Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Stephen B. Oates,Charles J. Errico
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0495799858
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Release: 2010-08-04
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PORTRAIT OF AMERICA is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. The collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 25 percent of the essays in the Tenth Edition are new, many from books that have been nationally and internationally recognized for their insight, accuracy, and timeliness, ensuring that the readings continue to be provocative and trustworthy. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Stephen B. Oates,Charles J. Errico
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0495914991
Available:
Release: 2010-08-05
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PORTRAIT OF AMERICA is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. The collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 25 percent of the essays in the Tenth Edition are new, many from books that have been nationally and internationally recognized for their insight, accuracy, and timeliness, ensuring that the readings continue to be provocative and trustworthy. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.

A Portrait of America

A Portrait of America
Author: John Iceland
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780520278196
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Release: 2014-09-05
Editor: University of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrait of America describes our nation’s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well-being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and health and mortality. The discussion of these topics is informed by several sources, including an examination of household survey data, and by syntheses of existing published material, both quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the current issues and controversies around these themes, highlighting their role in everyday debates taking place in Congress, the media, and in American living rooms. Each chapter includes historical background, as well as a discussion of how patterns and trends in the United States compare to those in peer countries.

Portraits of America

Portraits of America
Author: William Albert Allard
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0792264185
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Release: 2001
Editor: National Geographic Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the photographer's images taken over forty years in chronological order, displaying his vision of the American landscape from Nevada cow camps to the Memphis music scene to Amish life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Jerrold Hirsch
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780807861660
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Release: 2004-07-21
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.

American Portrait

American Portrait
Author: PBS
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780063098916
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Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the popular and revolutionary PBS multiplatform documentary project, an inspiring and striking photographic portrait that brilliantly captures the tumultuous, historic year that was 2020, offering an intimate look at the heart and soul of our national life and what it means to be an American today, revealed through the stories of ordinary people from sea to shining sea. Everyone has a story . . . In January 2020, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, PBS launched an ambitious national storytelling project, American Portrait, inviting people across the country to participate in a national conversation about what it means to be an American today. The multiplatform experience, including a television series that will air on PBS stations nationwide in January 2021, has created a communal voice through the individual stories of participants—each one a unique stitch in the beautiful, diverse quilt that is America. A vivid yet nuanced snapshot of who we are, this visually striking companion volume features more than 400 entries and photographs, all which began with an answer to a simple cue: My American story started when . . . You don’t know what it’s like to . . . My greatest challenge is . . . The tradition I carry on is . . . I was raised to believe . . . What keeps me up at night is . . . I took a risk when . . . When I step outside my door . . . Most days I feel . . . Told by people of all ages, orientations, and walks of life, these unique stories of joy, adversity, love, sacrifice, grief, sharing, triumph, and grace, centered on the themes of family, work, fun, faith, and community, illuminate the struggles, hopes, dreams, and convictions of Americans today. The more we share with our fellow citizens, the more we can see a real, complex, and fascinating representation of our country that is far richer and deeper than headlines and elections tell us. As intriguing, thoughtful, and distinct as the nation it embodies, American Portrait is a photographic manifestation of Walt Whitman’s immortal words, “I am large. I contain multitudes”—and a vital and ultimately hopeful reminder that what we all share is much greater and enduring than what may divide us.

Portrait of America From Reconstruction to the present

Portrait of America  From Reconstruction to the present
Author: Stephen B. Oates
Pages: 485
ISBN: 0395369347
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Release: 1987
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U.S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify.Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.

Folk Masters

Folk Masters
Author: Barry Bergey
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780253032331
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Release: 2018-03-05
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover one hundred of the greatest folk artists practicing in the United States in Folk Masters: A Portrait of America. Over the past 25 years, photographer Tom Pich has traveled the country to the homes and studios of recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor given to folk and traditional artists in the US. His portraits give us a glimpse into their art, their process, and their culture. While each image tells a story on its own, Barry Bergey, former Director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts, provides further insight into the lives of each featured artist as well as the remarkable stories behind each photograph. Folk Masters honors again the extraordinary women and men who simultaneously take the traditional arts to new heights while ensuring their continuation from generation to generation.

Portrait of America From Reconstruction to the present

Portrait of America  From Reconstruction to the present
Author: Stephen B. Oates
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89058311002
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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John Smibert

John Smibert
Author: Richard H. Saunders,Saunders,John Smibert
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0300042582
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Release: 1995-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Saunder's explores Smibert's early Scottish and London training as well as his travels in Italy; his portrait practice in London; his arrival in America and his stylistic development; the creation of "The Bermuda Group"; and the business of portrait painting in Boston.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz
Pages: 300
ISBN: UOM:39015066416622
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Release: 1959
Editor: New York : Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects approximately three-fourths of Henry Sienkiewicz's reports from America.

