Exploring American Histories

Exploring American Histories

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Genre : History
Author by : Nancy A. Hewitt
Publisher : Bedford Books
Release : 2019-01-04
File : 608 Pages
ISBN : 1319106404


Exploring American Histories A Brief Survey With Sources Volume 1

Exploring American Histories A Brief Survey With Sources Volume 1

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Exploring American Histories offers an entirely new approach to teaching the U.S. survey that puts investigating sources and thinking about the many stories of American history right at the center of your course. The distinctive format integrates primary documents and a brief narrative into one cost-effective and easy-to-use volume. Available in a number of affordable print and digital options, the text is also integrated with LearningCurve, online quizzing that adapts to what your students need to learn and helps them come to class prepared.

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Genre : History
Author by : Nancy A. Hewitt
Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
Release : 2012-12-21
File : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9781457635533


Decolonizing Indigenous Histories

Decolonizing Indigenous Histories

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Decolonizing Indigenous Histories makes a vital contribution to the decolonization of archaeology by recasting colonialism within long-term indigenous histories. Showcasing case studies from Africa, Australia, Mesoamerica, and North and South America, this edited volume highlights the work of archaeologists who study indigenous peoples and histories at multiple scales. The contributors explore how the inclusion of indigenous histories, and collaboration with contemporary communities and scholars across the subfields of anthropology, can reframe archaeologies of colonialism. The cross-cultural case studies employ a broad range of methodological strategies—archaeology, ethnohistory, archival research, oral histories, and descendant perspectives—to better appreciate processes of colonialism. The authors argue that these more complicated histories of colonialism contribute not only to understandings of past contexts but also to contemporary social justice projects. In each chapter, authors move beyond an academic artifice of “prehistoric” and “colonial” and instead focus on longer sequences of indigenous histories to better understand colonial contexts. Throughout, each author explores and clarifies the complexities of indigenous daily practices that shape, and are shaped by, long-term indigenous and local histories by employing an array of theoretical tools, including theories of practice, agency, materiality, and temporality. Included are larger integrative chapters by Kent Lightfoot and Patricia Rubertone, foremost North American colonialism scholars who argue that an expanded global perspective is essential to understanding processes of indigenous-colonial interactions and transitions.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Maxine Oland
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2012-12-01
File : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9780816599356


American Histories

American Histories

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“A powerful assemblage of short stories exploring late-in-life angst through personal myth, cultural memory, and riffs on an empire scorched by its own hubris” (O, The Oprah Magazine) from award-winning author John Edgar Wideman—his first collection in more than a decade. “Race and its reverberations are at the core of this slim, powerful volume, a blend of fiction, memoir, and reimagined history, in which the boundaries between those forms are murky and ever shifting” (The Boston Globe). In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle, and what we owe each other. With characters ranging from everyday Americans to Jean-Michel Basquiat to Nat Turner, American Histories is a journey through time, experience, and the soul of our country. In “JB & FD,” Wideman reimagines conversations between John Brown, the antislavery crusader, and Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist and orator—conversations that produce a fantastical, rich correspondence that spans years and ideologies. “Maps and Ledgers” eavesdrops on a brother and sister today as they ponder their father’s killing of another man. “Williamsburg Bridge” sits inside a man sitting on a bridge who contemplates his life before he decides to jump. “My Dead” is a story about how the already-departed demand more time, more space in the lives of those who survive them. American Histories is “an important addition to Wideman’s body of writing and a remarkable demonstration of his ability to address social issues through a range of fictional forms and styles” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). An extended meditation on family, history, and loss, American Histories weaves together historical fact, philosophical wisdom, and deeply personal vignettes. This is Wideman at his best—emotionally precise and intellectually stimulating—an extraordinary collection by a master.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : John Edgar Wideman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-03-20
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781501178368


A Concise History Of The United States Of America

A Concise History Of The United States Of America

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Born out of violence and the aspirations of its early settlers, the United States of America has become one of the world's most powerful nations. The book begins in colonial America as the first Europeans arrived, lured by the promise of financial profit, driven by religious piety and accompanied by diseases which would ravage the native populations. It explores the tensions inherent in a country built on slave labour in the name of liberty, one forced to assert its unity and reassess its ideals in the face of secession and civil war, and one that struggled to establish moral supremacy, military security and economic stability during the financial crises and global conflicts of the twentieth century. Woven through this richly crafted study of America's shifting social and political landscapes are the multiple voices of the nation's history: slaves and slave owners, revolutionaries and reformers, soldiers and statesmen, immigrants and refugees. These voices help define the United States at the dawn of a new century.

