becoming america

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The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

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Genre : History
Author : David Henkin
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2014-01-06
File : 1056 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0073385638

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Butler's panoramic view of the American colonies after 1680 transforms the customary picture of pre-revolutionary America, revealing a strikingly "modern" character that belies the 18th century quaintness fixed in history. 21 halftones.

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Genre : History
Author : Jon Butler
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2001
File : 324 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0674006674

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The way we once learned history is now history. Developed for students and instructors of the twenty-first century, Becoming America excites learners by connecting history to their experience of contemporary life. You can’t travel back in time, but you can be transported, and Becoming America does so by expanding the traditional core of the U.S survey to include the most contemporary scholarship on cultural, technological, and environmental transformations. At the same time, the program transforms the student learning experience through innovative technology that is at the forefront of the digital revolution. As a result, the Becoming America program makes it easier for students to grasp both the distinctiveness and the familiarity of bygone eras, and to think in a historically focused way about the urgent questions of our times.

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Genre : History
Author : David Henkin
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2014-01-07
File : 544 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0077275616

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Wendy Kurant
Publisher :
Release : 2019
File : 838 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1940771625

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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 : Thomas J. Archdeacon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1984-03-01
File : 297 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780029009802

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Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.

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Genre : History
Author : Ilan Stavans
Publisher :
Release : 2009
File : 724 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1598530518

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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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Fariborz Ghadar
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-03-06
File : 200 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442228955

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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 : Larry D. Gragg
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2019-08-29
File : 290 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780806165851

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Publisher : MedicalSchoolReport.com
Release :
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780981220123

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Alixa Naff
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 1993
File : 376 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0809318962

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