Becoming America

Becoming America
  • Author : Jon Butler
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • File Size : 43,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 337
  • Relase : 2001-12-28
  • ISBN : 9780674006676
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Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, politically self-conscious, power-hungry, religiously plural: America three hundred years ago -- and today. Here are Britain's mainland American colonies after 1680, in the process of becoming the first modern society -- a society the earliest colonists never imagined, a "new order of the ages" that anticipated the American Revolution. Jon Butler's panoramic view of the colonies in this epoch transforms our customary picture of prerevolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly "modern" character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Stressing the middle and late decades (the hitherto "dark ages") of the American colonial experience, and emphasizing the importance of the middle and southern colonies as well as New England, Becoming America shows us transformations before 1776 among an unusually diverse assortment of peoples. Here is a polyglot population of English, Indians, Africans, Scots, Germans, Swiss, Swedes, and French; a society of small colonial cities with enormous urban complexities; an economy of prosperous farmers thrust into international market economies; peoples of immense wealth, a burgeoning middle class, and incredible poverty. Butler depicts settlers pursuing sophisticated provincial politics that ultimately sparked revolution and a new nation; developing new patterns in production, consumption, crafts, and trades that remade commerce at home and abroad; and fashioning a society remarkably pluralistic in religion, whose tolerance nonetheless did not extend to Africans or Indians. Here was a society that turned protest into revolution and remade itself many times during the next centuries -- asociety that, for ninety years before 1776, was becoming America.

Becoming America's Playground

Becoming America's Playground
  • Author : Larry D. Gragg
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • File Size : 42,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 291
  • Relase : 2019-08-29
  • ISBN : 9780806165851
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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In 1950 Las Vegas saw a million tourists. In 1960 it attracted ten million. The city entered the fifties as a regional destination where prosperous postwar Americans could enjoy vices largely forbidden elsewhere, and it emerged in the sixties as a national hotspot, the glitzy resort city that lights up the American West today. Becoming America’s Playground chronicles the vice and the toil that gave Las Vegas its worldwide reputation in those transformative years. Las Vegas’s rise was no happy accident. After World War II, vacationing Americans traveled the country in record numbers, making tourism a top industry in such states as California and Florida. The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce saw its chance and developed a plan to capitalize on the town’s burgeoning reputation for leisure. Las Vegas pinned its hopes for the future on Americans’ need for escape. Transforming a vice city financed largely by the mob into a family vacation spot was not easy. Hotel and casino publicists closely monitored media representations of the city and took every opportunity to stage images of good, clean fun for the public—posing even the atomic bomb tests conducted just miles away as an attraction. The racism and sexism common in the rest of the nation in the era prevailed in Las Vegas too. The wild success of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack performances at the Sands Hotel in 1960 demonstrated the city’s slow progress toward equality. Women couldn’t work as dealers in Las Vegas until the 1970s, yet they found more opportunities for well-paying jobs there than many American women could find elsewhere. Gragg shows how a place like the Las Vegas Strip—with its glitz and vast wealth and its wildly public consumption of vice—rose to prominence in the 1950s, a decade of Cold War anxiety and civil rights conflict. Becoming America’s Playground brings this pivotal decade in Las Vegas into sharp focus for the first time.

Honors Medical Students: Becoming America's Best and Brightest

Honors Medical Students: Becoming America's Best and Brightest
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : MedicalSchoolReport.com
  • File Size : 48,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 212
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 9780981220123
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Becoming American, Being Indian

Becoming American, Being Indian
  • Author : Madhulika Shankar Khandelwal
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • File Size : 40,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0801488079
  • Rating : 5/5 (1 users)

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Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. Madhulika S. Khandelwal explores the ways in which their world has evolved over four decades.

Becoming American, Remaining Jewish

Becoming American, Remaining Jewish
  • Author : Toni Young
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • File Size : 45,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 404
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0874136946
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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"Becoming American, Remaining Jewish traces the development of Wilmington, Delaware's first Jewish community in order to understand what the Jews created and why, what values were reflected in the institutions they established and the causes they advocated, and what changed over the years. Readers concerned about questions of identity and community today will find much stimulating material in this story." "The appendix, which contains the names of more than two thousand adult Jews lived in Wilmington between 1879 and 1920, is the most comprehensive list of early Jewish Wilmingtonians ever published. With its information on country of birth and first occupation, the list is a valuable resource for historians and genealogists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Becoming American

Becoming American
  • Author : Fariborz Ghadar
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • File Size : 46,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2014-03-06
  • ISBN : 9781442228955
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Both personal and analytical, while remaining factual and well-argued throughout, Fariborz Ghadar’s Becoming American makes the case for common sense immigration policies and practices that will not only help strengthen America’s fledgling economy and role as world leader, but also help millions of prospective immigrants for generations to come.

