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📒American Encounters ✍ Angela L. Miller
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : "Contextual in approch, this text draws on socio-economic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, and explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture. Thematically interrelating the visual arts to other material artifacts and cultural practices, the text examines how artists and architects produced artwork that visually expressed various social and political values."--Publisher's website.
📒American Encounters ✍ Peter C. Mancall
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : Newly expanded, the second edition of American Encounters provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date collection of scholarship on the Native American experience from European contact through the Removal Era. Retaining the hallmark essays from the celebrated first edition, the second edition contains thirteen new essays, emphasizing the most recent, noteworthy areas of inquiry, including gender relations, slavery and captivity, and the effects of Christianity on the course of native history. With each essay prefaced by helpful headnotes that highlight key concepts and draw connections among the essays, plus an expansive 'Further Readings' section, the second edition of American Encounters is an indispensable volume for both professors and students of early American history.
📒American Encounters ✍ José E. Limón
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : The idea of crossing the border between the United States and what award-winning anthropologist José Limón calls "Greater Mexico" has always conjured images of racial hostility and exclusion. Through literature, film, song, and dance, American Encounters explores an alternative history of attraction and desire between the U.S. and Greater Mexico, offering a vision of hope for the future.
📒American Encounters With Arabs ✍ William A. Rugh
📝American Encounters with Arabs Book Synopsis : Explores the attitudes held by typical Arabs toward America and Americans, the causes of those attitudes, and the ways in which U.S. government officials have conducted public diplomacy programs to try to deal with misunderstandings and misconceptions about U.S. policy, society, and culture.
📒American Encounters Art History And Cultural Identity ✍ CTI Reviews
📝American Encounters Art History and Cultural Identity Book Synopsis : Facts101 is your complete guide to American Encounters, Art, History, and Cultural Identity. In this book, you will learn topics such as Early Colonial Arts, 1632-1734, Late Colonial Encounters: The New World, Africa, Asia, and Europe, 173 ..., Art, Revolution, and The New Nation, 1776-1828, and The Body Politic, 1828-1865 plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
📒American Encounters ✍ Mukotani Rugyendo
📝American Encounters Book Synopsis : American Encounters by Mukotani Rugyendo As the author, with fifty other African public officials and professionals, lands at New York’s JFK International Airport to begin a five-week visit of America, he is nagged by the reality that his country is struggling to come to terms with itself, having just overthrown an eight-year military dictatorship that earned it the epithet ‘the killing field of Africa’ in international media. He is overwhelmed by the enormity of having to turn this image around and walk with his head high. Yet, with his sharp journalist’s eye, sensitivity of a creative writer and innate love for adventure, he succumbs to the alluring temptation to take a plunge and grasp the essence of the American experience. Rugyendo meets some of America’s iconic writers and theatre directors who recall their visits to Africa with contagious nostalgia; engages in controversial debates with academics and journalists who defend America fiercely as the epitome of freedom and liberty; and makes scary, fleeting visits to poor city neighborhoods where black youths with withdrawn, groggy or agitated faces tell a different story that hovers ominously. Amidst hair-raising tension and fear, Rugyendo witnesses his newfound actor-friend and a cab driver indulge in a drug-taking orgy; a smart and amiable airport limousine chauffer shocks him with a discrete question, ‘Do you have “the weed”?’; and street girls caress him into a love-like stupor and pick his pockets clean. As the plane returns him to Africa, Rugyendo is jolted out of his hazy and illusory ‘American dream,’ and gears himself to confront the rough-and-tumble of the unique challenges back home.
📒North American Encounters ✍ Dieter Meindl
📝North American Encounters Book Synopsis : These essays (in English except for four items in German and French) provide an intercultural perspective. They deal with such diverse aspects of North American (including Quebecois) literature. The continental context also pervades treatments of novels (featuring Indian wars, sentimentalism, the West, and modern pÃcaros), story cycles (e.g., Atwood's), and the long poem (Kroetsch).
📒Victorian Yankees At Queen Victoria S Court ✍ Stanley Weintraub
📝Victorian Yankees at Queen Victoria s Court Book Synopsis : Little seems to have changed since Victoria's day in the instant magnetism of British royalty across the Atlantic; yet for the first generations liberated by revolution, the British Isles and its sovereigns seemed as remote as the Moon. In the young nation, Americans who were little interested in the sons and daughters of their last king, George III, developed a love-hate relationship with Queen Victoria, his granddaughter, that lasted all her sixty-four years on the throne, ending only with her death in the first weeks of the last century. Victoria's long reign encompassed much of the time in which the young United States was growing up. The responses of Americans toward Victoria reveal not only what they thought of her (and her husband) as people and as monarchs, but reflect their own ambitions, confidence, smugness, insecurities and sense of loss. Parting from England brought a surge of pride, but it also carried with it an unanticipated price. American encounters with Victoria as person and as symbol evoke the costs of relinquishing a history, a tradition, a ceremonial texture. A professedly egalitarian society found itself instantly without some of the familiar associations it valued, and Americans recognized the deficiency. Often, as a matter of pride, they left that realization unspoken. Victorian Yankees at Queen Victoria's Court is, then, a selective lens into nineteenth-century America — an offbeat way to look at a people and a nation possessed with unruly energy and burgeoning into a wary greatness.
