Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: Jon Butler
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0674006674
Available:
Release: 2001-12-28
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today—and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler’s panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of pre-Revolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly “modern“ character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Stressing the middle and late decades (the hitherto “dark ages”) of the American colonial experience, Butler shows us vast revolutionary changes in a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was already becoming America.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: David Henkin,Rebecca McLennan
Pages: 1056
ISBN: 0073385638
Available:
Release: 2014-01-06
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

On Becoming American

On Becoming American
Author: Ted Morgan
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037199069
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebration of what it means and how it feels on becoming American.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Fariborz Ghadar
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781442228955
Available:
Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Both personal and analytical, while remaining factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help strengthen America’s fledgling economy and role as world leader, but also help millions of prospective immigrants for generations to come.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: Wendy Kurant
Pages: 838
ISBN: 1940771625
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Become America

Become America
Author: Eric Liu
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781632172587
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Sasquatch Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it mean to be an engaged American in today’s divided political landscape, and how do we restore hope in our country? In a collection of “civic sermons” delivered at gatherings around the nation, popular advocate for active citizenship Eric Liu takes on these thorny questions and provides inspiration and solace in a time of anger, fear, and dismay over the state of the Union. Here are 19 stirring explorations of current and timeless topics about democracy, liberty, equal justice, and powerful citizenship. This book will energize you to get involved, in ways both large and small, to help rebuild a country that you’re proud to call home. Become America will challenge you to rehumanize our politics and rekindle a spirit of love in civic life.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: Wendy Kurant
Pages: 728
ISBN: 1940771617
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Becoming America s Playground

Becoming America s Playground
Author: Larry D. Gragg
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780806165851
Available:
Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Alixa Naff
Pages: 376
ISBN: 0809318962
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: SIU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alixa Naff explores the experiences of Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before World War II, focusing on the pre-World War I pioneering generation that set the pattern for settlement and assimilation. Unlike many immigrants who were driven to the United States by dreams of industrial jobs or to escape religious or economic persecution, these artisans and owners of small, disconnected plots of land came to America to engage in the enterprise of peddling. Most of these immigrants planned to stay two or three years and return to their homelands wealthier and prouder than when they left.

Honors Medical Students Becoming America s Best and Brightest

Honors Medical Students  Becoming America s Best and Brightest
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780981220123
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: MedicalSchoolReport.com
Language: en

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Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans
Author: Ilan Stavans
Pages: 724
ISBN: 1598530518
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: John Demos,Jonathan Fielding,Robin Jaffee Frank,Stacy C. Hollander,Elizabeth V. Warren,David Wheatcroft,Sumpter Priddy, III
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0300247567
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Release: 2020
Editor: Other Distribution
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrating two collectors' passion for Americana and the window it provides into the everyday beauty of the past Becoming America offers a multifaceted view of one of the foremost collections of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and decorative art from the rural Northeast. Essays by leading specialists discuss the culture of furniture workshops, exuberant painted decoration, techniques of sewing and quilting, and poignant stories about the families depicted in the portraits. The collection itself includes Shaker boxes, a beaded Iroquois hat, embroidered samplers, metalwork, scrimshaw, handwoven rugs, ceramics, and a weather vane. The majority of these works have never before been published. With lively essays and profuse illustrations, this handsome volume brings to life the aesthetic of early Americans living in the countryside and is an essential exploration of the period's taste and style.

