Crossing The Pond

Author: Jere Bishop Franco
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410655
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Crossing The Pond from the Author: Jere Bishop Franco. "Crossing the Pond also chronicles the unsuccessful efforts of Nazi propagandists to exploit Native Americans for the Third Reich, as well as the successful efforts of the United States government and the media to recruit Native Americans, utilize their resources, and publicize their activities for the war effort. Attention is also given to the postwar experiences of Native American men and women as they sought the franchise, educational equality, economic stability, the right to purchase alcohol, and the same amount of respect given to other American war veterans."--BOOK JACKET.

A Kids Guide To American Wars Volume 2

Author: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621075184
Size: 24.79 MB
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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

World War Ii And Mexican American Civil Rights

Author: Richard Griswold del Castillo
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292779135
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World War Ii And Mexican American Civil Rights from the Author: Richard Griswold del Castillo. World War II marked a turning point for Mexican Americans that fundamentally changed their expectations about how they should be treated by the greater U.S. society. The experiences of fighting alongside white Americans in the military, as well as of working in factory jobs for wages equal to those of Anglo workers, made Mexican Americans less willing to tolerate the second-class citizenship that had been their lot before the war. Having proven their loyalty and "Americanness" during World War II, Mexican Americans in the postwar years wanted to have the civil rights they knew they had earned. In this book, Richard Griswold del Castillo and Richard Steele investigate how the World War II experiences of Mexican Americans galvanized their struggle for civil rights and how the U.S. government responded to the needs and aspirations of Mexican Americans. The authors demonstrate, for example, that the U.S. government "discovered" Mexican Americans during World War II and set about addressing some of their problems as a way of forestalling a sense of grievance and disaffection that might have made the Mexican American community unwilling to support the war effort. The authors also show that, as much or more than governmental programs, the personal wartime experiences of Mexican Americans formed their civil rights consciousness. The book concludes with a selection of key essays and historical documents from the World War II period that collectively gives a first-person understanding of the civil rights struggles of Mexican Americans.

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: 61.21 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

The New Cambridge History Of American Foreign Relations Volume 2 The American Search For Opportunity 1865 1913

Author: Walter LaFeber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316175634
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The New Cambridge History Of American Foreign Relations Volume 2 The American Search For Opportunity 1865 1913 from the Author: Walter LaFeber. Since their first publication, the four volumes of the Cambridge History of American Foreign Relations have served as the definitive source for the topic, from the colonial period to the Cold War. This second volume of the updated edition describes the causes and dynamics of United States foreign policy from 1865 to 1913, the era when the United States became one of the four great world powers and the world's greatest economic power. The dramatic expansion of global power during this period was set in motion by the strike-ridden, bloody, economic depression from 1873 to 1897 when American farms and factories began seeking overseas markets for their surplus goods, as well as by a series of foreign policy triumphs, as America extended its authority to Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, Central America, the Philippines and China. Ironically, as Americans searched for opportunity and stability abroad, they helped create revolutions in Central America, Panama, the Philippines, Mexico, China and Russia.

African American Children And Mental Health 2 Volumes

Author: Nancy E. Hill
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383030
Size: 56.93 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
Size: 24.40 MB
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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.

Keen S Latin American Civilization Volume 2

Author: Robert M. Buffington
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813348927
Size: 35.36 MB
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Keen S Latin American Civilization Volume 2 from the Author: Robert M. Buffington. The tenth edition of Keen's Latin American Civilization inaugurates a new era in the history of this classic anthology by dividing it into two volumes. This second volume retains most of the modern period sources from the ninth edition but with some significant additions including a new set of images and a wide range of new sources that reflect the latest events and trends in contemporary Latin America. The 75 excerpts in volume two provide foundational and often riveting first-hand accounts of life in modern Latin America. Concise introductions for chapters and excerpts provide essential context for understanding the primary sources.