📒Mirror In The Shrine ✍ Robert A. Rosenstone
📝Mirror in the Shrine Book Synopsis : Based on the travels of Griffis, Morse, and Hearn in the late 1800s, these stories evoke the immediacy of daily experience in Meiji, Japan, a nation still feudal in many of its habits yet captivating to Westerners for its gentleness, beauty, and pure charm. Illustrated.
📒American Encounters ✍ Angela L. Miller
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📒Encounters Of The Spirit ✍ Richard W. Pointer
📝Encounters of the Spirit Book Synopsis : Historians have long been aware that the encounter with Europeans affected all aspects of Native American life. But were Indians the only ones changed by these cross-cultural meetings? Might the newcomers' ways, including their religious beliefs and practices, have also been altered amid their myriad contacts with native peoples? In Encounters of the Spirit, Richard W. Pointer takes up these intriguing questions in an innovative study of the religious encounter between Indians and Euro-Americans in early America. Exploring a series of episodes across the three centuries of the colonial era and stretching from New Spain to New France and the English settlements, he finds that the flow of cultural influence was more often reciprocal than unidirectional.
📒Traveling Between Worlds ✍ Thomas Adam
📝Traveling Between Worlds Book Synopsis : "This volume is an intriguing document for the new state of intercultural studies with regard to German-American history. Full of new discoveries in the realms of art collecting, poetry, women's standing, universities, social politics, and everyday life, the book illuminates the Atlantic not as the barrier but rather the bridge between the people of two nations. It sets clear parameters for the step from merely tracing cultural relations (and stereotypes) to an understanding of the transatlantic world as an ever-changing web of human interconnections. The essays complement each other in their reflection of both the ethnic traditions of the German-Americans and the intercultural encounters of the elites in the nineteenth century, raising new interest in the specifics of travels across the Atlantic and providing a new context to the much-debated facts of German emigration and American isolationism."--Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania "With their focus on the variety and processes of transatlantic cultural and intellectual exchange, most of the essays in the two volumes under review here do reflect a significant shift in perspective in German-American Studies, away from the filiopietistic, quaint, or contributionist vein to serious engagement with theoretical discourses that shape the broader field of German Studies today. The editors are to be congratulated for producing volumes that may in fact help to bring German-American Studies back into the mainstream of that field." ---H-Net Book Reviews, May 2008 Nineteenth-century Germans and Americans were linked by emigration and ongoing interaction and cultural exchanges. In "Traveling between Worlds," six authors explore the German-American relationship, focusing on the topics of travel, cultural interpretation, ideological and intellectual transfer, the immigrant experience, and German-American poetry. Contributors are: Christoph Mauch, Eberhard Bruning, John T. Walker, Thomas Adam, Gabriele Lingelbach, Andrew P. Yox, and Christiane Harzig.
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📒American Nations ✍ Frederick E. Hoxie
📝American Nations Book Synopsis : Twenty-three essays by academics consider the historical, cultural, religious and political circumstances of various Native American peoples.
📒Encounters With American Ethnic Cultures ✍ Philip L. Kilbride
📝Encounters with American Ethnic Cultures Book Synopsis : Includes material on African-Americans, Welsh-Americans, Irish-Americans, Ukrainian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Greek-Americans, Puerto Rican-Americans, and Cambodian-Americans.
📒American Encounters With Islam In The Atlantic World ✍ Nicole Waller
📝American Encounters with Islam in the Atlantic World Book Synopsis : This study explores American encounters with Islam from the colonial era to the present via narratives of captivity. Throughout American history, texts depicting Americans' captivity at the hands of Muslims have served to situate the American colonies and the American nation in an Atlantic context, creating cultural scripts that move beyond the scope of local histories to establish a mapping of the world into economic, political, religious, and racial spheres. 'American Encounters with Islam' traces the establishment of such scripts and examines how subsequent generations of Americans have adjusted or rewritten them to map their world and suit their political context. Texts include the autobiographical writings of Captain John Smith, letters and sermons by Cotton Mather, the political journal of James Leander Cathcart, Rick Bragg's book on the captivity of Jessica Lynch, and Diana Abu-Jaber's novel 'Crescent'.
📒American Encounters ✍ Gary E. Moulton
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📝Academic Listening Encounters American Studies Teacher s Manual Book Synopsis : Prepares students for listening, note-taking, classroom discussion, reading and writing on topics in American history and culture. Aimed at a secondary school audience.
📒Vietnamese American Encounters ✍ Marguerite Bich Nguyen
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📒Close Encounters Of Empire ✍ Gilbert Michael Joseph
📝Close Encounters of Empire Book Synopsis : A series of essays on encounters between Latin Americans and North Americans that offer a framework to determine how foreign people, ideas and institutions were received and appropriated in modern Latin America.
📒American Places ✍ William E. Leuchtenburg
📝American Places Book Synopsis : Twenty-eight eminent American historians share personal accounts of the places that bring history to life for them, from James M. McPherson writing about Gettysburg to Kevin Starr's visit to the Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood.