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America And Americans And Selected Nonfiction

Author : John Steinbeck
ISBN : 0142437417
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.

America And Americans In Australia

Author : David Mosler
ISBN : 0275962520
Genre : Political Science
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Mosler and Catley show Australia as migrant Americans see it, warts and all! Americans in the United States or in Australia as tourists have little bad to say about Australia--but what happens when they actually live there? Are Australians grateful? Resentful? Are the Americans happy? Or do they want to go straight home? What do Americans and Australians really think of each other? Mosler and Catley provide many of the answers, relying on extensive survey data and personal opinions from the Americans themselves.

The Conning Of America

Author : Patrick J. Quinn
ISBN : 904201475X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Conning of America examines for the first time from a literary perspective the propaganda writings produced in the United States during the period of World War I. This American propaganda literature was written in two distinct stages: the first stage was written by the pro-War establishment based on the East Coast of the United States before American entry into the conflict. It attempted to vilify Germany and her Allies while at the same time showing England, France, and Russia as the victims of a well-planned organized German plan for world domination—beginning with the invasion of neutral Belgium. The literature urged the United States to prepare for a German invasion of America and to be wary of German-Americans, who most likely were spies in the employ of the Imperial German government. The second stage of propaganda literature occurred when America declared war on the Central Powers in April 1917.While still using the blood thirsty militaristic Hun as a symbol of German inherent evil, the propaganda literature began to portray the Americans as the saviors of European culture. American boys were being sent to Europe on a spiritual mission to purify decadent European culture, while at the same time their sacrifice would rejuvenate and sanctify American values in the fire of the conflict in order for America to take her proper place in the new post-war order.

America And The American People

Author : Friedrich von Raumer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036998792
Genre : United States
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America And The Americans

Author : James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN : MINN:31951001995972A
Genre : United States
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America For Americans

Author : Erika Lee
ISBN : 9781541672598
Genre : History
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An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, America for Americans explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen.

America For Americans

Author : Edward P. Crapol
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038764051
Genre : Business & Economics
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Rediscovering America

Author : Peter Duus
ISBN : 9780520950375
Genre : History
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In this extraordinary collection of writings, covering the period from 1878 to 1989, a wide range of Japanese visitors to the United States offer their vivid, and sometimes surprising perspectives on Americans and American society. Peter Duus and Kenji Hasegawa have selected essays and articles by Japanese from many walks of life: writers and academics, bureaucrats and priests, politicians and journalists, businessmen, philanthropists, artists. Their views often reflect power relations between America and Japan, particularly during the wartime and postwar periods, but all of them dealt with common themes—America’s origins, its ethnic diversity, its social conformity, its peculiar gender relations, its vast wealth, and its cultural arrogance—making clear that while Japanese observers often regarded the U.S. as a mentor, they rarely saw it as a role model.

Dickens On America And The Americans

Author : Michael Slater
ISBN : 1911454854
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This celebrated and fully illustrated work brings Dickens into close focus as a key commentator on America.He turns his satiric pen on 19th-century American society during his visits in 1842 and 1867-68. This became what G.K. Chesterton called "Dickens's great quarrel with America." It became one of the most celebrated episodes in the history of Anglo-American cultural relations. This large format, fully illustrated book traces the history of Dickens's fascination with the young republic from his first glorious anticipations, through a period of bitter disillusionment, to a final reassessment and tribute to the nation. Michael Slater, doyen of Dickens scholars and his major modern biographer, argues that Dickens was a natural American, and that he experienced the same love/hate relationship with his own country. Dickens expressed many private opinions in his letters, and public views in his books, notably American Notes (1842) and Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44). He comments on slavery, factories, social life, manners, and the Shakers. He caricatured the boastful, grasping, swindling Americans, taking his gleeful revenge. But he relented and his triumphal reading tour of 1867-68 posed a revealing contrast to his earlier attacks.

Immigration And American Popular Culture

Author : Rachel Lee Rubin
ISBN : 9780814775530
Genre : History
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How does a 'national' popular culture form and grow over time in a nation comprised of immigrants? How have immigrants used popular culture in America, and how has it used them? Immigration and American Popular Culture looks at the relationship between American immigrants and the popular culture industry in the twentieth century. Through a series of case studies, Rachel Rubin and Jeffrey Melnick uncover how specific trends in popular culture—such as portrayals of European immigrants as gangsters in 1930s cinema, the zoot suits of the 1940s, the influence of Jamaican Americans on rap in the 1970s, and cyberpunk and Asian American zines in the1990s—have their roots in the complex socio-political nature of immigration in America. Supplemented by a timeline of key events and extensive suggestions for further reading, Immigration and American Popular Culture offers at once a unique history of twentieth century U.S. immigration and an essential introduction to the major approaches to the study of popular culture. Melnick and Rubin go further to demonstrate how completely and complexly the processes of immigration and cultural production have been intertwined, and how we cannot understand one without the other.

Making It In America

Author : Elliott Robert Barkan
ISBN : 9781576070987
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hopeful immigrants have come to America for four centuries, trying to make a better life for their families. Making It in America: A Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans relates the stories of 400 first- and second-generation Americans who have uplifted our quality of life. The book celebrates multicultural success throughout U.S. history; the nationally renowned are found right alongside the not-so-famous who improved the lives of those in their own communities.

