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250 pages ; 22 cm
  • Happy davs -- Le commerce comme religion -- Le règne de la voiture -- Toujours plus vite -- L'influence de la télévision -- La peine de mort -- Une autre Amérique -- Une perception nouvelle -- Guerre froide -- L'immigration -- Le Ku Klux Klan -- Les armes en Amérique -- La montée d'une conscience collective -- Comment en est-on arrivé là ? -- Tout s'emballe -- A la télévision -- Trop c'est trop -- la révolution étudiante -- Les campus ont la fièvre -- La paix à tout prix -- La violence gagne -- Le jour d'après -- le mouvement des droits civiques -- Black Power -- Les violences urbaines -- Le massacre d'Orangeburg -- Le jour maudit -- "I'm feeling groom"" -- La révolution sexuelle -- Les femmes -- Les gays -- L'environnement -- Les tensions sont partout -- Le sport est américain -- J.O. et guerre froide -- Rien ne va plus -- Tommie Smith et John Carlos -- Une année tumultueuse -- L'année charnière -- La loi et l'ordre -- Les chocs à répétition -- Conventions -- Une campagne à sens unique -- La contre-culture et Woodstock -- Les arts visuels -- Faire entendre sa voix -- Les paillettes d'Hollywood -- En musique -- L'après-68, ou quand tout commence -- Vers un nouveau monde -- Cinquante ans plus tard -- L'héritage -- L'homme venu du passé -- Un passé qui ressurgit -- Deux temps, deux destinées -- La mort du Rêve américain -- En route pour la Lune -- La tête dans les nuages -- La conquête spatiale -- Trois hommes dans la Lune.
"L'année 1968, la pire de toute l'histoire américaine ? Les sixties ont marqué la société américaine et développé un imaginaire qui s'est transmis jusqu'à nous. Avec l'élection inattendue de Donald Trump, l'Amérique est retournée dans son passé, avec ce constat terrible : en souhaitant ramener son pays en arrière - persuadé qu'il y était plus heureux, son nouveau Président s'attaque à la déconstruction, brique par brique, des éléments du progrès déposés par les enfants de 1968. Car voilà que reviennent sur le devant de la scène les créationnistes, les suprématistes, le Ku Klux Klan. Tout serait-il donc à recommencer ? La période de 1968 et les temps actuels sont comme le yin et le yang de l'histoire d'un pays qui ne cesse de nous fasciner et de nous surprendre."--Page 4 of cover.
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391 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
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xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • The twilight of slavery
  • Radical abolitionism and the arrival of the Underground Railroad
  • The legendary Underground Railroad in Washington County
  • The Underground Railroad network in Washington County
  • The end of the line
  • Appendix: Underground Railroad sites in Washington County.
In Abandoned Tracks, W. Thomas Mainwaring bridges the gap between scholarly and popular perceptions of the Underground Railroad. Historians have long recognized that many aspects of the Underground Railroad have been mythologized by emotion, memory, time, and wishful thinking. Mainwaring's book is a rich, in-depth attempt to separate fact from fiction in one local area, while also contributing to a scholarly discussion of the Underground Railroad by placing Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the national context. Just as the North was not consistent in its perspective on the Civil War and the slavery issue, the Underground Railroad had distinct regional variations. Washington County had a well-organized abolition movement, even though its members helped a comparatively small number of fugitive slaves escape, largely because of the small nearby slave population in what was then western Virginia. Its origins as a slave county make it an interesting case study of the transition from slavery to freedom and of the origins of black and white abolitionism. Abandoned Tracks lends much to the ongoing scholarly debate about the extent, scope, and nature of the Underground Railroad. This book is written both for scholars of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad and for an audience interested in local history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268103576 20180604
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viii, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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xii, 136 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: the corporate lawyer and the revolutionary
  • Land and opportunity in antebellum America
  • Slavery as a social system
  • Secession and the Civil War: Lincoln, secession and the border states
  • Slavery, emancipation, and the progress of the Civil War, 1861-1862
  • Emancipation and its discontents
  • Marx and Lincoln on the fruits of the Civil War
  • Epilogue: Marx and Lincoln after the defeat of the Paris Commune.
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ix, 205 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • To Chicago
  • destroyed by the Great Fire
  • To Omaha
  • gateway to the West
  • Across the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains
  • Wyoming
  • cowboy and Indian country
  • Salt Lake City and the Mormons
  • Across the desert to San Francisco
  • Arrival in San Francisco
  • Excursion to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
  • Back in San Francisco for the Chinese New Year
  • Return Home via gold mines and Yosemite Valley.
After unearthing her great-grandparents' diaries, Mary Ann Hooper set out on a journey to retrace their 1871 trip across the United States on the newly-opened Transcontinental Railroad-via Chicago, just destroyed by the Great Fire, then across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to the Golden City of San Francisco. Filled with rich details of time, place, and culture, Mary Ann's thoughtful and compelling narrative is both a re-creation of a family journey and a thoughtful account of how the American West has changed over the last 150 years. Using the common thread of the same train trip across the American landscape, she weaves together the two stories-her great grandparents, Charles and Fannie Crosby's leisurely Victorian tourist trip described in both their diaries-and her own trip. Mary Ann's adventurous and determined voice fills the pages with entertaining encounters on the train, escapades on her folding bike, and her reflections on her birth country and her own life story. During her journey, she discovers the stories of her 1950s childhood reflect a "Wild West" at odds with the West her great-grandparents record in their diaries, leading her to uncover more of the real and meatier history of the American West-going through conquest, rapid settlement, and economic development. As Mary Ann fulfills her quest to understand better why glorified myths were created to describe the Wild West of her childhood, and reflects on the pitfalls of what "progress" is doing to the environment, she is left with a much bigger question: Can we transform our way of doing things quickly enough to stop our much-loved West becoming an uninhabitable desert?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781943859665 20180618
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xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. "Killed helping workers to organize" : reenvisioning American history
  • The Haitian revolution and the birth of emancipatory internationalism, 1770s to 1820s
  • The Mexican War of Independence and US history : anti-imperialism as a way of life, 1820s to 1850s
  • "To break the fetters of slaves all over the world" : the internationalization of the Civil War, 1850s to 1865
  • Global visions of reconstruction : the Cuban solidarity movement, 1860s to 1890s
  • Waging war on the government of American banks in the global South, 1890s to 1920s
  • Forgotten workers of America : racial capitalism and the war on the working class, 1890s to 1940s
  • Emancipatory internationalism vs. the American Century, 1945 to 1960s
  • El gran paro Estadounidense : the rebirth of the American working class, 1970s to the present
  • Epilogue. A new origin narrative of American history.
"Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers--Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth--united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought against Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. And in stark contrast to the resurgence of "America first" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the America. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americas, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights."--Dust jacket.
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x, 188 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: A Critique of Transnational Approaches to Community 1. The Ontology of Cultural Groups in Modernity 2. Place-Making 3. Literature as a Device of Cultural Appropriation 4. A Coda to Literary Canons 5. Art and Power 6. Forced Acculturation 7. Transmedia Storytelling 8. Colonial Problems, Transnational American Studies 9. Imagining New Communities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054059 20171211
After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms-including literature, art, film, advertising, search engines, urban planning, museum artifacts, visa policy, public education, and ostensibly non-state media-the argument fills a gap in contemporary criticism by a focus on what makes cultural canons symbolically effective (or not) for an individual exposed to them. The book makes important points about the limits of transnationalism as a paradigm, evidencing how such approaches often reiterate presumptive and essentialized notions of identity that function as new dimensions of exceptionalism. In response to the shortcomings in trans/national criticism, the final chapter initiates a theoretical consideration of a postgeographic and postcultural form of community (and of cultural analysis).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054059 20171211
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xx, 650 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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vii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers As a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodriguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479818525 20180416
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xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction A World Changes: Europe in the Mid-1940s Envisioning the Soviets: Kennan vs. Wallace Opening Salvos: Truman and His Doctrine How to Fight: NSC-68 and Planning Global Strategy The View After: Victories and Costs Documents.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208377 20180129
America Enters the Cold War provides a succinct and insightful analysis of the foreign policy decisions which shaped America's early involvement in the Cold War. In focusing on key documents and detailing the ideological foundations of U.S. foreign policy, Kevin Grimm situates the events of the early Cold War in the context of postwar American history. Including the full text of primary source documents such as the Long Telegram, the Truman Doctrine, and NSC-68, this text provides an essential overview of this period for students of the Cold War, diplomatic history, and twentieth-century US history and foreign policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208377 20180129
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
This volume is about how Donald Trump, who had no prior public service, became president of the United States. It argues that Trump capitalized on a wave of increasing public discontent that stemmed from the demise of the country's Golden Age of prosperity. This involved decades-long trends in the American economy, race relations, ideology, and political polarization, all of which fueled rising discontent across America.
