The Four Pillars

Author: Kenneth Joyce Robertson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453591974
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The Four Pillars from the Author: Kenneth Joyce Robertson.

Closing The Food Gap

Author: Mark Winne
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807047325
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Closing The Food Gap from the Author: Mark Winne. In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both diabetes and obesity, what can we do to make healthier foods available for everyone? To address these questions, Winne tells the story of how America's food gap has widened since the 1960s, when domestic poverty was "rediscovered," and how communities have responded with a slew of strategies and methods to narrow the gap, including community gardens, food banks, and farmers' markets. The story, however, is not only about hunger in the land of plenty and the organized efforts to reduce it; it is also about doing that work against a backdrop of ever-growing American food affluence and gastronomical expectations. With the popularity of Whole Foods and increasingly common community-supported agriculture (CSA), wherein subscribers pay a farm so they can have fresh produce regularly, the demand for fresh food is rising in one population as fast as rates of obesity and diabetes are rising in another. Over the last three decades, Winne has found a way to connect impoverished communities experiencing these health problems with the benefits of CSAs and farmers' markets; in Closing the Food Gap, he explains how he came to his conclusions. With tragically comic stories from his many years running a model food organization, the Hartford Food System in Connecticut, alongside fascinating profiles of activists and organizations in communities across the country, Winne addresses head-on the struggles to improve food access for all of us, regardless of income level. Using anecdotal evidence and a smart look at both local and national policies, Winne offers a realistic vision for getting locally produced, healthy food onto everyone's table.

America Needs Human Rights

Author: Anuradha Mittal
Publisher: Food First Books
ISBN: 9780935028720
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America Needs Human Rights from the Author: Anuradha Mittal. The time has come stand up for what's right in America. The United States may be in the middle of economic recovery, but millions of Americans are not sharing the benefits. The growing ranks of those without adequate food, jobs, shelter, or health care challenge our fundamental notions of right and wrong. America Needs Human Rights makes a powerful case that both the letter and spirit of universally recognized human rights are routinely violated here at home by government policies that safeguard profits rather than people. Topics include understanding human rights, basic needs and human rights, the new American crisis, poverty in America, welfare reform and human rights, policy options, and movement building.

The Environment In American History

Author: Jeff Crane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317813294
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The Environment In American History from the Author: Jeff Crane. "From the era before European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly been interacting with their environment. The use (and abuse) of natural resources - animals, plants, minerals, water, land - has produced prosperity, conflict, and destruction, reshaping both societies and ecology. The Environment in American History is a clear and comprehensive history that introduces students to the crucial role of the environment in America's past, present, and future. Drawing on current scholarship, Jeffrey L. Crane has created a vibrant and engaging survey that is a key resource for all students of American environmental history"--

Robert Cantwell And The Literary Left

Author: T. V. Reed
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805048
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Robert Cantwell And The Literary Left from the Author: T. V. Reed. Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left is the first full critical study of novelist and critic Robert Cantwell, a Northwest-born writer with a strong sense of social justice who found himself at the center of the radical literary and cultural politics of 1930s New York. Regarded by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as one of the finest young fiction writers to emerge from this era, Cantwell is best known for his superb novel, The Land of Plenty, set in western Washington. His literary legacy, however, was largely lost during the Red Scare of the McCarthy era, when he retreated to conservatism. Through meticulous research, an engaging writing style, and a deep commitment to the history of American social movements, T. V. Reed uncovers the story of a writer who brought his Pacific Northwest brand of justice to bear on the project of �reworking� American literature to include ordinary working people in its narratives. In tracing the flourishing of the American literary Left as it unfolded in New York, Reed reveals a rich progressive culture that can inform our own time.

Faith No More

Author: Phil Zuckerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912351
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Faith No More from the Author: Phil Zuckerman. During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the clich? of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.

The Suburban Christian

Author: Albert Y. Hsu
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833344
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The Suburban Christian from the Author: Albert Y. Hsu. Explores the social and economic forces that created the suburbs, and examines what it means to live Christianly in this setting, offering suggestions for integrating faith into suburban life.

The Picnic

Author: Walter Levy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759121826
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The Picnic from the Author: Walter Levy. Picnics are happy occasions and have always been a diversion from every day cares. We think of the picnic as an outdoor meal, set on a blanket, usually in the middle of the day, featuring a hamper filled with tasty morsels and perhaps a bottle of wine, but historically picnics came in many forms, served any time of the day. This first culinary history reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging and enlightening history of the picnic.