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The Automobile In American History And Culture

Author : Michael L. Berger
ISBN : 0313245584
Genre : Transportation
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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.
Category: Transportation

Margins And Mainstreams

Author : Gary Y. Okihiro
ISBN : 9780295805368
Genre : Social Science
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In this classic book on the meaning of multiculturalism in larger American society, Gary Okihiro explores the significance of Asian American experiences from the perspectives of historical consciousness, race, gender, class, and culture. While exploring anew the meanings of Asian American social history, Okihiro argues that the core values and ideals of the nation emanate today not from the so-called mainstream but from the margins, from among Asian and African Americans, Latinos and American Indians, women, and the gay and lesbian community. Those groups in their struggles for equality, have helped to preserve and advance the founders� ideals and have made America a more democratic place for all.
Category: Social Science

Ethnicity And Sport In North American History And Culture

Author : George Eisen
ISBN : 9780275954512
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The editors use the unique lens of the history of sports to examine ethnic experiences in North America since 1840. Comprised of 12 original essays and an Introduction, it chronicles sport as a social institution through which various ethnic and racial groups attempted to find the way to social and psychological acceptance and cultural integration. Included are chapters on Native Americans, Irish-Americans, German-Americans, Canadians, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and several more, showing how their sports participation also provided these communities with some measure of social mobility, self-esteem, and a shared pride.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Colonial Encounters

Author : Hans-Jürgen Grabbe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118012249
Genre : History
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Papers originally presented at the annual meeting of the German Association for American Studies from May 21 to 24, 2002, in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Category: History

Interpreting African American History And Culture At Museums And Historic Sites

Author : Max A. van Balgooy
ISBN : 9780759122802
Genre : History
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In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.
Category: History

Asian American History And Culture An Encyclopedia

Author : Huping Ling
ISBN : 9781317476443
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31.44 MB
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With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by group, with an in-depth overview essay on each group, the encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnic groups and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. "Asian American History and Culture" covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendants, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society. In addition to entries on various groups and cultures, the encyclopedia also includes articles on general topics such as parenting and child rearing, assimilation and acculturation, business, education, and literature. More than 100 images round out the set.
Category: Business & Economics

A Brief History Of American Culture

Author : Robert Morse Crunden
ISBN : 1563248654
Genre : History
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"The discussion of each period is wide-ranging, analyzing movements and spotlighting major figures in politics and philosophy, law and literature, economics and education, jazz and journalism, science and civil rights. A readable, insightful overview of the underlying patterns that give shape to U.S. cultural history. Nonacademic readers will find Crunden's selective bibliographical essay helpful". -- Booklist
Category: History

African American Religion

Author : Timothy E. Fulop
ISBN : 9781136046780
Genre : Religion
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African American Religion brings together in one forum the most important essays on the development of these traditions to provide an overview of the field.
Category: Religion

Black Vignettes

Author : Rosalynn Shropshire-West
ISBN : 061524436X
Genre : History
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There are books written solely for enlightenment, and there are books written solely for entertainment. The reader will find Black Vignettes: Essays of African American History and Culture to be a seamless blending of both. It is a delightfully eclectic mix of people, places, events, occurrences and culturally significant topics not found in ordinary United States history books. But all that is contained herein has a substantial importance to black history and culture. Few of the essays contained in Black Vignettes are very long. The brevity of the essays and variety of topics found within these pages will engross even the most severe cases of attention deficit disorder. - P.O.W.E.R. Magazine International
Category: History

Books On Early American History And Culture 1961 1970

Author : Raymond Irwin
ISBN : 0313314322
Genre : History
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Professors and students alike will appreciate this comprehensive collection of resources regarding American History and Culture between 1961-1970.
Category: History

Native American History

Author : Judith Nies
ISBN : 9780307814050
Genre : Reference
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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE. Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical narrative, presented in an illuminating and thought-provoking time-line format, sheds light on such events as: * The construction of pyramids--not only on the banks of the Nile but also on the banks of the Mississippi * The development of agriculture in both Mesopotamia and Mexico * The European discovery of a continent already inhabited by some 50 million people * The Native American influence on the ideas of the European Renaissance * The unacknowledged advancements in science and medicine created by the civilizations of the new world * Western Expansion and its impact on Native American land and traditions * The key contributions Native Americans brought to the Allied victory of World War II And much more! This invaluable history takes an important first step toward a true understanding of the depth, breadth, and scope of a long-neglected aspect of our heritage.
Category: Reference

History And Memory In African American Culture

Author : Genevieve Fabre
ISBN : 019802455X
Genre : Social Science
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As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning--the frame and the substance--of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the vision of life in Bunyan. The relation between memory and history has received increasing attention both from historians and from literary critics. In this volume, a group of leading scholars has come together to examine the role of historical consciousness and imagination in African-American culture. The result is a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in literature, art, oral documents, and performances. Each of the scholars represented has chosen a different "site of memory"--from a variety of historical and geographical points, and from different ideological, theoretical, and artistic perspectives. Yet the book is unified by a common concern with the construction of an emerging African-American cultural memory. The renowned group of contributors, including Hazel Carby, Werner Sollors, V?v? Clark, Catherine Clinton, and Nellie McKay, among others, consists of participants of the five-year series of conferences at the DuBois Institute at Harvard University, from which this collection originated. Conducted under the leadership of Genevi?ve Fabre, Melvin Dixon, and the late Nathan Huggins, the conferences--and as a result, this book--represent something of a cultural moment themselves, and scholars and students of American and African-American literature and history will be richer as a result.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Latin American History And Culture E I

Author : Jay Kinsbruner
ISBN : 0684314436
Genre : DICTIONARY. History. Latin America
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This volume, covering alphabetized entries E-I, presents information on the people, places, and events related to the history and culture of South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Category: DICTIONARY. History. Latin America