Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Rodolfo F. Acuna
Pages: 445
ISBN: 0205880843
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Release: 2014-02-27
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The most comprehensive book on Mexican Americans describing their political ascendancy Authored by one of the most influential and highly-regarded voices of Chicano history and ethnic studies, Occupied America is the most definitive introduction to Chicano history. This comprehensive overview of Chicano history is passionately written and extensively researched. With a concise and engaged narrative, and timelines that give students a context for pivotal events in Chicano history, Occupied America illuminates the struggles and decisions that frame Chicano identity today.

Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Donald F. Johnson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780812252545
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Release: 2020
Editor: Early American Studies
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In Occupied America, Donald F. Johnson chronicles the everyday lives of ordinary people living under British military occupation during the American Revolution. Focusing on port cities, Johnson recovers how Americans navigated dire hardships, balanced competing attempts to secure their loyalty, and in the end rejected restored royal rule.

Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Rodolfo Acuña
Pages: 475
ISBN: 006040163X
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Rodolfo Acuña
Pages: 475
ISBN: 006040163X
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Occupy

Occupy
Author: Carla Blumenkranz,Keith Gessen,Mark Greif,Sarah Leonard,Sarah Resnick
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781844679416
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Release: 2011-12-17
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown Manhattan exploded into a global uprising, sparked in part by the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial record of this movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and thoughtful reflections, featuring the editors and writers of the celebrated n+1, as well as some of the world’s leading radical thinkers, such as Slavoj Žižek, Angela Davis, and Rebecca Solnit. The book conveys the intense excitement of those present at the birth of a counterculture, while providing the movement with a serious platform for debating goals, demands, and tactics. Articles address the history of the “horizontalist” structure at OWS; how to keep a live-in going when there is a giant mountain of laundry building up; how very rich the very rich have become; the messages and meaning of the “We are the 99%” tumblr website; occupations in Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, and elsewhere; what happens next; and much more.

Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Rodolfo Acuña
Pages: 475
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173000809458
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Occupy

Occupy
Author: Astra Taylor
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781844679409
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Release: 2011-12-17
Editor: Verso Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, offering first-hand accounts of its early days and examining protesters' goals and demands.

Occupy

Occupy
Author: Noam Chomsky
Pages: 125
ISBN: 9781884519017
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Release: 2012
Editor: Zuccotti Park Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With urgency and clarity, Noam Chomsky speaks with the movement as it transitions from occupying tent camps to occupying the national conscience

Occupied America the Chicano s Struggle Toward Liberation

Occupied America  the Chicano s Struggle Toward Liberation
Author: Rodolfo Acuna,Rodolfo Acuña,Rudolph Acuña
Pages: 282
ISBN: 006380350X
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Occupied America

Occupied America
Author: Donald F. Johnson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780812297454
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Release: 2020-09-25
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Occupied America chronicles the everyday experience of ordinary people living under military occupation during the American Revolution. In Occupied America, Donald F. Johnson chronicles the everyday experience of ordinary people living under military occupation during the American Revolution. Focusing on day-to-day life in port cities held by the British Army, Johnson recounts how men and women from a variety of backgrounds navigated harsh conditions, mitigated threats to their families and livelihoods, took advantage of new opportunities, and balanced precariously between revolutionary and royal attempts to secure their allegiance. Between 1775 and 1783, every large port city along the Eastern seaboard fell under British rule at one time or another. As centers of population and commerce, these cities—Boston, New York, Newport, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston—should have been bastions from which the empire could restore order and inspire loyalty. Military rule's exceptional social atmosphere initially did provide opportunities for many people—especially women and the enslaved, but also free men both rich and poor—to reinvent their lives, and while these opportunities came with risks, the hope of social betterment inspired thousands to embrace military rule. Nevertheless, as Johnson demonstrates, occupation failed to bring about a restoration of imperial authority, as harsh material circumstances forced even the most loyal subjects to turn to illicit means to feed and shelter themselves, while many maintained ties to rebel camps for the same reasons. As occupations dragged on, most residents no longer viewed restored royal rule as a viable option. As Johnson argues, the experiences of these citizens reveal that the process of political change during the Revolution occurred not in a single instant but gradually, over the course of years of hardship under military rule that forced Americans to grapple with their allegiance in intensely personal and highly contingent ways. Thus, according to Johnson, the quotidian experience of military occupation directly affected the outcome of the American Revolution.