We Too Are Americans

Author : Megan Taylor Shockley
ISBN : 0252028635
Genre : History
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During World War II, factories across America retooled for wartime production, and unprecedented labor opportunities opened up for women and minorities. In "We, Too, Are Americans," Megan Taylor Shockley examines the experiences of the African American women who worked in two capitals of industry - Detroit, Michigan, and Richmond, Virginia - during the war and the decade that followed it, making a compelling case for viewing World War II as the crucible of the civil rights movement. As demands on them intensified, the women working to provide American troops with clothing, medical supplies, and support services became increasingly aware of their key role in the war effort. Middle-class African Americans worked to desegregate voluntary associations (such as the Red Cross and the USO) and institute a policy of respectability that would undercut pernicious racial stereotypes. Working-class black women began to use their indispensability in industry to leverage demands for equal employment, welfare and citizenship benefits, fair treatment on factory floors, good working conditions, and other considerations previously denied them. Shockley shows that in the decade and a half preceding Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, as these women strove to redefine citizenship, backing their claims to equality with lawsuits, sit-ins, and other forms of activism, they were forging tools that civil rights activists would continue to use in the years to come.

Baseball In America And America In Baseball

Author : Robert B. Fairbanks
ISBN : 1603444351
Genre : Baseball
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Presenting views from a variety of sport and history experts, Baseball in America and America in Baseball captures the breadth and unsuspected variety of our national fascination and identification with America's Game. Chapters cover such well-known figures as Ty Cobb and lesser-known topics like the "invisible" baseball played by Japanese Americans during the 1930s and 1940s. A study of baseball in rural California from the Gold Rush to the turn of the twentieth century provides an interesting glimpse at how the game evolved from its earliest beginnings to something most modern observers would find familiar. Chapters on the Negro League's Baltimore Black Sox, financial profits of major league teams from 1900 to 1956, and American aspirations to a baseball-led cultural hegemony during the first half of the twentieth century round out this superb collection of sport history scholarship. Baseball in America and America in Baseball belongs on the bookshelf of any avid student of the game and its history. It also provides interesting glimpses into the sociology of sport in America.

Pursuing The American Dream

Author : Calvin C. Jillson
ISBN : UOM:39015059156219
Genre : Political Science
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In theory, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the promise of America, and that ideal has become the basis of the national identity, but the reality is far more complex, as demonstrated in an exploration of the Dream's evolution and how Americans pursue it in different ways.

The Taiwanese Americans

Author : Franklin Ng
ISBN : 0313297622
Genre : Social Science
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Offers a brief look at Taiwan's history, culture, and land, describes the reason for migrating to the United States--mainly after 1965--and profiles prominent individuals

Making America

Author : Luther S. Luedtke
ISBN : 0807843709
Genre : Social Science
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In this richly interdisciplinary work twenty-eight of the nation's leading critics and scholars offer a comprehensive exploration of American society and culture. Each outstanding in his or her own field, the contributors address "America" from a diversit

The Americans At Home

Author : David Macrae
ISBN : OXFORD:600024823
Genre : United States
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Greek Americans

Author : Peter C. Moskos
ISBN : 9781412853101
Genre : Social Science
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This is an engrossing account of Greek Americans—their history, strengths, conflicts, aspirations, and contributions. Blending sociological insight with historical detail, Peter C. and Charles C. Moskos trace the Greek-American experience from the wave of mass immigration in the early 1900s to today. This is the story of immigrants, most of whom worked hard to secure middle-class status. It is also the story of their children and grandchildren, many of whom maintain an attachment to Greek ethnic identity even as they have become one of America’s most successful ethnic groups. As the authors rightly note, the true measure of Greek-Americans is the immigrants themselves who came to America without knowing the language and without education. They raised solid families in the new country and shouldered responsibilities for those in the old. They laid the basis for an enduring Greek-American community. Included in this completely revised edition is an introduction by Michael Dukakis and chapters relating to the early struggles of Greeks in America, the Greek Orthodox Church, success in America, and the survival and expansion of Greek identity despite intermarriage. This work will be of value to scholars of ethnic studies, those interested in Greek culture and communities, and sociologists and historians.

The American Dream And The Public Schools

Author : Jennifer L. Hochschild
ISBN : 0198034865
Genre : Education
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The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, and ability grouping. While these are all separate problems, much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing--an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to succeed and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how policies to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class, and often conflict with policies that are intended to benefit everyone. They propose a framework that builds on our nation's rapidly changing population in order to help Americans get past acrimonious debates about schooling. Their goal is to make public education work better so that all children can succeed.

Ernest Hemingway And The Reality Of The American Dream

Author : Nathan Billings
ISBN : OCLC:841485408
Genre : American Dream in literature
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"Ernest Hemingway's fiction criticizes the American Dream and its myth of success in the early twentieth century. In The Sun Also Rises, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," Hemingway exposes the corrupting influence of monetary wealth. During the economic collapse of the Great Depression, many Americans created for themselves a fantasy world to avoid the reality of the failure of the American Dream. In "Fathers and Sons," The Garden of Eden, and For Whom the Bell Tolls, Hemingway's characters escape into their own illusions. "Wine of Wyoming" and To Have and Have Not show the disillusionment of individuals who are denied access to the Dream. Hemingway uses the example of Santiago from The Old Man and the Sea to show a new and more realistic American Dream in which material wealth is not the goal. Hemingway is not bound by the geographical setting of his characters in his assessment of the Dream, illustrated by using Americans away from the United States, outsiders in America, and an expanded understanding of America to make his evaluation."--Abstract.

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