The American Pageant

The American Pageant
Author: Thomas A. Bailey
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780618113545
ISBN 13: 0618113541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Pageant

The American Pageant
Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1111349533
ISBN 13: 9781111349530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Pageant Book Review:

THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. Additional pedagogical features make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Fifteenth Edition (Chapters 1-42); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Pageant

American Pageant
Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1305537408
ISBN 13: 9781305537408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Pageant Book Review:

THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts on American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The 16th edition includes a major revision of Part Six (the period from 1945 to the present), reflecting recent scholarship and providing greater thematic coherence. The authors also condensed and consolidated material on the Wilson presidency and World War I (formerly Chapters 29 and 30) into a new single chapter. A new feature, “Contending Voices,” offers paired quotes from original historical sources, accompanied by questions that prompt students to think about conflicting perspectives on controversial subjects. Additional pedagogical aids make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present additional primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Available in the following options: THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, Sixteenth Edition (Chapters 1-41); Volume 1: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22); Volume 2: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-41). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

U.S. History

U.S. History
Author: P. Scott Corbett,Volker Janssen,John M. Lund
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407392
ISBN 13: 9888407392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U.S. History Book Review:

Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume II: Since 1865

The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume II: Since 1865
Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen,Mel Piehl
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN 10: 0495915378
ISBN 13: 9780495915379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume II: Since 1865 Book Review:

THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit are all evident throughout. Focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to additional online study aids ensure that students understand and retain the material as they read and prepare for exams. Available in the following split options: THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-42), ISBN: 978-0-495-91535-5; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22), ISBN: 978-0-495-91535-5; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42), ISBN: 978-0-495-91537-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times

Sociology in Our Times
Author: Diana Kendall
Publsiher: Nelson Education
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1133713173
ISBN 13: 9781133713173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology in Our Times Book Review:

This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by including a timely collection of theories, research, and examples--including its signature first-person accounts that open chapters. Experiences represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall’s vivid, inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, eye for the most compelling current examples, and use of assignable photo essays and companion videos engage readers and further highlight sociology’s relevance to all students. Now in its Ninth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume I: To 1877

The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume I: To 1877
Author: David M. Kennedy,Lizabeth Cohen,Mel Piehl
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0495915351
ISBN 13: 9780495915355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic, Volume I: To 1877 Book Review:

THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT presents a concise and vivid chronological narrative, focusing on the great public debates that have dominated American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and the text's trademark wit are all evident throughout. Focus questions, chapter outlines and summaries, marginal glossaries, and links to additional online study aids ensure that students understand and retain the material as they read and prepare for exams. Available in the following split options: THE BRIEF AMERICAN PAGEANT, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-42), ISBN: 978-0-495-91535-5; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-22), ISBN: 978-0-495-91535-5; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 22-42), ISBN: 978-0-495-91537-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Beautiful Pageant

A Beautiful Pageant
Author: D. Krasner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1137066253
ISBN 13: 9781137066251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Beautiful Pageant Book Review:

The Harlem Renaissance was an unprecedented period of vitality in the American Arts. Defined as the years between 1910 and 1927, it was the time when Harlem came alive with theater, drama, sports, dance and politics. Looking at events as diverse as the prizefight between Jack Johnson and Jim 'White Hope' Jeffries, the choreography of Aida Walker and Ethel Waters, the writing of Zora Neale Hurston and the musicals of the period, Krasner paints a vibrant portrait of those years. This was the time when the residents of northern Manhattan were leading their downtown counterparts at the vanguard of artistic ferment while at the same time playing a pivotal role in the evolution of Black nationalism. This is a thrilling piece of work by an author who has been working towards this major opus for years now. It will become a classic that will stay on the American history and theater shelves for years to come.

The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
Author: Robert S Mueller
Publsiher: WSBLD
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 229106634X
ISBN 13: 9782291066347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mueller Report: Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election Book Review:

The wait for The Mueller Report is over. This strikingly designed edition has been prepared by expert typographers – allowing for an optimised, immersive reading experience. "From the moment [the report] was published, two separate news universes took shape. In one, the special counsel's report was presented as a smoking-gun chronicle of high crimes and misdemeanours. In the other, it was heralded as a credibility-shredding blow to the president's opponents."—The Atlantic Make up your own mind. The Mueller Report is a must read political blockbuster.

