosa Vargas,Zaragosa Vargas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780190200787
ISBN 13: 0190200782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of Struggle Book Review:

"Ranging from the founding of New Mexico in 1598 to the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, Crucible of Struggle vividly outlines and explores the totality of the 500-year Mexican American experience that is woven into the greater context of American history. It maps out current debates in Mexican American history while also incorporating new scholarship from the last thirty years."--Provided by publisher.

Crucible of Struggle A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era

Crucible of Struggle  A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era
Author: Zaragosa Vargas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:911643058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of Struggle A History of Mexican Americans from the Colonial Period to the Present Era Book Review:

Crucible of American Democracy

Crucible of American Democracy
Author: Andrew Shankman
Publsiher: American Political Thought (Un
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002439714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of American Democracy Book Review:

Arguments over what democracy actually meant in practice and how it should be implemented raged throughout the early American republic. This exploration of the Pennsylvania experience reveals how democracy arose in America and how it came to accommodate capitalism.

Crucible of War

Crucible of War
Author: Fred Anderson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307425398
ISBN 13: 9780307425393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of War Book Review:

In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role — permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform the empire and American resistance — the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion — as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces.

The Crucible

The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1976-10-28
ISBN 10: 1101665009
ISBN 13: 9781101665008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crucible Book Review:

A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

Some Rain Must Fall

Some Rain Must Fall
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 0345815564
ISBN 13: 9780345815569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Rain Must Fall Book Review:

The fifth installment in the epic six-volume My Struggle cycle is here, highly anticipated by Karl Ove Knausgaard's dedicated fan club--and the first in the cycle to be published separately in Canada. The young Karl Ove moves to Bergen to attend the Writing Academy. It turns out to be a huge disappointment: he wants so much, knows so little, and achieves nothing. His contemporaries have their manuscripts accepted and make their debuts while he begins to feel the best he can do is to write about literature. With no apparent reason to feel hopeful, he continues his exploration of and love for books and reading. Gradually his writing changes; his relationship with the world around him changes too. This becomes a novel about new, strong friendships and a serious relationship that transforms him until the novel reaches the existential pivotal point: his father dies, Karl Ove makes his debut as a writer and everything disintegrates. He flees to Sweden, to avoid family and friends.

Mau Mau Crucible of War

Mau Mau Crucible of War
Author: Nicholas K. Githuku
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2015-12-09
ISBN 10: 1498506992
ISBN 13: 9781498506991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mau Mau Crucible of War Book Review:

Mau Mau Crucible of War is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalité of struggle in Kenya, which reached a peak during the Mau Mau War of the 1950s. This struggle continues to resonate in Kenya today through the ongoing demand for a decent standard of living and social justice for all.

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
Author: José M. Alamillo
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0252073258
ISBN 13: 9780252073250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons Book Review:

Out of the “lemons” handed to Mexican American workers in Corona, California--low pay, segregated schooling, inadequate housing, and racial discrimination--Mexican men and women made “lemonade” by transforming leisure spaces such as baseball games, parades, festivals, and churches into politicized spaces where workers voiced their grievances, debated strategies for advancement, and built solidarity. Using oral history interviews, extensive citrus company records, and his own experiences in Corona, José Alamillo argues that Mexican Americans helped lay the groundwork for civil rights struggles and electoral campaigns in the post-World War II era.

Leadership and the Art of Struggle

Leadership and the Art of Struggle
Author: Steven Snyder
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-02-08
ISBN 10: 1609946464
ISBN 13: 9781609946463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership and the Art of Struggle Book Review:

All Leaders Face Adversity. Exceptional Leaders Thrive in It. Leadership is often a struggle, and yet strong taboos keep us from talking openly and honestly about our difficulties for fear of looking weak and seeming to lack confidence. But Steven Snyder shows that this discussion is vital—adversity is precisely what unlocks our greatest potential. Using real-life stories drawn from his extensive research studying 151 diverse episodes of leadership struggle—as well as from his experiences working with Bill Gates in the early years of Microsoft and as a CEO and executive coach—Snyder shows how to navigate intense challenges to achieve personal growth and organizational success. He details strategies for embracing struggle and offers a host of unique tools and hands-on practices to help you implement them. By mastering the art of struggle, you’ll be better equipped to meet life’s challenges and focus on what matters most. “Leadership and the Art of Struggle provides you with the opportunity to learn from Snyder’s remarkable wisdom. It is a living guide that you can return to time and time again as new situations arise.” —From the foreword by Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; and author of the bestselling True North “The leadership book of the year...one of the most intelligent, revealing, and practical books on the subject I have ever read. It confronts a vital truth: that challenge is the crucible for greatness and that these adversities introduce us to ourselves.” —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge “Steven Snyder covers all the bases from channeling your energy to managing conflict, including a great segment about overcoming your leadership blind spots...This encouraging book is a must-read!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow “Leadership and the Art of the Struggle gives you clear and compelling advice on transforming pitfalls into possibilities.” —Jodee Kozlak, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Target

American Crucible

American Crucible
Author: Gary Gerstle
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1400883091
ISBN 13: 9781400883097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Crucible Book Review:

