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Uninvited Neighbors

Author : Herbert G. Ruffin
ISBN : 9780806145822
Genre : History
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In the late 1960s, African American protests and Black Power demonstrations in California’s Santa Clara County—including what’s now called Silicon Valley—took many observers by surprise. After all, as far back as the 1890s, the California constitution had legally abolished most forms of racial discrimination, and subsequent legal reform had surely taken care of the rest. White Americans might even have wondered where the black activists in the late sixties were coming from—because, beginning with the writings of Fredrick Jackson Turner, the most influential histories of the American West simply left out African Americans or, later, portrayed them as a passive and insignificant presence. Uninvited Neighbors puts black people back into the picture and dispels cherished myths about California’s racial history. Reaching from the Spanish era to the valley’s emergence as a center of the high-tech industry, this is the first comprehensive history of the African American experience in the Santa Clara Valley. Author Herbert G. Ruffin II’s study presents the black experience in a new way, with a focus on how, despite their smaller numbers and obscure presence, African Americans in the South Bay forged communities that had a regional and national impact disproportionate to their population. As the region industrialized and spawned suburbs during and after World War II, its black citizens built institutions such as churches, social clubs, and civil rights organizations and challenged socioeconomic restrictions. Ruffin explores the quest of the area’s black people for the postwar American Dream. The book also addresses the scattering of the black community during the region’s late yet rapid urban growth after 1950, which led to the creation of several distinct black suburban communities clustered in metropolitan San Jose. Ruffin treats people of color as agents of their own development and survival in a region that was always multiracial and where slavery and Jim Crow did not predominate, but where the white embrace of racial justice and equality was often insincere. The result offers a new view of the intersection of African American history and the history of the American West.

Freedom S Racial Frontier

Author : Herbert G. Ruffin
ISBN : 9780806161242
Genre : Social Science
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Between 1940 and 2010, the black population of the American West grew from 710,400 to 7 million. With that explosive growth has come a burgeoning interest in the history of the African American West—an interest reflected in the remarkable range and depth of the works collected in Freedom’s Racial Frontier. Editors Herbert G. Ruffin II and Dwayne A. Mack have gathered established and emerging scholars in the field to create an anthology that links past, current, and future generations of African American West scholarship. The volume’s sixteen chapters address the African American experience within the framework of the West as a multicultural frontier. The result is a fresh perspective on western-U.S. history, centered on the significance of African American life, culture, and social justice in almost every trans-Mississippi state. Examining and interpreting the twentieth century while mindful of events and developments since 2000, the contributors focus on community formation, cultural diversity, civil rights and black empowerment, and artistic creativity and identity. Reflecting the dynamic evolution of new approaches and new sites of knowledge in the field of western history, the authors consider its interconnections with fields such as cultural studies, literature, and sociology. Some essays deal with familiar places, while others look at understudied sites such as Albuquerque, Oahu, and Las Vegas, Nevada. By examining black suburbanization, the Information Age, and gentrification in the urban West, several authors conceive of a Third Great Migration of African Americans to and within the West. The West revealed in Freedom’s Racial Frontier is a place where black Americans have fought—and continue to fight—to make their idea of freedom live up to their expectations of equality; a place where freedom is still a frontier for most persons of African heritage.

Race Still Matters

Author : Yuya Kiuchi
ISBN : 9781438462745
Genre : Social Science
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Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society. More than half a century after the civil rights era of the mid-1950s to the late 1960s, American society is often characterized as postracial. In other words, that the country has moved away from prejudice based on skin color and we live in a colorblind society. The reality, however, is the opposite. African Americans continue to face both explicit and latent discriminations in housing, healthcare, education, and every facet of their lives. Recent cases involving law enforcement officers shooting unarmed Black men also attest to the reality: the problem of the twenty-first century is still the problem of the color line. In Race Still Matters, contributors drawn from a wide array of disciplines use multidisciplinary methods to explore topics such as Black family experiences, hate crimes, race and popular culture, residual discrimination, economic and occupational opportunity gaps, healthcare disparities, education, law enforcement issues, youth culture, and the depiction of Black female athletes. The volume offers irrefutable evidence that race still very much matters in the United States today.


Author : Willow Lung-Amam
ISBN : 9780520293908
Genre : Social Science
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Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region’s booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth, increased racial diversity, and prompted an influx of immigration, especially among highly skilled and educated migrants from China, Taiwan, and India. At the same time, the response to these newcomers among long-time neighbors and city officials revealed complex attitudes in even the most well-heeled and diverse communities. Trespassers? takes an intimate look at the everyday life and politics inside Silicon Valley against a backdrop of these dramatic demographic shifts. At the broadest level, it raises questions about the rights of diverse populations to their own piece of the suburban American Dream. It follows one community over several decades as it transforms from a sleepy rural town to a global gateway and one of the nation's largest Asian American–majority cities. There, it highlights the passionate efforts of Asian Americans to make Silicon Valley their home by investing in local schools, neighborhoods, and shopping centers. It also provides a textured tale of the tensions that emerge over this suburb's changing environment. With vivid storytelling, Trespassers? uncovers suburbia as an increasingly important place for immigrants and minorities to register their claims for equality and inclusion.


Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN : 9783426437711
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Seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren steht Hillary Rodham Clinton im Rampenlicht der internationalen Politik – zunächst als First Lady im Weißen Haus, dann als Senatorin des Bundesstaates New York und schließlich als Außenministerin im Kabinett von Barack Obama. Nun bewirbt sie sich für die Demokraten als Kandidatin für die nächste Präsidentschaft. In ihrem so politischen wie persönlichen Buch schildert Clinton Hintergründe und Zusammenhänge der wichtigsten politischen Ereignisse und formuliert ihre Vorstellungen von der Rolle, die die Vereinigten Staaten angesichts der globalen Herausforderungen spielen sollte.

Der Deutsche Krieg

Author : Nicholas Stargardt
ISBN : 9783104035031
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Einzigartig und fesselnd erzählt der renommierte Oxford-Historiker Nicholas Stargardt in ›Der Deutsche Krieg‹ aus der Nahsicht, wie die Deutschen – Soldaten, Lehrer, Krankenschwestern, Nationalsozialisten, Christen und Juden – den Zweiten Weltkrieg durchlebten. Tag für Tag erleben wir mit, worauf sie hofften, was sie schockierte, worüber sie schwiegen und wie sich ihre Sicht auf den Krieg allmählich wandelte. Gestützt auf zahllose Tagebücher und Briefe, unter anderem von Heinrich Böll und Victor Klemperer, Wilm Hosenfeld und Konrad Jarausch, gelingt Nicholas Stargardt ein Blick in die Köpfe der Menschen, der deutlich macht, warum so viele Deutsche noch an die nationale Sache glaubten, als der Krieg längst verloren war und die Gewissheit wuchs, an einem Völkermord teilzuhaben. Ein verstörendes Kaleidoskop der Jahre 1939 bis 1945 im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland. »Ein Meisterwerk der Geschichtsschreibung, das die ›Vogelperspektive‹ nahtlos mit einer Mikrogeschichte dieser verhängnisvollen Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts verbindet.« Jan T. Gross »Erstmals wird die Chronologie der Stimmung, der Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen (...) der deutschen Bevölkerung während des Krieges wirklich sichtbar. Eine eindrucksvolle, fesselnde Darstellung.« Mark Roseman »Hervorragend geschrieben und in seiner Argumentation überzeugend, ist dieses Buch ein Muss.« Saul Friedländer

Unsere Gene

Author : Terry Burnham
ISBN : 3870245271
Genre : Science
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Der Verlust Des Denkens

Author : Theodore Roszak
ISBN : 342603915X
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The Passions Of The Minde 1601

Author : Thomas D. D. Wright
ISBN : 3487403625
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Von Menschen Und Von Booten

Author : Holger Peterson
ISBN : 9783946014416
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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„Ein Schiff ist mehr als die Summe von Rumpf, Kiel und Segeln.“ Wer je ein eigenes Boot besessen oder von ihm geträumt hat, versteht diese besondere Beziehung von Skipper und Schiff. Manchmal hält sie Jahrzehnte. Und lässt beim Wiedersehen so manchen windgestählten Skipper weich werden. Holger Peterson kennt sie alle: Menschen am Meer, verhaftet mit ihren Schiffen und gesegnet mit „geschenkten Seemeilen“ aus dem Strom der Gezeiten. Er erzählt über Els Sanders, der mit 82 Jahren noch immer an friesischen Küsten entlang segelt; vom berührenden Treffen der vier ehemaligen Eigner der LEVIATHAN, einer Reinke Taranga; von Herbert, der auf seinem Schiff eingelegte Gurken verkauft; oder von Jörg und Normena, die als Paar zusammen, aber jeder für sich auf einem eigenen kleinen Boot leben. Egal ob Marlene und Stefan 30 Jahre lang an einem Boot gebaut haben und erst jetzt auf Fahrt gehen oder ob das Segeln, wie etwa für Marc, buchstäblich neuen Lebensmut nach langer Krankheit gebracht hat... Menschen und Boote - das ist eine lebenslange und manchmal nicht ganz unproblematische Beziehung. In diesem Buch erzählen Eigner mit Leidenschaft und Liebe von ihren kleinen und großen Abenteuern zwischen Watt und Weltumsegelung.

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