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America
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publisher: Verso
Release Date: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780860919780
Pages: 129 pages

America Book Summary : In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.

In America
Author: Maxim Gorky
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Release Date: 2001-03
ISBN 10: 089875304X
Pages: 152 pages

In America Book Summary : Born "Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov" on March 16, 1868, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - later renamed in his honor - Maxim Gorky would learn early the harsh lessons of life. He spent his early childhood in Astrakhan where his father worked as a shipping agent, but when the boy was only five years old, his father died, and he was sent to live with his maternal grandparents. This was not a happy time for the young Gorky as conditions were poor and often violent. At the age of eight, the boy's grandfather forced him to quit school and apprenticed him to several tradesmen including a shoemaker and an icon painter. Fortunately, Gorky also worked as a dishwasher on a Volga steamer where a friendly cook taught him to read, and literature soon became his passion.

Population Health in America
Author: Robert A. Hummer,Erin R. Hamilton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 0520965299
Pages: 280 pages

Population Health in America Book Summary : In this engaging and accessibly written book, Population Health in America weaves demographic data with social theory and research to help students understand health patterns and trends in the U.S. population. While life expectancy was estimated to be just 37 years in the United States in 1870, today it is more than twice as long, at over 78 years. Yet today, life expectancy in the U.S. lags behind almost all other wealthy countries. Within the U.S., there are substantial social inequalities in health and mortality: women live longer but less healthier lives than men; African Americans and Native Americans live far shorter lives than Asian Americans and White Americans; and socioeconomic inequalities in health have been widening over the past 20 years. What accounts for these population health patterns and trends? Inviting students to delve into population health trends and disparities, demographers Robert Hummer and Erin Hamilton provide an easily understandable historical and contemporary portrait of U.S. population health. Perfect for courses such as population health, medical or health sociology, social epidemiology, health disparities, demography, and others, as well as for academic researchers and lay persons interested in better understanding the overall health of the country, Population Health in America also challenges students, academics, and the public to understand current health policy priorities and to ask whether considerably different directions are needed.

Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Arthur Goldhammer
Publisher: Library of America
Release Date: 2004
ISBN 10: 1931082545
Pages: 941 pages

Democracy in America Book Summary : An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government, in a clear new translation of the nineteenth-century classic.

America (the Book)
Author: Jon Stewart,Ben Karlin,David Javerbaum
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Release Date: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780446532686
Pages: 242 pages

America (the Book) Book Summary : The host of the award-winning humorous news program offers tongue-in-cheek insight into American democracy with coverage of such topics as the republican qualities of ancient Rome, the antics of our nation's founders, and the ludicrous nature of today's media.

Medievalism in North America
Author: Kathleen Verduin
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Release Date: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780859914178
Pages: 238 pages

Medievalism in North America Book Summary : Studies on the influence of the middle ages, and in particular the Arthurian legends, on the culture of North America.

The Motel in America
Author: John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle,Jefferson S. Rogers
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2002-04
ISBN 10: 9780801869181
Pages: 387 pages

The Motel in America Book Summary : In the second volume of the acclaimed "Gas, Food, Lodging" trilogy, authors John Jakle, Keith Sculle, and Jefferson Rogers take an informative, entertaining, and comprehensive look at the history of the motel. From the introduction of roadside tent camps and motor cabins in the 1910s to the wonderfully kitschy motels of the 1950s that line older roads and today's comfortable but anonymous chains that lure drivers off the interstate, Americans and their cars have found places to stay on their travels. Motels were more than just places to sleep, however. They were the places where many Americans saw their first color television, used their first coffee maker, and walked on their first shag carpet. Illustrated with more than 230 photographs, postcards, maps, and drawings, The Motel in America details the development of the motel as a commercial enterprise, its imaginative architectural expressions, and its evolution within the place-product-packaging concept along America's highways. As an integral part of America's landscape and culture, the motel finally receives the in-depth attention it deserves.