This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our society. After Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish American War, he boasted of the diversity of his men's origins- from the Kentucky backwoods to the Irish, Italian, and Jewish neighborhoods of northeastern cities. Roosevelt’s vision of a hybrid and superior “American race,” strengthened by war, would inspire the social, diplomatic, and economic policies of American liberals for decades. And yet, for all of its appeal to the civic principles of inclusion, this liberal legacy was grounded in “Anglo-Saxon” culture, making it difficult in particular for Jews and Italians and especially for Asians and African Americans to gain acceptance. Gerstle weaves a compelling story of events, institutions, and ideas that played on perceptions of ethnic/racial difference, from the world wars and the labor movement to the New Deal and Hollywood to the Cold War and the civil rights movement. We witness the remnants of racial thinking among such liberals as FDR and LBJ; we see how Italians and Jews from Frank Capra to the creators of Superman perpetuated the New Deal philosophy while suppressing their own ethnicity; we feel the frustrations of African-American servicemen denied the opportunity to fight for their country and the moral outrage of more recent black activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, and Malcolm X. Gerstle argues that the civil rights movement and Vietnam broke the liberal nation apart, and his analysis of this upheaval leads him to assess Reagan’s and Clinton’s attempts to resurrect nationalism. Can the United States ever live up to its civic creed? For anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic, this book is must reading. Containing a new chapter that reconstructs and dissects the major struggles over race and nation in an era defined by the War on Terror and by the presidency of Barack Obama, American Crucible is a must-read for anyone who views racism as an aberration from the liberal premises of the republic.

Rethinking the Chicano Movement

Rethinking the Chicano Movement
Author: Marc Simon Rodriguez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 1136175377
ISBN 13: 9781136175374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Chicano Movement Book Review:

In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education. Rethinking the Chicano Movement provides an astute and accessible introduction to this vital grassroots movement. Bringing together different fields of research, this comprehensive yet concise narrative considers the Chicano Movement as a national, not just regional, phenomenon, and places it alongside the other important social movements of the era. Rodriguez details the many different facets of the Chicano movement, including college campuses, third-party politics, media, and art, and traces the development and impact of one of the most important post-WWII social movements in the United States.

Crucible for Conservation

Crucible for Conservation
Author: Robert W. Righter
Publsiher: Grand Teton Association
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780931895548
ISBN 13: 0931895545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible for Conservation Book Review:

With its unmatchable mountains and broad vistas, it is difficult today to imagine that the land of the Tetons could be anything but a national park. But for over fifty years, the question of national park status remained unsettled as a myriad of public and private interests fought for control over Jackson Hole and the Tetons. Many divergent views of conservation and land use had their hearing in Jackson Hole during the long struggle to establish the Park. Rugged individualists, cattlemen, Easterners, "New Dealers," "state's righters," state of Wyoming officials, Forest Service personnel, and Park Service leaders all wanted hegemony over Jackson Hole and the Tetons. The way in which they cajoled, fought, sued each other and ultimately resolved the issue is a classic case in the difficulties of park-making. Grand Teton National Park is thus no product of chance, but rather the design of men and women working in a noble cause. What they achieved was, Righter suggests, "perhaps the most notable conservation victory of the twentieth century."

Proletarians of the North

Proletarians of the North
Author: Zaragosa Vargas
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1999-03-02
ISBN 10: 0520219627
ISBN 13: 9780520219625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proletarians of the North Book Review:

Between the end of World War I and the Great Depression, over 58,000 Mexicans journeyed to the Midwest in search of employment. Many found work in agriculture, but thousands more joined the growing ranks of the industrial proletariat. Relating the experiences of Mexicans in the workplace and neighborhood, and showing the roles of Mexican women, the Catholic Church, and labor unions, Vargas enriches our knowledge of immigrant urban life.--Publisher's description.

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic
Author: Howard J. Wiarda,Michael J Kryzanek
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1992-10-19
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028488487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dominican Republic Book Review:

Much has occurred in the Dominican Republic since the first edition of this critically acclaimed profile was published ten years ago: Democratic government has become more firmly established, if no less contentious, and the fragile economy, though still the definitive element in Dominican life, has benefited from changes in global trade patterns and corporate investment. Yet the Dominican Republic remains a nation mired in poverty and social tension. As the country heads toward the quincentennial of Columbus's landing in the New World, there is both anticipation and apprehension as the citizenry looks back proudly to their heritage and forward to a future clouded by uncertainties. This edition examines the changing character of governance and the political changes that have returned Joaquin Balaguer to the presidency for an unprecedented sixth term. The economic transitions that have made the Dominican Republic an attractive site for foreign business and tourism are also addressed, along with the economic causes of urban and rural unrest and the emigration of Dominicans to Puerto Rico and the United States. Critical public policy issues such as energy, taxation, population control, and education are explored, together with the social and political conflicts created by debt, austerity, and fiscal reform. Finally, the authors analyze the Dominican Republic's relations with its neighbors and major trading partners, giving special emphasis to the impact of new global and regional ties. Throughout, they focus on the struggle to maintain democracy in the face of the inevitable dislocations caused by economic reform and modernization.

