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American Passage

Author : Katherine Grandjean
ISBN : 9780674289918
Genre : History
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Katherine Grandjean shows that the English conquest of New England was not just a matter of consuming territory, of transforming woods into farms. It entailed a struggle to control the flow of information—who could travel where, what news could be sent, over which routes winding through the woods along the early American communications frontier.

American Passage

Author : Vincent J. Cannato
ISBN : 9780061940392
Genre : History
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"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.” — Walter Isaacson “Never before has Ellis Island been written about with such scholarly care and historical wisdom. Highly recommended!" —Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author of The Wilderness Warrior The remarkable saga of America’s landmark port of entry, from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.

American Passage

Author : Mike Mahn
ISBN : 0692664092
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When the Vietnam War breaks out, Mike Mahn is an idealistic and patriotic young man. Mahn steps up to serve. It's a decision that will have lasting consequences. Trained as a K-9 handler, Mahn discovers his service comes with a steep price tag. A blossoming stateside romance will wither and die. And Mahn will take part in one of the defining moments of the conflict: the Battle of Bunker Hill 10. Combining his wartime diary, childhood recollections, and contemporary commentary with a thoughtful, considered analysis of the political and social atmosphere of the time, Mahn supports his semi-autobiographical tale with a series of photos chronicling his service. Mahn will return home to a nation that seems to have abandoned both him and the many others who gave their all, but the ultimate tone of American Passage is not bitter. Instead, Mahn presents his tale of service and sacrifice in a matter-of-fact tone, acknowledging the complex mix of emotions, attitudes, and political opinions that drove the men who fought and those who remained home.

American Passage

Author : Edward L. Ayers
ISBN : 061891403X
Genre : History
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American Passages places a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history, how events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. Rather than grouping facets of historical change into themes or topics, the authors offer students a complete, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history. The Dolphin Edition features the same engaging pedagogy and unique approach of the larger version in a scaled back, less expensive text.

American Passage The Communications Frontier In Early New England

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Passage To America

Author : Katherine B. Shippen
ISBN : 9781787208315
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1950, this is a comprehensive account of the peaks and troughs of migrations to America, beginning with its original formation of the nation through to the influx of Displaced Persons. Relating the American migrations to great movements in world history on the one hand, and to the national ideal of freedom on the other, the author discusses national and cultural migrations specifically—the French, Dutch, Norwegians, Swedes, Germans, Irish, Chinese, Italians, Russians, Russian Jews, and the refugees and survivors of World War II. “Stimulating reading for all young Americans, at home or in the classroom.”—Kirkus Review “Passage to America was not written as propaganda, yet its very nature makes it a weapon fitted to any hand that is raised in the fight for freedom....It is good in these days to find a book that in strong but not bitter style denounces tyranny and, without any frantic flag-waving, upholds the democratic way of Life.”—Sunday Review of Literature “A living story of the meaning of democracy. The narrative moves easily and smoothly, and the book should arouse the interest of anyone over twelve or thirteen who looks at it.”—The Horn Book

Passage

Author : John Schissler Jr.
ISBN : 9781462837410
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Click here to view a video interview with the author by TV Personality Jim Peck in his show MPTV Public Television Milwaukee "I Remember with Jim Peck" Every family has its own story to tell. Be it tragic, heartbreaking, or triumphant, each tale forms part of a clan ́s history and defines its identity. Author John Schissler, Jr. started with an autobiographical essay in his history class in 1964, but didn ́t really give it much thought. Recently, through his brother ́s urging, he felt somewhat obliged to reveal their storied past. After a painstaking research, he now comes up with a book that narrates the fascinating history of his family entitled Passage: The Making of an American Family. What started as a school requirement now developed into a detailed memoir of a family ́s story that impacts the lives of many. Passage chronicles the humble beginnings of John Schissler ́s family and its struggles to weather the storms of life. Thinking he already had the skeleton of the story, Schissler looked for ways to make the pieces of the tale fall into place. Through the help of his parents, relatives, and friends, he looked for connections, photos, and other evidences to corroborate the existing story he already had. Author Schissler traces his family ́s roots and finds out that their relatives came from Donaueschingen. Germany, where there are two streams that come together to form the source of the Donau (Danube) river. He believes it is only fitting that his family, who were Donauschwaben, eventually ended up in Wisconsin, which in Native American language means "gathering" or "meeting of the waters." Passage is not merely a story of a clan who survived the horrors of the world war against the innocent; it also serves as a memorial to all the forgotten souls and unsung heroes murdered by Stalin, victims of the "final solution", and other nameless ones who were dumped indiscriminately into mass graves. Accompany John Schissler, Jr. as he revisits family ́s and his own unforgettable voyage to survival in this remarkable, imagery-filled memoir. Follow their exploits as they sought refuge in a foreign soil that embraced them as if they were its own. Join them as they celebrate diversity in their newfound land, their new home called Amerca. Witness the bonds they formed, the friendships and families they built, the failures that brought forth success, and life ́s challenges that made them what they are today. According to author Schissler, "War crimes don ́t necessarily end with the war. This is a true story about an ordinary, World War II European family, who was forced to embark on an extraordinary odyssey fraught with danger, disease, and death to reach the shores of the ́Promised Land ́. Shot at by British planes, imprisoned by the Russians, and forced to work in the peat bogs of East Germany, we finally escaped to West Germany where we found temporary asylem until we completed our pilgrimage to Ellis Island. The saga continues with my family ́s physical, emotional, and social struggles to get a piece of that American Dream and our eventual assimilatinon into that cultural diversity of that melting pot which is America." Book Review The self-published memoir is definitely a genre on the rise. I ́ve purchased a couple of these types of books, because their content helped me research my own family tree. But the ambition of Mr. Schissler ́s work is something special. The scope is nearly epic, and Schissler ́s cleverly balances personal history in the context of historic events, a formula that imbues his narrative with an ingredient sadly lacking in so many other writings in this genre: Propulsion of a story. Schissler captures what really happens to people in the wicked no man ́s land of war and rehabilitation, as his family must

