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Standing On Both Feet

Author : Cathy J Tashiro
ISBN : 9781317251453
Genre : Social Science
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In the first book to focus on the experiences of older Americans of mixed race, Cathy J. Tashiro explores questions of identity and the significance of family experiences, aging and the life course, class, gender, and nationality. Including African American/White and Asian American/White individuals, the book highlights the poignant voices of people who embodied the transgression of the color line. Their very existence violated deep cultural beliefs in the distinctiveness of the races at the time. Based on extensive interviews, the book offers a unique perspective on the social construction of race and racism in America.Check out the website for "Standing on Both Feet" here!

Raising Mixed Race

Author : Sharon H Chang
ISBN : 9781317330493
Genre : Social Science
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Research continues to uncover early childhood as a crucial time when we set the stage for who we will become. In the last decade, we have also seen a sudden massive shift in America’s racial makeup with the majority of the current under-5 age population being children of color. Asian and multiracial are the fastest growing self-identified groups in the United States. More than 2 million people indicated being mixed race Asian on the 2010 Census. Yet, young multiracial Asian children are vastly underrepresented in the literature on racial identity. Why? And what are these children learning about themselves in an era that tries to be ahistorical, believes the race problem has been “solved,” and that mixed race people are proof of it? This book is drawn from extensive research and interviews with sixty-eight parents of multiracial children. It is the first to examine the complex task of supporting our youngest around being “two or more races” and Asian while living amongst “post-racial” ideologies.

Race In Mind

Author : Paul Spickard
ISBN : 9780268182007
Genre : Social Science
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These essays analyze how race affects people's lives and relationships in all settings, from the United States to Great Britain and from Hawaiʻi to Chinese Central Asia. They contemplate the racial positions in various societies of people called Black and people called White, of Asians and Pacific Islanders, and especially of those people whose racial ancestries and identifications are multiple. Here for the first time are Spickard's trenchant analyses of the creation of race in the South Pacific, of DNA testing for racial ancestry, and of the meaning of multiplicity in the age of Barack Obama.

Solomon S Song

Author : Sarah De Carvalho
ISBN : 9781444701906
Genre : Religion
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'You have to search for the key to the song of your life and when you find it, don't let it go.' Fourteen year old Solomon lives for adventures with his cousin Ze, his dog Duke and above all, to sing and play the piano, for which he has a rare gift. But when life in the idyllic mountains of the Serra dos Orgaos is shattered by injustice, the family is uprooted to the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Everything Solomon loves is stripped away and life seems worthless.Growing up at 'Goodnight', her family's vast cattle ranch in Montana, Kiera Kavanagh dreams of finding the love of her life - the key to her song. But the untimely deaths of two people close to her leave her in turmoil and questioning her romantic teenage notions.Born on the same day, thousand of miles apart, will these two young lives find a love that overcomes their suffering, discovering who they are meant to be, and each other?Solomon's Song is a beautiful debut novel, interlacing the lives of many vividly drawn characters across continents and cultures.

Voices Of The American West The Indian Interviews Of Eli S Ricker 1903 1919

Author : Eli Seavey Ricker
ISBN : 080323967X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this second volume of interviews conducted by Nebraska judge Eli S. Ricker, he focuses on white eyewitnesses and participants in the occupying and settling of the American West in the nineteenth century. In the first decade of the twentieth century, as the Old West became increasingly distant and romanticized in popular consciousness, Eli S. Ricker (1842–1926) began interviewing those who had experienced it firsthand, hoping to write a multivolume series about its last days, centering on the conflicts between Natives and outsiders. For years Ricker traveled across the northern Plains, gathering information on and off reservations, in winter and in summer. Judge Ricker never wrote his book, but his interviews are priceless sources of information about that time and place, and they offer more balanced perspectives on events than were accepted at the time. Richard E. Jensen brings together all of Ricker’s interviews with those men and women who came to the American West from elsewhere—settlers, homesteaders, and veterans. These interviews shed light on such key events as the massacre at Wounded Knee, the Little Bighorn battle, Beecher Island, Lightning Creek, the Mormon cow incident, and the Washita massacre. Also of interest are glimpses of everyday life at different agencies, including Pine Ridge, Yellow Medicine, and Fort Sill School; brief though revealing memoirs; and snapshots of cattle drives, conflicts with Natives, and the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad.

The American Magazine

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ISBN : PSU:000020209902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cyclop Dia Of American Literature

Author : Evert Augustus Duyckinck
ISBN : UCI:31970000359544
Genre : American literature
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The Devil S Teeth

Author : Susan Casey
ISBN : 9781466800519
Genre : Nature
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A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them Susan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. These sharks were the alphas among alphas, some longer than twenty feet, and there were too many to count; even more incredible, this congregation was taking place just twenty-seven miles off the coast of San Francisco. In a matter of months, Casey was being hoisted out of the early-winter swells on a crane, up a cliff face to the barren surface of Southeast Farallon Island-dubbed by sailors in the 1850s the "devil's teeth." There she joined Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle, the two biologists who bunk down during shark season each fall in the island's one habitable building, a haunted, 135-year-old house spackled with lichen and gull guano. Two days later, she got her first glimpse of the famous, terrifying jaws up close and she was instantly hooked; her fascination soon yielded to obsession-and an invitation to return for a full season. But as Casey readied herself for the eight-week stint, she had no way of preparing for what she would find among the dangerous, forgotten islands that have banished every campaign for civilization in the past two hundred years. The Devil's Teeth is a vivid dispatch from an otherworldly outpost, a story of crossing the boundary between society and an untamed place where humans are neither wanted nor needed.

American Magazine

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ISBN : IND:32000000492688
Genre : Literary Criticism
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International Molders Journal

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ISBN : WISC:89062150396
Genre : Metal-workers
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