The Red Couch

The Red Couch
Author: Kevin Clarke,William Least Heat Moon
Pages: 208
ISBN: UOM:39015058322994
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Release: 1984
Editor: Olympic Marketing Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The red couch is used as a prop in each portrait of American children, artists, musicians, actresses, disabled veterans, illegal aliens, politicians, farmers, scientists, and business people

Image of America

Image of America
Author: Raymond Léopold Bruckberger
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9781412825870
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Release: 2021
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Either America is the hope of the world, or it is nothing. Th ere are those who have begun to despair of the West. It is for them that I am writing." Bruckberger's book has been compared by many to Tocqueville's Democracy in America. In both works, Americans see themselves through the sympathetic, sometimes critical eyes of a Frenchman. Bruckberger, as chaplain general of the French Resistance during World War II, was a scholar who lived a life of action, and a priest who knew the life of the spirit. He begins with a celebration of the American past, but also off ers a clear warning for the future. The book was written after Bruckberger's eight years in the United States, during which he thought deeply about the country, and came to love and admire it. He sees what others have not, and his heroes are, in most instances, not the ones normally chosen. As seen from the perspective of the old Europe, the ideas and ideals that have shaped the history and character of America, take on a new meaning. The result is an image of America that is as enlightening as it is surprising. Bruckberger believes America brings to the Western heritage an essential spark, one vital for the angry and perilous post-World War II world, and one equally important today. That is America's regard for the individual, for the non-abstract, living human being. Th is theme, contrasted with what Bruckberger sees as the heresy of Europe--the subordination of human beings to abstraction-- is developed with wit and insight.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America
Author: Diego Rivera,Bertram David Wolfe
Pages: 231
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003285330
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Release: 1934
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproductions of murals painted for the Stock Exchange Luncheon Club and the School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Institute of Fine Arts in Detroit and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Portrait in Eighteenth century America

The Portrait in Eighteenth century America
Author: Ellen Gross Miles
Pages: 165
ISBN: UOM:39015026970866
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma
Author: Libby Bender,Carl Brune,Scott Raffe
Pages: 351
ISBN: 0980021405
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Release: 2008
Editor: Billy Books Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collaborative work is an ode to the forty-sixth state, to its stereotypes and its surprises. Oklahoma is exactly as expected—and not. It is an old place, shaped by millennia of wind and rain and sun. Yet it is still a young and raw and evolving territory, a mosaic that morphed into a state just one hundred years ago. From the Native Americans who roamed the plains with the buffalo to the cowboys who came with the cattle, from the oil barons to the outlaws, the settlers and Sooners, the proud African Americans who believed this was their Paradise Found, and all the others who came from all directions to make a new life in this territory, all together form the very center of the United States. They are depicted here in 350 photographs, most of which are presented in full color. This is a portrait of Oklahoma. It is a portrait of us.

Portrait of a Nation

Portrait of a Nation
Author: National Portrait Gallery
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781588344946
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Release: 2015
Editor: Smithsonian Institution
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The National Portrait Gallery, which averages one million visits per year, is dedicated to the exhibition and study of portraits of people who have made significant contributions to American history and culture. It is the only museum of its kind in the United States to reflect the connection between American history, biography, and art"--

The Portrait and the Book

The Portrait and the Book
Author: Megan Walsh
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781609385026
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Release: 2017-05-15
Editor: University of Iowa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Benjamin Franklin's portraits and colonial printing -- Phillis Wheatley and the durability of the author portrait -- Nationalist portraiture, magazines, and political books -- Picturing the seduction heroine in the U.S -- Gothic portraiture in Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland and Ormond

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper
Author: Wieland Schmied
Pages: 125
ISBN: 379134613X
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Release: 2011
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now available again, this book is a penetrating exploration of the American realist painter Edward Hopper, who was able to capture the many moods of the nation he called home. From his images of deserted small towns and solitary figures in empty offices to his cheerfully tranquil New England landscapes, Hopper's most famous compositions can be seen as products of a life spent observing human nature. Hopper's images evoke an enigmatic uncertainty, which speaks to the heart of the American experience. Hopper's talent for depicting multiple aspects of the post-war experience is the focus of this generously illustrated and engaging volume.

State by State

State by State
Author: Matt Weiland
Pages: 572
ISBN: UOM:39015082756100
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Release: 2008-09-16
Editor: Ecco
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects original writings on all fifty states by leading novelists, journalists, and essayists, in a volume that includes Anthony Bourdain on New Jersey, Dave Eggers on Illinois, and Louise Erdrich on North Dakota.