A Modern Approach to Regression with R

A Modern Approach to Regression with R
Author: Simon Sheather
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2009-02-27
ISBN 10: 0387096086
ISBN 13: 9780387096087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Modern Approach to Regression with R Book Review:

This book focuses on tools and techniques for building regression models using real-world data and assessing their validity. A key theme throughout the book is that it makes sense to base inferences or conclusions only on valid models. Plots are shown to be an important tool for both building regression models and assessing their validity. We shall see that deciding what to plot and how each plot should be interpreted will be a major challenge. In order to overcome this challenge we shall need to understand the mathematical properties of the fitted regression models and associated diagnostic procedures. As such this will be an area of focus throughout the book. In particular, we shall carefully study the properties of resi- als in order to understand when patterns in residual plots provide direct information about model misspecification and when they do not. The regression output and plots that appear throughout the book have been gen- ated using R. The output from R that appears in this book has been edited in minor ways. On the book web site you will find the R code used in each example in the text.

Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women

Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women
Author: Blain Roberts
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-03-17
ISBN 10: 1469614200
ISBN 13: 9781469614205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women Book Review:

Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South

Perspectives of an Iconoclast

Perspectives of an Iconoclast
Author: Antonio Karantonis
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1412062489
ISBN 13: 9781412062480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives of an Iconoclast Book Review:

Perspectives of an Iconoclast: Writings in Latin American Studies and International Relations provides summaries of various Latin American cultures as well as essays that give historical accounts of relations with the United States including past CIA operations and interventions that still affect those respective Latin American societies today. The book provides such provocative essays as "Sleepwalking Through History", an abstract analysis of the socioeconomic incentives of modern war; "Coca Culture", an essay that reveals the traditional use of Coca among Bolivia's indigenous people and how Coca plays a practical function within Bolivian culture including harvest and work cycles, bartering for goods, ect. The book's essays also promote the ideals of collective security and multilateralism in international relations including a progressive role for the United Nations and other international organizations that will serve to strengthen democracy and promote sustainable development abroad.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me
Author: James W. Loewen
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 162097455X
ISBN 13: 9781620974551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies My Teacher Told Me Book Review:

“Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.” —Howard Zinn A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be “objective.” What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls “an extremely convincing plea for truth in education.” In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should—and could—be taught to American students.

“There She Is, Miss America”

“There She Is, Miss America”
Author: E. Watson,Darcy Martin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2004-09-18
ISBN 10: 1403981825
ISBN 13: 9781403981820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

“There She Is, Miss America” Book Review:

While some see the Miss American Pageant as hokey vestige of another era, many remain enthralled by the annual Atlantic City event. And whether you love it or hate it, no one can deny the impact the contest has had on American popular culture-indeed, many reality television shows seem to have taken cues from the pageant. Founded in 1921, the Miss America Pageant has provided a fascinating glimpse into how American standards of femininity have been defined, projected, maintained, and challenged. At various times, it has been praised as a positive role model for young American women, protested as degrading to women by feminists, and shamed by scandals, such as the one caused by the Penthouse photos of Vanessa Williams in 1984. In this first interdisciplinary anthology to examine this uniquely American event, scholars defend, critique, and reflect on the pageant, grappling with themes like beauty, race, the body, identity, kitsch, and consumerism. "There She Is, Miss America" provides a fascinating examination of an enduring American icon.

Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide

Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide
Author: Nicholas D. Hartlep,Daniel P. Scott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN 10: 9463006397
ISBN 13: 9789463006392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide Book Review:

In this important book, Nicholas Hartlep and Daniel Scott’s detailed analyses on both visual and historical representations of Asian Americans in textbooks and teacher manuals used in our elementary and secondary schools poignantly tell us that generations of children are growing up being fed this single story about Asian Americans. As Hartlep and Scott write. Asian Americans have once again been constructed as the “good minority” that can succeed on their own and be used as a political instrument to shame the Blacks for their underachievement and their fight for equality. Over and over again, the media has been telling “a single story” about Asian Americans to the public for the past fifty years. The consequence of this fabricated story is that it “discourages others—even Asian-Americans themselves—from believing in the validity of their struggles” (Linshi, 2014, p. 1).

