The Book Of Unknown Americans

Author: Cristina HenrĂ­quez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385350856
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The Book Of Unknown Americans from the Author: Cristina Henríquez. “A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It’s also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel’s core. Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart. Suspenseful, wry and immediate, rich in spirit and humanity, The Book of Unknown Americans is a work of rare force and originality. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

African Americans In Science An Encyclopedia Of People And Progress 2 Volumes

Author: Charles W Carey Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099999
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African Americans In Science An Encyclopedia Of People And Progress 2 Volumes from the Author: Charles W Carey Jr.. This encyclopedia provides the most complete treatment to date of the accomplishments of African American scientists—and the struggles of African Americans to find their place in the scientific community. • Over 250 alphabetically organized entries covering the breadth of scientific achievements by African Americans, as well as the institutions and organizations dedicated to helping African Americans pursue scientific careers • An extensive bibliography of both print and online sources for further reading • Indexes organized by individual name and by discipline • Overview entries on issues such as scientific theories of race, the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, and African Americans in various scientific fields

A Kids Guide To American Wars Volume 2

Author: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621075184
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A Kids Guide To American Wars Volume 2 from the Author: KidCaps. This bundle book is a compilation of three of KidCaps top selling history books; it is the second in a three-part volume. The first volume presents the following wars in an easy to understand format that kids love: *The First World War *The Second World War *The Korean War

Encyclopedia Of The Veteran In America 2 Volumes

Author: William A. Pencak
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313087598
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Encyclopedia Of The Veteran In America 2 Volumes from the Author: William A. Pencak. A comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present. • Presents essays from 30 contributing scholars from a variety of disciplines, many who are themselves veterans • Contains 35 primary documents, including poems by and about and tributes to veterans, recent Congressional testimony by veterans about their problems, and descriptions of their activities • Offers a timeline of relevant events, including founding dates of major veterans organizations and dates of major veterans legislation • Provides illustrations of veterans engaging in political or ceremonial activity and illustrations of monuments and memorials • Includes a bibliography of both general items and those relevant for each war/conflict

Wartime America

Author: John W. Jeffries
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 1461699479
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Wartime America from the Author: John W. Jeffries. As John Jeffries observes in his new and cogent history of America during World War II, our view of the war has been shaped by two widely accepted perspectives: as a watershed in American history, as a “Good War” of national unity, virtue, and success. Searching for the reality behind these catchphrases, Mr. Jeffries finds a richer and more varied portrait of America at war, one that defies easy interpretation. If great changes came to American life, thy were not necessarily brought by the war; if the struggle seemed one of moral unity, not all Americans were equally wedded to the cause. In considering the nation's political economy and the effects of mobilization; the social and cultural mobility of wartime; the experiences of minority groups; the strains of domestic politics; and the influence of propaganda, Mr. Jeffries paints a picture of a people emerging from the Great Depression and eager for a better life, yet often reluctant to abandon the touchstones of their past. His succinct, informative history is a welcome contribution to our understanding of this crucial moment in the American experience.

An American Dilemma Volume 2

Author: Gunnar Myrdal
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1560008571
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An American Dilemma Volume 2 from the Author: Gunnar Myrdal. In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within a people. The title of the book, An American Dilemma, refers to the moral contradiction of a nation torn between allegiance to its highest ideals and awareness of the base realities of racial discrimination. The touchstone of this classic is the jarring discrepancy between the American creed of respect for the inalienable rights to freedom, justice, and opportunity for all and the pervasive violations of the dignity of blacks. The appendices are a gold mine of information, theory, and methodology. Indeed, two of the appendices were issued as a separate work given their importance for systematic theory in social research. The new introduction by Sissela Bok offers a remarkably intimate yet rigorously objective appraisal of Myrdal-a social scientist who wanted to see himself as an analytic intellectual, yet had an unbending desire to bring about change. An American Dilemma is testimonial to the man as well as the ideas he espoused. When It first appeared An American Dilemma was called "the most penetrating and important book on contemporary American civilizations by Robert S. Lynd; "One of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written" in The American Political Science Review; and a book with "a novelty and a courage seldom found in American discussions either of our total society or of the part which the Negro plays in it" in The American Sociological Review. It is a foundation work for all those concerned with the history and current status of race relations in the United States.

American Dissidents An Encyclopedia Of Activists Subversives And Prisoners Of Conscience 2 Volumes

Author: Kathlyn Gay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847651
Size: 24.72 MB
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American Dissidents An Encyclopedia Of Activists Subversives And Prisoners Of Conscience 2 Volumes from the Author: Kathlyn Gay. Anarchists, civil rights advocates, dissidents, and political pundits have all played key roles in shaping our nation. Examining modern-day individuals like WikiLeaker Bradley Manning and conservative video prankster James O'Keefe as well as those of prior decades like César Chávez, this book profiles controversial figures across history. • 150 profiles of 20th- and 21st-century American dissidents, subversives, and political activists • References at the end of each entry • An extensive bibliography for further research

Modern American Religion Volume 2

Author: Martin E. Marty
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226508979
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Modern American Religion Volume 2 from the Author: Martin E. Marty. Not since the Civil War had America been so divided by conflict. Religion was the prime agent in this unusual war: Left versus Right, Fundamentalists versus Modernists; Christians versus Jews; Protestant versus Catholic; white versus black. In this volume, Martin E. Marty tells the riveting story of how America has survived religious disturbances and culturally prospered from them. "He tells the story [of the 1920s and 1930s] with a verve seldom equaled and manages to condense in one volume the results of dozens of specialized monographs. . . . [It] bears the usual hallmarks of a Marty book: a smoothly flowing narrative, passages studded with suggestive insight inviting further research, and apt quotations that capture the gist of complicated issues. . . . [A] splendid book. . . . Deserves a wide readership and undoubtedly will receive it." —James H. Moorhead, Chicago Sunday Tribune "There is simply no better source, certainly none so engaging, for the interactions of religion and the larger culture in the interwar period." —Robert Booth Fowler, Journal of American History "[This book is] not merely a history of American religion, but what might better be called a religious history" —David M. Kennedy, New York Times Book Review

African American Children And Mental Health 2 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Hill
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383030
Size: 20.95 MB
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African American Children And Mental Health 2 Volumes from the Author: Nancy E. Hill. This groundbreaking two-volume set examines the psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in African American children while considering economic, historical, and public policies. • Includes history, current events, psychology, politics, public policy, sociology, economics, and more • Details intervention programs that target parents and children in low-income African American families; strategies to support young African American male relationship development, motivation, and achievement; and programs aiming to increase literacy and decrease obesity • Examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on African American children • Includes both a subject and author index to facilitate further research

Voices Of The American Indian Experience 2 Volumes

Author: James E. Seelye Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313381178
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Voices Of The American Indian Experience 2 Volumes from the Author: James E. Seelye Jr.. In a single source, this comprehensive two-volume work provides the entire history of American Indians, as told by Indians themselves.