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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 : 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 : 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.

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.

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.

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.

American Passages

Author : Edward L. Ayers
ISBN : 9780547166292
Genre : History
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With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time—s

American Passage The Communications Frontier In Early New England

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ISBN : OCLC:1053736485
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Righting A Wrong Japanese Americans And The Passage Of The Civil Liberties Act Of 1988

Author : Leslie Hatamiya
ISBN : 9780804766067
Genre : Political Science
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In December 1982, a congressionally created commission concluded that the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II was the result of racism, war hysteria, and failed political leadership. This book offers a case study of the political, institutional, and external factors that led to the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which demanded redress for the surviving internees.

Rural America In Passage

Author : Dorothy M. Gilford
ISBN : NAP:18020
Genre : Agriculture
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The Panel on Statistics for Rural Development Policy was established to assess the current quality and availability of data for rural development policy--a more difficult task than might first appear. Until recent decades, rural development was commonly understood to be the development of agriculture. As science and technology transformed U. S. agriculture and as rural communities have grown, however, farming has accounted for a declining portion of the employment and economic activity in rural areas. What rural development means or should mean today has become a difficult and often contentious question. Indeed, what is meant by rural cannot be clearly conceptualized or statistically defined. Many rural officials believe that inappropriate but well-intended federal (and state) decisions have eroded their communities' integrity and capacity for self-determination. The sense of independence and community that has been so strong in rural society is now threatened. Thirteen chapters cover "Rural America: Known and Unknown,""What is Rural Development,""Discovering What Concerns Rural America,""User Characteristics and Purposes,""Demographic Data,""Housing,""Health and Nutrition,""Education,""Public Services and Community Facilities,""Economic Development,""Natural Resources and Energy,""Strategies for Improving Rural Development Information," and "Summary and Recommendations." There are eight appendixes. (Author/BRR)

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