Pioneering History On Two Continents

Author: Bruce Pauley
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612346960
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Pioneering History On Two Continents from the Author: Bruce Pauley. Bruce F. Pauley draws on his family and personal history to tell a story that examines the lives of Volga Germans during the eighteenth century, the pioneering experiences of his family in late-nineteenth-century Nebraska, and the dramatic transformations influencing the history profession during the second half of the twentieth century. An award-winning historian of antisemitism, Nazism, and totalitarianism, Pauley helped shape historical interpretation from the 1970s to the '90s both in the United States and Central Europe. Pioneering History on Two Continents provides an intimate look at the shifting approaches to the historian's craft during a volatile period of world history, with an emphasis on twentieth-century Central European political, social, and diplomatic developments. It also examines the greater sweep of history through the author's firsthand experiences as well as those of his ancestors, who participated in these global currents through their migration from Germany to the steppes of Russia to the Great Plains of the United States.

Two Continents One Culture

Author: Elizabeth Hirschman
Publisher: The Overmountain Press
ISBN: 9781570723018
Size: 72.77 MB
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Two Continents One Culture from the Author: Elizabeth Hirschman. This in-depth analysis examines how and why Southern culture was forever changed when Scotch-Irish immigrants flooded the Appalachian Mountains in the 1700s. Geographical similarities between Southern Appalachia and the Highlands of Scotland and Ireland are discussed, as well as the parallels and differences of the two cultures in four basic areas—music and dance, agricultural practices, fighting and hunting techniques, and technological innovativeness. More than 300 years of the communities' ideology is explored based on data culled from ethnographic observation, interviews at various heritage sites, historic accounts, archived letters, and other textual documentation.

An Atlas And Survey Of Latin American History

Author: Michael LaRosa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317476840
Size: 38.63 MB
Format: PDF
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An Atlas And Survey Of Latin American History from the Author: Michael LaRosa. An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of the region easily accessible in clearly drawn black-and-white maps and accompanying text. Fully up to date, it provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change. The Atlas is ideal for beginning through advanced college students, area specialists, and secondary school AP students. It demonstrates the close linkages between Latin American history, culture, economic development, and geographic realities. Each entry and map is accompanied by a brief, carefully selected bibliography.

The Nation S Nature

Author: James D. Drake
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813931398
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The Nation S Nature from the Author: James D. Drake. In one of Common Sense’s most ringing phrases, Thomas Paine declared it "absurd" for "a continent to be perpetually governed by an island." Such powerful words, coupled with powerful ideas, helped spur the United States to independence. In The Nation's Nature, James D. Drake examines how a relatively small number of inhabitants of the Americas, huddled along North America’s east coast, came to mentally appropriate the entire continent and to think of their nation as America. Drake demonstrates how British North American colonists’ participation in scientific debates and imperial contests shaped their notions of global geography. These ideas, in turn, solidified American nationalism, spurred a revolution, and shaped the ratification of the Constitution. Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth–century studies

U S History Maps Grades 5 8

Author: Don Blattner
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 1580378137
Size: 47.79 MB
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U S History Maps Grades 5 8 from the Author: Don Blattner. Bring the action and adventure of U.S. history into the classroom with U.S. History Maps for grades 5 and up! From the ice age to the admission of the 50th state, this fascinating 96-page book enhances the study of any era in U.S. history! The maps can be easily reproduced, projected, and scanned, and each map includes classroom activities and brief explanations of historical events. This book covers topics such as the discovery of America, Spanish conquistadors, the New England colonies, wars and conflicts, westward expansion, slavery, and transportation. The book includes answer keys.

Focus On U S History

Author: Kathy Sammis
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825133343
Size: 57.19 MB
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Focus On U S History from the Author: Kathy Sammis. Reproducible student activities cover early Native American settlements, African and western European influences, and Spanish and Portugese exploration.


Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101548029
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Civilization from the Author: Niall Ferguson. Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The History Of The Catholic Church In Latin America

Author: John Frederick Schwaller
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814783603
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The History Of The Catholic Church In Latin America from the Author: John Frederick Schwaller. One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region. Catholicism has been predominant in Latin America and it has played a definitive role in its development. It helped to spur the conquest of the New World with its emphasis on missions to the indigenous peoples, controlled many aspects of the colonial economy, and played key roles in the struggles for Independence. The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America offers a concise yet far-reaching synthesis of this institution’s role from the earliest contact between the Spanish and native tribes until the modern day, the first such historical overview available in English. John Frederick Schwaller looks broadly at the forces which formed the Church in Latin America and which caused it to develop in the unique manner in which it did. While the Church is often characterized as monolithic, the author carefully showcases its constituent parts—often in tension with one another—as well as its economic function and its role in the political conflicts within the Latin America republics. Organized in a chronological manner, the volume traces the changing dynamics within the Church as it moved from the period of the Reformation up through twentieth century arguments over Liberation Theology, offering a solid framework to approaching the massive literature on the Catholic Church in Latin America. Through his accessible prose, Schwaller offers a set of guideposts to lead the reader through this complex and fascinating history.

A Companion To Latin American History

Author: Thomas H. Holloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391640
Size: 37.90 MB
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A Companion To Latin American History from the Author: Thomas H. Holloway. The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest