American Amnesia

American Amnesia Author Jacob S. Hacker
ISBN-10 9781451667837
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 464
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"A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned"--Front jacket flap.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia Author Joe Conason
ISBN-10 9781942448891
Release 2016-04-28
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Do you feel that your progressive views are being warped by conservative media? Are you worried that your liberal opinions are being stifled, and that you are alone in your political beliefs? You're not alone, and Joe Conason serves as a powerful democratic voice to stand up for his progressive politics, commenting on everything from religion and politics to the environment and climate change. This is a collection of the best of his columns from 2014.

An American Amnesia

An American Amnesia Author Bruce Herschensohn
ISBN-10 0825306329
Release 2010
Pages 180
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The author re-examines the actions taken by the 94th Congress and many American citizens which forced South Vietnam's surrender, bringing about an immense tragedy for Southeast Asians and haunting the American political landscape to this day.

Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction

Amnesia and Redress in Contemporary American Fiction Author M. Gauthier
ISBN-10 9780230337824
Release 2011-10-10
Pages 253
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This book shows how a political and cultural dynamic of amnesia and truth telling shapes literary constructions of history. Gauthier focuses on the works of Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Michelle Cliff, Bharati Mukherjee, and Julie Otsuka.

Legitimacy in the Modern State

Legitimacy in the Modern State Author John H. Schaar
ISBN-10 1412827485
Release 1981-01-01
Pages 359
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This analysis of the concept of authority in Western society constitutes a central work in political sociology and a fundamental critique of the process of modernization. Schaar proposes that legitimate authority is declining in the modern state. Law and order, in a very real sense, is the basic political issue of our time -- one that conservatives have understood with greater clarity than their liberal adversaries. Schaar sees what were once authoritative institutions and ideas yielding to technological and bureaucratic orders. The later brings physical comfort and a sense of collective power, but does not provide political liberty or moral autonomy. As a result, he argues, all modern states exhibiting this transformation of authority into technology are well advanced along the path of a crisis of legitimacy.

Giving Well Doing Good

Giving Well  Doing Good Author Amy A. Kass
ISBN-10 9780253219558
Release 2008-01
Pages 490
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A wide-ranging anthology on the goals of philanthropic gift giving

Censored 2013

Censored 2013 Author Mickey Huff
ISBN-10 9781609804237
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 464
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Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff--has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. Seven Stories Press has been publishing this yearbook since 1994, featuring the top stories listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories. Beyond the Top-25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a critical look at the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And in the Project Censored International section, the meaning of media democracy worldwide is explored in close association with Project Censored affiliates in universities and at media organizations all over the world. A perennial favorite of booksellers, teachers, and readers everywhere, Censored is one of the strongest life signs of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need--despite what Big Media tells us.

I m Feeling the Blues Right Now

I   m Feeling the Blues Right Now Author Stephen A. King
ISBN-10 1617030112
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 256
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In I’m Feeling the Blues Right Now: Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta, Stephen A. King reveals the strategies used by blues promoters and organizers in Mississippi, both African American and white, local and state, to attract the attention of tourists. In the process, he reveals how promotional materials portray the Delta's blues culture and its musicians. Those involved in selling the blues in Mississippi work to promote the music while often conveniently forgetting the state's historical record of racial and economic injustice. King's research includes numerous interviews with blues musicians and promoters, chambers of commerce, local and regional tourism entities, and members of the Mississippi Blues Commission. This book is the first critical account of Mississippi's blues tourism industry. From the late 1970s until 2000, Mississippi's blues tourism industry was fragmented, decentralized, and localized, as each community competed for tourist dollars. By 2003-2004, with the creation of the Mississippi Blues Commission, the promotion of the blues became more centralized as state government played an increasing role in promoting Mississippi's blues heritage. Blues tourism has the potential to generate new revenue in one of the poorest states in the country, repair the state's public image, and serve as a vehicle for racial reconciliation.

Lies Across America

Lies Across America Author James W. Loewen
ISBN-10 9781595586766
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 480
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In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.

To Be a Friend Is Fatal

To Be a Friend Is Fatal Author Kirk W. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781476710495
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 352
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This powerful portrait of the human aspect of war follows the author, the first USAID reconstruction coordinator in Fallujah, as he, recovering from trying to take his own life and PTSD after failing in Iraq, started The List Project to help the Iraqis who stepped forward to help find refuge in America. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.) 40,000 first printing.

The Collapse of Communism

The Collapse of Communism Author
ISBN-10 0817998136
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The Collapse of Communism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Collapse of Communism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Collapse of Communism book for free.

States of Emergency

States of Emergency Author Russ Castronovo
ISBN-10 9780807833407
Release 2009
Pages 203
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The contributors to this volume argue that for too long, inclusiveness has substituted for methodology in American studies scholarship. The ten original essays collected here call for a robust comparativism that is attuned theoretically to questions of bo

The Critical Reception of James Baldwin 1963 2010

The Critical Reception of James Baldwin  1963 2010 Author Conseula Francis
ISBN-10 9781571133250
Release 2014
Pages 174
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Examines the major divisions in criticism of this major African American writer, paying particular attention to the way each critical period defines Baldwin and his work for its own purposes.

Just Get Me There

Just Get Me There Author Daniel T. Bloom
ISBN-10 9781932966343
Release 2005
Pages 268
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Following the release of a Mobility article entitled "Where Have All the Elders Gone?," Daniel Bloom SCRP spent two years compiling a written history of the relocation industry. Just Get Me There takes the reader on a journey from the early days of the industry in the 1950's to the present day. Divided into four parts, the book looks at the journey through the years, the role of the real estate relocation departments, the evolution of the relocation policies, and the trends which will dictate whether the industry survives until the year 2020. Reviewed by some of the leaders of the industry, the preliminary response has been outstanding.

First Martyr of Liberty

First Martyr of Liberty Author Mitch Kachun
ISBN-10 9780199875726
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 304
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First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream of the American historical narrative. While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship. This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academic histories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered--variously as either a hero or a villain--and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Cultural Amnesia

Cultural Amnesia Author Stephen Bertman
ISBN-10 027596230X
Release 2000
Pages 176
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Explains how Americans' cultural forgetfulness is eating away at America's soul.

City Kids City Schools

City Kids  City Schools Author William Ayers
ISBN-10 9781595585608
Release 2008-08-12
Pages 384
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Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding. In the words of Sonia Nieto, City Kids, City Schools “challenge[s] the conventional wisdom of what it means to teach in urban schools.”