The Black Power Movement

Author: Peniel E. Joseph
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136773401
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The Black Power Movement remains an enigma. Often misunderstood and ill-defined, this radical movement is now beginning to receive sustained and serious scholarly attention. Peniel Joseph has collected the freshest and most impressive list of contributors around to write original essays on the Black Power Movement. Taken together they provide a critical and much needed historical overview of the Black Power era. Offering important examples of undocumented histories of black liberation, this volume offers both powerful and poignant examples of 'Black Power Studies' scholarship.

The Emperor and the Peasant

Author: Kenneth Janda
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631182
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"A unique, eye-opening approach…the author performs an outstanding round-up of the existing literature on the Habsburg Monarchy, from the old classics like Wickham Steed to the latest."--Geoffrey Wawro, A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire "This wonderful book explores oft-neglected history and is enlivened by a family story that exemplifies the lives of many immigrants from Central Europe. Read it for vivid insight into a complex time still relevant today."--John Palka, author of My Slovakia, My Family "A unique, engaging account of World War I as seen through the eyes of both the Austro-Hungarian emperor and one of his Slovakian peasants--a fascinating read combining geopolitics, class, ethnicity, and personal history."--Bernard Tamas, Valdosta State University. There was more to World War I than the Western Front. This history juxtaposes the experiences of a monarch and a peasant on the Eastern Front. Franz Josef I, emperor of Austria-Hungary, was the first European leader to declare war in 1914 and was the first to commence firing. Samuel Mozolak was a Slovak laborer who sailed to New York--and fathered twins, taken as babies (and U.S. citizens) to his home village--before being drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army and killed in combat. The author interprets the views of the war of Franz Josef and his contemporaries Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II. Mozolak's story depicts the life of a peasant in an army staffed by aristocrats, and also illustrates the pattern of East European immigration to America.

Cengage Advantage Books The Challenge of Democracy Essentials American Government in Global Politics

Author: Kenneth Janda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832587
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now part of the Advantage Series, THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY, ESSENTIALS, offers the same quality coverage at a competitive price. (The Advantage Series Essentials version replaces the second edition of the Student Choice version.) This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values, the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate, and globalization’s effect on American politics. Extensively updated, this edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of the first two years of the Obama administration, coverage and analysis of the 2010 midterm election, and a retrospective of the Bush presidency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Management

Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305502213
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Prepare for management success with this engaging survey of modern management practice. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 10E, seamlessly integrates classic management principles with today's latest management ideas to create a current market-leading text that you will find captivating. Acclaimed authors Richard Daft and Dorothy Marcic cover management and entrepreneurial issues within small to midsize companies, where you are most likely to begin your career, as well as within larger global enterprises. You'll gain valuable insights into real contemporary business as you examine today's best management practices. This text helps you establish and build on practical skills with engaging examples and numerous skill-building and application exercises in every chapter. Using a streamlined format, this edition takes a close look at how change demands innovation and how innovation requires forward-thinking, flexible leaders and organizations. UNDERSTANDING MANAGEMENT, 10E, provides everything you need to become a successful manager who seizes business opportunities and leads change. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Americanism in the Twenty First Century

Author: Deborah J. Schildkraut
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949211X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores public opinion about being and becoming American, and its implications for contemporary immigration debates. It focuses on the causes and consequences of two aspects of American identity: how people define being American and whether people think of themselves primarily as American rather than as members of a panethnic or national origin group. Importantly, the book evaluates the claim – made by scholars and pundits alike – that all Americans should prioritize their American identity instead of an ethnic or national origin identity. It finds that national identity within American democracy can be a blessing or a curse. It can enhance participation, trust, and obligation. But it can be a curse when perceptions of deviation lead to threat and resentment. It can also be a curse for minorities who are attached to their American identity but also perceive discrimination.

There a Petal Silently Falls

Author: Yun Chʻoe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023114296X
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Presents three novellas in which traumatic events haunt each of the characters, including in "There a Petal Silently Falls," in which a woman self-destructs after the disappearance of her brother and the death of her mother.

Social Movements and American Political Institutions

Author: Anne N. Costain
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461642418
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume combines chapters by a distinguished group of social movement scholars, from both sociology and political science, who use perspectives ranging from political process theory to rational choice and collective action approaches to evaluate the functioning of institutions of American government and the public policies that they produce. A diverse group of movements and interests are featured: women, public interest, native America, the environment, the Christian Right, abortion, gay rights, and homelessness among them.

Paradox

Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307986802
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes. Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense. These we call paradoxes. The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds. For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time? Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs? And how can a person be ten years older than his twin? With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle. Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic. In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge. Paradox is mind-expanding fun.