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America The Farewell Tour

Author : Chris Hedges
ISBN : 9781501152689
Genre : History
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Chris Hedges’s profound and unsettling examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard” (Booklist), about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate. America, says Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair, and a civil society that has ceased to function. The opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. In his “forceful and direct” (Publishers Weekly) America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d’état is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. “With sharply observed detail, Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream” (Kirkus Reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.
Category: History

Lafayette Hero Of Two Worlds

Author : Stanley J. Idzerda
ISBN : UOM:39015050612145
Genre : Art
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Profiles the statesman and officer who fought with the colonists in the American Revolution
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Challenges In Human Rights

Author : Elisabeth Reichert
ISBN : 9780231510349
Genre : Social Science
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By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. Bringing together provocative essays from a diverse range of authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights perspective can profoundly affect legislation, resource management, and enforcement of policies. Topics include the reconciliation of cultural relativism with universal human rights; the debate over whether human rights truly promote economic and social development or simply allow economically developed societies to exploit underdeveloped countries; the role of gender in the practice of human rights; the tendency to promote political and civil rights over economic and social rights; and the surprising connection between the social work and legal professions.
Category: Social Science

Life And Liberty In America Sketches Of A Tour In The United States And Canada In 1857 8

Author : Charles Mackay
ISBN : 9781596054318
Genre : Travel
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In visiting a rice plantation, my object was not so much to satisfy myself that the slave-owners of America are kind to their negroes, as to satisfy the public opinion of Charleston that English travelers are not prejudiced against Southern proprietors...-from "A Rice Plantation"Life and Liberty in America in America. The title is intentionally ironic-Charles Mackay was well aware of the paradox of studying liberty in a slave-holding nation; his biting wit and extraordinarily opinionated personality shines through in this intriguing work. Subtitled "Sketches of a Tour in the United States and Canada in 1857-8" and first published in 1860, Mackay's impressions span the continent, from New York's Broadway at night-which is far less the boulevard of vice Mackay expected, and nothing, he assures, to compare to the decadence of London or Paris-to the Mormons of Utah-McKay bitterly wonders why America's freedom of religion should extend to a faith he deems "superstitious." As a document of America just prior to the Civil War, seen through the eyes of an outsider, this is a fascinating and historically important book.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Mackay's Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.Scottish journalist CHARLES MACKAY (1814-1889) held an honorary law degree from Glasgow University, as well as a doctorate in literature. A renowned poet and songwriter, he also authored a Dictionary of Lowland Scotch.
Category: Travel

The Founding Fathers Farewell Tour Of The U S Of A

Author : James Syring
ISBN : 9781105414602
Genre : History
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The Founding Fathers come back to life at Independence Hall, borrow a tour bus and with Paul Revere at the wheel set off to see if the country they created has turned out as they envisioned. Hop on the bus as Washington, Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Abigail Adams and crew travel around a United States that has broken up into a collection of states divided by political, social and religious beliefs. Along the way, they meet up with Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Ford, Sam Clemens, Geronimo and average Americans who all try to explain what has happened since the American Revolution. If you read only one book about politics this year, this should be the one.
Category: History

Chester

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ISBN : 0738536849
Genre : History
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In 1682, William Penn chose Chester as his landing place in Pennsylvania. A hub for commerce in Colonial times, Chester continued its prosperous reputation during the industrial revolution, and it is famous for its textile and paper mills. The town is home to the oldest public building in continuous use--the 1724 courthouse. Kimberly-Clark, formally Scott Paper Company, is among the successful local businesses today. Through the years, many prominent people, including the Wetherill, Scott, Deshong, and Crozer families, called Chester home. Through vintage photographs, Chester documents the community's golden years from the post-Civil War era to the 1950s.
Category: History

Inside The Apple

Author : Michelle Nevius
ISBN : 9781416593935
Genre : History
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How much do you actually know about New York City? Did you know they tried to anchor Zeppelins at the top of the Empire State Building? Or that the high-rent district of Park Avenue was once so dangerous it was called "Death Avenue"? Lively and comprehensive, Inside the Apple brings to life New York's fascinating past. This narrative history of New York City is the first to offer practical walking tour know-how. Fast-paced but thorough, its bite-size chapters each focus on an event, person, or place of historical significance. Rich in anecdotes and illustrations, it whisks readers from colonial New Amsterdam through Manhattan's past, right up to post-9/11 New York. The book also works as a historical walking-tour guide, with 14 self-guided tours, maps, and step-by-step directions. Easy to carry with you as you explore the city, Inside the Apple allows you to visit the site of every story it tells. This energetic, wide-ranging, and often humorous book covers New York's most important historical moments, but is always anchored in the city of today.
Category: History

Memphis Music

Author : Tim Sharp
ISBN : 9781439633663
Genre : Photography
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Memphis means music. That relationship was solidified in 1909 when W. C. Handy wrote the song “Mr. Crump” and later published it as the “Memphis Blues.” As Handy’s songs were sung and played in streets and music halls, a spotlight began to shine on a new mecca for innovation in music—Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Music: Before the Blues surveys the people, music, and events that contributed to the rich musical life that emerged against the backdrop of the Civil War and yellow fever in the 19th century. The story is not just one of the building blocks to what has been called America’s greatest export—popular music—but rather it is a story of ongoing innovation and creativity that came from a convergence of people of different cultures.
Category: Photography

Catskill Village

Author : Richard Philp
ISBN : 9781439620526
Genre : Photography
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Catskill Village has deep roots in the long human history of the Hudson River Valley, from its native population who greeted Henry Hudson on his voyage upriver in 1609 to its early settlers. Today’s village is located on the commercially advantageous landing on the Hudson River. In 1802, the Susquehanna Turnpike opened the village to the expanding western frontier, and Catskill Village became one of the most prominent commercial ports on the Hudson River. Local trades such as shipbuilding, tanning, farming, brickmaking, fishing, and tourism flourished. By the mid-20th century, the long era of prosperity had faded, only to rise phoenixlike in the past decade with an infusion of young professionals, artists, craftsmen, merchants, and those determined to save and restore the village’s exceptionally rich architectural heritage.
Category: Photography