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Genre : History
Author by : Susan-Mary Grant
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-03-05
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781139504478


Thinking Through Sources For Exploring American Histories Volume 1

Thinking Through Sources For Exploring American Histories Volume 1

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Thinking through Sources for Exploring American Histories is a two-volume primary sources reader that supplements the document projects in the textbook. Each chapter of the reader presents five carefully selected documents that connect to topics in each chapter of Exploring American Histories. New Central Questions at the beginning of each chapter provide a framework and a focus for the documents that follow. Headnotes placed strategically before each document give students just enough context, and Interpret the Evidence and Put It in Context questions at the end of each chapter provide a starting point for classroom discussion or a written assignment. This collection of sources is available both in print and in LaunchPad with innovative auto-graded assessment.

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Genre : History
Author by : Nancy A. Hewitt
Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
Release : 2018-11-14
File : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781319132019


Swedish American Borderlands

Swedish American Borderlands

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Reframing Swedish–American relations by focusing on contacts, crossings, and convergences beyond migration Studies of Swedish American history and identity have largely been confined to separate disciplines, such as history, literature, or politics. In Swedish–American Borderlands, this collection edited by Dag Blanck and Adam Hjorthén seeks to reconceptualize and redefine the field of Swedish–American relations by reviewing more complex cultural, social, and economic exchanges and interactions that take a broader approach to the international relationship—ultimately offering an alternative way of studying the history of transatlantic relations. Swedish–American Borderlands studies connections and contacts between Sweden and the United States from the seventeenth century to today, exploring how movements of people have informed the circulation of knowledge and ideas between the two countries. The volume brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences to investigate multiple transcultural exchanges between Sweden and the United States. Rather than concentrating on one-way processes or specific national contexts, Swedish–American Borderlands adopts the concept of borderlands to examine contacts, crossings, and convergences between the nations, featuring specific case studies of topics like jazz, architecture, design, genealogy, and more. By placing interactions, entanglements, and cross-border relations at the center of the analysis, Swedish–American Borderlands seeks to bridge disciplinary divides, joining a diverse set of scholars and scholarship in writing an innovative history of Swedish–American relations to produce new understandings of what we perceive as Swedish, American, and Swedish American. Contributors: Philip J. Anderson, North Park U; Jennifer Eastman Attebery, Idaho State U; Marie Bennedahl, Linnaeus U; Ulf Jonas Björk, Indiana U–Indianapolis; Thomas J. Brown, U of South Carolina; Margaret E. Farrar, John Carroll U; Charlotta Forss, Stockholm U; Gunlög Fur, Linnaeus U; Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis U; Angela Hoffman, Uppsala U; Adam Kaul, Augustana College; Maaret Koskinen, Stockholm U; Merja Kytö, Uppsala U; Svea Larson, U of Wisconsin–Madison; Franco Minganti, U of Bologna; Frida Rosenberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Magnus Ullén, Stockholm U.

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Genre : History
Author by : Dag Blanck
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2021-08-24
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781452962412


U S History

U S History

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Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

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Genre : History
Author by : P. Scott Corbett
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Release : 2017-12-19
File : 1046 Pages
ISBN : 9888407392


Exploring American Histories Volume 2

Exploring American Histories Volume 2

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Exploring American Histories opens an entirely new window into the many histories of the nation's past. It integrates an unprecedented number of primary and secondary sources--both written and visual--in a unique building blocks approach that enables students to hone their analysis skills while they actively learn the fundamental concepts of American history. By weaving sources into the story and culminating in multi-source projects organized around a single topic at the end of each chapter, the book brings history to life while helping students understand how sources form the basis of historical narratives and how to think critically about them. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment and assessment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a more highly effective level. The greatest active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with "Thinking through Sources" digital exercises that help students build arguments from those sources; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition ebook, in one easy-to-use product.?

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Genre : History
Author by : Nancy A. Hewitt
Publisher : Bedford
Release : 2017-09-16
File : 656 Pages
ISBN : 1319106420


Sexuality And Slavery

Sexuality And Slavery

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"A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Title page verso.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Daina Ramey Berry
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2018-10-01
File : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780820354033