Laying Down the Law

Laying Down the Law
Author: R. W. Kostal
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780674052413
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After WWII, U.S. leaders sought to create liberal rule-of-law regimes in Germany and Japan, but the effort was often unsuccessful. Kostal argues that the manifest failings of America’s own rule-of-law democracy were partially to blame, weakening U.S. credibility and resolve and revealing the country’s ambiguous status as a global moral authority.

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle
Author: Philip K. Dick
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780547601205
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Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

Medic

Medic
Author: Crawford F. Sams,Zabelle Zakarian
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781315503721
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Release: 2016-06-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Crawford F. Sams led the most unprecedented and unsurpassed reforms in public health history, as chief of the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in East Asia. "Medic" is Sams's firsthand account of public health reforms in Japan during the occupation and their significance for the formation of a stable and democratic state in Asia after World War II. "Medic" also tells of the strenuous efforts to control disease among refugees and civilians during the Korean War, which had enormously high civilian casualties. Sams recounts the humanitarian, military, and ideological reasons for controlling disease during military operations in Korea, where he served, first, as a health and welfare adviser to the U.S. Military Command that occupied Korea south of the 38th parallel and, later, as the chief of Health and Welfare of the United Nations Command. In presenting a larger picture of the effects of disease on the course of military operations and in the aftermath of catastrophic bombings and depravation, Crawford Sams has left a written document that reveals the convictions and ideals that guided his generation of military leaders.

Occupied Territory

Occupied Territory
Author: Simon Balto
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781469649603
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn of many local whites, including members of the city's political leadership and police department, who generally sympathized with white Chicagoans and viewed black migrants as a problem population. During Chicago's Red Summer riot, patterns of extraordinary brutality, negligence, and discriminatory policing emerged to shocking effect. Those patterns shifted in subsequent decades, but the overall realities of a racially discriminatory police system persisted. In this history of Chicago from 1919 to the rise and fall of Black Power in the 1960s and 1970s, Simon Balto narrates the evolution of racially repressive policing in black neighborhoods as well as how black citizen-activists challenged that repression. Balto demonstrates that punitive practices by and inadequate protection from the police were central to black Chicagoans' lives long before the late-century "wars" on crime and drugs. By exploring the deeper origins of this toxic system, Balto reveals how modern mass incarceration, built upon racialized police practices, emerged as a fully formed machine of profoundly antiblack subjugation.

Occupied America the Chicano s Struggle Toward Liberation

Occupied America  the Chicano s Struggle Toward Liberation
Author: Rodolfo Acuna,Rodolfo Acuña,Rudolph Acuña
Pages: 282
ISBN: UOM:39015002462235
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Good Occupation

The Good Occupation
Author: Susan L. Carruthers
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780674545700
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Release: 2016-11-14
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Waged for a just cause, World War II was America’s good war. Yet for millions of GIs, the war did not end with the enemy’s surrender. From letters, diaries, and memoirs, Susan Carruthers chronicles the intimate thoughts and feelings of ordinary servicemen and women whose difficult mission was to rebuild nations they had recently worked to destroy.

