Becoming America

Becoming America

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Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today—and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler’s panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of pre-Revolutionary 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, Butler shows us vast revolutionary changes in a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was already becoming America.

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Genre : History
Author by : Jon Butler
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2001-12-28
File : 324 Pages
ISBN : 9780674006676


Becoming America

Becoming America

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Wendy Kurant
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Release : 2019
File : 728 Pages
ISBN : 1940771617


Becoming American

Becoming American

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A history of immigration to this country and of our changing policies concerning opening our borders.

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Genre : History
Author by : Thomas J. Archdeacon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1984-03-01
File : 297 Pages
ISBN : 9780029009802


Becoming America A History For The 21st Century

Becoming America A History For The 21st Century

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"We wrote Becoming America in and for a new century, inspired by recent shifts in historical scholarship and the interests and learning styles of a new generation of students. Today's students live in a world where cultural, technological, and environmental transformation are palpably experienced and keenly debated. Paralleling this reorientation, the topics of environmental change, religious ritual, mass communications, technological innovation, and popular entertainment have become central and compelling subjects of historians' research and teaching. Becoming America seamlessly weaves these fascinating dimensions of the past into the core narrative of American history to produce an account that we believe students will find exciting, memorable, and relevant"--

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Genre : United States
Author by : David M. Henkin
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Release : 2021
File : Pages
ISBN : 1264088248


Becoming America S Playground

Becoming America S Playground

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Larry D. Gragg
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2019-08-29
File : 290 Pages
ISBN : 9780806165851


Honors Medical Students Becoming America S Best And Brightest

Honors Medical Students Becoming America S Best And Brightest

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Publisher : MedicalSchoolReport.com
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File : Pages
ISBN : 9780981220123


Becoming Americans

Becoming Americans

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Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of eighty-five immigrants from forty-five countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.

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Genre : History
Author by : Ilan Stavans
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Release : 2014-01-02
File : 724 Pages
ISBN : 1598532901


Becoming America

Becoming America

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Celebrating two collectors' passion for Americana and the window it provides into the everyday beauty of the past Becoming America offers a multifaceted view of one of the foremost collections of 18th- and 19th-century American folk and decorative art from the rural Northeast. Essays by leading specialists discuss the culture of furniture workshops, exuberant painted decoration, techniques of sewing and quilting, and poignant stories about the families depicted in the portraits. The collection itself includes Shaker boxes, a beaded Iroquois hat, embroidered samplers, metalwork, scrimshaw, handwoven rugs, ceramics, and a weather vane. The majority of these works have never before been published. With lively essays and profuse illustrations, this handsome volume brings to life the aesthetic of early Americans living in the countryside and is an essential exploration of the period's taste and style.

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Genre : Art
Author by : John Demos
Publisher : Other Distribution
Release : 2020
File : 264 Pages
ISBN : 0300247567


The New Peoples

The New Peoples

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The New Peoples contains essays tracing the origins and expressions of identity among the metis people of mixed Indian and European ancestry.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Jacqueline Peterson
Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society Press
Release : 2001
File : 266 Pages
ISBN : 0873514084


Citizen Sailors

Citizen Sailors

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After 1776, Americans struggled to gain recognition of their new republic and their rights as citizens. None had to fight harder than the nation’s seamen, whose labor took them deep into the Atlantic world. Nathan Perl-Rosenthal tells the story of how their efforts created the first national, racially inclusive model of U.S. citizenship.

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Genre : History
Author by : Nathan Perl-Rosenthal
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2015-10-12
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780674915558