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Un American Acts

Author : Charles Lowery
ISBN : 9789463003285
Genre : Education
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Un-American Acts focuses on identity and invisibility of African American and other underrepresented youth in the U.S. society and schooling. Presented are a series of chapters rooted in critical theory, aesthetics, and moral imagination that are intended to serve as prompts for crucial conversations and for engaging in critical reflective pedagogy in educational leadership and educational studies. Chapters center on events that have transpired in Ferguson, Staten Island, South Carolina, and elsewhere in the U.S. as well as on other relevant concerns that have had a profound impact on perceptions of race and identity in our nation’s educational systems.

Un Democratic Acts

Author : Charles Lowery
ISBN : 9789463007238
Genre : Education
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In Un-Democratic Acts: New Departures for Dialogues in Society and Schools, the focus is on ideals of democracy and democratic leadership to promote passionate debate, critical thinking, and change. Each chapter utilizes the unique voice and experiences of the author to tackle topics that are often taboo and/or politicized for ratings or votes but seldom for progress and change. Rather than continuing the circular course of back and forth arguments whose beginning and end points are the same, the authors utilize their voice to invoke change and focus on solutions. While each chapter takes on a life of its own, the collective work embodies the purpose and challenge that today’s leadership faces from a variety of perspectives. Most importantly these concepts are intended to create dissonance and divergence, a moving away from the typical and usual ways of doing, to break down the status quo thinking that dominates the related fields of academia and schooling. Do we accept the status quo and work to find our niche within the system? Or, do we hold ourselves and others accountable to truly honor the founding principles of freedom and equality for all as professed in the United States Constitution? In Un-Democratic Acts: New Departures for Dialogues in Society and Schools, the editors create a space in which imagining the possibility of a democratic and just society where all individuals are truly respected and treated fairly is the American way.

Civil Disobedience An Encyclopedic History Of Dissidence In The United States

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781317474418
Genre : Business & Economics
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Throughout American history, people with strong beliefs that ran counter to society's rules and laws have used civil disobedience to advance their causes. From the Boston Tea Party in 1773, to the Pullman Strike in 1894, to the draft card burnings and sit-ins of more recent times, civil disobedience has been a powerful force for effecting change in American society.This comprehensive A-Z encyclopedia provides a wealth of information on people, places, actions, and events that defied the law to focus attention on an issue or cause. It covers the causes and actions of activists across the political spectrum from colonial times to the present, and includes political, social economic, environmental, and a myriad of other issues."Civil Disobedience" ties into all aspects of the American history curriculum, and is a rich source of material for essays and debates on critical issues and events that continue to influence our nation's laws and values. It explores the philosophies, themes, concepts, and practices of activist groups and individuals, as well as the legislation they influenced. It includes a detailed chronology of civil disobedience, listings of acts of conscience and civil disobedience by act and by location, a bibliography of primary and secondary sources, and a comprehensive index complete the set.

The American Way

Author : Mark Fennell
ISBN : 9780595310388
Genre : Political Science
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In order for America to remain a wonderful place, we must continually teach the keys of America's greatness. More than just a civics book or a collection of quotes, The American Way teaches all aspects of American culture and all the keys to America's greatness. This book explains these concepts in such a way that anyone can understand, regardless of age or background. Although teaching the American tradition is not necessarily new, writing and teaching on this subject has been weak in the past thirty years. America is not teaching civics anymore, nor does America teach proper history. In addition, many immigrants do not properly understand America. This book exists to fill that void. If you understand America, then you can use this book to help teach those who don't understand. If you have not been taught properly about America, then this book may open your eyes. If you want other nations to have what we have, then sharing this book with people of other nations will assist them in understanding the keys to our success. Regardless of your particular circumstances, if you want greater personal success and better communities, then you should learn and share The American Way.

Anti American Terrorism And The Middle East

Author : Barry Rubin
ISBN : 0195176596
Genre : History
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After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a stunned public asked: How could this happen? Why did the attackers do what they did? What did they hope to accomplish? This wasn't the first battle in a conflict that has included bombings of U.S. embassies and planes, the Iran hostage crisis, and kidnappings or shootings of American citizens. This unique volume sets out to answer these questions using the unfiltered words of the terrorists themselves. Over many decades, radical forces in the Middle East have changed and evolved, yet their basic outlook and anti-Western views have remained remarkably consistent. Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin have assembled nearly one hundred key documents, charting the evolution of radical Middle East movements, their anti-Americanism, and Western policy response. The buildup to the battle between a world superpower and Middle East revolutionaries is brought dramatically to life. Among the documents included are the charters of such organizations as Hizballah, Hamas, and World Islamic Front; speeches by Syrian president Hafiz al-Asad and former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein; al-Qa'ida recruitment materials; and terrorist training manuals. The book also shows and analyzes the often conflicting and deeply conflicted responses to September 11 by journalists, clerics, and activists in the Arab world. Supplemented by an annotated chronology, a glossary of terms, and sections that put each selection in context, this comprehensive reference serves not only as essential historical background to the ongoing aftermath of the September 11 attacks, but more generally as an invaluable framework for understanding a long-term, continuing conflict that has caused many crises for the United States.

Investigation Of Un American Propaganda Activities In The United States

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
ISBN : LOC:00026262252
Genre : Communism
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Encyclopedia Of American Civil Liberties

Author : Paul Finkelman
ISBN : 9781135947057
Genre : Law
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This Encyclopedia on American history and law is the first devoted to examining the issues of civil liberties and their relevance to major current events while providing a historical context and a philosophical discussion of the evolution of civil liberties. Coverage includes the traditional civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. In addition, it also covers concerns such as privacy, the rights of the accused, and national security. Alphabetically organized for ease of access, the articles range in length from 250 words for a brief biography to 5,000 words for in-depth analyses. Entries are organized around the following themes: organizations and government bodies legislation and legislative action, statutes, and acts historical overviews biographies cases themes, issues, concepts, and events. The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties is an essential reference for students and researchers as well as for the general reader to help better understand the world we live in today.

Hearings On Legislation To Outlaw Certain Un American And Subversive Activities

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
ISBN : LOC:00187026246
Genre : Communism
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I Was Born Into A Den Of Wolves

Author : Clifton Davis
ISBN : 9781465363848
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many Americans express their desires to obtain a piece of what is called the American dream. They also said that the fundamentals of that dream contain the basic essentials of a foundation established by immigrants who are said to be the founders of this country.

Investigation Of Un American Propaganda Activities In The United States

Author : United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
ISBN : UOM:39015073451778
Genre : Communism
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