Birth As An American Rite Of Passage

Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
ISBN : 9780520927216
Genre : Social Science
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Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been read, applauded, and loved by women all over the world, makes it clear that the issues surrounding childbirth remain as controversial as ever.

The Passage To Cosmos

Author : Laura Dassow Walls
ISBN : 9780226871844
Genre : Science
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Explorer, scientist, writer, and humanist, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous intellectual of the age that began with Napoleon and ended with Darwin. With Cosmos, the book that crowned his career, Humboldt offered to the world his vision of humans and nature as integrated halves of a single whole. In it, Humboldt espoused the idea that, while the universe of nature exists apart from human purpose, its beauty and order, the very idea of the whole it composes, are human achievements: cosmos comes into being in the dance of world and mind, subject and object, science and poetry. Humboldt’s science laid the foundations for ecology and inspired the theories of his most important scientific disciple, Charles Darwin. In the United States, his ideas shaped the work of Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, and Whitman. They helped spark the American environmental movement through followers like John Muir and George Perkins Marsh. And they even bolstered efforts to free the slaves and honor the rights of Indians. Laura Dassow Walls here traces Humboldt’s ideas for Cosmos to his 1799 journey to the Americas, where he first experienced the diversity of nature and of the world’s peoples—and envisioned a new cosmopolitanism that would link ideas, disciplines, and nations into a global web of knowledge and cultures. In reclaiming Humboldt’s transcultural and transdisciplinary project, Walls situates America in a lively and contested field of ideas, actions, and interests, and reaches beyond to a new worldview that integrates the natural and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. To the end of his life, Humboldt called himself “half an American,” but ironically his legacy has largely faded in the United States. The Passage to Cosmos will reintroduce this seminal thinker to a new audience and return America to its rightful place in the story of his life, work, and enduring legacy.

Passage To America

Author : Gloria Deák
ISBN : 9780857733399
Genre : History
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America was a source of fascination to Europeans arriving there during the course of the nineteenth century. At first glance, the New World was very similar to the societies they left behind in their native countries, but in many aspects of politics, culture and society, the American experience was vastly different – almost unrecognisably so – from Old World Europe. Europeans were astounded that America could survive without a monarch, a standing army and the hierarchical society which still dominated Europe. Some travellers, such as the actress Fanny Kemble, were truly convinced America would eventually revert to a monarchy; others, such as Frances Wright and even Oscar Wilde, took their opinions further, and attempted to fix aspects of America – described in 1827 by the young Scottish captain Basil Hall, as ‘one of England’s “occasional failures”’. Many prominent visitors to the United States recorded their responses to this emerging society in their diaries, letters and journals; and many of them, like the fulminating Frances Trollope, were brutally and offensively honest in their accounts of the New World. They provide an insight into an America which is barely recognizable today whilst their writings set down a diverse and lively assortment of personal travel accounts. This book compares the impressions of a group of discerning and prominent Europeans from the cultural sphere – from the writers Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray and Oscar Wilde to luminaries of music and theatre such as Tchaikovsky and Fanny Kemble. Their reactions to the New World are as revealing of the European and American worlds as they are colourful and varied, providing a unique insight into the experiences of nineteenth century travelers to America.

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