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xviii, 980 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its head American Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Drawing on his expertise in economic history and the imperial histories of Britain and Europe, A. G. Hopkins takes readers from the colonial era to today to show how, far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America's dependency on Britain and Europe extended much later into the nineteenth century than previously understood. In a sweeping narrative spanning three centuries, Hopkins describes how the revolt of the mainland colonies was the product of a crisis that afflicted the imperial states of Europe generally, and how the history of the American republic between 1783 and 1865 was a response not to the termination of British influence but to its continued expansion. He traces how the creation of a U.S. industrial nation-state after the Civil War paralleled developments in Western Europe, fostered similar destabilizing influences, and found an outlet in imperialism through the acquisition of an insular empire in the Caribbean and Pacific. The period of colonial rule that followed reflected the history of the European empires in its ideological justifications, economic relations, and administrative principles. After 1945, a profound shift in the character of globalization brought the age of the great territorial empires to an end. American Empire goes beyond the myth of American exceptionalism to place the United States within the wider context of the global historical forces that shaped the Western empires and the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691177052 20180306
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viii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
  • 1. Political Instability and Breakdown: The Historical Context.- 2. A Fait Accompli: The US Reaction to the Greek Military Coup of 1967.- 3. Johnson, Nixon and Athens: Changing Foreign Policy towards the Greek Military Dictatorship.- 4. Internal Divides: The White House, State Department and the Athens Embassy.- 5. A View of the Colonels from the US Congress: Supporters and Opponents of the Greek Regime.- 6. US Diplomacy within Europe and NATO on the Greek Question.- 7. Agency in Athens: The Greek Colonels' Strategy towards the US.- 8. Assessing US Foreign Policy in the Junta Era.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137523174 20180618
This book seeks to comprehensively analyze and document U.S. foreign policy toward a strategic Cold War ally that posed a stark challenge to the traditionally-stated U.S. preference for democracy and political freedom. It details the complex ways in which the U.S. reacted to that challenge and went about crafting policies of longer-term accommodation with a regime it wished to retain as a close ally in a strategically important part of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137523174 20180618
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xxvi, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Chapter 1. A Tour of Native Peoples and Native Lands Chapter 2. Indigenous Peoples Are Nations, Not Minorities Chapter 3. Indigenous Governments: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 4. Actors in Native Politics Chapter 5. A History of Federal Indian Policy Chapter 6. Tribal Political Economy Chapter 7. Indigenous Political Participation: Patriotism, Suffrage, and Partisanship Chapter 8. Native Interest Group Activity and Activism Chapter 9. Native Peoples, Images, and the Media Chapter 10. Indigenous Nations and the American Political System.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442252653 20170612
American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive text written from a political science perspective. It analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally. It also examines the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government. In the fourth edition, Wilkins and Stark analyze the challenges facing Indigenous nations as they develop new and innovative strategies to defend and demand recognition of their national character and rights. They also seeks to address issues that continue to plague many nations, such as notions of belonging and citizenship, implementation of governing structures and processes attentive to Indigenous political and legal traditions, and the promotion and enactment of sustainable practices that support our interdependence in an increasingly globalized world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442252653 20170612
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599 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • "Westward the course of empire takes its way": the translatio-concept in popular American writing and painting
  • The American dream
  • Fett, sauber und versoffen: zu drei zeitlosen Konstanten des amerikanischen Deutschlandbildes
  • Americans in Europe
  • From the apocalyptic to the entropic end: from hope to despair to new hope?