Becoming American?

Becoming American?
  • Author : ShiPu Wang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 45,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068825259
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Aspects of American History

Aspects of American History
  • Author : Simon Henderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 46,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 261
  • Relase : 2009-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781134098743
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Aspects of American History examines major themes, personalities and issues across American history, using topic focused essays. Each chapter focuses on key events and time periods within a broad framework looking at liberty and equality, the role of government and national identity. The volume engages with its central themes through a broad ranging examination of aspects of the American past, including discussions of political history, foreign policy, presidential leadership and the construction of national memory. In each essay, Simon Henderson: introduces fresh angles to traditional topics consolidates recent research in themed essays analyzes views of different historians offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach gives concise treatment to complex issues. Including an introduction which places key themes in context, this book enables readers to make comparisons and trace major thematic developments across American history.

Being Russian, Becoming American

Being Russian, Becoming American
  • Author : Nanda Dimitrov
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 53,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P00786096L
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Becoming American, Remaining Arab

Becoming American, Remaining Arab
  • Author : Loukia K. Sarroub
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 47,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002354236
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Becoming American

Becoming American
  • Author : Alixa Naff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 53,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 416
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064814331
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Alixa Naff explores the experiences of Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before World War II, focusing on the pre-World War I pioneering generation that set the pattern for settlement and assimilation. Unlike many immigrants who were driven to the United States by dreams of industrial jobs or to escape religious or economic persecution, these artisans and owners of small, disconnected plots of land came to America to engage in the enterprise of peddling. Most of these immigrants planned to stay two or three years and return to their homelands wealthier and prouder than when they left.

The French Law of Marriage and the Conflict of Laws that Arises Therefrom

The French Law of Marriage and the Conflict of Laws that Arises Therefrom
  • Author : Edmond Kelly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 46,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 214
  • Relase : 1885
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N11197027
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Encyclopedia of American Social History

Encyclopedia of American Social History
  • Author : Mary Kupiec Cayton,Elliott J. Gorn,Peter W. Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 47,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 948
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002877687
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A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology.

Thirty Years of Labor, 1859-1889

Thirty Years of Labor, 1859-1889
  • Author : Terence Vincent Powderly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 49,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 388
  • Relase : 1890
  • ISBN : UCD:31175001674855
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Tea and Coffee Journal

Tea and Coffee Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 48,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 676
  • Relase : 1931
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2972153
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Life and Character of Stephen Girard ...

The Life and Character of Stephen Girard ...
  • Author : Henry Atlee Ingram
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 48,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 162
  • Relase : 1887
  • ISBN : OSU:32435006006811
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Immigrants to Citizens

Immigrants to Citizens
  • Author : Ann Morse,National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 49,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 18
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : IND:30000100650658
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Time

Time
  • Author : Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 48,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 1362
  • Relase : 1983-04
  • ISBN : NWU:35556026844753
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Lebanese and the World

The Lebanese and the World
  • Author : Albert H. Hourani,Nadim Shehadi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 41,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 808
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : UVA:X002242371
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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For more than a century, people have been emigrating from countries of the Mediterranean basin - Spain, Italy, Sicily, Greece and parts of the Near East - to the New World of America and Australasia. This emigration has formed an important part of the international movement of population which is one of the features of the modern world. This book is concerned with one specific movement, that of emigrants from Lebanon who have established communities in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and West Africa, and more recently in the Gulf and other parts of the Middle East. The book is a collection of essays based on papers delivered at a conference on Lebanese Emigration organised by the Centre for Lebanese Studies in Oxford. The chapters are written by historians, economists, sociologists and political scientists, coming from various backgrounds and disciplines. The attempt to evaluate the impact of the emigrants from Lebanon on the host societies, the process of integration, their economic, political and cultural significance, as well as their relations with the home country and their contribution to its development. The book also touches on the more recent emigration during the recent war in Lebanon one of the pressing problems facing the country at present. Issues discussed include the effects of the war on the established immigrant communities. This is perhaps the first comprehensive attempt to make a comparative study of the life of an immigrant community of common origin in different continents and cultures.

Fleet and Lease Manager's Handbook

Fleet and Lease Manager's Handbook
  • Author : Samuel James Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 45,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 160
  • Relase : 1968
  • ISBN : PSU:000004541981
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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