Becoming Americans in Paris

Becoming Americans in Paris
Author: Brooke L. Blower
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0199792771
Available:
Release: 2011-01-17
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Americans often look back on Paris between the world wars as a charming escape from the enduring inequalities and reactionary politics of the United States. In this bold and original study, Brooke Blower shows that nothing could be further from the truth. She reveals the breadth of American activities in the capital, the lessons visitors drew from their stay, and the passionate responses they elicited from others. For many sojourners-not just for the most famous expatriate artists and writers- Paris served as an important crossroads, a place where Americans reimagined their position in the world and grappled with what it meant to be American in the new century, even as they came up against conflicting interpretations of American power by others. Interwar Paris may have been a capital of the arts, notorious for its pleasures, but it was also smoldering with radical and reactionary plots, suffused with noise, filth, and chaos, teeming with immigrants and refugees, communist rioters, fascism admirers, overzealous police, and obnoxious tourists. Sketching Americans' place in this evocative landscape, Blower shows how arrivals were drawn into the capital's battles, both wittingly and unwittingly. Americans in Paris found themselves on the front lines of an emerging culture of political engagements-a transatlantic matrix of causes and connections, which encompassed debates about "Americanization" and "anti-American" protests during the Sacco-Vanzetti affair as well as a host of other international incidents. Blower carefully depicts how these controversies and a backdrop of polarized European politics honed Americans' political stances and sense of national distinctiveness. A model of urban, transnational history, Becoming Americans in Paris offers a nuanced portrait of how Americans helped to shape the cultural politics of interwar Paris, and, at the same time, how Paris helped to shape modern American political culture.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1602584060
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who is Arab? What is Islam? And who decides?

America Again

America Again
Author: Stephen Colbert
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780446583985
Available:
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around--we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders. Worse, the L.A. Four Seasons Hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. You have to dial an extension! Where did we lose our way?! It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost! Luckily, America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. It features everything from chapters, to page numbers, to fonts. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare ("I shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, such as think-shuddering") to the economy ("Life is giving us lemons, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to food ("Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber"), Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.

America Becoming

America Becoming
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780309064958
Available:
Release: 2001-02-23
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 20th Century has been marked by enormous change in terms of how we define race. In large part, we have thrown out the antiquated notions of the 1800s, giving way to a more realistic, sociocultural view of the world. The United States is, perhaps more than any other industrialized country, distinguished by the size and diversity of its racial and ethnic minority populations. Current trends promise that these features will endure. Fifty years from now, there will most likely be no single majority group in the United States. How will we fare as a nation when race-based issues such as immigration, job opportunities, and affirmative action are already so contentious today? In America Becoming, leading scholars and commentators explore past and current trends among African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans in the context of a white majority. This volume presents the most up-to-date findings and analysis on racial and social dynamics, with recommendations for ongoing research. It examines compelling issues in the field of race relations, including: Race and ethnicity in criminal justice. Demographic and social trends for Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Trends in minority-owned businesses. Wealth, welfare, and racial stratification. Residential segregation and the meaning of "neighborhood." Disparities in educational test scores among races and ethnicities. Health and development for minority children, adolescents, and adults. Race and ethnicity in the labor market, including the role of minorities in America's military. Immigration and the dynamics of race and ethnicity. The changing meaning of race. Changing racial attitudes. This collection of papers, compiled and edited by distinguished leaders in the behavioral and social sciences, represents the most current literature in the field. Volume 1 covers demographic trends, immigration, racial attitudes, and the geography of opportunity. Volume 2 deals with the criminal justice system, the labor market, welfare, and health trends. Both books will be of great interest to educators, scholars, researchers, students, social scientists, and policymakers.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: CARY D. LOWE
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1684334624
Available:
Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Becoming American is the story of the author's transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with famed political leaders.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: Robert C. Etheredge
Pages: 416
ISBN: 098630767X
Available:
Release: 2017-11-11
Editor: Miravista Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offering a complete review of American history, civics, and culture, this unique collection provides both current and future citizens with the basics of the United States' common traditions and values to properly exercise their duties and obligations to vote responsibly. Amply illustrated and containing material not found in other sources, the book features a complete historical timeline of the United States; details of each presidential election, including vote totals and short profiles of each president; color flags of all states; history and care of the United States flag; maps showing statehood dates, Native American tribe locations, major cities, and time zones; text of the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, and the United States Constitution, including all amendments; and explanations of the three branches of government, the electoral college, the federal budget, and presidential succession. Also featured are important figures, popular cooking, national disasters, and colorful sayings, as well as the official United States Citizenship Test with cross references to relevant material.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Thomas J. Archdeacon
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780029009802
Available:
Release: 1984-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of immigration to this country and of our changing policies concerning opening our borders.

Becoming America Volume 2

Becoming America Volume 2
Author: David Henkin
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781259292675
Available:
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.