Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: Jon Butler
Release: 2001-12-28
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780674006676
Language: en
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Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today—and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler’s panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of pre-Revolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly “modern“ character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Stressing the middle and late decades (the hitherto “dark ages”) of the American colonial experience, Butler shows us vast revolutionary changes in a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was already becoming America.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: Wendy Kurant
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 728
ISBN: 1940771617
Language: en
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Becoming America s Playground

Becoming America s Playground
Author: Larry D. Gragg
Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780806165851
Language: en
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In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Honors Medical Students Becoming America s Best and Brightest

Honors Medical Students  Becoming America s Best and Brightest
Author: Anonim
Release: 2021
Editor: MedicalSchoolReport.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780981220123
Language: en
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Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: John Demos,Jonathan Fielding,Robin Jaffee Frank,Stacy C. Hollander,Elizabeth V. Warren,David Wheatcroft,Sumpter Priddy, III
Release: 2020
Editor: Other Distribution
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0300247567
Language: en
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Celebrating two collectors' passion for Americana and the window it provides into the everyday beauty of the past Becoming America offers a multifaceted view of one of the foremost collections of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and decorative art from the rural Northeast. Essays by leading specialists discuss the culture of furniture workshops, exuberant painted decoration, techniques of sewing and quilting, and poignant stories about the families depicted in the portraits. The collection itself includes Shaker boxes, a beaded Iroquois hat, embroidered samplers, metalwork, scrimshaw, handwoven rugs, ceramics, and a weather vane. The majority of these works have never before been published. With lively essays and profuse illustrations, this handsome volume brings to life the aesthetic of early Americans living in the countryside and is an essential exploration of the period's taste and style.

Becoming America

Becoming America
Author: David Henkin,Rebecca McLennan
Release: 2014-01-06
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 1056
ISBN: 0073385638
Language: en
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The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

On Becoming American

On Becoming American
Author: Ted Morgan
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037199069
Language: en
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A celebration of what it means and how it feels on becoming American.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Thomas J. Archdeacon
Release: 1984-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780029009802
Language: en
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A history of immigration to this country and of our changing policies concerning opening our borders.

Become America

Become America
Author: Eric Liu
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Sasquatch Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781632172587
Language: en
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What does it mean to be an engaged American in today’s divided political landscape, and how do we restore hope in our country? In a collection of “civic sermons” delivered at gatherings around the nation, popular advocate for active citizenship Eric Liu takes on these thorny questions and provides inspiration and solace in a time of anger, fear, and dismay over the state of the Union. Here are 19 stirring explorations of current and timeless topics about democracy, liberty, equal justice, and powerful citizenship. This book will energize you to get involved, in ways both large and small, to help rebuild a country that you’re proud to call home. Become America will challenge you to rehumanize our politics and rekindle a spirit of love in civic life.

Becoming American Remaining Jewish

Becoming American  Remaining Jewish
Author: Toni Young
Release: 1999
Editor: University of Delaware Press
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0874136946
Language: en
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"Becoming American, Remaining Jewish traces the development of Wilmington, Delaware's first Jewish community in order to understand what the Jews created and why, what values were reflected in the institutions they established and the causes they advocated, and what changed over the years. Readers concerned about questions of identity and community today will find much stimulating material in this story." "The appendix, which contains the names of more than two thousand adult Jews lived in Wilmington between 1879 and 1920, is the most comprehensive list of early Jewish Wilmingtonians ever published. With its information on country of birth and first occupation, the list is a valuable resource for historians and genealogists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Becoming Americans in Paris

Becoming Americans in Paris
Author: Brooke L. Blower
Release: 2011-01-17
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780199792771
Language: en
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Americans often look back on Paris between the world wars as a charming escape from the enduring inequalities and reactionary politics of the United States. In this bold and original study, Brooke Blower shows that nothing could be further from the truth. She reveals the breadth of American activities in the capital, the lessons visitors drew from their stay, and the passionate responses they elicited from others. For many sojourners-not just for the most famous expatriate artists and writers- Paris served as an important crossroads, a place where Americans reimagined their position in the world and grappled with what it meant to be American in the new century, even as they came up against conflicting interpretations of American power by others. Interwar Paris may have been a capital of the arts, notorious for its pleasures, but it was also smoldering with radical and reactionary plots, suffused with noise, filth, and chaos, teeming with immigrants and refugees, communist rioters, fascism admirers, overzealous police, and obnoxious tourists. Sketching Americans' place in this evocative landscape, Blower shows how arrivals were drawn into the capital's battles, both wittingly and unwittingly. Americans in Paris found themselves on the front lines of an emerging culture of political engagements-a transatlantic matrix of causes and connections, which encompassed debates about "Americanization" and "anti-American" protests during the Sacco-Vanzetti affair as well as a host of other international incidents. Blower carefully depicts how these controversies and a backdrop of polarized European politics honed Americans' political stances and sense of national distinctiveness. A model of urban, transnational history, Becoming Americans in Paris offers a nuanced portrait of how Americans helped to shape the cultural politics of interwar Paris, and, at the same time, how Paris helped to shape modern American political culture.

Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans
Author: Ilan Stavans
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 724
ISBN: 1598530518
Language: en
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Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Howard Dodson,Christopher Paul Moore,Roberta Yancy
Release: 2009
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1402754078
Language: en
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Far too many Americans, of all races, are unaware of the pivotal role that people of African descent have played in shaping the US and the world. Even less is known about the role of African peoples in the history of all humankind. Becoming American: The African-American Journey will open their eyes—and enlighten even the already knowledgeable. It features two side-by-side chronological timelines that uniquely contrast the major events and personalities in both African-American and Global/African Diasporan history—spanning from 4 million BCE to Barack Obama’s momentous presidential campaign. In addition, a carefully-chosen collection of key political, historical, cultural and literary texts, quotes, speeches, and songs document the impact of the black presence in American and world history.

America Again

America Again
Author: Stephen Colbert
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780446583985
Language: en
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Book store nation, in the history of mankind there has never been a greater country than America. You could say we're the #1 nation at being the best at greatness. But as perfect as America is in every single way, America is broken! And we can't exchange it because we're 236 years past the 30-day return window. Look around--we don't make anything anymore, we've mortgaged our future to China, and the Apologist-in-Chief goes on world tours just to bow before foreign leaders. Worse, the L.A. Four Seasons Hotel doesn't even have a dedicated phone button for the Spa. You have to dial an extension! Where did we lose our way?! It's high time we restored America to the greatness it never lost! Luckily, America Again will singlebookedly pull this country back from the brink. It features everything from chapters, to page numbers, to fonts. Covering subject's ranging from healthcare ("I shudder to think where we'd be without the wide variety of prescription drugs to treat our maladies, such as think-shuddering") to the economy ("Life is giving us lemons, and we're shipping them to the Chinese to make our lemon-flavored leadonade") to food ("Feel free to deep fry this book-it's a rich source of fiber"), Stephen gives America the dose of truth it needs to get back on track.

The New Peoples

The New Peoples
Author: Jacqueline Peterson,Jennifer S. H. Brown
Release: 2001
Editor: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Pages: 266
ISBN: 0873514084
Language: en
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The New Peoples contains essays tracing the origins and expressions of identity among the metis people of mixed Indian and European ancestry.

Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans
Author: Cary Carson
Release: 1998
Editor: Colonial Williamsburg
Pages: 206
ISBN: 0879351675
Language: en
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Becoming Americans explains how diverse peoples, holding different and sometimes conflicting personal ambitions, evolved into a society that values both liberty and equality. "Taking Possession," "Enslaving Virginia," "Buying Respectability," "Redefining Family," "Choosing Revolution," and "Freeing Religion" explore the history behind the challenges that divide American society and the forces that unite it.

Becoming American

Becoming American
Author: Fariborz Ghadar
Release: 2014-03-06
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781442228955
Language: en
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Both personal and analytical, while remaining factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help strengthen America’s fledgling economy and role as world leader, but also help millions of prospective immigrants for generations to come.

Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans
Author: Donald Batchelor
Release: 1999-06-01
Editor: Bitingduck Press LLC
Pages: 74
ISBN: 9781886420250
Language: en
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The docks of seventeenth century London and Bristol funneled yeomen, thieves, whores and stolen children by the thousands onto tiny, crowded ships bound for Virginia. This is historical fiction describing the life of such immigrants 100 years before the American Revolution.

Becoming American Being Indian

Becoming American  Being Indian
Author: Madhulika S. Khandelwal
Release: 2018-08-06
Editor: Cornell University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501722028
Language: en
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Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed—the highly educated professional elite who came to this country from the subcontinent in the 1960s has given way to a population encompassing many from the working and middle classes. In her fascinating account of Indian immigrants in New York City, Madhulika S. Khandelwal explores the ways in which their world has evolved over four decades. How did this highly diverse ethnic group form an identity and community? Drawing on her extensive interviews with immigrants, Khandelwal examines the transplanting of Indian culture onto the Manhattan and Queens landscapes. She considers festivals and media, food and dress, religious activities of followers of different faiths, work and class, gender and generational differences, and the emergence of a variety of associations. Khandelwal analyzes how this growing ethnic community has gradually become "more Indian," with a stronger religious focus, larger family networks, and increasingly traditional marriage patterns. She discusses as well the ways in which the American experience has altered the lives of her subjects.

Ethnic Routes to Becoming American

Ethnic Routes to Becoming American
Author: Sharmila Rudrappa
Release: 2004
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 239
ISBN: 0813533716
Language: en
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The author examines the paths South Asian immigrants in Chicago take toward assimilation in the late 20th century United States. She examines two ethnic institutions to show how immigrant activism ironically abets these immigrants' assimilation.