The Disaffected

The Disaffected
Author: Aaron Sullivan
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780812251265
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Release: 2019-03-15
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elizabeth and Henry Drinker of Philadelphia were no friends of the American Revolution. Yet neither were they its enemies. The Drinkers were a merchant family who, being Quakers and pacifists, shunned commitments to both the Revolutionaries and the British. They strove to endure the war uninvolved and unscathed. They failed. In 1777, the war came to Philadelphia when the city was taken and occupied by the British army. Aaron Sullivan explores the British occupation of Philadelphia, chronicling the experiences of a group of people who were pursued, pressured, and at times persecuted, not because they chose the wrong side of the Revolution but because they tried not to choose a side at all. For these people, the war was neither a glorious cause to be won nor an unnatural rebellion to be suppressed, but a dangerous and costly calamity to be navigated with care. Both the Patriots and the British referred to this group as "the disaffected," perceiving correctly that their defining feature was less loyalty to than a lack of support for either side in the dispute, and denounced them as opportunistic, apathetic, or even treasonous. Sullivan shows how Revolutionary authorities embraced desperate measures in their quest to secure their own legitimacy, suppressing speech, controlling commerce, and mandating military service. In 1778, without the Patriots firing a shot, the king's army abandoned Philadelphia and the perceived threat from neutrals began to decline—as did the coercive and intolerant practices of the Revolutionary regime. By highlighting the perspectives of those wearied by and withdrawn from the conflict, The Disaffected reveals the consequences of a Revolutionary ideology that assumed the nation's people to be a united and homogenous front.

Capturing the German Eye

Capturing the German Eye
Author: Cora Sol Goldstein
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780226301716
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Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shedding new light on the American campaign to democratize Western Germany after World War II, Capturing the German Eye uncovers the importance of cultural policy and visual propaganda to the U.S. occupation. Cora Sol Goldstein skillfully evokes Germany’s political climate between 1945 and 1949, adding an unexpected dimension to the confrontation between the United States and the USSR. During this period, the American occupiers actively vied with their Soviet counterparts for control of Germany’s visual culture, deploying film, photography, and the fine arts while censoring images that contradicted their political messages. Goldstein reveals how this U.S. cultural policy in Germany was shaped by three major factors: competition with the USSR, fear of alienating German citizens, and American domestic politics. Explaining how the Americans used images to discredit the Nazis and, later, the Communists, she illuminates the instrumental role of visual culture in the struggle to capture German hearts and minds at the advent of the cold war.

Democracy in Occupied Japan

Democracy in Occupied Japan
Author: Mark E. Caprio,Yoneyuki Sugita
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781134118625
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Release: 2007-03-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With expert contributions from both the US and Japan, this book examines the legacies of the US Occupation on Japanese politics and society, and discusses the long-term impact of the Occupation on contemporary Japan. Focusing on two central themes – democracy and the interplay of US-initiated reforms and Japan's endogenous drive for democratization and social justice – the contributors address key questions: How did the US authorities and the Japanese people define democracy? To what extent did America impose their notions of democracy on Japan? How far did the Japanese pursue impulses toward reform, rooted in their own history and values? Which reforms were readily accepted and internalized, and which were ultimately subverted by the Japanese as impositions from outside? These questions are tackled by exploring the dynamics of the reform process from the three perspectives of innovation, continuity and compromise, specifically determining the effect that this period made to Japanese social, economic, and political understanding. Critically examines previously unexplored issues that influenced postwar Japan such as the effect of labour and healthcare legislation, textbook revision, and minority policy. Illuminating contemporary Japan, its achievements, its potential and its quandaries, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese-US relations, Japanese history and Japanese politics.

Pitfall Or Panacea

Pitfall Or Panacea
Author: Yoneyuki Sugita
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781135937744
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Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The main purpose of this book is to shed light on the limitations of the American hegemony in occupied Japan. Previous studies share the assumption that the United States was in a near-monopoly position to shape the postwar development in Japan as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. The book goes on to modify the prevailing view that American hegemony not only eroded under its own weight, but was never absolute in any case. Japan, a former enemy, eventually became America's main regional ally in the Asia-Pacific region.