Occupied America

Occupied America

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The most comprehensive book on Mexican Americans describing their political ascendancy Authored by one of the most influential and highly-regarded voices of Chicano history and ethnic studies, Occupied America is the most definitive introduction to Chicano history. This comprehensive overview of Chicano history is passionately written and extensively researched. With a concise and engaged narrative, and timelines that give students a context for pivotal events in Chicano history, Occupied America illuminates the struggles and decisions that frame Chicano identity today.

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Genre : History
Author by : Rodolfo F. Acuna
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2014-02-27
File : 445 Pages
ISBN : 0205880843


Occupied America

Occupied America

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Occupied America chronicles the everyday experience of ordinary people living under military occupation during the American Revolution. In Occupied America, Donald F. Johnson chronicles the everyday experience of ordinary people living under military occupation during the American Revolution. Focusing on day-to-day life in port cities held by the British Army, Johnson recounts how men and women from a variety of backgrounds navigated harsh conditions, mitigated threats to their families and livelihoods, took advantage of new opportunities, and balanced precariously between revolutionary and royal attempts to secure their allegiance. Between 1775 and 1783, every large port city along the Eastern seaboard fell under British rule at one time or another. As centers of population and commerce, these cities—Boston, New York, Newport, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston—should have been bastions from which the empire could restore order and inspire loyalty. Military rule's exceptional social atmosphere initially did provide opportunities for many people—especially women and the enslaved, but also free men both rich and poor—to reinvent their lives, and while these opportunities came with risks, the hope of social betterment inspired thousands to embrace military rule. Nevertheless, as Johnson demonstrates, occupation failed to bring about a restoration of imperial authority, as harsh material circumstances forced even the most loyal subjects to turn to illicit means to feed and shelter themselves, while many maintained ties to rebel camps for the same reasons. As occupations dragged on, most residents no longer viewed restored royal rule as a viable option. As Johnson argues, the experiences of these citizens reveal that the process of political change during the Revolution occurred not in a single instant but gradually, over the course of years of hardship under military rule that forced Americans to grapple with their allegiance in intensely personal and highly contingent ways. Thus, according to Johnson, the quotidian experience of military occupation directly affected the outcome of the American Revolution.

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Genre : History
Author by : Donald F. Johnson
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2020-09-25
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780812297454


Occupied America

Occupied America

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In Occupied America, Donald F. Johnson chronicles the everyday lives of ordinary people living under British military occupation during the American Revolution. Focusing on port cities, Johnson recovers how Americans navigated dire hardships, balanced competing attempts to secure their loyalty, and in the end rejected restored royal rule.

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Genre : History
Author by : Donald F. Johnson
Publisher : Early American Studies
Release : 2020
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780812252545


Occupied America

Occupied America

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Genre : Mexican Americans
Author by : Rodolfo Acuña
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Release : 1988
File : 475 Pages
ISBN : 006040163X


Occupy

Occupy

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In the fall of 2011, a small protest camp in downtown Manhattan exploded into a global uprising, sparked in part by the violent overreactions of the police. An unofficial record of this movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and thoughtful reflections, featuring the editors and writers of the celebrated n+1, as well as some of the world’s leading radical thinkers, such as Slavoj Žižek, Angela Davis, and Rebecca Solnit. The book conveys the intense excitement of those present at the birth of a counterculture, while providing the movement with a serious platform for debating goals, demands, and tactics. Articles address the history of the “horizontalist” structure at OWS; how to keep a live-in going when there is a giant mountain of laundry building up; how very rich the very rich have become; the messages and meaning of the “We are the 99%” tumblr website; occupations in Oakland, Boston, Atlanta, and elsewhere; what happens next; and much more.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Carla Blumenkranz
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2011-12-17
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781844679416


Occupied America

Occupied America

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Genre : Mexican Americans
Author by : Rodolfo Acuña
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Release : 1988
File : 475 Pages
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173000809458


Occupied America The Chicano S Struggle Toward Liberation

Occupied America The Chicano S Struggle Toward Liberation

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Genre : Mexican Americans
Author by : Rodolfo Acuna
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Release : 1972
File : 282 Pages
ISBN : 006380350X


Mexican American Youth Organization

Mexican American Youth Organization

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Among the protest movements of the 1960s, the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) emerged as one of the principal Chicano organizations seeking social change. By the time MAYO evolved into the Raza Unida Party (RUP) in 1972, its influence had spread far beyond its Crystal City, Texas, origins. Its members precipitated some thirty-nine school walkouts, demonstrated against the Vietnam War, and confronted church and governmental bodies on numerous occasions. Armando Navarro here offers the first comprehensive assessment of MAYO's history, politics, leadership, ideology, strategies and tactics, and activist program. Interviews with many MAYO and RUP organizers and members, as well as first-hand knowledge drawn from his own participation in meetings, presentations, and rallies, enrich the text. This wealth of material yields the first reliable history of this extremely vocal and visible catalyst of the Chicano Movement. The book will add significantly to our understanding of Sixties protest movements and the social and political conditions that gave them birth.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Armando Navarro
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2014-02-04
File : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9780292743205


Mexicanos

Mexicanos

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A lively, original interpretive history of Mexicans in the United States.

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Genre : History
Author by : Manuel G. Gonzales
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2000
File : 322 Pages
ISBN : 0253214009


Meeting The Enemy

Meeting The Enemy

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Since its founding, the United States has defined itself as the supreme protector of freedom throughout the world, pointing to its Constitution as the model of law to ensure democracy at home and to protect human rights internationally. Although the United States has consistently emphasized the importance of the international legal system, it has simultaneously distanced itself from many established principles of international law and the institutions that implement them. In fact, the American government has attempted to unilaterally reshape certain doctrines of international law while disregarding others, such as provisions of the Geneva Conventions and the prohibition on torture. America’s selective self-exemption, Natsu Taylor Saito argues, undermines not only specific legal institutions and norms, but leads to a decreased effectiveness of the global rule of law. Meeting the Enemy is a pointed look at why the United States’ frequent—if selective—disregard of international law and institutions is met with such high levels of approval, or at least complacency, by the American public.

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Genre : History
Author by : Natsu Taylor Saito
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2012-06-01
File : 374 Pages
ISBN : 9780814771143