Radical Gestures

Radical Gestures
Author: Jayne Wark
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-08-14
ISBN 10: 0773585230
ISBN 13: 9780773585232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Gestures Book Review:

Wark brings together a wide range of artists, including Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and provides detailed readings and viewings of individual pieces, many of which have not been studied in detail before. She reassesses assumptions about the generational and thematic characteristics of feminist art, placing feminist performance within the wider context of minimalism, conceptualism, land art, and happenings

The Impending Crisis of the South

The Impending Crisis of the South
Author: Hinton Rowan Helper
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1860
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000055472289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dressing In Feathers

Dressing In Feathers
Author: S. Elizabeth Bird
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 0429980531
ISBN 13: 9780429980534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dressing In Feathers Book Review:

One hundred members of NatChat, an electronic mail discussion group concerned with Native American issues, responded to the recent Disney release Pocahontas by calling on parents to boycott the movie, citing its historical inaccuracies and saying that ?Disney has let us down in a cruel, irresponsible manner.? Their anger was rooted in the fact that, although Disney claimed that the film's portrayal of American Indians would be ?authentic,? the Pocahontas story their movie told was really white cultural myth. The actual histories of the characters were replaced by mythic narratives depicting the crucial moments when aid was given to the white settlers. As reconstructed, the story serves to reassert for whites their right to be here, easing any lingering guilt about the displacement of the native inhabitants.To understand current imagery, it is essential to understand the history of its making, and these essays mesh to create a powerful, interconnected account of image creation over the past 150 years. The contributors, who represent a range of disciplines and specialties, reveal the distortions and fabrications white culture has imposed on significant historical and current events, as represented by treasured artifacts, such as photographic images taken of Sitting Bull following his surrender, the national monument at the battlefield of Little Bighorn, nineteenth-century advertising, the television phenomenon Northern Exposure, and the film Dances with Wolves.Well illustrated, this volume demonstrates the complacency of white culture in its representation of its troubled relationship with American Indians.

Fast Track to A 5 Preparing for the AP United States History

Fast Track to A 5 Preparing for the AP United States History
Author: Mark Epstein
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780618479399
ISBN 13: 0618479392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Track to A 5 Preparing for the AP United States History Book Review:

Keyed to the 12th and 13th editions of The American pageant, this book includes a diagnostic test, practice questions, full-length practice tests as well as graphs and tables to help students learn to analyze data.

Brown Threat

Brown Threat
Author: Kumarini Silva
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 1452952558
ISBN 13: 9781452952550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brown Threat Book Review:

What is “brown” in—and beyond—the context of American identity politics? How has the concept changed since 9/11? In the most sustained examination of these questions to date, Kumarini Silva argues that “brown” is no longer conceived of solely as a cultural, ethnic, or political identity. Instead, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the wars in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, it has also become a concept and, indeed, a strategy of identification—one rooted in xenophobic, imperialistic, and racist ideologies to target those who do not neatly fit or subscribe to ideas of nationhood. Interweaving personal narratives, ethnographic research, analyses of popular events like the Miss America pageant, and films and TV shows such as the Harold and Kumar franchise and Black-ish, Silva maps junctures where the ideological, political, and mediated terrain intersect, resulting in an appetite for all things “brown” (especially South Asian brown) by U.S. consumers, while political and nationalist discourses and legal structures (immigration, emigration, migration, outsourcing, incarceration) conspire to control brown bodies both within and outside the United States. Silva explores this contradictory relationship between representation and reality, arguing that the representation mediates and manages the anxieties that come from contemporary global realities, in which brown spaces, like India, Pakistan, and the Middle East pose key economic, security, and political challenges to the United States. While racism is hardly new, what makes this iteration of brown new is that anyone or any group, at any time, can be branded as deviant, as a threat.