Mexicans in the Making of America

Mexicans in the Making of America
Author: Neil Foley
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-10-06
ISBN 10: 0674048482
ISBN 13: 9780674048485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexicans in the Making of America Book Review:

America has always been a composite of racially blended peoples, never a purely white Anglo-Protestant nation. The Mexican American historian Neil Foley offers a sweeping view of the evolution of Mexican America, from a colonial outpost on Mexico’s northern frontier to a twenty-first-century people integral to the nation they have helped build.

Boyhood Island

Boyhood Island
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 1448155843
ISBN 13: 9781448155842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boyhood Island Book Review:

An irresistible story of childhood adventure from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be. ‘Knausgaard finds the sublime in the everyday... Boyhood Island reverberates with the joys and anxieties of early youth, and Knausgaard brilliantly recreates their exaggerated feel’ Times Literary Supplement

Mexican American Voices

Mexican American Voices
Author: Steven Mintz
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-04
ISBN 10: 9781405182591
ISBN 13: 1405182598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexican American Voices Book Review:

This short, comprehensive collection of primary documentsprovides an indispensable introduction to Mexican American historyand culture. Includes over 90 carefully chosen selections, with a succinctintroduction and comprehensive headnotes that identify the majorissues raised by the documents Emphasizes key themes in US history, from immigration andgeographical expansion to urbanization, industrialization, andcivil rights struggles Includes a 'visual history' chapter of images that supplementthe documents, as well as an extensive bibliography

Crucible of Resistance

Crucible of Resistance
Author: Christos Laskos,Euclid Tsakalotos
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105212584788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crucible of Resistance Book Review:

Crucible of Resistance seeks to challenge the mainstream account of the 'Greek Crisis' and situate it within a broader regional context and ultimately a critique of the world economic system. Euclid Tsakalotos and Christos Laskos argue that Greece's exceptionalism is largely a myth. They show how the causes of the 2008 global financial crisis lie in key features of the neo-liberal economic order, including income and wealth inequalities and the hollowing out of democratic and deliberative institutions. A progressive exit from the crisis, for Greece and the eurozone as a whole, entails meeting head on the limitations of the neo-liberal order. Crucible of Resistance argues that an effective response entails confronting not just the neo-liberal order, but also the earlier social-democratic Keynesian regime. This book widens out the debate about the crisis in Greece and the eurozone linking it to socialist and class strategies at the international level.

The Borderlands of Race

The Borderlands of Race
Author: Jennifer R. Nájera
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 0292767579
ISBN 13: 9780292767577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Borderlands of Race Book Review:

Throughout much of the twentieth century, Mexican Americans experienced segregation in many areas of public life, but the structure of Mexican segregation differed from the strict racial divides of the Jim Crow South. Factors such as higher socioeconomic status, lighter skin color, and Anglo cultural fluency allowed some Mexican Americans to gain limited access to the Anglo power structure. Paradoxically, however, this partial assimilation made full desegregation more difficult for the rest of the Mexican American community, which continued to experience informal segregation long after federal and state laws officially ended the practice. In this historical ethnography, Jennifer R. Nájera offers a layered rendering and analysis of Mexican segregation in a South Texas community in the first half of the twentieth century. Using oral histories and local archives, she brings to life Mexican origin peoples' experiences with segregation. Through their stories and supporting documentary evidence, Nájera shows how the ambiguous racial status of Mexican origin people allowed some of them to be exceptions to the rule of Anglo racial dominance. She demonstrates that while such exceptionality might suggest the permeability of the color line, in fact the selective and limited incorporation of Mexicans into Anglo society actually reinforced segregation by creating an illusion that the community had been integrated and no further changes were needed. Nájera also reveals how the actions of everyday people ultimately challenged racial/racist ideologies and created meaningful spaces for Mexicans in spheres historically dominated by Anglos.

Outbreak

Outbreak
Author: Timothy D. Lytton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-19
ISBN 10: 022661168X
ISBN 13: 9780226611686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outbreak Book Review:

Foodborne illness is a big problem. Wash those chicken breasts, and you're likely to spread Salmonella to your countertops, kitchen towels, and other foods nearby. Even salad greens can become biohazards when toxic strains of E. coli inhabit the water used to irrigate crops. All told, contaminated food causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States. With Outbreak, Timothy D. Lytton provides an up-to-date history and analysis of the US food safety system. He pays particular attention to important but frequently overlooked elements of the system, including private audits and liability insurance. Lytton chronicles efforts dating back to the 1800s to combat widespread contamination by pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella that have become frighteningly familiar to consumers. Over time, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks caused by infected milk, poison hamburgers, and tainted spinach have spurred steady scientific and technological advances in food safety. Nevertheless, problems persist. Inadequate agency budgets restrict the reach of government regulation. Pressure from consumers to keep prices down constrains industry investments in safety. The limits of scientific knowledge leave experts unable to assess policies' effectiveness and whether measures designed to reduce contamination have actually improved public health. Outbreak offers practical reforms that will strengthen the food safety system's capacity to learn from its mistakes and identify cost-effective food safety efforts capable of producing measurable public health benefits.