  • From "entropy" to The crying of Lot 49: Thomas Pynchon and the entropic end
  • Invented religions as sense-making systems in Kurt Vonnegut's novels
  • Science and technology in Kurt Vonnegut's novels
  • Surviving the end: apocalypse, evolution, and entropy in Bernard Malamud, Kurt Vonnegut, and Thomas Pynchon
  • Die Story is tot, es lebe die Story : von der Short Story über die Anti-Story zur Meta-Story der Gegenwart
  • Doctorow's "Criminals of perception," or what has happened to the historical novel
  • Universality vs. ethnocentricity, or, the literary canon in a multicultural society
  • Teaching American multiculturalism through stories about "growing up ethnic"
  • Bret Easton Ellis: from Less than zero (1985) to Imperial bedroom (2010)
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, "Empire State of mind": a new anthem to New York City?
  • Coming of age in the shadow of the Vietnam War: Sam Hughes's quest in Bobbie Ann Mason's In country (1985)
  • Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony (1977): universality versus ethnocentrism
  • Joe Leaphorn as a cultural mediator in Tony Hillerman's mysteries
  • Trouble in the house of fiction: Bernard Malamud's The tenants (1971)
  • A medieval crusader in twentieth-century New Orleans: John Kennedy Toole's A confederacy of dunces (1980)
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle's The tortilla curtain (1995): a case study in the genesis of Xenophobia.
This anthology brings together 21 of the more than 200 articles and essays published between 1977 and 2017 by Professor Peter Freese from the University of Paderborn, one of the most distinguished authorities on American literature and culture within Germany and beyond. Arranged in four broad thematic sections covering the "matters of America", the essays range widely across a vista of subjects, writers, concepts and contexts, from the evolution of the American Dream to the visions of end times as apocalypse or entropic decay, from the corrupt glitter of Hollywood to the ancient mysteries of mythic landscapes, from literary classics to hip hop. He convincingly shows how the study of arts, particularly literature, gives privileged access to the kaleidoscopic diversity of American society, opening up incomparable panoramas and fascinating insights. An indispensible aid to the scholar but also accessible to the general reader, these essays show how the study of America matters.
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xx, 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • An ad hoc navy: the Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
  • Establishing an American navy: the age of sail (1783-1809)
  • An American navy confirmed: the War of 1812
  • A constabulary navy: pirates, slavers, and manifest destiny (1820-1850)
  • Steam and iron: the Civil War navy (1850-1865)
  • The doldrums and the new navy (1865-1900)
  • A navy second to none: the U.S. Navy and World War I (1900-1939)
  • The two-ocean navy: the U.S. Navy in World War II (1939-1945)
  • Confronting the Soviets: the Cold War Navy (1945-1975)
  • U.S. Navy in the twenty-first century.
This brisk narrative charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution through its emergence as a global power amid the world wars of the twentieth century and finally to its current role as a superpower in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199394760 20180604
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164 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction-- 1 The Relationship between Presidency and Congress (Giuseppe Franco Ferrari)-- 2 Seeking the Balance: President Obama's Use of the Veto Power (Andrea Buratti)-- 3 Presidential Spending between Scylla and Charybdis: Interpretive Problems in US Federalism after King v. Burwell (Roberto Scarciglia)-- 4 The Obama Presidency and the Health Care Reform (Guerino D'Ignazio)-- 5 "Change We Can Believe In." The Case of President Obama's Appointments (Paolo Passaglia)-- 6 President Obama in the "Regular Disorder" of the Budget Process (Luigi Testa)-- 7 President Obama's Political Agenda and the Emphasis on Dissent within the Supreme Court (Roberto Toniatti)-- 8 Was There an Obama Doctrine? Some Preliminary Reflections on the Foreign Policy of Barack Obama (Mario Del Pero).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462368095 20180514
At the end of October 2016, Italy's Public Comparative and European Law Association (DPCE) in collaboration with the Consulate General of United States of America organised a congress in Milan entitled `The American Presidency after Barack Obama' about the evolution of the presidential role during Barack Obama's eight years in office. The seminars allowed Italian scholars to focus on the different profiles of the Presidency as a governmental institution. This volume is the outcome of that congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462368095 20180514
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ix, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical table, portraits ; 24 cm
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