America's Strategy in World Politics
Author: Nicholas John Spykman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release Date: 1966
ISBN 10: 9781412817141
Pages: 500 pages

America's Strategy in World Politics Book Summary : Less than a year after the United States entered the Second World War, Nicholas Spykman wrote a book that placed the war effort in the broader context of the 1940s global balance of power. In America's Strategy in World Politics, Spykman examined world politics from a realist geopolitical perspective. The United States, he explained, was fighting for its very survival as an independent country because the conquests of Germany and Japan raised the specter of our geopolitical encirclement by hostile forces controlling the power centers of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman warned that the United States could not safely retreat to a defensive position in the Western Hemisphere. Spykman looked beyond the immediate strategic requirements of the Second World War, envisioning a postwar world in which the United States would help shape the global balance of power to meet its security needs. Even though Soviet Russia was our wartime ally, Spykman recognized that a geopolitically unbalanced Soviet Union could threaten to upset the postwar balance of power and thereby endanger U.S. security. Spykman also foresaw the rise of China in postwar Asia, and the likely need for the United States to ally itself with Japan to balance China's power. He also recognized that the Middle East would play a pivotal role in the postwar world. Spykman influenced American postwar statesmen and strategists. During the Cold War, the U.S. sought to deny the Soviet Union political control of Western Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. Spykman's geopolitical vision of U.S. security, supported by a balanced Eurasian land mass, coupled with his focus on power as the governing force in international relations, makes America's Strategy in World Politics relevant to the twenty-first century.

Colonial Latin America
Author: Kenneth R. Mills,William B. Taylor,Sandra Lauderdale Graham
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780842029971
Pages: 434 pages

Colonial Latin America Book Summary : Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which have been translated and presented originally for this collection.

Making Sense of America
Author: Herbert J. Gans
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780847690411
Pages: 361 pages

Making Sense of America Book Summary : For four decades, Herbert J. Gans has been one of the leading sociologists in the United States. His writing on American communities, culture, and ethnicity have been widely read here and elsewhere, and his incisive analyses of antipoverty policy and other social policies have been influential in many policy analysis offices and government agencies. This new collection of Gans's scholarly and other writings, including excerpts from his most prominent ethnographic books, The Urban Villagers, The Levittowners, and Deciding What's News, will be a thought-provoking resource for social scientists, students, and all those who care about America.

Food in Colonial and Federal America
Author: Sandra Louise Oliver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780313329883
Pages: 230 pages

Food in Colonial and Federal America Book Summary : The success of the new settlements in what is now the United States depended on food. This book tells about the bounty that was here and how Europeans forged a society and culture, beginning with help from the Indians and eventually incorporating influences from African slaves. They developed regional food habits with the food they brought with them, what they found here, and what they traded for all around the globe. Their daily life is illuminated through descriptions of the typical meals, holidays, and special occasions, as well as their kitchens, cooking utensils, and cooking methods over an open hearth. Readers will also learn how they kept healthy and how their food choices reflected their spiritual beliefs. This thorough overview endeavors to cover all the regions settled during the Colonial and Federal. It also discusses each immigrant group in turn, with attention also given to Indian and slave contributions. The content is integral for U.S. history standards in many ways, such as illuminating the settlement and adaptation of the European settlers, the European struggle for control of North America, relations between the settlers from different European countries, and changes in Native American society resulting from settlements.

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780521245173
Pages: 970 pages

The Cambridge History of Latin America Book Summary : Essays discuss Latin American societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, changing economic conditions, and historical developments in each country

The History of America
Author: William Robertson
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1777
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

The History of America Book Summary :

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Herbert S. Klein Professor of History Columbia University
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1986-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780195345391
Pages: 325 pages

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Summary : A leading authority on Latin American slavery has produced a major and original work on the subject. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and the urban experience, the book brings together the recent findings on demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. The book also sheds new light on the processes of accomodation and rebellion and the experience of emancipation. Klein first traces the evolution of slavery and forced labor systems in Europe, Africa, and America, and then depicts the life and culture which some twelve million slaves transported from Africa over five centuries experiences in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Particular emphasis is on the evolution of the sugar plantation economy, the single largest user of African slave labor. The book examines attempts of the African and American-born slaves to create a viable and autonomous culture, including their adaption of European languages, religions, and even kinship systems to their own needs. Klein also describes the type and intensity of slave rebellions. Finally the book considers the important and differing role of the "free colored" under slavery, noting the unique situation of the Brazilian free colored as well as the unusual mobility of the free colored in the French West Indies. The book concludes with a look at the post-emancipation integration patterns in the different societies, analyzing the relative success of the ex-slaves in obtaining control over land and escaping from the old plantation regimes.

Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America
Author: Roland H. Ebel,Ray Taras,James D. Cochrane
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1991-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791406045
Pages: 230 pages

Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America Book Summary : This book explores the impact of Latin America's political culture on the international politics of the region. It offers a general account of traditional Iberian political culture while examining how relations among states in the hemisphere -- where the United States has been the central actor -- have evolved over time. The authors assess the degree of consistency between domestic and international political behavior. The assessments are supported by case studies.