the unfinished journey

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This popular classic text chronicles America's roller-coaster journey through the decades since World War II. Considering both the paradoxes and the possibilities of post-war America, Chafe portrays the significant cultural and political themes that have colored our country's past and present, including issues of race, class, gender, foreign policy, and economic and social reform. He examines such subjects as the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, the origins and the end of the Cold War, the culture of the 1970s, the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency, and the events of September 11th and their aftermath. In this edition, Chafe provides an insightful assessment of Clinton's legacy as president, particularly in light of his impeachment, and an entirely new chapter that examines the impact of two of America's most pivotal events of the twenty-first century: the 2000 presidential election turmoil and the September 11th terrorist attacks. Chafe puts forth an excellent account of George W. Bush's first year as president and also covers his subsequent role as a world leader following his administration's declared war on terrorism. The completely revised epilogue and updated bibliographic essay offer a compelling and controversial final commentary on America's past and its future. Brilliantly written by a prize-winning historian, the fifth edition of The Unfinished Journey is an essential text for all students of recent American history.

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Genre : History
Author : William H. Chafe
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2003
File : 596 Pages
ISBN-13 : 019515049X

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Inspired by love of country, her Italian heritage, and this nation’s ongoing quest to raise its children to aspire and achieve their greatest dreams, Jeanne Allen wrote An Unfinished Journey, which uniquely challenges us to think big about the education of our youth. The author—a well-known pioneer and veteran of education policy, politics, and culture—provides a compendium of powerful yet brief essays that will have parents, policy makers, and the general public both laughing and crying at the way the nation’s education institutions have developed or mishandled all that it takes to help children achieve their greatest potential. From musings on Columbus Day to how kids behave in school and from the role of parents to politicians, this book is a uniquely informative and instructive firsthand account of the people, policies, and players that have shaped American education and why it matters. Combining a fascinating personal story with political acumen from more than thirty years in the arena, Allen paves the road to finishing the journey to the American dream.

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Genre : Education
Author : Jeanne Allen
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2020-01-23
File : 236 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781796076073

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How does Dostoevsky’s fiction illuminate questions that are important to us today? What does the author have to say about memory and invention, the nature of evidence, and why we read? How did his readings of such writers as Rousseau, Maturin, and Dickens filter into his own novelistic consciousness? And what happens to a novel like Crime and Punishment when it is the subject of a classroom discussion or a conversation? In this original and wide-ranging book, Dostoevsky scholar Robin Feuer Miller approaches the author’s major works from a variety of angles and offers a new set of keys to understanding Dostoevsky’s world. Taking Dostoevsky’s own conversion as her point of departure, Miller explores themes of conversion and healing in his fiction, where spiritual and artistic transfigurations abound. She also addresses questions of literary influence, intertextuality, and the potency of what the author termed "ideas in the air.” For readers new to Dostoevsky’s writings as well as those deeply familiar with them, Miller offers lucid insights into his works and into their continuing power to engage readers in our own times.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Robin Feuer Miller
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2007
File : 242 Pages
ISBN-13 : 030012015X

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A prize-winning historian chronicles the outstanding progress and profound failures of postwar American life, from the economic boom of the 1950s to the conservative trends of the 1980s

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Genre : History
Author : William H. Chafe
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1991
File : 537 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0195066278

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A history textbook chronicling the rise of civilization 5000 years ago through the challenges and problems of the modern age.

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Genre : History
Author : Marvin Perry
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin School
Release : 1974
File : 768 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0395275636

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In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives—together forming "global governance"—bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur analyze the UN's role in addressing such knowledge, normative, policy, institutional, and compliance lapses. The UN's relationship to these five global governance gaps is explored through case studies of some of the most burning problems of our age, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises, development aid, climate change, human rights, and HIV/AIDS.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2010-04-23
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780253004154

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Translated For The First Time Into English, These Memoirs Talks Of How A Middle Class Woman Joined The Communist Movement In The 1930S When The Dream Of Socialism Was In The Air And The Young Shared It'. She Travelled Extensively, Mobilizing Women In Towns And Villages, Helping To Shape The Women'S Movement Of Her Times. She Rose To Become The Deputy Leader Of The Opposition In The West Bengal Legislative Assembly. Manikuntala Recounts A Story Of Fervour And Sacrifice, Of Bitter Feuds And Ultimate Self-Imposed Exile When The Communist Party Split And She Could Not Accept Either Faction.

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Genre : Communists
Author : Maṇikuntalā Sena
Publisher :
Release : 2001
File : 310 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015053531359

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History of Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN

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Author : Dwight Wade
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-10
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 0972638938

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'What has happened to her would have destroyed many people. She hasn't survived, she's triumphed.' - Ross Fitzgerald In a small Riverina township in the 1950s, an unmarried white woman entered hospital to give birth. Her baby was Aboriginal; the father's identity was unknown. The young mother checked herself out as soon as she could, leaving her newborn daughter behind. For Linda Burney, life began tough in the tiny NSW township of Whitton. Her birth had been a scandal and caused her to be mocked and reviled by some - yet she was also loved by the elderly relatives who took her in and quickly won friends and admiration. From these humble beginnings in country NSW, Linda grew to become a successful teacher, then a leader in a vital community organization, an inspiring political leader, Director General of a state department, and was an outstandingly successful minister in NSW government while her party crumbled around her. But while her professional life flourished, her personal world imploded, a victim of prolonged domestic violence, left unsupported to bring-up two children. Finally, the tragic illness and death of the man she has called 'the love of my life' and the debilitating illness of a child have not diminished her capacity for friendship, loyalty, and generosity. This is the story of a woman who has overcome extraordinary adversity to become a great leader in the Australian community, described by the author as 'the most remarkable woman I've ever met'.

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Genre : Aboriginal Australians
Author : Noel Beddoe
Publisher :
Release : 2015-01-15
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0987580280

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Political upheaval, kidnappings and expulsions provided the pattern of social conflict of the 1970s-80s; they convulsed the smallest country of Central America, pushing Dorys Lemus Valiente and her family across the Atlantic Ocean. This is her story.

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Genre : El Salvador
Author : Dorys Lemus Valiente
Publisher : Francim
Release : 2010-06
File : 388 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0956453201

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