Category: American Studies

Download E-books Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States PDF

By John L. Esposito

Since its inception, the U.S. has outlined itself as a state of immigrants and a land of non secular freedom. yet following September eleven, 2001 American openness to immigrants and openness to different ideals have come into query. In a well timed demeanour, faith and Immigration presents comparative views on Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and Jews coming into the yankee scene. Will Muslims search and obtain inclusion in methods just like Catholics and Jews generations ahead of? How will new immigrant populations impact and be inspired via present non secular groups? How do overlapping identities of domestic kingdom, language, category, and ethnicity impact immigrants' feel in their faith? How do the trustworthy continue their values in a brand new nation of individualism and pluralism? How do non secular associations support immigrants with their actual wishes as they're coming into a brand new nation? The participants to faith and Immigration technique those questions from the views of theology, historical past, sociology, overseas reviews, political technology, and spiritual stories. A concluding bankruptcy offers effects from a pioneering learn of immigrants and their non secular association. major students Haddad, Smith, and Esposito have created a priceless textual content for periods in historical past, faith or the social sciences or for somebody attracted to questions of yank faith and immigration.

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Download E-books Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (Studies in Legal History) PDF

By Michael Grossberg

Offering a brand new framework for figuring out the advanced yet important courting among criminal heritage and the kinfolk, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of criminal guidelines on such concerns as universal legislations marriage, adoption, and rights for illegitimate youngsters. He exhibits how felony alterations reduced male authority, elevated women's and kid's rights, and glued extra truly the state's tasks in relations affairs. Grossberg additional illustrates why many uncomplicated ideas of this certain and strong new physique of law--antiabortion and maternal biases in baby custody--remained in impression good into the 20 th century.

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Download E-books A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America PDF

By Tony Horwitz

W hat occurred in North the USA among Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620?

On a trip to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he does not have a clue, nor do such a lot american citizens. So he units off around the continent to rediscover the wild period whilst Europeans first roamed the recent international in search of gold, glory, converts, and everlasting adolescence. Horwitz tells the tale of those courageous and infrequently crazed explorers whereas retracing their steps on his personal epic trek--an odyssey that takes him inside of an Indian sweat hotel in subarctic Canada, down the Mississippi in a canoe, on a highway journey fueled via buffalo meat, and into sixty kilos of armor as a conquistador reenactor in Florida.

A Voyage lengthy and Strange is a wealthy mixture of scholarship and modern day event that brings the forgotten first bankruptcy of America's heritage vividly to life.

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Download E-books El Caracter del Descubrimiento y de La Conquista de America: Introduccion a la Historia de La Colonizacion de America Por Los Pueblos del Viejo Mundo, (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Georg Friederici

Los procedimientos hisforiográficos que utilizó el autor para los angeles elaboración de este libro se aproximan con toda propiedad a las técnicas de los más modernos estudios sobre el cambio social y cultural. Página tras página el lector penetra en un terreno que, sin serle desconocido, aparece como algo novedoso y distinto a lo que lecturas anteriores lo han acostumbrado. Aparece primero una descripción de los escenarios en donde se produce el fenómeno de l. a. Conquista y de l. a. colonización: flowers, fauna, clima y geografía como obstáculos y ventajas para l. a. empresa. Diferentes de lo que hoy conocemos, se hallan ya tocadas por el gran protagonista de esta y de todas las historias: el hombre, que las ha modificado y se ha adaptado a ellas.
El antiguo poblador de América, en su vida cotidiana, sus instituciones, creencias, diferencias, grandezas y defectos, aparece enseguida minuciosamente descrito. Los elementos que conformaban sus culturas, ricos y variados, habrán de sufrir serias perturbaciones con los angeles Conquista, un cambio social impuesto, una destrucción de lo existente que favorecen muchas veces los propios dominados. El clero, los angeles Corona y los angeles ambición se unen, en fin, en los españoles para provocar uno de los fenómenos históricos más controvertidos y polémicos y en el cual, según Friederici, los “civilizadores”, con su afán de lucro, su rapacidad y su crueldad bajo el disfraz de “cruzados”, no ocupan el lugar del héroe sino el del villano.

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Download E-books The Great Satan vs. the Mad Mullahs: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other PDF

By William O. Beeman

 
For greater than twenty-five years, the us and Iran were diplomatically estranged, every one characterizing the opposite not just as a political adversary, but additionally as devious, threatening, and basically evil. in response to William O. Beeman’s provocative publication, The “Great devil” vs. the “Mad Mullahs,” such demonization is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as either nations have embraced precisely the rules and rhetoric that will really threaten or insult the opposite. Drawing on his event as a linguistic anthropologist, Beeman parses how political leaders have used historic references, non secular institutions, and the mythology of evil to inflame their very own voters opposed to the overseas kingdom, and proposes a fashion out of this risky debacle.
 
“William Beeman’s research of dissonant perceptions of Iran and the united states is compelling and critical. . . . i'm relatively thankful for this work.”—James Peacock, college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
“[Beeman] is extra drawn to informing the reader than in impressing his friends. the opposite energy of the e-book lies within the author’s wisdom of Iranian background and tradition. . . . It demanding situations the reader and forces him to query stereotypes approximately Iran and Washington’s standpoint at the country.”—Abbas William Samii, Middle East Journal
 
 
 

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Download E-books Nirumbee - The Little People and the Great Migration (Volume 3) PDF

By Bret Marchant

Tanner Walker is a boy wanting to please his cowboy grandfather whilst he comes for a trip the summer season of his 17th birthday. Smokey teaches the boy find out how to journey and assemble cows. He additionally passes at the wisdom and accountability of taking care of the Little humans to the subsequent new release. Nirumbee is the Crow be aware for the Little humans. The white guy thought of them Indian folklore till the iciness of 1934 whilst miners blasted open a collapse the Pedro Mountains close to Casper Wyoming. inside of they found a mummy of 1 of those humans, hence displaying that the legends of Arapaho, Shoshone, Crow, Sioux and lots of different local bands is probably not myths, yet authentic. facts of The Little humans were came across from Utah to arctic Canada and around the Pacific Ocean to Indonesia.

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Download E-books America's Battalion: Marines in the First Gulf War PDF

By Otto J. Lehrack

Oral heritage via Marines who fought to disencumber Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's invading forces.

America's Battalion tells the studies of 1 unit, the third Battalion, third Marines, in the course of Operation barren region Storm—the first Gulf warfare. construction from interviews with the individuals of the batallion, Otto Lehrack examines the character of conflict within the Persian Gulf. The terrain of the Arabian Peninsula and the disposition of the enemy dictated traditional war requiring battalion and regimental attacks coordinated on the department point, so interviewees are essentially the officials and senior non-commissioned officials concerned.

The third of the third, often referred to as "America's Battalion," had simply lower back from deployment in the summertime of 1990 after they have been required to instantly re-deploy to a wierd land to stand a battle-hardened enemy after Iraq invaded Kuwait. Theirs used to be in basic terms the second one Marine battalion to reach in Saudi Arabia. They participated within the first allied floor operation of the conflict, performed a key function within the conflict for town of Khafji, and have been the 1st to infiltrate the Iraqi twine and minefield barrier so one can supply flank defense for the start of the allied offensive.

Facing an enemy that had used one of the most fearsome guns of mass destruction—chemical and organic agents—against its former competitors and opposed to its personal humans, the Marines have been ready for the worst. Lehrack has documented this unit's outstanding functionality in the course of the debts of these who participated within the ancient occasions within the Persian Gulf and back domestic to inform of them.


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